Zlatko Krmpotić

Zlatko Krmpotić (Serbian Cyrillic: Златко Крмпотић; born 7 August 1958) is a Serbian football manager and former player.

Zlatko Krmpotić
Personal information
Full name Zlatko Krmpotić
Date of birth (1958-08-07) 7 August 1958 (age 62)
Place of birth Belgrade, PR Serbia,
FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1986 Red Star Belgrade 180 (7)
1986–1988 Gençlerbirliği 60 (3)
AIK Bačka Topola
Total 240 (10)
National team
1978 Yugoslavia U21 5 (0)
1980–1982 Yugoslavia 8 (0)
Teams managed
AIK Bačka Topola
1994–1996 Degerfors IF
1997–1998 Sloga Jugomagnat
1999 Ankaragücü
1999–2000 OFK Beograd
2000 Obilić
2001 Paniliakos
2001 Nea Salamis
2002 Kairat
2005 Serbia and Montenegro U17
2005–2006 Kazma
2007–2008 Serbia U19
2013 OFK Beograd
2014 OFK Beograd
2015 TP Mazembe (assistant)
2016 Don Bosco
2017 ZESCO United
2018 Jwaneng Galaxy
2019 APR FC
2019 Polokwane City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Between 1977 and 1986, Krmpotić spent nine seasons with Red Star Belgrade, making over 200 appearances in all competitions and winning five major trophies. He then moved abroad to Turkey and spent two seasons with Gençlerbirliği (1986–1988). Before retiring from the game, Krmpotić played for AIK Bačka Topola in his homeland.

International careerEdit

At international level, Krmpotić represented Yugoslavia at the 1982 FIFA World Cup, making two appearances in the process, as the team finished third in Group 5. He previously won the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 1978.

Managerial careerEdit

During his managerial career, Krmpotić worked at numerous clubs in 12 countries, namely Serbia and its predecessors (AIK Bačka Topola, OFK Beograd in three spells, and Obilić), Sweden (Degerfors IF), FYR Macedonia (Sloga Jugomagnat), Turkey (Ankaragücü), Greece (Paniliakos), Cyprus (Nea Salamis), Kazakhstan (Kairat),[1] Kuwait (Kazma), DR Congo (Don Bosco), Zambia (ZESCO United), Botswana (Jwaneng Galaxy),[2] and South Africa (Royal Eagles). He also led the Serbia and Montenegro U17s (2005),[3] as well as the Serbia U19s (2007–2008).

Personal lifeEdit

Krmpotić is an ethnic Serbian Croat[4] and holds Croatian citizenship. He is the brother-in-law of Serbian media magnate Željko Mitrović.



Red Star Belgrade




  • Best coach of the Democratic Republic of Congo championship 2016-2017
  • Best coach of Zambian Superleague 2017-2018
  • Best coach of Botswana Premier League 2018
  • Best coach of Africa 2017-2018


  1. ^ "Krmpotic flees Kairat under a cloud". uefa.com. 26 September 2002. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Galaxy sack Serbian coach". weekendpost.co.bw. 23 July 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Krmpotić se izjasnio" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 15 February 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  4. ^ D. R. (30 October 2008). "As Zvezde protjeran jer "nema Hrvat što tražiti na Marakani, kao ni Srbin u Hajduku"". Index.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 5 January 2021.

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