Deni Hočko

Deni Hočko (born 22 April 1994) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron and the Montenegro national football team.

Deni Hočko
Deni Hočko, Czech Rp.-Montenegro EURO 2020 QR 10-06-2019.jpg
Hočko with Montenegro in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Mouscron
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2013 Lovćen 26 (0)
2013–2017 Budućnost 117 (7)
2017–2019 Famalicão 63 (1)
2019– Mouscron 24 (0)
National team
2010 Montenegro U17 2 (0)
2012 Montenegro U19 3 (0)
2013–2015 Montenegro U21 7 (0)
2018– Montenegro 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:18, 28 May 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 03:55, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

BudućnostEdit

Hočko was born in Cetinje, Montenegro. He joined Budućnost from his hometown club Lovćen in 2013. In his first season at the club, Budućnost fielded the youngest team in the entire Montenegrin First League that season.[1] One teammate at Budućnost belonging to Hočko's generation was Momčilo Raspopović, who was also born in 1994. They both ended up playing together in Montenegro's national team from 2019.

FamalicãoEdit

On 21 July 2017, Hočko signed a two-year contract with Portuguese club Famalicão.[2] In his second season at the club, Famalicão finished in second place in the 2018–19 LigaPro, earning promotion to Portugal's Primeira Liga for the first time since the 1993–94 season.[3]

MouscronEdit

On 28 June 2019, Hočko signed a three-year contract with Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron.[4]

International careerEdit

On 28 May 2018, Hočko made his debut for Montenegro under coach Ljubiša Tumbaković in a 0–0 tie with Bosnia and Herzegovina.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davide Capogrossi (21 April 2014). "ESCLUSIVA - Il talento del giovane Hocko: "Giocare nella Lazio sarebbe un sogno, ma ora penso a migliorare con il mio club!"". La Lazio Siamo Noi (in Italian). Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Hočko potpisao na dvije godine". Vijesti (in Serbian). 14 November 2019.
  3. ^ A. Tomović (4 May 2019). "CETINJANIN SA "FAMALIKAOM" IZBORIO PLASMAN U PRVU PORTUGALSKU LIGU, HOČKO: ČAST JE BITI DIO ISTORIJE". RTV Cetinje (in Serbian). Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Deni Hocko s'engage avec l'Excel Mouscron". Notélé (in French). 28 June 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Kakav jubilej - Hočko 100. fudbaler koji je zaigrao za Crnu Goru". Vijesti (in Serbian). 28 May 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 11 September 2020.

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