Nemanja Nikolić (footballer, born 1987)

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Nemanja Nikolić
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Personal information
Date of birth (1987-12-31) 31 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Senta, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Videoton
Number 17
Youth career
1996–2006 Senta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Kaposvár 48 (30)
2010– Videoton 137 (79)
National team
2013– Hungary 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2014

Nemanja Nikolić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Николић, Hungarian: Nikolics Nemanja) (born 31 December 1987) is a Serbian-born Hungarian striker who now plays for Videoton FC and for Hungary.

Club career[edit]

Kaposvár[edit]

On 7 February 2008 Nikolic was signed by Kaposvár. He played his first match against Videoton. He managed to score thirty goals in just 49 matches therefore many top Hungarian sides wanted to sign him such as Újpest, Ferencváros and Videoton.

Videoton[edit]

In 2010 Videoton signed Nikolic. He became top scorer in the 2009-10 season of the Hungarian League.[2][3] Nikolic won the 2010-11 season of the Hungarian League with Videoton. With the arrival of the Portuguese coach Paulo Sousa Nemanja was often left out from the first squad in the early macthes of the 2011-12 season of the Hungarian League. However, as a substitute he managed to score against Paks, Siófok (twice), Újpest (twice) and Pápa in a row in the Hungarian League.

On 26 October 2014, Nikolics set the record of the 12 consecuitve goal scorer of Europe in the 2014-15 season.[4]

On 13 November 2014, Nikolics said that "it is an honour that AEK Athens F.C. wish to sign me". [5] On 14 November 2014, Nikolics was checked by Branko Milovanovic, the sport director of AEK Athens F.C..[6]

International career[edit]

On 11 October 2013 Nikolic debuted in the Hungary national football team against the Netherlands in an 8-1 defeat at the Amsterdam Arena in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.[7][8] On 14 October 2013 Nikolic scored his first goal in the national team against Andorra in the 51st minute.[9][10] His second goal was recorded as an own goal by Lima.

On 18 November 2014, Nikloc scored against Russia in a 2-1 defeat in a friendly match at the Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary.[11]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 October 2013 Ferenc Puskás Stadium, Budapest, Hungary  Andorra 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 18 November 2014 Groupama Arena, Budapest, Hungary  Russia 1–2 1-2 Friendly match

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Videoton

Individual[edit]

Videoton

Club statistics[edit]

As of 26 October 2014
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Barcs 2006–07 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Total 19 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 3
Kaposvölgye 2007–08 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11
Total 14 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 11
Kaposvár 2007–08 12 4 5 2 4 2 0 0 21 8
2008–09 22 16 3 1 5 7 0 0 30 24
2009–10 15 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 18 11
Total 49 30 11 4 9 9 0 0 69 43
Videoton 2009–10 15 8 1 1 3 1 0 0 19 10
2010–11 24 8 7 5 2 0 2 0 35 13
2011–12 30 19 6 4 10 7 1 0 47 30
2012–13 27 13 5 5 7 5 12 4 51 27
2013–14 28 18 1 0 3 1 2 0 34 19
2014–15 11 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 13
Total 135 79 20 15 25 14 17 4 197 112
Career totals 216 122 31 19 33 23 18 4 299 169

source:[12]

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