Aleksandar Luković

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Aleksandar Luković
Aleksandar Lukovic.jpg
Luković with Udinese in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-10-23) 23 October 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Kraljevo, Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back, left back
Number 13
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2001 Sloga Kraljevo 66 (8)
2002–2006 Red Star Belgrade 64 (3)
2003–2004 Jedinstvo Ub (loan) 23 (2)
2006 Ascoli (loan) 10 (0)
2007–2010 Udinese 97 (0)
2010–2014 Zenit St. Petersburg 40 (1)
2014- Red Star Belgrade 0 (0)
National team
2005–2012 Serbia 28 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Aleksandar Luković (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Луковић; born 23 October 1982) is a Serbian footballer who played as a defender for the Serbian national team and currently plays for Red Star Belgrade. He appeared in the 2010 World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Luković started his career at hometown club Sloga Kraljevo. In 2002 he was signed by Crvena Zvezda. He played his first UEFA Cup match on 15 August 2002 after he substituted Nemanja Vidić at second half. Crvena Zvezda won 2–0 to FC Kairat.

Udinese[edit]

In mid-2006, after joining Udinese, Luković was on loan to Ascoli in order for the club to "borrow" the non-EU registration quota from Udinese.[1] He was "loaned" to Udinese from Ascoli in January transfer window.

On 27 January 2007, he played his first Serie A match for Udinese against Torino.[2]

He was signed permanently in mid-2007.

Zenit St. Petersburg[edit]

On 29 July 2010 it was officially announced that Luković signed a four-year contract with FC Zenit Saint Petersburg for €7 million.[3] Initially he was a constant starter for the team but eventually got reduced playing time with the arrival of Bruno Alves to the club.

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

12 December 2014 Lukovic signed two and half-year contract with his former club Red Star Belgrade on free transfer.

International career[edit]

He made his international debut against Poland on 15 August 2005. He played a part during 2010 World Cup qualifying and mostly partnered Nemanja Vidić in central defense as Aleksandar Kolarov was preferred at left back. He was sent off in Serbia's opening 2010 World Cup match against Ghana on 13 June 2010.[4]

In March 2011, two weeks before a crucial Euro 2012 qualifier against Northern Ireland, Luković surprised everyone by deciding to retire from the national team at the age of 28, choosing to focus on his club Zenit. On the same occasion, his teammate Danko Lazović also made the same announcement.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of end of 2013–14 season
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
1998–99 Sloga Kraljevo Second League 21 3 ? ? 0 0 21 3
1999–2000 11 1 ? ? 0 0 11 1
2000–01 19 1 ? ? 0 0 19 1
2001–02 15 3 ? ? 0 0 15 3
2001–02 Red Star Belgrade First League 6 0 ? ? 0 0 6 0
2002–03 6 0 ? ? 1 0 7 0
2003–04 Jedinstvo Ub Second League 23 2 ? ? 0 0 23 2
2004–05 Red Star Belgrade First League 25 0 ? ? 5 0 30 0
2005–06 27 3 ? ? 8 0 35 3
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2006–07 Ascoli Serie A 10 0 2 0 0 0 12 0
Udinese 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2007–08 32 0 4 0 0 0 36 0
2008–09 27 0 1 0 7 0 35 0
2009–10 33 0 2 0 0 0 35 0
Russia League Russian Cup Europe Total
2010 Zenit Premier League 11 0 2 0 9 0 22 0
2011–12 19 1 1 0 0 0 20 1
2012–13 9 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
2013–14 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Total Serbia 153 13 ? ? 14 0 167 13
Italy 107 0 9 0 7 0 123 0
Russia 40 1 5 0 11 0 56 1
Career total 300 14 14 0 32 0 346 14

International statistics[edit]

Serbian national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 5 0
2006 3 0
2007 0 0
2008 3 0
2009 7 0
2010 9 0
2011 0 0
2012 1 0
Total 28 0

Honours[edit]

Red Star Belgrade

Zenit St. Petersburg

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Udinese sign Lukovic". Sky Sports. 17 May 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football Lineups. Retrieved 1 February 2007. 
  3. ^ Лукович – в "Зените"! [Luković in Zenit]. FC Zenit Saint Petersburg (in Russian). 29 July 2010. Archived from the original on 31 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Soneji, Pranav (13 June 2010). "Serbia 0–1 Ghana". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 13 June 2010. 

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