Uroš Matić

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Uroš Matić
Personal information
Full name Uroš Matić
Date of birth (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Šabac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
APOEL (on loan from Copenhagen)
Number 14
Youth career
Obrenovac 1905
Jedinstvo Ub
2008–2009 Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Košice 74 (8)
2013–2014 Benfica B 16 (0)
2014–2016 NAC Breda 73 (4)
2016–2017 Sturm Graz 20 (3)
2017– Copenhagen 24 (4)
2018–2019Austria Wien (loan) 31 (5)
2019–APOEL (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2009 Serbia U19 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:38, 14 April 2019 (UTC)

Uroš Matić (Serbian Cyrillic: Уpoш Maтић, pronounced [ǔroʃ mǎːtitɕ]; born 23 May 1990) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for the Cypriot club APOEL, on loan from Copenhagen.

Club career[edit]

Matić was born in Šabac in the Serbian Federal Republic. Moving from youth football to MFK Košice in 2008, he made his debut on 30 May 2009 as a substitute in second half of the match against Tatran Prešov. On 9 March 2013, in a 2–1 loss to Spartak Myjava, he scored a goal similar to one scored by Arjen Robben, but during extra time, he missed a penalty, firing the ball into the arms of Myjava goalkeeper Peter Solnička.

In early 2013, Matić joined his brother at Benfica in Portugal.[1][2] on a 1-year contract with the option to extend it for a further five years.[3] In 2014, at the same time as his brother left for Chelsea, he went on a trial at NAC Breda, who later, signed him on a permanent deal.[4]

International career[edit]

Matić made four appearances for the Serbia national under-19 football team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Personal life[edit]

Matić's older brother, Nemanja, plays for Manchester United and the Serbia national team.[5] Matić's maternal grandfather was born in Volkovija, now the Republic of North Macedonia, then settled with his family in Serbia; he has talked about joining the North Macedonian national team (as he is eligible through his descent).[6][7]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Copenhagen

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uros Matic faz testes". Record.pt. 17 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Uros Matic vai realizar um novo teste". record.pt. 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Benfica Acquire Namanja Matic Younger Brother Uros Matic!!". portufutebol.blogspot.pt. 22 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Uros Matic ruma ao NAC". record.xl.pt. 20 January 2014. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Serbian Uros Matic to play for Macedonia". 27 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Interview with Uroš Matić: I'm thinking of playing for Macedonia". Jovan Trpcheski. Macedonian football. 21 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Bývalý hráč Košíc bude reprezentovať Macedónsko". Sita Vydané. Smesk. 2 January 2015.

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