Vujadin Savić

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Vujadin Savić
Vujadin Savić 2017.jpg
Savić with Red Star in 2017
Personal information
Full name Vujadin Savić
Date of birth (1990-07-01) 1 July 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
Number 90
Youth career
1998–2007 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 Red Star Belgrade 14 (0)
2007–2009Rad (loan) 25 (0)
2010–2014 Bordeaux 10 (1)
2011–2014Bordeaux II 14 (1)
2012–2013Dynamo Dresden (loan) 34 (0)
2014Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 6 (0)
2015 Watford 0 (0)
2015–2017 Sheriff Tiraspol 34 (4)
2017– Red Star Belgrade 36 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Serbia U19 2 (1)
2009–2012 Serbia U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 February 2012

Vujadin Savić (Serbian Cyrillic: Вујадин Савић; born 1 July 1990) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a central defender for SuperLiga club Red Star Belgrade.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

He was eight years old when he began training for the Red Star Belgrade, where he passed all age categories. Between 2007 and 2009 he played for FK Rad before returning to Red Star where he would play in the first squad until 2010 when he moved to France and signed with Bordeaux.[2] In January 2012, he went on loan to Dynamo Dresden for the rest of 2011–12 season.[3]

On 23 January 2015 Savić signed for English Championship club, Watford until the end of the season.[4] However, he was one of three released by Watford following their promotion to the Barclays Premier League in 2015, and left without making an appearance for the club.[5]

In 2015, Savić joined Sheriff Tiraspol, where he made a total of 40 appearances and 4 goals in all competitions over two seasons. He scored a bicycle kick in a league match against FC Zaria Bălți on September 19, 2015.[6]

Return to Red Star Belgrade[edit]

In June 2017, Savić returned to his home club, Red Star Belgrade on a two-year contract.[7] In his first season back in Belgrade, Red Star became the first team in history to make it to the 2018 Europa League knockout phase from the first qualifying round.[8] It was also Red Star's first season surviving the group stage of a UEFA competition in 26 years.[8] During the 2017 season, coach Vladan Milojević played Savić in reputable defensive partnerships with Srđan Babić[8] and Damien Le Tallec. With Savić, Red Star conceded only two goals in the 2017 Europa League group stage; it was the second best defense in the Europa League group stage behind eventual semi-finalists Red Bull Salzburg.[8] In May 2018, Savić was elected in the best 11 players for the 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga season, by clubs captains' and managers' choice.[9] The following season, Savić managed to guide Red Star to their first ever UEFA Champions League appearance. During the qualifying rounds, playing mostly in tandem with Miloš Degenek, Red Star managed to concede only three goals. In absence of club captain Nenad Milijaš, Savić captained Red Star in all four of the games he featured in. In two out of those four games, both home against Napli and Liverpool, Red Star managed to keep a clean sheet. He played the first half against Liverpool at Anfield but was substituted at half-time due to injury. He missed the remaining two games against Napoli in Naples and Paris Saint-Germain in Belgrade also because of injury. On 25 January 2019, Savić extended his contract with Red Star to the summer of 2022.[10]

International career[edit]

Savić represented Serbia at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. In March 2018, Savić got a first call to the Serbia national football team under coach Mladen Krstajić, for friendly games against Morocco and Nigeria.[11] He failed to make a debut due to injury.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 25 July 2018[13]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rad (loan) 2007–08[2] First League 7 0 0 0 7 0
2008–09[2] SuperLiga 18 0 0 0 18 0
Total 25 0 0 0 25 0
Red Star Belgrade 2009–10 SuperLiga 14 0 0 0 3 0 17 0
Bordeaux 2010–11 Ligue 1 7 1 1[a] 0 8 1
2011–12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 2 0 1[b] 0 1[c] 0 4 0
Total 10 1 2 0 1 0 13 1
Bordeaux II 2011–12 CFA 2 9 1 9 1
2013–14 5 0 5 0
Total 14 1 14 1
Dynamo Dresden (loan) 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 13 0 13 0
2012–13 21 0 2 0 23 0
Total 34 0 2 0 36 0
Arminia Bielefeld (loan) 2013–14 2. Bundesliga 6 0 6 0
Watford 2014–15 Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sheriff 2015–16 National Division 18 1 1 0 0 0 19 1
2016–17 16 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 21 4
Total 34 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 40 5
Red Star Belgrade 2017–18 SuperLiga 17 0 2 0 15[c] 0 34 0
2018–19 5 0 0 0 11[d] 0 16 0
Total 22 0 2 0 26 0 50 0
Career total 159 6 10 1 32 0 0 0 203 7
  1. ^ Including an appearance in the Coupe de la Ligue
  2. ^ Including an appearance in the Coupe de France
  3. ^ a b All appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League

Personal life[edit]

Vujadin is a son of Serbian former professional footballer Dušan Savić.[14] He has three children with unmarried spouse Mirka Vasiljević, who is an actress.[15] Savić was named after Serbian coach and former player Vujadin Boškov.[16] He is also nicknamed Giška by his ancestor Đorđe Božović.[17][18]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Red Star Belgrade
Sheriff

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Вујадин Савић. Red Star Belgrade official website (in Serbian). Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Savic, Vujadin". srbijafudbal.com. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Vujadin Savić u Cvajti" (in Serbian). mozzartsport.com. January 23, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  4. ^ "Ben Watson leaves to join Watford". BBC. January 23, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "Watford will release Marco Motta, Luke O'Nien and Vujadin Savic while the club are in discussions with Heurelho Gomes, Hornets legend Lloyd Doyley and Rene Gilmartin". Watford Observer (in Serbian). 19 May 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  6. ^ [1] Aleksandar Obrenović. Sportske: "Makazice" Vujadina Savića za spas Šerifa! ‹See Tfd›(in Serbian) September 20, 2015. Accessed May 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Вујадин Савић се вратио у Звезду. Radio Television of Serbia (in Serbian). 17 June 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d Euan McTear (December 11, 2017). "Tifo Football: How Red Star Belgrade returned from the European football wilderness". Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Super liga: Održana manifestacija Prvi tim, priznanja u rukama najboljih". Serbian SuperLiga official website (in Serbian). 14 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  10. ^ Савић продужио верност клубу. crvenazvezdafk.com (in Serbian). 25 January 2019. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  11. ^ Крстајић позвао Савића, повратак Басте. Dnevnik (in Serbian). 10 March 2018. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Vujadin Savić ostaje u Beogradu". mozzartsport.com (in Serbian). 21 March 2018. Retrieved 22 March 2018.
  13. ^ a b c d e f "V.Savić on Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Vujadin Savić sin Dušana Savića" (in Serbian). Večernje novosti. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  15. ^ "SAVIĆ ZA ALO! OTKRIVA Evo kada će Vujadin odvesti Mirku pred oltar!" (in Serbian). Alo!. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  16. ^ Blic (2017-07-01). "Čast i odgovornost: Vujadin Savić otkrio po kome je dobio ime" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  17. ^ ""Otvorenih karata" sa... Vujadinom Savićem!" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  18. ^ "Vujadin Savić: Giška mi je bio pradeda" (in Serbian). Kurir. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 25 July 2018.

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