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Alex Kačaniklić
Alex Kačaniklić
Fulham info
Full name Alexander Kačaniklić
Date of birth 13 Aug 1991
Place of birth    Helsingborg, Sweden
Height 5ft 11in (1.80m)
Playing position Left wing, Central midfield
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 37 (2010-2011)
19 (2011)
31 (2011-2013)
11 (2013-2016)
Debut Norwich (h) (31 Mar 2012)
Last Appearance Reading (a) (5 Mar 2016)
First goal Norwich (h) (18 Aug 2012)
Last goal Rotherham (h) (29 Dec 2015)
Joined from Liverpool, part exchange - 28 Aug 2010
Left for Nantes, free - 1 Jul 2016
League apps (gls) 84 (10)
All apps (gls) 100 (11)
Other clubs Helsingborg IF (youth)
Liverpool (youth)
→ Watford (loan) (from Fulham)
→ Burnley (loan) (from Fulham)
→ FC Copenhagen (loan) (from Fulham)
Nantes (2016-present)
International Sweden (2012-present)
Apps (gls) 19 (3)

Alex Kačaniklić was a midfielder who played at Fulham from 2010 until 2016. Usually occupying a left-sided position, he has also represented Sweden at full international level. Alex made his debut for Fulham as a first-half substitute, coming on for Pavel Pogrebnyak in a 2-1 win at home to Norwich in March 2012. He spent four more seasons in Fulham's first team setup before his eventual release in summer 2016, whereby he moved to Nantes on a free transfer.

CareerEdit

Before FulhamEdit

Born in Helsingborg, Sweden, Alex was scouted as a 9-year-old to join his hometown club Helsingborg IF. He progressed steadily through the ranks here and around 2005/2006 began making appearances for the Swedish U16 and U17 squads. Throughout the 2006-07 season, he gradually began garnering interest from Manchester City, Cardiff and Liverpool after impressive displays for Helsingborg's youth side and for Sweden U17. As it was, Liverpool captured the young Kačaniklić in the summer transfer window of 2007 for £440,000. Alex remained at the club for the following three seasons, developing his style as a pacey left winger who is also adept at playing a central role in midfield, and progressed through to Liverpool's reserve team by the 2009-10 season.

Fulham (2010-2016)Edit

At the beginning of the 2010-11 season, a deal was agreed between Liverpool and Fulham for Paul Konchensky to move to the merseyside club for a fee of just over £3.5 million plus two youth team players; Lauri Dalla Valle and Alex himself. Alex played with the Development squad over the next two seasons at Fulham, before given a chance to prove himself at a higher level whereby manager Martin Jol allowed him to move on loan for the rest of the season at Championship side Watford in January of 2011-12. His appearances for the Hornets had impressed and on 27th March 2012 he was recalled by Jol; this marked a minor breakthrough into the first team, making his debut only three days later against Norwich City at Craven Cottage. He began the day on the bench but was called into action after just 35 minutes after Pavel Pogrebnyak was injured, and nearly capped his day with a goal after striking a curling long-range effort onto the bar. Alex finished off the season with 4 appearances for the senior team, and was left in a good position to continue his establishment in the side at the commencement of 2012-13. On the first day of that season, he played the full 90 minutes on the left wing in place of Clint Dempsey (who refused to play due to wanting out of Craven Cottage) against Norwich and scored his debut goal in a 5-0 drubbing. A second goal followed in the London derby at Arsenal, where he scored Fulham's second in a thrilling 3-3 draw. He spent part of the season on loan at Championship side Burnley where he failed to impress heavily. On his return, he played out the second half of the season with Fulham scoring twice more, on New Years day away to West Brom and on the last game of the season away to Swansea.

The 2013-14 season brought about change as a new manager in René_Meulensteen had replaced Jol after his sacking. This meant Alex had to impress to ensure a place in the side, and on 23 January 2014 he was given an extension on his contract running an extra year until summer 2015. Meulensteen did not last long in the job adn soon Felix Magath was in charge, and it became clear that Alex did not feature in his plans. He was played sparingly for the latter half of a dreadful season which saw Fulham relegated to the Championship, and after only one appearance in the first month of the 2014-15 season, he was shipped out to FC Copenhagen on loan for the entire season. However, he also signed a contract extension on the same day that would see him remain at Craven Cottage until 2016.

He was recalled to Fulham in January 2015 by Kit Symons and scored his first goal in over a year when he grabbed the opener in a 2-1 victory over Reading at Craven Cottage. His second goal of the season came in bizarre fashion as he scored the opener in a 2-0 win away at Huddersfield Town after netting directly from a corner kick just over one minute in the match.

He became second choice to new signing Ben Pringle at the start of 2015-16, however he started and netted the solitary goal in a 1-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers in the first round of the League Cup. His appearances were often sporadic and uninspiring throughout 2015-16, and new manager Slaviša Jokanović decided not to keep Alex and he was released at the end of the season.

After FulhamEdit

Alex signed for Nantes ahead of the new season in summer 2016.

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Reserves / U21 squadEdit

Season League U21 PL Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 12 3 - - 12 3
2012-13 0 0 - - 0 0
2013-14 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014-15 1 0 0 0 1 0
2015-16 0 0 1 1 1 1
Total 13 3 1 1 14 4

First teamEdit

Season League League FA Cup League Cup Europa League Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2011-12 Premier League 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012-13 Premier League 20 4 3 0 1 0 - - 24 4
2013-14 Premier League 23 1 3 0 3 0 - - 29 1
2014-15 Championship 14 2 2 0 0 0 - - 16 2
2015-16 Championship 23 3 1 0 3 1 - - 27 4
Total 84 10 9 0 7 1 0 0 100 11

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12011-1231 Mar 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon2-1Sub on 35'
22011-127 Apr 2012PREMBoltonAwayWon3-0Sub off 88'
32011-129 Apr 2012PREMChelseaHomeDrew1-1Sub on 88'
42011-121 May 2012PREMLiverpoolAwayWon1-0Sub off 58'
52012-1318 Aug 2012PREMNorwichHomeWon5-0Soccerball 66'
62012-1325 Aug 2012PREMMan UtdAwayLost2-3Sub off 62'
72012-1328 Aug 2012LCSheff WedAwayLost0-1
82012-131 Sept 2012PREMWest HamAwayLost0-3Sub on 59'
92012-1315 Sept 2012PREMWest BromHomeWon3-0Sub off 84'
102012-1322 Sept 2012PREMWiganAwayWon2-1Sub off 60'
112012-1329 Sept 2012PREMMan CityHomeLost1-2Sub on 66'
122012-137 Oct 2012PREMSouthamptonAwayDrew2-2Sub off 66'
132012-133 Nov 2012PREMEvertonHomeDrew2-2Sub off 68'
142012-1310 Nov 2012PREMArsenalAwayDrew3-3Sub on 24', Soccerball 40'
152012-1318 Nov 2012PREMSunderlandHomeLost1-3Sub off 27'
162012-1310 Dec 2012PREMNewcastleHomeWon2-1Sub off 62'
172012-1322 Dec 2012PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-4Sub off 46'
182012-1326 Dec 2012PREMSouthamptonHomeDrew1-1Sub off 46'
192012-131 Jan 2013PREMWest BromAwayWon2-1Soccerball 58'
202012-135 Jan 2013FACBlackpoolHomeDrew1-1Sub off 70'
212012-1312 Jan 2013PREMWiganHomeDrew1-1Sub off 87'
222012-1315 Jan 2013FACBlackpoolAwayWon2-1Sub off 87'
232012-1326 Jan 2013FACMan UtdAwayLost1-4
242012-1320 Apr 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost0-1Sub off 85'
252012-1327 Apr 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost0-1
262012-134 May 2013PREMReadingHomeLost2-4Sub on 71'
272012-1312 May 2013PREMLiverpoolHomeLost1-3Sub off 71'
282012-1319 May 2013PREMSwanseaAwayWon3-0Soccerball 22'
292013-1424 Aug 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost1-3Sub on 62'
302013-1427 Aug 2013LCBurtonAwayDrew2-2*Sub on 46'
312013-1431 Aug 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1
322013-1414 Sept 2013PREMWest BromHomeDrew1-1
332013-1421 Sept 2013PREMChelseaAwayLost0-2Sub off 72'
342013-1424 Sept 2013LCEvertonHomeWon2-1
352013-1428 Sept 2013PREMCardiffHomeLost1-2Sub off 41'
362013-1426 Oct 2013PREMSouthamptonAwayLost0-2Sub on 81'
372013-1429 Oct 2013LCLeicesterAwayLost3-4
382013-142 Nov 2013PREMMan UtdHomeLost1-3Sub on 61', Soccerball 65'
392013-149 Nov 2013PREMLiverpoolAwayLost0-4Sub off 46'
402013-1423 Nov 2013PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2Sub on 77'
412013-144 Dec 2013PREMTottenhamHomeLost1-2Sub off 85'
422013-148 Dec 2013PREMAston VillaHomeWon2-0Sub off 77'
432013-1414 Dec 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost1-4Sub off 69'
442013-1426 Dec 2013PREMNorwichAwayWon2-1Sub off 90+2'
452013-1428 Dec 2013PREMHullAwayLost0-6Sub on 60'
462013-141 Jan 2014PREMWest HamHomeWon2-1Sub on 56'
472013-144 Jan 2014FACNorwichAwayDrew1-1Sub off 46'
482013-1414 Jan 2014FACNorwichHomeWon3-0Sub off 87'
492013-1418 Jan 2014PREMArsenalAwayLost0-2Sub off 86'
502013-1428 Jan 2014PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2
512013-144 Feb 2014FACSheff UtdHomeLost0-1Sub off 59'
522013-1412 Feb 2014PREMLiverpoolHomeLost2-3Sub on 71'
532013-148 Mar 2014PREMCardiffAwayLost1-3Sub on 46'
542013-1415 Mar 2014PREMNewcastleHomeWon1-0
552013-1422 Mar 2014PREMMan CityAwayLost0-5Sub off 55'
562013-1419 Apr 2014PREMTottenhamAwayLost1-3
572013-1411 May 2014PREMCrystal PalaceHomeDrew2-2Sub off 23'
582014-1523 Aug 2014CHMPDerbyAwayLost1-5Sub on 60'
592014-1510 Jan 2015CHMPCardiffAwayLost0-1Sub on 61'
602014-1517 Jan 2015CHMPReadingHomeWon2-1Yellow card 52', Soccerball 55', Sub off 78'
612014-1521 Jan 2015CHMPNottm ForestHomeWon3-2Yellow card 90+3'
622014-1524 Jan 2015FACSunderlandAwayDrew0-0Sub on 75'
632014-1531 Jan 2015CHMPBlackburnAwayLost1-2Sub on 62'
642014-153 Feb 2015FACSunderlandHomeLost1-3Sub off 83'
652014-157 Feb 2015CHMPBirminghamHomeDrew1-1
662014-1510 Feb 2015CHMPBoltonAwayLost1-3Sub off 81'
672014-1514 Feb 2015CHMPIpswichHomeLost1-2Sub off 85'
682014-1521 Feb 2015CHMPMillwallAwayDrew0-0Sub off 57'
692014-153 Mar 2015CHMPWatfordAwayLost0-1Sub on 76'
702014-1518 Mar 2015CHMPLeedsHomeLost0-3Sub on 63'
712014-1521 Mar 2015CHMPHuddersfieldAwayWon2-0Soccerball 2', Sub off 67'
722014-153 Apr 2015CHMPBrentfordHomeLost1-4Sub off 79'
732014-157 Apr 2015CHMPCharltonAwayDrew1-1Sub on 68'
742015-1611 Aug 2015LCWycombeAwayWon1-0Yellow card 55', Soccerball 69'
752015-1615 Aug 2015CHMPBrightonHomeLost1-2Sub on 62'
762015-1619 Aug 2015CHMPHullAwayLost1-2Sub on 87'
772015-1622 Aug 2015CHMPHuddersfieldHomeDrew1-1Sub off 74'
782015-1625 Aug 2015LCSheff UtdHomeWon3-0Sub off 64'
792015-1629 Aug 2015CHMPRotherhamAwayWon3-1Sub on 90+6'
802015-1622 Sept 2015LCStokeHomeLost0-1Sub off 66'
812015-1621 Oct 2015CHMPLeedsHomeDrew1-1Sub on 68'
822015-1624 Oct 2015CHMPReadingHomeWon4-2Sub on 37', Soccerball 56'
832015-163 Nov 2015CHMPBurnleyAwayLost1-3Sub on 59'
842015-167 Nov 2015CHMPBirminghamHomeLost2-5Sub on 46', Soccerball 66'
852015-165 Dec 2015CHMPNottm ForestAwayLost0-3Sub on 68'
862015-1612 Dec 2015CHMPBrentfordHomeDrew2-2Sub on 79'
872015-1615 Dec 2015CHMPIpswichHomeLost1-2Sub off 76'
882015-1619 Dec 2015CHMPBoltonAwayDrew2-2
892015-1626 Dec 2015CHMPDerbyAwayLost0-2Sub off 78'
902015-1629 Dec 2015CHMPRotherhamHomeWon4-1Soccerball 59', Sub off 72'
912015-162 Jan 2016CHMPSheff WedHomeLost0-1Sub off 77'
922015-169 Jan 2016FACSheff WedAwayLost1-2Sub off 71'
932015-1612 Jan 2016CHMPWolvesAwayLost2-3Sub off 71'
942015-1616 Jan 2016CHMPHuddersfieldAwayDrew1-1Sub off 61'
952015-1623 Jan 2016CHMPHullHomeLost0-1Sub off 73'
962015-166 Feb 2016CHMPDerbyHomeDrew1-1Sub on 46'
972015-1616 Feb 2016CHMPBlackburnAwayLost0-3Sub on 34'
982015-1620 Feb 2016CHMPCharltonHomeWon3-0Sub off 46'
992015-1623 Feb 2016CHMPLeedsAwayDrew1-1Sub on 53'
1002015-165 Mar 2016CHMPReadingAwayDrew2-2Sub on 73'

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2010-11 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Konchesky / Salcido 4. Paintsil 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. A Johnson 11. Gera 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Kamara 16. Duff 17. Riise 18. Hughes 19. Zuberbühler 20. Etuhu 21. E Johnson 22. Stoor / Guðjohnsen 23. Dempsey 24. Kakuta 25. Zamora 26. Dikgacoi 27. Greening 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Saunders 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 35. Elm 36. Dalla Valle 37. Kačaniklić 38. Etheridge 41. Bettinelli 44. Marsh-Brown 45. Smith
Manager
Flag of Wales Mark Hughes
Fulham FC
2011-12 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. JA Riise 4. Sidwell 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Pogrebnyak 8. Johnson 9.  10. Kasami 11. Ruiz 12. Stockdale 13. Murphy 14. Senderos 15. Gecov 16. Duff 17. BH Riise 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Etuhu 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 23. Dempsey 24. Dalla Valle 25. Zamora 26. Salcido / Grygera 28. Briggs 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche 33. Hoesen 34. Donegan 35. Peniket 36. Marsh-Brown / Mesca 37. Harris 38. Etheridge 39. Arthurworrey 40. Smith 41. Bettinelli 42. Trotta 43. Pritchard 44. Joronen
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2012-13 squad
1. Schwarzer 2. Kelly 3. Riise 4. Senderos 5. Hangeland 6. Baird 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov 10. Petrić 11. Ruiz 12. Frimpong 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes 19. Diarra 20. Rodallega 21. Frei 22. Somogyi 24. Dejagah 25. Tavares / Manolev 27. Riether 28. Emanuelson 29. Davies 30. Dembélé 31. Kačaniklić 32. Halliche / David 33. Enoh 35. Bettinelli 36. Mesca 37. Burn 38. Etheridge 39. Trotta 40. Smith 41. Donegan 42. Banya 43. Tankovic 44. Grimmer
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Martin Jol
Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath
Fulham FC
2014-15 squad
1. Király 2. Hoogland 3. Stafylidis 4. Hutchinson 5. Amorebieta 6. Bodurov 7. Eisfeld 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Ruiz 11. Kačaniklić 12. Fofana 13. Zverotić / Guthrie 14. Roberts 15. Voser 16. Woodrow 17. Taggart 18. Mitroglou / Turner 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Christensen 22. Fazlić 23. Casasola 24. Husband 25. Dembélé 26. Fotheringham / Lee 27. G Williams 28. Hyndman 29. Trotta / Richards 30. David 31. Arthurworrey 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Chihi 36. Mesca 37. Grimmer 38. Burgess 39. R Williams 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Evans --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Germany Magath / Flag of Wales Symons
Fulham FC
2015-16 squad
1. Bettinelli 2. Richards 3. Garbutt 4. Hutchinson 5. Stearman 6. Bodurov 7. Fredericks 8. Parker 9. Smith 10. Cairney 11. Kačaniklić 12. Lewis 13. Ream 14. Mattila 15. Voser / Madl 16. Woodrow 17. Williams 18. Pringle 19. Tunnicliffe 20. Labyad 21. Christensen 22. Taggart / Baird 23. O'Hara 24. Lonergan 25. Dembélé 26. Grimmer 27. Eisfeld 28. Hyndman 31. Ince 32. Kavanagh 33. Burn 34. Cole 38. Burgess 39. Evans 40. Husband / Sessegnon 41. Joronen 42. Rodák 43. Donnelly 44. McCormack 45. Amorebieta 46. Norman 47. Käit --. Mitroglou --. Stekelenburg
Manager
Flag of Wales Symons / Flag of Serbia Jokanović

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