Ivan Toplak

Ivan Toplak

 Dosežki

 Achievements

1 nastop za člansko vrsto Jugoslavije 1 cap for Yugoslav team
4 naslovi državnega prvaka s Crveno zvezdo 4 national championships with Red Star Belgrade
bron na OI 1984 kot trener jugoslovanske vrste do 23 let bronze medal at 1984 Olympic games as coach of Yugoslav U-23 team

Odlični napadalec je kariero začel v mariborskem Braniku, nadaljeval pa pri ljubljanski Olimpiji (1951-1954). Največji pečat je pustil v dresu Crvene zvezde (1954-1960). Zanjo je odigral 210 tekem, 92 prvenstvenih, dosegel 144 golov in osvojil štiri naslove državnega prvaka (1956, 1957, 1959, 1960). Dobre igre so ga pripeljale do mlade reprezentance Jugoslavije, za katero je na desetih tekmah dosegel 12 golov, enkrat pa je nastopil tudi za člansko izbrano vrsto, in sicer 28. novembra 1956 proti Angliji v Londonu (0:3). Kot trener je sprva deloval v ZDA pri California Clippers, San Jose Earthquakes in na univerzi Stanford, kjer je učil. Od septembra 1976 do maja 1977 je bil selektor članske vrste Jugoslavije, kamor se je za kratek čas vrnil še leta 1986. Deloval je tudi v mlajših jugoslovanskih selekcijah, leta 1984 je na olimpijskih igrah v Los Angelesu izbrano vrsto do 23 let popeljal do brona. Njegova zadnja trenerska postaja je bila Indonezija, kjer je bil selektor med letoma 1991 in 1993. Bil je tudi dolgoletni inštruktor Mednarodne nogometne zveze, ki mu je leta 2000 podelila red za zasluge.

The talented striker began his career at Branik in Maribor before moving
to Olimpija of Ljubljana (1951­1954). His biggest achievements came while representing Red Star Belgrade (1954­1960). Appearing in a total of 210 matches for the club, Toplak scored 144 goals and won four national titles (1956, 1957, 1959 and 1960). His fine play won him a call up to the youth national team and eventually also a cap in the national team against England at Wembley in 1956. He launched his coaching career in the US, where he headed the California Clippers, San Jose Earthquakes and the Stanford University teams. He was the national team coach of Yugoslavia from September 1976 to May 1977 and led the Yugoslav U­23 team to the bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. His last coaching post was in Indonesia, where he headed the national team from 1991 to 1993. A long­time instructor of the International Football Federation (FIFA), he was a recipient of the FIFA Order of Merit in 2000.