Andrija Novakovich

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Andrija Novakovich
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Personal information
Full name Andrija Novakovich[1]
Date of birth (1996-09-24) September 24, 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Muskego, Wisconsin, United States
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Frosinone
Number 18
Youth career
2004–2006 United Serbians
2012–2014 Chicago Magic PSG
2014 Reading
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2015–2019 Reading 3 (0)
2015–2016Cheltenham Town (loan) 4 (0)
2017–2018Telstar (loan) 35 (19)
2018–2019Fortuna Sittard (loan) 29 (9)
2019– Frosinone 21 (3)
National team
2013 United States U17 2 (2)
2013–2014 United States U18 7 (1)
2014 United States U20 5 (3)
2018– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of February 29, 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 11, 2018

Andrija Novakovich (born September 21, 1996) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a forward in Italy for Frosinone.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Despite signing a letter of intent to play college soccer at Marquette University, Novakovich agreed to join English Championship side Reading in April 2014, signing for the club in June of the same year, the move being made easier due to Novakovich holding a British passport through his mother who was born in England of Serbian descent.[2][3][4][5]

On November 26, 2015, Novakovich joined National League side Cheltenham Town on loan until January 2, 2016.[6] Novakovich returned to Reading on January 4, 2016 after Cheltenham Town didn't extend his loan deal.[7]

On July 2, 2017, Reading announced that Novakovich had signed a new two-year contract with the club, and that he would join Eerste Divisie side SC Telstar for the 2017–18 season. A year later, June 20, 2018, Novakovich signed a new two-year contract with Reading and moved to Fortuna Sittard on a season-long loan deal.[8]

On 2 September 2019, it was announced that Novakovich would leave Reading, with Frosinone paying an undisclosed fee for the player. Novakovich signed a contract with Frosinone lasting until 30 June 2022.[9]

International[edit]

In March 2018, Novakovich was called up to the USMNT for the first time for their international friendly against Paraguay on March 27, 2018. In the 77' minute, he earned his first cap replacing Bobby Wood, the goalscorer, in Cary, North Carolina at WakeMed Soccer Park. Novakovich holds both British and American passports and remains eligible to represent England or the United States in a competitive match, as well as Serbia, his father's birthplace.[10][citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played November 3, 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2014–15[12] Championship 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2015–16[13] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17[14] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019–20[15] 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Cheltenham Town (loan) 2015–16[13] National League 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Telstar (loan) 2017–18[16] Eerste Divisie 35 19 1 1 2 2 38 22
Fortuna Sittard (loan) 2018–19[17] Eredivisie 29 9 2 1 1 1 32 11
Frosinone 2019–20 Serie B 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Total 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1
Career total 87 29 3 2 0 0 3 2 93 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clubs submit retained and released lists". Premier League. Archived from the original on July 13, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Andrija Novakovich Signs With Reading FC". GoMarquette.com. Marquette Golden Eagles. April 4, 2014. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Reading FC sign USA striker Andrija Novakovich". Get Reading. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Royals confirm Novakovich deal". readingfc.co.uk. Reading FC. June 10, 2014. Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SoccerInsider. "He has a Serbian accent, scores goals in the Netherlands and may help rebuild U.S. men's soccer". Washington Post. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  6. ^ "Cheltenham complete Novakovich loan singing". Cheltenham Town F.C. Cheltenham Town F.C. November 26, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
  7. ^ "Andrija's loan comes to an end". www.ctfc.com/. Cheltenham Town F.C. January 4, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Novakovich agrees new Royals deal and seals Fortuna loan switch". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "NOVAKOVICH E' UN CALCIATORE DEL FROSINONE". frosinonecalcio.com. Frosinone Calcio. September 2, 2019. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SoccerInsider. "He has a Serbian accent, scores goals in the Netherlands and may help rebuild U.S. men's soccer". Washington Post. Retrieved October 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "A.Novakovich". uk.soccerway.com/. Soccerway. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  12. ^ "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2014/2015". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2015/2016". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  14. ^ "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2016/2017". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  16. ^ "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Games played by Andrija Novakovich in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved September 1, 2017.

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