Filip Kostić

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Filip Kostić
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Kostić training with VfB Stuttgart in 2014
Personal information
Full name Filip Kostić
Date of birth (1992-11-01) 1 November 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Kragujevac, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left winger
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 17
Youth career
–2010 Radnički 1923
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Radnički 1923 61 (5)
2012–2014 FC Groningen 43 (11)
2014–2016 VfB Stuttgart 59 (8)
2016– Hamburger SV 43 (6)
National team
2015– Serbia 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 December 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2017

Filip Kostić (Serbian: Филип Костић; born 1 November 1992) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Hamburger SV. He most frequently plays on the left wing.

Club career[edit]

Radnički 1923[edit]

Kostić signed his first professional contract with FK Radnički 1923 in 2010 at the age of 17. This was after the club was promoted to the Serbian SuperLiga from the Serbian First League.[1] He began attracting the interest of several clubs including Red Star Belgrade, Anderlecht, Udinese, and Tottenham Hotspur.[2] On April 15, 2012, he was named starting left winger in Sportal's ideal team of round 24 in the SuperLiga.[3]

Groningen[edit]

On April 4, 2012, he signed a contract with Eredivisie side FC Groningen and moved to the Netherlands in June 2012 after the end of the season.[4] He made his debut for Groningen on October 21, 2012.[5] After getting little playing time, Kostić finally began showing promising potential from the beginning of the 2013-14 Eredivisie; he attracted media attention after playing a brilliant game in which he had one assist against NEC,[6] and then on August 25 he added to his reputation of play-making by assisting twice against Go Ahead Eagles.[7] Finally, on October 20, 2013, Kostić scored his first ever goal for Groningen in a 1–0 win against PSV Eindhoven.[8] Kostić received criticism for a media interview after drawing 0–0 with Aberdeen F.C. in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers. He went on record after the match saying, “We go home happy, we have done 80% of what we need to go through”.[9] Groningen went on to lose the tie with the Scottish club 1–2 at the Euroborg.[10] Aberdeen F.C. winger Johnny Hayes was later quoted as saying "I was quite happy ramming their words down their throats".[11]

VfB Stuttgart[edit]

On 9 August 2014 Filip Kostić moved to German side VfB Stuttgart for a fee of €6 million and a possible bonus of €1 million. FC Groningen also would get 15% of a future transfer fee received by Stuttgart.[12] Kostić signed a contract until June 2019 with VfB Stuttgart.[13]

Hamburger SV[edit]

After the relegation of VfB Stuttgart at the end of the season 2015/16, Kostić was transferred to Hamburger SV for a fee of €14 million, making him the most expensive buy in the history of the club.[14]

International career[edit]

Kostić has played for Serbia at under-19 level and under-21 level.[15] In the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification play-offs he scored the winner against Spain.[16]

On 7 June 2015 Kostić made his debut for the Serbia national senior team against Azerbaijan in a 4–1 friendly win in Sankt Pölten, Austria, making way for Lazar Marković after 56 minutes.[17] He played in his first competitive match for Serbia on 13 June 2015 in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group I against Denmark.[18]On the 5th September 2016 he scored his 1st International goal against the Republic of Ireland in a 2–2 draw.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Kostić training with FC Groningen in 2013
As of 12 December 2017[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Radnički Kragujevac 2009–10 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2010–11 30 2 0 0 0 0 30 2
2011–12 27 3 2 0 0 0 29 3
Total 61 5 2 0 0 0 63 5
Groningen 2012–13 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2013–14 38 11 3 1 0 0 43 12
2014–15 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0
Total 43 11 3 1 2 0 50 12
VfB Stuttgart 2014–15 29 3 1 0 0 0 30 3
2015–16 30 5 3 0 0 0 33 5
Total 59 8 4 0 0 0 63 8
Hamburger SV 2016–17 31 4 4 0 0 0 35 4
2017–18 12 2 0 0 0 0 12 2
Total 43 6 4 0 0 0 47 6
Career total 206 30 13 1 2 0 223 31

International[edit]

Scores and results list Serbia's goal tally first.

As of 10 November 2017[1]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 5 September 2016 Red Star Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia
10
 Republic of Ireland
1–1
2–2
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 6 October 2016 Zimbru Stadium, Chișinău, Moldova
11
 Moldova
1–0
3–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Filip Kostić at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Tottenham enter chase for Serbian teenager". Daily Mirror. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ [1] SPORTAL.RS tim 24. kola JSL – April 15, 2012
  4. ^ FK Radnicki – April 4, 2012 – Kostic potpisao za Groningen
  5. ^ B92 Sport (Serbian): Filip Kostić debitovao za Groningen 21 October 2012
  6. ^ [2] Sportske: Živković strelac, Kostić asistent – 4 August 2013 (in Serbian)
  7. ^ [3] Sportske: Kostić asistirao, Groningen do boda – 25 August 2013 (in Serbian)
  8. ^ [4] Sportske: Kostić srušio PSV! (in Serbian) October 20, 2013
  9. ^ "Cocky winger Filip Kostic says FC Groningen are 80% through". 18 July 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "FC Groningen 1 – 2 Aberdeen". 24 July 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  11. ^ "Dons winger Jonny Hayes: 'I was quite happy ramming their words down their throats'". 25 July 2014. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Transfer Kostic naar VfB Stuttgart afgerond". fcgroningen.nl (in Dutch). FC Groningen. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Filip Kostic transfer completed". vfb.de. VfB Stuttgart. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  14. ^ Busy summer fuels expectations for Hamburg. Deutsche Welle, 18 August 2016
  15. ^ Filip Kostić at Srbijafudbal
  16. ^ "Superb Serbia end Spain reign". uefa.com. UEFA. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014. 
  17. ^ "Ubedljiva pobeda: Srbija – Azerbejdžan 4:1 (1:1)". fss.rs (in Serbian). Football Association of Serbia. 7 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  18. ^ "Poulsen and Poulsen score as Denmark see off Serbia". uefa.com. UEFA. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015.