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50 players to watch at the World Cup - No 44 Nikola Zigic

12 Apr 2010 13:11:05

50 players to watch at the World Cup - No 44 Nikola Zigic

We continue our build-up the World Cup with a look at lofty Serbian striker Nikola Zigic.

Name: Nikola Zigic

Age: 29

Club: Valencia

International caps: 42

International goals: 16

The 6ft 7" Zigic made his name at Red Star Belgrade, where he scored a remarkable 71 goals in 110 games from 2003-2006.

On the eve of the 2006/07 season he joined Racing Santander, and made such an impression in his opening season he was brought for £20 million by high-flying Valencia.

The striker returned to Racing on loan in January 2009 and scored 13 times in 19 appearances, but is now back at Valencia and fighting for a first-team place.

Zigic has won 42 caps for Serbia and scored 16 times.

50 PLAYERS TO WATCH ARCHIVE
No 45: Yaya Toure
No 46: Angelos Charisteas
No 47: Keisuke Honda
No 48: Hugo Lloris
No 49: Mario Gomez
No 50: Guiseppe Rossi


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