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Slavoljub Srnić (Serbian Cyrillic: Славољуб Срнић; born 12 January 1992) is a Serbian footballer who plays for Spanish club UD Las Palmas as a winger. He is a twin brother of Dragoljub Srnić.

Slavoljub Srnić
Slavoljub Srnić 2017.jpg
Srnić with Red Star in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Šabac, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Las Palmas
Number 24
Youth career
Mačva Šabac
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Red Star Belgrade 1 (0)
2011–2012 → Sopot (loan) 28 (8)
2012–2013Čukarički (loan) 31 (8)
2013–2015 Čukarički 63 (12)
2015–2019 Red Star Belgrade 86 (15)
2019– Las Palmas 11 (1)
National team
2014–2015 Serbia U21 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 November 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2014

Club careerEdit

Red Star BelgradeEdit

Srnić was molded in Red Star's youth system, and some observers in Serbian football had referred to young Slavoljub as "Ognjen Koroman's student". Coach Aleksandar Kristić selected Srnić to make his professional debut for Red Star Belgrade on November 6, 2010 in a SuperLiga match against OFK Beograd. The Srnić brothers were then loaned to Red Star's farm team, FK Sopot. Subsequently, Slavoljub and Dragoljub were loaned to Čukarički, where they enjoyed much more playing time and success.

ČukaričkiEdit

During the loan spell at Čukarički from Red Star, Slavoljub was named by Mozzart Sport as the most valuable player of the Serbian First League.[1] After the loan expired, Slavoljub and his brother refused to return to Red Star Belgrade,[2] and after many problems, they were sold to Čukarički in June 2013.[3]

In part due to Srnić's contributions, Čukarički returned to the Serbian top flight for the 2013-14 season, when Srnić terminated his contract with Red Star due to unpaid salary and became a permanent Čukarički player. On October 6, 2013, in a match between Čukarički and Srnić's former club Red Star, Srnić made an assist 17 seconds into the game and scored a goal in the second half.[4] Not by coincidence, Srnić earned the first international call-up in his career the following day.[5]

Return to Red Star BelgradeEdit

On August 31, 2015, Slavoljub returned to Red Star, signing a three-year contract.[6] Red Star's coach Miodrag Božović had insisted on Srnić's return throughout the summer.[7] Including his first period with the club, Srnić noted his 100 match for Red Star Belgrade in a match against Vojvodina on 7 March 2018.[8]

Las PalmasEdit

On 29 January 2019, Srnić moved abroad for the first time in his career after agreeing to a two-and-a-half-year contract with Segunda División side UD Las Palmas.[9]

International careerEdit

Srnić was called up by coach Radovan Ćurčić to replace an injured Lazar Marković by Serbia U21 on 7 October 2013 for the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championship qualifying campaign,[5] but did not make his debut in the games he was called up for. He finally made his debut on September 9, 2014, in a 4-1 win against Northern Ireland U21, scoring two goals.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 November 2018[11]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade 2010–11 SuperLiga 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Total 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Sopot (loan) 2011–12 League Belgrade 28 8 28 8
Total 28 8 28 8
Čukarički 2012–13 (loan) First League 31 8 2 0 33 8
2013–14 SuperLiga 28 3 2 0 30 3
2014–15 29 8 6 2 4 1 39 11
2015–16 6 1 0 0 4 0 10 1
Total 94 20 10 2 8 1 112 23
Red Star Belgrade 2015–16 SuperLiga 27 8 1 0 0 0 28 8
2016–17 22 2 5 1 6 0 33 3
2017–18 28 4 3 1 15 4 46 9
2018–19 9 1 2 0 5 0 16 1
Total 86 15 11 2 26 4 123 21
Career total 208 43 22 4 30 5 262 52

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Mozzart Sport: Zvezda ne traži zamenu za Lazovića - ima momka koji je "brži od zvuka" (in Serbian) 3 June 2013
  2. ^ "Srnići napuštaju Zvezdu, ne traže od kluba novac!". telegraf.rs (in Serbian). 11 June 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Srnići povukli tužbu, Zvezda ih prodala Čukaričkom". novosti.rs (in Serbian). 20 June 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
  4. ^ [2] B92 Sport: 'Osveta' Srnića, poraz Zvezde (in Serbian)
  5. ^ a b Sportal. "Ćurčić nagradio Srnića za gol Zvezdi". Archived from the original on 2014-06-24.
  6. ^ [3] Moja Crvena zvezda: Slavoljub Srnić i zvanično Zvezdin! (in Serbian) August 31, 2015
  7. ^ [4] Mozzart Sport: Greška skupa 350.000 evra: Srnić se vratio u Zvezdu! (in Serbian) August 31, 2015
  8. ^ "Срнић 100 пута у Звездином дресу!". Red Star Belgrade official website. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Srnić is UD Las Palmas' latest signing". UD Las Palmas. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ [5] Mozzart Sport: Srnić i Orlići nisu želeli Špance: Možda nas Bog pogleda, mnogo bi nam značili A reprezentativci (in Serbian) 12 September 2014
  11. ^ a b c "S.Srnić on Soccerway". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 August 2017.

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