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Nemanja Vidic


Nemanja Vidić is a Serbian footballer who captains English Premier League club Manchester United and has played for the Serbia national football team. He started his football career with Red Star Belgrade's youth system. He started his senior career on a season-long loan deal at Spartak Subotica in 2000 following which he moved back Red Star Belgrade, playing regularly in the top-flight Yugoslav League. He won the 2001–02 Yugoslav Cup with Red Star. He won the 2004 Serbia and Montenegro League and Serbia and Montenegro Cup trophies with Red Star Belgrade, and in July 2004, he joined Russian Premier League side Spartak Moscow. After playing two seasons for Spartak Moscow, Vidić signed for Manchester United on 25 December 2005 for a fee of around £7 million. During the 2006–07 Premier League season, Vidić formed a partnership with Rio Ferdinand in the centre of defence, which has since become one of the most prominent partnerships in European football. Vidić was named as the Manchester United fans' player of the year and players' player of the year 2009. Praised for his aggressive no-nonsense defensive style by his Manchester United teammates, he enjoys a cult status among United faithful.
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