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Stjepan Tomas (born 6 March 1976) is a Croatian
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manager and former player. His previous clubs include
Dinamo Zagreb Građanski nogometni klub Dinamo Zagreb ( en, Dinamo Zagreb Citizens' Football Club, link=yes, italics=yes), commonly referred to as GNK Dinamo Zagreb or simply Dinamo Zagreb (), is a Croatian professional football Football is a family o ...
,
Vicenza Calcio L.R. Vicenza, commonly referred to as Vicenza, is an Football in Italy, Italian football club based in Vicenza, Veneto. Founded in 1902 as Associazione del Calcio in Vicenza, they became Lanerossi Vicenza in 1953, then Vicenza Calcio from 1990 ...

Vicenza Calcio
,
Como Como (, ; lmo, Còmm, label=Comasco Comasco is a dialect of Western Lombard language spoken in the city and suburbs of Como. It belongs to the Comasco-Lecchese group. Characteristics It shares similarities with Milanese, but more pre ...
, Fenerbahçe,
Galatasaray Galatasaray Spor Kulübü (, ''Galatasaray Sports Club'') is a Turkish people, Turkish sports club based on the Rumelia, European side of the city of Istanbul in Turkey. Most notable for its Galatasaray S.K. (football team), association footbal ...
and
Rubin Kazan FC Rubin Kazan (russian: Футбо́льный клуб Руби́н Каза́нь, ''Futbolny klub Rubin Kazan'' , Tatar language, Tatar: Рубин Казан) is a Russian professional association football, football club based in the city o ...
. He played as
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, and at one point of his career even as
defensive midfielder A midfielder is an association football position. Midfielders are generally positioned on the field between their team's Defender (association football), defenders and Forward (association football), forwards. Some midfielders play a stri ...
.


Club career

In August 2007, he signed a two-year contract with Russian club
FC Rubin Kazan FC Rubin Kazan (russian: Футбо́льный клуб Руби́н Каза́нь, ''Futbolny klub Rubin Kazan'' , Tatar language, Tatar: Рубин Казан) is a Russian professional association football, football club based in the city o ...
, for a fee of €4.8 million. On 31 January 2010, he signed a contract with Turkish side
Gaziantepspor Gaziantepspor was a Turkish Association football, football club located in the city of Gaziantep. Formed in 1969 and dissolved in 2020, Gaziantepspor were nicknamed the ''Şahinler'' (The Falcons). The club colours were black and red, and they pla ...
until end of the season. Then he moved to
Bucaspor Bucaspor was a professional Turkish Association football, football club based in Buca, Izmir. Formed in 1928, Bucaspor were nicknamed Fırtına (Storm). The club colours were yellow and navy. It was dissolved in 2020. History Bucaspor was the fif ...
, a newly promoted
Süper Lig The Süper Lig (, ''Super League'') is a Turkey, Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system and is run by the Turkish Football Federation. Twenty clubs compete annually, ...
team.


International career

Tomas was part of the Croatia national team at the
2002 FIFA World Cup The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a ...
where he played in all three games in the group stage before they were eliminated. He was also on the national squad at
Euro 2004 The 2004 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2004, was the 12th edition of the UEFA European Championship The UEFA European Football Championship, less formally the European Championship and informally the Eu ...
but did not play any games in the tournament. He also played for the national team in their third and last game at the
2006 FIFA World Cup The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a ...

2006 FIFA World Cup
.


Managerial career

On 15 November 2019, Tomas was appointed manager of Turkish Süper Lig club
Antalyaspor Antalyaspor is a Turkey, Turkish professional Association football, football club located in the city of Antalya. The club's colours are red and white. They play their home matches at the Antalya Stadium. In Turkey, the club won the TFF First Le ...
.


Honours

Dinamo Zagreb *
Prva HNL The Croatian First Football League ( hr, Prva hrvatska nogometna liga, ), also known as Prva HNL or 1. HNL or, for sponsorship reasons, the Hrvatski Telekom Prva liga, is the top Croatian professional football (soccer), football league competiti ...
: 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000 * Croatian Cup: 1996, 1997, 1998 Fenerbahçe *
Süper Lig The Süper Lig (, ''Super League'') is a Turkey, Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system and is run by the Turkish Football Federation. Twenty clubs compete annually, ...
: 2003–04 Galatasaray *
Süper Lig The Süper Lig (, ''Super League'') is a Turkey, Turkish professional league for association football clubs. It is the top-flight of the Turkish football league system and is run by the Turkish Football Federation. Twenty clubs compete annually, ...
: 2005–06 *
Turkish Cup The Turkish Cup (Turkish language, Turkish: ''Türkiye Kupası'') is a association football, football cup competition in Turkish football, run by the Turkish Football Federation since 1962. During a brief sponsorship period with Fortis (finance), ...
: 2005 Rubin Kazan *
Russian Premier League The Russian Premier League (RPL; russian: Российская премьер-лига; РПЛ), also written as Russian Premier Liga, is the top division professional association football Association football, more commonly known as sim ...
: 2008, 2009


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Interview-biography
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