Dejan Ognjanović

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Dejan Ognjanović
Personal information
Full name Dejan Ognjanović
Date of birth (1978-06-21) 21 June 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Kotor, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Right-back
Club information
Current team
Bokelj
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1998 Bokelj 22 (0)
1998–2001 Budućnost Podgorica 67 (2)
2001–2006 Partizan 30 (2)
2004–2005 Estoril (loan) 0 (0)
2006 Obilić (loan) 14 (0)
2006–2008 Estoril 21 (0)
2008–2010 ŁKS Łódź 26 (0)
2010–2013 Smederevo 45 (2)
2011–2012 Kastrioti Krujë (loan) 14 (0)
2013–2015 Sutjeska Nikšić 69 (0)
2015– Bokelj 13 (0)
National team
2001 Yugoslavia[1] 2[1] (0)
2008–2010 Montenegro 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 March 2014.

Dejan Ognjanović (Cyrillic: Дејан Огњановић; born 21 June 1978) is a Montenegrin football defender who plays for Montenegrin First League club Sutjeska Nikšić. He previously represented Yugoslavia at the 2001 Kirin Cup as well as Montenegro from 2008 to 2010.

Club career[edit]

Partizan[edit]

Partizan made a move for Ognjanović shortly after his Kirin Cup debut for the Yugoslav national team in the summer transfer window of 2001. He immediately became a standard defender in Partizan's starting XI under coach Ljubiša Tumbaković. Partizan would win the First League of Yugoslavia in 2002 and 2003 with Ognjanović. Ognjanović's 2003-2004 season with Partizan was especially significant, as it was his first opportunity to be mentored by a foreign coach, Lothar Matthäus, who had been hired by Partizan before the end of the 2003 season. Matthäus would take Partizan to their first UEFA Champions League in many years in 2003-04 season, and Ognjanović would feature in the group stage that season, in the away loss (by a score of 1-0) against Real Madrid[2] and the home game tie (1-1) against Olympique de Marseille.[3]

Estoril[edit]

Ognjanović's first spell with Estoril began in the summer of 2004 when Partizan loaned him out to the Portuguese side on a one-year loan. In one of his first trainings with Estoril, Ognjanović suffered a catastrophic ankle injury which took him out of football until 2005.[1] Amazingly, Estoril still pursued Ognjanović two years later, and would sign him permanently in 2006.[1]

Łódź[edit]

Ognjanović then was transferred Polish side ŁKS Łódź in the 2008 summer transfer window,[1] for a fee of approximately €16,000. He would play a full season with the Polish side, amassing 26 league appearances for the club.

Smederevo[edit]

After playing for ŁKS Łódź, Ognjanović came back to Serbian football after four years and signed with Smederevo in the winter 2009-10 transfer window. On 27 February 2010, Ognjanović made his debut with Smederevo and scored a goal in a 2-1 victory against FK Rad.[1] After 18 months with Smederevo, he was loaned out to Albanian Superliga side Kastrioti Krujë where he spent one season, but would come back to FK Smederevo in the summer 2012 transfer window[4] for which he played until December 2012.

Sutjeska[edit]

Ognjanović signed with Sutjeska Nikšić in January 2013,[5] in a move that surprised the Montenegrin press due to the rivalry between Ognjanović's former club Budućnost and Sutjeska. Ognjanović won two Montenegrin national titles with Sutjeska, in 2013 and 2014.

International career[edit]

Ognjanović made two appearances with Yugoslavia's national team in the 2001 Kirin Cup, in a pair of losses to Japan and Paraguay.[1] Seven years later, Ognjanović began to play for the newly-independent Montenegro national football team, for which he made a total of five appearances up to 2010.[6]

Honours[edit]

Partizan
Sutjeska

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Fudbalski Savez Srbije. "Ognjanović Dejan". 
  2. ^ [1] UEFA History: Raúl strike seals Madrid win - 22 October 2003
  3. ^ [2] UEFA History: Marseille hold on for third spot - 10 December 2003
  4. ^ [3] Novosti: Ognjanović ponovo u Smederevu (Serbian) 24 July 2012
  5. ^ Kažić, D. "Fudbal: Dejan Ognjanović prvo pojačanje Sutjeske". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. 
  6. ^ [4] Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore: Nastupi za "A" selekciju (Serbian)

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