List of foreign football players in Serbia

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This is a list of foreign players that play or have played in the top league in football clubs from the territory of Serbia.

In this list are included the foreign players that:

  • Play or have played in the Serbian SuperLiga (from 2006 until nowadays), and in the clubs from the territory of Serbia in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro (including FR Yugoslavia, from 1992 until 2006) and in the Yugoslav First League (from 1923 until 1992).
  • Have been part of the club roster in the league.
  • Have not been capped for the Serbian national team or the Yugoslav national team, except the ones that have been capped for other national teams, as well.
  • Have been born in Serbia and capped by a foreign national team. This includes players that have dual citizenship.
  • In this list are only indicated the top level clubs. If a player has also played in some lower level club in Serbia, those clubs are excluded, just as all the foreign players that have only played in lower leagues in Serbia.

Notes:

  • The players that played in clubs from Kosovo are only included if they played in a top league club within the Yugoslav or Serbian football league system.
  • The players from the countries that once made part of Yugoslavia (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia) have inclusion criteriums indicated in each section.
  • The years correspond to seasons, not calendar years, and represent the seasons that the player represented the club, not necessarily being all in the top league, but at least one. If only one year is indicated in parenthesys, it means that the player has played only that half of season.
  • Players in bold are players that have at least one cap for their national team.
  • Teams in bold are the current team of that player.

Contents

Albania Albania[edit]

Angola Angola[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Hernan Barcos, Argentinian international, Red Star.

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Pablo Mouche, Argentinian international, joined Red Star summer 2016.

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Branimir Bajić spent 7 seasons with Partizan and became regular in the Bosnian national team.
Nemanja Bilbija, Vojvodina.
Mario Božić played in several Serbian clubs.
Dario Damjanović, Bosnian international with spells in Obrenovac, Novi Pazar and Jagodina.
Branko Grahovac, Borac Čačak.
Faruk Hujdurović, Bosnian international, played with OFK Beograd and Hajduk Kula.
Đorđe Kamber, OFK Beograd.
Rade Krunić, Bosnian international, played with Donji Srem and Borac Čačak.
Amer Osmanagić, OFK Beograd.
Sead Ramović, one of several Bosnian players Novi Pazar brought to their ranks after being promoted to the SuperLiga in 2011.
Vule Trivunović, Obilić.

Excluded the players that played before 1992 when Bosnia and Herzegovina became independent and counted as domestic.

Bosnian internationals that played in Serbian top league clubs only during Yugoslav period:

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Adilson made impact in Red Star in the 1990s.
Aílton, former Bundesliga topscorer, joined Red Star in 2006.
Cléo, the first foreigner that played for both rivals, Red Star and Partizan.
Evandro, former Brazilian youth international, had his first spell in Europe with Red Star.
Leonardo, Partizan.
William, OFK Beograd.

Brunei Brunei[edit]

Former Juventus striker Valeri Bojinov signed with Partizan in summer 2015.

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Blagoy Georgiev, Red Star
Ivan Ivanov, Partizan

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Eric Djemba-Djemba,Partizan

Canada Canada[edit]

Milan Borjan, Canadian national team goalkeeper.

Central African Republic Central African Republic[edit]

Chad Chad[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Congo D.R. Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Excluded the players that played before 1991 when Croatia became independent.

Matej Delač, Vojvodina.
Robert Prosinečki, first as player, then more recently as coach, at Red Star.
Zlatko Čajkovski, Partizan.

Croatian internationals that played in Serbian top league clubs only during Yugoslav period:

Players that represented Independent State of Croatia NDH (Independent State of Croatia):

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

Segundo Castillo, Red Star.

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

Damian Le Tallec, Red Star.

France France[edit]

Gabon Gabon[edit]

Guélor Kanga, Red Star. His compatriot Delicat in 1983 became the first player from Africa to play in Yugoslav First League.

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Stephen Appiah, Vojvodina.
Richmond Boakye, Red Star.
Prince Tagoe, Partizan.

Greece Greece[edit]

Guadeloupe Guadeloupe[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Moreira, Partizan fans idol.

Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Honk Kong Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Ferenc Plattkó, before spending 7 seasons in FC Barcelona, played with KAFK Kula.
László Köteles, another Hungarian goalkeeper that spent part of his career in Serbia.
István Nyers, who played with Inter, Roma and Barcelona among others, played with ŽAK Subotica during WWII and in 1945.

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Hong Yong-jo, North Korean captain at the WC2010 played with Bežanija.

Korea D.P.R. North Korea[edit]

Korea Republic South Korea[edit]

Kim Chi-woo, Partizan.

Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Liberia Liberia[edit]

Libya Libya[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Excluded the players that played before 1992 when Macedonia became independent.

Mario Đurovski, Bežanija and Vojvodina.
Nikola Gligorov, Bežanija.
Vlatko Grozdanoski, Vojvodina.
Goran Popov, Red Star.
Mitko Stojkovski, Red Star and Macedonian national team standard defender during 1990s.
Ivan Tričkovski, Red Star.

Macedonian internationals that played in Serbian top league clubs only during Yugoslav period:

Malta Malta[edit]

Moldova Moldova[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Excluded the players that played before 2006 when Montenegro became independent. Montenegrin players that were internationals for FR Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro are indicated in italics.

Mladen Božović, Partizan.
Vladimir Božović, OFK Beograd.
Stevan Jovetić, Partizan.
Mladen Kašćelan, OFK Beograd and Voždovac.
Ivan Kecojević, Čukarički and OFK Beograd.
Yugoslav international goalkeeper Kralj played most of his career in Patizan.
Stefan Savić, BSK Borča and Partizan, before moving to the Premier League.
Marko Vešović, Red Star.
Vladimir Volkov, OFK Beograd and Partizan.
Simon Vukčević, Partizan and Vojvodina.
Ivan Vuković, OFK Beograd.
Radoslav Batak, Vojvodina.
Bojan Brnović, Partizan and Obilić.
Andrija Delibašić, Partizan.
Miodrag Džudović, OFK Beograd.
Milorad Peković, OFK Beograd and Partizan.

Montenegrin internationals that only played in Serbian top league clubs before Montenegrin independence.

Namibia Namibia[edit]

Serginho Greene, Vojvodina

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Abiola Dauda, Red Star

Palestine State of Palestine[edit]

Tomasz Rząsa played with Partizan in the Champions League.

Peru Peru[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Hugo Vieira, Red Star.

Romania Romania[edit]

Romanian international Belodedici, European and world champion with Red Star in 1991.

Russia Russia[edit]

Senegalese international Lamine Diarra, Partizan striker

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[edit]

Mohamed Kamara - Medo, Partizan.

Singapore Singapore[edit]

Maroš Klimpl, Sloboda Užice.

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Milenko Ačimovič was Red Star and Slovenian national team playmaker in the turn of the century.

Excluded the players that played before 1991 when Slovenia became independent.

Nejc Pecnik
Srečko Katanec, one of Partizans icons from late 1980s.

Slovenian internationals that played in Serbian top league clubs during Yugoslav period:

Red Stars Bernard Parker, South African international.

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Former ManUtd and Swedish U21 midfielder, Bojan Djordjic, played with Red Star.

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Tajikistan Tajikistan[edit]

Tunisia Tunisia[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Uganda Uganda[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States United States[edit]

Freddy Adu played with Jagodina in 2014.

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

Doubts[edit]

See talk-page.

Other levels[edit]

Foreigners in second level

This is a list of foreign players that have played, or play, in the Serbian First League and its predecessors, Second League of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslav Second League, top Subassociation Leagues.

The criterium is the same as applied in the main list above.

Albania Albania[edit]

Besnik Hasi started his career at Liria.

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

The players that played before 1992 are excluded except for the ones that played for the Bosnian national team.

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Brunei Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chad Chad[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

The players that have played for the Croatian National Team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

France France[edit]

Marko Muslin played with Hajduk Beograd.

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Ibrahima Sory Camara played with Zemun in 2016.

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Krizán, OFK Kikinda in 1990/91.

Iran Iran[edit]

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Kazuo Honma, Mačva Šabac.

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya Kenya[edit]

Korea (South) South Korea[edit]

Kosovo Kosovo[edit]

Counting only clubs outside Kosovo

Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Lesotho Lesotho[edit]

Liberia Liberia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Lybia Libya[edit]

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

The players that have played for the Macedonian National Team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

Moldova Moldova[edit]

Mongolia Mongolia[edit]

Murun Altankhuyag at Mačva in 2015 became the first ever Mongolian player in Europe.

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Yuri Gazzaev, back then from Soviet Union, joined Mačva in 1990/91.

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[edit]

Mustapha Hadji Bangura, after SuperLiga, joined First League side Zemun.

Singapore Singapore[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

The players that have played for the Slovenian national team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Uganda Uganda[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States United States[edit]

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe[edit]

Foreigners in third level

This is a list of foreign players that have played, or play, in the Serbian Leagues; North/Vojvodina, Belgrade, East, West, Serbian Republic League, lower Subassociation Leagues

The criterium is the same as applied in the main list.

Albania Albania[edit]

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Armenia Armenia[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Brunei Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

China China[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire Ivory Coast[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

The players that have played for the Croatian National Team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic Dominican Republic[edit]

Egypt Egypt[edit]

El Salvador El Salvador[edit]

England England[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Georgia Georgia (country)[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Guinea Guinea[edit]

Honduras Honduras[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Kazakhstan Kazakhstan[edit]

Korea P.R. North Korea[edit]

Ri Kwang-il, North Korean international goalkeeper played with Radnički Kragujevac.

Korea (South) South Korea[edit]

Kosovo Kosovo[edit]

Libya Libya[edit]

Macedonia Republic of Macedonia[edit]

The players that have played for the Macedonian National Team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

Moldova Moldova[edit]

Mongolia Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Russia Russia[edit]

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone Sierra Leone[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

The players that have played for the Slovenian national team are in bold , the others have played since 1992.

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Turkey Turkey[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States United States[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mehmet Dragusha at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Pristina, he represented Albania internationally.
  2. ^ Besnik Hasi at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Đakovica, he represented Albania internationally.
  3. ^ Eli Babalj at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Sarajevo, he represents Australia internationally.
  4. ^ Branko Buljevic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Split he represented Australia internationally.
  5. ^ Milan Ivanovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Sivac, he represented Australia internationally.
  6. ^ Doug Utjenesovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Belgrade as Dragan Utješenovic, he represented Australia internationally.
  7. ^ Goran Kartalija at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Kljajićevo, he represented Austria internationally.
  8. ^ Sandor Nemes at EU-Football.info - Born in Budapest, Hungary, he played 3 matches for Hungary in 1918 and 1919 as Sándor Nemes, and then played 2 matches for Austria in 1925 as Alexander Neufeld. He was also known as Antal Nemes in Yugoslavia and Alex Nemesch in som sources. He is located in the Austrian section of this list as that is the last country he represented internationally, and the one closer to the period of his spell in BSK.
  9. ^ Murad Huseynov at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Makhachkala, he represents Azerbaijan internationally.
  10. ^ Branimir SUbasic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Belgrade, he represents Azerbaijan internationally.
  11. ^ Note: Played as Svetozar "Toza" Atanacković.
  12. ^ Zoran Jankovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Inđija, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  13. ^ Predrag Pazin at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Nevesinje, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  14. ^ Note: Played as Blagoje Simonović.
  15. ^ Dragoljub Simonovic at National-Football-Tema.com - Born in Belgrade, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  16. ^ Kiril Simonovski at EU-Football.info - Born in Skopje, he played 2 matches for Bulgaria in 1942 as Kiril Simeonov, later he played 10 matches for Yugoslavia as Kiril Simonovski. At the time prior WWII he was known as Kiril Simonović.
  17. ^ Milan Borjan at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Knin, he represents Canada internationally.
  18. ^ Stefan Cebara at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Zadar, he represents Canada internationally.
  19. ^ Dejan Jakovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Karlovac, he represents Canada internationally.
  20. ^ Mike Stojanovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Lapovo as Momčilo Stojanović, he represented Canada internationally.
  21. ^ David Manga at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Paris, France, he represents the Central African Republic internationally.
  22. ^ a b When Jia and Liu arrived in Partizan, they became the third and fourth Chinese players ever to play abroad. Just a year earlier, Xie Yuxin became the first Chinese ever to play abroad.
  23. ^ Ardian Kozniku at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Đakovica, he represented Croatia internationally.
  24. ^ Kujtim Shala at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Prizren, he represented Croatia internationally.
  25. ^ Svetozar Đanić at Reprezentacija.rs - Born in Manđelos, he played 3 matches for Yugoslavia in 1940 before accepting to play for NDH playing 4 matches and scoring once.
  26. ^ Playing for Greece U19
  27. ^ Born in Inđija, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  28. ^ a b Born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  29. ^ a b c d Born in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  30. ^ a b Born in Agnibilékrou, Côte d'Ivoire
  31. ^ Born in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, was part of the non-FIFA Quebec national team
  32. ^ Cvjetković or Cvijetković, Gk, born 18-3-1974 in Osijek
  33. ^ Born in Đakovica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  34. ^ Born in Prizren, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  35. ^ Born in Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  36. ^ Born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  37. ^ Born in Doboj, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
  38. ^ Born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  39. ^ Former Vienna goalkeeper this is prior WWII
  40. ^ Born in Kljajićevo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  41. ^ Mantler, a goalkeeper from Vienna played with UTK.
  42. ^ Born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, played for the Canadian U20 and was non used substitute on several occasions for the main Canadian national team
  43. ^ Born in Subotica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  44. ^ Born in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, was part of the non-FIFA Quebec national team
  45. ^ Cvjetković or Cvijetković, Gk, born 18-3-1974 in Osijek
  46. ^ Born in Prizren, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  47. ^ Born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  48. ^ Born in Novi Pazar, played for Macedonia U-21
  49. ^ From Kočani
  50. ^ Born in New York City, United States
  51. ^ Born in Timisoara, ex Poli Timisoara
  52. ^ Born in Timisoara
  53. ^ Born in Vitina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia

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