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Adam Marusic

Updated: Apr 6

Adam Marušić was born in Belgrade in Serbia, on October 17, 1992. He is of Montenegrin nationality.

He was however also brought up in Serbia and started playing football for local teams Teleoptik and Voždovac.


It was with Voždovac that he made his professional debut in 2010. Between 2010 and 2014 he made 89 league appearances with 15 goals.


In 2014 he moved to Belgium to play for Kortrijk in the Pro League. He stayed two years playing 71 league games (with 10 goals) and 3 in the domestic cup (with 1 goal).


In 2016 he changed teams but stayed in Belgium. He joined Oostende but only for one year, playing 35 league games (with 5 goals) and 4 cup games.


In the summer of 2017 he joined Lazio. In Rome he found manager Simone Inzaghi who played him 32 times in Serie A (3 goals -Verona, Benevento, Milan), 1 in Coppa Italia, 5 in Europa League and in the Italian Supercoppa (won 3-2 against Juventus).


In his second year he played 26 league games (1 goal-Parma), 4 in Coppa Italia and 4 in the Europa League (1 goal- Olympique Marseille). Lazio won the Coppa Italia in May, 2018, beating Atalanta 2-0.


In 2019-2020 he only played 15 league games (2 goals- Parma, Genoa). Lazio were flying until Covid- 19 interrupted the season and eventually came 4th, qualifying for Champions League. Lazio won the Italian Supercoppa, in Riyadh in December, beating Juventus 3-1.


The following season he played more regularly, getting 36 Serie A games (2 goals- Atalanta, Udinese), 2 in Coppa Italia and 8 in Europa League. Lazio came 6th qualifying for the Europa League.

In 2021-2022, with stadiums gradually starting to fill up again, Marušić made 33 Serie A appearances (1 goal-Genoa), 2 in Coppa Italia and 6 in Europa League. It was Lazio's first year under new manager Maurizio Sarri and the Biancocelesti finished 5th.


At International level Marušić has won 50 caps for Montenegro and scored 3 goals (Turkey, Gibraltar, Bosnia).


Marušić is usually played at right full-back but can also be deployed as right flank midfielder and even on the left. He is 1.85 metres tall for 76 kilos so is a physically strong player. He is good in the air, quick and possesses precise passing abilities. He is strong at ball interception so ideal for Sarri's style of play, getting the ball back as quickly as possible and then keeping control of it. The Montenegrin is a reliable player, rarely having a really bad game. This reliability however sometimes hinders his creativity and willingness to take risks, sometimes going for the safest option, not always the worst thing by any means, but there is sometimes the feeling Marušić could do more.


He has had a good spell at Lazio so far. He has played a total of 219 matches with 10 goals for the Biancocelesti not counting the current season and has won 3 trophies. There is the promise of many more games to come and hopefully some more trophies.


Lazio Career (updated April 3, 2024)

Season

Total played (Goals)

Serie A

Coppa Italia

Champions League

Europa League

Conference League

Super Coppa

2017-18

39 (3)

32 (3)

1

-

5

1

2018-19

34 (2)

26 (1)

4

-

4 (1)

-

2019-20

15 (2)

15 (2)

-

-

-

-

2020-21

46 (2)

36 (2)

2

8

-

-

2021-22

41 (1)

33 (1)

2

-

6

-

2022-23

44

33

2

-

6

3

2023-24

40 (1)

29 (1)

3

7

-

-

1

Total

259 (11)

204 (10)

14

15

21 (1)

3

2

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