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On this day: Milosevic signs for Aston Villa

26 Jun 2019

Enjoy some of the best goals from the highest-scoring Serb in Premier League history

Aston Villa signed Savo Milosevic from Partizan Belgrade on 26 June 1995.

The striker was the first Serb to play in the Premier League and became the top-scoring player from the Balkan nation in the competition's history with 29 goals, netting them all in only three seasons at Villa Park.

Top-scoring Serbs
Player Goals
Savo Milosevic 29
Luka Milivojevic 24
Branislav Ivanovic 22
Aleksandar Mitrovic 21
Dusan Tadic 20

Milosevic also provided 11 assists in his 90 Premier League appearances, including on his debut as Villa beat Manchester United 3-1 at Villa Park.

He enjoyed a dream debut season, his 12 goals in 37 league matches helping Aston Villa finish fourth.

He also scored the opener as Villa beat Leeds United 3-0 to win the 1996 EFL Cup final.

Villa finished fifth and then seventh in his final two campaigns for the club, before he moved to Spanish side Real Zaragoza in the summer of 1998.

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