Lazar Popović

Lazar Popović (Serbian Cyrillic: Лазар Поповић, born 10 January 1983 in Belgrade) is a Serbian footballer who is currently a free agent. He plays as a striker.

Lazar Popović
Personal information
Date of birth (1983-01-10) 10 January 1983 (age 38)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1995–2000 FK Čukarički
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 FK Čukarički 25 (6)
2005–2006 Brest 29 7 (1)
2006–2009 FK Čukarički 83 (30)
2009–2010 Daegu FC 10 (1)
2010–2011 FK Željezničar 48 (12)
2011–2012 Perak FA 14 (93)
2012–2014 FK Kukësi 35 (19)
2014–2015 KS Kastrioti 8 (1)
2015 Kavala 0 (0)
2015 FK Lokomotiva 0 (0)
National team
2004–2005 Serbia and Montenegro U-21 7 (4)
2005–2006 Serbia and Montenegro U-23 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2012

Popović was a member of the Serbia and Montenegro youth teams.

Club careerEdit

Popović started his professional career in FK Čukarički Stankom and played for the club between 2000 and 2009, he also made a small appearance in Ligue 2 with Stade Brestois 29 in the 2005/2006 season.

In March 2009 he made a move to South Korea and Daegu FC. However, he was released in June 2009 from the club after failing to score goals. In August the same year Popović signed a contract with the Bosnian side FK Željezničar Sarajevo. In May 2010 he won the Premijer Liga with Željezničar and was also a runner-up in the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

After Popović have been released from his contract with Željezničar, he had an unsuccessful trial with Albanian Superliga team KF Skënderbeu Korçë in June 2011.[citation needed]

In December 2011, he signed with Malaysia Super League side Perak FA. Earlier reports from Malaysian media quoted Perak management have released Popović from his contract on 1 April 2012,[1] however later reports stated that Perak management have retained his services until 16 April, the last day for registration window for import players.[2] On 14 April 2012 he managed to score his only goal for Perak in his final game with the team, in a 3–1 win against Sabah FA.[3][4] He ended his stint with Perak with only one goal in 16 appearances in all competitions (14 league matches and 2 cup matches).

After his release from Perak, he returned to Europe to join Albanian Superliga team FK Kukësi for the 2012–2013 season.[5] At Kukësi, Popović enjoyed some renaissance to his career, becoming his club top scorer in 2012–13 with 20 goals, including 16 goals in the league to make him second top scorer in the league and helping his club to 2nd position overall that season.

Later in his career, he played for KS Kastrioti, Kavala and FK Lokomotiva with less success. He retired in 2016.[6]

International careerEdit

Lazar appeared for the Serbia and Montenegro U-21 and U-23 teams during 2004–2006.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Kontrak Popovic berakhir 1 April" [Popovic's contract ends on 1 April] (in Malay). Utusan Malaysia. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Azizan Hashim. "Popovic kekal di Perak hingga tengah bulan ini" [Popovic stays at Perak until middle of this month] (in Malay). Harian Metro. Retrieved 6 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Perak harap terima ITC penyerang Cameroon esok" [Perak hopes to receive Cameroon's striker ITC tomorrow] (in Malay). Sinar Harian. 15 April 2012. Archived from the original on 16 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "PKNS shock LionsXII". New Straits Times. 15 April 2012. Retrieved 16 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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