Ivan Čabrinović

Ivan Čabrinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Иван Чабриновић; born 1939) is a Serbian former football manager and player.

Ivan Čabrinović
Personal information
Full name Ivan Čabrinović
Date of birth 1939
Place of birth Kragujevac, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Radnički Kragujevac
Managerial career
1974–1983 Galenika Zemun
1988 Yugoslav Olympic (assistant)
1990 Yugoslavia (assistant)
1990 Yugoslavia U21
1992 Yugoslavia
1994 Bahrain
1995 Tosu Futures
club in Kuwait
club in Algeria
club in Bahrain
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Born in Kragujevac, he played with local side FK Radnički Kragujevac before signing with Yugoslav club FK Partizan in winter-break of 1967–68 Yugoslav First League season.[1] He made six appearances and scored three goals until the end of the season with Partizan.[2] Aged 27 he had a major leg injury that ended his career.[3]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring, he found himself notoriety as coach. He coached the Yugoslav team at the Universiade in Zagreb, the Yugoslav amateur national team, and the Yugoslav team at the Mediterranean Games.[3] With the U-21 Yugoslav team he won silver at the UEFA European Championship when they lost against the Soviet Union in Sevastopol and then he was with the main Yugoslav team when the country got disqualified due to UN economic sanctions imposed due to the Yugoslav wars.

Then, he coached Bahrain on their 1994 Asian Games and Gulf tournaments, and also worked at club level in Japan, Kuwait, Algeria and Bahrain.[3] However, it all started when he got his coaching license and was brought by FK Zemun to replace Stjepan Bobek in a time when the club had fallen to the Serbian Republic League, what was a third level at backthen Yugoslav league system. He stayed in Zemun 9 years and brought Zemun back to the top of Yugoslav football.[3]


  1. ^ Ivan Cabrinovic at Worldfootball.net
  2. ^ Ivan Cabrinovic listed at all-time players at FK Partizan official website, Retrieved 22 May 2020 (in Serbian)
  3. ^ a b c d Čabrinović pobegao od Partizana, ali i od Zvezde at novosti.rs, 20 November 2016, Retrieved 22 May 2020 (in Serbian)