Miloš Veljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милош Вељковић, pronounced ; born 26 September 1995) is a Serbian footballer who plays as a central defender for Werder Bremen.
Born in Basel in Switzerland to Serbian parents, Veljković started his professional footballing career at Swiss side FC Basel.
Miloš Veljković joined Tottenham Hotspur in 2011 from FC Basel. He made his Premier League debut on 8 April 2014 against Sunderland in a 5–1 home win, replacing Paulinho after 88 minutes. He got a longer run out on 11 May against Aston Villa when he came on for Sandro in the 62nd minute.
Veljković went on loan to Middlesbrough in the Championship on 16 October 2014 for three months. Due to the form of the midfield duo of Grant Leadbitter and Adam Clayton in central midfield, he was limited to a few substitute appearances and his loan was not extended in January.
On 20 January 2015, Veljković joined Charlton Athletic on loan until the end of the season. However, he picked a shoulder injury in his third match for Charlton which ruled him out of contention.
Veljković joined Werder Bremen on 1 February 2016, signing a three and half year deal, for a reported fee of €300,000. On 24 September 2016, he made his first appearance for the first team of the 2016–17 season in a 2–1 victory against VfL Wolfsburg on matchday 5, the club's first win of the season; he played the full 90 minutes as centre-back after Lamine Sané had dropped out with knee problems in the warmup to the match.
In June 2018, he agreed a contract extension with the club.
Veljković was born in Switzerland to Serbian parents, he initially represented Switzerland U16's before pledging his allegiance to Serbia. He played for the Serbia U19 team which won the 2013 UEFA European Under-19 Championship. In the summer of 2015, he also won the FIFA U-20 World Cup for Serbia U20's as part of a Golden Generation coming through for the Serbia national team. Veljković played every game as centre back.
He made his debut for the Serbia national football team on 11 November 2017 in a friendly match against China.
In June 2018, he was included in the final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he appeared on a match against Brazil.
Style of play
Veljković plays both as central defender and as a defensive midfielder. He revealed that he prefers to play as a defensive midfielder in club football, and prefers to play as a central defender during international football.
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