Maksimović playing for Torino in 2015
|Full name||Nikola Maksimović|
|Date of birth||25 November 1991|
|Place of birth||Bajina Basta, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|Playing position||Centre back|
|2002–2004||Kosmos Bajina Bašta|
|2004–2006||Sloga Bajina Bašta|
|2012–2013||Red Star Belgrade||25||(1)|
|2013–2014||→ Torino (loan)||23||(0)|
|2016–2017||→ Napoli (loan)||12||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 04:21, 19 March 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 October 2017
Maksimović began his career in 2002 with Kosmos Bajina Bašta, for which he represented in the various youth competitions in Serbia, before he moved to FK Sloga Bajina Bašta in 2004. On 16 July 2006 he moved to the youth ranks of Sloboda Užice, where, precisely two years later, he made his debut for the first team in a game against FBK Kaunas. On 19 September 2010 Maksimović received the first yellow card of his career during a match against Spartak Subotica; and scored the first goal of his professional career on 5 March 2011 in Lučani.
On 23 July 2013 he was loaned to Italian Serie A club Torino with a buyout clause; he made his official debut on 6 October as a substitute against Sampdoria in Genoa, finishing 2–2. Over the course of the season he earned a spot in the starting lineup, first, as a central defender, then as a right-sided midfielder.
On 31 August 2016 he was transferred to Napoli on loan with obligation to buy. On 28 September 2016, Maksimović made his debut in 4–2 home victory over Benfica. On 23 October 2016, he scored his first goal in Serie A, in 2–1 away victory over Crotone.
He made 4 appearances for the Serbian national youth teams: two with the under-19 and two with the under-21. He was first called up to the Serbian national team on 31 May 2012, for two friendly matches against France and Sweden, in which he was played as a starter. He returned for two friendlies against Ireland (where he entered in the second half) and Chile (from the onset), a 3–1 win.
Style of play
Able to play as a defensive midfielder, he grew up playing mainly as a central defender. He is agile for his considerable height (193 cm), combined with a predisposition for the air and marking opponents. At home he has been repeatedly compared to Nemanja Vidić.
Updated 20 April 2016.
|Sloboda Užice||2008–09||Serbian First League||7||0||0||0||—||—||7||0|
|Red Star Belgrade||2011–12||Serbian SuperLiga||12||0||3||0||—||—||15||0|
- All appearances in UEFA Europa League
|Serbian national team|
- Red Star Belgrade
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