Igor Stimac

Where is Igor Stimac now?

Regarded by many Derby County fans as their greatest foreign signing, Igor Stimac retired from playing in 2002 in his native Croatia with Hadjuk Split.

Playing for 17 seasons and making over 300 first-team appearances, he won a number of trophies during his time in Croatian football including the First Division title twice, the Croatian Cup and also the Super Cup.

He was also a regular for the Croatia national side during the 1990’s winning 53 caps and representing them in the 1998 FIFA World Cup finals where they finished in third place.
 
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Since retiring from playing Stimac has gone into football management where he has managed Croatian club sides Hadjuk Split, Cibalia and NK Zagreb as well as having a disastrous spell with the Croatian national side in 2013.

Stimac made a return to football management in January 2015 when he joined NK Zadar but left the club after just seven months after a fall out with the club’s owners.

Later that year he was appointed as head coach of Iranian side Sepahan FC but after a mediocre run of results in the league and poor performances in the cup competitions, he resigned in April 2016.

After a brief spell managing Qatari side Al-Shahania, Stimac was appointed in his current role as manager of the India national side in May 2019.

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Igor Stimac: Premier League Statistics

NationalityCroatian
PositionDefender
Appearances100
Goals3
Yellow Cards35
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forDerby County, West Ham United

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com