Gordana Kek – Meet Wife Of Matjaz Kek

by sabina Mon Apr 22 2024 Updated On Mon Apr 22 2024
Gordana Kek – Meet Wife Of Matjaz Kek

Gordana Kek is famous as the wife of a Slovenian-born professional football manager and former player, Matjaz Kek, who is the current head coach of the Slovenia national team.

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Happily married to her husband 

Gordana has been happily married to her husband, Matjaz. The exact date of their marriage is not known, but they have been together for a long time.

Together, they share a son, Matjaz Kek Jr., who they welcomed in 1991.

Gordana Kek husband Matjaz Kek
Gordana Kek husband Matjaz Kek. Source: Instagram

Her son is serving as an assistant to his father

Her son is a former footballer. Although he could not make it to the first league, he played in the second league for Mura, Dravinja, and Verzej

He was playing in the lower Austrian league until 2020. In 2021, he joined his father as one of the two assistants of his father. 

Net Worth 

Her husband Matjaz’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million


Her husband is 62 years old.

Her husband says she is smartly silent

Her husband, in an interview back in 2017, said that she is the only one in the Kek family who is smartly silent while other members are harsh critics.

Matjaz's father was an outstanding player. He played in the early 1960s for NK Maribor where he scored one goal in 51 appearances. 

Matjaz said his father told him to be ashamed of his bad performance when they lost the only game that season against Lokomotiv and that his son sometimes rumbles and acts smart. 

Only Gordana is smartly silent, he added.

Matjaz's father sadly passed away in March 2024 at the age of 90. 

He managed to travel with the national team, where the national team played their first official match.

Her husband has the most success with Rijeka

Her husband is one of the most successful football managers in the world. 

His managerial career began in 2000 with Maribor after he hung up his boots there. 

He has won the Slovenian League twice with Maribor and with the Slovenian national team, he has won two major tournaments. 

He has led the team to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2024.

Matjaz has the most success with Rijeka as a manager. He led the team to its historic wins in his five years at the club. 

He won the Croatian Cup twice, the Croatian Super Cup, and twice qualified for the group stage of the Europa League

He is known as Ferguson of Rijeka because he is the longest-serving manager by single appointment in the history of the Croatian First Football League.

More about her husband

  1. Matjaz also had a successful playing career. His lucky number is 5, so he wore the number 5 T-shirt for most of his playing career.
  2. During his playing career, he underwent nine surgeries, suffered a cruciate ligament injury twice, thrice Achilles tendon, and four times the meniscus.
  3. Besides football, he loves classical and jazz music and wine. He has more than 12,000 records.
  4. He was also a DJ and even had his music show on one of the radio stations during his acting career.
  5. He doesn't like life on his laurels. According to him, victories fill one with confidence but are a double-edged sword because defeat soon follows, and every defeat is a trauma that leaves a small scar.
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