Matic Stjepan MATIC

Presentation

Retired
SERBIA SERBIA
Born Sep 24, 1952
Belgrade, SERBIA
Age 69 years old
Size 1.77 m
Position Attacking midfielder
Arrival(s)
Telstar Telstar 1976
Departure(s)
Bolivar Bolivar 1977
Career
Heilbronn Heilbronn
Sparta Rotterdam Sparta Rotterdam
Telstar Telstar
Rennes Rennes
Bolivar Bolivar
Serbian born Stjepan Matic arrived in Rennes from hometown Belgrade at the beginning of the 1976/1977 season in a ploy to bolster the number of options in attack for the Red and Blacks. His arrival triggered the departure of Houssaine Anafal, who cancelled his contract owing to his difficulties in dealing with homesickness. When he landed in Rennes, he was convinced to sign for Reims, which might explain his future difficulties to adapt to his new team. After having played in Germany and the Netherlands (Sparta Rotterdam and Telstar), he would only end up staying for one season in Red and Black, making a meagre two appearances in total. His Rennes debut came when he was given a spot in the starting line-up on Matchday 13 of the season against Sochaux in a 2-2 draw on 6th November 1976. His next appearance wasn't until 6th February 1977 when he came on as a substitute against Valenciennes, replacing Alain Richard during the match, in a 0-2 defeat. After such a barren season in Rennes colours, he left France to continue his playing career in Bolivia.