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Aleksandar Boljević

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Aleksandar Boljević
Boljević at PSV in 2014
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Boljević
Date of birth (1995-12-12) 12 December 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Podgorica, FR Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Standard Liège
Number 18
Youth career
Zeta
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Zeta 43 (8)
2014–2016 PSV 3 (0)
2014–2016 Jong PSV 72 (14)
2016–2019 Waasland-Beveren 98 (7)
2019– Standard Liège 9 (2)
National team
2013–2016 Montenegro U21 12 (3)
2013– Montenegro 15 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 November 2019

Aleksandar Boljević (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Бољевић; born 12 December 1995) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a winger for Belgian Pro League club Standard Liège.

Club career

Zeta

Boljević made his debut for FK Zeta in Montenegro's semi-professional Montenegrin First League in 2011 at the age of 15. His extraordinary talent cemented his place in Zeta's regular starting lineup. Already at the age of 16, Boljević played a key role in Zeta's campaign in the 2012-13 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase. He appeared in all eight Europa League qualifying games that year, making assists against JJK Jyväskylä and FK Sarajevo before playing two matches against PSV Eindhoven. Even though Zeta lost by a staggering 0-14 on aggregate, PSV Eindhoven recognized Boljević and subsequently signed him on a pre-contract which transfers Boljević to PSV in January 2014.[1]

PSV

In his time at PSV, Boljević mostly played for the reserves, Jong PSV. While he did impress there it wasn't enough for coach Phillip Cocu to call him up more regularly for the first team. Boljević made one appearance in the first team. On August 9, 2016, it became clear that Boljević had signed a contract with Belgian club Waasland-Beveren.[2] He had only one season remaining on his contract with PSV.

Waasland-Beveren

On August 9, 2016, Boljević signed a contract with Belgian club Waasland-Beveren. During the 2016–17 season, Boljević made 21 appearances for Waasland-Beveren, recording 4 assists and no goals.

Standard Liège

On June 21 , 2019 , Boljević signed a contract with Belgian club Standard Liège.

International career

In 2010, at the age of 14, Boljević represented Montenegro's football team at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. He scored a goal against Zimbabwe in the group stage and another goal against Bolivia's team in the tournament's knockout stage.

At 17 years of age, Boljević made his debut for the Montenegro national football team on November 17, 2013, in a friendly match against Luxembourg.[3]

References

  1. ^ [1] Voetbal International: PSV kan zich opmaken voor entree vleugelspits Boljevic (In Dutch) October 17, 2013
  2. ^ "PSV verliest 'toptalent' Boljevic aan Waasland-Beveren". www.vi.nl.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-04-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Fudbalski Savez Crne Gore: Sokolovi ubjedljivi u Luksemburgu (in Montenegrin) November 17, 2013
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