Josip Višnjić

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Josip Višnjić
Personal information
Date of birth (1966-11-17) 17 November 1966 (age 52)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toledo (coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1990 Radnički Niš 71 (19)
1990–1991 Partizan 35 (9)
1991–1992 Mérida 37 (4)
1992–1995 Rayo Vallecano 99 (7)
1995–2000 Hércules 111 (3)
Total 353 (42)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Hércules (youth)
2002–2003 Hércules B
2003 Hércules
2004–2005 Alcalá
2005–2006 Las Palmas
2006–2007 Granada
2008–2009 Alcalá
2009–2010 Logroñés
2011–2012 Alcalá
2012–2013 Hércules (youth)
2013–2014 Fuenlabrada
2014– Toledo

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

† Appearances (goals)

Josip Višnjić (Cyrillic: Jocип Bишњић; born 17 November 1966) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and a current coach. His first name has also been spelled as Josif.[1]

Playing career

In his country, Višnjić played for FK Radnički Niš and FK Partizan. At nearly 25 he moved abroad, going on to spend the remaining years of his career in Spain, with three different clubs: he started out with CP Mérida in the second division, then achieved both one promotion and relegation from La Liga with Madrid's Rayo Vallecano.

In 1995 Višnjić signed with Hércules CF in Alicante, playing 30 matches in his first season which ended in top flight promotion, followed by immediate relegation. After the club's demotion into the third level in 1999, the 32-year-old retired one year later, having appeared in 88 games in the Spanish top division (238 with both major levels accounted for).

Coaching career

Višnjić started coaching one year after retiring, starting with the reserves of his last club (he also briefly managed the first team) and working mainly in Spain, never in higher than division three. In the 2004–05 campaign, he worked with former Hércules teammate Manuel Alfaro at RSD Alcalá.

References

  1. "Issue #1338, pg. 11" (in Serbo-Croatian). Tempo magazine. 16 October 1991. Missing or empty |url= (help); |access-date= requires |url= (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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