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Mladen Pralija (born 28 January 1959 in Šibenik) is a retired Croatian footballer who played as a goalkeeper.[1]

Mladen Pralija
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-01-28) 28 January 1959 (age 60)
Place of birth Šibenik, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Hajduk Split
1978–1979 RNK Split 48 (0)
1979–1982 Hajduk Split 10
1982–1985 Šibenik 120 (0)
1986–1987 Hajduk Split 31 (0)
1987 Hamburger SV 20 (0)
1988 Čelik Zenica 4 (0)
1988–1992 Hajduk Split 69 (0)
1992 Pazinka 4 (0)
1992–1993 Toronto Croatia 50 (0)
Teams managed
1993 Toronto Croatia
1993–1999 Hajduk Split (assistant)
1999 Singapore Armed Forces
2000–2003 Hajduk Split
2004–2006 Hajduk Split
2006 Toronto Croatia
2008 Luch-Energiya
2010 Istra 1961
2010–2012 Croatia assistant coach EURO Poland- Ukraine
2012 Lokomotiv Moscow
2013–2014 Croatia U19 (assistant)
2014–2015 RNK Split
2015–2016 Sheriff Tiraspol
2017 FC Apolon Smyrnis Greece
2018 Hajduk Split
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Pralija began his career in the Yugoslav First League with HNK Hajduk Split in 1977.[2] He made his club debut on November 11, 1981 against NK Napredak. He also had stints with RNK Split, HNK Šibenik, and NK Čelik Zenica. In 1987, he played abroad in the Bundesliga with Hamburger SV.[3][4] After the formation of the Croatian First Football League he played with NK Pazinka.[5] He played abroad once more in 1992 in the National Soccer League with Toronto Croatia.[6]

After his retirement from competitive football he made the transition to a football manager. In 1999, he managed the Singapore Armed Forces FC in the S.League. There he achieved the Singapore Cup for the team.[7] In 2018, he was appointed assistant manager under Zoran Vulić for Hajduk Split in the Croatian First Football League.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mladen Pralija". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Players database • HNK Hajduk Split". hajduk.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Mladen Pralija - 1987/1988". Fussballdaten. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. ^ Laux, Alexander (20 June 2013). "Transfer-Flops: Der größte Fliegenfänger der Liga spielte beim HSV". DIE WELT. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Mladen Pralija". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ "CANADA, 1994".
  7. ^ happy. "S-league: Facts & Figures". Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  8. ^ SC. "Zoran Vulić službeno trener Hajduka, Mladen Pralija i Mario Carević pomoćnici - SportCom.hr" (in Croatian). Retrieved 9 September 2018.

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