Bogdan Cuvaj

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Bogdan Cuvaj
Personal information
Date of birth (1905-10-21)21 October 1905
Place of birth Zagreb, Austria-Hungary
Date of death 23 July 1983(1983-07-23) (aged 77)
Place of death Zagreb, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia
Playing position Manager
Teams managed
Years Team
1929–1934 HŠK Concordia
1941–1943 Croatia
1945–1946 NK Metalac Zagreb
1946–1952 NK Lokomotiva Zagreb
1952–1955 NK Tekstilac Zagreb
1956 Dinamo Zagreb
1958–1962 Kickers Offenbach

Bogdan Cuvaj (21 October 1905 – 23 July 1983) was a Croatian football manager of Albanian descent in both club and international competition.

He became the manager of Concordia Zagreb's youth side in 1926. After receiving managerial training in Vienna, Cuvaj became Concordia's manager in 1931, a position he held until the club was banned in 1945. With the club he won the 1932 Yugoslavian championship and the 1942 Croatian championship. From March 6, 1939 he served as secretary of the Croatian Football Federation and also managed the Croatian national team several times from 1941 to 1945.

After World War II he managed Tekstilac Zagreb (1945-1946), Lokomotiva Zagreb (1946-1952), Metalac Zagreb (1952-1955) and Dinamo Zagreb (1955-1956).


  • Nogometni leksikon (2004, in Croatian)