Vladimir Vermezović

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Vladimir Vermezović
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-06-30) 30 June 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
1975–1977 Železnik
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
2002–2003 Teleoptik
2004–2005 Partizan
2008 Spartak Trnava
2009–2012 Kaizer Chiefs
2012–2013 Partizan
2014 Orlando Pirates
2017–2018 Budućnost Podgorica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Vladimir Vermezović (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Вермезовић; born 30 June 1963) is a Serbian football former player and current coach.

Playing career[edit]

Vermezović (known locally as Vermez or Čika Crni)[1][2] 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.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

Following his retirement, Vermezović began coaching with Partizan. He achieved success in reaching the UEFA Cup Round of 16 in the 2004–05 season by coaching sixteen straight matches with Partizan in European competition. This was Partizan's biggest success in the UEFA Cup since the 1988–89 season.[4]

He had a brief spell with FC Spartak Trnava before joining South African side Kaizer Chiefs in 2009.[3]

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] Although he led the team to Nedbank Cup success in May, he left the club later that year, resigning from his position due to a string of poor results in the 2014/2015 season. [6]



  1. ^ "Čika Crni": "Šabalala? Nema šanse..." article and interview at Sportske.net
  2. ^ Čika Crni in Serbian means Mr. Black in English, possibly given to Vermezović for his dark facial hair and/or clothing
  3. ^ a b Στους Κάιζερ Τσιφς ο πρώην "κυανέρυθρος" Βερμέζοβιτς (in Greek). Sport24. 18 May 2009.
  4. ^ Samo Partizan – Gandijevski Parni valjak by Srđan Radojević (in Serbian). FK Partizan. 2004. pp. 24–25.
  5. ^ "Orlando Pirates appoint Head Coach". Orlando Pirates. 14 February 2014.
  6. ^ https://www.soccerladuma.co.za/news/articles/teams/orlando-pirates/vladimir-vermezovic-has-left-orlando-pirates/194515
  7. ^ https://www.goal.com/en-za/slideshow/1080/4/title/what-it-takes-to-become-telkom-knockout-champions
  8. ^ https://www.kaizerchiefs.com/news/amakhosi-given-telkom-trophy/
  9. ^ http://www.kickoff.com/news/14810/kaizer-chiefs-beat-ajax-cape-town-in-telkom-knockout-cup-final
  10. ^ http://www.kickoff.com/news/24184/orlando-pirates-beat-kaizer-chiefs-to-win-the-mtn8-cup-final
  11. ^ https://www.soccerladuma.co.za/news/articles/categories/multimedia-galleries/gallery-mtn8-final-orlando-pirates-0-1-kaizer-chiefs/177374?page=5
  12. ^ http://www.kickoff.com/news/44578/nedbank-cup-final-match-report-orlando-pirates-3-1-bidvest-wits

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