Fejsa playing for Benfica in 2016
|Full name||Ljubomir Fejsa|
|Date of birth||14 August 1988|
|Place of birth||Vrbas, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2016
Ljubomir Fejsa (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубомир Фејса, Rusyn: Любомир Фейса; born 14 August 1988) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Portuguese club Benfica and the Serbia national team.
At club level, he won ten consecutive league titles across three countries – Serbia, Greece and Portugal – between 2008 and 2017.
On 1 July 2008, it was announced that Fejsa finally signed for FK Partizan after the club was interested in him for over a year. He signed a five-year contract and was given the number 5 shirt for Partizan.
On 21 June 2011 Fejsa signed with Olympiacos F.C. with a transfer fee of €3 million and signed a three plus one-year contract. His first appearance was in a friendly 1–0 win against Galatasaray. He scored his first goal against Inter Milan during another friendly match. He showed good form at the beginning of 2011–12 season, and had impressive performances during the early stages of Champions League Groups. However, he was injured during training and missed the rest of the season.
During the 2012–13 season, when Leonardo Jardim was named the head coach of Olympiacos FC, Fejsa was regularly benched and barely made any appearance during the Portuguese coach stay at the club. In February 2013, when Leonardo Jardim was sacked by Olympiacos due to the crowds dismay because of the playing style of the team, coach Míchel was hired and he immediately made Fejsa one of the starters. He made decent appearances, despite being benched for most of the season and he was called back to Serbia national football team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification.
On 23 August 2013, Fejsa signed a five-year contract with Benfica, for a reported fee of €4,5 million. The deal was confirmed in an interview on Benfica TV by Benfica president, Luís Filipe Vieira.
Fejsa made his debut on 19 September 2013 in a Champions League match against Anderlecht. He appear sporadically in the first half of the season, but with Nemanja Matić's transfer to Chelsea, he became the sole option to the position, appearing far more regularly, until an injury in early April 2014 sidelined him for the next months.
He made his senior international debut for Serbia under head coach Javier Clemente with a substitute appearance during the rescheduled UEFA Euro 2008 qualifier at home against Kazakhstan on 24 November 2007. Also making late appearances during the Euro 2012 qualification process making features against Italy.
- As of match played 28 May 2017
- As of match played 9 October 2016
|Serbia national team|
- Primeira Liga: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
- Taça de Portugal: 2013–14, 2016–17
- Taça da Liga: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
- Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira: 2016, 2017
- UEFA Europa League: Runner-up 2013–14
- Silva, Tiago Filipe (14 May 2017). "Fejsa, o "bom menino" que virou papa títulos" [Fejsa, the "good boy" who became title eater]. Maisfutebol (in Portuguese). Retrieved 1 June 2017.
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- Ljubomir Fejsa signed for Olympiacos – Serbian (Cyrillic)
- "Fejsa out, Vidic doubtful for key Serbia clash". fourfourtwo. 8 October 2011.
- Ανακοίνωση της ΠΑΕ Ολυμπιακός (in Greek). olympiacos.org. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
- Εποχή Μίτσελ στον Ολυμπιακό (in Greek). olympiacos.org. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
- "Fejsa no Benfica por cinco milhões" [Fejsa in Benfica for five million]. desporto.sapo.pt. 23 August 2013.
- "Vieira confirma: Fejsa é jogador do Benfica" [Vieira confirms:Fejsa is a Benfica player]. maisfutebol.iol.pt. 23 August 2013.
- "Fejsa convenceu na estreia a titular: "Pulmão inesgotável"". maisfutebol.iol.pt. 19 September 2013.
- "Fejsa lesionado não viaja com o Benfica para a Holanda". noticiasaominuto.com. 2 April 2014.
- "Fejsa pode não jogar mais este ano". zerozero.pt. 29 May 2014.
- "Liga Portugal" (PDF) (in Portuguese). LPFP. 2 February 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Benfica – Académica (Jornada 28 Liga NOS 2014–2015) – Liga Portugal" (in Portuguese). LPFP. 11 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
- "Serbia 1–0 Kazakhstan". worldfootball.net. 24 November 2007.
- "Serbia 1–1 Italy". worldfootball.net. 7 October 2011.
- Ljubomir Fejsa at ForaDeJogo. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
- "Ljubomir Fejsa". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- Ljubomir Fejsa at Soccerway