Lazar Markovic is a Serbian footballer who plays for the Turkish club "Fenerbahce" and the national team of Serbia.
Lazar Markovich was born on March 2, 1994 in the town of Cachak (FRY). Citizen of Serbia. Playing position on the football field - flanking midfielder / forward. Height 176 cm, weight 66 kg.
His first match at the highest level of football Lazar Markovich played in the Serbian "Partizan" in 2011. Further career of the player continued in the clubs "Benfica" and "Liverpool". Currently, he defends the colors of the Turkish team "Fenerbahce". For the period of performances Lazar played 101 matches, in which he scored 20 goals.
- 2011-13 - Partizan (Serbia);
- 2013-14 - Benfica (Portugal);
- 2014 - Liverpool (England);
- 2015 - Fenerbahce (Turkey).
The debut match in the junior national team of Serbia (U-17) Lazar Markovich played in 2009. It was a meeting within the framework of the qualifying round for the European Championships 2011. In total for the youth teams (U-17) and (U-21) he had 19 fights, scored 2 goals. Since 2012, Markovic began to be involved in the first national team of the country. He made his debut in a friendly match against the Armenian team. To date, he played 21 duel, which scored 2 goals.
Stages of football career
It is hard to imagine how many prominent players have fostered Yugoslav football. Here is just a short list of the most famous of them: Dejan Stankovich, Sinisa Mikhailovich, Savo Milosevic, Nemanja Vidic, Davor Shuker, Predrag Mijatovic, Mladen Krstajic, Dario Srna. After the break-up of Yugoslavia, Serbia became its successor in international football tournaments (since 2006).
Aleksandar Mitrovic, Sergey Milinkovich, Petar Shkuletych, Nemanja Gudel, Marco Petkovic are representatives of the young Serbian football today. Its integral part is also Lazar Markovich, whose biography is fundamentally no different from dozens of his predecessors, who have walked the path: Partizan is a solid European club - the national team of the country. But perhaps, not one Serbian player developed so fast a football career, like our hero. About that below.
Lazar is a pupil of the team "Partizan", in which he came at the age of 12 years. In 2011, the 17-year-old becomes a player of the club's main staff. His debut match in the championship of Serbia, he played May 29, 2011 in a duel with the team "Sloboda". And already on July 11, the player signs his first professional contract.
In the season 2011/2012 Lazar shows a phenomenal game. Having an incredibly fast flank midfielder becomes not only an indispensable player of Partizan, but is also recognized as the best football player of the club following the results of the national championship. In the same year he holds his first European Cup match. He came to the meeting of the Champions League tournament against the club "Shkendia" (Macedonia). In total in the second season of performances for "Partizan" Markovich played 33 matches, scored 7 goals. Season 2012/2013 was the last player for the player in the championship of Serbia.
It so happened that the best young players of Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, having barely time to light up in their championships, become players of other, more cash European championships. This path was prepared for our hero.
The rumors about the football player's transition to the Shakhtar Donetsk club in the summer of 2013 were especially rumored. At this time a control meeting took place between Shakhtar and Partizan, which ended with the victory of the Serbian team. And the only goal in this fight was scored by Lazar. There were other assumptions about the place of the player's further career. All this ceased to be relevant at the end of June 2013, when Markovic signed a five-year contract with the Portuguese club Benfica. The deal amounted to 10 million euros. As part of the new team, he played the season 2013/2014 (26 games, 5 goals) and was sold to English "Liverpool". "Benfica" not bad welded on the young Serbian talent. "Liverpool" it cost about 20 million euros.
But full-fledged play in the championship of England Lazar could not. Unable to get into the main team, he went to the football field in just eleven bouts. From the next season 2015/2016 Lazar Markovich - footballer of the club "Fenerbahce". In the current championship of Turkey, he acts as a leased player.
Let's see what game indicators are shown in the new team Lazar Markovich. "Fenerbahce" successfully played matches of the group stage of the Europa League, reached the 1/16 finals of the tournament, where on February 16 and 25, 2016 he will play against the Moscow "Locomotive". In the Turkish championship, the Istanbul club ranks first, ahead of the "Besiktas" team by 2 points. Lazar Markovich appeared in the "Fenerbahce" just in ten championship fights, did not score a single ball and ceased to be a player of the club's main staff. And it's not even about the amount of time spent on the football field. It seems that coach Vitor Pereira is betting on other performers. Note that in his team there are 15 players of the midfield line and only 3 attackers.
Trophies and achievements
Naturally, the young player's entire football career is just beginning. So all the trophies and achievements he has yet to come. Meanwhile, Lazar Markovich was the winner of the Serbian championship as part of Partizan (2012/13) and the Portuguese champion as a player of Benfica (2013/14). With this club, he won the Portuguese League Cup (2014).