Vladimir Vermezović

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Vladimir Vermezović
Владимир Вермезовић
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-30) 30 June 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Defender (retired)
Club information
Current team
Orlando Pirates (head coach)
Youth career
1975–1977 Železnik[1]
1977–1981 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1989 Partizan 144 (2)
1989–1990 Sporting Gijón 20 (0)
1990–1991 Salamanca 21 (1)
1991–1995 Panionios 33 (1)
1995–1996 Hannover 96 11 (1)
Total 229 (5)
National team
1985 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2002 Partizan (assistant)
2002–2003 Teleoptik
2004–2005 Partizan
2008 Spartak Trnava
2009–2012 Kaizer Chiefs
2012–2013 Partizan
2014– Orlando Pirates
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vladimir Vermezović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Вермезовић; born 30 June 1963) is a Serbian football former player and current coach of Orlando Pirates in the Premier Soccer League.

Playing career[edit]

Vermezović, known locally as Vermez or Čika Crni,[2][3] began playing football for FK Partizan in the Yugoslav First League, before moving abroad to play in Spain for Sporting de Gijón and UD Salamanca. He also played in Greece for Panionios F.C. and finished his playing career with German side Hannover 96.[4]

Managerial career[edit]

Following his retirement, Vermezović began coaching with Partizan. He achieved great success in reaching 1/8 finals of the Uefa Cup in 2004/05 season, when he was coaching 16 straight matches with Partizan in European competition.[1]

He had a brief spell with FC Spartak Trnava before joining South African side Kaizer Chiefs in 2009.[4]

In May 2012, he returned to Partizan and once again became head coach. He ended his second spell in charge of Partizan in April 2013.

On 14 February 2014, he was appointed head coach of South African outfit Orlando Pirates.[5]


  1. ^ a b Samo Partizan - u Evropi: Gandijevski Parni valjak by Radojević, Srđan (in Serbian). FK Partizan. 2004. pp. 24–25. 
  2. ^ "Čika Crni": "Šabalala? Nema šanse..." article and interview at Sportske.net
  3. ^ Čika Crni in Serbian means Mr. Black in English, possibly given to Vermezović for his dark facial hair and/or clothing
  4. ^ a b "Στους Κάιζερ Τσιφς ο πρώην "κυανέρυθρος" Βερμέζοβιτς" (in Greek). Sport24. 18 May 2009. 
  5. ^ "Orlando Pirates appoint Head Coach". Orlando Pirates. 14 February 2014. 

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