Nikola Drinčić

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Nikola Drinčić
Nikola Drincic 2012 MNE.jpg
Drinčić with Montenegro in 2012
Personal information
Full name Nikola Drinčić
Date of birth (1984-09-07) 7 September 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Partizan
Number 18
Youth career
Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Teleoptik 21 (0)
2004–2006 Partizan 4 (0)
2004–2005 Spartak Subotica (loan) 18 (1)
2005–2006 Budućnost Banatski Dvor (loan) 28 (9)
2006 Gaziantepspor 15 (1)
2007–2009 Amkar Perm 81 (4)
2010 Spartak Moscow 4 (0)
2011–2013 Krasnodar 57 (3)
2014– Partizan 25 (4)
National team
2000 FR Yugoslavia U16[1] 2 (0)
2001 FR Yugoslavia U19[1] 1 (0)
2006–2007 Serbia U21 11 (0)
2007–2014 Montenegro 33 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2014

Nikola Drinčić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Дринчић; born 7 September 1984) is a professional footballer who plays for Serbian SuperLiga club FK Partizan and the Montenegrin national team.

Club career[edit]

After spending some time in Partizan's youth system, Drinčić joined their farm team Teleoptik. He signed a professional contract with Partizan in March 2004. He recorded four league appearances until the end of the 2003–04 season. In the following two seasons, Drinčić played on loan at Spartak Subotica and Budućnost Banatski Dvor, having a very successful stint with the latter, scoring nine goals in 28 league appearances in the 2005–06 season.

In the summer of 2006, Drinčić was sold to Turkish Süper Lig club Gaziantepspor. After only six months there, he moved to Russia and signed with Amkar Perm. He played 81 league matches and scored four goals during his three-year tenure with the club.

In January 2010, Drinčić joined Spartak Moscow on a free transfer.[2] However, just two weeks after joining the club, he broke his shine-bone in a friendly and had to take a half-year break from football.[3] He never was able to break into the starting eleven and only amassed four league appearances for Spartak, before being transferred to Krasnodar for a sum of €500.000.

Drinčić signed a contract with Krasnodar in February 2011,[4] making 57 league appearances and scoring three goals in the following two and a half years. He was released from his contract on 2 September 2013.[5]

On 20 December 2013, Drinčić joined his former club Partizan on a free transfer, penning a three-year contract.


International career[edit]

Drinčić played for the Serbian national under-21 team and featured at the 2007 UEFA Under-21 Championship in the Netherlands, winning the silver medal. However, he eventually chose to play for Montenegro on the senior level, believing he would get more playing time.[6] He made his debut for the Montenegrin national team against Sweden in September 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included
  2. ^ "Nikola Drinčić u Spartaku iz Moskve" (in Serbian). b92.net. 13 January 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Blow for Spartak as new boy Drincic breaks leg". espnfc.com. 25 January 2010. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Nikola Drinčić u Krasnodaru" (in Montenegrin). vijesti.me. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Никола Дринчич покидает "Краснодар" (in Russian). fckrasnodar.ru. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Drinčić otkrio zašto je odabrao Crnu Goru" (in Serbian). sportal.rs. 29 January 2011. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 

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