- Place of Birth:Novi Sad, Serbia
- Date of Birth:22nd February 1984
- Weight:13st 3lbs
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Branislav Ivanovic Biography
A versatile defender for Chelsea. Equally confident at right back or in the centre of defence, the tough tackling player joined the Blues in January 2008 after two years in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow.
He became Avram Grant’s second signing for the club, but initially failed to settle at Stamford Bridge, suffering from niggling injuries. He has since made up for lost time, providing a solid, aggressive presence at centre back and an ever-improving attacking threat, especially from set pieces.
One of his notable contributions came against Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League quarter-final first leg in April 2009 when he scored twice. He has grown into a regular contributor at right back for the Blues but missed the club’s UEFA Champions League final victory against Bayern Munich in May 2012 due to suspension.
He is a regular for Serbia at international level and featured at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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