Miodrag Džudović

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Miodrag Džudović
Personal information
Full name Miodrag Džudović
Date of birth (1979-09-06) 6 September 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth Plav, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2003 Jezero Plav 48 (4)
2003 Jedinstvo BP 14 (2)
2003 OFK Beograd 1 (0)
2004–2005 Volyn Lutsk 38 (1)
2006–2013 Spartak Nalchik 185 (6)
2014 Irtysh Pavlodar 26 (1)
Total 312 (14)
National team
2008–2013 Montenegro 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 October 2012

Miodrag Džudović (Serbian Cyrillic: Миодраг Џудовић; born 6 September 1979 in Plav) is a Montenegrin footballer who last played for Irtysh Pavlodar.

Club career[edit]

Džudović began his football career in 1999 by joining his first club, Jezero Plav which is a Montenegrin club. They rose to third level in 2001, and a year later and the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. In 2003, Džudović joined another Montenegrin club FK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje but just making 14 appearance and scoring 2, he left to join Serbian club OFK Beograd in First League of FR Yugoslavia, but made only one appearance and helped the club qualify for the Intertoto Cup, the first time the club qualified for a European Cup in 30 years.

In 2004, Džudović left OFK Beograd to join a Ukrainian side Volyn Lutsk and signing a three-year contract with the team. Džudović made his debut in the Ukrainian Premier League was held March 27, 2004 in a victory for the "Volyn" match against Karpaty Lviv. In Spring 2005 in a match against Dynamo Kyiv, Džudović received a serious injury that gave rise to early termination of the contract.[1] In less than three seasons in the "Volyn" Miodrag spent 44 games in which scoring one goal.

In 2006, Džudović joined a Russian club Spartak Nalchik, signing a contract with a local club. Miodrag debut in the Russian Premier League took place on March 18, 2006 in the first round match against the CSKA Moscow which they lost 1–0.[2] On 26 March 2006, Džudović scored his first goal for the club and scored in the Premier League against Spartak Moscow in a 2–2 draw.[3][4] He is Spartak's captain as of 2007. In Opening match of league 2010, Džudović made his 100th appearance for the club against Anzhi Makhachkala which had Džudović T-shirt on the back.

In November 2014, Džudović left FC Irtysh Pavlodar after one season with them.[5]

Džudović in the red shirt for Spartak Nalchik.

International career[edit]

His good performance in Russia led Montenegro manager Zoran Filipović called up Džudović into the squad and eventually he scored his first goal for national team on his debut against Macedonia on 19 November 2008 and also played 90 minutes in the game.

Džudović made headlines when Džudović was the player Wayne Rooney kicked during a Euro 2012 qualifier that resulted in a three-game ban (the entire group stage of Euro 2012) for the Manchester United and England national team striker. At first, it was known that Rooney would miss at least one match in the opening round of the first phase at UEFA Euro 2012. After the game with Montenegro, Rooney sent a personal letter to UEFA in which he apologised and expressed regret for the tackle on Džudović which earned him the red card.[6][7] Džudović has said Rooney does not deserve a three match ban and that Rooney is a great player.[8] Džudović also plead to reduce Rooney’s Euro 2012 ban.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Džudović is married and has three children. One son is called Branko (who was born on 2 January 2010)[10] and his daughter's name is Tatjana.[11]


  1. ^ Кабардинец балканский (in Russian). Sports.Ru. 24 August 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Протокол матча "Спартак" (Нальчик) — "ЦСКА" 0:1 (in Russian). Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Протокол матча "Спартак" (Нальчик) — "Спартак" (Москва) 2:2 (in Russian). Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Спартаковский футбол (in Russian). Sports.Ru. 10 July 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Миодраг Джудович покинул Иртыш. http://www.fcirtysh.kz/ (in Russian). FC Irtysh Pavlodar. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  6. ^ "What "silly" Rooney did was indefensible admits Capello". Mirror Football. 7 October 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Wayne Rooney red card against Montenegro ridiculed by England goalkeeper Joe Hart as a 'pathetic sending-off'". Telegraph. 8 October 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wayne Rooney victim Miodrag Dzudovic will back ban appeal – ESPN Soccernet". Soccernet.espn.go.com. 2008-01-01. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  9. ^ "Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic pleads with Uefa to reduce Wayne Rooney's Euro ban". Goal.com. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  10. ^ У МИОДРАГА ДЖУДОВИЧА РОДИЛСЯ СЫН (in Russian). Russian Football. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Поздравляем Миодрага Джудовича с рождением дочери! (in Russian). Spartak.crpodemo.ru. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 

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