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Aleksandar Mitrović

Forward

  • Aleksandar's Profile

  • Age: 25 years old
  • Date of Birth: 16 September 1994
  • Place of Birth: Smederevo, Serbia
  • Nationality: Serbian
  • Height: 188.5cm
  • Weight: 90kg
  • Debut: 3 February 2018: Fulham 2-0 Nottingham Forest (Sky Bet Championship)
  • Previous Club(s): FK Partizan, FK Teleoptik (loan), Anderlecht, Newcastle United

Biography

On Monday 30th July 2018, Fulham confirmed Aleksandar Mitrović’s return on a permanent deal for an undisclosed fee from Newcastle United.

The popular striker signed a five-year deal, keeping him at Craven Cottage until at least the summer of 2023.

Mitrović originally joined the Whites on loan at the 11th hour on deadline day in January 2018, and went on to have a hugely significant impact in our promotion to the Premier League.

The striker proved to be the perfect fit for Fulham, scoring 12 times in just 17 starts to help the team reach Wembley.

Instantly taken to by the fans, the sounds of the 39,000-strong White Wall belting out “Mitro’s On Fire” during the celebrations at the national stadium will live long in the memory.

Such was his popularity, he came fifth in the voting for Fulham’s Player of the Season award, despite spending less than half the campaign in SW6.

Mitrović began his career in his homeland with Serbian giants FK Partizan, making his professional debut with their affiliate club FK Teleoptik.

Despite his tender age, Mitrović was top scorer for Partizan’s first team in 2012/13 as they claimed the title, and his form soon attracted the attention of Belgian outfit Anderlecht, who broke their transfer record to sign him in the summer of 2013.

His debut season in Belgium was a prolific one, as he netted 16 times to help his new employers win the domestic title.

Mitrović was in even better form the following term as he scored 23 goals, prompting Newcastle to bring him over to the Premier League.

As is the case at Fulham, he quickly endeared himself to the St James’ Park faithful with his wholehearted displays, and ended his first season on Tyneside with nine Premier League goals to his name in the Magpies’ ultimately unsuccessful battle against relegation.

He did, however, help the club make an immediate return to the top flight, and he departed Newcastle having netted 17 times.

Despite Fulham's relegation from the Premier League, Mitro impressed with his 11 goals, and subsequently committed his future to the Club by agreeing a new deal in July 2019.

In the summer of 2013 he was awarded his first cap for Serbia, and he now boasts an impressive goal ratio for his country, who he represented at the 2018 World Cup, where he scored in the controversial 2-1 defeat by Switzerland.

Opposition Result Minutes
Played
Goals
Scored
Cards
Shown
Passing
Accuracy
Swansea City
(Home) - 26 Feb 2020
W1 - 0 90'
58%
Derby County
(Away) - 21 Feb 2020
D1 - 1 90'
75%
Barnsley
(Home) - 15 Feb 2020
L0 - 3 90' 62%
Millwall
(Away) - 12 Feb 2020
D1 - 1 90'
76%
Blackburn Rovers
(Away) - 8 Feb 2020
W1 - 0 90'
75%
Huddersfield Town
(Home) - 1 Feb 2020
W3 - 2 90'
79%
Hull City
(Away) - 11 Jan 2020
W1 - 0 80'
71%
Reading
(Home) - 1 Jan 2020
L1 - 2 90'
56%
Stoke City
(Home) - 29 Dec 2019
W1 - 0 90' 68%
Luton Town
(Away) - 26 Dec 2019
D3 - 3 90'
58%
Leeds United
(Home) - 21 Dec 2019
W2 - 1 90'
54%
Brentford
(Away) - 14 Dec 2019
L0 - 1 90' 59%
Preston North End
(Away) - 10 Dec 2019
L1 - 2 90'
84%
Bristol City
(Home) - 7 Dec 2019
L1 - 2 90' 62%
Swansea City
(Away) - 29 Nov 2019
W2 - 1 90'
70%
Derby County
(Home) - 26 Nov 2019
W3 - 0 90'
75%
Birmingham City
(Away) - 9 Nov 2019
W1 - 0 90'
68%
Hull City
(Home) - 2 Nov 2019
L0 - 3 90' 71%
Middlesbrough
(Away) - 26 Oct 2019
D0 - 0 90' 75%
Luton Town
(Home) - 23 Oct 2019
W3 - 2 90'
71%
Stoke City
(Away) - 19 Oct 2019
L0 - 2 90'
67%
Charlton Athletic
(Home) - 5 Oct 2019
D2 - 2 90'
82%
Reading
(Away) - 1 Oct 2019
W4 - 1 90'
85%
Wigan Athletic
(Home) - 27 Sep 2019
W2 - 0 90'
86%
Sheffield Wednesday
(Away) - 21 Sep 2019
D1 - 1 90' 74%
West Bromwich Albion
(Home) - 14 Sep 2019
D1 - 1 90' 94%
Cardiff City
(Away) - 30 Aug 2019
D1 - 1 90'
76%
Nottingham Forest
(Home) - 24 Aug 2019
L1 - 2 90'
81%
Millwall
(Home) - 21 Aug 2019
W4 - 0 90'
90%
Huddersfield Town
(Away) - 16 Aug 2019
W2 - 1 90'
91%
Blackburn Rovers
(Home) - 10 Aug 2019
W2 - 0 90'
82%
Barnsley
(Away) - 3 Aug 2019
L0 - 1 90' 67%
Overall
Minutes played 2,870
Appearances 32
Substitutions (Off) 1
Offence
Goals 23
Minutes per goal 124.8
 »  Right Foot / Head 17 / 6
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 22 / 1
Penalty Success  (Taken) 2 / 3
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 47 / 43
Free Kicks 5
Hit Woodwork 2
Crosses (Successful) 2
Chances Created 32
Assists 1
Offsides 12
Dribbles (Successful) 27
Corners Won 21
Penalties Won 1
Movement
Touches 1,382
Passes (Successful) 575
 »  Short (Successful) 558
 »  Long (Successful) 17
Throw-ins (Successful) 2
Defence
Clean Sheets 9
Goals Conceded 36
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 34 / 2
Tackles (Won) 4
Interceptions 5
Blocks 2
Clearances 22
Duels (Won) 234
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 88
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 146
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 59 / 51
Bookings 8
Sent Off -
Handballs 3