Ognjen Ožegović

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Ognjen Ožegović
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Ožegović with Partizan in 2017
Personal information
Full name Ognjen Ožegović
Date of birth (1994-06-09) 9 June 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Arsenal Tula
(on loan from Partizan)
Number 45
Youth career
Kozara Gradiška
Borac Banja Luka
–2012 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Red Star Belgrade 4 (0)
2012Banat Zrenjanin (loan) 14 (2)
2013Voždovac (loan) 8 (1)
2014 Rad 10 (3)
2014 Jagodina 4 (0)
2015 Borac Čačak 13 (6)
2015 Vojvodina 18 (7)
2016 Changchun Yatai 9 (0)
2016–2017 Čukarički 31 (17)
2017– Partizan 32 (10)
2018–Arsenal Tula (loan) 2 (0)
National team
2011 Serbia U17[a] 2 (1)
2013 Serbia U19[a] 6 (0)
2015–2017 Serbia U21 13 (6)
2016– Serbia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 September 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 September 2017

Ognjen Ožegović (Serbian Cyrillic: Огњен Ожеговић, pronounced [ǒɡɲen oʒêɡoʋitɕ, - ǒʒeː-];[1][2] born 9 June 1994) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Russian club FC Arsenal Tula on loan from Partizan.

Club career[edit]

Born in Gradiška, Ožegović made his first football steps with the local club Kozara and later he moved to Borac Banja Luka.[3] Subsequently, Ožegović went through the youth setup at Red Star Belgrade, where captained a team for a period.[4] He was initially sent out on loan to Banat Zrenjanin (2012),[5] and then to Voždovac (2013),[6] in order to gain experience. In early 2014, Ožegović terminated his contract with Red Star.[7] He subsequently signed a six-month deal with Rad, helping them avoid relegation from the top flight in the 2013–14 campaign.[8]

In the 2014–15 season, Ožegović played for Jagodina (fall)[9] and Borac Čačak (spring).[10] He scored six times for the latter side, including a long-range volley in a 3–1 win over his former club Jagodina, securing him the Goal of the Season award.[11] In July 2015, Ožegović signed a three-year contract with Vojvodina.[12] He netted seven league goals for the side, including a bicycle kick in a 2–0 win against Javor Ivanjica that earned him the Goal of the Season award for the second time in a row.[13] He also scored a twice in the first leg of the third qualifying round for UEFA Europa League, in 4–0 away vicory over Sampdoria.[14]

In early 2016, Ožegović moved abroad to China and joined Super League club Changchun Yatai. He failed to score in nine games for the side, before returning to Serbia.[15]

On 31 August 2016, Ožegović signed a one-year contract with Čukarički.[16] He scored a total of 16 goals in 25 league appearances over the course of the 2016-17 season. In addition to the regular season, Ožegović was prolific in Čukarički's 2016–17 Serbian Cup campaign, scoring in the second round against Javor[17] and in the second leg of the semi-final against Red Star Belgrade.[18]

Partizan[edit]

On 31 August 2017, Ožegović joined Partizan. He signed a three-year contract and was given the number 51 shirt.[19] He made his debut for the club on 9 September 2017, against Mladost Lučani.[20] He scored his first goal for Partizan on 17 September 2017 against Radnički Niš in a 3–1 home league victory.[21]

On 28 September 2017, he recorded his first European goals after found the back of the net in a 2–3 home loss to Dynamo Kyiv in 2017–18 UEFA Europa League group stage second match.[22] He also scored goal in 2–1 home victory over Young Boys, on 26 November, as Partizan advanced to the knockout stage after 13 years.[23]

On 14 April 2018, Ožegović scored his first goal in Eternal Derby, realising a penalty kick in 2–1 defeat.[24]

Arsenal Tula[edit]

On 4 September 2018, he joined Russian Premier League club FC Arsenal Tula on loan.[25]

International career[edit]

Ožegović made his official debut for the Serbia U17s at the 2011 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. He subsequently represented Serbia at the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship, as the team won the tournament.[26] Four years later, Ožegović was named in the final 23-man squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[27]

In September 2016, Ožegović appeared in Serbia's friendly match against Qatar.[28]

Controversy[edit]

In an interview for mondo.rs in summer 2017, he said that his dream was to win a title with Red Star and celebrate such accomplishment in front of the north stand, where Red Star most passionate supporters Delije always stand. He also said that his dream did not come truth while he played at Red Star because of club policy at time, which, in his words, favoured "players from Ghana and Uganda over Red Star children."[29] Just as notice, at time of this interview, by mid July 2017, no player from Uganda ever played any official game for Red Star.[30] When by late August that summer he became a potential transfer target of Partizan by the media, many Partizan supporters were against their club signing him.[31] Finally, Ožegović signed with Partizan on last day of the summer transfer window. During the official promotion at new club, sports director Ivica Iliev said that Ožegović started playing football with Partizan.[19] Several days later in interview for Sportski žurnal, Ožegović explained that he spent three months training with the club at the age of 13.[32]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 July 2018[33]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 2011–12 SuperLiga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 4 0 0 0 4 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Banat Zrenjanin (loan) 2012–13 First League 14 2 14 2
Voždovac (loan) 2013–14 SuperLiga 8 1 0 0 8 1
Rad 2013–14 10 3 1[b] 0 11 3
Jagodina 2014–15 4 0 2 0 6 0
Borac Čačak 2014–15 13 6 13 6
Vojvodina 2015–16 18 7 2 0 6 2 26 9
Changchun Yatai 2016 Super League 9 0 0 0 9 0
Čukarički 2016–17 SuperLiga 25 16 5 3 30 19
2017–18 6 1 6 1
Total 31 17 5 3 36 20
Partizan 2017–18 SuperLiga 28 9 4 2 7[c] 2 39 13
2018–19 2 1 0 0 1[c] 1 3 2
Total 30 10 4 2 8 3 42 15
Career total 140 45 13 5 14 5 1 0 168 55

International[edit]

As of 29 September 2016[34]
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

Red Star Belgrade
Partizan
Serbia

Personal life[edit]

Ožegović is religious Orthodox Christian. He was born as the only child in family. Ognjen's father, Marinko, is a retired football goalkeeper, who played with Borac Banja Luka and Rudar Velenje.[35]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included
  2. ^ Including an appearance in the relegation play-off
  3. ^ a b All appearances in UEFA Europa League

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Ognjen Ožegović: Zvezda nekorektna". Glas Srpske (in Serbian). 15 February 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Ognjen Ožegović: Zvezdin dres je svetinja". Kurir (in Serbian). 25 May 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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  21. ^ - Partizan – Radnički Niš 3:1 at FK Partizan official website, 17-9-2017 (in Serbian)
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  30. ^ List of Red Star Belgrade footballers by August 1, 2017
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  35. ^ "Огњен Ожеговић: „Пријатељи" ми окренули леђа! Звезда ме уназадила!". Sportski žurnal (in Serbian). 7 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018.

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