Marko Baša

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Marko Baša
Baša in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-12-29) 29 December 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Trstenik, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Trstenik PPT 35 (25)
2000–2005 OFK Beograd 81 (4)
2001Proleter Zrenjanin (loan) 12 (0)
2005–2008 Le Mans 95 (6)
2008–2011 Lokomotiv Moscow 49 (1)
2011–2017 Lille 156 (11)
Total 428 (47)
International career
2005 Serbia and Montenegro 3 (0)
2009–2017 Montenegro 39 (2)
Medal record
Silver medal – second place UEFA Under-21 Championship 2004
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marko Baša (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Баша, pronounced [mâːrko bǎːʃa]; born 29 December 1982) is a Montenegrin retired professional footballer who played as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Marko Baša (5) playing for Montenegro in a friendly match against Iran in May 2014.


On 23 June 2011, Baša returned to France after three years in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow, signing a contract with 2010–11 Ligue 1 champions Lille.[1]

He is first choice for centre back. He scored his first goal for Lille against Olympique de Marseille in Trophée des champions. His team lost 4–5.

He scored his first goal in Ligue 1 for Lille on 23 October, against Olympique Lyonnais. His team won 3–1. He scored again in a 3–2 victory over Ajaccio on 3 December.

International career[edit]


Baša won Olympic qualification by finishing runner-up at 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.

He was part of the Serbia and Montenegro 2004 Olympic football team that exited in the first round, finishing fourth in Group C behind gold-medal winners Argentina, Australia and Tunisia.

Serbia and Montenegro[edit]

Baša capped a total of three times for Serbia and Montenegro in 2005. All were friendlies.[2]

In the years after the dissolution of the state union of Serbia and Montenegro, Baša's international loyalty remained unclear. He received a call-up from Serbia national team by head coach Javier Clemente for the away friendly against Czech Republic on 16 August 2006 (first match since Montenegro left the state union)[3] but did not show up - apparently because of an injury. Since then, his international loyalty was often a subject of press speculation, but he did not receive any more official call-ups from Serbia.


In March 2007 he was frequently quoted in Montenegrin press (namely Vijesti daily) saying that he wants to play for Montenegro, but he made himself unavailable for their inaugural match on 24 March 2007 due to, as he said, "objective circumstances".[4] Then, in late May he apparently did not respond to Montenegrin football officials' attempts to get in touch with him and as a result he wasn't included in the team that went to Japan to play in Kirin Cup.[5] Finally, Baša received a call-up from Montenegro for their friendly against Slovenia on 22 August 2007 but did not show up.

Only in February 2009, new information appeared that Baša is considering appearing for Montenegro again if he gets a call up after Montenegro national team coach Zoran Filipović insistence. He received a call-up against Italy in March 2009, and made his debut as starter.[6][7] He earned a total of 39 caps, scoring 2 goals.[8] His final international was a June 2017 friendly match against Iran.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Marko Baša was born in Trstenik, in central Serbia (at the time part of SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia). His father is from Rijeka Crnojevića.[9]


  1. ^ Marko Basa : "J'ai beaucoup d’ambition" Archived 22 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b "Player Database". Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  3. ^[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Marko Baša će igrati za Crnu Goru".
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2009.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Filipović pozvao Bašu i Bećiraja | Vijesti-Selekcije | Fudbalski savez Crne Gore |". Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2009.
  7. ^ "CDM - Cafe del Montenegro".
  8. ^ "Montenegro - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Biseri kojih smo se lako odrekli". Vijesti Online. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2015. FSCG je nakon nešto više vremena obezbijedio da i Marko Baša zaigra za Crnu Goru, iako je rođen u Trsteniku. Baša je, doduše, iz Rijeke Crnojevića, njegova i želja njegovog oca da mu sin zaigra za Crnu Goru nikada nijesu bile sporne. Štoper moskovske Lokomotive sada je stub odbrane "crvenih", bez njega se tim ne može ni zamisliti.

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