Marko Ćetković

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Marko Ćetković
Personal information
Full name Marko Ćetković
Date of birth (1986-07-10) 10 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sutjeska
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2003 Crvena Stijena
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Mladost Podgorica 31 (0)
2006–2007 Zeta 46 (11)
2007–2008 Partizan 10 (0)
2008–2011 Mogren 85 (22)
2011–2013 Jagiellonia Białystok 20 (0)
2012 Buriram United (loan) 11 (1)
2013 TS Podbeskidzie (loan) 10 (0)
2013–2014 Budućnost 28 (6)
2014–2016 Laçi 45 (11)
2016 Sarajevo 10 (1)
2017 Partizani Tirana 16 (1)
2017–2018 Mladost Podgorica 33 (8)
2018– Sutjeska 0 (0)
National team
2003 Serbia and Montenegro U17 3 (1)
2007–2008 Montenegro U21 9 (0)
2011– Montenegro 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 November 2013

Marko Ćetković (Cyrillic; Марко Ћeткoвић, born 10 July 1986 in Podgorica) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Montenegrin club Sutjeska and the Montenegro national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Ćetković began his career with FK Crvena Stijena before he joined FK Zeta Golubovac in 2006. He played for FK Zeta Golubovac against Rangers.[2]

Partizan[edit]

In July 2007, Ćetković made a €300,000 transfer to Serbian giants FK Partizan, where he played just eight games (6 in Serbian Superliga and 2 Champions League Qualification). He would later tell a Serbian journalist that "Partizan was a mistake" in his career.[3]

Mogren[edit]

In August 2008, Ćetković signed for FK Mogren.[4] At the time of Ćetković's transfer, Mogren was coached by Branislav "Brano" Milačić and had a respected generation of players from the Montenegrin national team involving the likes of Radoslav Batak, Ivan Janjušević, Petar Grbić, Janko Simović, and Draško Božović.[5] Ćetković played regularly for Mogren when they won the Montenegrin First League in 2009, and also scored the winning goal against Budućnost, the previous season's champion.[6]

Jagiellonia[edit]

In July 2011, he joined Polish team Jagiellonia Białystok on a three-year contract.[7] He spent two half-seasons out on loan; first in Thailand with Buriram United F.C. and then with Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biała. Overall, Ćetković played a total of 19 league games for Jagiellonia.

Budućnost[edit]

After spending two seasons in Poland, Ćetković returned to his homeland and signed for FK Budućnost Podgorica in July 2013.[8] He started his 2013–14 season by scoring three goals in 13 games for Budućnost.

Laçi[edit]

On 16 August 2014, Ćetković officially signed with Albanian Superliga side Laçi on a one-year deal, taking the vacant number 20 for the upcoming 2014–15 season.[9] It was also reported that the team's goalkeeper Miroslav Vujadinović had his part on Ćetković's transfer, convincing the player to join the team.[9]

He made his official debut with the club on 24 August in team's opening league match of the season against Partizani Tirana at home, coming on as a second-half substitute.[10] Ćetković scored his first goal of the season in the matchday 5 against Tirana, netting the opening goal of the 2–0 home win, and was selected Man of the Match.[11] Two week later, Ćetković was again in the scoresheet where he converted a penalty-kick to help Laçi conquer Vllaznia Shkodër 3–0 at home.[12]

On 21 July 2015, during the preparations for the new season, Ćetković was forced undergo surgery in his right knee in an hospital in Zagreb that kept him out until November 2015.[13][14] The constanct pain in his leg had concerned him for months, and the surgery was unavoidable.[15] Due to the surgery, Ćetković missed the European campaign and the start of the season.[15]

After an impressive first season in Albanian football he was subject to interest and formal offers from Skënderbeu Korçë, Kukësi, Partizani Tirana and Tirana, but he extended his contract with KF Laçi for another year.[16][17]

In April 2016, Ćetković scored his team's both goals in the 2015–16 Albanian Cup semi-final tie against Skënderbeu Korçë, as Laçi progressed to the final thanks to the away goal rule.[18] However, in the final, Laçi was defeated 5–3 on penalties after the regular and extra time finished in a 1–1; Ćetković himself scored his team's second penalty shootout attempt.[19] He left the team in June.[20]

Sarajevo[edit]

On 14 June 2016, Ćetković signed with Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[21]

Partizani Tirana[edit]

On 12 January 2017, Ćetković returned in Albanian Superliga by signing an six-month contract with Partizani Tirana, taking squad number 21 for the second part of 2016–17 season.[22][23]

He made his first appearance for the club came on 28 January in the matchday 19, starting in a 2–0 defeat at Luftëtari Gjirokastër.[24] His first and only goal of the season would come on penultimate week of the season where Partizani defeated Korabi Peshkopi 3–0.[25] He played 16 league matches until the end of the season as Partizani were runner-up in the Albanian Superliga, losing the championship to Kukësi for only three points.[26]

On 12 June 2017, Ćetković left Partizani after deciding not to extend his contract, returning in Montenegro after 10 years.[27]

Return to Mladost Podgorica[edit]

Only one day later, Ćetković returned to his birth country to sign with Mladost Podgorica, returning to the club after 12 years.[28]

Sutjeska[edit]

On June 13, 2018, Ćetković signed a one-year contract with FK Sutjeska.[29]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

Ćetković's first international appearance was for Serbia and Montenegro U17; he debuted on 24 March 2003 against Finland for the second qualifying round of the 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Championship, which finished in a 1–1 draw.[30] Following that, Ćetković made another two appearances, scoring once in the process. Ćetković continued to play for Montenegro U21,[31] making nine appearances from when Montenegro declared independence from Serbia.[30]

Senior[edit]

On 17 November 2010, Ćetković made his debut with the senior side during the friendly match against Azerbaijan, appearing in the last 15 minutes of the 2–0 home win.[32]

He made his competitive debut for Montenegro on 11 October 2011 in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Switzerland, playing full-90 minutes in a 2–0 away loss.[33]

Ćetković was called up again in the senior side by its new coach Branko Brnović for the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying play-off tie against Czech Republic. In the first leg at Generali Arena on 11 November 2011, Ćetković was even in the bench with the match finishing in a 2–0 loss for Ćetković's side.[34] In the returning leg four days later, he was on the bench but still unable to make his debut with Montenegro who was defeated 1–0 at home and was kicked out with the aggregate 3–0.[35]

On 17 November 2013, he scored his first goal for the Montenegrin national team in a friendly against Luxembourg.[36]

Personal life[edit]

His brother Đorđije is also a Montenegro international who has been capped 7 times by the national team, and his uncle is former Yugoslavia international footballer Predrag Mijatović.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 January 2017[1][37]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mladost Podgorica 2003–04 Second League 11 0 0 0 11 0
2004–05 20 0 20 0
2005–06 Serbian League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 31 0 0 0 31 0
Zeta 2005–06 First League 10 0 0 0 10 0
2006–07 Montenegrin First League 29 8 0 0 29 8
2007–08 3 0 0 0 4[a] 1 7 1
Total 42 8 0 0 4 1 46 9
Partizan Belgrade 2007–08 Serbian SuperLiga 6 0 0 0 6 0
Total 6 0 0 0 6 0
Mogren 2008–09 Montenegrin First League 28 7 0 0 28 7
2009–10 29 3 0 0 4[b] 2 33 5
2010–11 29 8 3 2 4[c] 1 36 11
Total 84 18 3 2 8 3 97 23
Jagiellonia Białystok 2011–12 Ekstraklasa 19 0 1 0 20 0
Total 19 0 1 0 20 0
Buriram United 2012 Thai Premier League 11 1 0 0 11 1
Total 11 1 0 0 11 1
Podbeskidzie 2012–13 Ekstraklasa 9 0 0 0 9 0
Total 9 0 0 0 9 0
Budućnost Podgorica 2013–14 Montenegrin First League 28 6 0 0 28 6
2014–15 2[c] 0 2 0
Total 28 6 0 0 2 0 30 6
Laçi 2014–15 Albanian Superliga 29 8 6 2 35 10
2015–16 16 3 5 1 0 0 21 5
Total 45 11 11 4 0 0 56 15
Sarajevo 2016–17 Premijer Liga 10 1 1 0 11 1
Total 10 1 1 0 11 1
Partizani Tirana 2016–17 Albanian Superliga 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Career total 285 45 16 6 14 4 315 55
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of 17 April 2016[38]
Montenegro national team
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 2 0
2012 2 0
2013 1 1
Total 6 1

International goals[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2016. Montenegro score listed first, score column indicates score after each Ćetković goal.[38]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition
1 17 November 2013 Stade Josy Barthel, Route d'Arlon, Luxembourg 6  Luxembourg 4–1 4–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Zeta[1]
Partizan Belgrade[1]
Mogren Budva[1]
Laçi[1]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Rangers grateful for Zeta gifts
  3. ^ Marko Ćetković: Partizan moja najveća greška, MTS Mondo, 29 July 2008
  4. ^ Five Montenegrin internationals – left club as the transfer window[permanent dead link] on uefa.com
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  7. ^ Jagiellonia Białystok ogłosiła pozyskanie nowego zawodnika 6.07.2011, onet.pl
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  9. ^ a b "Godet Laçi, firmos mesfushori i Malit të Zi, Cetkoviç" [Laçi strikes, the midfielder from Montenegro signs, Cetković] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Vladimir Prenga (25 August 2014). ""Luftë" për një pikë, Partizani barazon në Laç. Trajneri Duro: Raçiç, "bast" im i fituar" ["War" for a point, Partizani equates in Laç. Coach Duro: Raĉić, my winning "bet"] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
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  14. ^ "Operacioni në këmbë, Cetkoviç: Rikthehem në nëntor" [Leg surgery, Ćetković: I return in November] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
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  16. ^ "Më kërkuan 'big'-ët, ja pse firmosa me Laçin" [I was wanted by big clubs, here's why I signed for Laçi] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  17. ^ Adi Metaliu (5 June 2015). "Laçi nis me rinovimet, firmosin Cetkovic dhe Vujadinovic" [Laçi starts with renewals, Ćetković and Vujadinović signs] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
  18. ^ "Kukesi-Laçi sërish në finale të Kupës për të dytin vit radhazi" [Kukesi-Laçi again on the final for the second consecutive year] (in Albanian). Intv.al. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  19. ^ Andi Deçka (22 May 2016). "Kukesi fiton Kupën e Shqipërisë" [Kukësi wins Albanian Cup] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Archived from the original on 24 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
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  21. ^ "Marko Ćetković potpisao za FK Sarajevo!" [Marko Ćetković signs for FK Sarajevo] (in Croatian). SuperSport.ba. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  22. ^ Adi Metaliu (12 January 2017). "Zyrtare, Cetkovic firmos me Partizanin" [Official, Ćetković signs with Partizani] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  23. ^ "Starova gjen më në fund fantazistin, Cetkoviç prezantohet te Partizani" [Starova finally finds the playmaker, Ćetković presented at Partizani] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
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  26. ^ Andi Deçka (27 May 2017). "Partizani i dyti, barazoi 2-2 me Skënderbeun" [Partizani second, equates 2-2 with Skënderbeu] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
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  28. ^ "Cetkoviç gjen ekip në Mal të Zi pas largimit nga Partizani" [Ćetković finds team in Montenegro after the departure from Partizani] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
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  32. ^ "Pobjeda za kraj uspješne godine" [win for the end of a successful year] (in Serbian). fscg.co.me. 17 November 2010. Retrieved 18 November 2010. 
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  35. ^ Aleksandar Radović (15 November 2013). "Czech cheer as Jiráček ends Montenegro bid". UEFA. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 
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