Ilija Martinović

Ilija Martinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Илија Мартиновић; born 31 January 1994) is a Montenegrin footballer who plays as a defender for Pakhtakor Tashkent.[1]

Ilija Martinović
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 28)
Place of birth Cetinje, FR Yugoslavia[1]
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Pakhtakor Tashkent
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2017 Lovćen 74 (2)
2013–2014Cetinje (loan) 12 (0)
2017–2020 Aluminij 63 (0)
2020–2022 Maribor 27 (2)
2022 Chornomorets Odesa 0 (0)
2022Dečić (loan) 6 (0)
2022– Pakhtakor Tashkent 0 (0)
National team
2015 Montenegro U21 1 (0)
2021– Montenegro 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 July 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 July 2021

Club careerEdit

In June 2020, Martinović signed a three-year contract with Slovenian PrvaLiga side Maribor.[2] He left the club in January 2022 after his contract was mutually terminated.[3] In the same month, he signed a contract with the Ukrainian Premier League team Chornomorets Odesa.[4] However, he left Ukraine just a month later when the war in Ukraine broke out,[5] and joined his homeland team Dečić on loan.[6]

International careerEdit

Martinović made one appearance for the Montenegro under-21 team in March 2015.[7] He made his debut for the senior team on 27 March 2021 in a World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ilija Martinović". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  2. ^ Plestenjak, Rok (19 June 2020). "Maribor ujel veliko okrepitev, za katero ni odštel niti evra" (in Slovenian). Siol. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  3. ^ "V Mariboru so potrdili tudi nov odhod: Odhaja branilec, ki je samovoljno zapustil klub in s tem porabil vse kredite" (in Slovenian). Nogomania. 11 January 2022. Retrieved 11 January 2022.
  4. ^ Janičić, Svetozar (14 January 2022). "Ilija Martinović se preselio iz Maribora u Odesu". Sportklub (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  5. ^ Janičić, Svetozar (27 February 2022). "Ilija Martinović stigao iz Odese u Crnu Goru". Sportklub (in Serbian). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Ilija Martinović potpisao za Dečić". cdm.me. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Ilija Martinović – Fudbalski savez Crne Gore". fscg.me. Football Association of Montenegro. Retrieved 21 December 2021.
  8. ^ "Ilija Martinović » WC Qualifiers Europe 2021/2022". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 December 2021.

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