Ljubiša Vukelja (Serbian Cyrillic: Љубиша Вукеља; born 22 July 1983) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Nordvärmland FF in Sweden.

Ljubiša Vukelja
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Vukelja with Vasas
Personal information
Full name Ljubiša Vukelja
Date of birth (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Novi Sad, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Nordvärmland FF
Number 11
Youth career
1993–1995 ŽSK Žabalj
1995–2001 Vojvodina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2006 Vojvodina 107 (22)
2006–2007 Partizan 8 (0)
2007Ethnikos Achna (loan) 3 (0)
2008 Vojvodina 4 (0)
2008–2010 Borac Banja Luka 24 (6)
2009Vasas (loan) 11 (2)
2011 Śląsk Wrocław 1 (0)
2011 Slavija Sarajevo 6 (1)
2012 Čelik Nikšić 12 (2)
2013 Radnički Stobex 13 (2)
2014–2015 Proleter Novi Sad 30 (4)
2015– Nordvärmland FF 43 (11)
National team
1999 FR Yugoslavia U16[a] 1 (0)
2004 Serbia and Montenegro U21[a] 2 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2018

Club careerEdit

Vukelja came through the youth system of Vojvodina, before making his senior team debut in 2001. He collected over 100 league appearances for the club in the top flight and scored 22 goals. In June 2006, Vukelja signed a four-year deal with Partizan.[1]

Afterwards, Vukelja would go on to play for Borac Banja Luka, Vasas, Śląsk Wrocław and Slavija Sarajevo.

In mid-2015, Vukelja moved abroad to Sweden and joined Nordvärmland FF. He scored three goals from 10 appearances in Div 2 Norra Götaland until the end of the year,[2] as the club suffered relegation from the league. In the following 2016 season, Vukelja scored six goals from 19 matches in Div 3 Västra Svealand,[3] helping the side earn promotion back to the fourth tier of Swedish football. He appeared in 14 games and scored two goals in the 2017 Div 2 Norra Götaland.[4]

International careerEdit

Vukelja represented Serbia and Montenegro at under-21 level, scoring a hat-trick in a 5–0 win over San Marino during the UEFA Under-21 Championship 2006 qualifying stage.

HonoursEdit

Borac Banja Luka
Čelik Nikšić

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vukelja potpisao za Partizan!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 23 June 2006. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Skytteliga - Div 2 Norra Götaland, herrar" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Skytteliga - Div 3 Västra Svealand, herrar" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Skytteliga - Div 2 Norra Götaland, herrar" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. Retrieved 11 March 2018.

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