Ivan Vuković

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Ivan Vuković
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-02-09) 9 February 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Podgorica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FK Rabotnički
Number 26
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Zeta 56 (15)
2006–2011 Budućnost 103 (57)
2011–2013 Hajduk Split 49 (11)
2013–2014 Seongnam 11 (3)
2014 OFK Beograd 8 (1)
2015 FK Mladost 15 (7)
2015 Maccabi Netanya 0 (0)
2016 FK Mladost 16 (4)
2016–2017 FK Lovćen 14 (0)
2017– FK Rabotnički 4 (0)
National team
2009 Montenegro 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2017 (UTC).

Ivan "Giga" Vuković (Cyrillic: Иван Вуковић, born 9 February 1987) is a Montenegrin football forward who plays for FK Rabotnički in the Macedonian First Football League. He is best known for his abilities as a striker but can also play as a supporting striker.

Club career[edit]

Ivan 'Giga' Vuković began his professional career at Montenegrin side FK Zeta signing for the club in 2004. During his first season at the club, Zeta had possibly the best season in their history. Zeta finished the 2004/2005 season in third place in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro, just behind Belgrade powerhouses FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade with Ivan leading the attack all season.

Budućnost[edit]

In 2006, Ivan Vuković moved to FK Budućnost Podgorica. Here he spent five season leading the club to four second places and one first place in the Montenegrin First Division. He scored 57 goals in 103 official appearances for the club. His last two seasons at the club (the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons) were particularly successful, scoring 39 goals in 60 appearances. He was awarded by the Football Association of Montenegro the recognition of "Footballer of the Year" in all domestic Montenegrin competition.[1]

Hajduk Split[edit]

Due to his fine long term form, Croatian giants HNK Hajduk Split signed him from the club in the summer of 2011 for a reported fee of €425,000.[2] On August 9, 2012, in the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League third qualifying round, he scored a remarkable goal against Internazionale.[3][4]

Seongnam[edit]

Ivan Vuković playing for Seongnam

In June 2013 he signed for Seongnam for a reported fee of €220,000 from Hajduk Split.

FK Mladost[edit]

In August 2014 he returned to Europe and joined Serbian top-flight side OFK Beograd.[5] Same year he was transferred to Mladost Podgorica. He scored deciding goal against Neftchi which took Mladost to the second qualifying round of UEFA League Europa 2015.

F.C.Maccabi Netanya[edit]

In August 2015 "Giga" signed for a new contract for the Israeli club Maccabi Netanya penning one-year contract with option for two,[6] but was released from the club after less than a month.[7]

Back to Mladost[edit]

Upon return from Israel, Giga trained with his previous club, Mladost. In the second half of the 2015/2016 season, he officially signed a new contract with Mladost. In 2015/2016 UEFA Europa League qualifiers, he scored decisive goal against Neftchi Baku which advanced Mladost to next round. Mladost became Montenegrin champions of 2015/2016 season. After the season, Giga have decided not to renew a contract.

International career[edit]

Vuković was previously a part of the Montegrin national youth teams before advancing to the senior national team. His senior debut for Montenegro came on November 18, 2009 when he came in as a substitute for Milorad Peković in a friendly match against Belarus.[8]

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