Saturday, January 12, 2013
Mladen Krstaji? (Serbian Cyrillic: born 4 March 1974) is a formerSerbian footballer who played as a center back. He was known for his composure, leadership and defensive ability
Mladen Krstaji? was born in Zenica, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia toBosnian Serb mother from Bijeljina and Montenegrin father from ?abljak.
He grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina and played in the youth squads of NK ?elik Zenica (1984–1992). Because of the Bosnian war he and his family moved to Serbia.
After playing in the youth system of NK ?elik, Krstaji? moved to Kikinda in April 1992, following the breakout of the Bosnian war. He started playing with FK Senta for six months. He then moved on the OFK Kikinda, at that time a first league club. At some point of a successful career as a Serbian football player, there comes the time, to decide, whether one wants to play for Partizan or for Zvezda, and Krstaji? decided to take the move to Partizan in 1996. According to Krstaji? himself, also FK Crvena zvezda was interested in him, but as he comes from a "Partizan" family, he decided to sign a contract with his favourite club. His four and a half years at Partizan was more than successful, winning the national championships three times (1996, 1997, 1999) and also the national cup in 1998.
The defender with the "winner mentality" (Jupp Heynckes) moved then to SV Werder Bremen, where he became one of the best defenders in the Fu?ball-Bundesliga, winning the German Championship and Cup with Werder in 2004. Since 2004 he played for FC Schalke 04, where he was named the new captain on 17 March 2009.On 5 June 2009, Krstaji? signed a two-year contract with his former club FK Partizan. In January 2010, after the departure of Nenad ?or?evi?, he was named a new Partizan captain. After two very successful seasons, he played his last professional match on 21 May 2011. Immediately after retiring he was appointed as the new director of football of the club. After less than 6 months as director of football, he was sacked due to a media war against club president Dragan ?uri?. Aleksandar Stanojevi? resigned as head coach as a result. The day before he was released, Partizan fans Grobari chanted his name as a sign of support during a basketball match against arch rivals KK Crvena Zvezda.
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