Delibašić in action for Rayo Vallecano in 2012
|Full name||Andrija Delibašić|
|Date of birth||24 April 1981|
|Place of birth||Nikšić, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2005||→ Benfica (loan)||3||(0)|
|2005–2006||→ Braga (loan)||10||(4)|
|2006||→ AEK Athens (loan)||10||(1)|
|2007||→ Beira-Mar (loan)||11||(1)|
|2007–2008||→ Real Sociedad (loan)||33||(6)|
|1998–1999||FR Yugoslavia U18||5||(2)|
|2001–2004||Serbia and Montenegro U21||20||(6)|
|2004||Serbia and Montenegro U23||3||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
After starting out at Partizan he went on to spend most of his career in Spain, representing Mallorca, Real Sociedad, Hércules and Rayo Vallecano and amassing totals of 208 matches and 47 goals the two major levels combined. He also competed professionally in Portugal and Greece.
Born in Nikšić, SR Montenegro, SFR Yugoslavia, Delibašić started his professional career at FK Partizan, where he played for three-and-a-half seasons. In January 2004 he transferred to RCD Mallorca, never establishing himself in the first team, his best output occurring in his first season with four goals in 17 matches; in early 2005 he started a spell with S.L. Benfica, that proved to be short and unsuccessful as he saw only a few minutes of action.
For 2005–06, Delibašić was loaned again, still to a Portuguese Primeira Liga club, S.C. Braga. The following campaign, two more loan spells befell: starting off at AEK Athens F.C. in January 2007 he was released and returned to Portugal, appearing for lowly S.C. Beira-Mar; his first match for the latter was against U.D. Leiria on 4 February.
In the 2007 pre-season, Delibašić came back to Mallorca and had some solid performances, scoring six goals in two matches – that was not enough to remain with the team, however, as they loaned him out again, this time to Real Sociedad of the Spanish second division. He was definitely released on 5 August 2008, joining Hércules CF (also second level) on a free transfer and penning a two-year contract.
After two seasons as first-choice with the Alicante team, achieving top flight promotion in 2010, Delibašić moved to another side in the second tier, Rayo Vallecano. He contributed with seven goals in 30 games, as the Madrilenians also reached the top flight.
Delibašić played for the Serbia and Montenegro under-21 team that finished runners-up at the 2004 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Germany. A couple of months later, he was also part of the Olympic team that exited in the first round.
After a loss of form dropped him from international play, Delibašić's chances for a callup increased in mid-2006 as Montenegro separated from Serbia and became an independent country, with him now eligible to play for the newly formed national team due to his birthplace. However, even before Montenegro's inaugural match squad was announced, he voiced his dissatisfaction in the press about not being contacted by Montenegrin football officials at all and then said that he would never play for the national team in the future, if he was not included on the list of inaugural callups.
In September 2009, Delibašić was summoned for Montenegro's match with Bulgaria, but did not play in the 1–4 defeat on the 5th. He finally made his debut on 10 October, scoring the 2–1 winner against Georgia; both matches were 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
Delibašić scored his second goal for the national team on 7 October 2011, a dramatic 2–2 home draw against England that led Montenegro to the UEFA Euro 2012 playoffs. He helped the hosts come from behind 0–2 with his last-minute header.
|1||10 October 2009||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro||Georgia||2010 World Cup qualiciation|
|2||7 October 2011||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro||England||Euro 2012 qualifying|
|3||11 September 2012||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||2014 World Cup qualification|
|4||11 September 2012||Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle, San Marino||San Marino||2014 World Cup qualification|
|5||14 November 2012||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro||San Marino||2014 World Cup qualification|
|6||14 November 2012||Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro||San Marino||2014 World Cup qualification|
- Delibasic, el trotamundos del gol (Delibasic, the goal globetrotter); Marca, 12 April 2013 (in Spanish)
- Delibasic bound for Benfica; UEFA, 31 January 2005
- Braga increase attacking options; UEFA, 9 August 2005
- "Roma relança a esperança" [Roma relaunches hope] (in Portuguese). Correio da Manhã. 5 February 2007. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- El Mallorca le mete una decena al Mittersill (Mallorca put ten past Mittersill); Marca, 24 July 2007 (in Spanish)
- Delibašić u Real Sosijedadu (Delibašić to Real Sociedad); B92, 5 August 2007 (in Serbian)
- "Delibasic y Aguilar, nuevos fichajes" [Delibasic and Aguilar, new signings] (in Spanish). Diario Información. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- El delantero Andrija Delibasic completa la plantilla del Rayo (Forward Andrija Delibasic completes Rayo squad); Marca, 19 August 2010 (in Spanish)
- Diego Acedo (12 May 2011). "El uno a uno del Rayo" [Rayo one by one] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- El Rayo Vallecano sube a Primera (Rayo Vallecano promote to Primera); 20 minutos, 22 May 2011 (in Spanish)
- "Delibasic critica el trato del Rayo a Casado" [Delibasic lambasts Rayo's treatment of Casado] (in Spanish). Marca. 6 July 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- Delibasic... Lembra-se? Vai jogar no Ratchaburi (Delibasic... Do you remember? He will play in Ratchaburi) Archived 3 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine; A Bola, 13 February 2014 (in Portuguese)
- Nine-man Belarus blow out; UEFA, 1 June 2004
- Andrija Delibašić – FIFA competition record
- "Andrija Delibašić: Neka me izbrišu zauvijek" [Andrija Delibašić: I will be forever ineligible] (PDF) (in Serbian). Arena. 13 March 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 5 August 2007.
- Debutant Delibasic propels Montenegro; FIFA, 10 October 2009
- England qualify, Montenegro in play-offs; UEFA, 7 October 2011
- "V. Setúbal triunfante 38 anos depois" [V. Setúbal triumphant 38 years later] (in Portuguese). TSF. 29 May 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
- Andrija Delibašić at BDFutbol
- Andrija Delibašić at ForaDeJogo
- Andrija Delibašić at National-Football-Teams.com
- Andrija Delibašić – UEFA competition record
- Andrija Delibašić at Soccerway
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