Srđan Plavšić (Serbian Cyrillic: Срђан Плавшић; born 3 December 1995) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for Sparta Prague. He can operate as an attacking midfielder, side midfielder or winger.

Srđan Plavšić
Personal information
Full name Srđan Plavšić
Date of birth (1995-12-03) 3 December 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Novi Sad, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sparta Prague
Number 22
Youth career
Vojvodina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2014 ČSK Čelarevo 31 (7)
2014–2015 Spartak Subotica 25 (1)
2015–2017 Red Star Belgrade 64 (10)
2017– Sparta Prague 43 (4)
National team
2015 Serbia U20 4 (0)
2015–2017 Serbia U21 8 (0)
2016– Serbia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2017

Club careerEdit

Early yearsEdit

"I watched the little one when he was on loan in ČSK Čelarevo. It's unbelievable how he pushes the ball, like Iniesta. I thought he wouldn't be able to repeat that in the top tier, but he dominated here too. He's a scary player."

Zvezdan Terzić speaking about Plavšić, June 2015[1]

Plavšić played in FK Vojvodina's youth system, but was told that he was too small to make it for Vojvodina's first team.[2] He began playing football on a senior level with ČSK Čelarevo in the lower tiers of the Serbian football pyramid.[3][4] He played in Čelarevo for two seasons before moving to Spartak from Subotica.[4] It was in Spartak where Plavšić made his debut in the Serbian top flight for the 2014–15 season, and he played impressively particularly in a match against Red Star Belgrade.[1]

Red Star BelgradeEdit

On 10 August 2015 Plavšić signed a three-year contract with Red Star Belgrade. In his promotion the following day, he chose the number 17 for his jersey.[4] At Red Star, he got the nickname "Atomic Ant", due to his height of 166 centimeters, which at the time was the shortest among all of Red Star's players.[5] In the first half of the 2015-16 season, Plavšić was statistically Red Star's most fouled player, as other teams' players would routinely accumulate yellow cards from tackling him.[6]

Sparta PragueEdit

Plavšić signed with Czech side Sparta Prague on 27 June 2017.[7] The reported fee is believed to be around €1.3 million.[8] He made his debut for Sparta in 2–0 defeat against his former club Red Star Belgrade on 27 July 2017.[9]

International careerEdit

Plavšić made his international debut for the Serbia national football team in a friendly 3-0 loss to Qatar.[10] He also received a call for a friendly match against United States, on 29 January 2017.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Plavšić's father Petar, also born in Novi Sad, was a professional futsal player during his youth.[6] Srđan has credited his father for teaching him many of the tricks he plays in matches.[6] Srđan's paternal grandfather is from Šipovo.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 September 2017[13]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
ČSK Čelarevo 2012–13[3] League Vojvodina 8 2 8 2
2013–14[3] 23 5 23 5
Total 31 7 31 7
Spartak Subotica 2014–15 SuperLiga 21 1 3 1 24 2
2015–16 4 0 4 0
Total 25 1 3 1 28 2
Red Star Belgrade 2015–16 SuperLiga 31 2 2 0 33 2
2016–17 33 8 6 0 1 0 40 8
Total 64 10 8 0 1 0 73 10
Sparta Prague 2017–18 First League 4 0 1 0 2 0 7 0
Career total 124 17 12 1 3 0 139 19

InternationalEdit

As of 30 January 2017[14]
Serbia
Year Apps Goals
2016 1 0
2017 1 0
Total 2 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Red Star Belgrade

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Darjan Nedeljković (June 25, 2015). "Mozzart Sport: Nestrpljenje na Marakani: Čekaju se Plavšićevo i Ibanjezovo "DA"!" (in Serbian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  2. ^ Jovan Terzić (September 28, 2015). "Mondo Sport: Za Vošu je bio mali, a u Zvezdi je "Atomski mrav"" (in Serbian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Srđan Plavšić". srbijafudbal.com (in Serbian). Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Unknown (August 11, 2015). "HOTSPORT: PREDSTAVLJEN PLAVŠIĆ: U Spartaku je nosio dvojku na dresu, a u Zvezdi… (FOTO)" (in Serbian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Unknown (February 11, 2016). "Mondo Sport: "Mali" je, ali neka drugi misle o tome!" (in Serbian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Mozzart Sport: Vragolan Plavšić skuplja fore od Nejmara: Ne ponižavam, nego gazim do kraja!" (in Serbian). December 7, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Plavšić signs". AC Sparta Praha official website. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  8. ^ Плавшић и званично у Спарти из Прага. Radio Television of Serbia (in Serbian). 27 June 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  9. ^ Црвена звезда - Спарта Праг 2:0 (1:0). Red Star Belgrade official website (in Serbian). 27 July 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Qatar - Serbia match report". eurosport.com. 29 September 2016. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  11. ^ Селектор Славољуб Муслин позвао 18 играча за дуел против САД у Сан Дијегу, 29. јануара. Football Association of Serbia (in Serbian). 17 January 2017. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  12. ^ Danijel Radujković (December 14, 2015). "Glas Srpske: Srđan Plavšić, fudbaler Crvene zvezde, za Glas Srpske: Grof uz šalu drži autoritet" (in Serbian). Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  13. ^ a b Srđan Plavšić at Soccerway
  14. ^ "Srđan Plavšić". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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