Nikola Nikić

Nikola Nikić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Никић, pronounced [nǐkola nîkitɕ]; born 7 January 1956) is a Bosnian former footballer and current manager of NK Bratstvo Gračanica in the First League of FBiH.

Nikola Nikić
Personal information
Full name Nikola Nikić
Date of birth (1956-01-07) 7 January 1956 (age 64)
Place of birth Modriča, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position(s) Winger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1976 Modriča
1976–1979 Zvijezda Gradačac
1979–1984 Željezničar 133 (32)
1985 Egaleo 19 (3)
1985–1987 Aris 53 (12)
1987–1988 PAOK 9 (0)
1988–1991 Željezničar 67 (13)
1991–1992 Čelik Zenica
1992–1993 Borac Banja Luka
Teams managed
1993–1998 Modriča
1998–2000 Kolubara Lazarevac
2001–2004 Modriča
2004–2007 Bosnia and Herzegovina U19
2005–2007 Žepče
2007–2008 Bosnia and Herzegovina U21
2010 Thermaikos
2010 Modriča Maxima
2011 TOŠK Tešanj
2012–2013 Modriča Maxima
2013 Republika Srpska
2017–2018 Borac Šamac
2018– Bratstvo Gračanica
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

Nikić, born to father Ilija and mother Radojka (née Tadić), started his career in the lower leagues with FK Modriča and NK Zvijezda Gradačac before joining FK Željezničar Sarajevo. Although he was an excellent winger, he became famous for his funny character and truthful nature. Maybe he is not one of the all-time best FK Željezničar players, but surely one of the most popular ones. He is often a guest on various TV and radio shows because of his stories about himself being silly in all kind of strange situations.

His biggest playing success was being the member of the famous FK Željezničar squad which under the guidance of Ivica Osim reached UEFA Cup semifinals in the 1984–85 season. But Nikić didn't play the semifinal match against Videoton because in December 1984 he moved to Greece where he stayed for four seasons. In the 1984–85 season, he played for Egaleo F.C. making 19 appearances scoring 3 goals. During 1985–86 and 1986–87 seasons he played for Aris Thessaloniki F.C. and scored 12 goals in 53 league matches. At the end of the 1986–87 season he moved to Aris' fierce rival PAOK and played only 9 league matches in season 1987–88 without scoring any goals. After that season, he came back to FK Željezničar in 1988 where he stayed until the middle of the 1990–91 season when he moved to NK Čelik Zenica. He stayed at Čelik until 1992 when he moved to FK Borac Banja Luka. In 1993 he ended his playing career after leaving Borac.

Managerial careerEdit

After he ended his career as a professional footballer, he became a coach. He was the manager of FK Modriča, FK Kolubara Lazarevac, NK Žepče, Thermaikos FC, NK TOŠK Tešanj and FK Borac Šamac.

Since June 2018, Nikolić has been the head coach of First League FBiH club NK Bratstvo Gračanica.[1]

His biggest success was when he led FK Modriča to a place in the 2003–04 Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina after he won with Modriča the 2002–03 First League of the Republika Srpska.

He was also the head coach of the Bosnia-Herzegovina U19 team and the Bosnia-Herzegovina U21 team.

He was for a moment the head coach of the Republika Srpska official team (league selection) in September 2013.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His son Branislav is also a professional player in Greece.

HonoursEdit

ManagerEdit

Modriča

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nikola Nikić sjeo na klupu prvoligaša Federacije BiH at sport1.ba, 20 June 2018
  2. ^ Selekcija liga FSRS at Football Association of Republika Srpska official website, retrieved 26-5-2015 (in Serbian)

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