Nikola Mitrović

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Nikola Mitrović
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Mitrović playing for Újpest in 2010
Personal information
Full name Nikola Mitrović
Date of birth (1987-01-02) 2 January 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth Kruševac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Anorthosis
Number 26
Youth career
1997–2004 Napredak
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Napredak 103 (5)
2007–2008 Partizan 15 (0)
2008 Napredak (loan) 16 (2)
2009 Volga Nizhny Novgorod 20 (2)
2010 Napredak 14 (2)
2010–2011 Újpest 29 (1)
2011–2013 Videoton 55 (7)
2013–2016 Maccabi Tel Aviv 81 (4)
2016 Shanghai Shenxin 4 (0)
2016–2017 Bnei Yehuda 16 (0)
2017– Anorthosis 10 (0)
National team
2010 Serbia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 March 2017.

Nikola Mitrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Митровић; born 2 January 1987) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Cypriot club Anorthosis Famagusta.

Club career[edit]

In 1997, aged 10, Mitrović joined his hometown club Napredak. He was promoted to the senior squad in 2004. In the following three years, Mitrović amassed over 100 competitive appearances for the side, helping them win promotion to the top flight in 2007.

On 23 July 2007, Mitrović signed a three-year contract with Partizan.[1] He served mainly as a backup to Brazilian defensive midfielder Juca throughout the season, making 18 appearances (league and cup), as the club won the double. Due to strong competition in his position, Mitrović was loaned to his parent club Napredak in the 2008 summer transfer window. He was transferred to Russian club Volga Nizhny Novgorod six months later, spending the entire year there, before again returning to Napredak in early 2010.

In mid-2010, Mitrović moved abroad for the second time and joined Hungarian club Újpest. He spent the next three seasons in the country, the latter two with Videoton. He helped them win one League Cup and two Super Cups.

On 4 August 2013, Mitrović moved to Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv on a one-year deal with an extension option.[2] He was signed by his former Videoton manager Paulo Sousa who joined the club earlier that summer. After defending the league title with Maccabi in his debut season, Mitrović helped the side win the domestic treble in the following 2014–15 campaign. He subsequently made his UEFA Champions League debut in 2015–16, collecting four appearances in the group stage under his countryman Slaviša Jokanović. On 10 January 2016, it was announced that Mitrović would be leaving the club upon his request.[3]

Just a few days following his departure from Maccabi, Mitrović joined China League One club Shanghai Shenxin. He stayed in Asia for only six months, before returning to Israel and signing for Bnei Yehuda in late August 2016.[4] In January of the following year, Mitrović moved to Cypriot club Anorthosis.[5]

International career[edit]

In April 2010, Mitrović earned his only cap for Serbia, coming on as a substitute for Ljubomir Fejsa in a friendly against Japan, an eventual 3–0 success.

Statistics[edit]

As of 31 March 2017[6][7][8]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Super Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partizan 2007–08 15 0 3 0 0 0 18 0
Napredak 2008–09 16 2 2 0 18 2
Volga Nizhny Novgorod 2009 20 2 1 0 21 2
Napredak 2009–10 14 2 0 0 14 2
Újpest 2010–11 29 1 5 2 0 0 34 3
Videoton 2011–12 28 1 6 0 9 1 1 0 2 0 46 2
2012–13 27 6 5 0 6 3 1 0 11 0 50 9
Maccabi Tel Aviv 2013–14 33 2 0 0 0 0 8 0 41 2
2014–15 34 2 2 1 5 1 0 0 41 4
2015–16 14 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0 26 0
Shanghai Shenxin 2016 4 0 0 0 4 0
Bnei Yehuda 2016–17 16 0 1 0 1 0 18 0
Anorthosis 2016–17 8 0 2 0 10 0
Career total 258 18 27 3 23 5 3 0 30 0 341 26

Honours[edit]

Partizan
Videoton
Maccabi Tel Aviv

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitrović novo pojačanje Partizana!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 23 July 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "MTA SIGN SERBIAN MIDFIELDER NIKOLA MITROVIC". maccabi-tlv.co.il. 4 August 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "NIKOLA MITROVIC LEAVING". maccabi-tlv.co.il. 10 January 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "בני יהודה: ניקולה מיטרוביץ' חתם לעונה עם אופציה לעונה נוספת" (in Hebrew). walla.co.il. 31 August 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ανορθωσιάτης ο Νίκολα Μίτροβιτς (δηλώσεις)" (in Greek). anorthosisfc.com.cy. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "Mitrovic, Nikola" (in Hungarian). nela.hu. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "MITROVIC NIKOLA" (in Hungarian). mlsz.hu. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "מיטרוביץ' ניקולה" (in Hebrew). football.org.il. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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