Scotland eliminated Serbia, and the Serbians are at the next World Cup’s mercy to see where they will stand. Despite their unlucky elimination from the cup, Serbia does have something to look forward to in their next European competition, and that is Aleksandar Mitrovic. Let’s take a look at who he is and what he has achieved so far.
In 1994, Mitrovic is a Serbian striker who currently plays for the Premier League side Fulham as a center-forward. He won UEFA European Under-19 Championship Golden Player in 2013 and was also included in the tournament team.
Mitrovic was featured as EFL Championship Player of the Month on three occasions. Furthermore, Mitrovic was the top in UEFA Nations League from League C in the 2018-19 campaign. In addition to his honors, he was also the leading goal scorer in EFL Championship in the 2019-20 season.
Mitrovic currently plays as a center-forward, and this position offers him more compatibility in the field. By exploiting spaces and running behind the defenders, Mitrovic offers much more explosiveness in the attack. However, when he is not busy playing as a center-forward, he can use himself at the second striker position or as a left-winger.
Fulham’s star-studded striker Mitrovic is currently priced at €6.5 million. His highest price rise went to €10 million when he was busy scoring goals in the EFL Championship.
For what started as a hot prospect at Partizan, Mitrovic turned into a professional footballer after being loaned to Teleoptik. His recognition went through the roof as he won Serbian SuperLiga in his first season. He was already considered one of the best young talents by UEFA reporters at the age of 18.
After enjoying a myriad of success at Teleoptik, Mitrovic joined Anderlecht for €5 million. At Anderlecht, the Serbian scored 44 goals in just 90 games. After enjoying plenty of success for two years at the club, he moved to Premier League for £13 million to play for Newcastle United. In 2018, Mitrovic was loaned to Fulham, and afterward, he joined them on a permanent deal. He was a cornerstone success for their promotion back to the Premier League.
National Team Career
Mitrovic was voted as the best Serbian player in the 2013 European Under-19 Championship. After that year, Mitrovic was promoted to the senior team. He has already earned 50 caps and has presented to Serbia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
In the 350 games he has played for club-level, Mitrovic has scored an astonishing 138 goals in 350 games. The total number includes each and every club he has played for, including Teleoptik as well. However, his goal-scoring record for Serbia is nothing short of an excellent experience for the striker. Mitrovic has managed to score 36 goals in just 61 games for Serbia.
With many years of football lying ahead of him, will Mitrovic win something for his national team? We can only wait to see before anything pans out. If you want to share your two cents regarding his performances, statistics, and future at the club, please drop them down below.