Tomislav Ivić (30 June 1933 – 24 June 2011) was a Croatian football player and manager. Often described as a brilliant strategist, Ivić is credited with helping develop the modern style of the game. In April 2007 the Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport proclaimed him as the most successful football manager in history, due to his 8 league titles won in 6 different countries.
Ivić shortly after taking over as the new coach of Ajax in July 1976.
|Date of birth||30 June 1933|
|Place of birth||Split, Kingdom of Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||24 June 2011(aged 77)|
|Place of death||Split, Croatia|
|1968–1972||Hajduk Split (youth)|
|1995–1996||United Arab Emirates|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Ivić managed teams in 14 different countries along with 4 national teams, and he won titles and cups in seven countries (Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and France). Ivić never won league title in Greece.
He won seven top flight championships (3 in Yugoslavia, and 1 each in The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal and France), 6 national cups (4 in Yugoslavia and 1 each in Spain and Portugal), an UEFA Super Cup and an Intercontinental Cup.
In Croatia, he coached RNK Split, Hajduk Split, Dinamo Zagreb and the national team; in the Netherlands, he coached Ajax; in Belgium, Anderlecht and Standard Liège; in Turkey, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe; Avellino was his only experience in Italy; Panathinaikos in Greece; in Portugal, he coached FC Porto and Benfica; in France, he managed Paris Saint Germain and Olympique de Marseille (this one, his last club before retiring, in 2002); in Spain, Atlético Madrid; in United Arab Emirates, Al Wasl FC and the national team; and, in Iran, Persepolis and the national selection.
He died on 24 June 2011, six days before his 78th birthday, in his hometown of Split. He was reportedly suffering from cardiac troubles, as well as diabetes.
|Yugoslavia||Nov 1973||Mar 1974||11||3||3||5||27.27|
|Ajax||1 July 1976||30 June 1978|
|Galatasaray||June 1983||June 1984||40||19||12||9||47.50|
|Porto||July 1987||June 1988||54||40||11||3||74.07|
|Paris SG||July 1988||1990||86||41||21||24||47.67|
|Marseille||July 1991||October 1991|
|Porto||Aug 1993||30 Jan 1994||28||18||8||2||64.29|
|Iran||Dec 1997||Apr 1998||5||1||2||2||20.00|
|Marseille||October 2001||November 2001|
- Yugoslav Cup: 4
- 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976
- Staff (22 April 2007). "Il primatista è Ivić: 8 titoli in 6 nazioni". La Gazzetta dello Sport. Milan. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Maxim Olenev (19 July 1999). "Yugoslavia national team coaches (before 1979)". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
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- Staff. "Palmarès Championnat de France". lequipe.fr. L'Équipe. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- Holiga, Aleksandar (7 October 2013). "A Man for all Seasons". The Blizzard. Sunderland: Blizzard Media (10): 102–109.
|Awards and achievements|
|UEFA Super Cup winning manager
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|Intercontinental Cup winning manager