Filip Kasalica

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox football biography Filip Kasalica (Template:Lang-sr-cyr; born 17 December 1988) is a Serbian-born Montenegrin footballer who plays for Napredak Kruševac in the Serbian SuperLiga and the Montenegro national football team. Although he most frequently plays as striker, he can be deployed in any position in the attack.

Early life

Being the son of a former footballer, Kasalica was born in Titovo Užice, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia. His father, Davor Kasalica, had played for the local team, FK Sloboda Užice.[1][2]

Club career

Early career

Filip started playing in OFK Beograd in 2004. After minor spells with Jedinstvo Paraćin, Mačva Šabac and Srem, he returned to the top flight by joining Hajduk Kula in 2008. In the first half of the 2011/12 season, Kasalica represented FK Sloboda Užice scoring a total of 7 goals in 14 appearances with 2 assists in the Serbian SuperLiga. He also made an appearance in the Serbian Cup in which se scored a goal. Due to these performances, the two biggest Serbian clubs, FK Partizan and Red Star Belgrade showed interest to sign Kasalica.

Red Star Belgrade

In December 2011, Kasalica joined Red Star Belgrade from Sloboda for a transfer fee of approximately €220,000. Filip made his debut for Red Star on 14 March 2012 in a match against Smederevo. He came in as a substitute in the 75th minute of the game. After only one minute and thirteen seconds, he managed to score his first goal for the club. This made him the player that scored the fastest goals in his debut in the history of Red Star, beating the 50-year-old previous record of three minutes and 42 seconds held by Bora Kostić.[3] Only a week later on 21 March 2012, he scored a goal against Red Star's arch-rivals Partizan in the Eternal derby after coming on from the bench in the second half.[4]

Ulsan Hyundai

On 9 July 2014, Kasalica joined Ulsan Hyundai from Red Star Belgrade.


In January 2016, Kasalica moved to the Kazakhstan Premier League with FC Ordabasy.[5]

International career

Despite being born in Serbia, Kasalica accepted an invitation from coach Branko Brnović to represent the Montenegrin U-21 national team.[6] He made his debut for the national team on 15 August 2012, during which he scored a goal against Latvia in the 76th minute.[7]

Career statistics


Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Serbia League Serbian Cup Europe Total
2007–08 Hajduk Kula SuperLiga 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
2008–09 31 3 0 0 0 0 31 3
2009–10 11 2 0 0 0 0 11 2
2010–11 24 2 0 0 0 0 24 2
2011–12 Sloboda Užice 14 7 1 1 0 0 15 8
Red Star 13 2 3 1 0 0 16 3
2012–13 17 4 3 0 5 3 25 7
League Cup Continental Total
Total Serbia 116 20 7 2 5 3 128 25
Career total 116 20 7 2 5 3 128 25

International goals

Scores and results list Montenegro's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 15 August 2012 Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica Template:Fb 2–0 2–0 Friendly


Red Star



External links

Template:FK Napredak Kruševac squad
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