Nikola Gulan

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Nikola Gulan
Personal information
Full name Nikola Gulan
Date of birth (1989-03-23) 23 March 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz
Number 24
Youth career
Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Partizan 18 (0)
2007–2012 Fiorentina 9 (0)
2008–2008 Sampdoria (loan) 0 (0)
2009–2009 1860 München (loan) 3 (0)
2009–2010 Empoli (loan) 25 (0)
2012–2012 Chievo (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 Modena 20 (0)
2013–2014 Partizan 12 (0)
2014–2015 Mallorca 29 (0)
2015– Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz 40 (0)
National team
2007–2010 Serbia U21 22 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 July 2017.

Nikola Gulan (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Гулан; born 23 March 1989) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Belgian club Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, as a defender or midfielder.

Gulan was part of the European selection that won the 2007 Meridian Cup in Barcelona. Europe triumphed over Africa, winning 10–1 on aggregate. They won the first leg 6–1 and the second leg 4–0.

Club career[edit]

Born in Belgrade, Gulan graduated from FK Partizan's youth system, and made his senior debuts in the 2006–07 campaign, aged only 17. On 4 August 2007 he signed a four-year deal with Italian Serie A side Fiorentina, for a 2.8 million fee.[1]

Gulan was unable to register as a Fiorentina player, as the club had no non-EU registration quota, and then was loaned to fellow league side Sampdoria in January 2008, as a replacement to FC Rostov-bound Ivan Živanović.[2] He subsequently returned to the Viola in June, after only appearing once on the bench in a 1–1 home draw against Cagliari on 22 March.

On 2 February 2009, Gulan joined TSV 1860 München on loan until the end of the 2008–09 season.[3] He played his first match for the club on 12 April, starting in a 2–3 away loss against TuS Koblenz for the 2. Bundesliga championship; he appeared in further two matches, as his side finished 12th.

Gulan moved to Empoli in August 2009, also in a temporary deal.[4] He appeared in 25 matches during the season, being also converted as a right back in the process.

Gulan subsequently returned to Fiorentina, and appeared in his first Serie A match on 26 September 2010, coming on as a second half substitute in a 2–0 home win against Parma. He started his first match in the competition on 17 October, in a 1–2 away loss against former side Sampdoria.

In January 2012, Gulan was loaned to Chievo until June. After appearing in only ten minutes, he joined Modena in a season-long loan deal.

After the loan with Modena expired, Gulan rescinded with Fiorentina and returned to his former club FK Partizan, signing a two-year contract on 28 June 2013.[5] He was released by the club in July 2014, and joined RCD Mallorca on 1 September.[6]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fiorentina, Chi è Nikola Gulan. Dove giocherà quest'anno?" [Fiorentina, Who is Nikola Gulan? Where he will play this year?] (in Italian). Firenze Viola. 4 August 2007. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Nikola Gulan, un mancino serbo alla corte di Mazzarri" [Nikola Gulan, a left-sided Serbian to Mazzarri's court] (in Italian). Sampdoria's official website. 28 January 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2008. 
  3. ^ "Rukavina und Gulan verstärken die Löwen" [Rukavina and Gulan bolster the Lions] (in German). Bundesliga. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Semioli alla Samp, Sneijder verso l'Inter. Chelsea, 48 mln per Aguero" [Semioli to Samp, Sneijder to Inter. Chelsea, 48 millions for Aguero] (in Italian). Repubblica. 18 August 2009. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Potvrđeno - Partizan vratio Gulana!" (in Serbian). sportske.net. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "El RCD Mallorca ficha a Nikola Gulan" [RCD Mallorca signs Nikola Gulan] (in Spanish). Mallorca's official website. 1 September 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2014. 

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