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Siniša Ubiparipović
Bosnian footballer

Siniša Ubiparipović

Siniša Ubiparipović
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Bosnian footballer
Is Athlete Football player Association football player
From Bosnia and Herzegovina
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 25 August 1983, Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age 39 years
Star sign Virgo
Stats
Height: 175 cm
Education
University of Illinois system
Sports Teams
Cleveland Internationals
New York Red Bulls
Montreal Impact
Chicago Fire U-23
Minnesota Thunder
Montreal Impact F.C.
Minnesota United FC
Ottawa Fury FC
Indy Eleven
Chicago Fire FC
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Siniša Ubiparipović (Serbian Cyrillic: Синиша Убипариповић; born 25 August 1983) is a retired American footballer.

Early life

Ubiparipović was born in the town of Zenica, at the time part of SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia, to an ethnic Serb family. Prior to the outbreak of the Bosnian War in 1992, the Ubiparipović family moved to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, to escape the conflict, eventually coming to the United States in 1999.

His first contact with organized soccer was in the youth ranks of Čelik Zenica as a small child.

Career

College

Ubiparipović began his college soccer career at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002, before transferring to the University of Akron, where he played from 2004 to 2006. At Akron, he was named an NSCAA All-American his last two years, and was the 2006 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. During his college years Ubiparipović also played in the USL Premier Development League for both Cleveland Internationals and Chicago Fire Premier. While with the Chicago Fire Premier he was named to the Premier Development League's All-Central Conference team.

Professional

Ubiparipović playing for New York Red Bulls

Ubiparipović was drafted in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2007 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls. During his initial campaign with New York he appeared in 12 regular season matches and both of the club's playoff matches. He was also loaned out for one match during the 2007 season to Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division, tallying one goal in a 4–2 loss to Rochester Rhinos.

During the 2008 season Ubiparipović appeared in 16 regular season matches and scored his first league goal. On 10 August 2008, Ubiparipović scored the fourth goal in New York's 4–1 victory over league rival D.C. United. During the 2008 MLS Cup Playoffs, he started all of the teams 4 playoff games helping lead the club to the 2008 MLS Cup final. In the 2009 season Siniša made a career-high 23 appearances for Red Bulls. On 20 March 2010, Ubiparipović started at left wing for Red Bulls in a 3–1 victory against Santos FC, which was the first match played at the new Red Bull Arena. On 12 May 2010 Ubiparipović scored his second goal for New York Red Bulls in a 3–0 victory over New England Revolution in a 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification match.

His contract expired with New York Red Bulls after the 2010 season and he became a free agent. On 2 August 2011 Ubiparipović signed with Montreal Impact of the North American Soccer League. In 10 games with Montreal, Ubiparipović registered three goals and four assists, and was recognized as the clubs newcomer of the year. On 1 November 2011, it was announced that Ubiparipović re-signed to continue with the Impact in 2012, the team's first year in Major League Soccer.

On 6 February 2014, Ubiparipović signed with Ottawa Fury FC of the NASL. He was a key player in helping Ottawa to the 2015 NASL fall season title as he scored 5 goals and recorded 8 assists in 26 matches. He later signed with Indy Eleven on December 15, 2015.

On 20 September 2017, Ubiparipović announced that he would retire from football at the end of the 2017 season.

Personal

Siniša's brother Slaviša Ubiparipović played for Cleveland Internationals in the USL Premier Development League in 2008 and currently plays for the San Diego Sockers in the MASL.

Career statistics

Club

As of match played 29 October 2017
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
New York Red Bulls 2007 MLS 12 0 1 0 2 0 14 0
2008 16 0 1 0 4 0 20 0
2009 23 1 2 0 2 0 23 1
2010 18 1 3 1 18 1
Total 69 2 7 1 2 0 6 0 84 3
Montreal Impact 2011 NASL 10 3 0 0 10 3
Montreal Impact 2012 MLS 12 2 2 0 14 2
2013 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 13 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 16 2
Minnesota United (loan) 2013 NASL 7 0 0 0 7 0
Ottawa Fury 2014 NASL 24 4 1 0 - - 25 4
2015 24 5 2 0 - 2 0 28 5
Total 48 9 3 0 - - 2 0 53 9
Indy Eleven 2016 NASL 14 0 1 0 - 2 1 17 1
2017 20 0 0 0 - - 20 0
Total 34 0 1 0 - - 2 1 37 1
Career total 182 16 14 1 2 0 10 1 208 18

Honors

New York Red Bulls

  • Major League Soccer Western Conference Championship (1): 2008

Montreal Impact

  • Canadian Championship (1): 2013

Ottawa Fury

  • NASL Fall Championship 2015

Indy Eleven

  • NASL Spring Championship 2016
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 Apr 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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