Nenad Krstičić

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Nenad Krstičić
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Personal information
Full name Nenad Krstičić
Date of birth (1990-07-03) 3 July 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sampdoria
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 OFK Beograd 27 (2)
2008– Sampdoria 75 (2)
National team
2008–2012 Serbia U21 6 (0)
2013– Serbia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:02, 24 February 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:28, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Nenad Krstičić (born 3 July 1990 in Belgrade) is a Serbian footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Sampdoria and the Serbian national team. He is mostly played in defensive midfield role.

Club career[edit]

Krstičić started his career at OFK Beograd and joined Sampdoria on 1 September 2008 on the insisting of Giuseppe Marotta, who believed the 17-year old was one of the most talented players he had ever brought to the club. While playing for the youth team, he played in the 2011 Torneo di Viareggio as over-age member. Before the end of the year, he suffered a knee injury and went through surgery when doctors unexpectedly diagnosed him with a rare and lethal form of tumor from a malignant neoplasm and allegedly told Krstičić he had 48 hours to live.[1] Luckily, the metastasis randomly stopped and Krstičić lived on to play football, although the condition was a great setback from his initial prospects of his talents fully blossoming later in his career.[2]

Krstičić made his debut for Sampdoria in a UEFA Europa League match against Debrecen, on 16 December 2010. On 2 December 2012, he scored his first goal for Sampdoria against Fiorentina.[3]

International career[edit]

Krstičić made his debut for Serbia on February 6, 2013, in a friendly match against Cyprus at the age of 22.

Career statistics[edit]

As of end of 2013–14 season
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2007–08 OFK Beograd Serbian SuperLiga 24 2 ? ? 0 0 24 2
2008–09 3 0 ? ? 2 0 5 0
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2010–11 Sampdoria Serie A 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011–12 Serie B 13 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2012–13 Serie A 23 1 1 0 0 0 24 1
2013–14 32 1 2 1 0 0 34 2
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 27 2 ? ? 2 0 29 2
Italy 68 2 3 1 1 0 72 3
Career total 95 4 3 1 3 0 101 5

International[edit]

As of 18 December 2013
Serbia national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 3 0
Total 3 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reprezentacija.rs (Serbian): Krstičić Nenad
  2. ^ Telegraf (Serbian): POVRATAK OTPISANOG: Krstičić: Život mi je visio o koncu, a sad igram za Srbiju! (FOTO) October 8, 2012
  3. ^ [1] Youtube: Fiorentina v Sampdoria (2-2) Nenad Krsticic Goal (48') Serie A Highlights - 2 December 2012