Ante Čačić

  • Date of birth : 29/09/1953
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Croatia Croatia
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Ante Čačić

Ante Čačić
Croatia coach Ante Čačić ©Getty Images for UEFA

Ante Čačić


Date of birth: 29 September 1953
Nationality: Croatian
Playing career: NK Prigorje Markuševac
Coaching career: NK Dubrava, NK Inter Zaprešić (three times), NK Osijek, NK Zadar, NK Slaven Belupo (twice), GNK Dinamo Zagreb, NK Radnik Sesvete, NK Maribor, NK Kamen Ingrad, NK Lokomotiva Zagreb (twice), NK Croatia Sesvete, Croatia Under-21 (assistant), Libya (assistant), Croatia

• A graduate of the University of Zagreb's coaching school, Čačić was among the first ten Croatian coaches to receive a UEFA Pro licence; he started his coaching career at lower-league Prigorje Markuševac, where he had also played.

• Spent the bulk of his career in the Croatian top division, also earning promotion to the First League with Dubrava and Inter Zaprešić.

• His highest-profile job was at Dinamo Zagreb; hired in December 2011, he won a domestic double and led the club into the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage. Left in November 2012.

• From 1994 to 1998, he was assistant coach of Croatia's Under-21 team, and from 2003 to 2006 assisted countryman Ilija Lončarević during his time as Libya coach.

• In 2013, he took Maribor to the UEFA Europa League group stage; he was most recently in charge of Lokomotiva, whom he guided into 2015/16 UEFA Europa League qualifying. Took over the national side in September 2015, guiding them to UEFA EURO 2016 and subsequently the last 16 in France, losing in extra time to eventual winners Portugal.

Last updated: 26/10/16 10.46CET

General info

  • Name: Ante Čačić
  • Date of birth: 29/09/1953
  • Country: Croatia
  • Team: Croatia ( CRO)

  • Current campaign
  • FIFA World Cup 2016/18
  • Friendlies 2016/18

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Qualifying round)
    10/10/15: Croatia 3-0 Bulgaria
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    18/07/12: Ludogorets 1-1 Dinamo Zagreb

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Dinamo Zagreb11515
UEFA Europa League
Lokomotiva Zagreb4211
Last updated: 25/03/2017 01:26 CET