Miloš Dimitrijević

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Miloš Dimitrijević
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Dimitrijević training with Sydney FC in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1984-02-16) 16 February 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Belgrade, Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1998–2004 Nantes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Nantes 51 (1)
2007–2010 Grenoble 38 (0)
2010–2011 Rad 24 (7)
2011Chievo (loan) 2 (0)
2011–2013 Red Star Belgrade 37 (2)
2014–2017 Sydney FC 76 (2)
National team
2003–2004 France U18 1 (0)
2005–2006 Serbia U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 June 2017
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 March 2016

Miloš Dimitrijević (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Димитријевић; born 16 February 1984 in Belgrade) is a Serbian footballer who last played as a central midfielder for Sydney FC of the Australian A-League. In addition to possessing Serbian citizenship, he also holds French citizenship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Belgrade, he arrived in France at the age of 7, with his father, who was the famous football player, the legend of Partizan and Dinamo Zagreb, Zoran "Čava" Dimitrijević. He joined youth system of Nantes in 1998. He became a professional in 2004. After Nantes, he played for Grenoble, before he returned to his homeland. In Serbia, he played for Rad, where he established himself as one of the best central midfielders in the league. He was brought on loan from Italian Chievo in winter transfer window 2011, but he only managed to play two games. After this unsuccessful international episode, he came back to Serbia to become a new Red Star Belgrade player. He was given number 7 shirt and he signed a contract on 10 June 2011. In April 2013, he became a free agent after managing to cut short his long-term contract due to the club's financial problems.

Sydney FC[edit]

On 16 January 2014 it was confirmed that Dimitrijević had signed for Sydney FC of the A-League in Australia.[1] He scored his first goal for the club in 24 October 2014 in the Rd 3 clash against Brisbane Roar which ended 2–0 with Miloš scoring the second.[2]

In this year Dimitrijević won all three of the players player of the year, members player of the year and coaches player of the year becoming the first ever person to win all three.

Miloš was released by Sydney FC on 3 June 2015.[3]

It was announced on 28 July 2015 that Miloš Dimitrejivić had re-signed with Sydney FC for a further two seasons.

On 2 March 2016, Dimitrijević scored an 89th-minute winner against Guangzhou Evergrande in the Asian Champions League.

On 19 October 2016, Dimitrijević scored a free kick in Sydney FC's 3–0 away win against Canberra Olympic at Viking Park in the FFA Cup[4]

On 30 June 2017, Dimitrijević was released by Sydney FC to allow him to move closer to his family.[5]

International career[edit]

While he was playing in France, he was part of France U18 team. Then he decided to play for Serbia instead of France, so he was once capped for Serbia U21, and even was invited to play for senior team of Serbia in November 2010, but the injury forced him to miss the match against Bulgaria.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 March 2016
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
France League Coupe de France Europe Total
2004–05 Nantes Ligue 1 11 0 4 0 0 0 15 0
2005–06 24 1 2 1 0 0 26 2
2006–07 16 0 3 0 0 0 19 0
2007–08 Grenoble Ligue 2 19 0 1 0 0 0 20 0
2008–09 Ligue 1 19 0 5 1 0 0 24 1
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2009–10 Rad SuperLiga 10 2 0 0 0 0 10 2
2010–11 14 5 0 0 0 0 14 5
Italy League Coppa Italia Europe Total
2010–11 Chievo (loan) Serie A 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2011–12 Red Star SuperLiga 25 1 5 0 4 0 34 1
2012–13 12 1 3 1 6 1 21 3
Australia League FFA Cup Asia Total
2013–14 Sydney FC A-League 9 0 - - - - 9 0
2014–15 28 2 1 0 0 0 28 2
2015–16 25 0 0 0 2 1 27 1
League Cup Continental Total
Total France 89 1 15 2 0 0 104 3
Serbia 61 9 8 1 10 1 79 11
Italy 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Australia 62 2 1 0 2 0 65 3
Career total 209 12 24 3 12 2 250 17

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Star
Sydney FC

Individual[edit]

Sydney FC[6]

Trivia[edit]

As a resemblance to his father, he is often called Mali Čava.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney FC Sign Milos Dimitrijevic". Football Australia. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Colasimone, Dan (24 October 2014). "Result: Brisbane Roar 0 Sydney FC 2". Hyundai A-League. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 
  3. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (3 June 2015). "All change at Sydney FC as Graham Arnold dumps key players and lose Bernie Ibini". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.theffacup.com.au/matchcentre/Canberra-Olympic-v-Sydney-FC/890054
  5. ^ "Sydney part ways with Serbian star". FourFourTwo. 30 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Bossi, Dominic (28 April 2015). "Milos Dimitrijevic's season recognised as best-ever at Sydney FC". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

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