Siniša Ubiparipović

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Siniša Ubiparipović
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Personal information
Full name Siniša Ubiparipović
Date of birth (1983-08-25) 25 August 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Zenica, Yugoslavia
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Čelik Zenica
1993–1999 Modriča Maxima[1]
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 UIC 20 (8)
2003–2006 Akron 61 (26)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Cleveland Internationals 2 (0)
2006 Chicago Fire Premier 12 (3)
2007–2010 New York Red Bulls 69 (2)
2007 Minnesota Thunder (loan) 1 (1)
2011 Montreal Impact (NASL) 10 (3)
2012–2013 Montreal Impact 13 (2)
2013 Minnesota United (loan) 7 (0)
2014–2015 Ottawa Fury 48 (9)
2016–2017 Indy Eleven 34 (1)
Total 196 (21)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:36, 8 November 2017 (UTC).

Siniša Ubiparipović (Serbian Cyrillic: Синиша Убипариповић; born 25 August 1983) is a retired Bosnian Serb footballer.

Early life[edit]

Ubiparipović was born in the town of Zenica, at the time part of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, to an ethnic Serb family.[2] Prior to the outbreak of the Bosnian War in 1992, the Ubiparipović family moved to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, to escape the conflict, eventually coming to the United States in 1999.[3]

His first contact with organized soccer was in the youth ranks of Čelik Zenica as a small child.[1]

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Ubiparipović began his college soccer career at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002, before transferring to the University of Akron, where he played from 2004 to 2006. At Akron, he was named an NSCAA All-American his last two years, and was the 2006 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year.[4] During his college years Ubiparipović also played in the USL Premier Development League for both Cleveland Internationals and Chicago Fire Premier. While with the Chicago Fire Premier he was named to the Premier Development League's All-Central Conference team.

Professional[edit]

Ubiparipović playing for New York Red Bulls

Ubiparipović was drafted in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls.[5] During his initial campaign with New York he appeared in 12 regular season matches and both of the club's playoff matches. He was also loaned out for one match during the 2007 season to Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division, tallying one goal in a 4–2 loss to Rochester Rhinos.[6][7]

During the 2008 season Ubiparipović appeared in 16 regular season matches and scored his first league goal. On 10 August 2008, Ubiparipović scored the fourth goal in New York's 4–1 victory over league rival D.C. United. During the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, he started all of the teams 4 playoff games helping lead the club to the 2008 MLS Cup final. In the 2009 season Siniša made a career-high 23 appearances for Red Bulls. On 20 March 2010, Ubiparipović started at left wing for Red Bulls in a 3–1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena.[8] On 12 May 2010 Ubiparipović scored his second goal for New York Red Bulls in a 3–0 victory over New England Revolution in a 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification match.[9]

His contract expired with New York Red Bulls after the 2010 season and he became a free agent. On 2 August 2011 Ubiparipović signed with Montreal Impact of the North American Soccer League. In 10 games with Montreal, Ubiparipović registered three goals and four assists, and was recognized as the clubs newcomer of the year.[10] On 1 November 2011, it was announced that Ubiparipović re-signed to continue with the Impact in 2012, the team's first year in Major League Soccer.[11]

On 6 February 2014, Ubiparipović signed with Ottawa Fury FC of the NASL. He was a key player in helping Ottawa to the 2015 NASL fall season title as he scored 5 goals and recorded 8 assists in 26 matches. He later signed with Indy Eleven on December 15, 2015.[12]

On 20 September 2017, Ubiparipović announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2017 season.[13][14]

Personal[edit]

Siniša's brother Slaviša Ubiparipović played for Cleveland Internationals in the USL Premier Development League in 2008 and currently plays for the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 29 October 2017 2017[15][16]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
New York Red Bulls 2007 MLS 12 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2008 16 0 1 0 4 0 20 0
2009 23 1 2 0 2 0 23 1
2010 18 1 3 1 18 1
Total 69 2 7 1 2 0 6 0 84 3
Montreal Impact 2013 NASL 10 3 0 0 10 3
Montreal Impact 2012 MLS 12 2 2 0 14 2
2013 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Minnesota United (loan) 2013 NASL 7 0 0 0 7 0
Ottawa Fury 2014 NASL 24 4 1 0 - - 25 4
2015 24 5 2 0 - 2 0 28 5
Total 48 9 3 0 - - 2 0 53 9
Indy Eleven 2016 NASL 14 0 1 0 - 2 1 17 1
2017 20 0 0 0 - - 20 0
Total 34 0 1 0 - - 2 1 37 1
Career total 182 16 14 1 2 0 10 1 208 18

Honors[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

Montreal Impact[edit]

Ottawa Fury[edit]

Indy Eleven[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vujcic, Djuradj (2014-03-30). "Sinisa Ubiparipovic RedNation Online Interview". Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (12 April 2012). "Impact holdovers enjoying time in MLS". Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Soccer a comfort in the face of war". MLSnet.com. 8 January 2007. Archived from the original on 11 January 2007. Retrieved 31 March 2007. 
  4. ^ "Sinisa Ubiparipović bio". University of Akron. Retrieved 31 March 2007. 
  5. ^ "New York Red Bulls sign five players" (Press release). New York Red Bulls. 26 March 2007. Archived from the original on 12 June 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2007. 
  6. ^ "MYSTERY GOAL-SCORER (UPDATED) Ubiparipovic strikes for Thunder in loss". Bigapplesoccer.com. 28 July 2007. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Demosphere International, Inc. (28 July 2007). "United Soccer Leagues (USL)". Uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "THE STARTING XI Salou, Kandji partner up top". Bigapplesoccer.com. 20 March 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  9. ^ Kristian Dyer (12 May 2010). "Wolyniec scores twice in Open Cup". Mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 26 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Montreal Impact". Montreal Impact. Archived from the original on 20 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  11. ^ "Montreal Impact". Montreal Impact. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.nasl.com/news/2015/12/15/indy-eleven-acquires-veteran-midfielder-sinisa-ubiparipovic
  13. ^ "Midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic Announces Retirement After 2017 Season". indyeleven.com. Indy Eleven. 20 September 2017. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "From One Road to Another". indyeleven.com. Indy Eleven. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  15. ^ "S.Ubiparipović". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Sinisa Ubiparipovic". mlssoccer.com. MLS. Retrieved 26 September 2017. 

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