Petar Rnkovic

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Petar Rnkovic
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-11-28) 28 November 1978 (age 40)
Place of birth Drammen, Norway
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Arendal
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998 Åssiden IF
1999–2002 Birkebeineren 62 (27)
2002–2004 Hønefoss 46 (4)
2002 → KS Siglufjörður (loan) 13 (8)
2005 Mjøndalen 22 (46)
2006 Strømsgodset 13 (3)
2007–2008 Randaberg 48 (42)
2009 Mjøndalen 20 (5)
2009 Grays Athletic 9 (3)
2010 Strømsgodset 11 (3)
2011 Mjøndalen 27 (10)
2012 Breiðablik 9 (2)
2013– Arendal 87 (27)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2017

Petar Rnkovic (born 28 November 1978) is a Norwegian footballer of Montenegrin descent who plays as a striker for Norwegian club Arendal Fotball.

Club career[edit]

Rnkovic played as a goalkeeper as a youth player. In his first senior year he started playing as a right back for Åssiden IF, which then played in the Norwegian Second Division. He has since been used as a right winger, then as a midfielder until he started playing as a striker in the final year of his contract with Hønefoss BK. In 2005, he signed for Mjøndalen IF and scored a massive 52 goals (46 league and six cup) in just 25 matches (22 league and three cup). He was wanted by several clubs, but eventually joined Strømsgodset IF. He was mostly used as a sub in the season that saw them gain promotion to the Norwegian Premier League (Tippeligaen). He signed for Randaberg IL in 2007, and after two years there he joined Mjøndalen IF ahead of their return in the first division.

He signed for the Slovak Superliga club, MFK Ružomberok before the transfer deadline, but he was never eligible to play for them as the papers did not get approved by the Slovak Football Federation before the deadline. Rnkovic then signed for Grays Athletic on 22 September 2009 until 2 January 2010.[1][2] He scored on his debut the same day against Stevenage Borough in a 1–1 draw, gaining international clearance just hours before kick-off.[3] He scored his second goal for Grays in a 2–2 draw away at Barrow,[4] before scoring the winner four days later in a 1–0 victory over Tamworth.[5]

Rnkovic left Grays having made nine Conference appearances, scoring three goals in the process.[6] In 2010, he rejoined his former club Strømsgodset IF, and scored twice in his third appearance for the club in a 2–0 away win at Kongsvinger IL.[7] He scored the winning goal in the 5–4 win against Lillestrøm in the last league game of the season.

On 14 November, in the Norwegian Football Cup Final, he came on as a substitute and played the last 14 minutes of Strømsgodset 2–0 win against Follo.

Career statistics[edit]

Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2001 Birkebeineren 3. Divisjon 19 15 1 0 20 15
2002 2 4 0 0 2 4
2002 Siglufjörður 2. deild karla 13 8 1 0 14 8
2002 Hønefoss Adeccoligaen 2 0 0 0 2 0
2003 17 2 2 0 19 2
2004 27 2 3 1 30 3
2005 Mjøndalen 3. Divisjon 22 46 3 6 25 52
2006 Strømsgodset Adeccoligaen 13 3 1 2 14 5
2007 Randaberg 3. Divisjon 22 23 1 1 23 24
2008 2. Divisjon 26 20 1 1 27 21
2009 Mjøndalen Adeccoligaen 20 5 3 3 23 8
2009–10 Grays Athletic Conference National 9 3 1 0 10 3
2010 Strømsgodset Tippeligaen 11 3 3 1 14 4
2011 Mjøndalen Adeccoligaen 27 10 3 4 30 14
2012 Breiðablik Úrvalsdeild 9 2 2 1 11 3
2013 Arendal 2. Divisjon 20 8 1 1 21 9
2014 17 10 0 0 17 10
2015 11 2 0 0 11 2
2016 20 3 1 0 21 3
2017 OBOS-ligaen 19 4 0 0 19 4
Career Total 326 173 27 21 353 194

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Striker Rnkovic signs for Grays". BBC Sport. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. ^ Nilsen, Jostein (24 September 2009). "Petar Rnkovic får skryt etter drømmedebut" (in Norwegian). Drammens Tidende. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  3. ^ "Stevenage 1-1 Grays Athletic". BBC Sport. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  4. ^ "Barrow 2-2 Grays Athletic". BBC Sport. 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  5. ^ "Grays Athletic 1-0 Tamworth". BBC Sport. 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  6. ^ "Petar Rnkovic profile". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
  7. ^ "Kongsvinger 0-2 Stromsgodset". Soccerbase. 2010-07-11. Retrieved 2010-07-11.

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