Nemanja Pejčinović

Nemanja Pejčinović (Serbian Cyrillic: Немања Пејчиновић, pronounced [němaɲa pejtʃǐːnoʋitɕ]; born 4 November 1987) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Russian club FC Fakel Voronezh.

Nemanja Pejčinović
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Pejčinović with Lokomotiv Moscow in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-11-04) 4 November 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth Kragujevac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Position(s) Centre-back
Club information
Current team
FC Fakel Voronezh
Number 39
Youth career
Radnički Kragujevac
2003–2006 Rad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Rad 20 (0)
2007–2008 OFK Beograd 0 (0)
2008Rad (loan) 16 (1)
2008–2010 Rad 16 (0)
2009Red Star Belgrade (loan) 14 (0)
2009–2010Hertha BSC (loan) 16 (0)
2010–2014 Nice 100 (6)
2014–2018 Lokomotiv Moscow 85 (3)
2018–2019 Changchun Yatai 13 (2)
2020 Voždovac 8 (0)
2020– FC Fakel Voronezh 11 (2)
National team
2008–2009 Serbia U21 12 (1)
2008– Serbia 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 January 2019

A former Serbia U21 international, Pejčinović made three appearances for Serbia at full level between 2008 and 2016.

Club careerEdit

Career in SerbiaEdit

Born in Kragujevac,[2] Pejčinović started out at hometown club Radnički. He was snapped up by Rad in 2003, alongside Nenad Tomović. In the summer of 2005, Pejčinović was promoted to the first-team squad and given the number 33 shirt for the upcoming 2005–06 campaign. He made one league appearance during his first senior season, as the club suffered relegation to the second tier. In 2006, Pejčinović also captained the under-19 team that won the double (league and cup). He subsequently played 19 matches in the 2006–07 Serbian First League, helping the side reach the promotion playoffs.

In June 2007, Pejčinović was transferred to Serbian SuperLiga side OFK Beograd. He failed to make his official debut for the club, before being loaned back to Rad in February 2008. Until the end of the 2007–08 Serbian First League, Pejčinović scored once in 16 games and helped the club earn promotion to the top flight through the playoffs. He subsequently signed with Rad on a permanent basis. In the 2009 winter transfer window, Pejčinović joined Red Star Belgrade on loan until the end of the season.

Germany and FranceEdit

In July 2009, Pejčinović was loaned to German side Hertha BSC with an option to buy.[3] He made 25 appearances in all competitions, including 16 games in the Bundesliga, failing to help the club avoid relegation from the top flight. In July 2010, Pejčinović moved to France and joined Nice, initially on a season-long loan,[4] which became a permanent deal in December of that year.[5] He made 100 appearances and scored six times in Ligue 1 over the next four seasons. In June 2014, it was announced that Pejčinović would be leaving the club after his contract expires.[6]

Russia and ChinaEdit

 
Pejčinović playing for Lokomotiv Moscow in 2018

On 11 June 2014, Pejčinović signed a long-term contract with Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow.[7] He was a regular member of the team that won the 2017–18 Russian Premier League, their first championship title after 14 years.[8][9] Previously, Pejčinović won two Russian Cups (2014–15 and 2016–17).

In July 2018, Pejčinović signed for Chinese club Changchun Yatai on a free transfer.[10] The club suffered relegation from the Chinese Super League at the end of the 2018 season.

International careerEdit

Pejčinović represented Serbia at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[11] He made his full international debut for Serbia on 14 December 2008, coming on as a substitute in a 1–0 friendly loss against Poland in Antalya, as the team was made up of mainly domestic-based players.[12] In May 2014, Pejčinović received a call-up to the squad by caretaker Ljubinko Drulović ahead of Serbia's mini tour in the Americas, playing the full 90 minutes in a 2–1 win over Jamaica in Harrison, New Jersey.[13]

StatisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 4 January 2019[1][14]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rad 2005–06 1 0 1 0
2006–07 19 0 0 0 19 0
Total 20 0 0 0 20 0
OFK Beograd 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rad (loan) 2007–08 16 1 0 0 4[a] 0 20 1
Rad 2008–09 16 0 2 0 18 0
Total 32 1 2 0 4 0 34 1
Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2008–09 14 0 1 0 0 0 15 0
Hertha BSC (loan) 2009–10 16 0 2 0 7[b] 0 25 0
Nice 2010–11 33 1 5 0 0 0 38 1
2011–12 23 1 1 0 2 0 26 1
2012–13 29 3 1 0 1 0 31 3
2013–14 15 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 16 2
Total 100 6 7 0 4 1 0 0 111 7
Lokomotiv Moscow 2014–15 14 0 4 0 1[b] 0 19 0
2015–16 21 1 1 0 5[b] 0 1[c] 0 28 1
2016–17 27 2 5 0 32 2
2017–18 23 0 1 0 10[b] 0 1[c] 0 35 0
Total 85 3 11 0 16 0 2 0 114 3
Changchun Yatai 2018 13 2 0 0 13 2
Career total 280 12 23 0 4 1 23 0 6 0 336 13
  1. ^ Appearances in Serbian First League playoffs
  2. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ a b Appearances in Russian Super Cup

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
Serbia 2008 1 0
2009 0 0
2010 0 0
2011 0 0
2012 0 0
2013 0 0
2014 1 0
2015 0 0
2016 1 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

Lokomotiv Moscow[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Nemanja Pejčinović at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Nemanja Pejčinović: U srcu Kragujevac, u Moskvi kao kod kuće" (in Serbian). infokg.rs. 25 February 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Nemanja Pejčinović prešao na pozajmicu u Hertu" (in Serbian). blic.rs. 25 July 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Nice Sign Serbian Defender Nemanja Pejcinovic On Loan". goal.com. 17 July 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Pejčinoviću stalan posao u Nici" (in Serbian). novosti.rs. 15 December 2010. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Transfer News: Nemanja Pejcinovic leaves Nice after his contract expires". skysports.com. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Lokomotiv Sign Nemanja Pejcinovic". fclm.ru. 11 June 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Pejčinović: We've been waiting this for so long". fclm.ru. 5 May 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Thank You, Guys!". fclm.ru. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Пейчинович стал игроком «Чанчунь Ятай» (фото)" (in Russian). sovsport.ru. 8 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Krčmarević names full-strength Serbia squad". uefa.com. 2 June 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Poraz za iskustvo" (in Serbian). novosti.rs. 14 December 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Srbija pobedila, odličnih 45 minuta" (in Serbian). b92.net. 26 May 2014. Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  14. ^ Nemanja Pejčinović at FootballDatabase.eu

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