Fahrudin Omerović

Fahrudin Omerović (Turkish: Fahrudin Ömeroviç; born 26 August 1961) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian former football goalkeeper. He is assistant coach of Fenerbahçe. In Turkey he is known as Fahrettin Ömerli since he took Turkish citizenship while playing there.[2]

Fahrudin Omerović
Personal information
Full name Fahrudin Omerović
Date of birth (1961-08-26) 26 August 1961 (age 59)
Place of birth Doboj, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
İstanbul Başakşehir (Assistant Coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1984 Sloboda Tuzla 94 (0)
1984–1992 Partizan 238 (0)
1992–1995 Kocaelispor 93 (0)
1996–1998 Istanbulspor 35 (0)
Total 460 (0)
National team
1989–1992 Yugoslavia 8 (0)
1996 Bosnia and Herzegovina[1] 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Born in Doboj, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Omerović begin his career in FK Sloboda Tuzla, making his debut in the Yugoslav First League in the 1980–81 season. He spent four seasons playing in Tuzla, when in summer 1984 he was transferred to FK Partizan where he will become the main goalkeeper for the following 8 seasons.[3] With Partizan he won two Yugoslav championships, two Yugoslav Cups, and one Supercup.

After the dissolution of SFR Yugoslavia, he made a transfer to Kocaelispor in 1992. He played Kocaelispor for 4 years. After he moved to İstanbulspor and played there for 2 years. Finally he retired in 1998-99 season.

International careerEdit

He was capped eight times for Yugoslavia between 1989 and 1992, including a spot in Yugoslavia's 1990 World Cup roster. However, he did not see a single minute of action and spent the tournament as backup to Tomislav Ivković. Omerović was also called to UEFA Euro 1992,[4] but the nation would be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars.

In 1996, he played 3 matches for the newly established Bosnian national team.[3]His final international was an October 1996 World Cup qualification match against Croatia.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

After retiring, he stayed in Turkey where he has undertaken a coaching career. Initially he worked as assistant of Safet Sušić and Aykut Kocaman, before beginning his career as a main coach working in clubs such as İstanbulspor, Malatyaspor and Ankaraspor.[3]




  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2011-07-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Naturalized Turks #26
  3. ^ a b c Fahrudin Omerović at Reprezentacija.rs
  4. ^ "Pancev también renuncia a la Eurocopa". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 May 1992. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2021-04-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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