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Sergije Krešić (born 29 November 1946) is a retired Croatian football manager and former player. Krešić coached a number of lower level sides in Spain, where he is known by the name Sergio Kresic.

Sergio Krešić
Personal information
Full name Sergije Jurić Krešić
Date of birth (1946-11-29) 29 November 1946 (age 72)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Playing position Centre back
Youth career
1960–1964 Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1967 Hajduk Split 3 (1)
1965–1967RNK Split (loan) ? (?)
1967–1968 Cleveland Stokers 13 (4)
1969–1970 Beveren 2 (0)
1970–1972 FK Bor 30 (8)
1972–1975 OFK Belgrade 69 (7)
1975–1978 Burgos 70 (6)
1978 Houston Hurricane 0 (0)
Teams managed
1986 Hajduk Split
1987–1988 Real Burgos
1989–1993 Atlético Marbella
1993–1994 Real Betis
1994–1997 Mérida
1997–1999 Real Valladolid
1999–2001 Las Palmas
2001–2002 Mallorca
2003–2004 Recreativo de Huelva
2004–2005 Real Valladolid
2006 Real Murcia
2007 Hajduk Split
2008–2009 Numancia
2009–2010 Las Palmas
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

He joined Hajduk Split youth team in 1960, becoming a senior in 1965.[1] That same year he played with a neighbouring club RNK Split and a year later returned to Hajduk and became the youth squad coach. After finishing his high-school studies in 1968 he moved to United States where he played indoor football with Cleveland Stokers. Afterwards he returned to Europe to play with Belgian club KSK Beveren. In 1970, he moved back to Yugoslavia and plays first until 1972 with Yugoslav First League club FK Bor, and afterwards between 1972 and 1975 with OFK Beograd. In 1975, he signed with Spanish La Liga side Burgos CF and stayed until 1978. His good attitude and quality exhibitions resulted in him becoming team captain in his last season there, an achievement hard to accomplish in those days for a foreigner. His last season as player was spent back in the States with Houston in 1978.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

Krešić started his coaching career in 1983 as an assistant manager to Petar Nadoveza in Hajduk Split. In 1984 Nadoveza was replaced by Stanko Poklepović, and when Poklepović was sacked in 1986 Krešić took over but did not stay there too long.

After 20 years of coaching in Spain he returned to Hajduk but after a few months he left the club. Krešić is no longer currently coaching CD Numancia, being appointed on July 2008, on 17 February 2009 was let go with Numancia in the Relegation zone of the primera liga.[3] On 17 June 2009 UD Las Palmas have signed the coach until June 2010.In August 2012 he was appointed sporting director at HNK Hajduk Split.After 9 months working as sporting director he was sacked by Hajduk chairman Marin Brbić in April 2013.

Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref
P W D L Win %
Hajduk Split 1986 1986
Real Burgos August 1987 October 1988 46 12 14 20 026.1
Atlético Marbella December 1989 February 1992
Atlético Marbella September 1992 March 1993
Betis September 1993 February 1994
Mérida September 1994 February 1997
Valladolid October 1997 June 1999
Las Palmas August 1999 June 2001
Mallorca October 2001 April 2002
Recreativo Huelva November 2003 June 2004
Valladolid August 2004 March 2005
Murcia January 2006 June 2006
Hajduk Split 20 September 2000 5 December 2000
Numancia August 2008 February 2009
Las Palmas August 2009 April 2010
Total 829 542 172 115 065.4



  1. ^ 1964-65 season at Hajduk Split official website (in Croatian)
  2. ^ Sergije Krešić at Hajduk Split official website (in Croatian)
  3. ^ Krešić the new man at Numancia, UEFA

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