Uroš Matić

Uroš Matić (Serbian Cyrillic: Уpoш Maтић, pronounced [ǔroʃ mǎːtitɕ]; born 23 May 1990) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for Abha in the Saudi Professional League.

Uroš Matić
Uroš Matić.jpg
Personal information
Full name Uroš Matić
Date of birth (1990-05-23) 23 May 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Šabac, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Abha
Number 8
Youth career
Obrenovac 1905
Jedinstvo Ub
2008–2009 Košice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 Košice 74 (8)
2013–2014 Benfica B 16 (0)
2014–2016 NAC Breda 73 (4)
2016–2017 Sturm Graz 20 (3)
2017–2020 Copenhagen 24 (4)
2018–2019Austria Wien (loan) 31 (5)
2019–2020APOEL (loan) 19 (1)
2020–2021 Qarabağ 19 (1)
2021– Abha 19 (0)
National team
2009 Serbia U19 7 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 25 November 2020

Club careerEdit

Matić was born in Šabac in the Serbian Federal Republic. Moving from youth football to MFK Košice in 2008, he made his debut on 30 May 2009 as a substitute in second half of the match against Tatran Prešov. On 9 March 2013, in a 2–1 loss to Spartak Myjava, he scored a goal similar to one scored by Arjen Robben, but during extra time, he missed a penalty, firing the ball into the arms of Myjava goalkeeper Peter Solnička.

In early 2013, Matić joined his brother at Benfica in Portugal.[1][2] on a 1-year contract with the option to extend it for a further five years.[3] In 2014, at the same time as his brother left for Chelsea, he went on a trial at NAC Breda, who later, signed him on a permanent deal.[4]

On 26 July 2020, Matić signed a three-year contract with Qarabağ FK.[5][6] Matić left Qarabağ on 26 July 2021.[7]

On 26 July 2021, Matić signed a two-year contract with Saudi club Abha.[8]

International careerEdit

Matić made four appearances for the Serbia national under-19 football team at the 2009 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

Personal lifeEdit

Matić's older brother, Nemanja, plays for Roma and the Serbia national team.[9] Matić's maternal grandfather was born in Volkovija, now the Republic of North Macedonia, then settled with his family in Serbia; he has talked about joining the Macedonian national team (as he is eligible through his descent).[10][11]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Copenhagen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uros Matic faz testes". Record.pt. 17 February 2013. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Uros Matic vai realizar um novo teste". record.pt. 21 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Benfica Acquire Namanja Matic Younger Brother Uros Matic!!". portufutebol.blogspot.pt. 22 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Uros Matic ruma ao NAC". record.xl.pt. 20 January 2014. Archived from the original on 21 January 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Xoş gəldin Uros Matic". www.facebook.com/FKQarabagh (in Azerbaijani). Qarabağ FK. 26 July 2020.
  6. ^ "UROŞ MATİÇ RƏSMƏN "QARABAĞ"IMIZDA". qarabagh.com (in Azerbaijani). Qarabağ FK. 26 July 2020.
  7. ^ ""Qarabağ" FK Uroş Matiçlə yollarını ayırıb. Serbiyalı yarıımmüdafiəçi ilə olan müqaviləyə qarşılıqlı razılaşma əsasında xitam verilib". facebook.com/FKQarabagh/ (in Azerbaijani). Qarabağ FK Facebook. 26 July 2021. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  8. ^ "رسميًا.. أبها يعلن تعاقده مع الصربي أوروش ماتيتش".
  9. ^ "Serbian Uros Matic to play for Macedonia". 27 December 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  10. ^ "Interview with Uroš Matić: I'm thinking of playing for Macedonia". Jovan Trpcheski. Macedonian football. 21 November 2014.
  11. ^ "Bývalý hráč Košíc bude reprezentovať Macedónsko". Sita Vydané. Smesk. 2 January 2015.

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