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Srečko Katanec

Srečko Katanec
Slovenia coach Srečko Katanec ©Getty Images

Srečko Katanec


Date of birth: 16 July 1963
Nationality: Slovenian
Playing career: NK Olimpija Ljubljana, GNK Dinamo Zagreb, FK Partizan, VfB Stuttgart, UC Sampdoria
Coaching career: Slovenia Under-21s, ND Gorica, Slovenia (twice), Olympiacos FC, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Arab Emirates

• A centre-back or defensive midfielder, Katanec began his playing days at home-town club Olimpija before spells with Dinamo and Partizan. He reached the 1989 UEFA Cup final with Stuttgart and won the same competition the following season with Sampdoria, whom he also helped to the 1992 UEFA Champions League showpiece.

• Earned 31 caps for Yugoslavia (five goals) – including at the 1984 UEFA European Championship, the 1984 Olympic Games and the 1990 FIFA World Cup – and five for Slovenia (one goal).

• Started his coaching career with Slovenia's U21s in 1996, two years after retiring as a player. After a brief stint in the Gorica dugout, took charge of the senior Slovenia side in 1998 and guided them to UEFA EURO 2000 – their first major tournament – and the 2002 World Cup.

• Joined Olympiacos in 2002 but stayed for only three months and in February 2006 assumed the FYROM helm, where he remained for three years. Named United Arab Emirates coach in June 2009, a position he held for two years.

• Katanec was reappointed by Slovenia in January 2013 and is contracted until the end of UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying.

Last updated: 05/06/15 4.59CET

General info

  • Name: Srečko Katanec
  • Date of birth: 16/07/1963
  • Country: Slovenia
  • Team: Slovenia ( SVN)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
  • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: European Championship (Preliminary round)
    06/09/98: Greece 2-2 Slovenia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

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Last updated: 08/10/2015 15:03 CET