Elsad Zverotić

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Elsad Zverotić
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Zverotić with Montenegro in 2014
Personal information
Full name Elsad Zverotić[1]
Date of birth (1986-10-31) 31 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Berane, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Right back
Club information
Current team
FC Sion
Number 31
Youth career
2002–2003 FK Berane
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 FC Bazenheid 30 (2)
2004–2008 FC Wil 114 (2)
2008–2011 FC Luzern 84 (2)
2011–2013 Young Boys 58 (1)
2013–2015 Fulham 16 (0)
2015– FC Sion 45 (0)
National team
2004 Switzerland U18 1 (0)
2007–2008 Montenegro U21 6 (1)
2008– Montenegro 59 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:19, 11 December 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2016

Elsad Zverotić (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Eлcaд Звepoтић, born 31 October 1986) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays for Swiss club FC Sion and the Montenegro national team as a defender or right midfielder. He is Montenegro's most-capped player of all time, with 58 caps since his debut in 2008.

Club career[edit]

Zverotić with BSC Young Boys in 2012

Young Boys[edit]

Zverotić joined BSC Young Boys in the summer of 2011.[2] On 22 November 2012 in the UEFA Europa League group stage, Zverotić scored a memorable goal against Liverpool at Anfield in a 2–2 draw.[3]

Fulham[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Zverotić signed a two-year contract with Fulham, with the option for an additional year for an undisclosed fee.[4] He left the club by mutual consent on 16 February 2015.[5]

Sion[edit]

The following day, he returned to Switzerland, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Sion.[6]

International career[edit]

After beginning his career in the country, Zverotić was called up by Switzerland's under-18 side. However, he then pledged his international career to his native Montenegro, playing his first match for the Montenegro U21 team against Albania on 2 May 2007.

On 7 September 2010, Zverotić his first international goal, the only one against Bulgaria in a Euro 2012 qualifier, striking from 30 yards at the Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia.[7] He scored in another qualifier against England on 7 October 2011, Montenegro's first as they came from behind to earn a 2–2 draw in Podgorica.[8] Zverotić scored two goals in 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification, one in each of their victories over San Marino.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier League Clubs submit Squad Lists" (PDF). Premier League. 4 February 2014. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Vijesti: Elsad Zverotić od ljeta u Jang Bojsu February 9, 2011. By Admir HAVERIĆ
  3. ^ Yahoo! Sports: Liverpool 2-2 Young Boys: Zverotic wonder goal halts Reds progression late on 22 November 2012. By Tom Marshall-Baily
  4. ^ "Transfer deadline day: Elsad Zverotic joins Fulham". BBC Sport. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Zverotić & Fazlic Depart". Fulham F.C. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  6. ^ "SL-News: Sion holt Zverotic von Fulham" (in German). SRF. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Georgiev, Stoyan (7 September 2010). "Zverotić maintains Montenegro's dream start". UEFA. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  8. ^ McNulty, Phil (7 October 2011). "Euro 2012: Montenegro 2-2 England". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Montenegro cruise in San Marino". UEFA. 11 September 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  10. ^ Radović, Aleksandar (14 November 2012). "Montenegro go top with San Marino win". UEFA. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 

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