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Playing position
Centre back

Igor Stimac

Current team
Sepahan (manager)


Hajduk Split

1.88 m



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Date of birth
(1967-09-06) 6 September 1967 (age 48)

Place of birth
Metkovic, SFR Yugoslavia

Suzana Zunic (m. 1990–2009)

Team coached
Croatia national football team (Coach, 2012–2013)

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Igor Štimac ([îgor ʃtǐːmat͡s]; born 6 September 1967) is a Croatian football coach and former footballer, who played as a centre back. In his playing career he had three spells with Hajduk Split and also played for Cádiz in Spain and for Derby County and West Ham United in England. He represented the Croatia national team 53 times, playing at Euro 1996 and at the 1998 World Cup, when Croatia finished third.


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As a coach, Štimac was in charge of the Croatian national team from 2012 to 2013. In club football, he has had brief spells in charge of Hajduk Split, Cibalia, NK Zagreb and Zadar. He is currently the head coach of Al-Shahania in Qatar Stars League.

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Club career

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He played for the Croatia national football team, winning 53 caps and scoring two goals, and formed part of a Croatia squad that won the bronze medal at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Previously, Štimac was a member of the highly talented Yugoslavia under-20 team that won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, playing four games and scoring two goals in the tournament. At the club level he played for Hajduk Split and, most notably, Derby County. Štimac arrived at the Baseball Ground on 31 October 1995 for a fee of £1.5 million from Croatian club Hajduk Split. He scored a goal on his debut for the Rams away at Tranmere, but the Rams fell to a heavy 5-1 defeat. The rest of the season was more successful; Derby gained promotion and remained unbeaten in 20 consecutive matches.

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Igor Štimac had nearly four years with the Rams. He was sold on 29 August 1999 to West Ham United for £600,000, where he scored once against Newcastle United.

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In all, Štimac made 84 league appearances for the Rams, in addition to seven FA Cup appearances and two League Cup appearances. In 2009, he was voted into a fans' greatest ever Derby County team, by readers of the Derby Evening Telegraph.

He also worked as a football analyst providing colour commentary for Croatian Radiotelevision during their broadcasts of the Croatia national team's matches.

Early days

Štimac started his managerial career in 2001. taking charge of football academy when he took over his native club Hajduk Split acting as well as Sport Director winning last two championships for Hajduk (2003–04 and 2004–05). In 2004–05 season he took managerial position for the last 10 games after replacing Blaz Sliskovic. With many difficulties he managed to win championship but lost in the Cup Final to FC Rijeka. In the spring of 2006, he also spent two months coaching Croatian first division side Vinkovci saving them from relegation. On 14 September 2009, he was appointed as the new NK Zagreb manager replacing Luka Pavlovic who lost 7 out of 7 in the championship. However Stimac managed to save FC Zagreb from relegation and left the club at the end of the season.


On 5 July 2012, Štimac was appointed the new Croatia national football team manager, after the departure of his former national team teammate Slaven Bilić. His first match as Croatia manager came in a friendly game against Switzerland at Poljud Stadium, which ended in a disappointing 2–4 loss. Despite that loss, Croatia entered the 2014 World Cup Qualifications in decent fashion, taking 16 points from first six games. However, the results were not representative of Croatia's form on the pitch, as the team only had a goal difference of +7 from those six matches and scored the majority of their goals from set pieces, counterattacks, and defensive errors by their opponents. Then started a period of very poor results starting with a loss to 78th-ranked Scotland in inexplicable fashion at Maksimir by a score of 0–1 on 7 June 2013. Following this Croatia lost 0–1 in a friendly match to Portugal on 10 June 2013 and then barely beat 148th ranked Liechtenstein 3–2 in a friendly match thanks to an 86th-minute goal by Eduardo on 14 August 2013.

In their next world cup qualifying match, Croatia drew 1–1 against rivals Serbia in Belgrade, despite only having one shot on target and two shots overall. This was followed by another loss at home at Maksimir, this time to eventual group winners Belgium with a result of 1–2. With only one world cup qualifying match to go, Štimac had become widely unpopular in Croatia with one poll conducted by popular domestic newspaper 24sata resulting in 98% of voters in favor of sacking Štimac. On 15 October 2013, Croatia lost their final World Cup qualifying match 0–2 against Scotland. After the 0–2 loss to Scotland, Štimac tendered his resignation to HNS president, former star footballer and national team teammate of Štimac, Davor Šuker. The following day, Šuker accepted his resignation. Croatia ending qualifying as the second to last ranked second place team, having only one more point than last placed Denmark, thus taking the final playoff round spot.


In the beginning of 2015, Štimac was named as a new coach of Zadar. After six months he quit the job at Zadar. The club was relegated to second division by the licensing board of HNS (CFF).


On 12 November 2015, he became head coach of Sepahan, replacing Hossein Faraki. He resigned as Sepahan head coach on 20 April 2016, after a run of unsuccessful results which led Sepahan in the 11th place and out of both season's cups, Hazfi Cup and AFC Champions League.

As a player

NK Hajduk Split
  • Croatian First Football League
  • Winners (2): 1992, 1994-95
  • Croatian Cup
  • Winners (1): 1995
  • Croatian Super Cup
  • Winners (1): 1994
  • Yugoslav Cup
  • Winners (1): 1991
  • Runner-up (1): 1990
  • Derby County
  • Division 1
  • Promotion (1): 1995-96
  • Yugoslavia U-20
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup
  • First place (1): 1987
  • Croatia
  • FIFA World Cup
  • Third place (1): 1998
  • UEFA Euro
  • Quarter-final (1): 1996
  • As a manager

    HNK Hajduk Split
  • Croatian First Football League
  • Winners (1): 2004–05
  • Croatian Football Cup
  • Runners-up (1): 2004–05
  • Orders

  • Order of Danica Hrvatska with face of Franjo Bučar - 1995
  • Order of the Croatian Trefoil - 1998
  • References

    Igor Štimac Wikipedia

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