Milan Vilotić

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Milan Vilotić
Милан Вилотић
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Vilotić with Red Star Belgrade in 2012
Personal information
Full name Milan Vilotić
Date of birth (1986-10-21) 21 October 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Grasshopper
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 Čukarički Stankom 80 (5)
2006 Lokomotiva (loan) 15 (1)
2009–2012 Red Star Belgrade 47 (2)
2012–2014 Grasshopper 44 (4)
2014–2017 Young Boys 56 (7)
2017– Grasshopper 4 (0)
National team
2011 Serbia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 April 2017 (UTC).

Milan Vilotić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Вилотић; born 21 October 1986 in Belgrade) is a Serbian footballer who plays as centre-back for Swiss Super League team Grasshopper.

Club career[edit]

Čukarički[edit]

Vilotić first played professional football with FK Čukarički Stankom from the age of 18. He played over 80 matches for Čukarički from 2004, debuting with one of the best generation of Čukarički players which included Miloš Ninković.

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

In summer 2009 he transferred to Red Star Belgrade. In 2010, however, he was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition and missed half of the 2010–11 season. After the second half of the season, Vilotić was showing promising potential and was promoted to captain of Red Star for a brief period in the 2011 summer off-season. However, at the half-time of a friendly match with F.C. Ashdod, Red Star coach Robert Prosinečki got upset at Vilotić and said in a subsequent conference that he was demoted from being Red Star's captain.[1] By late November 2011, he was also openly accused in the media by his teammate Cristian Borja of creating a bad atmosphere in the squad with the intention of sabotaging the foreign players that were playing in Red Star at the time.[2]

Grasshopper[edit]

In July 2012, Vilotić signed with Grasshopper Club Zürich on a bosman move. He quickly became the team's most reliable centre-back and scored a penalty after over-time in the 2013 Schweizer Cup Final.

Young boys[edit]

On 31 January 2014, Vilotić moved to the league rivals BSC Young Boys, ending a two-year playing spell with Grasshopper.[3]

International career[edit]

Milan was part of the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Serbian squad and has played for the Serbia national under-21 football team. In April 2010 national team coach Radomir Antić selected him in Serbia squad for a friendly match against Japan in Osaka, but Vilotić failed to debut due to stomach problems. In May 2011, he received another call up and played his first game in a Serbia jersey against Australia. In November 2013 Vilotić showed interest in playing for Montenegro on international level.[4]

Illness[edit]

In August 2010, after a medical screening he has been diagnosed with a malignant tumor on right scapula that had threatened to end his playing career. After a surgical intervention in Bologna, and a period of recovery, during which he had the undivided support of the public in Serbia, in January 2011 doctors confirmed that he can play professional football again.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 31 January 2014
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Red Star SuperLiga 28 2 0 0 2 0 30 2
2010–11 10 0 2 0 2 0 14 0
2011–12 9 0 1 0 3 0 13 0
Switzerland League Schweizer Cup Europe Total
2012–13 Grasshopper Super League 31 2 4 0 2 0 37 2
2013–14 13 2 2 1 2 0 17 3
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 47 2 3 0 7 0 57 2
Switzerland 44 4 6 1 4 0 54 5
Career total 91 6 9 1 11 0 111 7

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Star
Grasshopper Zurich

Individual[edit]

  • Serbian SuperLiga Team of the Season (1): 2009–10 (with Red Star)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Mondo: Prosinečki i Vilotić – gde je puklo? (Serbian) 17 July 2011
  2. ^ Borha: U Zvezdi sabotiraju strance! at Večernje novosti, 27 November 2011, retrieved 19 September 2014 (Serbian)
  3. ^ Milan Vilotic zu YB BSC Young Boys. 1 February 2014. (German)
  4. ^ [2] Mozzart Sport: Vilotić želi da igra za Crnu Goru? (Serbian) 2 November 2013

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