Niko Kovac


Niko Kovac Bio

Who is Niko Kovac

Niko Kovac is former Croatian footballer who played as a mid- fielder. He is currently manager of Croatian National Footbal Team. He was long lasting captain before he retired from international football in 2009.

Early Life (Childhood)

He passed his early childhood in West Berlin. He started his football career at local club Hertha BSC and became a member of their first team in early age of seventeen.

Interesting Facts

He did nose surgery because of medical issues as he had breathing problems due to his humpy nose. He worked as assistant in Red Bull Salzburg and coach for Croatia U21, before he started coaching Croatian National Team.

Personal Life

He is happily married to his school day girlfriend Kristina for the last 14 years. Kovac pair have got one thirteen year old daughter. After his nose surgery he has turned from ugliest to hottest coach of World Cup 2014 making lot of female his fan.


After his retirement Kovac received award from his Croatian fans for his big contribution to the Croatian National team. He was awarded with Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich in 2003.


Kovac was named as ugliest footballer on Euro 2008. In Euro 2016 qualifier after Croatian supporters threw fireworks and smoke bombs during game with Italy on to the pitch, later he apologized with Italian fans for the Croatian supporters behavior.