Igor Burzanović

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Igor Burzanović
Personal information
Full name Igor Burzanović
Date of birth (1985-08-25) 25 August 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Youth career
1995–2001 Budućnost Podgorica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2006 Budućnost Podgorica 122 (62)
2007–2009 Red Star Belgrade 48 (11)
2009 Budućnost Podgorica (loan) 15 (10)
2009–2011 Nagoya Grampus 62 (10)
2013 Budućnost Podgorica 12 (2)
2014 Irtysh 26 (4)
2015 Hunan Billows 27 (3)
2016– Budućnost Podgorica
National team
Serbia and Montenegro U21
2007-2008 Montenegro 8 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 November 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 February 2010

Igor Burzanović (Montenegrin Cyrillic: Игop Буpзaнoвић, born on 25 August 1985 in Podgorica) is a Montenegrin international football player who currently plays for Budućnost.

Career[edit]

He was a member of FK Budućnost Podgorica since he started playing first team football. In following years Burzanović was the star player on the team. He was considered one of the most promising Montenegrin players.

Burzanović signed for Serbian giants Red Star Belgrade from FK Budućnost Podgorica in December 2006, joining the team on 8 January 2007. He has since then been a valuable member of the team. In 2009 Igor returned to his first club FK Budućnost Podgorica. After scoring 10 goals there, he moved to Japan to play for Nagoya Grampus.[1]

In August 2012, Burzanović signed for Buriram United for a trial period which ended quckly. In August 2013, he signed again for Buducnost Podgorica.

In February 2014, Burzanović signed for Kazakhstan Premier League side FC Irtysh Pavlodar,[2] leaving the club in December of the same year after one season.[3]

On 30 January 2015, Burzanović transferred to China League One side Hunan Billows.[4] In February 2016, Burzanović once again returned to his boyhood club Budućnost, signing a contract until the end of season.

International career[edit]

As early as 2002, he was part of the FR Yugoslavia U-17 team at the 2002 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.

Burzanović was a constant member of Serbia and Montenegro national under-21 football team. When the state-union of Serbia and Montenegro was dissolved in May 2006, Burzanović opted to represent his native Montenegro on the international scene, and played in the first match of the Montenegro national football team in 2007, where he scored the game-winning goal from a penalty shot in a 2-1 victory over Hungary.

He was officially acknowledged as Montenegro's best player and received the award in 2004.


Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 November 2015[5]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2009 Nagoya Grampus J. League 13 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 18 3
2010 27 4 1 1 5 0 - 33 5
2011 22 3 1 2 2 0 0 0 25 5
2013-14 Budućnost Podgorica 1. CFL 12 2 0 0 - - 12 2
2013-14 Irtysh Kazakhstan Premier League 26 4 2 2 - - 28 6
2015 Hunan Billows China League One 27 3 0 0 - - 27 3
Total Japan 62 10 3 3 7 0 4 0 76 13
Montenegro 12 2 0 0 - - 12 2
Kazakhstan 26 4 2 2 - - 28 6
China PR 27 3 0 0 - - 27 3
Career total 127 19 5 5 7 0 4 0 143 24

International Goals[edit]

Scores and results list Montenegro's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 24 March 2007 Montenegro Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica Hungary Hungary 2-1 2-1 Friendly
2 26 March 2008 Montenegro Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica Norway Norway 1-0 3-1 Friendly

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Igor Burzanović u Nagoji". crvenazvezdafk.com (in Serbian). 2009-07-24. 
  2. ^ "Иртыш подписал экс-полузащитника сборной Черногории". http://sports.kz/ (in Russian). sports.kz/. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Burzanović оставили Иртыш". http://www.prosportkz.kz/ (in Russian). prosportkz. 15 December 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ 湘涛签约前黑山国脚中场 at sports.sohu.com 2015-01-30 Retrieved 2015-02-02
  5. ^ "I. BURZANOVIĆ". http://uk.soccerway.com/. Retrieved 9 April 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)