Nikola Stojiljković

Nikola Stojiljković
Stojiljković with Braga in 2016
Personal information
Full name Nikola Stojiljković
Date of birth (1992-08-17) 17 August 1992
Place of birth Niš, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Red Star Belgrade
(on loan from Braga)
Number 19
Youth career
Filip Filipović
Partizan
2006–2010 Rad
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Rad 26 (5)
2013–2015 Čukarički 74 (25)
2015– Braga 57 (15)
2017–2018Kayserispor (loan) 13 (2)
2018–Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2 (1)
National team
2009 Serbia U17[lower-alpha 1] 2 (0)
2009–2010 Serbia U19[lower-alpha 1] 5 (1)
2013–2014 Serbia U21 8 (1)
2016– Serbia 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1:00, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:12, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Nikola Stojiljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Никола Стојиљковић, pronounced [nǐkola stojǐːʎkoʋitɕ]; born 17 August 1992) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Red Star Belgrade, on loan from Braga.[1]

Club career

Rad

Born in Niš, Stojiljković spent his formatting years at Partizan and Rad. He made his Serbian SuperLiga debut with Rad on 30 May 2009, coming on as a substitute and providing a vital injury time assist in a 2–2 home draw with Vojvodina. During his tenure at Banjica, Stojiljković scored five goals in 26 league appearances, all of them in the 2011–12 season.

Čukarički

In the 2013 winter transfer window, Stojiljković moved to Serbian First League club Čukarički, scoring seven goals in 15 league appearances until the end of the 2012–13 season,[2] thus helping them win promotion back to the top flight. With seven goals in the 2013–14 Serbian SuperLiga, Stojiljković was one of the most deserving for the team's success, finishing in fifth place in the competition, eventually securing them a spot in the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. He scored two goals in the qualifying phase, including the winning goal against SV Grödig. Stojiljković finished the season as the club's top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions, helping them win the 2014–15 Serbian Cup, the club's first ever major title.[3]

Braga

On 8 August 2015, Stojiljković was transferred to Portuguese club Braga, on a five-year deal.[4] He made his debut for the club eight days later, coming on as a 61st-minute substitute for Rodrigo Pinho in a 2–1 home win over Nacional in the first game of the Primeira Liga season. Stojiljković scored his first goals as an Arsenalista on 21 September, a brace in a 5–1 win over Marítimo also at the Estádio Municipal de Braga.[5] In September 2017, Stojiljković moved on loan to the Turkish side Kayserispor.[6] After the end of 2017–18 campaign, Stojiljković returned to Serbia in June 2018, joining Red Star Belgrade on one-year loan deal.[7]

International career

Stojiljković represented his country at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level. He missed out on the 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship due to an injury.[8]

In March 2016, Stojiljković received his first call-up for the senior team for friendlies against Poland and Estonia.[9] He made his debut in the former on the 23rd, starting in a 1–0 defeat at the Stadion Miejski in Poznań and being substituted for Filip Đuričić after 56 minutes.[10]

Statistics

As of 29 July 2018[11]

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Rad 2008–09 SuperLiga 100010
2009–10 100010
2010–11 400040
2011–12 1951010215
2012–13 100010
Total 2651010285
Čukarički 2012–13 First League 15[lower-alpha 2]7157
2013–14 SuperLiga 28720307
2014–15 28963423814
2015–16 32003163
Total 742583738931
Braga 2015–16 Primeira Liga 31107220634615
2016–17 2452121521[lower-alpha 3]0349
2017–18 20003151
Total 57159341146108525
Kayserispor (loan) 2017–18 Süper Lig 13240172
Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2018–19 SuperLiga 10001020
Career total 17147226412391022163

International

As of 16 June 2018[12]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Serbia 201640
Total40

Honours

Club

Čukarički
Braga

Individual

Notes

  1. 1 2 Only official UEFA matches included
  2. Several websites made confusion with statistics of a player. Nikola noted 15 league caps and scored 7 goals for the season. During the season, other player with the same surname, Aleksandar Stojiljković, also played for Čukarički, scoring 3 goals on 17 matches.[2]
  3. Includin an appearance in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira

References

  1. "Никола Стојиљковић". Red Star Belgrade official website (in Serbian). Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. 1 2 "Stojiljkovic, Nikola". srbijafudbal.net (in Serbian). Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  3. "Čukarički make history with Serbian Cup success". UEFA. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
  4. "Stojiljkovic assina por cinco anos com pelo SC Braga" [Stojiljković signs for five years at SC Braga] (in Portuguese). Sapo. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  5. "Braga slavi Srbina: Stojiljković sa dva gola srušio Maritimo" [Braga celebrate Serb: Stojiljković scores two goals against Marítimo] (in Serbian). N1. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  6. "Kayserispor yeni golcüsünü buldu! (Nikola Stojiljkovic) Başkan açıkladı" [Kayserispor found a new goal scorer! (Nikola Stojiljkovic) President announced] (in Turkish). Sporx. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  7. "Никола Стојиљковић у Звезди!" [Nikola Stojiljkovic in Red Star!] (in Serbian). Red Star Belgrade. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  8. "Serbia U21s - UEFA Under-21 European Championship 2015 Preview and Team Analysis". Just Football. 15 June 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  9. "Stojiljkovic estreia-se nos convocados da Sérvia" [Stojiljković has his first selection for Serbia] (in Portuguese). Sapo. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  10. "Polónia derrota Sérvia com Stojiljkovic a titular" [Poland defeats Serbia with Stojiljković starting] (in Portuguese). Record. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  11. Nikola Stojiljković at Soccerway
  12. "Nikola Stojiljković". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
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