Srećko Bogdan

Srećko Bogdan (born 5 January 1957) is a Croatian former professional footballer who played a defender. He is now a youth coach in NK Inter Zaprešić.

Srećko Bogdan
Personal information
Date of birth (1957-01-05) 5 January 1957 (age 65)
Place of birth Mursko Središće, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1970–1973 Rudar Mursko Središće
1973–1974 Čakovec
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974–1985 Dinamo Zagreb 262 (34)
1985–1993 Karlsruher SC 245 (21)
Total 507 (55)
National team
1977–1983 Yugoslavia 11 (0)
1990–1991 Croatia 2 (1)
Teams managed
1996–2001 Karlsruher SC (assistant)
2001–2002 VfR Mannheim
2005–2006 Inter Zaprešić
2007–2008 Segesta
2009–2010 Međimurje
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit


Bogdan was born in Mursko Središće, Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia. He started his career in his home town with NK Rudar Mursko Središće, where he spent three years before moving to MTČ Čakovec and starting his senior career in 1973. He spent one season and a half with Čakovec before transferring first to Dinamo Zagreb and later to Karlsruhe. He is currently in third place in Dinamo Zagreb's all-time list of appearances for the club, with a total of 595 appearances in which he scored 125 goals.[1] He played for Dinamo Zagreb between January 1975 and June 1985, after which he moved to Karlsruhe in the German 2. Bundesliga. After two years at Karlsruhe, he managed promotion to the Bundesliga with the club and subsequently made 169 appearances for the club in the league over the following six seasons, scoring nine goals.[2] He retired from playing in June 1993.


In his international career, he played for both former Yugoslavia and Croatia, and won 11 caps for Yugoslavia and two for Croatia, scoring one goal for the latter.[3] He made his debut for Yugoslavia in a January 1977 friendly match away against Colombia, coming on as a 30th-minute substitute for Franjo Vladić. The games for Croatia in 1990 and 1991 were unofficial,[4] since the country was still officially part of Yugoslavia.

Managerial careerEdit

Bogdan worked as a coach at Karlsruhe's youth academy between 1993 and 1996, following his retirement as a player at the club. He went on to work as an assistant coach at the club's first team between 1996 and 2001.

The first club where he was appointed head coach was Croatian side Inter Zaprešić, where he was in charge in 2005 and 2006. He was then appointed head coach at Segesta Sisak in January 2007, staying with the club until October 2008. In October 2009, he was appointed head coach at Međimurje, signing a contract until the end of the 2009–10 season. He was sacked on 2 April 2010, when the club found themselves on the brink of the relegation zone after a streak of five games without a win.

Other workEdit

During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Bogdan commented several of the tournament's matches as a co-commentator for the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT).


  1. ^ "Dinamo Zagreb's top 10 of players with most appearances" (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Srećko Bogdan". Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  3. ^ "International appearances for Croatia" (in Croatian). Retrieved 31 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Player Database". EU-football. Retrieved 18 June 2022.

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