Nemanja Gudelj

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Nemanja Gudelj
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Gudelj with AZ in 2014
Personal information
Full name Nemanja Gudelj
Date of birth (1991-11-16) 16 November 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tianjin TEDA
Number 27
Youth career
1998–2001 BSV Boeimeer
2001–2010 NAC Breda
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 NAC Breda 79 (8)
2013–2015 AZ 61 (16)
2015–2017 Ajax 40 (6)
2017– Tianjin TEDA 5 (0)
National team
2010–2012 Serbia U21 15 (2)
2014– Serbia 17 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 April 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 24 March 2017

Nemanja "Neno" Gudelj (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Гудељ; born 16 November 1991) is a Serbian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA and the Serbian national team. He is the son of former NAC player Nebojša Gudelj and the older brother of Dragiša Gudelj. He holds both the Serbian and the Dutch citizenship.

Club career[edit]

NAC Breda[edit]

He signed his first professional contract with NAC Breda in July 2009 but failed to make an official appearance in his debut season despite being named on the bench several times.[1]

AZ[edit]

In the summer of 2013 Gudelj transferred to AZ Alkmaar for a fee of around €3 million, sold by his father who was manager at NAC, signing a 4-year contract.[2]

He received interest from Portuguese club Porto.[3]

Ajax[edit]

On 6 May 2015, it was announced that Gudelj will join AFC Ajax starting from the 2015–16 season. Along with him, his younger brother Dragiša will move to Ajax youth team and his father Nebojša will become a scout for the club focusing primarily on scouting players from the Balkans and Serbia.[4] On 5 November 2016 Gudelj was removed from the first team selection after stating he couldn't be motivated when not starting.[5]

Tianjin TEDA[edit]

On 5 January 2017, Ajax announced Gudelj will transfer to Tianjin TEDA on 25 January 2017 for a sum rumoured to be around €5.5 million.[6]

International career[edit]

After being capped at the U19 and U21 levels, Gudelj earned his first cap for Serbia on 5 March 2014, in a 2–1 away win over Ireland in a friendly match after coming on as a last minute substitute for Antonio Rukavina.[7] In 2014, Gudelj played for the national team a further four times, playing against Jamaica twice, Panama and Brazil.

In July 2014 his former coach at AZ, Dick Advocaat, was named as Serbia's national team manager for the Euro 2016 campaign.[8] He scored his first goal on 18 November 2014 in a 2–0 away friendly win against Greece.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 24 March 2017[9]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
NAC Breda 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 29 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 33 2
2011–12 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
2012–13 34 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 37 5
Total 79 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 87 8
AZ 2013–14 29 5 5 0 14 1 4 1 52 7
2014–15 32 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 36 12
Total 61 16 9 1 14 1 4 1 88 19
Ajax 2015–16 34 4 2 0 10 1 0 0 46 5
2016–17 6 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 13 2
Total 40 6 2 0 17 1 0 0 59 7
Career total 182 30 19 1 31 2 4 1 236 34

International statistics[edit]

Serbian national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 9 1
2015 2 0
2016 5 0
2017 1 0
Total 17 1

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Serbia's goal tally first.[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 2014 Perivolia Municipal Stadium, Chania, Greece  Greece 2–0 2–0 Friendly

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