Živko Živković

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Živko Živković
birthday April 14, 1989
place of birth Titovo UžiceSFR Yugoslavia
size 194 cm
position goalkeeper
Years station
until 2008 FK Partizan Belgrade
Years station Games (goals) 1
2006-2007 →  Teleoptik Zemun  (loan)
2007-2016 FK Partizan Belgrade 35 (0)
2008-2010 →  FK Metalac  (loan) 61 (0)
2011–2012 → FK Metalac (loan) 13 (0)
2012 → Teleoptik Zemun (loan) 10 (0)
2016– Skoda Xanthi 50 (0)
National team
Years selection Games (goals)
Serbia U-17
Serbia U-19
2007-2010 Serbia U-21 6 (0)
1 Only league games are given.
As of February 5, 2018

Živko Živković ( Serbian - Cyrillic Живко Живковић ; born April 14, 1989 in Titovo Užice , SR Serbia , SFR Yugoslavia ) is a Serbian football goalkeeper .


Youth and club career

Živković began his career as a football goalkeeper at an early age at the Serbian club Partizan Belgrade . There he went through several youth league classes before he was handed over to the farm team Teleoptik Zemun in 2006 for further training in the Srpska Liga Belgrade , one of four sections of the third-class Srpska Liga .

He was in action until 2007 and then came back to his home club for the 2007/08 season , where he was still active in the club's U-19 team and got a place in the professional squad through good performances. On December 8, 2007, the then 18-year-old made his professional debut when he came on as a substitute for Darko Božović at half-time in a 5-1 home win over local rivals OFK Belgrade . After that he did not get any further professional use, but trained with the professional team again and again.

Even in the summer break before the 2008/09 season, Živković was awarded to FK Metalac, whose fighting team was still represented at the time in the second-rate Prva liga Srbija . There he immediately became a regular and made 25 championship appearances in his first season. At the end of the season, the young goalkeeper and his team took fifth place in the table and, thanks to a new league system, rose to the highest football league in Serbia. After the promotion, he continued to be the goalkeeper of his team and played all 15 league games during the winter break. Nevertheless, the team only made it to fifteenth and thus penultimate place in the table and was therefore on par with several teams and was a potential relegation candidate for a long time. At the end of the championship, Živković acted as a regular in the goal of Metalac and was used in 29 of 30 possible championship games, the team reached ninth place in the table with 35 points and thus secured relegation.

After remaining in Serbia's highest football league, the young goalkeeper returned to his home club, which was again Serbian champions last season.


Živković began his national team career already in the Serbian U-17 selection and was then used for the U-19 national team of his home country . He took part with the team in the U-19 European Football Championship 2007 in Upper Austria , but was eliminated from the current competition during the group stage .

He has been in the squad of the Serbian U-21 national team since mid-2009 and has so far played one game for them when he was used during qualification for the U-21 European Championship in Sweden . He made his team debut on September 5, 2009 in a 2-1 defeat against the Slovak U-21 national team , when he guarded the goal for the entire game. When the team qualified for the U-21 European Championship, Živković was in the team during the competition, but had to give way to Željko Brkić , who was three years older than him, and did not play a single tournament with the other substitute goalkeeper Bojan Šaranov . The team was eliminated from the competition during the group stage .


  • 1 × promotion to the super league: 2008/09

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Page no longer available , search in web archives: Group B during the U-19 European Championship 2007 in Austria , accessed on January 1, 2010.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / de.uefa.com
  2. Group A during the U-21 European Championship 2009 in Sweden ( Memento from November 21, 2009 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on January 1, 2010.