Luka Jovic is a Serbian professional football player. He plays as a striker for the German club Eintracht Frankfurt and the Serbia national team. Luka Jovic signed with the Spanish club, Real Madrid in June 2019. He started his youth career at Red Star Belgrade and later played for Benfica before joining Frankfurt. He has also represented Serbia’s national team at different age levels. He made his senior debut for Serbia’s national team in 2018.
Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality
Inside Content (Biography)
Luka Jovic was born on 23 December 1997. He was born to a father, Milan Jovic, and a mother, Svetlana Jovic. His birthplace is in Bijeljina, Republika Srpska, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. He holds Serbian nationality.
He started playing football at the age of 5. He was spotted playing in Loznica in 2004 and offered to play in Mini Maxi. After just one game where Jovic scored three goals, his father was offered 50 euros for each game he played and 2000 dinars for traveling costs from Batar to Belgrade. He was later offered to give a trial with Red Star Belgrade. At the time, he was training with Partizan and the club was trying to sign him offering him 200 Euros per month. But he joined the youth system of Red Star in 2005.
Quick Facts About Luka Jovic
25 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth
December 23, 1997
Serbian & Bosnian
Bijeljina, Republika (Srpska, Bosnia, and Herzegovina)
Luka Jovic – Career, Net worth – 2023
He spent several years in the club’s youth system.
He made his senior debut for Red Star’s senior team against FK Vojvodina in May 2014. He was 16 years, five months, and five days old at his debut.
He also became the youngest goalscorer in a competitive match in the club’s history.
His goal led the club to the 2013-14 Serbian SuperLiga title.
He became the youngest player ever to play in Eternal derby at 16 years, 9 months, and 25 days in October 2014.
He signed a three-year contract with the club in 2015.
He scored 13 goals for the club before joining the Portuguese club Benfica in 2016.
Luka Jovic signed with Portuguese champion Benfica in February 2016.
He made his debut for the club’s reserve team against Sporting da Covilha in Segunda Liga in March 2016.
He made his debut for the club’s first team on 20 March as a substitute against Vitoria de Setubal.
He helped the club win the 2015-16 and 2016-17 Primeira Liga.
Loan to Eintracht Frankfurt
Benfica loaned Jovic to German club Eintracht Frankfurt in June 2017. The club was given the option to sign him on a permanent basis.
He was a member of the Frankfurt team that won the 2017-18 DFB-Pokal.
He became the youngest player to score five goals in the Bundesliga in October 2018 when he scored 5 goals in a 7-1 win against Fortuna Dusseldorf. He was 20 years old then.
He helped the club to become the first German club ever to record eight wins in a single season in the Europa League in 2019.
The Spanish club Real Madrid signed a six-year contract with him for a reported 60 million Euro on 4 June 2019.
Luka Jovic has represented Serbia’s national team at different age levels. He has represented Serbia U16, U17, U18, U19, U20, and U20 national teams.
He was called up to Serbia’s preliminary squad for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
He made his international debut for the Serbia senior team in a friendly match against Chile in June 2018.
He scored his first goal for Serbia’s senior team in a 1-1 friendly against Germany in March 2019.
Luka Jovic earns from his professional football career. He signed a 6-year contract with the Spanish club, Real Madrid in June 2019. The young and aspiring player will surely earn a large fortune in the coming years.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
Luka Jovic stands at a height of 1.81 m i.e. 5 feet and 11 inches tall. He has a body weight of 174 lbs i.e. 79 kg. He has an athletic body build.
Relationship Status of Luka Jovic
Luka Jovic is unmarried. No information about his relationship status has surfaced yet.
FAQs of Luka Jovic
Where was Luka Jovic born?
Jović was born in Loznica, FR Yugoslavia. He was raised in the small village of Batar near Bijeljina, to Bosnian Serb parents Milan and Svetlana Jović.
When was Luka Jovic born?
Luka Jovic (born 23 December 1997) is a Serbian professional footballer.