Ivan Saponjic

Ivan Saponjic

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Country: Serbia

Date of birth: 02/08/1997 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Nova Varos (Serbia)

Height: 1,88m

Youth career: Zlatar Nova Varos, Sloboda Uzice, Partizan Belgrade

Senior career: Partizan Belgrade

Squad number: 33

Current national team: Serbia U-17

Position: secondary striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: Robert Lewandowski

 

Strengths:

– finishing Untitled1

– off the ball Untitled1

– decisions Untitled1

– plays very well with his weaker foot Untitled

– instinct Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– heading Untitled

– strength Untitled

 

Style of play:

– number “9”

– one-on-one situation specialist

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to play deep and start out his attacks from there

– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes

– plays with back to goal

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-4-2.

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Achievements:

 

League summary:

Serbian Super Liga 2013/2014: 1 match/0 goals (Partizan Belgrade)

 

Description:

Everything that could have been written about Youth School Belin Lazarević Nadoveza – or Partizan’s youth academy – has already been written. It releases future Serbian internationals into the world fairly regularly. Ivan Sapnijc is another such a pearl, which should be a key force in Crno-beli’s side. In Partizan youth squads, Sapnjic is a real goal machine, thanks to which he was given a chance to make his first team debut. That occured on November 30th 2013 in a league match against Spartak Subotica, where he replaced Filip Malbasic at 77th minute mark. He became the youngest debutant in the history of the club that day – beating Dejan Markovic’s record of 25 years. Markovic was one month older than Ivan. Ivan is also a Serbia U-17 international, where he partners Luka Jovic from Crvena Zvezda.

 

Quotes:

“I’m really honored that I got into the club’s history. I’m very happy.”

(Ivan Saponjic)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt: http://www.transfermarkt.com/ivan-saponjic/profil/spieler/274347

Soccerway: http://int.soccerway.com/players/ivan-aponji/317305/

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