Goran Sablić (born 4 August 1979) is a Croatian football manager and former player.

Goran Sablić
Goran Sablić.jpeg
Sablić playing for Dynamo Kyiv
Personal information
Full name Goran Sablić
Date of birth (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 40)
Place of birth Sinj, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender
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
* 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 most recently he managed Moldovan First League club Sheriff Tiraspol.

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 signed a four-year contract with Dynamo Kyiv on 12 August 2002. With Dynamo Kyiv, Sablić won the Ukrainian Premier League championships 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 Goran to his former club Hajduk Split 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 Croatian national football team between 2002 and 2006.

Managerial careerEdit

SplitEdit

In May 2013 he became the 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 NK 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 Sarajevo. He left the club after the end of the season to join Moldovan First League club Sheriff Tiraspol.

Sheriff TiraspolEdit

On 7 June 2018, Sablić was appointed manager of 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, Sablić unexpectedly resigned even though Sheriff at the time were on 1st place in the league.[2]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

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. Retrieved 27 April 2019.

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