Date of birth
10 November 1985
Place of birth
International caps / goals`
26 / 0
During his career at Stadio Olimpico, he became renowned for his long-range specials. He is versatile, too, and can slot into midfield if neccessary, where his physical strength and technique make him a useful option.
Kolarov registered 82 appearances in the Serbian SuperLiga and 82 with Lazio in Serie A. He has also picked up valuable experience playing in the Champions League during his time in Italy.
Kolarov was capped twice during Serbia’s 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign, including an appearance in the 1-0 victory over Germany, bringing his total of international appearances to 15 by the end of the tournament.
After claiming his first league title in England in 2011/12, Kolarov made a good start to the 2012/13 season with a series of spectacular set-pieces in the early months of the season.
As the season went on, he increasingly found himself as back-up for Gael Clichy - however, since Manuel Pellegrini was appointed in summer 2013, the Serbian has found first-team opportunities much easier to come by in 2013/14 after making a very good start to the season.
Aleksandar Kolarov's Gallery
Aleksandar Kolarov - Goal At Birmingham
Aleksandar scores City's second goal with a wonder free-kick at St Andrew's. See the goal from 23 seconds into the video.
Aleksandar Kolarov - Goal v Leicester
The Serbian, scores the winner against Leicester late on in the game. See the goal from 55 seconds into the video.
Aleksandar Kolarov - Interview
Aleksandar gives us his reaction on the Club's first UEFA Champions League game, in which he scored the equaliser from the edge of the box with a brilliant free-kick.