Ognjen Koroman

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Ognjen Koroman
Ognjen Koroman 2011.jpg
Koroman with Krylia Sovetov in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-09-19) 19 September 1978 (age 38)
Place of birth Pale, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Right wing
Youth career
Željezničar[1]
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 Radnički Kragujevac 41 (1)
1998–2000 Spartak Subotica 39 (3)
2000–2002 OFK Beograd 46 (4)
2002–2003 Dynamo Moscow 38 (11)
2003–2005 Krylia Sovetov 50 (4)
2005–2006 Terek Grozny 6 (1)
2006 Portsmouth (loan) 3 (1)
2006 Portsmouth (loan) 1 (0)
2007–2011 Red Star Belgrade 86 (15)
2009–2010 Incheon United (loan) 22 (4)
2011–2012 Krylia Sovetov 9 (1)
Total 341 (46)
National team
2002–2007 Serbia and Montenegro 36 (1)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.


Ognjen Koroman (Serbian Cyrillic: Огњен Короман, pronounced [ɔ̂ɡɲɛn kɔrɔ̌man]; born 19 September 1978 in Pale, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia) is a retired Serbian international footballer. He represented Serbia and Montenegro at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Koroman began his career at FK Radnički Kragujevac. He moved from OFK Beograd to Russian club Dynamo Moscow in 2002, and subsequently played for fellow Russian clubs FC Krylia Sovetov Samara and FC Terek Grozny, scoring 16 goals in 94 matches there.

Portsmouth[edit]

In January 2006 Koroman moved to English club Portsmouth,[2] scoring on the final day of the season against Liverpool.[3] In August of the same year re-signed on a season long deal to Portsmouth.[4] However, he spent much of the season on the bench. Allegedly, when Koroman asked coach Harry Redknapp why he insisted on staying at Portsmouth after a lackluster half-season, Redknapp replied, "There's two things that I like about you...you're not jealous of your [starting] teammates' success, and I see that you like to bet."[5]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

After seeing little action with Portsmouth, he signed for Red Star Belgrade on 6 February 2007[6] in a seven-month loan deal. In August 2007 he signed a 3-year contract with Red Star Belgrade. He also made a debut as team captain in the Serbian Superliga first round match against FK Čukarički Stankom, replacing Dejan Milovanović who was the team captain for the previous 18 months. In June 2009, he temporarily left Red Star Belgrade and signed a loan contract with Incheon United, coached by Ilija Petković until 2010. He returned to Red Star for the 2010–11 season.[7]

International career[edit]

He appeared in the 2006 World Cup for Serbia and Montenegro that included a performance against Holland. He was the subject of criticism during the tournament after he was yellow carded for twice waving an imaginary card and urging the referee to book an opponent.

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

Serbian national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 8 0
2003 0 0
2004 5 1
2005 10 0
2006 10 0
2007 3 0
Total 36 1

International goals[edit]

Results list Serbia's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
13 October 2004 Serbia and Montenegro Belgrade  San Marino 1 goal 5–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Individual[edit]

  • Serbian Superliga All Star Team: 2008–09

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ognjen Koroman, fudbaler Crvene zvezde – planina uspomena article and interview at eKapija
  2. ^ "Pompey sign Routledge & Koroman". BBC Sport. 30 January 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  3. ^ "Portsmouth 1–3 Liverpool". BBC Sport. 7 May 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Koroman makes Fratton Park return". BBC Sport. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  5. ^ Ana Đorđević (December 12, 2015). "PA OVO JE HIT: Zbog OVE dve 'vrline' Koromanu produžili ugovor u PL!" (in Serbian). Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Portsmouth defend Fernandes loan". BBC Sport. 6 February 2007. Retrieved 31 August 2007. 
  7. ^ "Prvotimci otputovali u Sloveniju" (in Serbian). FK Crvena Zvezda. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 

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