Nikola Đurđić

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Nikola Đurđić
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Đurđić with SpVgg Greuther Fürth in 2013
Personal information
Full name Nikola Đurđić
Date of birth (1986-04-01) 1 April 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Pirot, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Randers FC
Number 28
Youth career
Radnički Pirot
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Radnički Pirot 30 (6)
2006–2008 Voždovac 63 (15)
2009–2012 Haugesund 97 (46)
2012 Helsingborg (loan) 11 (10)
2013–2014 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 30 (9)
2014–2016 FC Augsburg 16 (1)
2015 Malmö FF (loan) 12 (5)
2016 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 12 (2)
2016–2017 Partizan 13 (1)
2017– Randers FC 2 (0)
National team
2007 Serbia U21 5 (1)
2013 Serbia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 April 2017.

Nikola Đurđić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Ђурђић; born 1 April 1986) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Danish Superliga-side Randers FC.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Đurđić started out at his hometown club Radnički Pirot, making his senior debut in 2004. He subsequently moved to Voždovac in the summer of 2006. In his debut season with the Zmajevi, Đurđić was the club's top scorer with 10 league goals, as they suffered relegation from the top flight of Serbian football. He spent another year and a half at the club, before moving abroad in the 2009 winter transfer window.

Haugesund[edit]

In March 2009, Đurđić joined Norwegian side Haugesund on a three-year deal.[1] He scored 10 league goals in his first season at the club, as they gained promotion to the Tippeligaen. In the following three seasons, Đurđić scored 36 league goals (12 each season). He scored a total of 57 goals during his tenure at Haugesund (including 11 cup goals).

Loan to Helsingborg[edit]

In August 2012, Đurđić was loaned to Swedish club Helsingborg. He joined them ahead of their 2012–13 UEFA Champions League qualifying tie against Celtic.[2] The original contract was to last until 15 January 2013 and included an option to purchase if desired. As well as signing this loan contract, Đurđić also extended his contract with Haugesund lasting until the end of 2014.

Until the end of the 2012 season, Đurđić scored 10 league goals from 11 appearances for Helsingborg. He also netted four goals in Group L of the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League, as the club finished in third place. On 4 October 2012, Đurđić scored a brace in a 2–2 home draw with Twente.[3] He subsequently scored his side's first goal in a 2–3 away loss against Hannover 96.[4] On 6 December 2012, Đurđić netted the opener in his team's 3–1 away win over Twente.[5]

SpVgg Greuther Fürth[edit]

On 1 January 2013, Đurđić officially moved to SpVgg Greuther Fürth on a three-and-a-half-year deal.[6] He made his debut for the club on 26 January 2013, coming on as a substitute in a 0–3 home league loss to Mainz 05.[7] On 2 February 2013, in his second Bundesliga game, Đurđić provided an assist to Felix Klaus and also scored an injury time winner away at Schalke 04.[8] On 26 April 2013, he scored 2 goals in 2–3 home defeat against Hannover 96 and his team lost a theoretical chance to play next season in Bundesliga.[9] He netted a total of five league goals until the end of the 2012–13 season, as the club finished bottom of the table and suffered relegation to the 2. Bundesliga.

After scoring a goal in the team's opener of the 2013–14 campaign, Đurđić torn his ACL in the league's third round, causing him to miss the majority of the season.[10] He made his return on 2 March 2014, coming on as a substitute in a 3–2 home league win over FSV Frankfurt.

Augsburg[edit]

On 3 July 2014, it was announced that Đurđić joined Augsburg on a three-year deal.[11] He made his first official appearance for the club in 0–1 DFB-Pokal away loss to Magdeburg on 17 August 2014. Six days later, Đurđić made his league debut for Augsburg in a 0–2 away loss against 1899 Hoffenheim. He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 away league win over Köln on 6 December 2014.

Loan to Malmö FF[edit]

On 17 July 2015, Đurđić went on a six-month loan to Malmö FF.[12] He made his debut for the club on 25 July 2015, scoring a 2nd-minute goal in a 3–0 home league win over Sundsvall.[13][14] On 1 August 2015, Đurđić netted both of his team's goals in a 2–2 away league draw against Åtvidaberg. He then scored the opening goal of a 3–0 victory over Red Bull Salzburg in the second leg of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League third qualifying round. The club eventually reached the group stage of the competition. On 15 September 2015, Đurđić made his UEFA Champions League debut, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–2 away loss to Paris Saint-Germain at Parc des Princes. He also failed to convert a penalty in a 1–0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk on 21 October 2015.[15]

Loan to Fortuna Düsseldorf[edit]

On 1 February 2016, Đurđić was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf until the end of the 2015–16 season.[16] He scored two goals from 12 appearances in the process, as the club avoided relegation from the 2. Bundesliga.

Partizan[edit]

On 21 June 2016, Đurđić was transferred to Serbian club Partizan.[17] He signed a two-year deal and was given the number 40 shirt.[18]

Randers FC[edit]

Durdic moved to Danish-side Randers FC in January 2017.[19]

International career[edit]

On 15 May 2007, Đurđić made his debut for Serbia at under-21 level, coming on as a substitute in a 6–2 friendly home win over Cyprus U21s. He was also a member of the team at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Memorial Tournament in August of that year. On 8 September 2007, Đurđić scored his first goal for the Under-21 side in a 3–1 European Championship qualifier win over Belarus.[20]

Đurđić made his senior debut for Serbia under Siniša Mihajlović, playing the first half in a 3–1 away friendly win against Cyprus on 6 February 2013.[21]

Statistics[edit]

As of 14 October 2016

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Voždovac 2006–07 29 10 2 1 31 11
2007–08 27 4 0 0 27 4
2008–09 7 1 0 0 7 1
Haugesund 2009 25 10 3 0 28 10
2010 27 12 3 5 30 17
2011 27 12 2 1 29 13
2012 18 12 4 5 22 17
Helsingborg 2012 11 10 0 0 8 4 19 14
SpVgg Greuther Fürth 2012–13 15 5 0 0 15 5
2013–14 15 4 1 1 16 5
Augsburg 2014–15 16 1 1 0 17 1
Malmö FF 2015 12 5 0 0 10 1 22 6
Fortuna Düsseldorf 2015–16 12 2 0 0 12 2
Career total 241 88 16 13 18 5 275 106

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Serbia 2013 1 0
Total 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lover 20 mål" (in Norwegian). h-avis.no. 9 March 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Celtic: Helsingborgs add striker Nikola Djurdic in time for Euro tie". bbc.com. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Douglas rescues point for Twente". uefa.com. 4 October 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Late goal puts Hannover through". uefa.com. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Helsingborg sign off with Twente stroll". uefa.com. 6 December 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "SPVGG HOLT NIKOLA DJURDJIC" (in German). greuther-fuerth.de. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "BUNDESLIGA: Ni Đurđić ne pomaže Grojteru, kiks Šalkea (VIDEO)" (in Serbian). telegraf.rs. 26 January 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Đurđić srušio Šalke" (in Serbian). rts.rs. 2 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Grojter Firt ispao iz lige, Đurđić dvostruki strelac" (in Serbian). jelenfootball.com. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Nikola Đurđić pauzira 6 meseci!" (in Serbian). b92.net. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  11. ^ "FCA vor Verpflichtung von Djurdjic" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Djurdjic auf Leihbasis nach Schweden" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  13. ^ "Nikola Djurdjic blev målskytt i sin debut" (in Swedish). expressen.se. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  14. ^ "Đurđić strelac posle dva minuta na debiju" (in Serbian). b92.net. 25 July 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  15. ^ "Malmö off the mark with defeat of Shakhtar". uefa.com. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  16. ^ "Djurdjic joins Fortuna Düsseldorf on loan". fcaugsburg.de. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  17. ^ "Nikola Djurdjic leaves for Belgrade". fcaugsburg.de. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Sedmo pojačanje Nikola Đurđić" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 21 June 2016. 
  19. ^ Randers snupper serbisk angriber‚ bold.dk, 31 January 2017
  20. ^ "Serbia end perfect Belarus start". uefa.com. 8 September 2007. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  21. ^ ""Holandska veza" pokrenula "Orlove"!" (in Serbian). sportske.net. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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