Nemanja Lekanić

Nemanja Lekanić (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Леканић; born 10 January 1990) is a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a right midfielder for Bosnian Premier League club Olimpik.

Nemanja Lekanić
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-01-10) 10 January 1990 (age 31)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7+12 in)
Position(s) Right midfielder
Club information
Current team
Olimpik
Number 46
Youth career
2009 Partizan
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Sinđelić Beograd 12 (0)
2009–2010 Dorćol 26 (0)
2010 Zemun 5 (0)
2011 Mladenovac 4 (0)
2011–2013 Sinđelić Beograd 49 (10)
2013 Sloga Kraljevo 14 (0)
2014 Sloboda Užice 0 (0)
2014–2015 Smederevo 1924 13 (1)
2015–2017 Mačva Šabac 41 (8)
2017–2018 Sinđelić Beograd 21 (0)
2018–2019 Sloga Gornje Crnjelovo 16 (2)
2019 Borac Banja Luka 11 (2)
2020– Olimpik 21 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 March 2021

CareerEdit

Born in Sarajevo, the capital of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, back then within SFR Yugoslavia, Lekanić played in Serbia for almost his whole career. Starting at the youth team of Partizan, he later played with Sinđelić Beograd in Serbian League Belgrade, with Dorćol at same level, Zemun in the Serbian First League, then Mladenovac at Serbian League Belgrade, Sloga Kraljevo in the Serbian First League, then second half of the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga season with Sloboda Užice, although he didn't make nay appearances, then with Smederevo 1924 in the Serbian League West, until the summer of 2015 when he joined Mačva Šabac.[1]

His move to Mačva was decisive because he was part of a generation that made the club climb two levels in just two seasons,[2] and also making him debut in the 2017–18 Serbian SuperLiga.[3] However, after the initial stat of the season, Lekanić still in the early stage moved to Sinđelić Beograd, playing in the 2017–18 Serbian First League.[3] He then joined Bosnian club Sloga Gornje Crnjelovo in the summer of 2018, then playing in the First League of RS. In March 2019, he joined Borac Banja Luka,[4] with whom he secured promotion to the 2019–20 Bosnian Premier League.[5]

On 13 January 2020, Lekanić signed a contract with, at the time, First League of FBiH club Olimpik.[6] On 26 May 2020, the 2019–20 First League of FBiH season ended abruptly due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bosnia and Herzegovina and, by default, Lekanić with Olimpik were crowned league champions and got promoted back to the Bosnian Premier League.[7]

HonoursEdit

Mačva Šabac[3]

Borac Banja Luka[3]

Olimpik[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nemanja Lekanić at srbijafudbal.com, retrieved 16-12-2017 (in Serbian)
  2. ^ FK Mačva Šabac at srbijafudbal.com, retrieved 16-12-2017 (in Serbian)
  3. ^ a b c d e Nemanja Lekanic at Socceway
  4. ^ Број: 1/2019 Бања Лука, 7. март 2019. - fsrs, fsrs.org, 7 March 2019
  5. ^ S. Mlaćo (11 May 2019). "Borac i zvanično osigurao povratak u Premijer ligu!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 11 May 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ F.Z. (13 January 2020). "Olimpik predstavio pojačanje: Nemanja Lekanić novi nogometaš Vukova" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 13 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ A. Čaušević (26 May 2020). "Stigla je i službena odluka: Završena sezona u Prvoj ligi FBiH!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 26 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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