Nemanja Tomić

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Nemanja Tomić
Personal information
Full name Nemanja Tomić
Date of birth (1988-01-21) 21 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Kragujevac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Gençlerbirliği
Number 7
Youth career
1997–2006 Radnički Kragujevac
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Teleoptik 66 (10)
2009–2013 Partizan 107 (22)
2013– Gençlerbirliği 28 (4)
National team
2009–2010 Serbia U21 12 (1)
2010– Serbia 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nemanja Tomić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Томић; born 21 January 1988 in Kragujevac) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği. He is often described as a "tricky" winger with sublime dribbling skill.[1]

Club career[edit]

Tomić started his football career at hometown side Radnički Kragujevac. As a 16-year old, he made his debut for Radnički and set a club record as the youngest senior player to debut for the club. In summer 2006, Tomić received an invitation to move to Partizan, but first played two and a half seasons for Partizan's reserve team FK Teleoptik. During that spell his playing development was carefully monitored by the Partizan coaches and it was decided that he join the first team squad. On 20 January, in 2009, it was announced that he signed a 5-year deal for Partizan.[2]

Partizan[edit]

2009–10[edit]

In his first season with Partizan, his new club ended up in first place in the Jelen SuperLiga. In the regular season he featured in 29 league games and scored two goals. He played all 6 games in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League group stage, during which he earned his first experience playing for a club in group stage of a UEFA competition.

2010–11[edit]

In the 2010–11 regular season, Tomić scored a total of four goals in 23 league games. It was also in this season during which Partizan played in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2003. Tomić played three of six games that Partizan featured in Group H of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League; in one of the games he played against Arsenal in Belgrade.[3]

2011–2012[edit]

As of the beginning of the 2012–13 season, Tomić with Partizan has accumulated four SuperLiga titles. Throughout the first half of 2012, during which Partizan guaranteed the 2011–12 SuperLiga title under Avram Grant, Tomić reportedly attracted interest from A.S. Roma.[4][5] He played five games in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group H, during which he scored a goal against Inter Milan.[6]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

For the first time in his life, Tomić moved abroad to Turkey and signed for Gençlerbirliği on 4 January 2013 on a three-year contract.[7]

International career[edit]

Tomić made his first appearance for the Serbia U21 on 11 February, in 2009, in a friendly match against Cyprus U21. He was selected to be a part of the Serbia squad for the 2009 European Under-21 Championship in Sweden, and given the number 22 shirt. In the final tournament, he came in as a substitute in the all three group matches. Tomić made his debut for the Serbian senior team in a friendly match against Japan on 7 April, in 2010. Serbia won the match 3–0, with Tomić scoring Serbia's third goal from a free kick. In November 2011, he was additionally called up to the team for two friendly matches against Mexico and Honduras.

Controversy in Croatia[edit]

On 13 October 2009, Nemanja Tomić scored a goal against Croatia U21 and celebrated by gesturing his hands resembling the shooting of firearms in the direction of the Croatian supporters.[8] As a result, UEFA gave him a temporary match ban.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2013-2014 season
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2008–09 Partizan SuperLiga 14 2 2 0 0 0 16 2
2009–10 29 2 4 0 12 0 45 2
2010–11 23 4 3 0 9 1 35 5
2011–12 28 11 4 1 6 3 38 15
2012–13 13 3 0 0 11 4 24 7
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2012–13 Gençlerbirliği Süper Lig 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
2013–14 15 1 3 0 0 0 18 1
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 107 22 13 1 38 8 158 31
Turkey 23 1 3 0 0 0 26 1
Career total 130 23 16 1 38 8 184 32

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 April 2010 Nagai Stadium, Osaka  Japan 3–0 3–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizan

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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