Nikola Nikezić

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Nikola Nikezić
Personal information
Full name Nikola Nikezić
Date of birth (1981-06-13) 13 June 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Budućnost Podgorica 46 (0)
2002FK Bokelj (loan) 15 (1)
2002–2004 Sutjeska Nikšić 73 (25)
2005–2006 Domžale 24 (10)
2006–2007 Gorica 30 (22)
2007–2009 Le Havre 46 (14)
2010 Kuban Krasnodar 32 (4)
2012–2013 Olimpija Ljubljana 43 (18)
2014 Chainat Hornbill 16 (4)
Total 325 (98)
National team
2001 Yugoslavia U21 2 (0)
2003 Serbia and Montenegro U21 1 (0)
2004 Serbia and Montenegro U23 2 (0)
2007 Montenegro 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 October 2008

Nikola Nikezić (pronounced [nǐkola nǐkezit͡ɕ];[1] Cyrillic: Никола Никезић; born 13 June 1981 in Titograd) is a Montenegrin former professional footballer.


He also played for Domžale and Gorica in the Slovenian PrvaLiga and FK Budućnost Podgorica and FK Sutjeska Nikšić in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro.[2] On 15 March 2010 Nikezic ended his experience with Le Havre AC, the striker decided to quit the French team and signed a deal with the Russian side FC Kuban Krasnodar.[3] His contract with Kuban was supposed to run until November 2011. However, in early 2011, FC Kuban decided they want to buy different players in his position and tried to force him to dissolve the contract by mutual consent. When he refused, he was beaten up by unknown persons, allegedly with ties to the Russian mafia, at the club office to force him to sign the contract dissolution papers.[4] After being beaten for 20 minutes, by two armed men, he did sign the paperwork.[4] He filed a complaint with FIFA president Sepp Blatter couple of days after the incident, with attached photos of bruises sustained during the beating.[5][6] Eventually FIFPro (International Federation of Professional Footballers), with the assistance of Russian Football Union, forced the club to pay Nikezić a compensation of 180,000 euros.[7]

International career[edit]

He was part of the Serbia and Montenegro squad at the 2004 Summer Olympics, that exited in the first round, finishing fourth in Group C behind gold-medal winners Argentina, Australia and Tunisia.[8]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Mangold (2005:583)
  2. ^ "Nikola Nikezic" (in Serbian). Dekisa Tripod. Retrieved 2 October 2009.
  3. ^ Nikola Nikezic au FC Kuban Krasnodar (2ème division Russe)
  4. ^ a b "Nikezić in Sretenović v Rusiji deležna mafijskih metod". 29 March 2011.
  5. ^ "Nikezic letter to Blatter, Page 1". Russian Soccer Players and Coaches Union. 15 March 2011.
  6. ^ "Nikezic letter to Blatter, Page 2". Russian Soccer Players and Coaches Union. 15 March 2011.
  7. ^ "Sretenović in Nikezić dočakala srečen konec ruske zgodbe". 29 March 2011.
  8. ^ "Nikola Nikezić Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Retrieved 2 October 2009.