Uroš Ćosić

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Uroš Ćosić
Урош Ћосић
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Ćosić playing for AEK Athens in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-10-24) 24 October 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Centre Back
Youth career
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2013 CSKA Moscow 0 (0)
2011–2012Red Star Belgrade (loan) 15 (1)
2012–2013Pescara (loan) 20 (0)
2013–2015 Pescara 25 (0)
2015Frosinone (loan) 11 (0)
2015–2017 Empoli 23 (0)
2017–2019 AEK Athens 28 (0)
2019–2020 Universitatea Craiova 17 (1)
2020 Shakhtyor Soligorsk 0 (0)
National team
2009–2011 Serbia U19 5 (2)
2013–2015 Serbia U21 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 May 2014

Uroš Ćosić (Serbian Cyrillic: Урош Ћосић; born 24 October 1992) is a Serbian footballer who plays as a centre back.

Club career[edit]

Uroš Ćosić was born on October 24, 1992 in Belgrade and he made his first steps in football at the youth academies of Red Star Belgrade. At the age of 17 he transferred to CSKA Moscow and then he moved back to Red Star on loan. In 2013 he moved to Pescara. During his spell at the Italian club he also had a loan transfer to Frosinone. In the season 2016–17, Ćosic was playing for italina Serie A club Empoli.

AEK Athens[edit]

On 2 July 2017, AEK Athens and Empoli have reached an agreement for the transfer move of the Serbian central defender to the Superleague Greece club. The 25-year-old former player of Red Star Belgrade, Pescara and Frosinone, who made 14 performances during 2016–17 season at Serie A with the struggling Italian team, is expected in Athens in order to complete the final details of deal and sign his four-season contract with AEK.[1] On 3 July 2017, after successfully passing his medicals he put pen to paper to a three (plus one) years' contract.[2] AEK paid €500,000 to acquire Ćosić from Empoli, which has a resale rate of 25%.

On 2 August 2017 he made his official debut in a 1–0 away defeat against CSKA Moscow for the second leg of the Champions League third qualifying round.[3] On 24 September 2017 he was sent-off, after an altercation with Bjorn Engels in a dramatic 3–2 home win against Olympiacos.[4] Five days later both players were suspended with a two-match ban.[5] On mid November faced an ankle problem that will keep him out of action for 2–3 weeks. At the end of February 2018, Ćosić have to undergo surgery at his stomach muscles and initial estimations showed that he will miss the rest of 2017–18 season.[6]

On 5 April 2018, central defender Uroš Ćosić completed AEK's training and seem ready to return in action. The 25-year-old Serbian remain out of action since last November, but he will manage to perform at the last five matches of experienced Spanish manager Manolo Jimenez's team at the domestic competitions until the end of 2017–18 season, in its club effort to win the Superleague title.[7]

Universitatea Craiova[edit]

On 2 September 2019 he signed a contract with Liga I side Universitatea Craiova for 3 year with an option for another 1 year

International career[edit]

Ćosić has already played for the Serbia U-19 team and has been selected in early 2011 for the Serbia U-21 team.

Honours[edit]

Red Star Belgrade
AEK Athens

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 1 June 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Red Star Belgrade (loan) 2010–11 Serbian SuperLiga 8 1 2 0 10 1
2011–12 7 0 2 0 2 0 11 0
Total 15 1 4 0 2 0 21 1
Pescara (loan) 2012–13 Serie A 20 0 1 0 21 0
Total 20 0 1 0 21 0
Pescara 2013–14 Serie B 13 0 1 0 14 0
2014–15 12 0 2 0 14 0
Total 25 0 3 0 28 0
Frosinone (loan) 2014–15 Serie B 11 0 0 0 11 0
Total 11 0 0 0 11 0
Empoli 2015–16 Serie A 9 0 0 0 9 0
2016–17 14 0 2 0 16 0
Total 23 0 2 0 25 0
AEK Athens 2017–18 Superleague 9 0 2 0 6 0 17 0
2018–19 19 0 6 0 6 0 31 0
Total 28 0 8 0 12 0 48 0
Career total 122 1 18 0 14 0 0 0 154 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ AEK napada Ligu šampiona, Ćosić stiže u Atinu
  2. ^ "Στην ΑΕΚ ο Τσόσιτς". www.sport24.gr. 3 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Δεύτερη ήττα και αποκλεισμός για την ΑΕΚ". www.sport24.gr. 2 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Ιστορική ανατροπή για την ΑΕΚ". www.sport24.gr. 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Δύο αγωνιστικές σε Τσόσιτς και Ένχελς". www.sport24.gr. 29 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Uroš Ćosić will miss the remainder of 2017-18 season". Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Επέστρεψε στις προπονήσεις ο Μάνταλος" (in Greek). Retrieved 5 April 2018.

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