The defender of the National Team of Serbia Antonio Rukavina signed the contract with FC Astana. The position of the team recruit is the right attacking defender.
4 July, 2018
Antonio is well acquainted with the Kazakhstan fans on matches of the UEFA Europa League between Astana and the Spanish Villarreal, for which the Serbian spent a total of five seasons. During this time in the squad of “yellow submarine” Rukavina played 99 matches, 23 of them in the main grid of the Europa League, 76 – in the matches of La Liga.
Prior to Villarreal in the career of an experienced defender were the Serbian Bezanija, Partizan, the German Borussia Dortmund, Munich-1860, as well as the Spanish Valladolid.
At the national team level, Rukavina played for the Youth National Team of Serbia, with them he won bronze medals at the 2006 World Cup. For the National Team of Serbia, Rukavina played 49 matches.
Antonio joined FC Astana immediately after appearances at the World Cup – 2018 – Rukavina played in Russia in two matches out of three – against the National Teams of Costa Rica and Brazil.
Antonio Rukavina, record
Date of birth: 01/26/1984
Position: right defender / right attacking defender
Height, weight: 178 cm, 73 kg
Matches for the national team: 49