Sulejman Rebac Sports manager

Sulejman "Sula" Rebac (born 29 March 1929 – died November 17, 2006) was a Bosnian footballer and manager.He started playing football in Velež Mostar in 1947. In 1954, he moved to Hajduk Split where he stayed for several seasons. He also played one season for FK Sarajevo. In total, he played more than 1000 games, scoring 620 goals. He is considered to be one of the most celebrated football players in history of Velež and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1956, Rebac made one appearance for Croatian mational team against Indonesia, in which he scored two goals. After retirement, he began his coaching career. He started in 1963 as a coach of Velež Mostar. Although they have never managed to win a title, Velež Mostar was among the top Yugoslav clubs at the time. Players like Dušan Bajević, Enver Marić, Franjo Vladić, Džemal Hadžiabdić, Vahid Halilhodžić, Aleksandar Ristić, Boro Primorac, Vladimir Pecelj, Momčilo Vukoje, Ahmed Glavović, Dubravko Ledić, Jadranko Topić, Marijan Kvesić, Marko Čolić and Slobodan Mrgan, all made their names under the guidance of Sulejman Rebac. In 1977–78 season, he was a coach of FK Željezničar.In December 1973, he was appointed to a coaching commission, alongside Miljan Miljanić, Milan Ribar, Tomislav Ivić and Milovan Ćirić, created to lead the Yugoslavia national team. As a part of it, he was present at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.Sulejman Rebac died on November 17, 2006 in Mostar.

Personal facts

Birth dateMarch 29, 1929
Birth place
Mostar , Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of deathNovember 17, 2006
Place of death
Bosnia and Herzegovina , Mostar


Football manager

FK Željezničar Sarajevo
Yugoslavia national football team
FK Velež Mostar
Forward (association football)
FK Sarajevo
Croatia national football team
HNK Hajduk Split
FK Velež Mostar

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