Alexander Milošević

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Alexander Milošević
Alexander Milosevic Nr 6 AIK.jpg
Personal information
Full name Goran Alexander
Sjöström Milošević
Date of birth (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth Sundbyberg/Rissne, Sweden
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
AIK
Number 6
Youth career
Rissne IF
Vasalunds IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Vasalunds IF 24 (5)
2011– AIK 52 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Serbia U17 5 (0)
2011 Sweden U19 1 (0)
2011– Sweden U21 18 (3)
2013– Sweden 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Goran Alexander Sjöström Milošević (born 30 January 1992) is a Swedish footballer who plays for AIK as a centre back. He previously played for Swedish club Vasalunds IF. He is also part of the current Sweden U21 squad.

Club career

Early career

Milošević began his career playing for Rissne IF and later transferred to Vasalunds IF. Operating as a striker till the age of 17, at Vasalund he first switched position to the central midfield and was then persuaded to move back to the central defense where he flourished. During the 2010 season he scored five times for Vasalunds IF, one from a penalty kick.

AIK

On the first of February 2011[1] he signed a four-year contract with his boyhood favourites AIK after a long and drawn out process that included training with AIK rivals Djurgårdens IF.[2][3] He has also trained with Scottish club Celtic[4] and Serie A club Fiorentina.[5]

When AIK defender Per Karlsson was injured during pre-season training, Milošević was selected to play from start in the first home game of the 2011 season against Mjällby. AIK won the match and Milošević received a lot of attention, not only for being named man of the match, but also for receiving a martial arts inspired kick to the head from Mjällbys Peter Gitselov.[6] During a home game against Malmö FF on 12 June, he provided his first assist for the club.[7]

Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Sunderland all have scouts keeping a very close eye on the young defender.[8] AIK's director of sports Jens Anderson admitted: "Several clubs from England are following him." [9] Serbian club FK Partizan and several Dutch clubs, including Ajax[10] have also shown an interest.[11][12] Bundesliga club Werder Bremen made an official bid for 600,000 euros, a bid that AIK turned down. His agent says that it would be good if the young player stayed with AIK for at least a year before moving on to a bigger club, but adds that if a good deal is offered, it is hard to turn it down.[13][14]

He made his first goal in a home draw against GIF Sundsvall on 22 April 2012. The shot was a curve ball from 45 metres away.[15][16]

National Team

Alexander’s father Goran immigrated from Serbia[17] and his mother is Swedish with Finnish roots. Milošević played five games with the Serbian U17 team.[18] In 2011 he accepted the Sweden U19 youth coach Hans Lindbom's invitation to a Sweden U19 training camp and soon received his first cap for both Sweden U19 and U21 squads.[19][20]

Erik Hamrén, the senior manager of the Swedish national football team said at a press conference in January that Milošević would have been part of the senior squad that were to play friendlies with Qatar and Bahrain, had it not been for a broken foot.[21]

Awards and honours

  • Allsvenskan: award for best newcomer 2011[22]

References

  1. ^ http://www.aikfotboll.se/Article.aspx?contentID=3683
  2. ^ http://vasalundsif.se/club/start/public/news_article/6534
  3. ^ http://aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/article12497354.ab?partner=www
  4. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/aik/article12476268.ab
  5. ^ http://www.svenskafans.com/fotboll/Intervju-med-Alexander-Milosevic-400434.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.svenskafans.com/fotboll/Intervju-med-Alexander-Milosevic-400434.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.aik.se/fotboll/statistik/player.php?id=987
  8. ^ http://www.givemefootball.com/premier-league/liverpool-arsenal-battle-for-sweden-under-21-starl
  9. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/3635547/Arsenal-lead-the-chase-for-Alexander-Milosevic.html
  10. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/aik/article13375232.ab
  11. ^ http://fotboll.expressen.se/allsvenskan/1.2464635/aik-s-succeback-jagas-av-partizan
  12. ^ http://www.fotbolldirekt.se/aiks-superfynd-jagas-i-hela-europa
  13. ^ http://www.fotbollskanalen.se/1.2191082/2011/06/29/milosevics_agent_lugnar_aik_fans_borde_stanna_minst_ett_ar
  14. ^ http://fotboll.expressen.se/allsvenskan/1.2483847/nobbar-miljonbud-pa-bangura-kraver-mer
  15. ^ http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4274506/AIK-star-Alexander-Milosevic-scores-wonder-goal.html
  16. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1155994-aik-solna-defender-blasts-goal-into-top-corner-from-center-circle-video
  17. ^ http://aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/article12497354.ab?partner=www
  18. ^ http://www.svd.se/sport/en-ledare-med-guld-i-blick_6367488.svd
  19. ^ http://www.aikfotboll.se/Article.aspx?contentID=3683
  20. ^ http://svenskfotboll.se/arkiv/landslag/2011/05/u21-herr-trupp-till-junimatcher/
  21. ^ http://www.svd.se/sport/milosevics-em-drom-finns-kvar_6786341.svd
  22. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ita/news/newsid=1714536.html

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