Radosav Petrović

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Radosav Petrović
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Petrović with Serbia in 2010
Personal information
Full name Radosav Petrović
Date of birth (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Ub, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dynamo Kyiv
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2006 Jedinstvo Ub
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Jedinstvo Ub 16 (0)
2007–2008 Radnički Obrenovac 25 (1)
2008–2011 Partizan 70 (17)
2011–2012 Blackburn Rovers 19 (0)
2012–2015 Gençlerbirliği 77 (7)
2015– Dynamo Kyiv 0 (0)
National team
2009– Serbia 42 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 May 2015.
† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2015

Radosav Petrović (Serbian Cyrillic: Радосав "Раћа" Петровић) (born 8 March 1989) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Ukrainian club FC Dynamo Kyiv, as a defensive midfielder. He represented Serbia at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Petrović began playing football at his hometown club Jedinstvo Ub and he played there for all youth ranks of the club, before made his senior debut during the 2006–07 season. After only a year of senior football for Jedinstvo, he moved to Radnički Obrenovac.

Partizan[edit]

2008–09 season

On 20 June 2008, Petrović completed a move to Partizan from Radnički Obrenovac. He signed a five-year contract and was given the number 20 shirt for Partizan.[1] Petrović made his official debut for the club in a UEFA Champions League qualifier against Inter Baku on 6 August 2008, a game which Partizan won 2–0. On 21 May 2009, he scored his first goal for Partizan in a 3–0 Serbian Cup final match win over Sevojno. He also scored against Čukarički Stankom in the final Serbian SuperLiga game of the season.

2009–10 season

After the departure of Juca to Deportivo La Coruña, Petrović was given the number 8 shirt. He featured in total of 24 league matches and scored 7 goals in Partizan's title-winning campaign. His most notable moment of the season was a fantastic goal for a 1–0 win against cross-town rivals Crvena zvezda.[2] He was also named in the 2009–10 Serbian SuperLiga Team of the Year.

2010–11 season

On 10 April 2011, Petrović made his 100th competitive match for Partizan and marked his jubilee with a goal from the penalty kick against Spartak Subotica. He was named in the Serbian SuperLiga Team of the Year for the second season in a row.

On 30 June 2011, SBV Vitesse announced on their official website that Petrović was on the way to move to the Netherlands.[3] On the same day, Partizan confirmed the transfer with statement that Petrović would sign a five-year contract.[4] However, few days later appeared information that the transfer failed due to problems with the amount of compensation to the player's agent.[5]

Blackburn Rovers[edit]

On 24 July 2011, Serbian media revealed possible interest in Petrović from English Premier League (at the time) team Blackburn Rovers.[6] The following day it was confirmed by Partizan that Rovers had bid for the young Serbian midfielder.[7] It was later confirmed by Partizan that Petrović had been left behind from the club travelling to a pre-season tour ready for travelling to England to discuss personal terms when an offer was accepted.[8] On 27 July it was reported that a fee had been agreed between Partizan and Rovers.[9] On 26 July it was revealed that Petrović had arrived in England to undertake a medical.[10] On 9 August 2011, a work permit was obtained and Petrović officially joined Blackburn Rovers.[11] Petrović's full home-debut for the club was against Sheffield Wednesday on 24 August 2011 in the League Cup second round, in a game which Rovers won 3–1.[12]

Gençlerbirliği[edit]

On 22 August 2012, Petrović signed for Turkish club Gençlerbirliği for an undisclosed fee.[13]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

On the 26 May 2015, Petrović signed a 5 year contract with the Ukrainian champions Dynamo Kyiv, joining them as a free agent.

International career[edit]

Petrović made his international debut for the Serbia U21 squad in the first leg of the 2009 European Championship qualifying play-offs against Denmark U21 on 11 October 2008.

He made his debut for the Serbian national team against South Africa on 12 August 2009. On 1 June 2010, Petrović was named in the final 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of end of 2014-15 season [15]
Club Season League Cup League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Jedinstvo Ub 2006–07 16 0 ? ? 0 0 0 0 16 0
Total 16 0 ? ? 0 0 0 0 16 0
Radnički Obrenovac 2007–08 25 1 ? ? 0 0 0 0 25 1
Total 25 1 ? ? 0 0 0 0 25 1
Partizan 2008–09 21 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 30 2
2009–10 24 7 2 1 10 1 0 0 36 9
2010–11 25 9 5 0 11 0 0 0 41 9
Total 70 17 10 2 27 1 0 0 107 20
Blackburn Rovers 2011–12 19 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Total 19 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Gençlerbirliği 2012–13 27 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 29 3
2013–14 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 2
2014–15 28 2 5 3 0 0 0 0 33 5
Total 77 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 84 10
Career total 207 25 18 5 4 0 27 1 0 0 256 31

International[edit]

As of match played 7 June 2015
Serbia national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 4 0
2010 9 0
2011 12 1
2012 3 0
2013 9 0
2014 3 1
2015 2 0
Total 42 2

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Serbia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 3 June 2011 Seoul World Cup Stadium, Seoul  South Korea 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2. 18 November 2014 Perivolia Municipal Stadium, Chania  Greece 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Partizan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Petrović nova akvizicija Partizana!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 20 June 2008. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Partizan pobedio Zvezdu sa 1:0 i pobegao na "+4"!" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 8 May 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Radosav Petrovic op weg naar Vitesse" (in Dutch). vitesse.nl. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Petrović u Viteseu!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Propao transfer Petrovića u Vitese!?" (in Serbian). vesti-online.com. 5 July 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Blackburn in Petrovic link – Rovers reported to be team bidding for Serbian". skysports.com. 24 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Rovers move for Serbia ace – Blackburn in talks with Partizan over 22-year-old midfielder". skysports.com. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  8. ^ "Partizan leave Petrović behind for Rovers talks". partizan.rs. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Petrovic fee accepted as Blackburn Rovers close in on Serbian". Lancashire Telegraph. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Petrovic having medical at Blackburn Rovers". Lancashire Telegraph. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Blackburn Rovers sign Serbia midfielder Radosav Petrovic". BBC Sport. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Blackburn vs Sheffield Wed – Petrovic Home Debut". Blackburn Rovers. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
  13. ^ "Rado departs for Turkey". Blackburn Rovers. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Serbia cut Brkic". fifa.com. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "R.Petrović". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

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