Nenad Bijedić

Nenad Bijedić
Nenad Bijedić
Personal information
Date of birth 24 September 1959(1959-09-24)
Place of birth Mostar, SFR Yugoslavia
Date of death 15 August 2011(2011-08-15) (aged 51)
Place of death Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977-1986 FK Velež Mostar 138 (17)
1986-1991 Bursaspor 125 (41)
Teams managed
1995-1996 Bursaspor
1998-1999 Bursaspor
2000-2003 Bursaspor
2004-2005 Bursaspor
2005-2006 Diyarbakırspor
2006-2007 Sakaryaspor
2008 Eskişehirspor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nenad Bijedić (Turkish: Nejat Biyediç or Nejat Vardar; 24 September 1959 – 15 August 2011) was a Bosnian and naturalized Turkish[1] football manager and former player.


Club career

Bijedić arrived at Bursaspor at the age of 27. He scored 17 goals in 1987-88 season, resulting in him being nicknamed İmparator (English: Emperor) by the fans and making him the most prolific striker in the team's history, scoring the most number of goals in a season until then.[2]

Managerial career

He worked for Bursaspor, Karabükspor, Diyarbakırspor, Eskişehirspor and Ankaraspor as a coach.


On 15 August, 2011, Biyediç died of leukemia in Mostar, his hometown, just after 10 days that he arrived from Turkey following a long-term treatment.[3]


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