Ivan Hlevnjak

Ivan Hlevnjak (28 April 1944 – 28 November 2015) was a Croatian midfielder who played for Yugoslavia.

Ivan Hlevnjak
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-04-28)28 April 1944
Place of birth El Shatt, Kingdom of Egypt
Date of death 28 November 2015(2015-11-28) (aged 71)
Place of death Split, Croatia
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1973 Hajduk Split 310 (72)
1973–1975 RC Strasbourg 52 (9)
1975–1979 SAS Épinal 115 (26)
1980–81 Philadelphia Fever (indoor)
National team
Yugoslavia U-21 3 (0)
1969–1970 Yugoslavia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born during Second World War in El Shatt refugee camp in the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, after war he returned to his fatherlands home country, Yugoslavia, and began playing football in the youth teams of Hajduk Split. He debuted for Hajduk senior team in the season 1962–63 and played in the club until 1973 making a total of 665 appearances and scoring 237 goals with Hajduk. After leaving Hajduk he moved to France and played with Ligue 1 side RC Strasbourg (1973–1975) and Ligue 2 side SAS Épinal (1975–1979). Later he played indoor soccer in the United States with Philadelphia Fever in the season 1980–81.[1]

Besides 3 appearances for the Yugoslav U-21 team,[1] he made 3 appearances for the Yugoslav main team.[2][3]


External linksEdit

  • Profile at racingstub.com (in French)