Date of birth: 12/03/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Montenegro
Youth career: Buducnost Podgorica
Current club: Buducnost Podgorica
Squad number: 14
Current national team: Montenegro U-21
Position: winger, centre-forward
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Robin van Persie
– off the ball movement
– can score some really good header goals but his general aerial ability could still improve
Style of play:
– advanced striker
– versatile, elegant, unselfish, and mobile
– can also play on the wing as a right sided inside forward
– pacey striker with good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability
– can operate effectively alone up front or offer versatility in the attacking duo
– superb off the ball intelligence to recognise spaces where to receive/run into
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– always alert to capitalize on opposite defensive mistakes
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– excellent balance, footwork, and changes of pace
– likes to try to beat the offside trap
– decent passing and playmaking skills
– often moves deeper into midfield and draws defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– possesses impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills with his left foot
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– good ability at first touch which helps him to make quick combinations with his teammates
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– competent set-piece taker
– decent ambidexterity when using his right weaker foot
Mijović controls the ball in the edge of the penalty area, makes a quick decision, and scores with a brilliant shot.
Mijović with a great counter attacking run – he loses his marker with a very good feint and scores with his weaker foot.
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
Prva CFL 2019/2020 winner with Buducnost.
Prva CFL 2020/2021 winner with Buducnost.
Montenegrin Cup 2020/2021 winner with Buducnost.
League summary (as for 24 September 2021):
Prva CFL 2019/2020: 2 games/0 goals (Buducnost)
Prva CFL 2020/2021: 20 games/6 goals (Buducnost)
Prva CFL 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/1 goal (Buducnost)
Lazar Mijović is a product of Buducnost Podgorica youth academy. He made his professional debut for Buducnost on 12 June 2020 in a league fixture against FK Iskra Danilovgrad. He is considered to be one of the most talented players in the country. He is also a regular youth international for Montenegro and now he is a member of the U-21 team despite being only 18.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.