Mirko Vucinic


BornOctober 1, 1983


Mirko Vucinic is a Montenegrin footballerwho plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus. Vucinic found himself playing for the local team there during his early teen years. He quickly caught the attention of Pantaleo Corvino, the sporting director of the Italian football club Lecce and was transferred to Lecce in the summer of 2000. This move was istrumental in improving his profile statistics. Between 2000 and 2006, Mirko played for Lecce as they moved between Serie A and B. His most impressive season was 2004–05, where the then 21-year-old netted 19 goals in 28 games while Lecce was in Serie A. On the international front, Vucinic played for the Serbia and Montenegro under-21 team, with a notable performance against the under-21 Croatian team in 2005, where he scored three goals. He participated in Montenegro's World Cup 2010 qualifying stage, where he contributed two goals. Vucinic also scored two goals for Montenegro in their qualifying stages of the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying matches. He is revered for his creativity, dribbling, his footballing intelligence, speed and for his incredible shot power.
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