Igor Gluščević

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Igor Gluščević
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Gluščević as a Vitesse player in 2004
Personal information
Full name Igor Gluščević
Date of birth (1974-03-30) 30 March 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Budva, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1994 Mogren 59 (20)
1994–1996 Vojvodina 46 (7)
1996–1998 Extremadura 57 (26)
1998–2000 Sevilla 30 (6)
1999–2000 Aris (loan) 30 (8)
2000–2003 Utrecht 84 (39)
2003–2004 Sparta Prague 18 (3)
2004–2006 Vitesse 36 (6)
2006 Shandong Luneng 7 (1)
2007–2008 Heracles 38 (7)
Total 405 (123)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Igor Gluščević (born 30 March 1974) is a Montenegrin retired footballer who played as a striker.

Football career[edit]

Born in Budva, Socialist Republic of Montenegro, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Gluščević started his professional career with FK Vojvodina. After scoring seven goals in two seasons, he signed with Spanish club CF Extremadura: having featured sparingly as the team was relegated from La Liga in 1997, he netted 24 times for an immediate promotion back, being crowned the competition's top scorer.[1]

However, Gluščević decided to stay in Segunda División, moving to Sevilla FC[2] and being an important attacking element in the Andalusians' 1999 promotion. At the end of the campaign, he joined Aris F.C. in Greece[3] on loan.[4]

After another sole season, Gluščević signed for FC Utrecht, where he experienced his most prolific years which included winning the 2003 edition of the KNVB Cup, scoring twice in the final.[5] After a brief spell with Sparta Prague he returned to the Netherlands, this time with Vitesse Arnhem, failing to find the net in his second year.

Having started 2006-07 in China with Shandong Luneng Taishan FC, Gluščević moved once again to Holland in January 2007, joining Heracles Almelo and being released at the end of the 2007–08 season, following which he retired at the age of 34.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Gluščević's younger brother, Vladimir, was also a footballer and a forward. He too played with Mogren, Sparta Prague and in Spain.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gluscevic desea llegar a los 30" [Gluscevic wants to get 30] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 24 April 1998. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Castro Santos aplaude la llegada de Igor Gluscevic" [Castro Santos applauds the arrival of Igor Gluscevic] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 30 May 1998. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Seis de las diez caras nuevas del Sevilla, a escena" [Six of the ten new faces at Sevilla take the stage] (PDF). Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 2 August 1999. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "El Sevilla 2000–2001 apenas tendrá caras nuevas" [2000–2001 Sevilla will barely have new faces]. ABC (in Spanish). 12 April 2000. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gluscevic, ex del Extremadura, ´héroe´ del fútbol holandés" [Gluscevic, formerly of Extremadura, ´heroe´ of Dutch football]. El Periódico de Extremadura (in Spanish). 2 June 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Igor Gluščević (1974)" (in Dutch). Kent u deze nog?. 24 March 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gluscevic: "Espero lograr 10 ó 15 goles para el Albacete"" [Gluscevic: "I hope to score 10 or 15 goals for Albacete"]. Marca (in Spanish). 5 January 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2015. 

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