Name
Matija Sarkic

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Born
1997 (24 years old)

Birth Place
Grimsby, England

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Goalkeeper

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Birmingham

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Matija Sarkic born 23 July 1997) is a professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for EFL Championship club Birmingham City, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers of the Premier League, and the Montenegro national team.

Club career
Šarkić graduated from the youth academy of Belgian club Anderlecht before signing a three-year contract with English club Aston Villa on 1 September 2015. He was the club's under 21 team's goalkeeper for the 2015–2016 season which saw the club reaching Division Two play off final. In April 2017, he was named as a part of the substitute bench for a league match against Reading as a coverup for Sam Johnstone following an injury to Mark Bunn.

On 31 August 2017, Šarkić joined Wigan Athletic on a season long loan deal.

International career
Šarkić represented Montenegro under-17 team in the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship.

Personal life
Šarkić's father Bojan Šarkić is a Montenegrin diplomat who as of October 2017, is the country's ambassador to the European Union. He has previously served as the ambassador to United Kingdom and Belgium. His mother Natalie Šarkić-Todd works at a European media network. Matija has a twin brother Oliver Šarkić with whom he shared club during his spell at Anderlecht.


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10 appearances in the current 2021-2022 Season


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