Andrija Maksimović

Andrija Maksimović

Country: Serbia

Date of birth: 05/06/2007 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Novi Pazar (Serbia)

Height: 177cm

Youth career: Crvena Zvezda

Current club: Crvena Zvezda/Grafičar 

Squad number: 99

Current national team: Serbia U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

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Tournaments participated in: 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/2)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: James Rodríguez


– passing 

– vision 

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– first touch 

– football IQ 

– long shots 

– dribbling 

– off-the-ball movement 

– crossing 

– set-pieces 

To improve:

– not the shortest, but a quite lightweight player, who should work hard on his physicality

– a classic number 10 who needs to adjust to play with higher intensity and consistency

– operating with with his weaker right foot

– I wouldn’t call him slow, but he’s surely not the most electric player

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– highly creative player, who likes to be given a free role to roam the pitch and find space to orchestrate the play in the final third

– extremely elegant with the ball at his feet with a truly futsal-esque technique

– very high football IQ and general understanding of the game

– player with an outstanding vision to execute killer passes and set up goalscoring opportunities for his teammates

– unpredictable and able to make a difference with his passing skills at any time

– superb spatial awareness/always keeps his head up and scans the pitch before receiving the ball

– very good feeling to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to score

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions under pressure

– excellent first touch and ability to operate in tight spaces

– possesses very interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– avoids using his weaker right foot

– good direct and indirect set-piece taker

– inconsistent against the ball, but shows some decent defensive work rate for a number 10

Maksimović loses his marker with a quick feint and creates a big chance with a superb through ball.
Maksimović loses his marker thanks to his superb footwork and scores with a precise finish from short range.
Maksimović enters the penalty area and provides a great pre-assist with a no-look pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



Serbian U-17 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Crvena Zvezda.

League summary (as for 18 September 2023):

Prva liga Srbije 2023/2024 (ongoing): 5 games/4 goals (Grafičar)


Andrija Maksimović is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in the Balkans. He is a product of the superb Crvena Zvezda youth academy. In May 2023, he represented his country and was one of Serbia’s leaders at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where young Оrlovi made it to the quarter-final and showed an interesting generation of players such as Matija Popović, Mihajlo Cvetković, Veljko Milosavljević, Nikola Simić, Andrej Petrović, Adem Avdić, Veljko Vukojević, Andrej Subotić, Viktor Stojanović, Uroš Sremčević, and Nikša Delibašić. Andrija made his professional debut for Crvena Zvezda’s feeder team Grafičar on 11 August 2023 in the Serbian second division game against Jedinstvo Ub in which he scored and provided an assist.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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