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Nenad Nikolić (footballer, born 1984)

Nenad Nikolić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Николић; born 12 August 1984) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Brantford Galaxy in the Canadian Soccer League.[1]

Nenad Nikolić
Nenad Nikolic (photo by Djuradj Vujcic).jpg
Nikolić in 2012
Personal information
Full name Nenad Nikolić
Date of birth (1984-08-12) 12 August 1984 (age 34)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Brantford Galaxy
Number 6
Youth career
1994–2002 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Red Star Belgrade 0 (0)
2002–2003Big Bull (loan) 15 (2)
2003–2005Jedinstvo Surčin (loan) 38 (9)
2005–2006 Apollon Athens 12 (1)
2006–2007 BASK Belgrade 34 (3)
2007–2008 Zemun 21 (1)
2008–2009 Vasas Budapest 17 (0)
2010–2011 Inter Zaprešić 16 (0)
2012 London City 22 (4)
2013–2016 Burlington SC 53 (12)
2016– Brantford Galaxy 33 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 October 2016

Playing careerEdit

Nikolić began his youth career in 1994 with Red Star Belgrade in the famed 1984 generation which produced the likes of his godbrother Dušan Basta, Boško Janković and Dejan Milovanović. In 2002, he was promoted to the senior side but did not feature in official matches. Due to their similar playing style, he was nicknamed Žonsa after Polish footballer Tomasz Rząsa.

Throughout his career in Europe he played in Serbia with the likes of FK Big Bull Radnički, FK Jedinstvo Surčin, FK BASK, FK Zemun. He played in the Croatian First Football League with NK Inter Zaprešić.[2][3] He also played in the top flight of football in Hungary with Vasas SC, and played in the Football League with Apollon Smyrni F.C..[4] In 2012, he went overseas to Canada to sign with London City of the Canadian Soccer League.[5][6] In 2013, he signed with expansion franchise Burlington SC.[7][8] He played with Burlington for three seasons, and qualified for postseason in two seasons. After the departure of Burlington from the CSL he signed with Brantford Galaxy for the 2016 season.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Football Database profile
  2. ^ "Blic Online | Nikolić: Nema velike razlike između srpske i hrvatske lige". 2011-07-09. Archived from the original on 2011-07-09. Retrieved 2017-05-07.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Nenad Nikolić". hrnogomet.com. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  4. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "Vasas SC 2008-09". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  5. ^ Glover, Robin. "August 26, 2012 CSL--Toronto Croatia vs London City (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  6. ^ "Priča o srpskom fudbalu u kanadskom Londonu". translate.google.ca. Archived from the original on 2017-02-03. Retrieved 2016-06-21.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ Glover, Robin. "June 9, 2013 CSL--Brampton City United vs Burlington SC (by Rocket Robin)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.
  8. ^ "Burlington SC | Canadian Soccer League". 2015-10-03. Archived from the original on October 3, 2015. Retrieved 2016-06-20.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)
  9. ^ "Brantford Galaxy SC | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-06-20.