Nenad Bijedić

Nenad "Ćeća" Bijedić (Turkish: Nejat Biyediç or Nejat Vardar; 24 September 1959 – 15 August 2011) was a Bosnian and naturalized Turkish[1] football manager and player. He began playing football in FK Velez Mostar.

Nenad Bijedić
Personal information
Date of birth (1959-09-24)24 September 1959
Place of birth Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
Date of death 15 August 2011(2011-08-15) (aged 51)
Place of death Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1970–1979 Velež Mostar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1986 Velež Mostar 138 (17)
1986–1991 Bursaspor 125 (41)
Teams managed
1994 Bursaspor (assistant)
1994–1996 Bursaspor
1996–1997 Karşıyaka
1997–1998 Kardemir Karabükspor
1998–1999 Bursaspor
1999–2000 Adanaspor
2000 Konyaspor
2000–2002 Bursaspor
2005–2006 Diyarbakırspor
2006–2007 Sakaryaspor
2008 Eskişehirspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Early lifeEdit

Bijedić was born in Mostar, the second of three children.[citation needed] He studied economics.[citation needed]

Club careerEdit

Bijedić arrived at Bursaspor at the age of 27. He scored 17 goals in 1987–88 season, resulting in him being nicknamed İmparator ("Emperor") by the fans and making him the most prolific striker in the team's history, scoring the most goals in a season until then.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

He worked for Bursaspor, Karşıyaka S.K., Adanaspor, Konyaspor, Karabükspor, Diyarbakırspor, Sakaryaspor, Eskişehirspor as a coach.

DeathEdit

On 15 August 2011, Biyediç died of leukemia in Mostar, his hometown, just 10 days after he arrived from Turkey following a long-term treatment.[3]

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