Samir Nurković came to the Premier Soccer League (PSL) as an unknown entity having spent most of his career on the outskirts of Europe. Despite his goalscoring prowess, there are certain things you did not know about "kokota", including a mistake by Kaizer Chiefs on his first day with the club.
The Serbian has taken the PSL by storm since joining Kaizer Chiefs at the beginning of the season not only has he catapulted Kaizer Chiefs to the top of Absa Premiership League standings, he has endeared himself to South African fans.
During his time with Slovakian side Football Club Pohronie, Samir was not only the star player of the team but he often took up the club captaincy.
Samir was among four signings unveiled by Kaizer Chiefs at the start of the season alongside Lazarous Kambole, Kearyn Baccus and James Kotei. Although, Kaizer Chiefs made a blunder on the striker unveiling jersey, spelling it as Nurcovic instead of Nurkovic, it was rectified when he made his debut against Highland Park.
The lanky Serbian dons the jersey number 9 for Kaizer Chiefs but throughout his nomadic career, he donned number 22, 10, 13 and 14, for his respective clubs.
The striker was born on 13 June 1992, in Tutin, a town and municipality located in the Raška district of the South-Western Serbia. According to a 2011 census, the municipality of Tutin has a population of just 31,155 people.
Despite being just 27, Samir has played for 10 different clubs, with Kaizer Chiefs being the 11th. The striker has played in countries such as Serbia, Austria, Slovakia and South Africa. Samir prides himself on his health and was once spotted visiting his Kaizer Chiefs teammate Bernard Parker's wellness store, where he received a sports massage.
Samir is proud of his Islamic faith, as seen on his Instagram posts, where he notes his goals with the Arabic caption: " Alhamdulillah" - an Arabic phrase meaning " Praise be to God". Sometimes translated as " Thank You".
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