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.
|Full name||Slaven Stjepanović|
|Date of birth||2 November 1987|
|Place of birth||Vareš, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder / Winger|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2019|
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. He additionally caught the attention of numerous clubs following his promising displays against Scottish champions Rangers in the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
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. 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. However, only four days later, Stjepanović suffered an injury in a Serbian Cup game versus Rad, a 4–1 home success, ruling him out for almost two months. He received very little playing time after recovering, as Partizan won their first double after over a decade.
Stjepanović signed for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina club FK Zvijezda 09 in January 2019. He made his debut for the club on 2 March 2019, in a 1–1 home league draw against NK Široki Brijeg. Stjepanović scored his first goal for Zvijezda on 30 March 2019, in one more 1–1 home league draw against Široki Brijeg.
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