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Sergej Milinković-Savić: Current Club, Height, Wife, Nationality, Net Worth, Children, Parents, Siblings, Age, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, News, Occupation, Achievements, Wikipedia, Podcast

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Biography

Sergej Milinković-Savić was born on the 27th of February 1995 to the family of Nikola Milinkovic and Milijana Savic in Lleida, Spain. He is popularly known as Sergej. Sergej is a Serbian professional footballer. He plays the role of a midfielder for Serie A club Lazio and the Serbia national team.

 Sergej joined the Serbian professional football club Vojvodina, where he became a member of the youth squad, along with Mijat Gacinovic and Nebojsa Kosovic, which won two consecutive championship titles in Serbia.

Sergej signed a five-year contract deal with Belgian club Genk in June 2014, for which the player was given the number 20 shirt. The 31st of July 2015 marked Sergej’s arrival to the Italian football club Lazio, and on that date, he made his appearance for this club by scoring a goal against Bayer Leverkusen in a 1–0 win at home. As a member of Serbia’s Under-19 national team, Sergej participated in the 2013 UEFA Under-19 Championship, winning a gold medal. It was in October 2015 that he was called up for his senior appearance against Albania and Portugal in UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers.

Sergej started his professional career at Serbian club Vojvodina and helped them win the Serbian Cup in the 2013–2014 season. He joined Belgian club Genk in June 2014, where he played 24 games before transferring to Italian club Lazio one year later. He has made over 250 appearances for Lazio and has won the Coppa Italia once and the Supercoppa Italiana twice. He was named in the Serie A Team of the Year in the 2017–2018 season and won the league’s Best Midfielder award in the 2018–2019 season.

Sergej played youth international football for Serbia at under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He was among the Serbian team players that won the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup and received the tournament’s Bronze Ball award for his performances. He made his senior international appearance in 2017 and represented Serbia at the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups football tournament.

Full Name:Sergej Milinković-Savić
Current club:Serie A club Lazio, Serbia national football team.
Born:February 27, 1995
Place of Birth:Lleida, Spain
Nationality:Serbian, Spanish
Height:6 feet 4 inches
Parents:Nikola Milinkovic (father) and Milijana Savic (mother)
Siblings:Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Jana Milinkovic-Savic
Wife • Spouse:Natalia llic
Zodiac sign: Pisces
Children: N/A
Occupation:Football player
Net Worth:$3.9 million.
Achievements: 2018 Serbia Italian cup winner
2018/2019 SS Lazio Italian Super Cup winner

Early Life & Education

Sergej Milinković-Savić was born into a family that eats and breath football in Lleida, Catalonia, Spain, where his father Nikola Milinković played football professionally as of 1991-2005. His mother, Milana Savić, was a professional basketball player. He first started training with Sporting CP, while his father was playing in Portugal. He later spent a few years at Grazer AK in Austria before moving to his native Serbia where he broke through as a footballer.

Sergej is the older brother of Vanja Milinković-Savić, a fellow footballer who plays the role of a goalkeeper for Italian Serie A side SPAL.

His sister Jana also follows the mother footsteps by liking basketball from the beginning of her life.

Sergej grew up from tall offspring because both father and mother were very tall, they are both 6.4ft tall.

Sergej’s decision to become a footballer was thoroughly influenced by his father, after a memorable game that he had with his dad Nikola Milinkovic in the Graz stadium (home of the Austrian football team Grazer AK).

Sergej started playing as early as Twelve years, he was enrolled in the rooster of the youth academy in Navi Sad, shortly after he made decision.

Personal Life

Sergej Milinković-Savić is rumored to have been in love with Natalija llic, a lady from Navi Sad in Northern area of Serbia. Natalia is a Doctor by Profession. she eats and breathes Medicine.
Sergej and Natalia are currently not married and have no child at the moment.

Sergej is blessed with two siblings Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and Jana Milinkovic-Savic, they were both footballers, while one plays football and other plays basketball.
Sergej’s career suffered from setback after he failed to recieve a work permit from the united kingdom when he was signed by the English Club Manchester United.

Sergej has a double surname due to some error when he was born. He also has a dual citizen which are Serbian and Spain.

Career

Sergej Milinković-Savić started his career with the youth academy of Vojvodina. He was one of the midfielders who emerged from the youth squad that won two consecutive national youth championship titles, alongside Mijat Gaćinović and Nebojša Kosović. Consequently, Sergej signed his first professional contract with the club on 26 December 2012, penning a three-year deal.

On 23 November 2013, Sergej made his senior appearance in a 3–0 away loss to Jagodina. On 9 March 2014, He scored his first goal in a 1–1 away draw with Spartak Subotica. In total, Sergej made 13 league appearances and scored a total number of three goals in the 2013–2014 season. He also helped Vojvodina win the 2013–2014 Serbian Cup in the club’s centennial year.

In June 2014, Sergej signed a five-year contract with Belgian club Genk and was given the number 20 shirt. He made his competitive debut for the club in a 1–1 home league draw with Cercle Brugge on 2 August 2014. On 18 January 2015, Sergej scored his first goal for Genk in a 1–1 away league draw against Lokeren. He scored a total of five league goals in 24 appearances during the 2014–2015 season.

On 31 July 2015, it was announced that Sergej would join Italian club Lazio. He made his appearance for the side in a 1–0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of the Champions League play-off round on 18 August 2015. Sergej scored his first goal for Lazio in a 1–1 Europa League draw with Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on 17 September 2015. He scored his first Serie A goal in a 3–1 away win over Fiorentina on 9 January 2016. Throughout his appearance season, Sergej made 35 appearances and scored three goals for Lazio in all competitions.

On 5 December 2021, Sergej became the highest-scoring midfielder in Lazio’s history following his goal against Sampdoria. He beat previous holder Pavel Nedvěd, who had the record of 33 goals for over a decade.

Sergej represented Serbia at under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels. He played for Serbia at the 2013 UEFA Under-19 Championship, winning the gold medal. He played the full 90 minutes in four out of five games, including the final match of the competition against France that Serbia won 1–0. Subsequently, Sergej appeared at the 2014 UEFA Under-19 Championship, as the team was eliminated in the semi-final by Portugal after penalties. He missed Serbia’s last spot-kick in the penalty shoot-out.

The following summer, Sergej was one of Serbia’s most influential players at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, as the team won the tournament. He appeared in six out of seven games and scored one goal against Mali in the group stage. Due to his outstanding performances during the tournament, Sergej was awarded the Bronze Ball.

In October 2015, Sergej received his first call-up to the full squad by manager Radovan Ćurčić for Serbia’s UEFA Euro 2016 qualifiers against Albania and Portugal. He remained an unused substitute in both games. In May 2016, Sergej was selected by newly appointed manager Slavoljub Muslin for friendly matches against Cyprus, Israel, and Russia. However, after failing to receive any playing time in the first two games, Sergej left the team in agreement with Muslin who said that some other players better fit into his tactical formations.

On 30 October 2017, it was announced that Serbia caretaker manager Mladen Krstajić included Sergej in the squad for friendlies against China and South Korea.
On 8 October 2020, Sergej scored his first two senior international goals, settling a 2–1 win over Norway in the semi-finals of the Euro 2020 qualifying play-off.

In November, 2022 he was selected in Serbia’s squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He played in all three group stage matches, against Brazil, Cameroon, and Switzerland. He scored a goal in a group stage match against Cameroon, on assist from Andrija Živković.

However, Serbia finished fourth in the group.

Net Worth

Sergej Milinković-Savić has worked as a Footballer right from youth. he has accumulated a satisfactory fortune from playing football. Sergej Milinković-Savić has an astonished net worth of $3.9 million.

Social Media

Sergej Milinković-Savić as humble and hardworking as he is discovered that he also has some social media platforms where he can be connected.

  • Sergej Milinković-Savić (@Smilinkovic7) is his Instagram handle.
  • @Sergej Milinković-Savić (@Smilinkovic7) is his Twitter handle.

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