|Date of birth||29 July 1975|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, Yugoslavia|
|Height||177 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Nikola Kavazović (29 July 1975, Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian professional football coach. Since June 2014, he is the head coach of Sri Lanka national football team. Kavazović is the former Tajikistan national football team head coach (2012 - 2013), and also former head coach of Tajikistan champions Istiqlol Dushanbe. As head coach of Istiqlol Dushanbe, Nikola Kavazović won AFC Presidents Cup 2012. Kavazović successfully completed UEFA "A" license, and enrolled on UEFA "PRO" license in Football Federation of Bosnia and Hercegovina. In August 2012, he was the youngest national team head coach in the world.
Nikola Kavazovic started coaching job in 1996. in BASK Belgrade, as youth coach. Besides BASK, Kavazovic worked as youth and senior coach in BSK, Zarkovo, Borac and Resnik. In 1998. Kavazovic graduate on Belgrade Sports University as youngest high educated football coach in SR Yugoslavia.
In January 2012, Kavazovic moved to Asia, Tajikistan, and become Istiqlol FC head coach. In his first season, Istiqlol won Tajikistan Supercup and AFC Presidents Cup. Also, they won silver medal in Tajikistan elite league, and lost Tajikistan Cup finals against Regar Tad Az after penalty series (8:7). In his second season, Istiqlol finished first part of season with record of 8 wins, 0 draws and one defeat. After 8 straight wins, Istiqlol lost away game to Champions Ravshan Kulob (1:0), and Kavazovic was sacked day after, on June 17, 2013.
In July 2012, Kavazovic got offer to become Tajikistan national head coach. On his debut, Tajikistan won Qatar in Munich (Germany) 2:1. Also, under him, Tajikistan won Pakistan (1:0) and Macau (3:0), and lost to Iran (6:1) and Kyrgyzstan (1:0). On March 28, 2013, Kavazovic resigned after failure to qualify for final tournament of AFC Challenge Cup 2014, during the press conference in Bishkek.
On 5 June 2014, Kavazović was appointed head coach of the Sri Lankan National Football Team. On his debut, on August 24, 2014, Sri Lanka beat the Seycheles national team in Mahé, by two goals to one. This was the first away victory for Sri Lanka after 15 years.
|Istiqlol||January 2012||June 2013||46||36||6||4||129||22||78.26||AFC Presidents Cup||Tajikistan Supercup|
|Tajikistan||September 2012||March 2013||5||3||0||2||7||8||60.00|
|Sri Lanka||June 2014||4||1||1||2||3||6||25.00|
P – Total of played matches W – Won matches D – Drawn matches L – Lost matches GS – Goal scored GA – Goals against
%W – Percentage of matches won
- "Mediocre preparations could mar Istiklol". Asian Football Confederation. 23 September 2012. Retrieved 7 October 2012.
- "Nikola Kavazovic signed as new Sri Lanka national football coach". nikolakavazovic.com. NIKOLA KAVAZOVIC.
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