Alexander Milošević

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Alexander Milošević
Alexander Milosevic (2014, cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Goran Alexander Sjöström Milošević
Date of birth (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Rissne, Sweden
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Darmstadt 98
(on loan from Beşiktaş)
Number 3
Youth career
Rissne IF
Vasalunds IF
AIK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Vasalunds IF 24 (5)
2011–2014 AIK 80 (4)
2015– Beşiktaş 2 (0)
2016 Hannover 96 (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Darmstadt 98 (loan) 13 (0)
National team
2009 Serbia U17 5 (0)
2011 Sweden U19 1 (0)
2011–2015 Sweden U21 24 (3)
2016 Sweden U23 4 (0)
2013– Sweden 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:46, 21 December 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 August 2016

Goran Alexander Sjöström Milošević (born 30 January 1992) is a Swedish footballer who plays for Darmstadt 98, on loan from Beşiktaş, as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Milošević began his career playing for Rissne IF and later transferred to Vasalunds IF. Operating as a striker till the age of 17, at Vasalund he first switched position to the central midfield and was then persuaded to move back to the central defense where he flourished. During the 2010 season he scored five times for Vasalunds IF, one from a penalty kick.

AIK[edit]

On the first of February 2011[1] he signed a four-year contract with his boyhood favourites AIK after a long and drawn out process that included training with AIK rivals Djurgårdens IF.[2][3] He has also trained with Scottish club Celtic[4] and Serie A club Fiorentina.[5]

When AIK defender Per Karlsson was injured during pre-season training, Milošević was selected to play from start in the first home game of the 2011 season against Mjällby. AIK won the match and Milošević received a lot of attention, not only for being named man of the match, but also for receiving a martial arts inspired kick to the head from Mjällbys Peter Gitselov.[6] During a home game against Malmö FF on 12 June, he provided his first assist for the club.[7]

Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Sunderland all had scouts keeping a very close eye on the young defender.[8] Serbian club FK Partizan and several Dutch clubs, including Ajax[9] have also shown an interest.[10][11] Bundesliga club Werder Bremen made an official bid for 600,000 euros, a bid that AIK turned down. His agent said that it would be good if the young player stayed with AIK for at least a year before moving on to a bigger club, but adds that if a good deal is offered, it is hard to turn it down.[12][13]

He made his first goal in a home draw against GIF Sundsvall on 22 April 2012.[14]

Beşiktaş[edit]

On 7 January 2015 Milošević signed a 3.5-year (with option to extend 2 more years) deal with Turkish club Beşiktaş for a fee of 1 million.[15]

Hannover[edit]

He was loaned to German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 on 1 February 2016 for the remainder of the season.[16]

Darmstadt[edit]

On 17 August 2016, Milošević signed a season-long loan deal with Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98. He said: "Everybody who has played in the Bundesliga wants to stay there."[17]

International career[edit]

Alexander’s father Goran immigrated from Serbia[18] and his mother is Swedish with Finnish roots.[19] Milošević played five games with the Serbian U17 team.[20] In 2011 he accepted the Sweden U19 youth coach Hans Lindbom's invitation to a Sweden U19 training camp and soon received his first cap for both Sweden U19 and U21 squads.[21][22]

Erik Hamrén, the senior manager of the Swedish national football team said at a press conference in January that Milošević would have been part of the senior squad that were to play friendlies with Qatar and Bahrain, had it not been for a broken foot.[23]

Awards and honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Beşiktaş

International[edit]

Sweden U21

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.aikfotboll.se/Article.aspx?contentID=3683
  2. ^ http://vasalundsif.se/club/start/public/news_article/6534
  3. ^ http://aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/article12497354.ab?partner=www
  4. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/aik/article12476268.ab
  5. ^ http://www.svenskafans.com/fotboll/Intervju-med-Alexander-Milosevic-400434.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.svenskafans.com/fotboll/Intervju-med-Alexander-Milosevic-400434.aspx
  7. ^ http://www.aik.se/fotboll/statistik/player.php?id=987
  8. ^ http://www.givemefootball.com/premier-league/liverpool-arsenal-battle-for-sweden-under-21-starl
  9. ^ http://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/aik/article13375232.ab
  10. ^ http://fotboll.expressen.se/allsvenskan/1.2464635/aik-s-succeback-jagas-av-partizan
  11. ^ http://www.fotbolldirekt.se/aiks-superfynd-jagas-i-hela-europa
  12. ^ http://www.fotbollskanalen.se/1.2191082/2011/06/29/milosevics_agent_lugnar_aik_fans_borde_stanna_minst_ett_ar
  13. ^ http://fotboll.expressen.se/allsvenskan/1.2483847/nobbar-miljonbud-pa-bangura-kraver-mer
  14. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1155994-aik-solna-defender-blasts-goal-into-top-corner-from-center-circle-video
  15. ^ "Officiellt: Alexander Milosevic klar för Besiktas". Fotbolltransfers.com. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  16. ^ "Milosevic kommt – Marcelo geht" [Milosevic arrives – Marcelo leaves] (in German). Hannover 96. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2016. 
  17. ^ "Officiellt: Alexander Milosevic till Darmstadt". Fotbolltransfers.com. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  18. ^ http://aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/fotboll/sverige/allsvenskan/article12497354.ab?partner=www
  19. ^ "Tänker fortfarande mycket på honom" (Swedish) Expressen
  20. ^ http://www.svd.se/sport/en-ledare-med-guld-i-blick_6367488.svd
  21. ^ http://www.aikfotboll.se/Article.aspx?contentID=3683
  22. ^ http://svenskfotboll.se/arkiv/landslag/2011/05/u21-herr-trupp-till-junimatcher/
  23. ^ http://www.svd.se/sport/milosevics-em-drom-finns-kvar_6786341.svd
  24. ^ http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/association=ita/news/newsid=1714536.html

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