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Bojan Djordjic (Serbian: Бојан Ђорђић or Bojan Đorđić, born 6 February 1982) is a Swedish former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Bojan Djordjic
Bojan Djordjic watching an AIK match.jpg
Djordjic watching an AIK match in March 2013
Personal information
Full name Bojan Djordjic[1]
Date of birth (1982-02-06) 6 February 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Playing position Left winger
Attacking midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 Brommapojkarna 6 (0)
1999–2005 Manchester United 1 (0)
2001–2002Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 5 (0)
2002–2003AGF (loan) 26 (0)
2003–2004Red Star Belgrade (loan) 24 (1)
2005 Rangers 5 (0)
2005–2007 Plymouth Argyle 44 (4)
2008–2010 AIK 43 (0)
2010–2011 Videoton 4 (0)
2010–2011Videoton II 3 (1)
2011–2012 Blackpool 0 (0)
2012 Royal Antwerp 5 (0)
2012–2013 Brommapojkarna 25 (0)
2014 Vasalund 13 (0)
2014–2015 Chennaiyin 11 (0)
Total 215 (6)
National team
1997–2000 Sweden U18 20 (1)
2001–2003 Sweden U21 9 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:57, 24 November 2014 (UTC)


Born in Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia, to Serbian professional footballer Ranko Đorđić, Djordjic started his career at IF Brommapojkarna before moving to Manchester United in 1999 as a youth player. Although considered a budding talent, having been awarded the club's Jimmy Murphy Player of the Year Award at the age of 18, he only made two competitive appearances for the club. He also scored with a chip in a 2–0 win against Celtic in Tom Boyd's testimonial at Celtic Park on 15 May 2001, after coming on as a substitute for Ryan Giggs.

He was loaned to Sheffield Wednesday, Aarhus GF and Red Star Belgrade, where he scored his first senior goal against Odense BK in the 2003–04 UEFA Cup before moving to Rangers in January 2005 on a free transfer. On 9 January 2005 he made his full debut against Celtic in the Scottish Cup. However, injuries limited his chances to establish himself in the first team at Ibrox and he moved to Plymouth Argyle on at the end of the 2004–05 season having made four league appearances during Rangers title winning campaign. Other club interested in the winger was Stockholm-based side AIK, the club that Djordjic supports.[3]

On 24 August 2006, after spending just over a season at Plymouth, Djordjic was placed on the transfer list by manager Ian Holloway as a result of his sometimes lax attitude towards the team when playing and training. He was promised the opportunity to get back into the first team once his attitude improved.

Djordjic finally returned to the starting lineup after he scored eight goals in five games for the reserves and after exactly a three-month absence, on 18 November 2006, scoring in the fifth minute in a 1–1 away draw at Southend United. He was removed from the transfer list the following week, and went on to score in the next two consecutive games (Leeds United and Luton Town).

On 19 October 2007, Djordjic's contract was terminated by mutual consent due to lack of first-team opportunities.[4] On 13 November, it was officially announced he had signed a two-year deal with Swedish club AIK.[5] His first season for the club has not been what he was hoping for with several injuries and on 13 September 2008 he was injured once again and missed the remaining eight matches of the season.[6] His first match for AIK was against Kalmar FF on 30 March 2008 in the first game of the 2008 season.[7] During the 2009 transfer season, Djordjic was approached by Maccabi Haifa which offering him a contract, however Djordjic rejected saying that he wanted to stay with the club in his heart AIK.[8]

Due the start of the season of 2010, AIK was underperforming as defending champions. This led that club was struggling to avoid relegation. The coach Mikael Stahre left for Panionios GSS and lots of criticism where aimed at the teams bad performances. On 28 June media reported that the Hungarian club Videoton had bought both Djordjic and Martin Mutumba.[9] The director of the Hungarian club compared Djordjic with Roberto Baggio and Mutumba was compared with Ronaldinho.[10] The transfer led to many speculations in media, especially since AIK had appointed the Scottish manager Alex Miller only a couple of days before the transfer were made. The players claimed that it was Mr. Millers decision to let the players go, but the organization of AIK claimed that they got such a good offer that they could not refuse to sell.[9] One year later, he terminated his contract that would have expired 2013.

Djordjic joined Blackpool on a two-year contract in June 2011, reuniting him with manager Holloway.[11] "Ollie (Ian Holloway) is one of the few managers to get the best out of me and I always thought about that," he said. "It's a big step when you're 29 to come back to English football to a club that's just been relegated from the Premier League."[12] In December 2011 it was reported by the Daily Mail that Blackpool had been referred to the PFA for paying only £90 per week as wages to Bojan Djordjic with all additional payment being appearance-based – a claim Djordjic later said had been fabricated.[13] His salary is believed to be a minimum of around £160,000 annually, with before bonuses.[14] He cancelled his contract with Blackpool by mutual consent on 9 January 2012.[15] On 4 February, he signed an agreement with Royal Antwerp.

On 21 August 2014, Djordjic was a picked in the inaugural ISL International Draft, signing for Chennaiyin.[16]



  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2007). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2007–08. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 111. ISBN 978-1-84596-246-3.
  2. ^ "Bojan Đorđić". FC Goa. Archived from the original on 16 April 2015. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Bojan: Om AIK vill ha mig ska jag tänka på det". 19 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Plymouth end Djordjic's contract". BBC News. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Bojan Djordjic klar för AIK". 13 November 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  6. ^ Bojan Djordjic opererad[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ AIK närmast segern i underhållande match[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Foto: Joel Marklund. "Hearts vill ha Bojan Djordjic". Archived from the original on 5 February 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  9. ^ a b "Chocken: Guldhjältarna lämnar mästarlaget | AIK | Allsvenskan | Sverige | Fotboll | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  10. ^ "Jämför Mutumba och Bojan: med Ronaldinho och Baggio | AIK | Allsvenskan | Sverige | Fotboll | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 16 July 2010.
  11. ^ Anderson, David (29 June 2011). "Blackpool sign ex-Man United midfielder as Adam replacement". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  12. ^ "Blackpool complete deal to sign Bojan Djordjic". BBC Sport. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  13. ^ "Blackpool pay United old boy £90 a week while John O'Shea stumps up for his digs". Daily Mail. London. 4 December 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
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  15. ^ "Djordjic leaves Blackpool". Sky Sports. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  16. ^ "ISL Draft: Kerala Blasters snap up Michael Chopra, Team Chennai sign Bernard Mendy". 21 August 2014. Retrieved 21 August 2014.

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