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Nemanja Maksimović (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Максимовић, pronounced [němaɲa maksǐːmoʋitɕ]; born 26 January 1995) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Spanish club Getafe CF and the Serbian national team.

Nemanja Maksimović
Personal information
Full name Nemanja Maksimović
Date of birth (1995-01-26) 26 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Banja Koviljača, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Getafe
Number 20
Youth career
Gučevo Banja Koviljača
2002–2007 Omladinac Loznica
2007–2013 Red Star Belgrade
2013 Hellas Verona
2013 Domžale
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Domžale 27 (3)
2015–2017 Astana 54 (9)
2017–2018 Valencia 15 (0)
2018– Getafe 36 (1)
National team
2013–2014 Serbia U19 16 (3)
2015 Serbia U20 7 (2)
2015–2017 Serbia U21 9 (0)
2016– Serbia 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

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Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Born in Banja Koviljača, Maksimović played for Red Star Belgrade's youth selections up to U19, but had his contract terminated. After his exceptional displays at the 2013 UEFA U19 Championship, he signed with Slovenian side Domžale. He made his professional debut on 18 October 2013 at the age of 18 in a 2–2 draw with Zavrč.

AstanaEdit

On 7 February 2015, Maksimović signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with FC Astana of the Kazakhstan Premier League.[1] On 27 August 2015, Maksimović scored the equalizing goal against APOEL in the second leg of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League play-offs, which qualified Astana to their first ever Champions League group stage campaign.[2]

ValenciaEdit

On 2 July 2017, Valencia announced the signing of Maksimović on a contract until 2022.[3] He made his debut for the club on 18 August, coming on as a late substitute for Carlos Soler in a 1–0 La Liga home win against UD Las Palmas.[4]

GetafeEdit

On 16 July 2018, Maksimović signed with Getafe until 2024.[5]

International careerEdit

Maksimović played for the Serbia U19 team that won the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[6] He was named to Serbia's U20 squad for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand, scoring the winner with two minutes of extra time remaining in the final, beating Brazil 2–1 for Serbia's first international honour as an independent nation.[7] Maksimović made his debut for Serbia on 23 March 2016, in a 1–0 defeat to Poland.[8] In May 2018 he was named in Serbia’s preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but he wasn't selected for the final squad.[9]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 May 2018[10]
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Domžale 2013–14 1. SNL 11 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014–15 16 3 3 1 19 4
Total 27 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 30 4
Astana 2015 Premier League 23 6 3 0 11 1 1 0 38 7
2016 31 3 1 0 10 2 1 0 43 5
2017 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 54 9 4 0 21 3 2 0 81 12
Valencia 2017–18 La Liga 15 0 6 1 21 1
Career total 96 12 13 2 21 3 2 0 132 17

InternationalEdit

As of 10 June 2019
Serbia national team
Year Apps Goals
2016 3 0
2017 1 0
2018 7 0
2019 4 0
Total 15 0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ В ФК Астана - чемпион Европы-2013 (in Russian). FC Astana official website. 7 February 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
  2. ^ Petar Lazić (13 May 2017). "Hotsport.rs: HOTSPORT INTERVJU – NEMANJA MAKSIMOVIĆ: San mi se nije ostvario da igram za voljeni klub, a sada ću igrati protiv Mesija i Ronalda" (in Serbian). Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Maksimovic, new Valencia CF player until 2022". valenciacf.com. Valencia CF. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Este Valencia pinta bien" [This Valencia look good] (in Spanish). Marca. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ "El Getafe se hace con Maksimovic" [Getafe signs Maksimovic] (in Spanish). Getafe CF. 16 July 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ [1] UEFA: Match Report - France 0-1 Serbia - August 1, 2013
  7. ^ "Under-20 World Cup: Serbia beat Brazil in Auckland final". BBC Sport. 20 June 2015. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  8. ^ Максимович дебютировал за Сербию. sports.kz (in Russian). Sports.KZ. 24 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 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. ^ "N. Maksimović". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  11. ^ a b "N. MAKSIMOVIĆ". Soccerway. Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Dodik odlikovao zlatne "orliće" poreklom iz Republike Srpske" [Dodik decorated golden "eagles" from Republika Srpska] (in Serbian). sport.blic.rs. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2016.

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