Aleksandar Kolarov (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Коларов; Serbian pronunciation: [alɛksǎːndar kɔlǎrɔʋ]; born 10 November 1985) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for English club Manchester City and the Serbia national team. He captains both City and Serbia from time to time. Although primarily a left-back, Kolarov can also operate as a centre-back and anywhere along the left flank and is known for his overlapping runs on the wing and his ball-striking ability. He was named Serbian Player of the Year in 2011.
Kolarov began his career at Red Star Belgrade, but he did not break through and moved onto Čukarički in 2004. Two years later, he joined OFK Beograd before moving abroad for the first time by signing for Lazio in Serie A, where he won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 2009. In 2010, he joined Manchester City, with which he has won two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
Kolarov made his senior international debut for Serbia in 2008 and has since earned over 50 caps. Kolarov was a member of Serbia's squads for the 2008 Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.Close