Wednesday, 3 March 2010

The Best Young Players in the World: No. 3

Continuing the countdown of the best young players in the world, number 3: Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.

Here's all you need to know:

Name: Stevan Jovetic
DOB: 02/11/1989 Age: 20
Height: 6ft
Nationality: Montenegrin
Position: Attacking Midfield/Forward
Previous Clubs: Partizan Belgrade Current Club: Fiorentina
Shirt Number: 8

Nicknamed the "Montenegrin Messi" the youngster rose to fame after excellent displays in Serie A, which helped the Italian side Fiorentina claim a Champions League position. The 20 year old became recognized oversea's thanks to his performances in Europe's top club competition. Despite only making 3 appearances, he scored 2 goals in the game against Liverpool, which aided in knocking out the English side.

The youngster joined Fiorentina from Serbian football club Partizan Belgrade, in a deal worth £7.3million. He plays as a winger and is known for his excellent movement, dribbling ability and close control. He has represented his national side Montenegro on 13 occasions, scoring 6 times and played in the World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign. Jovetic is seemingly settled in Italy and will probably be there for years to come, playing alonside the likes of Alberto Gilardino and Adrian Mutu, helping the Viola's push for Champions League. Look out for more to come.

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