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

Abkhazia[edit]

Albania[edit]

Angola[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Hernan Barcos, Argentinian international, Red Star.

Argentina[edit]

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

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Degenek arrived at Red Star as soon as Australian participation at 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ended.

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus[edit]

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[edit]

Adilson made impact in Red Star in the 1990s.
Aílton, former Bundesliga topscorer and footballer of the year in 2004, joined Red Star in 2006.
Everton Luiz, Partizan fans idol.
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, 2016/17 season topscorer with 24 goals along teammate Đurđević.
William, OFK Beograd.

Brunei[edit]

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

Bulgaria[edit]

Blagoy Georgiev, Red Star
Ivan Ivanov, Bulgarian Footballer of the Year 2013

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Eric Djemba-Djemba, former Manchester United player, joined Partizan in summer 2013
Tawamba debuted for Cameroon when playing with Partizan

Canada[edit]

Milan Borjan, Canadian national team goalkeeper.

Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Chinese Taipei (Taiwan)[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Ben, Red Star.

Congo[edit]

Congo D.R.[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

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[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Segundo Castillo, Red Star.

El Salvador[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Damian Le Tallec, Red Star.

Gabon[edit]

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

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Marko Marin, German international, signed with Red Star when they reached the group stage of 2018–19 UEFA Champions League.

Ghana[edit]

Stephen Appiah, legendary Ghanaian captain and former Juventus midfielder, played with Vojvodina.
Richmond Boakye, Red Star.
Prince Tagoe, Partizan.

Greece[edit]

Soumah, Partizan´s record signing.

Guadeloupe[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Moreira, Partizan fans idol.

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Honk Kong[edit]

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.

Indonesia[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

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

Korea D.P.R.[edit]

Korea Republic[edit]

Kim Chi-woo, Partizan.

Kosovo[edit]

Counting only players that played for Kosovo national team and in clubs within Serbian league system, after 1992, outside province of Kosovo.

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

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:

Mali[edit]

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

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.
Filip Stojković, Red Star.
Marko Vešović, Red Star.
Vladimir Volkov, OFK Beograd, Partizan, Radnički Niš and Rad.
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[edit]

Serginho Greene, Vojvodina
Mirchell Donald, became the most capped foreign player of Red Star.

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Abiola Dauda, Red Star

Palestine[edit]

Tomasz Rząsa played with Partizan in the Champions League.

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Hugo Vieira, Red Star.

Romania[edit]

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

Russia[edit]

Senegalese international Lamine Diarra, Partizan striker

Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Mohamed Kamara - Medo, Partizan.

Singapore[edit]

Maroš Klimpl, Sloboda Užice.

Slovakia[edit]

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[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

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

Switzerland[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United States[edit]

Freddy Adu played with Jagodina in 2014.

Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

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[edit]

Besnik Hasi started his career at Liria.

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Bosnia-Herzegovina[edit]

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

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chad[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Croatia[edit]

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

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

England[edit]

France[edit]

Marko Muslin played with Hajduk Beograd.

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Ibrahima Sory Camara played with Zemun in 2016.

Honduras[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Krizán, OFK Kikinda in 1990/91.

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kazuo Honma, Mačva Šabac.

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Korea (South)[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Counting only clubs outside Kosovo, or inside Kosovo for internationals before declaration of indeendence.

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Libya[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

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

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

Mali[edit]

Malta[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Incomplete

New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

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

Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

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

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

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

South Africa[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United States[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Nazimov – Jadran Beograd (192x–193x)

Venezuela[edit]

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.

Abkhazia[edit]

Albania[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Very incomplete

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

Côte d'Ivoire[edit]

Croatia[edit]

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

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

England[edit]

France[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

Italy[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Korea D.P.R.[edit]

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

Korea (South)[edit]

Kosovo[edit]

Libya[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

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

Moldova[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Senegal[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

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

South Africa[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

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. ^ Former Vienna goalkeeper this is prior WWII. Possible correct native spelling in German Gröblacher.
  8. ^ Goran Kartalija at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Kljajićevo, he represented Austria internationally.
  9. ^ Mantler, a goalkeeper from Vienna played with UTK after WWI.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Murad Huseynov at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Makhachkala, he represents Azerbaijan internationally.
  12. ^ Branimir Subasic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Belgrade, he represents Azerbaijan internationally.
  13. ^ Note: Played as Svetozar "Toza" Atanacković.
  14. ^ Zoran Jankovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Inđija, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  15. ^ Predrag Pazin at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Nevesinje, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  16. ^ Note: Played as Blagoje Simonović.
  17. ^ Dragoljub Simonovic at National-Football-Tema.com - Born in Belgrade, he represented Bulgaria internationally.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ John Mary, born in Nigeria but represeents Cameroon internationally.
  20. ^ Milan Borjan at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Knin, he represents Canada internationally.
  21. ^ Stefan Cebara at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Zadar, he represents Canada internationally.
  22. ^ Srdjan Djekanović, born in Serbia but represented Canada internationally.
  23. ^ Dejan Jakovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Karlovac, he represents Canada internationally.
  24. ^ Mike Stojanovic at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Lapovo as Momčilo Stojanović, he represented Canada internationally.
  25. ^ David Manga at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Paris, France, he represents the Central African Republic internationally.
  26. ^ 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.
  27. ^ Timothy Chow, born in England but represents Taiwan internationally.
  28. ^ Bitsindou, born in Belgium, represented Belgium at U15 level, later swiched nationality to Congo and represents Congo.
  29. ^ Ardian Kozniku at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Đakovica, he represented Croatia internationally.
  30. ^ Kujtim Shala at National-Football-Teams.com - Born in Prizren, he represented Croatia internationally.
  31. ^ Svetozar Đanić at Reprezentacija.rs - Born in Manđelos, he played 3 matches for Yugoslavia in 1940 before being forced to play for NDH playing 4 matches and scoring once.
  32. ^ Aleksandro Petrovic, born in Bosnia but represented Germany at U17 level.
  33. ^ Playing for Greece U19
  34. ^ Ednilson played as Portuguese during his spell at Partizan because he had represented Portugal at U21 level. Later, in 2010, when Guinea-Bissau ressurected its national team, he stated playing for them.
  35. ^ Moreira initially played as Portuguese, as he represented Portugal at U21 level earlier in his career, and at arrival to Partizan was in the wider list of options and calls for Portuguese main national team. However, at his third season at Partizan, he decided to accept the call of Guinea-Bissau to play for their national team which was ressurected after a 3-year period of inactivity.
  36. ^ Born 24–5–1982
  37. ^ Born in Subotica, but played always as Romanian
  38. ^ Born in Timisoara, Romania
  39. ^ Born in Inđija, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  40. ^ a b Born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  41. ^ a b c d Born in Novi Sad, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  42. ^ a b Born in Agnibilékrou, Côte d'Ivoire
  43. ^ Born in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, was part of the non-FIFA Quebec national team
  44. ^ Cvjetković or Cvijetković, Gk, born 18-3-1974 in Osijek
  45. ^ Born in Đakovica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  46. ^ Born in Prizren, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  47. ^ Born in Niš, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  48. ^ Born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  49. ^ Born in Doboj, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia
  50. ^ Born in Novi Pazar, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  51. ^ Born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  52. ^ Born in Kljajićevo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  53. ^ Milan Beader played for Ontario U15.
  54. ^ 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
  55. ^ Born in Subotica, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  56. ^ Born in Mostar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, was part of the non-FIFA Quebec national team
  57. ^ Cvjetković or Cvijetković, Gk, born 18-3-1974 in Osijek
  58. ^ Born in Prizren, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  59. ^ Born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
  60. ^ Born in Novi Pazar, played for Macedonia U-21
  61. ^ From Kočani
  62. ^ Fullname: Henry Nkemjika Okorocha
  63. ^ Born in New York City, United States
  64. ^ Born in Timisoara, ex Poli Timisoara
  65. ^ Born in Timisoara
  66. ^ Born in Vitina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia

See also[edit]

Additional information[edit]

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