Milan Jovanović (footballer, born 1983)

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Milan Jovanović
Milan Jovanovic 2012 MNE.jpg
Jovanović standing over teammate Volkov playing for Montenegro in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-07-21) 21 July 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Čačak, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Padideh
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Borac Čačak 26 (1)
2002 Mladost Lučani 14 (1)
2002–2003 Železnik 26 (2)
2003 Radnički Novi Beograd 12 (0)
2004 Vaslui 9 (2)
2004–2005 Universitatea Craiova 5 (0)
2005–2006 Radnički Niš 33 (2)
2006–2007 Unirea Urziceni 12 (0)
2007–2008 Universitatea Cluj 16 (1)
2009–2010 Rapid Wien 9 (0)
2010–2012 Spartak Nalchik 21 (1)
2012–2013 Red Star Belgrade 15 (1)
2013–2014 Lokomotiv Sofia 12 (0)
2014– Padideh 13 (2)
National team
2007– Montenegro 36 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 August 2012

Milan Jovanović (Cyrillic: Милан Јовановић; born 21 July 1983), also known locally as Mrva, is a Serbian-born Montenegrin footballer who plays for Iran Pro League side Padideh. In international competition he has represented Montenegro.

Club career[edit]

Born in Čačak, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Jovanović started playing football at a major local club, FK Borac Čačak. Before coming in 2003 at FC Vaslui, he also played for FK Mladost Lučani and FK Železnik. After one season at FC Vaslui, Jovanović was transferred to FC Universitatea Craiova. In 2005 he turned back in Serbia, and played for the second division team FK Radnički Niš. Unirea Urziceni was the team that brought Jovanović again to Romania in 2006. In 2007 the new promoted U Cluj, bought the Montenegrin footballer with 119.000 €. On 20 February 2009 Spartak Nalchik have signed the Montenegro international defender from Romanian club CFM Universitatea Cluj-Napoca. His contract with Spartak Nalchik has been canceled and at the end of March he arrived in Red Star Belgrade FC on trial. On 8 June 2009, he signed a 2-year-contract for Austria's record-champion Rapid Wien.

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

On the morning of 27 June 2012, Jovanović signed a 2-year-contract for Red Star Belgrade. After an impressive half season with Red Star, Jovanović was thrown out of the senior team because of partying with alcoholic beverages in Antalya, Turkey.[1] In April 2013, after a second alcoholic beverage-related incident,[2] Jovanović formally terminated his contract with Red Star Belgrade.[3]

Padideh[edit]

On 14 May 2014, Jovanović signed a two-year contract with Iran Pro League side Padideh, effective from 1 June 2014.[4] He made his debut for Padideh in a 0–0 draw against Malavan on 1 August 2014.

International career[edit]

Despite being born in Serbia, Jovanović received a call from the Montenegro to play for its newly formed national team in 2007 and opted to play for Montenegro. On 12 October 2010, spectators were impressed when Jovanović shot a spectacular 30-meter ball which hit the goalpost in a 0–0 draw with England at Wembley Stadium.[5][6]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 25 November 2012
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Red Star SuperLiga 9 0 2 1 4 0 15 1
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 9 0 2 1 4 0 15 1
Career total 9 0 2 1 4 0 15 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Sportal (Serbian): Milan Jovanović izbačen iz tima – zbog alkohola, a prekjuče bio "za primer"! 23 January 2013
  2. ^ [2] Press Online (Serbian): Fudbaler Zvezde razbio auto košarkašu Zvezde i napao policajca! 13 April 2013
  3. ^ [3] Telegraf – Sport (Serbian): DEFINITIVNO: Milan Jovanović više nije član Zvezde! 17 April 2013
  4. ^ Official: Milan Jovanović joins Padideh
  5. ^ [4] BBC Sport – Football: England Montenegro 0–0. 12 October 2010
  6. ^ [5] S Media (Serbian): Prečka na "Vembliju" se tresla od Zvezdinog novog štopera VIDEO – 12 October 2010

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