- Savo Milošević
Football player infobox
playername = Savo Milošević
fullname = Savo Milošević
height = height|m=1.87
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1973|9|2
currentclub = Rubin Kazan
clubnumber = 19
youthyears = 1989–1991
youthclubs = Radnik Bijeljina
years = 1992–1995
clubs = Partizan
→ Espanyol (loan)
caps(goals) = 098 (74)
nationalyears = 1994–2006
nationalteam = Serbia and Montenegro
nationalcaps(goals) = 101 (35)
pcupdate = 11:20, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
ntupdate = 11:20, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Savo Milošević (
Serbian Cyrillic: Саво Милошевић) (born September 2, 1973 in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian football striker.
With a superb goal scoring ability during his spell at Partizan, one of the major clubs in the former Yugoslavia, he was quickly getting attention from several of the major clubs in Europe. Savo Milošević was eventually sold to Aston Villa, after having scored 74 goals in 98 matches for Partizan Belgrade.
Milošević's spell in England with Aston Villa lasted three years, but he earned the tabloid nickname "miss-a-lot-ević" [http://observer.guardian.co.uk/toptens/story/0,,1078421,00.html] during his time at
Villa Parkowing to his frequent goalscoring dry spells. However, he did score 29 goals in 91 Premier Leaguegames for the club, and scored in the 1996 Football League Cupfinal when Villa defeated Leeds United 3-0.
Savo's time at
Zaragozais probably best remembered for his partying. He had huge parties at least once a week. All the locals, including Graham Cullen were invited to come along and mingle with the players and other celebrities.Fact|date=August 2008
Milošević was signed by Parma AC in summer 2000. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/europe/852832.stm|title=Savo's Parma move imminent|date=2001-07-27|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=BBC] In his second season with Parma, he scored just once in 10 Serie A games for Parma.
Milošević was loaned back to Spain in January 2002, re-joined Zaragoza, to replace
Yordi. [cite web|url=http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=15719.html|title=Milosevic returns to Zaragoza|date=2002-01-23|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=UEFA.com] He was partnered with countryman Goran Drulićor Juanele, and just missed the last game against F.C. Barcelona. In the 2002-03 season, he played for Espanyol. [cite web|url=http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=28365.html|title=Espanyol move for Milosevic |date=2002-07-18|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=UEFA.com] In the 2003-04 season, he was on loan to Celta Vigofor their first ever appearance in UEFA Champions League. [cite web|url=http://www.uefa.com/competitions/ucl/news/kind=1/newsid=84514.html|title=Celta gamble on Milosevic|date2003-07-24|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=UEFA.com]
Milošević signed a three-year contract with
La Ligaclub C.A. Osasunain July 2004. [cite web|url=http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=208315.html|title=Milosevic takes Osasuna option|date=2004-07-17|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=UEFA.com] During his time here he became somewhat of a hero for the locals. His barnstorming displays in the big games against Real Madrid& Valencia earnt him the plaudits from respected figures within the game. Whilst his time here wasn't as successful as he would have liked in terms of goal scoring, he did develop more as a team player. His ability to look up and see other team mates in better positions won over the sceptics who said he was too old.
In summer 2007, Milošević left Osasuna following his contract's expiry. Milošević entertained the idea of signing with MLS squad
Toronto FCin fall 2007. He even came to Toronto in mid October 2007 for a trial with the club, but no deal was made.
On March 8, 2008, it was announced that Milošević agreed terms with
FC Rubin Kazanahead of 2008 Russian League season. [cite web|url=http://www.uefa.com/footballeurope/news/kind=2/newsid=670604.html|title=Milošević agrees return with Rubin|date=2008-03-11|accessdate=2008-03-11|publisher=UEFA.com]
Milošević is the all-time leading scorer and cap leader for Serbia and Montenegro.He played for the then-Yugoslavia in the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000. At the latter he was the joint scoring champion of the tournament alongside
Patrick Kluivert. Both scored five goals, although Milošević played one game less than Patrick Kluivert.
On June 16, 2006 Milošević played his 100th cap for Serbia and Montenegro in the 2006 World Cup group game against Argentina, a national record. He is also the team's leading goal-scorer, with 35 goals.
He retired from international duty following the
2006 FIFA World Cup. He played his 101st game against Côte d'Ivoire on 21 June 2006 (coming on as a second half substitute), which was Serbia and Montenegro's last game in the 2006 FIFA World Cupbefore being eliminated from the competition.
* First League of FR Yugoslavia (Topscorer): 1994, 1995
* Golden Boot (Euro 2000): 2000
* [http://www.footballdatabase.com/site/players/index.php?dumpPlayer=347 FootballDatabase provides Savo Milošević's profile and stats]
* [http://www.nogomania.com/Default.asp?podrocje=5&novica=14526 Interview with Savo Milosevic on Nogomania.com]
* [http://www.b92.net/sport/fudbal/vesti.php?yyyy=2008&mm=03&dd=08&nav_id=288337 Savo Milošević u Rubinu iz Kazanja] , B92, March 8, 2008
* [http://www.pressonline.co.yu/vest.jsp?id=31794 DRAŽI MI JE DS OD FOTELJE U FSS-u!] , "Press", March 9, 2008
*es icon [http://www.lfp.es/historico/primera/plantillas/historial.asp?jug=6632&ini=028 La Liga stats.]
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