Ivica Raguž

Ivica Raguž is a Croatian former footballer who played primarily as a midfielder, where he had a notable run in the S.League.

Ivica Raguž
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-06-24)June 24, 1968
Place of birth SR Croatia SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 NK Zadar 54 (0)
1994 Toronto Rockets 5 (0)
1996–1997 Singapore Armed Forces FC
1999–2000 Slaven Belupo 9 (0)
2000–2001 Woodlands Wellington
2001–2002 NK Zadar 1 (0)
2003 Toronto Croatia 8 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career

Raguž played with NK Zadar of the Croatian First Football League in 1992.[1] In 1994, he went abroad to play in the American Professional Soccer League with the Toronto Rockets.[2] He made his debut for Toronto on July 27, 1994 against Montreal Impact.[3] He later played in the newly formed S.League with the Singapore Armed Forces FC, where he formed an instrumental triumvirate with fellow Croatian imports Velimir Crljen, and Jure Ere.[4] In his debut season he was named the Player of the Year. During his tenure with SAFFC he won a league title, Singapore Cup, and the Singapore FA Cup. In 1999, he returned to Croatia to play with NK Slaven Belupo.[5] The following season he had another season in Singapore with Woodlands Wellington FC. After a brief stint with Woodlands he returned to his former club Zadar for the 2001-02 season.[6] In 2003, he played with Toronto Croatia in the Canadian Professional Soccer League.[7]

References

  1. "Ivica Raguž". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  2. Lodes, Kirk J. (2008). The American Soccer Guide. Kirk Lodes. ISBN 9781930852099.
  3. Glover, Robin. "July 27, 1994". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  4. "S-league: Facts & Figures". Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  5. Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "Slaven Belupo 1999-00". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  6. Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "NK Zadar 2001-02". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-08-31.
  7. "CPSL - Canadian Professional Soccer League". 2004-10-19. Archived from the original on 2004-10-19. Retrieved 2017-08-31.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
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