Mile Isaković

Mile Isaković (Serbian Cyrillic: Миле Исаковић; born 17 January 1958) is a Serbian handball coach and former player who competed for Yugoslavia in the 1980 Summer Olympics and in the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Mile Isaković
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Isaković in 2012
Personal information
Full name Mile Isaković
Born (1958-01-17) 17 January 1958 (age 63)
Šabac, FPR Yugoslavia
Nationality Serbian
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Left wing
Youth career
Years Team
1973–1975
Metaloplastika
Senior clubs
Years Team
1975–1986
Metaloplastika
1986–1987
TSV Milbertshofen
1987–1988
Metaloplastika
1988–1991
US Créteil
1993
OM Vitrolles
National team
Years Team
1978–1990
Yugoslavia
Teams managed
1991–1995
OM Vitrolles
2004–2005
Hypo Niederösterreich
2005–2006
Secchia
2006–2008
US Créteil

Club careerEdit

Born in Šabac, Isaković started out at his hometown club Metaloplastika. He would become the club's all-time top scorer, helping them win six Yugoslav Championships (1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, and 1987–88), four Yugoslav Cups (1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84, and 1985–86), and two successive European Cups (1984–85 and 1985–86).[1] In 1988, Isaković went abroad to France and spent three seasons with US Créteil.

International careerEdit

At international level, Isaković represented Yugoslavia for over a decade. He was an instrumental member of the team that won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Subsequently, Isaković helped Yugoslavia win the gold medal at the 1986 World Championship.

Coaching careerEdit

In 1991, Isaković started his coaching career at French club OM Vitrolles. He led the team to victory in the 1993 Cup Winners' Cup. Later on, Isaković served as head coach of Austrian women's team Hypo Niederösterreich (2004–05)[2] and Italian men's team Secchia (2005–06).[3] He would spend the next two seasons at the helm of his former club US Créteil.[4]

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Metaloplastika
US Créteil

CoachEdit

OM Vitrolles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kako je Šapčanin Mile Isaković postao zvezda srpskog rukometa" (in Serbian). distrikt.rs. 17 January 2018. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Rücktritt im Handball-Lager: Trainer Mile Isakovic verlässt Hypo Niederösterreich" (in German). news.at. 25 February 2005. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Annuario 2005/06" (in Italian). figh.it. Retrieved 9 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Créteil rappelle la star Isakovic" (in French). leparisien.fr. 7 July 2006. Retrieved 9 October 2020.

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