Aleksandar Ranković (footballer)

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Aleksandar Ranković
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Ranković
Date of birth (1978-08-31) 31 August 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Rad 101 (7)
2002–2005 Vitesse 72 (4)
2005–2011 ADO Den Haag 104 (6)
2011 Partizan 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2016 (UTC).

Aleksandar Ranković (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Ранковић; born 31 August 1978) is a Serbian retired footballer.

Club career[edit]

Ranković started his professional career with FK Rad, making his first appearances in 1997, at the age of 19. In 2002, Dutch side SBV Vitesse showed interest for the player and brought him into the Eredivisie, where he played as a first team regular for three seasons. In 2005, he moved to fellow Eredivisie participants ADO Den Haag where he became one of their key players.

Ranković hit the news in January 2007, when he was sent off in a 3–1 defeat to AZ, match in which he also scored a goal.[1] The incident took place after the referee Kevin Blom awarded a penalty to AZ, and Ranković pushed Blom whilst shouting "When I see you in the city, I'll kill you".[2] Ranković received a five match ban for the death threats.[3] He later apologized for the incident.[4]

On 22 June 2011, Ranković signed a one-year deal with FK Partizan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Report: ADO Den Haag v AZ Alkmaar". ESPN. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Rankovic: 'When I see you in the city, I'll kill you'" (in Dutch). v-bal.nl. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Rankovic bedreigde arbiter met dood" (in Dutch). volkskrant.nl. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rankovic heeft spijt van bedreiging" (in Dutch). voetbalprimeur.nl. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ranković nova akvizicija u Partizanu!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

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