Five years ago, he was arguably the best player outside the top five leagues in the world. Today, it is a much different story. Milos Krasic had his contract terminated by Polish club, Lechia Gdansk today and will be seeking employment elsewhere. Recent reports have indicated that a few Kazakhstani clubs could potentially be interested in the 31 year old Serbian winger, but nothing concrete as of yet.
Krasic made a name for himself while playing for Russian side, CSKA Moscow from 2004-2010. He achieved great success while in Russia and was linked with some of the biggest clubs in the world before making the switch to Italian giants, Juventus.
To this day, I feel Krasic chose Juve because of the comparison between Pavel Nedved and him. Milos had big boots to fill, no doubt seeing as Nedved was one of the best, if not the best Czech Republic player of all-time. In the 2010-2011 season, Milos Krasic played a total of 33 Serie A matches and scored seven goals to go along with eight assists. Not bad numbers, considering the Serb was adjusting to one of the better leagues in the world, at the time. In 2011-2012, Krasic fell out of favour and saw the pitch only seven times, while scoring one goal. The writing was on the wall, just two seasons in.
In 2012-2013, Krasic joined Turkish club, Fenerbahce where it was much of the same-no real action in any competition.
Milos went on to have a brief stint in France with Bastia, but nothing really changed, as Milos rarely saw the pitch, even for a Bastia team that was stuck in mid-title with not much to play for.
On August 30th 2015, Milos Krasic signed for Polish club, Lechia Gdansk and I certainly thought that maybe this move would rejuvenate his career, but that has not been the case either. Krasic only started three of the 14 matches he was there for.
Here we are today, as Krasic has terminated his contract and is looking for work elsewhere. As I mentioned earlier, a handful of Kazakhstani teams are interested, but we are uncertain which teams it may be, although you can probably speculate that: Astana, Aktobe and Kairat would want first dibs on the former Serbian international. Asia is also being mentioned in the Serbian media, but no team names have been released as of yet. A dark-horse I can see making a push for Milos is his former club from Serbia, FK Vojvodina. Vojvodina is led by former Red Star Belgrade coach, Nenad Lalatovic and with the departures the club has had this winter, it would not surprise me if they made a strong push for the 31 year old winger.
Milos Krasic was a big part of the Serbian team that went to the World Cup in 2010. His pace on the wing gave opposing defenders headaches and his technical ability, as well as outstanding passing were on display in almost every match. Assuming Krasic is finished with the national team-which is most likely the case-he goes out with 44 matches played and three goals scored. Those numbers do not merely represent how much he meant to the national team.
Ogi is a graduate of Humber College’s Sport Management program. He is the founder of Blago Blogger Sports.