Goran Bogdanovic agrees to join Rad

Bogdanovic (R), playing for Macedonia U21 and marking England's Theo Walcott; photo: fcrad.co.rsDefender Goran Bogdanovic, formerly of Rabotnichki, has signed a 3 year deal to continue his career with Serbian top division side Rad.

The 22-year-old Goran Bogdanovic serves as captain of the Macedonian U21 national team.  Goran is eligible to play in two more games for the U21 squad, both coming in qualifiers during September to finish the 2013 EURO U21 qualifications.  After that point, unless Macedonia U21 qualifies for the tournament (currently in 3rd place and facing long odds), then players like Bogdanovic will no longer be eligible to play for the U21 squad.  In the next qualifying cycle for the 2015 EURO U21 qualifications, players will need to be born in 1992 or later to be able to participate.  Goran has not been capped by the senior national team of Macedonia.

Bogdanovic is a CB who last played for Rabotnichki.  He made 13 appearances, all starts, out of a maximum 33 league games last season.  Before joining Rabotnichki, Goran played for Metalurg.

Rad’s official website noted that Bogdanovic signed a 3 year deal.  In addition, Rad mentioned on its site that this transfer continues their policy of signing talented players across the region.

The last Macedonian international to play for Rad was Aleksandar Todorovski from 2008-2011.  However, he left the club on bad terms when he refused to sign an extension and spent the last couple of months on his Rad contract outside of the first team.  Todorovski eventually moved to Polonia Warszawa from Poland in the summer of 2011.

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