Novak Martinović

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Novak Martinović
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-01-31) 31 January 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back / Right-back
Youth career
1995–2003 Partizan Beograd
2003–2004 Rad Beograd
2004–2006 BSK Borča
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 BSK Borča 35 (8)
2007–2009 OFK Beograd 7 (1)
2008 Smederevo (loan) 8 (2)
2009–2010 Pandurii Târgu Jiu 36 (3)
2010–2012 Steaua București 32 (6)
2010–2011 Steaua II București 5 (1)
2013 Wuhan Zall 12 (1)
2013–2015 Red Star Belgrade 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:55, 6 Oktober 2013 (UTC).

Novak Martinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Hoвaк Mapтинoвић; born 31 January 1985 in SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian footballer.


He had an upsurge in popularity in Romania, after an incident in a match against Petrolul Ploiești, when, seconds before a disputed penalty kick was to be taken, a Petrolul fan entered the pitch and punched Steaua teammate George Galamaz. Martinović reacted by tackling the attacker knees-first and brutally kicking him, thus receiving a red card. Although he hit the pitch intruder, he was praised for his actions by the media, football fans all over Romania, Steaua fans, Steaua former player and manager Marius Lăcătuș and female tennis player Sorana Cîrstea. In January 2013, he was released from Steaua. On 23 January 2013, he signed a two-year contract with Chinese Super League club Wuhan Zall. He was released by Wuhan on 3 July 2013. Martinović moved to Red Star Belgrade several days later.


Steaua Bucureşti;
Red Star

External links[edit]

  • Profile at (Romanian)