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Marko Vešović (Cyrillic: Марко Вешовић; born 28 August 1991) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a right wing-back for Legia Warsaw and the Montenegro national team.

Marko Vešović
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Vešović with Montenegro in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-08-28) 28 August 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Wing-back / winger
Club information
Current team
Legia Warsaw
Number 20
Youth career
2005–2007 Mladost Lučani
2007–2009 Budućnost
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Budućnost 11 (1)
2008Mladost Podgorica (loan) 12 (3)
2010–2013 Red Star Belgrade 84 (3)
2014–2015 Torino 3 (0)
2014–2015Rijeka (loan) 17 (1)
2015–2018 Rijeka 67 (10)
2018– Legia 40 (1)
National team
2009 Montenegro U19 3 (1)
2010–2012 Montenegro U21 5 (1)
2013– Montenegro 27 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in what is now Podgorica, Montenegro, he lived as a youngster in Serbia, in the city Lučani, where he played for the youth team of the local club FK Mladost Lučani. Marko made his senior debut playing for the FK Budućnost Podgorica in the Montenegrin First League in the 2008–09 season. He also had a half season loan spell with FK Mladost Podgorica.[2]

TorinoEdit

On 30 January 2014, he signed with Italian side Torino on a free transfer, after a couple of days on trial under the manager Giampiero Ventura.[3] He made his official debut for the Granata on 9 March 2014 during the trip to Milan against Inter, in which he was a starter, playing the full 90 minutes, lost 1–0. By the end of the 2013-14 season he made four appearances for Torino.[4]

RijekaEdit

In summer 2014, he moved to Rijeka in Croatia's Prva HNL on a one-year loan.[4] In the following year, Vešović returned to Rijeka. The transfer was facilitated through Rijeka's Italian partner club, Spezia Calcio in Serie B.[5][6] On September 18, 2016, he scored a brace in a 5-2 victory for Rijeka over Dinamo Zagreb.[7] Rijeka went on to win the Croatian First Football League in 2017; it was the first season in which Dinamo Zagreb did not finish first since 2005. Vešović was coached by Matjaž Kek during his three years at Rijeka.

Legia WarsawEdit

Vešović scored his first goal for Legia in a 2-1 win over Lech Poznań on March 4, 2018.[8]

International careerEdit

After having been part of the Montenegrin U-19 team, Marko Vešović has been a regular presence in the Montenegrin U-21 team between 2009 and 2013.[2] On May 20, 2013, Marko was called up for Montenegro national football team for the first time.[9] After being an unused substitute in several games, he finally made his debut for Montenegro on October 15, 2013, as a substitute in the last match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification against Moldova.[10] On 1 September 2017, Vešović scored his first goal for Montenegro in a 3–0 away win over Kazakhstan as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification.

Personal lifeEdit

His father Rade Vešović, also a football player and coach, died on 23 August 2019.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 21 May 2018
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia SuperLiga Serbian Cup Europe Total
2010–11 Red Star SuperLiga 24 2 3 0 2 0 29 2
2011–12 23 1 5 0 2 0 30 1
2012–13 25 0 3 0 5 1 33 1
2013–14 12 0 2 0 4 0 18 0
Red Star total 84 3 13 0 13 1 110 4
Italy Serie A Coppa Italia Europe Total
2013–14 Torino Serie A 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
Croatia Prva HNL Croatian Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Rijeka Prva HNL 17 1 5 1 5 0 27 2
2015–16 18 2 4 0 0 0 22 2
2016–17 33 6 5 0 2 0 40 6
2017–18 16 2 1 0 12 0 29 2
Rijeka total 84 11 15 1 19 0 118 12
Poland Ekstraklasa Polish Cup Europe Total
2017–18 Legia Warsaw Ekstraklasa 15 1 3 1 0 0 18 2
2018–19 25 0 3 0 4 0 32 0
Legia total 40 1 6 1 4 0 50 2
Career total 211 15 34 2 37 1 282 18

InternationalEdit

As of 10 June 2019
National team Year Apps Goals
Montenegro 2013 2 0
2014 3 0
2015 1 0
2016 5 0
2017 4 1
2018 8 0
2019 4 1
Total 27 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Montenegro's goal tally first.[12]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 September 2017 Astana Arena, Astana, Kazakhstan   Kazakhstan 1–0 3–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 25 March 2019 City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro   England 1–0 1–5 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marko Vešović". HNK Rijeka. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Marko Vešović at FSCG.co.me
  3. ^ "Vesovic al Toro" [Vesovic to Torino] (in Italian). Torino Football-Club. 7 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b HNK Rijeka (1 September 2014). "Potpisao Marko Vešović". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Mercato: arriva Vesovic, va in prestito al Rijeka" (Press release) (in Italian). Spezia Calcio. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  6. ^ "UFFICIALE: Marko Vesovic allo Spezia a titolo definitivo". toronews.net (in Italian). RCS MediaGroup. 7 August 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  7. ^ Ivan Volarić (September 18, 2016). "novilist.hr: Povijesna večer na Rujevici: Rijeka "petardom" ponizila Kranjčarov "Dinamo" (5:2)" (in Croatian). Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Marek Wawrzynowski (March 4, 2018). "SportoweFakty: Marko Vesović: Karny dla Legii był ewidentny" (in Polish). Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Брновић звао пет играча из ЈСЛ, Вешовић дебитант at Sportski žurnal, 20-5-2013 (in Serbian)
  10. ^ Match report at Soccerway
  11. ^ Večernje novosti (2019-08-24). "Umro Rade Vešović" (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  12. ^ "M. Vešović". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Legia Warsaw beat Arka Gdynia 2:1 in Polish Cup final". www.thenews.pl.

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