Nenad Mirosavljević

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Nenad Mirosavljević
Personal information
Full name Nenad Mirosavljević
Date of birth (1977-09-04) 4 September 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Slavonska Požega, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–2000 Proleter Zrenjanin 102 (27)
2000–2004 Sartid Smederevo 118 (59)
2004–2006 Cádiz 37 (8)
2006–2007 Partizan 10 (1)
2007 Vecindario (loan) 19 (3)
2007–2008 Smederevo 12 (4)
2008–2011 APOEL 72 (21)
2011–2012 Olympiakos Nicosia 18 (3)
2012–2013 Napredak Kruševac 60 (35)
2014–2016 Čukarički 61 (11)
Total 509 (172)
National team
2002 FR Yugoslavia B 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Nenad Mirosavljević (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Миросављевић; born 4 September 1977) is a Serbian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Mirosavljević scored over 100 goals in the national championship of Serbia (and its predecessors), representing five different clubs, most notably Smederevo (formerly Sartid). He also played abroad for two Spanish and two Cypriot clubs, performing with APOEL in the UEFA Champions League.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Mirosavljević made his senior debut with Proleter Zrenjanin during the 1996–97 campaign, on the same team with future national team players Vladimir Ivić and Zvonimir Vukić. He scored five goals from 19 league appearances in his first season, as the team secured a spot in the 1997 UEFA Intertoto Cup. During his time at the club, Mirosavljević amassed a total of 102 league appearances and scored 27 goals.

Sartid Smederevo[edit]

In September 2000, Mirosavljević was snapped by Sartid Smederevo, making 25 league appearances and scoring 15 goals in his first season at the club. He scored the same amount of league goals in the 2001–02 season, helping the club finish third in the national championship. In September 2002, in the UEFA Cup first round, Mirosavljević scored the opener against Ipswich Town in the first leg, a 1–1 draw at Portman Road.[1] However, they were eliminated after a 1–0 loss at home.[2] Mirosavljević also helped the club to win the Serbia and Montenegro Cup in 2003.[3] He stayed at Smederevo during the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup, scoring seven goals in four matches, before moving abroad for the first time. In his four-year stint with the Armors, Mirosavljević made a total of 118 league appearances and scored 59 goals.

Cádiz[edit]

In August 2004, Mirosavljević was transferred to Spanish club Cádiz. He spent two seasons at Cádiz, making 37 league appearances and scoring eight goals for the club. In his second season, while the club played in the top flight, Mirosavljević scored a goal against Barcelona in his team's 3–1 loss.[4]

Partizan[edit]

On 1 August 2006, it was reported that Mirosavljević signed with Partizan on a three-year contract.[5] He was given the number 30 shirt, making his debut for the club in a 2–0 home league win over Banat Zrenjanin on 19 August 2006. Mirosavljević scored his first goal for Partizan in the UEFA Cup group stage against Livorno on 2 November 2006, the game ended 1–1.[6] He scored his first league goal for the club in a 2–1 away win over Banat Zrenjanin on 18 November 2006.

In January 2007, Mirosavljević secured a loan switch to Spanish club Vecindario.[7] He made his debut for Vecindario against his former club Cádiz on 28 January 2007. Until the end of the 2006–07 season, Mirosavljević made 19 league appearances and scored three goals for Vecindario, as the club failed to avoid relegation.

Return to Smederevo[edit]

Subsequently, Mirosavljević had an unassuming brief spell at his former club Smederevo, scoring four goals in 12 league appearances. He also scored once in a 3–0 Serbian Cup victory over Novi Pazar on 26 September 2007.

APOEL[edit]

On 2 January 2008, Mirosavljević moved to Cyprus and signed an 18-month contract with APOEL.[8] He made his competitive debut for the club on 12 January 2008 in a league fixture against APOP Kinyras. His first two goals for APOEL came on 30 January 2008 in a cup match against Aris Limassol.[9] In December 2008, Mirosavljević extended his contract until the end of the 2010–11 season.[10]

With his three goals, Mirosavljević helped APOEL to qualify for the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League. He played five matches during the group stage and scored two goals. On 25 November 2009, Mirosavljević scored the opening goal in a 1–1 home draw against Atlético Madrid.[11] Two weeks later, on 8 December 2009, Mirosavljević came off the bench and scored a late equaliser as APOEL draw 2–2 with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.[12]

In March 2010, Mirosavljević suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, causing him to miss the remainder of the 2009–10 season. After several months of recovering, Mirosavljević returned to the field in November 2010, making 10 appearances until the end of the 2010–11 season, without scoring a goal. In May 2011, Mirosavljević left APOEL after three and a half years, when the club announced that it would not renew the contract with the player.[13] In an interview in 2012, Mirosavljević said that his time at APOEL was the heyday of his career.

Later years[edit]

In July 2011, after his contract with APOEL expired, Mirosavljević agreed a one-year deal with Olympiakos Nicosia. He played his farewell match for Olympiakos on 28 January 2012, leaving Cyprus after four years to return to Serbia.

On 1 February 2012, Mirosavljević signed an 18-month contract with Napredak Kruševac and was immediately named as team captain. He scored a goal from the penalty spot on his debut for the club in a 3–0 home victory over Radnički Sombor. In the 2012–13 season, Mirosavljević led the club to promotion to the top flight of Serbian football.

During the 2014 winter transfer window, Mirosavljević moved to Čukarički, making 12 league appearances and scoring five goals until the end of the 2013–14 season. He also helped his club win its first major trophy by taking the 2014–15 Serbian Cup.[14] After the end of the 2015–16 season, Mirosavljević retired from playing professional football.[15]

International career[edit]

Mirosavljević played for the national B team of FR Yugoslavia in a friendly match against the Czech Republic national under-21 team in September 2002.

Statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Super Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Proleter Zrenjanin 1996–97 19 5 - - 0 0 19 5
1997–98 29 3 - - 4 0 33 3
1998–99 19 4 - - 0 0 19 4
1999–00 35 15 - - 0 0 35 15
Sartid Smederevo 2000–01 25 15 1 0 0 0 26 15
2001–02 30 15 3 3 4 0 37 18
2002–03 33 15 4 3 4 2 41 20
2003–04 29 14 2 2 4 2 35 18
2004–05 1 0 0 0 4 7 5 7
Cádiz 2004–05 25 5 2 0 0 0 27 5
2005–06 12 3 6 2 0 0 18 5
Partizan 2006–07 10 1 0 0 5 1 15 2
Vecindario 2006–07 19 3 0 0 0 0 19 3
Smederevo 2007–08 12 4 2 1 0 0 14 5
APOEL 2007–08 14 2 7 4 0 0 0 0 21 6
2008–09 25 8 4 1 5 2 1 0 35 11
2009–10 23 11 3 5 11 5 1 0 38 21
2010–11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Olympiakos Nicosia 2011–12 18 3 1 0 0 0 19 3
Napredak Kruševac 2011–12 16 11 0 0 0 0 16 11
2012–13 30 18 0 0 0 0 30 18
2013–14 14 6 2 1 0 0 16 7
Čukarički 2013–14 12 5 0 0 0 0 12 5
2014–15 25 3 5 2 3 1 33 6
2015–16 24 3 2 2 3 0 29 5
Career total 509 172 44 26 47 20 2 0 602 218

Honours[edit]

Sartid Smederevo
Cádiz
APOEL
Napredak Kruševac
Čukarički

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sartid draw first blood". uefa.com. 19 September 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Sartid pay the penalty". uefa.com. 3 October 2002. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sartid pobednik Kupa!" (in Serbian). srbija.gov.rs. 29 May 2003. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "La Liga: Barcelona set club record with Cadiz win". espnfc.com. 17 December 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mirosavljević potpisao za Partizan!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 1 August 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Kup UEFA: Partizan ispustio pobedu" (in Serbian). b92.net. 3 November 2006. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bilans zimskog prelaznog roka" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 7 February 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Συμφωνία συνεργασίας με Broerse και Mirosavljevic" (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 2 January 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Ανάλυση αγώνα ΑΠΟΕΛ - Άρης (3-1)" (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2008. 
  10. ^ "ΑΝΑΚΟΙΝΩΣΗ" (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "APOEL denied by Simão strike". uefa.com. 25 November 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "APOEL consoled by well-made point". uefa.com. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  13. ^ "Ανακοίνωση" (in Greek). apoelfc.com.cy. 13 May 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Čukarički make history with Serbian Cup success". uefa.com. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015. 
  15. ^ "37. KOLO SUPERLIGE FK ČUKARIČKI - FK RADNIK 2:1" (in Serbian). fkcukaricki.rs. 21 May 2016. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 

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