Nedžat Šabani

Nedžat Šabani (Macedonian: Неџат Шабани (born 11 November 1963[1]) is a Macedonian football manager and former striker.

Nedžat Šabani
Personal information
Full name Nexhat Shabani
Date of birth (1963-11-11) 11 November 1963 (age 56)
Place of birth SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1984 Vardar 1 (0)
1984–1985 Liria 18 (4)
1985–1987 Belasica 48 (19)
1987–1989 Proleter Zrenjanin 15 (0)
1989–1991 Metalurg Skopje
1992–1993 Sarıyer 9 (4)
1993–1994 Kayserispor 13 (3)
Teams managed
2003–2006 Sloga Jugomagnat(assistant)
2007 Sloga Jugomagnat
2008–2010 Renova
2011–2012 Shkëndija
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

After playing initially with FK Vardar in the Yugoslav First League,[1] he went on during the mid-1980s to several Yugoslav Second League clubs in order to gain more experience, such were KF Liria, FK Belasica and FK Proleter Zrenjanin.[1] He then also played with third-level side FK Metalurg Skopje[1] which was at time rising to become in the flowing decade a regular participant in the Macedonian top-league.

He then moved to Turkey and played in the Süper Lig one season with Sarıyer S.K. (1992/93), and another with Kayserispor (1993/94).[2]

Coaching careerEdit

He started coaching FK Sloga Jugomagnat in March 2002 after the departure of the main coach Gjore Jovanovski whose Šabani was working with as assistant manager. Once Jovanovski left to Turkey to coach Sansunspor, the Renova direction board decided to give a chance to Šabani to demonstrate hiis sills as main coach.[3] He would resigned be late October that year.[4]

Šabani later coached FK Renova from July 2008 till November 2010.[5] What he became best known was by taking the relatively unknown club to win the 2009–10 Macedonian First Football League.[6]

In October 2011 Šabani was appointed as the main coach of KF Shkëndija.[7]

HonoursEdit

As coach:

Renova

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Asovi YU-Fudbala" page 92 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Nedzat Sabani at mackolik.com
  3. ^ Sloga give Shabani his chance at UEFA.com
  4. ^ Sabani steps down at Sloga at UEFA.com, 26-10-2002
  5. ^ Nedzat Sabani at Worldfootball
  6. ^ a b Nedzat Sabani profile at Soccerway
  7. ^ Nedzat Shabani named as Shkendija manager at macedonianfootball.com 10-10-2011