Dević with Metalist Kharkiv in 2010
|Full name||Marko Dević|
|Date of birth||27 October 1983|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / Second striker|
|2015||→ Al Rayyan SC (loan)||18||(11)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Marko Dević (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Девић, Ukrainian: Марко Девiч, also romanized as Marko Devich; born 27 October 1983) is a Ukrainian international footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or a second striker for Sabah in the Azerbaijan Premier League.
Dević was top scorer in the 2007–08 Ukrainian Premier League with 19 goals in 27 appearances.
A naturalized Ukrainian citizen since 2008, Serbian-born Dević made his international debut for his adopted country in 2008. He has since earned over 30 caps and scored 7 international goals for Ukraine. In 2013, he became the first player to score a hat-trick for the Ukraine national football team in an official match.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Born in Belgrade (Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia), Dević started his career at his hometown club Zvezdara, making 14 appearances and scoring twice in two seasons, during which time the club was promoted to the top flight, and relegated the following year. He later played for Železnik, Radnički Beograd and Voždovac, all in Serbia. He spent just one year at each of the clubs. He scored three goals in 20 appearances for Železnik, including one goal in 19 league appearances and two goals in one cup match. He scored once in 16 appearances for Radnički, before joining Voždovac where he scored four times in 14 appearances.
In 2005, Ukrainian club Volyn Lutsk acquired Dević. During the 2004–05 Ukrainian Premier League season, he made 14 appearances but failed to score a single goal as Volyn finished in 8th position. The following season he netted twice in 18 league appearances for Volyn. At the end of the season the club was relegated. Dević made 32 league appearances for Volyn and one cup appearance, scoring two goals.
Myron Markevych brought Dević to Vyscha Liha club Metalist Kharkiv. He scored 4 goals in 27 league appearances in his first season as Metalist finished in 3rd position. In the 2007–08 season, he was top scorer of the Ukrainian Premier League with 19 goals in 27 matches played. Close behind him were Oleksandr Hladky, Oleksandr Kosyrin and Yevhen Seleznyov, each with 17 goals. Despite Dević's prolific scoring, Metalist finished in third place once again. Dević had a slow start ro the 2008–09 season but in the 13th round he scored both goals in a 2–0 win over Chornomorets Odessa. He finished the season with eight goals from 24 league matches as Metalist again finished third. Metalist also made it to the round of 16 in the UEFA Cup but lost out to another Ukrainian side, Dynamo Kyiv, on away goals after a 3–3 aggregate score. Dević scored eight goals in 24 league appearances in the 2008–09 season, with Metalist finishing in 3rd place. In the 2009–10 season he netted eight times in 20 league appearances as Metalist finished third. In the 2010–11 season Dević topped the assist table for the season with 9 assists. He also managed 14 goals in 24 league appearances to become the second highest goal scorer behind Yevhen Seleznyov of Dnipro, helping Metalist to a 3rd-place finish. The 2011–12 season saw Dević score 11 goals from 26 league matches as Metalist finished 3rd for the sixth season in a row. Metalist also progressed to the quarter final stage of the Europa League, losing out to Portuguese side Sporting 3–2 on aggregate. Dević scored five goals and three assists in 484 minutes of play in the competition, finishing in a tie for eighth place in the scoring charts.
He left the club in 2012 after six seasons to join the reigning Ukrainian Premier League champions Shakhtar Donetsk. Dević managed to score 64 goals in 148 league appearances for Metalist and 75 from 192 appearances in all competitions.
Dević joined Shakhtar during the 2012–13 Premier League season on a four-year contract for a fee of £4.4 million. Although he had the number 33 at Metalist, he instead took number 18 at Shakhtar as the number 33 shirt was already assigned to Darijo Srna. He made his first appearance for Shakhtar as a 77th-minute substitute for Alex Teixeira in a 2–0 victory over Metalurh Donetsk in the 2012 Super Cup. This success marked Dević's first trophy. His league debut for Shakhtar came in a comprehensive 6–0 victory over Arsenal Kyiv. He came on as a substitute for Alex Teixeira in the 69th minute and scored his first goal for Shakhtar, a penalty, in the 94th minute of the match. His first start came in a commanding 4–0 victory over Volyn Lutsk. He scored the first goal of the match after 4 minutes and added an assist for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. He scored another goal in a 4–1 win against Vorskla.
Return to Metalist
On 28 February 2013, Dević returned to Metalist on a four-year deal.
Rubin Kazan and loan to Al Rayyan
On 27 February 2014, Dević signed a four-year deal with Rubin Kazan, where he played 14 games and scored 3 goals. In January 2015, he was sent for a loan to Qatar's Al Rayyan, where he played 18 games and scored 11 goals. He helped his team win promotion to the Qatar Stars League.
In June 2008, Dević became a naturalized Ukrainian citizen in hopes of playing for the Ukraine national football team. Although Dević is not the first footballer from outside the former Soviet Union to accept Ukrainian citizenship, his decision has led to numerous discussions in the media on the adoption of foreign players. The first international player to become a naturalized Ukrainian was Mamadi Sangare from Conakry, Guinea, who in 2008 played for FC Desna Chernihiv, and before that FC CSKA Kyiv.
Dević also had a very successful season in 2007–08, scoring 19 goals and becoming top scorer, putting pressure on national team coach Olexiy Mykhailychenko to select him. But Mykhailychenko hesitated, stating that one great season might not be enough to justify Devic's selection for Ukraine. Nonetheless, he did cap Dević for a friendly match against Norway on 19 November 2008, becoming the third naturalized citizen on the Ukraine national football team called up at that time, along with Oleksandr Aliyev and Artem Milevskiy. Dević played the second half of the match and wore the number 10 shirt. In the next couple of years his match participation dropped noticeably, due to his low performance in the Premier League as well as not scoring with the national team.
Dević was a member of Ukraine's squad for UEFA Euro 2012. On 19 June 2012, he was in the starting line-up for the game against England in the final round of games before the quarter-finals. Ukraine lost 0–1, with Wayne Rooney's second-half header carrying England through at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk. However, Dević had a goal disallowed in the second half when John Terry hooked the ball clear off the goal line, as confirmed by video replays. England ultimately won Group D and advanced along with France, while Ukraine were eliminated. Dević's "ghost goal" reopened football's goal-line technology debate. Replays of the build-up also appeared to show Dević's teammate, Artem Milevskiy, who set up Dević, in an offside position when the ball was played to him, although the play was not flagged for offside by match officials. On the following day, however, UEFA and its chief refereeing officer, Pierluigi Collina, delivered their final verdict: match officials had erroneously denied Dević and Ukraine a legitimate goal.
- As of match played 25 October 2017
|Club||Season||League||Cup | Emir||Europe | GCC||Super Cup||Total|
|Al Rayyan (loan)||2014–15||7||6||4||1||7||4||0||0||18||11|
- As of 25 October 2017
|Ukraine national team|
- Scores and results list Ukraine's goal tally first.
|1||9 February 2011||GSP Stadium, Nicosia||Sweden||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|2||15 November 2011||Arena Lviv, Lviv||Austria||2–1||2–1|
|3||6 September 2013||San Marino||1–0||9–0||2014 World Cup qualifier|
|4||15 October 2013||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle||0–2||0–8|
|7||5 March 2014||Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium, Larnaca||United States||0–2||0–2||Friendly|
- Shakhtar Donetsk
- FC Vaduz
- Ukraine Premier League Top Scorer: 2007–08
- "Marko Dević". UEFA. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- Profile at the Football Federation of Ukraine webpage
- Profile at the Ukrainian Premier League webpage
- Photo with a jersey with name spelled as Девіч, not
Девичat the Metalist Kharkiv webpage
- "Marko Devich". FIFA. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
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- Linnyk, Igor (28 February 2013). "Shakhtar let Dević make Metalist return". UEFA. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
- Добро пожаловать, Марко! (in Russian). FC Rostov. 17 January 2017.
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- "Ukraynalı hücumçu Marko Deviçlə 2 illik müqavilə bağlanıb". facebook.com (in Azerbaijani). Sabail FK. 4 August 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
- Марко Девич: "Очень рад, что получил гражданство Украины" [Marko Dević: "I am very happy to have received Ukrainian citizenship"] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football.com. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
- Михайличенко викликав трьох гравців "Металіста" [Mykhailychenko called up three players from "Metalist"] (in Ukrainian). UA-Football.com. 10 November 2008. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
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