Milan Rodić

Milan Rodić (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Родић, pronounced [mǐlan rǒːditɕ]; born 2 April 1991) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a left back for Red Star Belgrade and the Serbia national football team.

Milan Rodić
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Rodić with Red Star Belgrade in 2018
Personal information
Full name Milan Rodić
Date of birth (1991-04-02) 2 April 1991 (age 30)
Place of birth Titov Drvar, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Left back
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
Number 23
Youth career
OFK Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 OFK Beograd 71 (3)
2013–2015 Zenit Saint Petersburg 7 (1)
2013–2014Volga Nizhny Novgorod (loan) 18 (0)
2015Zenit-2 Saint Petersburg 4 (0)
2015–2017 Krylia Sovetov 33 (2)
2017– Red Star Belgrade 104 (5)
National team
2011–2012 Serbia U21 8 (0)
2018– Serbia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 October 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2019

Club careerEdit

OFK BeogradEdit

Rodić played his first professional match for OFK Beograd on 26 April 2009, against Partizan at the age of 18. Almost two years later, on 25 April 2012, he was named left-back in Sportal's ideal team of Round 26 in the 2011–12 Serbian SuperLiga.[2]

Zenit St. PetersburgEdit

On 31 January 2013, Rodić signed a contract with Zenit St. Petersburg. On 21 February 2013, coach Luciano Spalletti deployed Rodić in the 85th minute as a substitute for Sergei Semak against Liverpool in the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League.[3] However, Rodić ended up playing only five matches for Zenit before being loaned out to FC Volga Nizhny Novgorod and Zenit's reserve team, after which he transferred to Krylia Sovetov.[4]

Krylia SovetovEdit

In August 2015, Rodić signed with Krylia Sovetov. Over the course of two seasons, Rodić got back into competitive shape.[4] After two years with Krylia Sovetov, Rodić thanked the fans and commented that he was happy to play for Krylia, but that he missed his family in Serbia.[4]

Red Star BelgradeEdit

On 21 July 2017, Rodić signed a three-year contract with Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.[5] Red Star had paid approximately 250,000 to Krylia Sovetov for Rodić's transfer.[4] He played in Red Star's 2017–18 UEFA Europa League campaign under coach Vladan Milojević. On 19 October 2017, Rodić got a red card in the Group H home match against Arsenal, which Red Star lost 0–1.[6] On 12 March 2019, he extended his contract with Red Star to the summer of 2022.[7]

International careerEdit

On 6 June 2011, Rodić made his debut with the Serbia national under-21 football team against Sweden's U-21 team. Five years later, Rodić got his first call up to the senior Serbia squad for a friendly match against Russia on 5 June 2016.[8]

In May 2018 he was named in Serbia's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.[9] On 4 June, he made his international debut in a friendly match against Chile, coming on as a substitute for Aleksandar Kolarov in the 80th minute.[10] He was also selected in Serbia’s squad for the 2018 World Cup,[11] but he failed to make any appearances there.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 25 May 2021[12]
Club Season League National Cup[a] Continental[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
OFK Beograd 2008–09 Serbian SuperLiga 1 0 0 0 1 0
2009–10 Serbian SuperLiga 12 0 1 0 13 0
2010–11 Serbian SuperLiga 20 2 1 0 3[d] 0 24 2
2009–12 Serbian SuperLiga 25 1 2 0 27 1
2012–13 Serbian SuperLiga 13 0 3 2 16 2
Total 71 3 7 2 3 0 81 5
Zenit 2012–13 Russian Premier League 4 0 0 0 2[d] 0 0 0 6 0
2014–15 Russian Premier League 1 0 2 1 1[d] 0 0 0 4 1
Total 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 10 1
Volga (loan) 2013–14 Russian Premier League 18 0 0 0 18 0
Zenit-2 (loan) 2015–16 Russian National Football League 4 0 4 0
Krylia Sovetov 2015–16 Russian Premier League 16 1 1 1 17 2
2016–17 Russian Premier League 15 1 1 0 16 1
2017–18 Russian National Football League 2 0 2 0
Total 33 2 2 1 35 3
Red Star 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga 29 3 1 0 9[d] 0 39 3
2018–19 Serbian SuperLiga 18 1 3 0 13[e] 0 34 1
2019–20 Serbian SuperLiga 18 0 2 0 13[e] 0 33 0
2020–21 Serbian SuperLiga 28 1 3 0 8[f] 0 39 1
Total 93 5 9 0 43 0 148 5
Career total 224 10 20 4 49 0 0 0 293 14
  1. ^ Includes Serbian Cup, Russian Cup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Includes Russian Super Cup
  4. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ a b Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  6. ^ Three appearances in UEFA Champions League, five appearances in UEFA Europa League

InternationalEdit

As of 17 November 2019[12]
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2018 5 0
2019 2 0
Total 7 0

HonoursEdit

Zenit Saint Petersburg
Red Star Belgrade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 FIFA World Cup Russia – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 4 June 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 June 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Tim 26. kolo JSL". 26 April 2012. Archived from the original (via Wayback Machine) on 5 May 2012.
  3. ^ [1] Team Lineups: Liverpool 3-1 Zenit St Petersburg (agg 3-3). 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d "Arena Sport: Milan Rodić: Evo zašto sam izabrao Crvenu zvezdu" (in Serbian). 21 July 2017. Archived from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2017.
  5. ^ [2] Mihajlo Vidojević. Sportske: Pao još jedan potpis - Rodić je Zvezdin! (in Serbian) 21 July 2017. Accessed 30 July 2017.
  6. ^ Richard Martin (19 October 2017). "Everton lose to Lyon, Giroud lifts Arsenal". Reuters. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ Nemanja Lazić (12 March 2019). "I ZVANIČNO: Milan Rodić do 2022. godine". HotSport.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  8. ^ MUSLINOVI "ORLOVI" Ovo je spisak nove reprezentacije Srbije u fudbalu (in Serbian) 10 May 2016
  9. ^ Један тим, срцем свим – Младен Крстајић одабрао [One team, with all their hearts – Mladen Krstajić selects]. FSS.rs (in Serbian). Football Association of Serbia. 24 May 2018. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Serbia VS Chile 4 June 2018".
  11. ^ "World Cup 2018: All the confirmed squads for this summer's finals in Russia". BBC Sport. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  12. ^ a b "M.Rodić on Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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