The official website for European football

Mirko Vučinić

Mirko Vučinić

Clubs: FK Sutjeska Nikšić, US Lecce, AS Roma, Juventus

• Born in the Montenegrin town of Niksic, Vučinić started out with local club Sutjeska in the Yugoslav league before scouts from Italy spotted the young striker's potential and lured him across the Adriatic Sea to play for Lecce.

• Played little in his first two seasons at Lecce but came to the fore after their relegation to Serie B and helped them back to the top flight at the first attempt: made his mark in 2004/05 with 19 goals in 28 Serie A games – the fifth highest total in the division – and was rewarded with his international debut for Serbia and Montenegro in a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Belgium (0-0).

• Injured for the FIFA 2006 World Cup finals but left relegated Lecce for Roma that summer; struggled initially in the shadow of Francesco Totti but eventually came good, increasing his goal output every season and peaking with 14 in 2009/10, which contributed heavily to the Giallorossi's record 24-match unbeaten run and a fight to the finish for the Scudetto with FC Internazionale Milano, which was narrowly lost.

• Maintained his form for the Wolves in 2010/11, scoring the winner at home to Inter and another in a derby victory against S.S. Lazio (2-0).

• Captained Montenegro to an excellent start in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying, scoring winners at home to Wales and Switzerland which lifted his goal haul for Montenegro to 11 in 22 matches before missing the qualifier against England at Wembley (0-0) through injury.

• Moved to Juventus for a reported €15m in the summer of 2011, leading the line as the undefeated side won the title in his first campaign.

• Captained his country during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, helping them top Group H ahead of England, Ukraine and Poland with three games to play. 

• Hit ten Serie A goals as Juve reclaimed the title in 2012/13, and helped the side to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, scoring twice in eight appearances in Europe. 

UEFA honours
None 

Last updated: 21/08/13 12.56CET

http://www.uefa.com/news/newsid=1587382.html#mirko+vucinic

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Mirko Vučinić
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/10/1983 (30)
  • Country: Montenegro
  • Club: Juventus ( ITA)

  • Height: 186cm
  • Weight: 76kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    31/10/06: Roma 1-1 Olympiacos
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    17/09/99: Serbia 1-2 Slovakia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Montenegro82
Serbia U-2143
Serbia U-1623
Total148

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Roma278
Juventus102
Total3710
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Juventus30
Roma83
Total113
Last updated: 22/08/2014 20:35 CET
  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.