Nikola Vujadinović

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Nikola Vujadinović
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Personal information
Full name Nikola Vujadinović
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 27)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Playing position Centre back, Left back
Club information
Current team
SK Sturm Graz
Number 13
Youth career
1996–2004 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Rad Beograd 1 (0)
2005–2006 FK Zeta 22 (2)
2006–2007 Radnički Pirot 14 (0)
2007–2008 CSKA Sofia 24 (1)
2008–2012 Udinese 0 (0)
2009–2010 Unirea Alba Iulia (loan) 23 (1)
2010–2011 Aberdeen (loan) 18 (1)
2012-2012 Javor (loan) 14 (2)
2012– SK Sturm Graz 69 (10)
National team
2007–2008 Montenegro U-21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2012

Nikola Vujadinović (Cyrillic: Никола Вујадиновић, born 31 July 1986 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a Montenegrin football defender who play with SK Sturm Graz.

Vujadinović holds a Bulgarian passport (and consequently EU citizenship) due to his grandfather Velichko being a Bulgarian from Pirot.[1]

Career[edit]

Vujadinović was a Red Star Belgrade player. He later played for FK Rad of Belgrade, FK Zeta of Podgorica and FK Radnički Pirot of Pirot.

In May 2007, he moved to CSKA Sofia on a free transfer, agreeing a three-year contract with the Bulgarian Premier League side.[2]

In August 2008, Udinese announced that they had secured the services of Vujadinović for €1 million.[3] He agreed a five-year contract with the Serie A club.[3][4]

In September 2009, he was loaned by Udinese to Unirea Alba Iulia of Romania.[5][6][7]

For the 2010–11 season, Udinese loaned the player to Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen.[3] Aberdeen, who signed Vujadinović as a replacement for Richard Foster, had their initial application for a work permit rejected.[3] A permit was granted after an appeal.[8]

On 15 January 2011, the loan was extended until the end of the season.[9] Under managers Mark McGhee and then Craig Brown, he made 18 league appearances and also represented the club in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup.[10][11] His loan to Aberdeen expired at the end of the 2010–11 season.[12]

During the winter break of the 2011–12 season, he moved from Italy back to Serbia to play on loan with the SuperLiga side FK Javor Ivanjica.[13]

On 24 June 2012, he left Udinese and joined SK Sturm Graz on a two-year contract.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Новото попълнение на ЦСКА Никола Вуядинович От Звезда при Люпко през Арсенал на Венгер до „Армията“ и Стойчо | Футбол, новини, Спорт
  2. ^ "CSKA Sofia add international duo". UEFA.com. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d Duncan, Colin (4 September 2010). "Work permit sweat over Serie A defender for Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee". Daily Record. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Official: Vujadinovic to Udinese". Goal.com. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Nikola Vujadinović domestic profile for 2009/10". Uefa.com. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Vujadinovic a titolo temporaneo all' S.C. Unirea" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ "FC Unirea s-a întărit cu doi jucători" (in Romanian). FC Unirea Alba Iulia. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Aberdeen get permit for defender Nikola Vujadinovic". BBC Sport. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  9. ^ "Prolungata la cessione di Vujadinovic" [Loan extension of Vujadinovic]. Udinese Calcio (in Italian). 15 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nikola Vujadinovic profile". Aberdeen FC. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Nikola Vujadinovic performance data". transfermarkt.co.uk. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Aberdeen FC announce trio can go". Evening Express (Scotland). 27 April 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Nikola Vujadinović at Srbijafudbal
  14. ^ "Sturm rüstet Abwehr mit Vujadinovic auf" (in German). laola1.at. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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