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|Full Name||Marko Mitrović|
|Date of Birth||27 June 1992|
|Place of Birth||Malmö, Sweden|
|Chelsea career||2008 - 2012|
|Other clubs||Malmö FF|
Marko Mitrović (born 27 June 1992 in Malmö, Sweden) is a forward who formerly played for Chelsea's Youth and Reserve team.
Marko agreed to join Chelsea in January 2008, to join as a first-year scholar in June of the same year, staying with his home-town club until the transfer, with semi-regular visits to Cobham. He didn’t play much for Malmö after the move, with the club seemingly bitter at his decision to leave, but when he played he scored, and that’s what he is – a real goalscorer.
Early signs were that Marko would score goals, and plenty of them. His arrival at Chelsea proper was delayed by participation in the Under-16 Nordic Tournament. In four games he scored seven goals to easily finish as top goalscorer. He then won the Golden Boot in the Cobham Cup, before his first season was beset by injuries – first a thigh problem, then a back issue, and damaged ankle ligaments ended his season early. He still managed five goals in eight starts, an indication of his ability.
He’s tall, broad and strong, with good left foot shot and impressive skill levels. He can lead a line but should be looking to get involved in play more, and improve in the air, where he hasn’t be as effective yet.
Coming back refreshed from a summer break ahead of 2009/10, year two was Marko’s breakthrough campaign. He finished top og the club's junior goalscoring ranks, a tally which compared well with the country’s leading youth goalscorers, and he was a crucial part of the team’s success in the FA Youth Cup, scoring the equaliser in the second leg of the Final against Aston Villa.
He missed the first seven months of the 2010-11 season, having undergone surgery to repair damaged ankle ligaments early in the campaign. His return came in early March 2011, in a reserve match away to Bolton Wanderers. Injuries have, however, continued to affect him throughout the year of 2011 and into 2012, and he departed at the end of his contract in June 2012.
Marko has represented Sweden at Under-16, Under-17, and Under-19 (as an over-age player in friendlies) levels. He is, however, also eligible to play for Serbia.
Youth Team Football
Reserve Team Football
(Statistics accurate as of the end of the 2011-12 season)
Post Chelsea Career
Marko most recently played for Italian Serie B club Brescia.