Albert Nađ

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Albert Nađ
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Personal information
Full name Albert Nađ
Date of birth (1974-10-29) October 29, 1974 (age 39)
Place of birth Zemun, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder (retired)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Partizan 111 (8)
1996–1998 Real Betis 56 (1)
1998–1999 Real Oviedo (loan) 27 (1)
1999–2002 Real Oviedo 43 (0)
2001 Elche (loan) 16 (1)
2002–2007 Partizan 92 (5)
2007–2008 Rostov 7 (0)
2008–2009 Čukarički 33 (1)
Total 385 (17)
National team
1994–2006 Serbia and Montenegro 45 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Albert Nađ (Serbian Cyrillic: Алберт Нађ, Hungarian: Nagy Albert; born October 29, 1974) is a Serbian former footballer of Hungarian ethnicity.

Playing career[edit]

He played 45 games for the Serbia and Montenegro national football team and scored 3 goals. He was a member of the Serbia and Montenegro national football team for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, and was also in the squad for the UEFA Euro 2000. He has also played in Spain for Real Betis and Real Oviedo. In English, his surname is spelled Nadj (the way it is pronounced in Serbian).

The experienced Albert Nađ is a player with a "lion's heart" attribute, as the Serbian football press likes to call it. His "never give up" mentality is nevertheless a realistic picture of his skills and qualities, what made him a regular in Partizan's team, since he re-joined the "crno-beli" in 2002. Nađ was one of the best players at the Partizan Stadium. Nađ was first spotted in 1992, when he played 25 games in his first season with Partizan. Until 1996 he became one of the most reliable and steady players and a move abroad was the most logical next step in his career. At Real Betis, Nađ made 56 appearances during his two years at the Lopera stadium, before he was signed by Real Oviedo. The first two seasons in Oviedo, Nađ played 43 league games, but in 2000 he was transferred to the bench. Before returning to Serbia, he nevertheless had a pretty good “farewell season” at Oviedo, playing 24 games as a first team regular. Overall, Nađ made 192 league appearances with Partizan and scored 11 goals.

On August 9, 2007, Nađ and Russian side Rostov agreed to a contract that tied the 32-year-old player to the club until the end of the Russian Premier League season in December 2007.[1] At the time of Nađ's signing the club was already in a bad position with slim chances of avoiding relegation.

Rostov got relegated at the end of the Russian league and Nađ went back to his country Serbia where he signed with Čukarički in mid-January 2008.[2]

On May 30, 2009 he played his last professional match in the last round of the 2008–09 Serbian Superliga season, and of course, it was against Partizan. Nađ continued to be a fan-favorite of the Grobari even when he was on the opposing side as they cheered Albert is the only captain throughout the course of the match. Albert responded by lifting his Čukarički jersey to show he was wearing a Partizan jersey underneath.

Albert held the honor of being Partizan's youngest captain ever (age 19) until he was surpassed by Stevan Jovetić who became captain in January 2008.

Managing career[edit]

On May 30, 2013, he was appointed as the director of sports at FK Partizan Belgrade.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League Cup Continental Total
1992-93 Partizan First League 25 1
1993-94 30 2
1994-95 30 3
1995-96 26 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Europe Total
1996-97 Betis Primera División 30 0
1997-98 26 1
1998-99 Oviedo 27 1
1999-00 16 0
2000-01 3 0
2000-01 Elche Segunda División 16 1
2001-02 Oviedo 24 0
Serbia and Montenegro League Cup Continental Total
2002-03 Partizan First League 10 0
2003-04 24 0
2004-05 20 2
2005-06 28 2
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2006-07 Partizan Superliga 10 1
Russia League Russian Cup Europe Total
2007 Rostov Premier League 7 0
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2007-08 Čukarički Superliga 9 0
2008-09 24 1
Total Yugoslavia 111 8
Serbia and Montenegro 82 4
Serbia 43 2
Spain 142 3
Russia 7 0
Career total 385 17
Serbia national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 1 0
1995 7 1
1996 7 0
1997 6 0
1998 4 0
1999 5 2
2000 5 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 1 0
2005 4 0
2006 5 0
Total 45 3

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Saša Ilić
Partizan captain
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Milan Smiljanić