|Full name||Blaž Slišković|
|Date of birth||30 May 1959|
|Place of birth||Mostar, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 9 1⁄2 in)|
|1993||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3||(0)|
|2000–2002||Bosnia and Herzegovina (assistant)|
|2002–2006||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|2010–2011||Unirea Alba Iulia|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
He was capped for Yugoslavia in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After retiring from playing, Slišković became a successful coach.
During his time Slišković was considered one of the most technically gifted players of his generation. In 1985, he was named the Yugoslav Footballer of the Year.
He had the most success while playing for FK Velež Mostar and for HNK Hajduk Split. With Velež he won the 1980–81 Yugoslav Cup and the 1980–81 Balkans Cup, while with Hajduk won the 1983–84 Yugoslav Cup and was also part of the Hajduk team that made it all the way to the semi-finals of the 1983–84 UEFA Cup.
Slišković was most famous while playing for French Ligue 1 club Marseille. Even though he played only one season for the club, he showed what an unbelievable player he was and showed what a great football technician can do with a ball. After Marseille, he played in Italy for Pescara, before returning to France and playing for RC Lens, FC Mulhouse and Rennes. In 1992, he returned to Italy and came back to Pescara.
In 1993, Slišković left Italy and joined Croatian club NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac, where he stayed until 1995. Finally, in 1996 he joined Bosnian club HŠK Zrinjski Mostar, where he eventually finished his career in 1997 at the age of 38.
Although most experts expected him to create a great international career, he was only capped 26 times for Yugoslavia. He scored 3 goals in the process.
He was prevented from playing in the 1982 FIFA World Cup due to an injury sustained in the second half during a 1981–82 Yugoslav First League match between OFK Belgrade and Hajduk Split. He then lost his place in the UEFA Euro 1984 Yugoslav squad after allegedly a Yugoslav-printed newspaper journalist quoted Slišković incorrectly after an interview after the friendly game between Yugoslavia and Switzerland (0–2) and caused the national team coach to drop him from the squad.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit
Right after ending his playing career, Slišković became the new manager of NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac in 1997. He managed Dragovoljac until 1998, after which he joined HŠK Zrinjski Mostar. In January 1999, Slišković joined NK Brotnjo and won the Herzeg-Bosnia Cup with the club in May of that same year.
In the winter of 2000, he left Brotnjo and became an assistant manager to Mišo Smajlović in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team. Slišković became the head coach of the national team in March 2002, after Smajlović left the team in October 2001. Slišković stayed as the head coach until 2006. In 2004, he won the award "Best Bosnia and Herzegovina Coach" by Dnevni Avaz.
From April to June 2015, he once again managed Široki Brijeg.
On March 2017 Slišković took the head coaching position at Zrinjski Mostar for the third time in his career as a manager, and he led the team to win the national league for the 2016–17 season. In the 2017–18 season Slišković won his second Bosnia and Herzegovina league trophy in a row. After winning two league trophies, Slišković left Zrinjski, but after the sacking of, at that time head coach, Ante Miše the club asked Slišković to return, he agreed and since then, for a fourth time in his coaching career, he has been managing the team.
On 7 June 2019, it was announced that Slišković did not come to an agreement with the board of directors of Zrinjski on a contract extension and that he was leaving the club.
His son Vladimir is also football coach, most recently coaching Chinese club Hunan Billows F.C. in the season 2017.
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