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Darije Kalezić

Darije Kalezić
Personal information
Full nameDarije Kalezić
Date of birth (1969-11-01) November 1, 1969 (age 44)
Place of birthPfäffikon, Switzerland
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionDefender
Senior career*
1987–1994FK Velež Mostar?(?)
1994–1995FC Den Bosch19(0)
1995–2002RKC Waalwijk118(3)
2002–2003FK Velež Mostar27(0)
2003–2004AGOVV Apeldoorn32(1)
2004–2006De Graafschap24(1)
Teams managed
2006–2008De Graafschap (reserve/youth team)
2008–2009De Graafschap (assistant)
2009–2011De Graafschap
2011Zulte Waregem
2013Stockport County
2013–Jong PSV
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Darije Kalezić (born November 1, 1969 in Pfäffikon, Switzerland) is a former Bosnian-Swiss footballer and currently manager of Jong PSV in the Eerste Divisie.

Playing career

Kalezić divided his career between Bosnia, where he played for FK Velež Mostar, and the Netherlands as player for FC Den Bosch, RKC Waalwijk, AGOVV Apeldoorn, De Graafschap. He retired in 2006.

Coaching career

After retirement from football as a player, Kalezić accepted to stay at De Graafschap as a reserve/youth team coach from 2006 to 2008, and later on being promoted as assistant.[1]

On February 25, 2009 he was appointed interim manager of De Graafschap after previous manager Henk van Stee was dismissed due to poor results. Even though the team relegated at the end of the season, Kalezić was confirmed as head coach for the new season, in which he led the promptly bounce back into the Eredivisie by claiming the 2009–10 Eerste Divisie title.[1] He saved the team from relegation in 2010–11, leaving the club at the end of the season. On June 2011 he was announced as new head coach of Belgian Pro League club Zulte Waregem, but in the last week of 2011 he was fired after unsatisfactory results. On January 24, 2013, he was announced as manager of Stockport County.[2] He held this position until March 20, 2013 at which point he left the club via mutual consent. [3]

Personal life

Kalezić's father is from Montenegro and his mother is from Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[4] His parents were guest workers in Switzerland when he was born, but they moved back to the Balkans, settling in Mostar when Darije was a child.[4]


As a coach

With De Graafschap:


External links

  • (German) Profile at

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