Vlado Čapljić

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Vlado Čapljić
Personal information
Full name Vladan Čapljić
Date of birth (1962-03-22) March 22, 1962 (age 55)
Place of birth Sarajevo, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1978–1979 Željezničar Sarajevo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1985 Željezničar Sarajevo 80 (1)
1985–1987 Partizan Belgrade 48 (4)
1987–1990 Dinamo Zagreb 40 (7)
1990–1992 Željezničar Sarajevo
1992–1994 AD Esposende
National team
Yugoslavia U21
1984 Yugoslavia U23
1984–1985 Yugoslavia 4 (0)
Teams managed
Radnički Obrenovac
Srem Jakovo
Timočanin Knjaževac
Radnički Niš
2009–2011 Radnički Kragujevac
2012 Slavija Sarajevo
2013 Rudar Prijedor
2013–2014 Donji Srem
2015 Radnički Kragujevac
2015 Mačva Šabac
2015 Željezničar Sarajevo
2017 Radnički Kragujevac
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Vladan "Vlado" Čapljić (Serbian Cyrillic: Bлaдo Чaпљић; born March 22, 1962) is a Bosnian football manager and former player.[1]


Čapljić started playing in the youth teams of FK Željezničar Sarajevo where he played until 1985. With them, he reached the semi-finals of the 1984-85 UEFA Cup. Next, he moved to Belgrade to play with FK Partizan where he won two national championships, in 1986 and 1987. In January 1988, he moved to NK Dinamo Zagreb where he played until 1990. He then returned briefly to Željezničar, before, in 1992, deciding to move abroad, to Portugal, where he played for the lower league A.D. Esposende, before hanging up his boots in 1994.[2]

National team[edit]

He played for all the youth selections before playing for the main Yugoslav national football team. He collected four caps. He also played for the olympic team at the 1984 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal.[3]

Coaching career[edit]

After having retired, he decided to stay attached to football, and, after getting the coaching diploma, he started coaching a number of teams in Serbia. He was the main coach of FK Radnički Obrenovac, FK Bežanija, FK Srem Jakovo, FK Timočanin Knjaževac, FK Radnički Niš and FK Radnički 1923.[4]