Sad news from neighbouring Croatia: the legendary Petar Nadoveza, who won the Slovenian Cup with Olimpija, has died
Petar Nadoveza, once a top football player and later a coach, sports director and head of the youth drive
said goodbye at the age of 81, after losing his battle with a treacherous and long-lasting illness. Born in Šibenik in 1942, Petar Nadoveza scored more than 100 goals for Hajduk as a striker, also played for Šibenik and Lokeren, and once wore the Yugoslav national team jersey. After his football career, Petar Nadoveza went into coaching. He managed Hajduk four times, he also worked in Tunisia and Japan, and between 1995 and 1996 he was a member of the Slovenian football team.
Petar Nadoveza, nicknamed “Split Pele” by Hajduk fans, was the only player who didn’t make a single substitution in the Olimpija match until Alberto Riera arrived.
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took over in the summer of 1995 and stayed in Ljubljana until December 1996. His adventure among the Dragons culminated in June 1996, when he won the Cup with Olimpija. Olimpija played Primorje in the grand final, which was then decided in two games. In Ajdovščina, Ermin Šiljak scored for a 1:0 win, in Ljubljana it was 1:1 and Nadoveza and his team were delighted to win the trophy.
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