Elsad Zverotić

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Elsad Zverotić
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Zverotić in 2014
Personal information
Full name Elsad Zverotić[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Berane, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
Fulham
Number 22
Youth career
2002–2003 FK Berane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 FC Bazenheid 30 (2)
2004–2008 FC Wil 114 (2)
2008–2011 FC Luzern 84 (2)
2011–2013 Young Boys 58 (1)
2013– Fulham 6 (0)
National team
2004–2007 Switzerland U18 1 (0)
2007–2008 Montenegro U21 6 (1)
2008– Montenegro 44 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:47, 14 January 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:47, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Elsad Zverotić (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Eлcaд Звepoтић, born 31 October 1986) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays for English club Fulham and the Montenegro national team as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Zverotić began his professional career for FC Bazenheid as a 17-year-old. He was particularly prolific for the club, scoring twelve times in twenty two games. His efforts attracted the attention of FC Wil, who signed him in 2004. Although he played a much more defensive role for Wil, he played well over 100 games in four years for club. He then moved to FC Luzern, with whom he played 84 games. On 14 July 2010, he was a trialist for Leicester City, but ultimately opted to stay with Luzern. He moved to BSC Young Boys in the 2011/12 pre-season.

Young Boys[edit]

Zverotić joined BSC Young Boys in the summer of 2011.[2] In 2012-13 UEFA Europa League Group A, Zverotić scored a memorable goal against Liverpool at Anfield on November 22, 2012.[3]

Fulham[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Zverotić signed a two-year contract with Fulham, with the option for an additional year for an undisclosed fee.[4] He made his debut in the League Cup in an impressive win over Everton in September 2013.

International career[edit]

After beginning his career in Switzerland, Zverotić was called up by Switzerland's under-18 side. However, following this, he pledged his international career to his native Montenegro. He played his first match for the Montenegro U21 team against Albania on 2 May 2007. On 7 September 2010, Zverotić scored the winning goal for Montenegro against Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier. A year later, he scored his second international goal, in another qualifier against England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 14. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Vijesti: Elsad Zverotić od ljeta u Jang Bojsu February 9, 2011. By Admir HAVERIĆ
  3. ^ Yahoo! Sports: Liverpool 2-2 Young Boys: Zverotic wonder goal halts Reds progression late on 22 November 2012. By Tom Marshall-Baily
  4. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Elsad Zverotic joins Fulham". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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