Nemanja Radonjić

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Nemanja Radonjić
Radonjic 2018 (cropped).jpg
Radonjić with Serbia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Nemanja Radonjić
Date of birth (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Niš, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Marseille
Number 7
Youth career
Železničar Niš
Medijana
Radnički Niš
0000–2013 Partizan
2013–2014 Viitorul Constanța
2014–2015 Roma
2014–2015Empoli (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2017 Roma 0 (0)
2016–2017Čukarički (loan) 27 (4)
2017–2018 Red Star Belgrade 28 (5)
2018– Marseille 5 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Serbia U17 6 (5)
2013–2014 Serbia U18 5 (0)
2014–2015 Serbia U19 12 (4)
2016–2017 Serbia U20 3 (0)
2016– Serbia U21 8 (0)
2017– Serbia 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 October 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2018

Nemanja Radonjić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Радоњић, pronounced [nêmaɲa rǎdoɲitɕ]; born 15 February 1996) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for Olympique de Marseille.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Born in Niš,[2] Radonjić played in youth academy of the local club Radnički in his early years. Previously, he was a member of the local clubs Medijana and Železničar where he made his first football steps.[3] As an one of the most prospective kids in academy,[4] Radonjić moved to Partizan where he spent several, but later declared himself as a fan of the greatest opponent, Red Star Belgrade.[5] Next he spent several months with Gheorghe Hagi Football Academy in Romania, before he signed a five-year contract with Roma in 2014, being loaned to Empoli for a season.[6] At the beginning of 2016, Radonjić returned to Serbia, and joined Čukarički as a loaned player.[7] He scored a goal on his debut for Čukarički in the Serbian SuperLiga.[8] In the next fixture match, against Jagodina, he scored a goal from around 30 meters long distance of a goal, and later made assist for another goal.[9] Playing with Čukarički, Radonjić collected 31 appearances with 4 goals in all competitions until the end of 2016–17 season.[10]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

On 21 July 2017, Radonjić moved to Red Star Belgrade.[11] He signed a five-year deal with his new club,[12] being formally loaned until summer 2019, when his contract with Roma will end.[13] He chose to wear the number 49 jersey in his new club.[14] Radonjić made his debut for Red Star Belgrade in the first leg of the third qualifying round for 2017–18 UEFA Europa League, replacing Ricardo Cavalcante Mendes in the 61st minute of the match against Sparta Prague, played on 27 July 2017.[15] Radonjić scored his first goal for the club in the second leg of the play-off round for UEFA Europa League, in 2–1 victory against Krasnodar.[16] Radonjić played his first eternal derby on 27 August 2017, replacing Aleksandar Pešić in the 67th minute of the match.[17] Radonjić scored his second goal for Red Star in 1–1 draw to BATE Borisov on 14 September 2017.[18] Radonjić suffered a metatarsal bone fracture during the match against Rad on 18 November 2017. He became the third player in squad who injured in the same way since the beginning of the 2017–18 campaign, after Branko Jovičić and Vanja Vučićević.[19] Returning to the field, Radonjić scored his first domestic league goal for Red Star Belgrade in the Eternal Derby match, played on 14 April 2018.[20] Later, Radonjić scored four goals in five played matches until the end of season,[10] including the last fixture match against Voždovac, when he won the first trophy in the professional career.[21] In May 2018, Radonjić was elected in the best 11 players for the 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga season, by clubs captains' and managers' choice.[22] On 25 July 2018, Radonjić scored a twice in the first leg of second qualifying round for the 2018–19 UEFA Champions League campaign,[23] after which he was also named as a player of the match in 3–0 victory over Sūduva.[24] Scoring in extra time of the match against Spartak Trnava on 14 August 2018, Radonjić secured the group stage of the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League campaign and play-off qualifying round for the Champions League, against Red Bull Salzburg.[25] On 29 August 2018, Red Star purchased the deal from Roma, keeping Radonjić until June 2021.[26]

Olympique de Marseille[edit]

On 30 August 2018, Radonjić signed with French side Olympique de Marseille after helping qualify Red Star Belgrade for the group stage of the Champions League.[27] He was assigned the number 7 jersey in his new club.[28] The transfer fee was reported as €12 million plus 2 million in bonuses.[29] Radonjić made his debut for the club in 4–0 Ligue 1 home victory over Guingamp on 16 September 2018, replacing Dimitri Payet in the 84th minute.[30]

International career[edit]

Radonjić, Jović and Stojković after the match against Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

As a member of Serbian under-17 level, Radonjić scored 5 goals on 6 matches between 2012 and 2013, including a hat-trick in a match Belarus.[31] Later, he had also been a member of the under-18 and under-19 national teams.[32] Radonjić was called into the Serbia U20 national squad in November 2016 by coach Nenad Lalatović, when made his debut for the team in a match against Montenegro.[33] As a coach of Serbia U21 selection, Nenad Lalatović also invited him to the squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[34] In November 2017, Radonjić was invited to Serbia national football team for an Asia tour by caretaker Mladen Krstajić.[35] He made his debut for Serbia in a friendly draw to South Korea on 14 November 2017, replacing Andrija Živković in 81 minute of the match.[36]

In June 2018, Serbia manager Mladen Krstajić included Radonjić in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[37] There he appeared on two matches, against Switzerland [38] and Brazil.[39]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 September 2018[10]
Radonjić playing for Red Star in 2017
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Roma 2014–15 Serie A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015–16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Čukarički (loan) 2015–16 SuperLiga 10 2 10 2
2016–17 17 2 3 0 1 0 21 2
Total 27 4 3 0 1 0 31 4
Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2017–18 SuperLiga 28 5 1 0 10 2 39 7
2018–19 0 0 8 4 8 4
Total 28 5 1 0 18 6 47 11
Marseille 2018–19 Ligue 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Career total 56 9 4 0 0 0 20 6 0 0 80 15

International[edit]

As of 17 November 2018[40]
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2017 1 0
2018 8 0
Total 9 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Star Belgrade

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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