Petar Škuletić

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Petar Škuletić
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Škuletić with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2015
Personal information
Full name Petar Škuletić
Date of birth (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Danilovgrad, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Gençlerbirliği
Number 32
Youth career
2004–2008 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Teleoptik 32 (7)
2009–2011 LASK Linz 15 (1)
2011 Zeta (loan) 15 (2)
2011–2014 Vojvodina 39 (8)
2013 Radnički Niš (loan) 12 (3)
2014–2015 Partizan 28 (21)
2015–2017 Lokomotiv Moscow 39 (10)
2017– Gençlerbirliği 7 (2)
National team
2006–2007 Serbia U17[a] 4 (3)
2008–2009 Serbia U19[a] 4 (0)
2015 Serbia 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 October 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 October 2017

Petar Škuletić (Serbian Cyrillic: Петар Шкулетић; born 29 June 1990) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

At the age of 14, Škuletić joined the youth system of Partizan. He was promoted to their affiliated side Teleoptik during the 2007–08 season. In late May, early June 2008, Škuletić represented Partizan at the Trofeo Quixote, the unofficial youth world championship for clubs, becoming the tournament's top scorer with seven goals.[1] He still failed to secure a first team spot with Partizan, but helped Teleoptik win promotion to the Serbian First League via the playoffs in 2009.[2]

After previously being linked with Celtic and Blackburn Rovers,[3] Škuletić was eventually transferred to Austrian side LASK Linz in the summer of 2009. He made 15 league appearances and scored once in the 2009–10 season. After six months without competitive football, Škuletić was loaned to Montenegrin First League club Zeta in the 2011 winter transfer window.[4]

On 30 August 2011, Škuletić was signed by Vojvodina, in order to replace Nemanja Čović, penning a three-year contract.[5] He made 22 league appearances and scored four goals throughout the 2011–12 season. Škuletić was loaned to Radnički Niš in the second part of the 2012–13 season,[6] before returning to Novi Sad ahead of the start of the 2013–14 campaign.

Partizan[edit]

On 10 January 2014, Škuletić signed a four-year contract with his parent club Partizan and was given the number 32 shirt.[7] He made his competitive debut for the side in a 0–0 away draw with Novi Pazar on 22 February 2014. Škuletić scored his first official goals for Partizan on 8 March 2014, netting a brace in a 5–0 away win over Radnički Kragujevac.[8] He scored another brace in a 5–0 home victory over Voždovac on 10 May 2014.[9] Škuletić scored a total of seven league goals in 13 appearances during the second part of the 2013–14 season.

In the opening match of the 2014–15 season, Škuletić scored the final goal of the game in a UEFA Champions League qualifier versus Faroese champions HB Tórshavn, a 3–0 win for Partizan.[10] He subsequently scored a brace to help his team to a 2–2 home draw with Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad in the third round on 6 August 2014. However, they were eliminated on the away goals rule.[11] Škuletić then scored both of his team's goals in a 2–1 away win over Azerbaijani club Neftçi in the UEFA Europa League play-off round on 28 August 2014.[12] He was also sent off in the game's injury time, causing him to miss the first two games of the group stage due to suspension.[13] On 9 November 2014, Škuletić scored a hat-trick in a 3–0 away win over Spartak Subotica.[14] He managed to score a total of 21 goals in the second half of 2014, breaking the club's record of 20 goals set by Cléo in the fall of 2010.[15]

Lokomotiv Moscow[edit]

On 12 February 2015, it was announced that Škuletić would join Lokomotiv Moscow.[16] He was officially transferred to the Russian club on the following day, penning a four-year contract.[17] The transfer fee was €4 million.[18]

On 3 March 2015, Škuletić made his competitive debut for the club in the Russian Cup quarter-final versus Rubin Kazan, scoring the winning goal in the penalty shootout.[19] He then scored on his league debut on 8 March 2015, to give his new club a 1–0 away win over Rostov.[20]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

On 31 May 2017, Škuletić signed a two-year contract with Turkish side Gençlerbirliği.[21] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–3 away loss to Göztepe on 17 September 2017.

International career[edit]

Although born in Montenegro, Škuletić represented Serbia at Under-17 and Under-19 level. He was the team's joint top scorer with three goals (a hat-trick in a 5–1 win over Azerbaijan) in the qualification campaign for the 2007 UEFA Under-17 Championship.

In the fall of 2014, after a string of impressive performances at club level, Škuletić again expressed his desire to represent Serbia internationally.[22] He made his senior international debut for Serbia on 29 March 2015, after coming on as a second-half substitute for Adem Ljajić in the 1–2 away loss to Portugal. Škuletić scored his first goal for the national team in a 1–4 friendly loss against the Czech Republic on 13 November 2015.

Statistics[edit]

As of 18 October 2017

Club[edit]

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zeta (loan) 2010–11 15 2 2 1 0 0 17 3
2011–12 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Vojvodina 2011–12 22 4 4 0 0 0 26 4
2012–13 3 0 1 0 3 1 7 1
Radnički Niš (loan) 2012–13 12 3 0 0 12 3
Vojvodina 2013–14 14 4 3 1 8 4 25 9
Partizan 2013–14 13 7 0 0 0 0 13 7
2014–15 15 14 2 2 10 5 27 21
Lokomotiv Moscow 2014–15 11 2 2 1 0 0 13 3
2015–16 18 6 2 1 4 0 24 7
2016–17 10 2 0 0 10 2
Career total 133 44 16 6 26 10 175 60

International[edit]

National team Year Apps Goals
Serbia 2015 6 1
Total 6 1

Honours[edit]

Lokomotiv Moscow

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omladinska škola za ponos!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 13 June 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Muka, pa kreč, pa drama, pa slavlje!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 11 June 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Petar Škuletić u Seltiku?" (in Serbian). b92.net. 22 January 2009. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Zeta angažovala Petra Škuletića" (in Montenegrin). vijesti.me. 10 February 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Voša našla zamenu za Čovića, stigao Škuletić" (in Serbian). sportske.net. 30 August 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Radnički dobio pojačanja iz Vojvodine" (in Serbian). juznevesti.com. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Škuletić se vratio kući" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Partizan razbio Radnički u KG" (in Serbian). b92.net. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "Partizan – Vozdovac 5:0 (2:0)". partizan.rs. 10 May 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Lazović harasses HB with Partizan". uefa.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Ludogorets squeeze out Partizan". uefa.com. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Škuletić: Nadljudskim naporom do LE" (in Serbian). b92.net. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  13. ^ "UEFA: Škuletiću dva meča suspenzije" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 17 September 2014. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Het trik Škuletića u Subotici" (in Serbian). novosti.rs. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "Škuletić bolji od Klea!" (in Serbian). b92.net. 7 December 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "Škuletić prodat Lokomotivi: Ovakva ponuda dobija se jednom u životu" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  17. ^ "Škuletić uskočio u Lokomotivu!" (in Serbian). sportske.net. 13 February 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "PARTIZAN: Škuletić prodat za 4 miliona eura" (in Montenegrin). mondo.me. 12 February 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  19. ^ "Škuletić zablistao na debiju: Pogodio sa penala i odveo Lokomotivu u polufinale Kupa (VIDEO)" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Škuletić već donosi bodove Lokosima" (in Serbian). b92.net. 8 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  21. ^ "Petar Skuletic ile 2 yıllık sözleşme" (in Turkish). genclerbirligi.org.tr. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017. 
  22. ^ "Škuletić nema dilemu: Srbija je moja zemlja i reprezentacija! Samo jedan meč da odigram za Orlove.." (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 

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