Goran Lovre

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Goran Lovre
Goran Lovre 2006.jpg
Lovre in 2006
Personal information
Full name Goran Lovre
Date of birth (1982-03-23) 23 March 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1991–1998 Partizan
1998–2001 Anderlecht
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Anderlecht 46 (5)
2006–2010 Groningen 128 (23)
2010–2012 Barnsley 21 (2)
2012–2013 Partizan 4 (0)
2013 Esteghlal 2 (0)
2014 SSV Ulm 14 (1)
Total 215 (31)
National team
1999–2001 FR Yugoslavia U-18[1] 6 (1)
2002–2004 FRY / S&M U-21[1] 7 (1)
2004 Serbia and Montenegro U-23 2 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Goran Lovre (Serbian Cyrillic: Горан Ловре; born 23 March 1982) is a Serbian former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After playing five seasons for Anderlecht, Lovre signed a two-year deal with Groningen in the 2006 summer transfer window, with a possibility of a two-year extension. He spent four years in the Netherlands, making near 130 Eredivisie appearances and scoring 23 goals.

On 28 May 2010, Lovre signed a two-year deal with the English Championship side Barnsley.[2] He scored his first goal for the club in a 3–1 win over Ipswich Town, where he was influential in the middle of the park, getting an assist.[3] On 7 December 2011, his contract with Barnsley was terminated by mutual consent after featuring very little under new manager Keith Hill.[4]

In June 2012, Serbian press reported that he might sign a contract with Partizan, the club where he started playing football.[5] On 9 June 2012, Lovre signed a two-year contract with the Serbian SuperLiga champions.[6]

In July 2013 some rumors in Iran had it that he was about to sign a contract with Esteghlal, having lost its pivotal midfielder Mojtaba Jabbari a few days back, the management of the Iranian club was under tremendous pressure to hire a competent replacement. Lovre also was in trial with Esteghlal in January 2013 but he was not confirmed by the club head coach Amir Ghalenoei. Finally, he joined to the team on 21 July 2013 with signing a one-year contract.

In February 2014, he joined the German fourth division club SSV Ulm 1846.

International career[edit]

Lovre won a silver medal with the Serbia and Montenegro U-21 team at the UEFA European Championship in 2004. In the same year, he was also a part of the Serbia and Montenegro U-23 team that participated at the Summer Olympics, when they exited in the group stage.

Career statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other[7] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Anderlecht 2001–02 Belgian First Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2002–03 Belgian First Division 15 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 19 2
2003–04 Belgian First Division 10 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 14 2
2004–05 Belgian First Division 18 2 1 0 4 0 1 0 24 2
2005–06 Belgian First Division 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Total 46 5 4 0 10 1 1 0 61 6
Groningen 2006–07 Eredivisie 30 8 2 0 1 0 3 1 36 9
2007–08 Eredivisie 33 9 1 0 2 1 1 1 37 11
2008–09 Eredivisie 32 4 3 0 0 0 4 1 39 5
2009–10 Eredivisie 33 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 37 3
Total 128 23 9 1 3 1 9 3 149 28
Barnsley 2010–11 Championship 21 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
2011–12 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 21 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 2
Partizan 2012–13 Serbian SuperLiga 4 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Esteghlal 2013–14 Iran Pro League 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
SSV Ulm 2013–14 Regionalliga Südwest 14 1 0 0 0 0 14 1
Career total 215 31 16 1 1 0 16 2 10 3 258 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included
  2. ^ "Barnsley sign Groningen's Lovre". bbc.co.uk. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Ipswich 1 – 3 Barnsley". bbc.co.uk. 13 November 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Serbian midfielder Goran Lovre leaves Barnsley". bbc.co.uk. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Lovre u Partizanu" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Vratio se Lovre" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 9 June 2012. Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  7. ^ Includes other competitive competitions, including the Belgian Supercup, Eredivisie playoffs

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