Marko Perović (footballer, born 1984)
|Full name||Marko Perović|
|Date of birth||January 11, 1984|
|Place of birth||Kosovo Polje, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Playing position||Left Winger|
|2000–2007||Red Star Belgrade||90||(10)|
|2003||→ Jedinstvo Ub (loan)||14||(8)|
|2007–2008||→ Basel (loan)||12||(2)|
|2009||→ Basel U–21||3||(2)|
|2010–2011||New England Revolution||29||(7)|
|2011–2012||Red Star Belgrade||2||(0)|
|Jan 2014||Chainat Hornbill||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 February 2017 (UTC).
Perović came through the ranks of FK Priština before moving to Red Star Belgrade or Crvena Zvezda in 2000. He made an impact at Red Star, proving to be an energetic and skillful player. On January 31, 2008 Perović signed for Swiss giants FC Basel on a 6-month loan deal, hoping for a permanent deal after coming back from an injury plagued year at Red Star. He scored on his Basel debut, on 9 February, in a 3–0 win over Neuchâtel Xamax. On June 2, it was announced that he had signed a permanent contract with Basel until 2011. He also scored on his full Basel debut, in a 2–1 win over BSC Young Boys on 18 July, and followed up the next week by scoring the winner in a 1–0 home win over Grasshopper Club Zürich. He was also named as Man of the Match for that game. When Christian Gross was sacked as Basel manager, Perović saw little first-team football under successor Thorsten Fink and was demoted to the U-21 reserve team.
The 2009/10 season saw him play just 12 minutes of football, and in January 2010 he was called in for a trial with Major League Soccer side New England Revolution. After a successful trial, the New England Revolution elected to sign Perović. Basel committed to a free transfer. He signed with New England on March 26, 2010. and made his MLS debut as a substitute in the second half of the Revolution's 4–1 victory over Toronto FC on April 10, 2010. Despite being voted the 2010 Revolution MVP by the club's fans, New England declined on their option to extend his contract on July 1, 2011.
Perović was also a member of the Serbia U–21. He broke his leg in May 2007 against Mladost Apatin during Red Star's second-last game of the season. This injury caused him to miss the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, in which Serbia eventually reached the final, losing to the Netherlands.
- Serbian Cup: 4
- Swiss Cup: 1
- Hazfi Cup Runner-up: 1