FC Lokomotiv have signed a long-term contract with central defender Nemanja Pejcinovic
. The Serb will wear #5 T-shirt.
Lokomotiv sportive director Kirill kotov
has commented on the signing:- Our goal was to buy a central defender capable to improve our back line. Pejcinovic is a developing player who is well-known in Europe and has long captained at Nice. He's a really universal player who can fill in any defensive position.
Nemanja Pejcinovic was born on November 4, 1987 in Kragujevac, Serbia.
At home he played with several Belgrade clubs. After completing his education at the Rad Academy he soon made it to the first team. Two years later OFK Beograd offered him a contract that he signed.
However, next year he returned to his native club but played there very little, spending two years on loan. After half-a-year with Red Star, he went to Germany.
His first foreign club was Hertha BSC where the defender gained valuable experience in one of the strongest European leagues.
When the loan was over Pejcinovic moved to OGC Nice who eventually paid his transfer fee. During his four years in France Nemanja was one of the team's leaders. His best achievement was the fourth standing in Season 2012/13 that qualified the team for the Europa League.