Slaven Bilic

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11, 1968
Split, Croatia
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Split, Croatia


Former professional football player known for his work as a defender on the Hajduk Split club as well as the Croatia national team. He is also known for his work as a team manager for several clubs including West Ham United, Besiktas, and Croatia's national team. 

Before Fame

He started his youth career as a player in 1977 with the Hajduk Split club. He made his pro debut in 1988 with the club. In 1992, he began playing with Croatia's national team. After retiring in 2001, he began coaching and managing Hajduk Split in 2001. 


He was the Prva HNL Player of the Year in 1992 and was listed as the Best Croatian Footballer in 1997 by both Novi List and Sportske Novosti. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in Split, SFR Yugoslavia and shared a photo with his daughter to Instagram in January of 2018. 

Associated With

He moved Luka Modric from the Under 21 squad to the Croatia premiere team.