|1993–1996 Albacete Balompie|
Spouse Senka Bjelica
Height 1.81 m
Role Football player
Name Nenad Bjelica
|Date of birth (1971-08-20) 20 August 1971 (age 44)|
Team coached Spezia Calcio (Manager, since 2014)
Children Luan Bjelica, Luka Bjelica
Parents Bozo Bjelica, Mirjana Bjelica
Similar People Josip Brezovec, Mario Situm, Herbert Gager, Niko Datkovic, Miguel de las Cuevas
Place of birth Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Presentazione libro nenad bjelica parte 1 25 03 2015
Nenad Bjelica (born 20 August 1971 in Osijek) is a former Croatian football player and currently coach who played as midfielder for Albacete Balompié, Real Betis and Kaiserslautern.
- Presentazione libro nenad bjelica parte 1 25 03 2015
- Conferenza nenad bjelica 22 08 2014
- Playing career
- International career
- Coaching career
- Career record
- As a player
- As a manager
Conferenza nenad bjelica 22 08 2014
Nenad Bjelica started playing for a small club Metalac Olt in the 1989–90 season. He quickly moved to NK Osijek and spent almost four seasons there, before moving abroad to Spain.
He played for Albacete Balompié for four years, during which time the team reached the Copa del Rey semi-final. In 1996, he moved to Real Betis and was in the team that was the runner-up in the Copa del Rey. The next season, he spent at UD Las Palmas, but returned to Real Betis a year later. Due to injuries, he played very few games in this period, and would again spend a season at UD Las Palmas until the end of 1999.
Bjelica then returned home to NK Osijek for two seasons and recovered his form, playing with the team in three stages of the UEFA Cup. He then moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2000, where he spent four seasons until semi-retiring top-tier football in 2004. During the 2004–05 season he played for VfB Admira Wacker Mödling. After that he played for the Austrian club FC Kärnten in the Austrian Football First League (Austria's second division), before retiring on 31 June 2008.
He played for Croatia from 2001 (nine matches, no goals) until 2004. He took part in the UEFA Euro 2004 but retired from the team in that year, at the same time the manager Otto Barić was replaced.
He began his coaching career on 15 September 2007 at FC Kärnten, as player-caretaker manager. On 1 July 2008, he signed a full managing contract, just a day after ending his playing career. Bjelica was head coach of Lustenau 07 and Wolfsberg before moving to Austria Wien on 17 June 2013 as their new Head coach. With the club, he qualified for the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League group stage, defeating the Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb in the last round of qualification. Bjelica was sacked on 16 February 2014. As Austria Wien failed to qualify for the Europa League nonetheless at the end of the season, Bjelica's contract expired.
In June 2014 he was hired by Italian Serie B side Spezia.
On 30 August 2016 he became a coach of Lech Poznań.