Faruk Hadžibegić

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Faruk Hadžibegić
Personal information
Full name Faruk Hadžibegić
Date of birth (1957-10-07) 7 October 1957 (age 61)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–1985 Sarajevo 241 (25)
1985–1987 Real Betis 75 (8)
1987–1994 Sochaux 242 (16)
1994–1995 Toulouse 8 (0)
Total 566 (49)
National team
1982–1992 Yugoslavia 61 (6)
Teams managed
1995–1998 Sochaux
1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina
2000 Real Betis
2002–2003 Troyes
2005 Gaziantepspor
2006 Diyarbakirspor
2006 Denizlispor
2007 Chamois Niortais
2008–2009 Dijon
2009–2010 Bastia
2010–2011 Arles-Avignon

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Faruk Hadžibegić (born 7 October 1957) is a Bosnian football manager and former player.

Playing career

During his career he played for FK Sarajevo, Real Betis, FC Sochaux and Toulouse FC.

International career

Hadžibegić was also a participant in the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy for the Yugoslavia national football team, appearing in all five of his team's matches and missed a penalty against Colombia. Yugoslavia went on to face Argentina in quarter-finals, where after a 0–0 draw in regulation and extra time, elimination was decided on penalty kicks, with Hadžibegić missing the final attempt and sending the Yugoslav team home.[1]

Hadžibegić played his last match for Yugoslavia in 1992, and went on to become the second most capped Bosnian player for the Yugoslav national team.[2]

Coaching career

He began his coaching career with his former club Sochaux with whom he gained promotion to Ligue 1 in 1997. He was then manager of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2000 he took over Betis, with whom he gained promotion to La Liga in 2001. He came back to France with Troyes before stints in Turkey with Gaziantepspor, Diyarbakirspor and Denizlispor. He then joined Niort. He was the manager of Dijon FCO since January 2008, but was released in June 2009.[3] On 9 December 2009 after firing coach Philippe Anziani,[4] SC Bastia have finally officialized the name of his substitute that will be the former Dijon FCO coach.[5]


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