Nikola Gulan

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Nikola Gulan
Personal information
Full name Nikola Gulan
Date of birth (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mallorca
Number 24
Youth career
Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Partizan 18 (0)
2007–2012 Fiorentina 9 (0)
2008 Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
2009 1860 München (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 Empoli (loan) 25 (0)
2012 Chievo (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Modena 20 (0)
2013–2014 Partizan 12 (0)
2014– Mallorca 13 (0)
National team
2007–2010 Serbia U21 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nikola Gulan (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Гулан; born 23 March 1989) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Spanish club RCD Mallorca, as a defender or midfielder.

Gulan was part of the European selection that won the 2007 UEFA-CAF Meridian Cup in Barcelona. Europe triumphed over Africa, winning 10–1 on aggregate. They won the first leg 6–1 and the second leg 4–0.

Club career[edit]

Born in Belgrade, Gulan graduated from FK Partizan's youth system, and made his senior debuts in the 2006–07 campaign, aged only 17. On 4 August 2007 he signed a four-year deal with Italian Serie A side Fiorentina, for a 2.8 million fee.[1]

Gulan was unable to register as a Fiorentina player, as the club had no non-EU registration quota, and then was loaned to fellow league side Sampdoria in January 2008, as a replacement to FC Rostov-bound Ivan Živanović.[2] He subsequently returned to the Viola in June, after only appearing once on the bench in a 1–1 home draw against Cagliari on 22 March.

On 2 February 2009, Gulan joined TSV 1860 München on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season.[3] He played his first match for the club on 12 April, starting in a 2–3 away loss against TuS Koblenz for the 2. Bundesliga championship; he appeared in further two matches, as his side finished 12th.

Gulan moved to Empoli in August 2009, also in a temporary deal.[4] He appeared in 25 matches during the season, being also converted as a right back in the process.

Gulan subsequently returned to Fiorentina, and appeared in his first Serie A match on 26 September 2010, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2–0 home win against Parma. He started his first match in the competition on 17 October, in a 1–2 away loss against former side Sampdoria.

In January 2012, Gulan was loaned to Chievo, until June. After appearing in only ten minutes, he joined Modena in a season-long loan deal.

After the loan with Modena expired, Gulan rescinded with Fiorentina and returned to his former club FK Partizan, signing a two-year contract on 28 June 2013.[5] He was released by the club in July 2014, and joined RCD Mallorca on 1 September.[6]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiorentina, Chi è Nikola Gulan. Dove giocherà quest'anno?" [Fiorentina, Who is Nikola Gulan? Where he will play this year?] (in Italian). Firenze Viola. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nikola Gulan, un mancino serbo alla corte di Mazzarri" [Nikola Gulan, a left-sided Serbian to Mazzarri's court] (in Italian). Sampdoria's official website. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rukavina und Gulan verstärken die Löwen" [Rukavina and Gulan bolster the Lions] (in German). Bundesliga. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Semioli alla Samp, Sneijder verso l'Inter. Chelsea, 48 mln per Aguero" [Semioli to Samp, Sneijder to Inter. Chelsea, 48 millions for Aguero] (in Italian). Repubblica. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Potvrđeno - Partizan vratio Gulana!" (in Serbian). sportske.net. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "El RCD Mallorca ficha a Nikola Gulan" [RCD Mallorca signs Nikola Gulan] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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