Nenad Begović (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Бeгoвић; born January 6, 1980) is a Serbian football player who played in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro, Second League of Serbia and Montenegro, Ligue 1, Kazakhstan Premier League, Russian Premier League, Azerbaijan Premier League, Israeli Premier League, Canadian Soccer League, Serbian First League, and the Indonesia Super League.
Begović with London City in 2012
|Full name||Nenad Begović|
|Date of birth||January 6, 1980|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|2000–2001||FR Yugoslavia U21||5||(0)|
|2012||London City (player/coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2017|
Begović began his career in the First League of Serbia and Montenegro with OFK Beograd and had stints with FK Radnički Beograd, and OFK Mladenovac. In 2005, he went abroad to France to play in the Ligue 2 with FC Sète 34. The following year he played with NK Interblock, and FC Baulmes. In 2007, he signed with FC Kairat of the Kazakhstan Premier League, and he had a stint in Russia with FC Luch-Energiya Vladivostok. He also played with F.C. Ashdod, and Simurq PIK in the Azerbaijan Premier League, and Israeli Premier League.
In 2010, he went overseas to Canada to sign with Brantford Galaxy of the Canadian Soccer League. In his debut season he helped Brantford win their first CSL Championship. In 2012, he signed with rivals London City, and was appointed club captain. During his time with London he helped the club reach the postseason in 2013 for the first time since the 2000 season. After the conclusion of the CSL season he returned to Serbia to sign with FK Zemun of the Serbian First League. In 2015, he signed with PSM Makassar of the Indonesia Super League.
After the sudden departure of manager Stanislav Zvezdić, the coaching responsibilities were given to Begović as a player/coach role. He took the team from the bottom of the standings and transformed them into a playoff contender. Despite the change in performance London still missed the final playoff berth by five points.
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