Kosta Papić

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Kostadin Papić
Personal information
Full name Kostadin Papić
Date of birth (1960-07-17)17 July 1960
Place of birth Novi Sad SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Teams managed
Years Team
2004–2006 Orlando Pirates
2006–2007 Maritzburg United
2007–2007 Kaizer Chiefs
2008–2009 Hearts of Oak
2009–2011 Young Africans
2011 Young Africans
2014 Chippa United
2015– Polokwane City

Kosta Papić (Serbian: Коста Папић; born 17 July 1970) is a Serbian football coach who managed a number of African clubs in South Africa, Ghana and Tanzania. As of May 2016 he is head coach at Polokwane City.

Coaching career[edit]

Previous clubs: Kaizer Chiefs,[1] Maritzburg United, Orlando Pirates[2] (all South Africa); Lobi Stars, Enyimba, Enugu Rangers, Kwara United (all Nigeria)

In December 2008 moved to Ghana and coached Accra Hearts of Oak SC[3] and left the club on mutual consent after leading with 10 points and 7 games to finish the season due to what he termed managerial interference.[4] He worked last as Head Coach by Accra Hearts of Oak SC up to July 2009. He is currently signed as Head Coach of Young Africans FC under a 2-year contract.

Kostadin Papić arrived in Dar es Salaam ready for his new job at Yanga football club. One of the coach's earliest experiences in his new setting will be the match against traditional rivals Simba on October 31. [1]


Papić set up a youth academy in Randburg, South Africa with the aim of identifying and developing local talent. The academy has run into numerous operational problems and has left many players disgruntled after their investments weren't returned.


He is nicknamed "Bill Clinton" due to his striking resemblance to the former American president.