Niša Saveljić

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Niša Saveljić
Personal information
Full name Niša Saveljić
Date of birth (1970-03-27) 27 March 1970 (age 47)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Sweeper
Youth career
OFK Titograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1993 Budućnost Podgorica 98 (8)
1993–1994 Hajduk Kula 46 (3)
1995–1997 Partizan 66 (11)
1997–2001 Bordeaux 71 (3)
2001 Partizan (loan) 13 (1)
2001–2003 Sochaux 57 (4)
2003 Bastia 17 (1)
2004 Guingamp 17 (1)
2004–2005 Istres 31 (1)
2005–2006 Partizan 20 (2)
Total 436 (35)
National team
1990–1991 Yugoslavia U21 7 (1)
1995–2000 FR Yugoslavia 32 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Niša Saveljić (Cyrillic: Ниша Савељић; born 27 March 1970) is a Montenegrin former professional footballer who played as a sweeper.

At international level, Saveljić represented FR Yugoslavia in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Born in Titograd, Saveljić made his senior debut with Budućnost in the 1988–89 campaign. He spent the following four seasons at the club, before surprisingly moving to Hajduk Kula in the summer of 1993. However, after notable performances with the club, Saveljić secured a transfer to Partizan in the 1995 winter transfer window. He won back-to-back championship titles in 1996 and 1997.

In the summer of 1997, Saveljić moved to France and signed with Bordeaux. He won the league title in his second season at the club. Afterwards, Saveljić spent another two years with Bordeaux, while also being loaned to his former club Partizan in the 2001 winter transfer window.[1] He helped them win the 2000–01 FR Yugoslavia Cup, before returning to France. In the following four years, Saveljić went on to play for Sochaux, Bastia, Guingamp and Istres.

In July 2005, Saveljić made another return to Partizan, signing a two-year deal.[2][3] He was suspended in May 2006 for confronting with his teammate Danko Lazović after a training session.[4][5] Eventually, Saveljić left the club by mutual agreement in August 2006.[6]

International career[edit]

Saveljić made his debut for FR Yugoslavia in a 3–1 win over Hong Kong on 31 January 1995. He earned 32 caps and scored one goal for the national team, having represented the country at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2000.

Personal life[edit]

Saveljić also holds French citizenship.[7] He is the father of Nicolas Saveljić, a water polo player, and the cousin of Esteban Saveljich, a Montenegrin international footballer.[8]

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Budućnost Podgorica 1988–89 4 0 0 0 4 0
1989–90 11 1 0 0 11 1
1990–91 31 3 0 0 31 3
1991–92 27 1 0 0 27 1
1992–93 25 3 25 3
Hajduk Kula 1993–94 30 1 30 1
1994–95 16 2 16 2
Partizan 1994–95 15 3 15 3
1995–96 24 1 24 1
1996–97 27 7 4 1 31 8
Bordeaux 1997–98 24 1 2 0 3 0 2 0 31 1
1998–99 25 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 34 0
1999–2000 21 2 5 0 1 0 8 0 35 2
2000–01 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 5 0
Partizan (loan) 2000–01 13 1 3 0 0 0 16 1
Sochaux 2001–02 24 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 27 2
2002–03 33 2 1 0 5 1 6 0 45 3
Bastia 2003–04 17 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 20 1
Guingamp 2003–04 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1
Istres 2004–05 31 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 33 1
Partizan 2005–06 19 2 0 0 0 0 19 2
2006–07 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 436 35 17 0 14 1 30 1 497 37

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
FR Yugoslavia 1995 5 1
1996 5 0
1997 5 0
1998 7 0
1999 3 0
2000 7 0
Total 32 1

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizan
Bordeaux
Sochaux

International[edit]

Yugoslavia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saveljić došao da vrati pehare" (in Serbian). glas-javnosti.rs. 13 March 2001. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Potpisao i Niša Saveljić" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Saveljic 'at home' with Partizan". uefa.com. 25 July 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tuča Saveljića i Lazovića?" (in Serbian). b92.net. 4 May 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Niša i Danko: "Nismo se tukli"" (in Serbian). b92.net. 5 May 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Niša Saveljić sporazumno raskinuo ugovor sa Partizanom" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 11 August 2006. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Saveljić: "Vratiću se u Partizan"" (in Serbian). b92.net. 28 January 2005. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  8. ^ "Niša Saveljić: Moj rođak Esteban je pravo rješenje za Crnu Goru" (in Montenegrin). vijesti.me. 24 January 2015. Retrieved 2 January 2016. 

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