Goalkeeper Vladimir Sojković defended the most games for the national team
Currently, the best Serbian football goalkeeper Vladimir Stojković was born on July 28, 1983, in Loznica, he has a strange but successful career behind him. Today, the Nottingham Forest player is on loan at Partizan. This is his third stay at Partizan.
One interesting fact is related to him. He has defended for 12 clubs so far, and he has defended the most games for the national team. He defended 24 matches for the young football team of Serbia and Montenegro, 3 matches for the Olympic team, and 73 matches for the senior national team of Serbia so far (he has been defending since 2006).
He started defending in his native Loznica for the team of the same name. At the age of 17, he joined the Red Star. He defended in Zvezda on two occasions and played 23 games. He won a double crown with Zvezda.
Zvezda sent him on a six-month loan to Leotar from Trebinje, where he defended four games. After the loan expired, he went to Zemun, where he spent two seasons and played 34 games.
In the summer of 2006, he transferred from the Red Star to Nantes, France, with a promise of about 3 million euros. After a few good games, his form dropped significantly. A few goals conceded after his mistakes cost him places in the starting lineup. He played 10 games for Nantes. With the arrival of Fabian Barthez in the club, he went to the Dutch Vitesse on loan. He defended 8 games for Vitesse.
He transferred to Sporting in Portugal in July 2007 with compensation of 1.5 million euros to Nantes. Stojkovic then signed a five-year contract. He got injured after a few games. He was replaced on the goal by the young Rui Patricio, who used the chance and continued to be the first goalkeeper even after Stojković’s recovery from injury. Dissatisfied with not being in the foreground, he came into conflict with coach Paul Bent, after which he lost his place on the bench. He played 9 games for Sporting.
In January 2009, he went on loan to Getafe, Spain, where he took advantage of the injury of the Argentine Oscar Ustari and defended for five games.
After Getafe, he went to England to Wigan Athletic, where he defended in only 4 games.
During the summer of 2009, there was an opportunity to return to Crvena Zvezda as a loan player, but no agreement was reached between the two clubs.
On August 27, 2010, it was announced that Stojković had signed a one-season loan agreement with Serbian league champions Partizan, just days after he managed to qualify for the Champions League.
The transfer to Partizan was unexpected, considering that he was an ardent Red Star fan and that in one show, when asked how much he would transfer to Partizan, he said: “I have no money, not even 100 million to transfer to Partizan.”