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Ismet Štilić (born 31 July 1960) is a retired Bosnian footballer who played as a midfielder. He is also a football coach.

Ismet Štilić
Personal information
Full name Ismet Štilić
Date of birth (1960-07-31) July 31, 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Tuzla, Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Sloboda Tuzla 32 (0)
1985 Rudar Prijedor 17 (6)
1985–1987 Novi Sad 27 (1)
1987–1991 Željezničar 71 (3)
1991–1992 União Madeira 17 (0)
1992–1994 Leça 61 (12)
1994–1995 Dragões Sandinenses 31 (2)
Total 256 (24)
Teams managed
2004 Željezničar (assistant)
2004–2005 Željezničar (caretaker)
2018 Željezničar (assistant)
2018 Željezničar (caretaker)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

Štilić began his 14-year professional career with hometown club FK Sloboda Tuzla, making his debuts with the first team in 1981. He also played one season for FK Rudar Prijedor and two for FK Novi Sad before making a move to FK Željezničar.

After four years with the Sarajevo-based team, Štilić moved abroad, where he remained until his retirement. He started with União da Madeira, appearing in only 17 games in one 1/2 top division seasons combined, then scoring 10 goals with Leça F.C. as the club promoted from the third level; he returned to that level in 1994, appearing for Sport Clube Dragões Sandinenses and retiring at the age of 35.

Coaching careerEdit

Štilić began working as a coach with former team Željezničar, first with the youth sides then as an assistant to Jiří Plíšek. In early November 2004, Plíšek was sacked and Štilić was appointed as his replacement,[1] going on to act as caretaker for several matches, and eventually returning to the youth team.

On 29 October 2018 Štilić was once again named the assistant coach at Željezničar. From 27 November 2018 to 31 December 2018 Štilić and other Željezničar assistant coach Adin Mulaosmanović were both dual-caretaker managers of the club after Milomir Odović left that position. Both stayed on that position until the club found a new manager which was Amar Osim.[2][3] He left Željezničar on 31 December 2018.

Personal lifeEdit

Štilić's son, Semir, is also a footballer and a midfielder. He too played for Željezničar. He also played in Lech Poznań for several seasons, as well as the Bosnia and Herzegovina national football team.


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