Rudolf Belin

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Rudolf Belin
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Full nameRudolf Belin
Date of birth (1942-11-04) 4 November 1942 (age 77)
Place of birth Zagreb, Independent State of Croatia
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
NK Jedinstvo Zagreb
Senior career*
1959–1970 Dinamo Zagreb 191 (31)
1970–1972 Beerschot VAC 32 (1)
National team
1963–1969 Yugoslavia 29 (6)
Teams managed
1977–1978 Dinamo Zagreb
1983 Dinamo Zagreb
1989 Dinamo Zagreb
1998 Toronto Croatia
2001 Iraq
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rudolf Belin (born 4 November 1942) is a Croatian former football manager and player.

Belin started his career with Dinamo Zagreb in 1960, where he won the Yugoslav Cup three times and the UEFA Cup in 1967, beating the English side Leeds United and went on to make 410 appearances for the club until 1970, when he moved to Beerschot VAC in Belgium and he spent two years. He was voted Croatia’s 36th footballer of the century in 2000 chosen by Večernji List . After retiring, he graduated from the Physical Education School at the University of Zagreb, becoming a coach, while he also spent a considerable time acting as Director of Dinamo's Youth Football Academy and also coached Toronto Croatia in Canada, during 1998.

On the national level he played for Yugoslavia, scoring 6 goals in 29 matches and was a participant at the 1968 European Championship.

Belin coached the Iraq national team in 2001.

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