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Sulejman Rebac

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Date of birthMarch 29, 1929
Place of birthMostar, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of deathNovember 17, 2006(age 2006)
Place of deathMostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Playing positionStriker

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Sulejman "Sula" Rebac (born 29 March 1929 in Mostar, died on November 17, 2006 in Mostar) was a Bosnian football player 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 also competed for the SR Croatia national football team against Indonesia, which he scored a goal.

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 1977/1978 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.

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