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Stefan Nikolić (Cyrillic: Стефан Николић, born 16 April 1990) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a striker for FK Sutjeska Nikšić.

Stefan Nikolić
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Nikolić training with Poli Timișoara
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Nikšić, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Sutjeska Nikšić
Youth career
1998–2004 Sutjeska Nikšić
2004–2005 Partizan
2005–2007 OFK Beograd
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 OFK Beograd 3 (0)
2008–2010 Lierse 21 (4)
2009–2010Roeselare (loan) 24 (2)
2010–2012 Politehnica Timișoara 18 (3)
2011–2012Steaua București (loan) 20 (5)
2012–2014 Steaua București 28 (9)
2014 Incheon United 7 (0)
2015 CSKA Sofia 10 (0)
2015–2016 Istra 1961 18 (6)
2016 Termalica Bruk-Bet Nieciecza 3 (0)
2016–2017 Radnik Surdulica 11 (4)
2017 Kaisar 13 (1)
2017 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 13 (0)
2018 Napredak Kruševac 7 (1)
2018 FK Partizani 0 (0)
2018–2019 Radnik Surdulica 16 (0)
2019– Sutjeska Nikšić 0 (0)
National team
2008–2009 Montenegro U-19 6 (0)
2009–2011 Montenegro U-21 12 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:32, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Youth careerEdit

Born in Nikšić, Nikolić began his youth career with local club Sutjeska. Later, he joined the Serbian club Partizan for one year. In 2005, Nikolić signed with OFK Beograd and after two years he was promoted to the first team.

OFK BeogradEdit

Nikolić made his professional debut in Serbia for OFK Beograd where he made just three appearances in the Serbian SuperLiga.

LierseEdit

On 16 May 2008, he signed with Belgian side Lierse making 23 appearances for the Belgian team, scoring 4 goals. In the 2009–10 season, he was sent on loan to Roeselare, where he played 20 matches and even scored two goals.

Politehnica TimișoaraEdit

On 7 September 2010, Nikolić signed with Politehnica Timișoara for an undisclosed fee. He signed a five-year contract.[1] He made his Liga I debut on 2 October 2010, in a 2–1 win against Rapid Bucharest. On 21 November 2010, Nikolić scored his first goal for Poli in 2–0 win against Oţelul Galaţi.[2] He finished the 2010–11 season with 18 appearances and three goals.

Steaua BucureștiEdit

On 25 July 2011, Nikolić signed with Romanian record champion Steaua Bucureşti for an initial fee of 250,000 and a buy-out clause of 750,000 for the rest of the players rights which was activated in the summer of 2012.[3] He scored his first goal for Steaua against Oțelul Galați. On 14 December 2011, he scored 2 goals against AEK Larnaca in the Europa League.

At the end of 2013, Nikolić was released by Steaua Bucureşti.

Incheon UnitedEdit

In January 2014, Nikolić received an offer to join the K League Classic team Incheon United in South Korea.

CSKA SofiaEdit

On 13 January 2015, Nikolić signed a one-and-a-half-year contract with Bulgarian A Football Group side CSKA Sofia.[4]

International careerEdit

He was part of the Montenegro national under-19 football team and the Montenegro national under-21 football team.[5]

In September 2012, Nikolić was called up to the Montenegrin senior side for two matches against Poland and San Marino, but failed to make the final squad.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

(Correct as of 31 May 2015)

Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
OFK Beograd
2007–08 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Lierse
2008–09 23 4 0 0 0 0 23 4
Total 23 4 0 0 0 0 23 4
Roeselare (loan)
2009–10 20 2 3 0 0 0 23 2
Total 20 2 3 0 0 0 23 2
Politehnica Timișoara
2010–11 18 3 3 0 0 0 21 3
Total 18 3 3 0 0 0 21 3
Steaua București
2011–12 20 2 2 1 9 2 31 5
2012–13 24 5 2 1 9 1 35 7
2013–14 4 0 1 1 3 0 8 1
Total 48 7 5 3 21 3 74 13
Incheon United
2014 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
CSKA Sofia
2014–15 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Career total 128 16 11 3 21 3 161 22

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nikolić , last transfer for Poli". FC Timişoara. 7 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Poli - Oţelul 2-0". RomanianSoccer. 21 November 2010.
  3. ^ Alexandru Bourceanu şi Stefan Nikolic Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Уваренко и Николич подписаха договори с ЦСКА" (in Bulgarian). gong.bg. 13 January 2015.
  5. ^ Stefan Nikolić at FSCG.co.me
  6. ^ Nastupi za "A" selekciju
  7. ^ a b STefan Nikolić profile at Soccerway

External linksEdit