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Faruk Hadžibegić (born 7 October 1957) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian former footballer and current manager.

Faruk Hadžibegić
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Hadžibegić as Valenciennes head coach in July 2016
Personal information
Full name Faruk Hadžibegić
Date of birth (1957-10-07) 7 October 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Sweeper (Defender)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1985 Sarajevo 241 (25)
1985–1987 Real Betis 75 (8)
1987–1994 Sochaux 242 (16)
1994–1995 Toulouse 8 (0)
Total 566 (49)
National team
1982–1992 Yugoslavia 61 (6)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Sochaux
1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2000 Real Betis
2002–2003 Troyes
2005 Gaziantepspor
2006 Diyarbakırspor
2006 Denizlispor
2007 Chamois Niortais
2008–2009 Dijon
2009–2010 Bastia
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon
2016–2017 Valenciennes
2018–2019 Red Star
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

During his career he played for FK Sarajevo, Real Betis, FC Sochaux and Toulouse FC. With Sarajevo he won the 1984–85 Yugoslav First League.

International careerEdit

Hadžibegić is the second most-capped Bosnian player and fifth overall most-capped player for the Yugoslav national team (61 caps) - first being Zlatko Vujović, who is second overall (70 caps).[1] Hadžibegić was also a participant in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy for Yugoslavia, appearing in all five of his team's matches and took one of three missed penalties against Argentina, other two being Dragan Stojković and Dragoljub Brnović. Yugoslavia went on to face Argentina in the quarter-finals, where after a 0–0 draw in regulation and extra time, elimination was decided on penalty kicks, with Stojković, Brnović and Hadžibegić missing an opportunity to score from a penalty, as Stojković missed the first completely, while Sergio Goycochea stopped fourth by Brnović and final attempt by Hadžibegić, thus sending the Yugoslav team home. [2] Hadžibegić featured regularly and played his last match for Yugoslavia in 1992, in qualifications for UEFA Euro 1992.

Coaching careerEdit

He began his coaching career with his former club Sochaux with whom he gained promotion to Ligue 1 in 1997. He was then manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2000, he took over Betis, with whom he gained promotion to La Liga in 2001. He came back to France with Troyes before stints in Turkey with Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakırspor and Denizlispor. He then joined Niort. He was named the manager of Dijon FCO in January 2008, but was released in June 2009.[3] On 9 December 2009 after firing coach Philippe Anziani,[4] SC Bastia named Hadžibegić as the club's new manager.[5] He left the club in 2010. From 2010 to 2011 he managed AC Arles-Avignon and from 2016 to 2017 Valenciennes FC.

In October 2018, he replaced Régis Brouard as the Red Star F.C. manager in the French second tier.[6] On 25 March 2019, after making a series of bad results, Hadžibegić left Red Star.[7]



  • Gigi Riva (2016). L’ultimo rigore di Faruk. Una storia di calcio e di guerra [The Faruk's last penalty. A story about football and war] (in Italian). Palermo: Sellerio. ISBN 8838935645.


  1. ^ Yugoslavia national football team#Most capped players
  2. ^ Wilson, Jonathan (1 July 2010). "Osim recalls what might have been for a brilliant Yugoslavia in 1990". Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ Dijon : Faruk Hadzibegic s'explique
  4. ^ Hadzibegic remplace Padovani
  5. ^ Accord trouvé avec Faruk Hadzibegic
  6. ^ Rédaction. "Red Star : Faruk Hadzibegic remplace Régis Brouard". L'ÉQUIPE (in French). Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  7. ^ E. Čaušević (25 March 2019). "Faruk Hadžibegić više nije trener Red Stara" (in Bosnian). Retrieved 25 March 2019.

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