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Aleksandar Ignjovski (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Игњовски; born 27 January 1991) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Holstein Kiel.

Aleksandar Ignjovski
Aleks Ignjovski 1860 2009.JPG
Ignjovski at practice with 1860 Munich in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Ignjovski
Date of birth (1991-01-27) 27 January 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Pančevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder, right-back
Club information
Current team
Holstein Kiel
Youth career
1998–2008 OFK Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 OFK Beograd 23 (3)
2009–20111860 Munich (loan) 53 (0)
2011–2014 Werder Bremen 60 (1)
2014–2016 Eintracht Frankfurt 38 (0)
2016–2018 SC Freiburg 19 (0)
2018–2019 1. FC Magdeburg 17 (0)
2019– Holstein Kiel 0 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Serbia U21 10 (1)
2012– Serbia 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:08, 21 July 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:49, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

Born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Ignjovski played in his first season as senior in 2008 for the Serbian SuperLiga club OFK Beograd, playing twenty three games and scoring three goals during that season.[1] On 8 July 2009, he was loaned to 2. Bundesliga club TSV 1860 Munich.

At the end of the loan, Ignjovski returned to Belgrade before signing for Werder Bremen.[2] On 1 April 2014, he stated his decision not renew his contract at the club.[3] In this time at Werder Bremen, he made 60 league appearances scoring 1 goal.[4]

On 3 April 2014, it was announced that Ignjovski had signed a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt with effect from the season 2014–15, where he was reunited with his former manager at Werder, Thomas Schaaf.[4] He made his debut for Frankfurt 23 August 2014 in a 1–0 win against SC Freiburg.[5]

In June 2016, Ignjovski signed for SC Freiburg.[6] He made his league debut for Freiburg on 28 August 2016 in a 2–1 loss to Hertha Berlin being replaced by Onur Bulut in the 66th minute.[7]

On 21 July 2019, Ignjovski joined Holstein Kiel on a two-year deal.[8][9]

International careerEdit

Ignjovski was a member of Serbian U-21 team from 2009. Due to his Macedonian background, in March 2010 Macedonia national football team coach Mirsad Jonuz officially stated his desire to have him play for Macedonia however this never materialised.[10] Instead, he made his debut for the Serbia national football team[11] on 28 February 2012 in Larnaca, Cyprus, in a friendly match against Armenia.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 22 July 2019[12]
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
OFK Beograd 2008–09 Superliga Srbije 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
Total 23 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 3
1860 Munich (loan) 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 30 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 32 0
2010–11 23 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 25 0
Total 53 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 57 0
Werder Bremen 2011–12 Bundesliga 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0
2012–13 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 1
2013–14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Total 60 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 61 1
Eintracht Frankfurt 2014–15 Bundesliga 20 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
2015–16 18 0 0 0 0 0 1[a] 0 19 0
Total 38 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 41 0
Freiburg 2016–17 Bundesliga 19 0 2 0 21 0
2017–18 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 1 0
Total 19 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 22 0
1. FC Magdeburg 2018–19 2. Bundesliga 17 0 0 0 17 0
Career total 210 4 9 0 1 0 1 0 221 4
  1. ^ Appearance in the Bundesliga relegation play-offs
  2. ^ Appearance in the UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of 22 July 2019[13]
Serbian national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 10 0
2013 1 0
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 1 0
Total 12 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Aleksandar Ignjovski verstärkt die Löwen" (in German). tsv1860.de. 8 July 2009. Archived from the original on 11 July 2009. Retrieved 8 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Wechsel von Alexander Ignjovski zu Werder perfekt" [Alexandar Ignjovski's transfer to Werder complete]. official website (in German). Werder Bremen. 4 August 2011. Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  3. ^ "Ignjovski liefert die Begründung". kicker Online (in German). 1 April 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Perfekt: Ignjovski kommt nach Frankfurt". kicker Online (in German). 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  5. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2014/08/23/germany/bundesliga/eintracht-frankfurt/sc-freiburg/1713105/
  6. ^ ""Viel Bundesligaerfahrung": Freiburg holt Ignjovski". kicker Online (in German). 14 June 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  7. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/matches/2016/08/28/germany/bundesliga/hertha-bsc-berlin/sc-freiburg/2254909/
  8. ^ "KSV verpflichtet Aleksandar Ignjovski" (in German). Holstein Kiel. 21 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Kiel verpflichtet "routinierten Zweikämpfer" Ignjovski". kicker Online (in German). 21 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Aleksandar Ignjovski" (in Serbian). reprezentacija.rs. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Aleksandar Ignjovski". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  12. ^ "A.Ignjovski". Soccerway. Perform Group. Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  13. ^ Aleksandar Ignjovski at National-Football-Teams.com

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