Saša Lukić

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Saša Lukić
Personal information
Full name Saša Lukić
Date of birth (1996-08-13) 13 August 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Šabac, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Torino
Number 7
Youth career
POFK Savacium
2009–2013 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2016 Partizan 27 (2)
2013–2015Teleoptik (loan) 39 (9)
2016– Torino 47 (2)
2017–2018Levante (loan) 16 (0)
National team
2012–2013 Serbia U17[a] 6 (1)
2015–2019 Serbia U21 21 (3)
2018– Serbia 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 November 2019

Saša Lukić (Serbian Cyrillic: Саша Лукић, pronounced [sǎʃa lǔːkitɕ, sâ-]; born 13 August 1996) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Torino and the Serbia national team.

Early life[edit]

Saša Lukić was born in Varna, village near Šabac, FR Yugoslavia on 13 August 1996.

Club career[edit]

Partizan[edit]

Saša Lukić started playing football at POFK Savacium, football school in Šabac, before joining Partizan as a trainee in August 2009.[1] He signed his first professional contract for the club in August 2013 on his 17th birthday, signing a three-year deal.

Loan to Teleoptik[edit]

In order to gain senior experience, Lukić was immediately loaned to Teleoptik.[2] He played regularly for the Opticians in the 2013–14 season, making 23 league appearances and scoring three goals, as the club failed to avoid relegation.

Return to Partizan[edit]

On 16 May 2015, Lukić made his competitive debut for Partizan and played the full match in a 1–1 home league draw with Novi Pazar.[3] On 17 July 2015, he entered in the game against Metalac, replacing Stefan Babović in first game of 2015–16 Serbian SuperLiga.[4] On 8 August, he scored his first official goal for Partizan in the final minutes of a 2–1 home win over Spartak Subotica.[5] Two weeks later, he scored his second goal for Partizan in 1–3 away league win over Borac Čačak.[6] On 26 August 2015, Lukić made his debut in the UEFA Champions League in the second leg of the play-off round against BATE Borisov.[7] On 22 October, he played his first match in UEFA Europa League group stage against Athletic Bilbao.[8] In the absence of some players he captained the team for several games.[9][10]

Torino[edit]

On 29 July 2016, Lukić was signed by Italian club Torino.[11] On 17 October, he made his debut in Serie A in a 4–1 win away to Palermo, replacing Mirko Valdifiori.

Levante (loan)[edit]

On 15 August 2017, Lukić was loaned to La Liga side Levante, for one year.[12]

International career[edit]

Lukić made his under-21 debut for Serbia during the 2017 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualification, coming on as a substitute in a 5–0 home victory over Lithuania on 8 September 2015.

On 7 September 2018, he made his debut for the Serbia national team in a 1–0 win against Lithuania.[13]

Style of play[edit]

Lukić is a quick, hardworking, versatile with good vision, passing, and technique and well-rounded midfielder, who is also capable of playing in several positions, due to his ability to aid his team both offensively and defensively. A right-footed player, he is usually deployed as a creative attacking midfielder, due to his vision, passing, technique, and striking ability, as well as his adeptness at making attacking runs.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 30 November 2019[15]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Teleoptik 2013–14 Serbian First League 23 3 0 0 0 0 23 3
2014–15 Serbian League Belgrade 16 6 0 0 0 0 16 6
Total 39 9 0 0 0 0 39 9
Partizan 2014–15 Serbian SuperLiga 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16 25 2 3 0 3 0 31 2
Total 25 2 3 0 3 0 31 2
Torino 2016–17 Serie A 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
2017–18 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19 24 2 1 0 0 0 25 2
2019–20 9 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 47 2 3 0 0 0 48 2
Levante (loan) 2017–18 La Liga 16 0 2 0 0 0 18 0
Career total 129 13 8 0 3 0 140 13

International[edit]

As of 14 November 2019[16]
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2018 6 0
2019 6 0
Total 12 0

Honours[edit]

Partizan

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only official UEFA matches included

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nadolaze 'mladi lavovi'" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Lukić Saša postao profesionalac u Partizanu" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Kraj odsviran sa tribina, remi Partizana nije pokvario šampionsku proslavu" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 16 May 2015. Retrieved 15 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Partizan – Metalac 4:0 (3:0)" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Ima pravde – ima Lukića!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
  6. ^ "KRAJ: Borac - Partizan 1:3! (VIDEO)" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  7. ^ "BATE advance after holding off Partizan rally". uefa.com. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Athletic conquer Partizan's Belgrade fortress". uefa.com. 22 October 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Treći test meč: Partizan – Shíjiāzhuāng Yǒngchāng 2:0 (1:0)" (in Serbian). FK Partizan.rs. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Četvrti test meč: Partizan – UFA 0:0" (in Serbian). FK Partizan.rs. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Lukic al Toro" (in Italian). Torino F.C. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  12. ^ "El Torino y el Levante pactan la cesión de Sasa Lukic por una temporada" [Torino and Levante agree for the loan of Sasa Lukic for one season] (in Spanish). Levante UD. 15 August 2017. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  13. ^ http://www.toronews.net/toro/lituania-serbia-0-1-per-lukic-ce-lesordio-in-nazionale/
  14. ^ "To je ta klasa 1996! Nije nam teško da po selima tražimo igrače kakav je Saša Lukić (VIDEO)" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  15. ^ "S. Lukić". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
  16. ^ "S. Lukić". Soccerway. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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