Lav Mantula

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Lav Mantula
Personal information
Date of birth (1928-12-08)8 December 1928
Place of birth Sarajevo, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 1 December 2008(2008-12-01) (aged 79)
Place of death Zurich, Switzerland
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1947–1951 FK Sarajevo
1952–1955 Dinamo Zagreb
1955–1958 NK Zagreb
1959–1962 Servette
1962–1966 Sion
National team
1954 Yugoslavia 1 (0)
Teams managed
1963–1967 Sion
1967–1969 Zürich
1972–1975 Neuchâtel Xamax
1979–1980 Neuchâtel Xamax
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Lav Mantula[1] (8 December 1928 – 1 December 2008[2]) was a footballer who represented Yugoslavia at the 1954 FIFA World Cup. He played club football in Yugoslavia with FK Sarajevo, Dinamo Zagreb and NK Zagreb and in Switzerland with Servette and Sion.[3]

He also coached in Switzerland, managing the club sides Sion, Zürich and Neuchâtel Xamax.[4]


  1. ^ "Lav Mantula". (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 October 2018. (English translation)
  2. ^ Lav Mantula at
  3. ^ Lav Mantula at (in Serbian)
  4. ^ "Switzerland - Trainers of First and Second Division Clubs". Archived from the original on 27 June 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2008. Law Mantula

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