Nenad Begović

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.

Nenad Begović
Nenad Begovic (photo by Djuradj Vujcic).jpg
Begović with London City in 2012
Personal information
Full name Nenad Begović
Date of birth (1980-01-06) January 6, 1980 (age 41)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1990–1997 OFK Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001 OFK Beograd 10 (0)
2002–2003 Radnički Jugopetrol 14 (2)
2004 OFK Mladenovac 28 (7)
2005 FC Sète 3 (0)
2005–2006 Romorantin 18 (1)
2006 Interblock Ljubljana 13 (0)
2007 FC Baulmes 16 (2)
2007 Kairat Astana 20 (4)
2008–2009 Luch-Energiya 4 (0)
2009 Ashdod 7 (0)
2009 Simurq PFC 7 (0)
2010–2012 Brantford Galaxy 40 (9)
2012–2013 London City
2013–2014 Zemun
2015 PSM Makassar 0 (0)
National team
2000–2001 FR Yugoslavia U21 5 (0)
Teams managed
2012 London City (player/coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of March 2017


Club careerEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] In his debut season he helped Brantford win their first CSL Championship.[4] In 2012, he signed with rivals London City, and was appointed club captain.[5][6] 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.[7]

International careerEdit

Begović made five appearances for the FR Yugoslavia U21 side under coach Nikola Rakojević from 2000 to 2001.

Managerial careerEdit

After the sudden departure of manager Stanislav Zvezdić, the coaching responsibilities were given to Begović as a player/coach role.[8] 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.


  1. ^ "Бегович Ненад, 06.01.1980, футболист". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  2. ^ "Бегович Ненад". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  3. ^ Smiley, Brian. "Galaxy putting together pieces for new season". Brantford Expositor. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  4. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 31, 2010 CSL--Hamilton Croatia vs Brantford Galaxy (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  5. ^ Brodie, Jonathon. "New London City Soccer". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  6. ^ "Priča o srpskom fudbalu u kanadskom Londonu -". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  7. ^ "Nenad Begovic Frustrasi Tak Bisa Main di PSM: Punya Keluarga Untuk Dihidupi -". Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  8. ^ Brodie, Jonathon (2012-07-13). "London City on the hunt for a new coach |". Retrieved 2017-03-13.

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