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Aleksandar Linta (Serbian Cyrilic: Александар Линта); born 22 October 1975 is a Serbian professional football manager and former player. He is the current manager of Serbian First League club FK Radnički 1923.

Aleksandar Linta
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BornOctober 22, 1975
Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityYugoslavian
CitizenshipYugoslavia
OccupationProfessional football manager

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Biography

Linta started training football when he was 11 years old and came through the youth system of FK Zemun. During this period, FK Zemun had a youth training system that was one of the best in Serbia and provided football with several outstanding players like Nenad Džodić, Milan Milijaš, Ivan Litera and Predrag Ristović who were also team mates with Linta. Aleksandar Linta, Dzodic and Milijas also played together in former Yugoslavia Youth National teams (U15, U16, U17, U18).

When he was only 16 years old, Linta signed his first professional contract with FK Zemun. At the age of 21, Aleksandar Linta moved to Iceland to play for Íþróttabandalag Akraness was a consecutive five-time champion. Playing for Íþróttabandalag Akraness, he made it to the qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with the team, however, they were defeated by Košice (1-0 and 3-0). During his time in Iceland, where he played for five different clubs in the period from 1997-2011 he scored 28 goals in 227 games. During this timeframe[1] he laso played for different clubs in Serbia (FK Mladost Apatin and FK Zemun) and Montenegro (FK Zeta).

Aleksandar Linta began his career as a coach in Iceland with FC Grundarfjördur, where he was also a player[2], after which he continued his career as an assistant in the following clubs: FK Voždovac, Serbia National Team U16 and U17 and FK Vojvodina.

In 2018, Linta was the assistent to Ilija Stolica in NK Olimpija Ljubljana and even took the team over as head coach[3] [4]after Stolica left the team[5] during the same year. He had noticeable results in UEFA Europa League - in the second qualification round NK Olimpija won against Crusaders (5-1, 1-1) and in the third qualification round they won against HJK (3-0, 4-1). However, they were eliminated in the Play-off round, when FC Spartak Trnava (0-2, 1-1). This was the best achievement of NK Olimpija in UEFA Cups so far.

Linta is moving to Kazakhstan in 2019 where he was assistant coach in FC Irtysh Pavlodar. Due to financial issues and bankruptcy, the club had to step down from the League and at that point Linta left the team.

Since 2020[6], he is the manager of FK Radnički 1923 in Serbian First League.

Sports Biography

Current team
Club information
Team Radnički 1923 (manager)

Sports career

Youth career
FC Zemun
Senior career[7]
Years Team Apps Gls
1994-1996 FK Balkan Mirijevo
1996-1997 FK Beograd
1997-1999 IA Akranes 12 0
1999-2000 Skallagrimur Futbolti 28 2
2000-2001 FK Zeta
2001-2002 FK Mladost Apatin
2002-2003 FK Zemun
2003-2004 IA Akranes 3 0
2004-2006 Vikingur Olafsvik 45 6
2006-2008 KA Akureyri 32 3
2008-2011 Þór Akureyri 81 16
2011-2013 FC Grundarfjördur 26 1
Teams managed
Years Teams
2011-2013 FC Grundarfjördur
2014-2016 FK Voždovac U19
2016-2017 FK Voždovac (assistant)
2016 Serbia U16 (assistant)
2016 Serbia U17 (assistant)
2017-2018 FK Vojvodina (assistant)
2018 NK Olimpija Ljubljana (assistant)
2019-2020 FC Irtysh Pavlodar
2020 FK Radnički 1923

References

  1. "Aleksandar Linta". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  2. "Leikmaður - Aleksandar Linta". www.ksi.is (in íslenska). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  3. "Linta preporodio Olimpiju, Evropa na dohvat ruke". B92.net (in српски / srpski). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  4. "Linta le kopija Stolice". Dnevnik. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  5. "SRBIN DIŽE OLIMPIJU: Ime i tradicija obavezuju". kurir.rs (in српски / srpski). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  6. M.D.S. "RADNIČKI GAZI KA SUPERLIGI! Aleksandar Linta preporodio klub iz Kragujevca". Blic.rs (in српски / srpski). Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  7. "Aleksandar Linta". sport.de (in Deutsch). Retrieved 2021-03-11.

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