Daniel Bogdanović

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Daniel Bogdanović
Personal information
Full name Danijel Bogdanović
Date of birth (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Misrata, Libya
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Floriana
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Sliema Wanderers 7 (2)
2000–2001 Naxxar Lions 18 (11)
2002 Valletta 15 (11)
2003 Cherno More 7 (1)
2003 Sliema Wanderers 10 (1)
2004–2005 Marsaxlokk 21 (14)
2005–2006 Sliema Wanderers 22 (10)
2006–2007 Marsaxlokk 28 (31)
2007–2008 Cisco Roma 16 (4)
2008–2009 Lokomotiv Sofia 14 (2)
2009–2010 Barnsley 45 (16)
2010–2011 Sheffield United 34 (5)
2011–2012 Blackpool 8 (2)
2012 Rochdale (loan) 5 (1)
2012 Notts County (loan) 8 (2)
2012–2013 Mosta 13 (5)
2013 Valletta 9 (0)
2013 Floriana 4 (1)
National team
2002– Malta 40 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 June 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Danijel Bogdanović (Serbian Cyrillic: Данијел Богдановић; born 26 March 1980 in Misrata, Libya), more commonly spelled Daniel Bogdanović, is a Maltese professional footballer of Serbian and Slovenian decent[1] who plays as a striker for Floriana F.C.

Club career[edit]

In the 2006–07 season Bogdanović scored 31 goals, winning him the Golden Boot and also the Maltese Player of the Year.

Marsaxlokk[edit]

Bogdanović joined Marsaxlokk for the 2006–07 Maltese season, and Marsaxlokk built a strong title challenge. With Marsaxlokk front-runners and the season drawing to a close, Bogdanović found himself well ahead in the goalscoring charts and scored the final goal in a 4–1 defeat of second-placed Sliema Wanderers.[2] With this win, Marsaxlokk were crowned as league champions for the first time in their history. Bogdanović finished as the league's top goalscorer with 31 goals in 28 appearances,[3] and ended the season one goal short of the record set by Danilo Dončić, who twice hit the 32-goal mark in a single season, first with Valletta during the 1996–97 season and then with Sliema Wanderers in the 2001–02 season.

Following Marsaxlokk's triumph in the Maltese Premier League, and the end of the player's one-year contract, Bogdanović decided not to renew and instead decided to search for a club elsewhere in continental Europe.

Cisco Roma[edit]

Following weeks of various trials, Bogdanović joined Italian side Cisco Roma, just in time to feature for the new season in Italy (during this time Cisco Roma was playing in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione).[4] Bogdanović went on to form a partnership with Paolo Di Canio.

During his time with the club, Bogdanović made sixteen appearances and found the net four times.

Lokomotiv Sofia[edit]

In August 2008, Bogdanović signed a two-year deal with Bulgarian club Lokomotiv Sofia, following a successful trial.[5]

Bogdanović had initially joined Lokomotiv Sofia two weeks prior at a training camp in the Netherlands. He appeared as a second-half substitute in a friendly match against Israeli outfit Maccabi Petah Tikva, a game in which Lokomotiv came out 1–0 winners. Bogdanović was again included in the next friendly match against German Bundesliga team Schalke, and played the full match.

The team's next game was against Turkish side Ankaraspor, in which Bogdanović played no part, but he was back for the final game, against Second Division outfit Sportist Svoge, in which he made a second-half substitute appearance and scored the second goal in his team's 4–2 victory.

Lokomotiv had, earlier on in the season, appointed Danilo Dončić as assistant to manager Dragan Okuka, and it was at the request of the former Floriana coach Dončić that Bogdanović received his trial.

Barnsley[edit]

On 26 January 2009 it was confirmed that Bogdanović had signed for Barnsley for an undisclosed fee, signing a deal until 2010.[6] He received clearance and played in the 1–2 defeat to Ipswich Town, scoring Barnsley's goal on 47 minutes.[7]

Bogdanović was included in "The Best Signings of the Season" list in The Daily Mail,[8] but despite having a second successful season at Oakwell he was released by the Yorkshire club.

Sheffield United[edit]

Bogdanović began talks with Sheffield United, before eventually signing a two–year deal with the club at the start of June 2010.[9] Despite being a relatively high profile signing he found it difficult to break into the first team and although he made 33 appearances during his first season, the majority were from the bench in the very latter stages of games. He finished the season having scored only five goals as The Blades were relegated to League One. The start of the following season found him still unable to hold down a first team place as he was overlooked by new manager Danny Wilson.

Blackpool[edit]

On 31 August 2011 he signed a one-year deal with the option of a further year with Blackpool, for a fee of [10] and was given the number 13 shirt.[11] He made his début for the Tangerines as a second-half substitute in a victory over Ipswich Town at Bloomfield Road on 10 September. He scored his first and what turned out to be only goals for Blackpool when he scored twice in a 5-0 win over Bristol City on 1 October.[12] Despite this Bogdanović was unable to make the breakthrough into the first team and joined Rochdale in a 28-day emergency loan deal on 2 January 2012, citing that the opportunity to link up with Rochdale's assistant caretaker-manager Ryan Kidd, with whom Bogdanović had worked whilst at Barnsley, had been a major factor in making the decision to join the Dale.[13] On his début, the same day, he started the game, scored and was named Man of the Match against Preston North End in a 1-1 draw.[14] He played another four times for Rochdale without further goals, before returning to parent club Blackpool. He was then loaned out to Notts County until the end of the season, where he netted 2 goals in 8 games. With first team opportunities still eluding him Bogdanović was released by Blackpool in May 2012 due to the expiry of his contract.[15]

Mosta[edit]

He returned to Malta with Mosta for the 2012–13 season. In August 2012 he was linked with a return to English football with Portsmouth but the move failed due to failure to agree terms.[citation needed] later he moved to Valletta F.C. on loan until the end of the season 2012-13.

Floriana[edit]

At the start of a new season 2013-14, Daniel signed for Floriana on a three year deal. He started the season on a positive note as Floriana won the AME Cup (Summer friendly tournament), the latter then debuted with the Greens against his former club Naxxar Lions; he then scored his first goal with the Green and White shirt of Floriana against Vittoriosa Stars on 15 September 2013 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun in which the game ended 2-1 in favour of the boys in Green.

International career[edit]

Malta[edit]

Bogdanović was born in Libya, to Yugoslav parents but chose to represent Malta after moving there at a young age. He made his international début on 9 February 2002 in a friendly against Jordan. To date Bogdanović has received thirty-two caps and scored once for Malta.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list. Malta's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 February 2003 Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali  Kazakhstan 1–0 2–2 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rich States Poach Former Yugoslavia’s Sporting Talent". Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. 15 November 2007. 
  2. ^ "BoV Premier League highlights". Times of Malta. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Dominant Marsaxlokk made title quest look easy". Times of Malta. 15 May 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bogdanovic signs for Cisco Roma in Italian Serie C2". Times of Malta. 3 October 2007. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bogdanovic for trial with Lokomotiv Sofia". Times of Malta. 24 July 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Barnsley sign striker Bogdanovic". BBC Sport. 26 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Barnsley 1-2 Ipswich". BBC Sport. 27 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "THE LIST: The best signings of the season". The Daily Mail. 4 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "Daniel Bogdanovic clinches Sheffield United switch". BBC Sport. 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-06-03. 
  10. ^ "Dead ends on deadline day". Blackpool Gazette. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  11. ^ "Dan The Man". Blackpool F.C. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  12. ^ "Blackpool 5 - 0 Bristol City". BBC Sport. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bogdanovic: It was an absolute pleasure to play with these lads". rochdalefc.co.uk. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rochdale 1 - 1 Preston". BBC Sport. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "Mixed news for veteran duo". Sky Sports. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 

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