Marko Vejinović

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Marko Vejinović
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-02-03) 3 February 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Zeeburgia
Ajax
Utrecht
AZ
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 AZ 3 (0)
2009–2013 Heracles Almelo 102 (11)
2013–2015 Vitesse 61 (12)
2015–2017 Feyenoord 25 (0)
2017–2018 AZ 11 (0)
2019–2020 Arka Gdynia 38 (13)
National team
2006–2007 Netherlands U17 8 (2)
2007–2009 Netherlands U19 17 (6)
2011 Netherlands U21 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 June 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 April 2019

Marko Vejinović (born 3 February 1990) is a Dutch[1] footballer who last played as a central midfielder for Arka Gdynia in the Ekstraklasa. Having started his professional career with AZ, with whom he won the Dutch Championship, he went on to play for Heracles Almelo, Vitesse, Feyenoord and AZ.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Vejinović started playing football at the age of seven at a small Dutch club by the name of Zeeburgia. Ajax scouts immediately recognized his talent, where he consequently spent the next seven years playing for the youth team at Ajax. He continued his career later at FC Utrecht and then at AZ Alkmaar.[2]

Vejinović made his debut in the Eredivisie with AZ on 22 March 2009, in a 0–0 draw at home against Feyenoord.[3] AZ won the league championship that season.

After he refused to extend his contract, he left Heracles Almelo as a free agent in summer 2013.

International career[edit]

Of Bosnian-Serbian descent, Vejinović is eligible to play for the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia.[4]

On 2 November 2015, he was called up to the provisional senior Netherlands squad for friendlies against Wales and Germany.[5] The following day he stated he was unsure whether he would accept the invitation.[4] On 9 November 2015, having chosen to accept the invitation, he said he never doubted his choice.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Vejinović is a Dutch citizen of Bosnian Serb descent.[6] In 2015, he married a Dutch woman named Sophie.[7]

Honours[edit]

AZ Alkmaar

Feyenoord

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vejinovic heeft nooit getwijfeld over keuze voor Oranje". NU.nl (in Dutch). 9 November 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Interview with Marko Vejinovic (Serbian)". BeliOrlovi.rs.
  3. ^ "De gebaartjes van Vejinovic". Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (in Dutch). 8 November 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  4. ^ a b Bell, Michael (3 November 2015). "Vejinovic unsure on Netherlands selection". football-oranje.com. Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Netherlands drop Memphis Depay and Robin van Persie for Wales". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 November 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2015-10-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.novosti.rs/vesti/sport.294.html:569610-Vejinovic-vaga-poziv-Bosanaca-Nikuda-ne-zurim

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