Branko Ivankovic

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Branko Ivankovic said : “Our players did their best in the 2006 World Cup but we took part at the competition with several injured players. Ali Karimi, Javad Nekounam, Fereydoon Zandi and Sattar Zare were injured ahead of the competition. Karimi had just suffered the worst injury of his soccer career,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ) : “Expectation were very high in the 2006 World Cup and the fans and media put us under pressure. The President (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) had said Iran had to advance to the semifinals. We started well the competition but in the last 15 minutes against Mexico, our problems started and everything fell apart,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I think Beiranvand had to win the award because he played well in Persepolis and Iran national football team,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “At the moment, I have a lot of offers from Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and China but have not accepted them so far. In Al Ahli, I was fired after three matches, something I had never experienced before. I think I worked well because the Saudi Arabian team needed some changes in dressing room but this is football and I accept it,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated ( about Gabriel Calderon ) : “I think Gabriel Calderon needs time in Persepolis because he is a great coach. Persepolis fans love their team and support their players and coaches. In my opinion, Persepolis and Sepahan are vying for the title in the current season,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I think (Carlos) Queiroz preferred to defend in Russia. Iran could play an attacking football against Portugal and Span. After beating Morocco, Team Melli should take risks,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “I would prefer to work at a club. I am not going work as a national team head coach,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic wrote : “I'm saying goodbye to you, Persepolis, Iranian football. I made a tough, impossible decision. There is no ideal time to leave. If we could probably, we will stay together for many years. My coaching staff and I gave the best of us, knowledge, experience, love, passion for the greatest results and success in club history and history of Iranian football. Thank you for four years of support, immense love for me and coaching staff. Love that I will not forget and will remain eternal in me. Sorry for few defeats, bad game or mistake, but we always wanted the best for you, club and Iranian football,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We earned wonderful results in this season since Persepolis were banned from signing players in the first half of the season. To win the title for the third time was the toughest and it proves that we have moved in the right direction and we will keep going,” “Persepolis had a difficult fixture in the final weeks but we did well. From now on, we are thinking about the match against Al Sadd in AFC Champions League and Sepahan in Hazfi Cup’s semifinals,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, May 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I am proud of my players because they dedicated themselves to the team. Persepolis don’t need to new players, however some of players are on the radar of the other clubs,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, May 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “There are not too many teams in the world who could win three consecutive league titles,” “We experienced some adverse circumstances over the season a two- window transfer ban and a congested fixtures list which made it even a more pleasant achievement, especially when no one really helped us en route to the title” External link

iran-daily Friday, May 17, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “The referees are doing their best but sometimes they make mistakes. I'm feeling optimistic about the officials and want to enjoy the football,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Ahli ) : “I am so sorry after we failed to win the match because we were the better team but lost the match. Persepolis defeated Al Ahli 2-0 in their previous match but we showed a better football in our second match, however we failed to win,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to thank Al Wasl officials for providing the conditions for us to host Al Ahli. We know how strong Al Ahli are but Persepolis are ready to take the team,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, April 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate Al Sadd on winning the match It was a difficult game and both teams played well. We fought really hard and wanted to win the game but at the end of the game we were unlucky the way we lost it,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “Al Sadd are a strong team but we created five scoring clear chances against them in the first half. In football, you have to take advantage of every opportunity, because your opponent will not squander their chances,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate the Qataris over winning the Asian Cup title. And, I think Al Sadd are even stronger than Qatar since the team take full advantage of super midfielders like Xavi Hernandez, Gabi Fernandez and the Qatari international players as well,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated : “Persepolis are drawn in a difficult group as we were held by Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor at our home last week. Also, Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia defeated strong Al Sadd 2-0. Persepolis and Al Sadd, as the last year’s finalists of West Asia, failed to win their first matches and it shows how difficult our group is,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded ( about Ahli ) : “Persepolis are a big team in Asia and we are supported by tens of millions of fans. Al Sadd also are a great team with a great coach. I watched the match between Al Sadd and Al Ahli and I have to say the Qataris were the better team despite suffering an away defeat,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate my players for their performance against Pakhtakor. According to the statistics, we were the better team but failed to score the winner. I had already said Pakhtakor are a strong team, however many people think they cannot advance to the knockout stage. My players should forget this match and concentrate on our next matches,” “Pakhtakor take advantage of eight Uzbekistan national team players. They are second in their league and will be better in the future,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated : “From now on, we just think about facing Nassaji Mazandaran in Iran Professional League. Afterward, we will travel to face Al Sadd and we know that how strong they are,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “It was very clear their goal was in an offside position. But it’s our destiny and we should focus on our work,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We are not favorites to win the title not because we don’t want to win the match. Hazfi Cup is different with the league and it’s so unpredictable,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “Persepolis are going to win the title and will do our best. However, we feel the pressure because of league’s time table. I don’t want to criticizes the organizers but I think the schedule has gone against us. Persepolis have cooperated with the Iran Football League Organization. When our players were called up for national duty we met Paykan in the league and Sepidrood in Hazfi Cup,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “I don’t know if they are looking to hire a new coach or not. It depends to the federation and it will make the best decision after analyzing the best choices. But, I am Persepolis coach at the moment and I have extended my deal for two more years at the beginning of the season,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, February 1, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic told : “I had fantastic four years as the coach of Iran which I won’t forget. We had very good players who were playing in big European teams but things have been changed and there are not notable Iranian players in Europe at the moment. Without a doubt, I’m now a better coach than I was 10 years ago because I have gained a lot of experience during the previous years,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added ( about Davor Suker ) : “I have a very close relation with Davor Suker [current president of the Croatian Football Federation] while I have always been a candidate for Croatia coaching role since 2000 but there are a couple of things which didn’t let me to coach my country’s national team,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We had a poor start in the league but we are back then I told the media that we are one of the title contenders this season. Nobody takes it serious as we had earned just four points after six weeks but now we have not lost in the past 18 weeks and we are two points behind the table toppers,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “We have very important games in front of us. Tehran derby against Esteghlal is such as the league final and we will try our best to win this match because nothing less than a win will not satisfy me. After a win in derby we will be close to win the league which is our main objective from the start of the season,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I had many offers while one of them was from Croatia Football Federation but I decided to remain at the biggest club in Asia with millions of fans. Current Croatia national team is one of the best during the last decade and I believe they are capable of winning the Euro 2016,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic told : “Iranians have preserve their customs and traditions for thousands of years. Yalda and Nowruz (Persian New Year) have their roots in ancient traditions,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:38:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Team ) : “I've been always a big fan of Team Melli and I wish them all the best in the AFC Asian Cup. Team Melli’s success is my success too. Iran national football team doesn’t belong to a special person, Team Melli is for all Iranian people,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:59:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Team ) : “I want to emphasize once again, Persepolis club, our fans, coaching staff, players and me will support Iran national football team. Please don’t ask me about Team Melli from now on because my answer is clear,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach68.49%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
football coach1.37%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
manager4.11%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
head coach16.44%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
treinador8.22%PT09/03/201303/09/2013
croat manager1.37%EN06/08/200508/06/2005
Names Lang Count
برانکو ایوانکوویچFA79.93%
Branko IvankovicEN9.95%
Branko IvankovicDE2.40%
Branko IvankovicID2.40%
Branko IvankovicEU2.40%
Branko IvankovicPT2.40%
Branko IvankovičSL0.34%
Branko IvankovićEN0.17%
Branko IvankovićPL0.00%
Branko IvankovićFR0.00%
Branko IvankovićHR0.00%
Branko IvankovićNL0.00%
Branko IvankovićSL0.00%
Branko IvankovićDE0.00%
Brank IvankovicEN0.00%
ブランコ・イバンコビッチJA0.00%
Бранко ИванковичBG0.00%
ברנקו איבנקוביץ'HE0.00%


 
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Branko Ivankovic

Last updated on 2017-09-25T19:06+0300.

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License: UNKNOWN

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Branko Ivankovic said : “Our players did their best in the 2006 World Cup but we took part at the competition with several injured players. Ali Karimi, Javad Nekounam, Fereydoon Zandi and Sattar Zare were injured ahead of the competition. Karimi had just suffered the worst injury of his soccer career,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ) : “Expectation were very high in the 2006 World Cup and the fans and media put us under pressure. The President (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) had said Iran had to advance to the semifinals. We started well the competition but in the last 15 minutes against Mexico, our problems started and everything fell apart,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, May 11, 2020 3:50:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I think Beiranvand had to win the award because he played well in Persepolis and Iran national football team,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 3, 2019 3:46:00 AM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “At the moment, I have a lot of offers from Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Japan and China but have not accepted them so far. In Al Ahli, I was fired after three matches, something I had never experienced before. I think I worked well because the Saudi Arabian team needed some changes in dressing room but this is football and I accept it,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated ( about Gabriel Calderon ) : “I think Gabriel Calderon needs time in Persepolis because he is a great coach. Persepolis fans love their team and support their players and coaches. In my opinion, Persepolis and Sepahan are vying for the title in the current season,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I think (Carlos) Queiroz preferred to defend in Russia. Iran could play an attacking football against Portugal and Span. After beating Morocco, Team Melli should take risks,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “I would prefer to work at a club. I am not going work as a national team head coach,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic wrote : “I'm saying goodbye to you, Persepolis, Iranian football. I made a tough, impossible decision. There is no ideal time to leave. If we could probably, we will stay together for many years. My coaching staff and I gave the best of us, knowledge, experience, love, passion for the greatest results and success in club history and history of Iranian football. Thank you for four years of support, immense love for me and coaching staff. Love that I will not forget and will remain eternal in me. Sorry for few defeats, bad game or mistake, but we always wanted the best for you, club and Iranian football,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, June 19, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We earned wonderful results in this season since Persepolis were banned from signing players in the first half of the season. To win the title for the third time was the toughest and it proves that we have moved in the right direction and we will keep going,” “Persepolis had a difficult fixture in the final weeks but we did well. From now on, we are thinking about the match against Al Sadd in AFC Champions League and Sepahan in Hazfi Cup’s semifinals,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, May 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I am proud of my players because they dedicated themselves to the team. Persepolis don’t need to new players, however some of players are on the radar of the other clubs,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, May 17, 2019 6:20:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “There are not too many teams in the world who could win three consecutive league titles,” “We experienced some adverse circumstances over the season a two- window transfer ban and a congested fixtures list which made it even a more pleasant achievement, especially when no one really helped us en route to the title” External link

iran-daily Friday, May 17, 2019 6:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “The referees are doing their best but sometimes they make mistakes. I'm feeling optimistic about the officials and want to enjoy the football,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, May 5, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Ahli ) : “I am so sorry after we failed to win the match because we were the better team but lost the match. Persepolis defeated Al Ahli 2-0 in their previous match but we showed a better football in our second match, however we failed to win,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:05:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to thank Al Wasl officials for providing the conditions for us to host Al Ahli. We know how strong Al Ahli are but Persepolis are ready to take the team,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, April 8, 2019 6:56:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate Al Sadd on winning the match It was a difficult game and both teams played well. We fought really hard and wanted to win the game but at the end of the game we were unlucky the way we lost it,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “Al Sadd are a strong team but we created five scoring clear chances against them in the first half. In football, you have to take advantage of every opportunity, because your opponent will not squander their chances,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 13, 2019 4:49:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate the Qataris over winning the Asian Cup title. And, I think Al Sadd are even stronger than Qatar since the team take full advantage of super midfielders like Xavi Hernandez, Gabi Fernandez and the Qatari international players as well,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated : “Persepolis are drawn in a difficult group as we were held by Uzbekistan’s Pakhtakor at our home last week. Also, Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia defeated strong Al Sadd 2-0. Persepolis and Al Sadd, as the last year’s finalists of West Asia, failed to win their first matches and it shows how difficult our group is,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded ( about Ahli ) : “Persepolis are a big team in Asia and we are supported by tens of millions of fans. Al Sadd also are a great team with a great coach. I watched the match between Al Sadd and Al Ahli and I have to say the Qataris were the better team despite suffering an away defeat,” External link

tehrantimes Monday, March 11, 2019 3:14:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “First, I would like to congratulate my players for their performance against Pakhtakor. According to the statistics, we were the better team but failed to score the winner. I had already said Pakhtakor are a strong team, however many people think they cannot advance to the knockout stage. My players should forget this match and concentrate on our next matches,” “Pakhtakor take advantage of eight Uzbekistan national team players. They are second in their league and will be better in the future,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic stated : “From now on, we just think about facing Nassaji Mazandaran in Iran Professional League. Afterward, we will travel to face Al Sadd and we know that how strong they are,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “It was very clear their goal was in an offside position. But it’s our destiny and we should focus on our work,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, March 6, 2019 5:48:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We are not favorites to win the title not because we don’t want to win the match. Hazfi Cup is different with the league and it’s so unpredictable,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic concluded : “Persepolis are going to win the title and will do our best. However, we feel the pressure because of league’s time table. I don’t want to criticizes the organizers but I think the schedule has gone against us. Persepolis have cooperated with the Iran Football League Organization. When our players were called up for national duty we met Paykan in the league and Sepidrood in Hazfi Cup,” External link

tehrantimes Sunday, February 17, 2019 3:07:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “I don’t know if they are looking to hire a new coach or not. It depends to the federation and it will make the best decision after analyzing the best choices. But, I am Persepolis coach at the moment and I have extended my deal for two more years at the beginning of the season,” External link

tehrantimes Friday, February 1, 2019 4:54:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic told : “I had fantastic four years as the coach of Iran which I won’t forget. We had very good players who were playing in big European teams but things have been changed and there are not notable Iranian players in Europe at the moment. Without a doubt, I’m now a better coach than I was 10 years ago because I have gained a lot of experience during the previous years,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added ( about Davor Suker ) : “I have a very close relation with Davor Suker [current president of the Croatian Football Federation] while I have always been a candidate for Croatia coaching role since 2000 but there are a couple of things which didn’t let me to coach my country’s national team,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said : “We had a poor start in the league but we are back then I told the media that we are one of the title contenders this season. Nobody takes it serious as we had earned just four points after six weeks but now we have not lost in the past 18 weeks and we are two points behind the table toppers,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “We have very important games in front of us. Tehran derby against Esteghlal is such as the league final and we will try our best to win this match because nothing less than a win will not satisfy me. After a win in derby we will be close to win the league which is our main objective from the start of the season,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic added : “I had many offers while one of them was from Croatia Football Federation but I decided to remain at the biggest club in Asia with millions of fans. Current Croatia national team is one of the best during the last decade and I believe they are capable of winning the Euro 2016,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 26, 2018 3:10:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic told : “Iranians have preserve their customs and traditions for thousands of years. Yalda and Nowruz (Persian New Year) have their roots in ancient traditions,” External link

tehrantimes Wednesday, December 19, 2018 6:38:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Team ) : “I've been always a big fan of Team Melli and I wish them all the best in the AFC Asian Cup. Team Melli’s success is my success too. Iran national football team doesn’t belong to a special person, Team Melli is for all Iranian people,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:59:00 PM EAT

Branko Ivankovic said ( about Team ) : “I want to emphasize once again, Persepolis club, our fans, coaching staff, players and me will support Iran national football team. Please don’t ask me about Team Melli from now on because my answer is clear,” External link

tehrantimes Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:59:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
coach68.49%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
football coach1.37%EN10/24/201724/10/2017
manager4.11%EN09/12/201712/09/2017
head coach16.44%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
treinador8.22%PT09/03/201303/09/2013
croat manager1.37%EN06/08/200508/06/2005
Names Lang Count
برانکو ایوانکوویچFA79.93%
Branko IvankovicEN9.95%
Branko IvankovicDE2.40%
Branko IvankovicID2.40%
Branko IvankovicEU2.40%
Branko IvankovicPT2.40%
Branko IvankovičSL0.34%
Branko IvankovićEN0.17%
Branko IvankovićPL0.00%
Branko IvankovićFR0.00%
Branko IvankovićHR0.00%
Branko IvankovićNL0.00%
Branko IvankovićSL0.00%
Branko IvankovićDE0.00%
Brank IvankovicEN0.00%
ブランコ・イバンコビッチJA0.00%
Бранко ИванковичBG0.00%
ברנקו איבנקוביץ'HE0.00%


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