Željko Kopić

Željko Kopić (born 10 September 1977) is a Croatian football manager and former player who manages Cypriot club Pafos FC.

Željko Kopić
Personal information
Date of birth 10 September 1977 (age 41)
Place of birth Osijek, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Pafos (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Čakovec
Marsonia
Sydney United
Hrvatski Dragovoljac
Teams managed
2009 Zagorec
2009–2010 Segesta
2011–2012 Lučko
2012 Cibalia
2014–2015 NK Zagreb
2015–2017 Slaven Belupo
2017–2018 Hajduk Split
2018– Pafos
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

In his playing days, Željko Kopić played for Croatian clubs NK Čakovec, NK Marsonia and NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac and Australian club Sydney United 58 FC.

Coaching career

In October 2009, Kopić was appointed as manager of Zagorec in the fourth tier of Croatian league system.[1]

After two months in charge, he was signed by Druga HNL team Segesta.[2] After winning only three points in first five matches, he was sacked in March 2010 leaving Segesta in relegation zone.[3]

In August 2011, he succeeded Dražen Biškup at the helm of Lučko in the first division.[4] Lučko finished 2011–12 Prva HNL season in 13th place and was relegated to the second division.

At the start of the following season, Kopić signed a two-year contract with Cibalia.[5] In November 2012, he resigned as manager after winning only one match in last seven rounds.[6]

In June 2014, he took over the helm of NK Zagreb after the club achieved promotion to 2014–15 Prva HNL.[7] After finishing the season in fifth place, he left the club in June 2015 and joined Slaven Belupo.[8]

On 13 November 2017 he was named as the new Hajduk Split manager.[9] On 5 September 2018 he left the club after poor results, six matches without win.[10]

On 19 October 2018, a month after he was sacked in Hajduk Split, he was named a new manager of Cypriot club Pafos.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Željko Kopić – novi trener Zagorca". rhzk.hr (in Croatian). 20 October 2009. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ Hrgarek, Krešimir (31 December 2009). "Segesta dobila novog trenera". sisak.info (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ Hrgarek, Krešimir (31 March 2010). "Segesta bez trenera". sisak.info (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  4. ^ Strahija, Ivana; Bradovski, Mihaela (23 August 2011). "Lučko smijenilo trenera, stiglo pojačanje". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  5. ^ Gulić, Mišo (28 July 2012). "Željko Kopić potvrđen kao novi trener Cibalije". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ Zovko, Ante (25 November 2012). "Cibalia prihvatila Kopićevu ostavku, Bojko privremeno rješenje". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  7. ^ Bradovski, Mihaela (9 June 2014). "Željko Kopić poveo nogometaše Zagreba u pripreme za novu sezonu". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  8. ^ Korać, Branimir (9 June 2015). "Željko Kopić napustio Zagreb, Goran Vincetić došao na njegovo mjesto". Sportnet.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  9. ^ Rogulj, Daniela. "Carrilo's Successor Confirmed! Former Slaven Belupo coach Zeljko Kopic to Lead Hajduk". Total Croatian News. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Preokret na Poljudu: Kopić više nije trener Hajduka!". gol.dnevnik.hr. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Željko Kopić pronašao novi posao: Spašava klub koji je loše ušao u sezonu". gol.dnevnik.hr (in Croatian). 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
2011–12 Croatian First Football League

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2012–13 Croatian First Football League

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Željko or Zeljko (Cyrillic script: Жељко) is a Slavic masculine given name. Notable people with the name include:

Željko Čajkovski (1925–2016), Croatian football (soccer) player and coach

Željko Đokić (born 1982), Serbian footballer

Željko Šašić (born 1969), Serbian pop-folk singer

Željko Šturanović (born 1960), former Prime Minister of Montenegro who served from 2006 to 2008

Željko Adžić (born 1965), former Croatian footballer

Željko Bebek (born 1945), popular Bosnian singer, lead vocalist of Bijelo dugme from 1974 to 1984

Željko Blagojević, Bosnian Serb runner who ran over 900 km from Banja Luka, Bosnia to Kosovo as a protest

Željko Božić (born 1974), famous Serbian stuntman and actor

Željko Bogut (born 1969), Bosnian chess player and two time national champion

Željko Brkić (born 1986), Serbian football goalkeeper

Željko Cicović (born 1971), Serbian football goalkeeper

Željko Đurđić (born 1961), Serbian handball goalkeeper

Željko Filipović (born 1988), Slovenian footballer

Željko Franulović (born 1947), former Croatian tennis player

Željko Ivanek (born 1957), Emmy-award winning Slovenian American actor

Željko Ivanković (born 1954), Croatian writer from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Željko Janjetović, Bosnian diplomat, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Russian Federation

Željko Joksimović (born 1972), popular Serbian singer, songwriter and producer

Željko Kalac (born 1972), Australian goalkeeper currently playing for Greek club Kavala

Željko Kalajdžić (born 1978), Serbian professional football midfielder

Željko Kerum (born 1960), Croatian entrepreneur and politician

Željko Komšić (born 1964), Bosnian-Herzegovinian politician

Željko Kopanja (born 1954), Bosnian Serb newspaper editor and director of Nezavisne Novine

Željko Kopić (born 1977), Croatian football coach

Željko Kovačević (born 1981), Serbian footballer

Željko Krajan (born 1979), Croatian tennis coach and former professional tennis player

Željko Kuzmić (born 1984), Serbian professional football goalkeeper

Željko Lelek (born 1962), Bosnian Serb indicted for mass rape crimes in Višegrad during the Bosnian War

Željko Ljubenović (born 1981), Serbian football midfielder

Željko Lordanić (born 1948), Croatian cartoonist, animator and illustrator

Željko Malnar (1944–2013), writer and TV presenter

Željko Matuš (born 1935), former Croatian footballer

Željko Mavrović (born 1969), retired male boxer from Croatia turned entrepreneur

Željko Mijač (born 1954), Croatian football manager and former player

Željko Milinovič (born 1969), former Slovenian footballer

Željko Milošević (born 1976), Serbian footballer

Željko Mitrakovič (born 1972), Slovenian football midfielder

Željko Mrvaljević (born 1981), Montenegrin football defenderer

Željko Nimš (born 1950), Croatian handball player

Željko Obradović (born 1960), professional basketball coach and former professional basketball player

Željko Pahek (born 1954), Croatian and Serbian comics creator and illustrator

Željko Pavlović (born 1971), Croatian football goalkeeper

Željko Perušić (born 1936), former Croatian footballer

Željko Pervan (born 1962), Croatian comedian

Željko Petrović (born 1965), retired footballer from Montenegro, technical coach of Feyenoord Rotterdam

Željko Polak (born 1976), retired Bosnian Serb football player

Zeljko Ranogajec, professional gambler from Australia

Željko Ražnatović (1952–2000), better known as Arkan, Serbian career criminal and later a paramilitary leader

Željko Rebrača (born 1972), retired Serbian professional basketball player

Željko Rohatinski (born 1951), current Governor of the Croatian National Bank

Željko Samardžić (born 1955), Bosnian Serb pop-folk singer

Željko Senečić (born 1933), Croatian film and television production designer, film director and screenwriter

Željko Sošić (born 1980), young Montenegrin director

Željko Sopić (born 1974), Croatian football midfielder

Željko Srdić (1977), Serbian contemporary hyperrealist artist and comic book artist

Željko Stinčić (born 1950), former Croatian footballer

Željko Tadić (born 1974), former Montenegrin footballer

Željko Tanasković (born 1967), Serbian volleyball player

Željko Turk (born 1962), the current mayor of Zaprešić, a town in Zagreb County, Croatia

Željko Vincek (born 1986), Croatian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres

Željko Vuković (footballer, born 1962), Croatian-born Austrian footballer

Željko Vuković (footballer, born 1963), Montenegrin footballer

Željko Zagorac (born 1981), professional basketball player

Zeljko Babic (born 1976), former association football player in the now defunct National Soccer League in Australia

Zeljko Bilecki (born 1950), retired Canadian soccer player

Zeljko Gavrilović (born 1971), veteran Serbian footballer

Zeljko Loparić (born 1939), Croatian philosopher, historian of the philosophy and university teacher

Zeljko Marasovich, Croatian American composer of classical and film music

Zeljko Radovic (Austrian footballer) (born 1974), Austrian football player

Željko Kopić managerial positions

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