Slaven Stjepanović

Slaven Stjepanović (Cyrillic: Славен Стјепановић; born 2 November 1987) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as either an attacking midfielder or winger for FK Zvijezda 09 in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Slaven Stjepanović
Personal information
Full name Slaven Stjepanović
Date of birth (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Vareš, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current team
Zvijezda 09
Number 17
Youth career
Jedinstvo Brčko
Lokomotiva Brčko
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Zeta 40 (15)
2007–2008 Partizan 7 (1)
2008–2010 Vojvodina 36 (2)
2010–2011 Trikala 19 (0)
2011–2012 Dacia Chișinău 22 (2)
2013 Iraklis Psachna 7 (1)
2013–2014 Vendsyssel 25 (3)
2014–2016 Dacia Chișinău 39 (9)
2016 Lokomotiv Tashkent 2 (0)
2017 Dacia Chișinău 15 (0)
2018 Petrovac 5 (0)
2019– Zvijezda 09 29 (3)
National team
2007–2008 Montenegro U21 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2019

Club careerEdit

Born in Vareš, Stjepanović spent his formation at Brčko rivals, Jedinstvo and Lokomotiva, in his native Bosnia and Herzegovina. He would go on to make his senior debuts with Montenegrin side Zeta during the 2005–06 Serbia and Montenegro SuperLiga, which would be the competition's final edition. In the inaugural 2006–07 Montenegrin First League, Stjepanović was the team's second-highest scorer with 12 goals, helping Zeta win the title.[1] He additionally caught the attention of numerous clubs following his promising displays against Scottish champions Rangers in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.[2]

On 31 August 2007, on the last day of the summer transfer window, Stjepanović was acquired by Partizan, alongside his teammate Marko Ćetković, signing a four-year deal.[3] He scored on his official debut for the club, coming on as a second-half substitute for Stevan Jovetić, in an eventual 4–1 away league win against Mladost Lučani on 22 September.[4] However, only four days later, Stjepanović suffered an injury in a Serbian Cup game versus Rad, a 4–1 home success,[5] ruling him out for almost two months.[6] He received very little playing time after recovering, as Partizan won their first double after over a decade.[7]

Stjepanović signed for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Zvijezda 09 in January 2019.[8] He made his debut for the club on 2 March 2019, in a 1–1 home league draw against NK Široki Brijeg.[9] Stjepanović scored his first goal for Zvijezda on 30 March 2019, in one more 1–1 home league draw against Široki Brijeg.[10]

International careerEdit

Stjepanović was capped four times for Montenegro U21.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Club Season League Continental
Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zeta 2005–06 6 2 0 0
2006–07 30 12 2 1
2007–08 4 1 4 2
Total 40 15 6 3

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Zeta

Partizan

Dacia Chișinău

Lokomotiv Tashkent

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Almanah 2006-2007" (PDF) (in Montenegrin). fscg.me. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Boateng back in talks as Celtic crank up bids for players". express.co.uk. 6 July 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Potpisali Stjepanović i Ćetković" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Đukić: "Znali smo da će biti teško"" (in Serbian). b92.net. 22 September 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Partizan odradio Rad" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Pauza iskorišćena za pojačan rad" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Partizan 2007/08 - da se pamti!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  8. ^ Stjepanović stigao u Zvijezdu 09 at Sport1.ba, 12 January 2019
  9. ^ Zvijezda 09 vs Široki Brijeg report at int.soccerway.com, 2 March 2019
  10. ^ Zvijezda 09 vs Široki Brijeg report at int.soccerway.com, 30 March 2019
  11. ^ "Godišnjak 2007-2012" (PDF) (in Montenegrin). fscg.me. Retrieved 13 August 2018.

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