Slaven Bilić

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Slaven Bilić (pronounced [slǎʋen bǐːlitɕ]; born 11 September 1968) is a Croatian professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan. Bilić, who played as a defender, began his career in 1988 with his hometown club Hajduk Split, later having successful spells with Karlsruher SC in Germany, and West Ham United and Everton in England before retiring from active football in 2001. At the international level, Bilić served as one of Croatia's most consistent defenders during the tenure of coach Miroslav Blažević, earning 44 caps between 1992 and 1999, and playing in UEFA Euro 1996 and the 1998 FIFA World Cup, helping the team to the third place at the latter tournament. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Slaven Bilić has received more than 2,104,675 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Slaven Bilić is the 1,750th most popular soccer player (up from 1,772nd in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Croatia (down from 156th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Croatian Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Slaven Bilić ranks 1,750 out of 16,923Before him are Wim Anderiesen, Paulo Autuori, Martí Ventolrà, Arne Selmosson, Delfín Benítez Cáceres, and Paulo Fonseca. After him are Rio Ferdinand, Robert Ballaman, Dani Carvajal, Katsuyuki Kawachi, Serginho Chulapa, and Zé Sérgio.

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Among people born in 1968, Slaven Bilić ranks 110Before him are Jordi Mollà, Giuseppe Signori, Jeri Ryan, Emma Wiklund, Navid Negahban, and Kurt Angle. After him are Alejandro Sanz, Michael Stuhlbarg, Rachael Harris, Rosalinda Celentano, Billy Crudup, and Vlade Divac.

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Among people born in Croatia, Slaven Bilić ranks 183 out of 518Before him are Ivica Vastić (1969), Jurica Jerković (1950), Petar Trifunović (1910), Zvonko Bego (1940), María Baxa (1946), and Blanka Vlašić (1983). After him are Simo Matavulj (1852), Aljoša Asanović (1965), Darijo Srna (1982), Ivan Buljan (1949), Milan Neralić (1875), and Ivan Gubijan (1923).


Among soccer players born in Croatia, Slaven Bilić ranks 28Before him are Željko Čajkovski (1925), Robert Jarni (1968), Mario Varglien (1905), Ivica Vastić (1969), Jurica Jerković (1950), and Zvonko Bego (1940). After him are Aljoša Asanović (1965), Darijo Srna (1982), Ivan Buljan (1949), Mladen Mladenović (1964), Igor Tudor (1978), and Dado Pršo (1974).