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Aleksandar Kolarov | Defensemen | #11

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 183

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Manchester City lost one full-back and added another on Sunday, with a deal for another close to being completed.
The Sky Blues moved for the Real Madrid right-back just a week after signing right-back Kyle Walker in a world-record move for a defender. Said Director of Football Txiki Begiristain: "Danilo is a fine player who offers great versatility to our squad. He can operate in several different roles in both defence and midfield, increasing Pep’s options ahead of the new season." Meanwhile, Aleksandar Kolarov has left the club to join AS Roma with Monaco's Benjamin Mendy heading to Los Angeles to take a medical with City ahead of another record-setting move. Sun, Jul 23, 2017 03:20:00 PM

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Aleksander Kolarov will move to Serie A club Roma once Pep Guardiola has rubber stamped the deal.

The Serbian international is currently on City’s pre-season tour of America but if Guardiola can close the deal on Monaco left-back Benjamin Mendy, then Kolarov has been given permission to return to the Italian capital. "He helped me a lot last season in terms of many, many things. But he had a big chance to go back to Rome where he was before and he spoke to me, the club and asked me to leave. I don't like to stay with players who don't want to stay. That's why it’s the best option for everybody." An initial offer of £44.5 million for Mendy has been rejected, but City will go back with an improved bid as Monaco demand closer to £50m, the fee paid for Kyle Walker.
Source: The Star
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 04:00:00 AM

Manchester City's perfect start to the season came to an end today as an Aleksandar Kolarov own goal set the stage for Tottenham, who win 2-0.

It could be said that Kevin de Bruyne's absence made a huge difference in the outcome today but Tottenham put in a stellar defensive performance. In the 9th minute, Danny Rose sent a cross into the area and Kolarov made a meal of it, deflecting it into his own goal. Claudio Bravo provided their best highlight, saving a penalty. City had their chances but Hugo Lloris made six saves, most of them of the top class variety. Sergio Aguero, who had a fantastic scoring record against Spurs was one of many thwarted by the French international. Kelechi Iheanacho was brought in for the final The title race is on now, as the loss allows Tottenham to climb to within a point of the Citizens.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 11:16:00 AM

Aleksandar Kolarov has a chance of making the trip to Swansea after missing last weekends’ draw with Arsenal due to an unspecified muscular problem.

If passed fit, the left-back could replace Gael Clichy for the final game of the season. Pablo Zabaleta and David Silva will be fit within a matter of weeks but Vincent Kompany is expected to miss the start of the 2016/17 campaign after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured thigh muscle. Samir Nasri is back in the squad: "He is working as normal," confirmed Manuel Pellegrini who will take charge of City for the last time with Pep Guardiola poised to take the reins following his decision to leave German champions Bayern Munich.
Source: Man City FC
Thu, May 12, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Just prior to the club announcing Manuel Pellegrini's exit at the end of this season, the Manchester City manager gave an injury update declaring Aleksandar Kolarov fit for Tuesday's match against Sunderland.

Kolarov has missed the last two-and-a-half weeks after being stretchered off with a calf injury in Week 22. But do to a fixture list crowded with cup matches, Kolarov only missed one Premier League match before returning to the club. However, Fabian Delph will take his place on the injury list after picking up a calf knock over the weekend. Said Pellegrini: "The injuries are the same names with Kompany, Mangala, Samir Nasri, De Bruyne and Bony. The player that is fit is Kolarov. Fabian Delph has a small problem from the last game so he’s not on the squad list for tomorrow."
Mon, Feb 1, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Manchester City could see reinforcements arrive along the back-line with the news that Aleksandar Kolarov, Eliaquim Mangala and Vincent Kompany could all return in the next week.

Manuel Pellegrini didn't let the news of a lengthy injury spell for Kevin De Bruyne damper the mood of the week as he expects the defenders to return soon: "We must continue playing with the whole squad if we want to be a competitive team. It’s an important player less but we must continue with optimism and give responsibility to the squad. Elsewhere, the same injuries as last week – Vincent, Mangala, Kolarov – I hope they will return next week to at least work with the squad." Kompany has missed the past month after a brief return that saw him aggravate a calf injury while Kolarov has also missed the past two weeks with a calf problem. Mangala has missed the past three Premier League matches, leading to more playing time for Martin Demichelis alongside Nicolas Otamendi.
Fri, Jan 29, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Manchester City will have to do without reliable left-back Aleksandar Kolarov for tomorrow's match against West Ham with a calf injury but the long-term prognosis looks positive.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hopes this weekend is the only league match Kolarov will miss with the injury: "Aleks has a muscle injury in his calf – not very big. I hope at the end of the next week he’ll be working with the squad." Manchester City next play February 2 against Sunderland, when Kolarov could be available. In his absence, Gael Clichy is expected to start against West Ham while Eliaquim Mangala will continue to sit out with an injury. But Pellegrini confirmed that Fernandinho will return from injury to face West Ham after missing the last two league fixtures.
Fri, Jan 22, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Aleksandar Kolarov will be assessed after the full-back was forced off after suffering a calf injury.

"It's unknown whether Kolarov has a muscle injury or if it's just a kick on his leg," said the Chilean manager. "We'll know more on Monday." Kolarov needed to be taken off the field on a stretcher after he could not continue early in the second half of a 4-0 win against Crystal Palace. If Kolarov can' feature this weekend, Gael Clichy could be called upon to provide cover at left-back in the Serbian's absence.
Sun, Jan 17, 2016 01:36:00 PM

Aleksandar Kolarov scored an own goal and assisted on the City goal that cancelled it out as Manchester City used a late burst to earn a win at Vicarage Road.

It was hard sledding but Manchester City duplicated Arsenal's "play poorly but win" formula in the late game on Saturday of Week 20. City conceded first as Ben Watson saw a corner kick go all the way over the line without a teammate touching it to give the home side the lead. Heading into the last ten minutes of regulation it looked like the Hornets might take the points but Yaya Toure turned in a Kolarov corner for a spectacular goal and then Sergio Aguero headed home two and a half minutes later for the winner.
Sat, Jan 2, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Aleksandar Kolarov made a surprise return to training as the Serbian left-back was passed fit for Wednesdays’ crucial Champions League encounter against Sevilla.

Only four days ago, Manuel Pellegrini had said that "he hoped" Kolarov could return within a fortnight after the defender picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty. But, Kolarov was pictured with the group on Tuesday morning before the Chilean boss later confirmed his availability during this afternoon’s pre-match press conference. David Silva, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy will definitely miss this one but all three have a chance for Sundays’ Manchester derby at Old Trafford. However, it wasn’t all good news as Sergio Aguero has been ruled out until late November. The 27-year-old suffered a grade two hamstring tear while representing Argentina and had been hoping for a return within a month.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 07:09:00 PM

The left side of the Manchester City defense is in shambles following an injury to left-back Aleksandar Kolarov.

A previous injury to Gael Clichy has left City without its top two left-backs. Manuel Pellegrini said he hopes to have the Serbian back for Week 11."Kolarov also has a hamstring injury. We’ll see how they [Aleks and David] improve in the next week – I hope both of them can be back in 15 days." Pellegrini will now have to turn to playing a defender out of position (or possibly even switching to a three-man back-line, although that seems a bit drastic). Eliaquim Mangala and Bacary Sagna are your best bets to come into the starting defense.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:39:00 PM

Aleksandar Kolarov limped off moments before he was sent-off – for protesting a refereeing decision from the dugout - during the Euro qualifying defeat to Portugal on Sunday.

Early reports suggest Kolarov picked up a thigh problem which needs to be assessed and with Gael Clichy still not 100 per cent Manuel Pellegrini could have problems at left-back. Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and Eliaquim Mangala have provided defensive cover in the past although none are ideal. The injury to Kolarov caps a truly miserable international week for City. Sergio Aguero [hamstring] will miss at least a month while David Silva is at risk of missing the derby due to a heavy ankle sprain. Belgium boss Marc Wilmots has already hinted that captain Vincent Kompany will feature on Tuesday despite having qualified for the 2016 Euro Championships [and against the wishes of his club]. With a run of seven games over the next 22-days, City are approaching a pivotal point in their campaign and can’t afford too many slip-ups.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 06:10:00 AM

Man City continue to gather momentum with another poised and powerful display at Everton. Ominous news for the rest of the Premier League – and those players currently sat on the City bench…

The story of Man City’s summer was about bringing in new blood. The story of the opening three matches has been about the resurrection of reputations. Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany have (so far) been full of the power and poise they lacked last season. But the real surprise has been in the full-back positions. Not many predicted Bacary Sagna and Aleksandar Kolarov to start ahead of Zabaleta and Cliché this season. But those FL managers that are able are advised to reassess – and quick. The likes of Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony will get game time to spare the legs of Silva and Aguero for bigger battles ahead. But the City back five will take some shifting. Never mind Sterling, City’s full-backs look like money in the bank this season…
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Aleksandar Kolarov earned his share of Manchester City's third straight clean sheet and scored what would be the game-winning goal as the Sky Blues keep their season perfect with a 0-2 win over Everton.

City seem to be widening the gap when it comes to class in the league early into this season. Though they were not especially fluid in their attack and by no means dominated the Toffees in general, they were controlled in defense and allowed the scoring chances to come. It wasn't until the hour mark when Kolarov made an overlapping run of Raheem Sterling, picked up the ball and slotted it near post from a seemingly impossible angle. Samir Nasri would play a 1-2 with Yaya Toure and score his first of the season from the bench in the 88th minute to seal the points. City have always been a scare for opposition in containing the attack, but this year's side looks more balanced right now than that of their two recent championship seasons. FPL managers may not be able to afford another week to go by without a City defender. Their schedule only gets easier and Kolarov in particular can go on a scoring binge.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Man City full-back Alexsander Kolarov plots a return to Serie A as his agent opens talks with Serie A giants Inter Milan. And he could be joined by team-mate Stevan Jovetic.

Kolarov joined City for £16 million in 2010 and has made no secret of his desire to return to Italy one day, despite signing a three year extension to his contract – worth a reported £100k a week - just last summer. In March he was quoted as saying: ‘I’d like to return to Italy, but it’s difficult.’ His first team appearances were limited last season by the presence of Gael Clichy. The Serbian started just 16 matches (to Clichy’s 23) but out-performed the former Arsenal man in clean sheets (9 v 6), Goals (2 v 0) and matched his three assists. AC Milan were thought to be leading the race for his signature, but Inter have stolen a march and are also keen to take his City team mate Stevan Jovetic and Chelsea’s Juan Cuadrado. Which might just leave a Raheem Sterling sized hole for one of last season’s top two. Just saying…
Source: Daily Mail
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 02:50:00 AM