Goran Sablić

Goran Sablić (born 4 August 1979) is a Croatian professional football manager and former player who is the current manager of Bosnian Premier League club Sarajevo.

Goran Sablić
Goran Sablić.jpeg
Sablić playing for Dynamo Kyiv in 2009
Personal information
Full name Goran Sablić
Date of birth (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 41)
Place of birth Sinj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Sarajevo (manager)
Youth career
1987–1994 Junak Sinj
1994–1998 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Hajduk Split 81 (3)
2002–2010 Dynamo Kyiv 52 (2)
2007–2008Hajduk Split (loan) 16 (0)
Total 149 (5)
National team
2002–2006 Croatia 5 (0)
Teams managed
2013 Split (caretaker)
2015–2016 Split
2017–2018 Široki Brijeg
2018–2019 Sheriff Tiraspol
2020–2021 Hajduk Split II
2021– Sarajevo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He spent most of his career in Croatia, playing for Hajduk Split and has also played for Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv. Sablić has had two spells as manager of RNK Split, he was once the manager of Bosnian Premier League club Široki Brijeg and also managed Moldovan First League club Sheriff Tiraspol. From 2020 until 2021, he was the manager of Hajduk's reserves and youth team. Since June 2021, Sablić has been the manager of Sarajevo in the Bosnian Premier League.

Club careerEdit

Sablić started his career in Junak Sinj after coming from the club's youth academy. He won the Croatian championship in 2001 and the Croatian Cup in 2000 with Hajduk Split.

He then signed a four-year contract with Dynamo Kyiv on 12 August 2002. With Dynamo Kyiv, Sablić won the Ukrainian Premier League in 2003, 2004 and 2009. He also won the Ukrainian Cup in 2003, 2005 and 2006. After many injury problems, he agreed to go on a loan to reach his previous form. On 30 July 2007, Dynamo Kyiv agreed to loan Sablić to his former club Hajduk for one year. In 2008, he returned to Dynamo and in 2010 he left the club and retired from football.

International careerEdit

Sablić made 5 appearances for the Croatia national team between 2002 and 2006.

Managerial careerEdit

SplitEdit

In May 2013, Sablić became the new manager of RNK Split, but after three matches he was sacked. He was once more manager of Split between 2015 and 2016.

Široki BrijegEdit

During January 2017, Sablić was named the new manager of Bosnian Premier League club Široki Brijeg. In his first season, he guided the club to win the 2016–17 Bosnian Cup. In his second season with Široki, the club finished on 4th place in the 2017–18 Bosnian Premier League and made it to the quarterfinals of the 2017–18 Bosnian Cup where they got eliminated by eventual winners Željezničar. Sablić left the club after the end of the 2017–18 season.

Sheriff TiraspolEdit

On 7 June 2018, Sablić was appointed manager of Moldovan First League club Sheriff Tiraspol with whom in his first season as manager, won the Moldovan Championship three games before the end of the season.[1] On 27 April 2019, after a 1–0 away league loss against Petrocub Hîncești, he unexpectedly resigned even though Sheriff at the time were on 1st place in the league.[2]

Hajduk Split IIEdit

On 15 December 2020, Sablić was announced as the new manager of Hajduk Split II, the Hajduk Split reserves and youth team.[3]

SarajevoEdit

On 12 June 2021, Sablić became the new manager of Sarajevo, thus returning to manage in the Bosnian Premier League.[4]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Hajduk Split

Dynamo Kyiv

ManagerEdit

Široki Brijeg

Sheriff Tiraspol

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New head coach". fc-sheriff.com. FC Sheriff Tiraspol. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2018.
  2. ^ S. Mlaćo (27 April 2019). "Sablić i društvo s liderske pozicije napustili klupu Sheriffa" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba.
  3. ^ S. Mlaćo (15 December 2020). "Goran Sablić pronašao novi angažman" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  4. ^ H.H. (12 June 2021). "Goran Sablić imenovan za novog trenera FK Sarajevo" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 12 June 2021.

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