Nikola Zigic

Position: Striker
Team: Birmingham City
Born: September 25, 1980 (age 34)
Hometown: Backa Topola
Height: 6'7"
Nationality: Serbian
Burton manager Gary Rowett looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers at Pirelli Stadium on August 27, 2014
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Reading
Sports Mole previews Saturday's match between Birmingham and Reading at St Andrew's as the hosts look to bounce back from defeat to Blackpool.
Dec 12, 12:04
Blackpool Manager Lee Clark looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Blackpool at Craven Cottage on November 5, 2014
Preview: Blackpool vs. Birmingham City
Sports Mole takes a closer look at both sides ahead of Saturday's clash between Blackpool and Birmingham City.
Dec 4, 16:31
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Nikola Zigic closing in on Birmingham City return
Nikola Zigic appears to be on the verge of re-signing for Birmingham City after being included in their development squad for a friendly in Liverpool.
Dec 2, 13:37
Burton manager Gary Rowett looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers at Pirelli Stadium on August 27, 2014
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Nottingham Forest
Can Gary Rowett maintain his unbeaten start with Birmingham City? Sports Mole previews their Championship match against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Nov 27, 17:40
Burton manager Gary Rowett looks on prior to the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Burton Albion and Queens Park Rangers at Pirelli Stadium on August 27, 2014
Preview: Rotherham United vs. Birmingham City
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between struggling pair Rotherham and Birmingham at New York Stadium.
Nov 20, 21:28
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Nikola Zigic in line for Birmingham City return?
Nikola Zigic could re-join Birmingham City after being invited to train with the club that released him in the summer.
Nov 18, 14:03
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Nikola Zigic claims interest from Arsenal was genuine
Free agent Nikola Zigic insists that reported interest in him from Arsenal this summer was genuine.
Sep 5, 08:23
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Agent: 'Arsenal in talks with Nikola Zigic over transfer'
Nikola Zigic is in talks with Arsenal over a potential move to the club this summer, according to the striker's agent.
Aug 27, 14:10
Gary Hooper of Norwich City celebrates as he scores their first goal from the penalty spot during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham on November 9, 2013
Championship club-by-club transfer latest: June 10
Sports Mole brings you the latest transfer news for all 24 clubs in the Championship.
Jun 10, 19:49
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark expects Nikola Zigic, Chris Burke departures
Nikola Zigic and Chris Burke are both likely to leave Birmingham City this summer, according to manager Lee Clark.
Jun 10, 14:36
Lee Clark manager of Birmingham City celebrates as they avoid relegation after the Sky Bet Championship match against Bolton Wanderers on May 3, 2014
Lee Clark praises Nikola Zigic influence
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark praises striker Nikola Zigic's influence at the club during the final weeks of the season.
May 7, 07:37
Paul Caddis of Birmingham City celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header to equalise during the Sky Bet Championship match against Bolton Wanderers on May 3, 2014
Paul Caddis: 'Birmingham City must learn from experience'
Paul Caddis urges his Birmingham teammates to use their close shave with relegation as motivation to avoid similar scenarios next season.
May 3, 15:04
Paul Caddis of Birmingham City celebrates as he scores their second goal with a header to equalise during the Sky Bet Championship match against Bolton Wanderers on May 3, 2014
Result: Birmingham City fightback secures their Championship safety
Birmingham City come back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Bolton Wanderers and secure their place in next season's Championship.
May 3, 14:20
Neil Danns of Bolton Wanderers tackles Tom Adeyemi of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match on May 3, 2014
Half-Time Report: Birmingham City 45 minutes from relegation
Birmingham City have 45 minutes to save preserve their Championship status after taking a 0-0 draw in at half time against Bolton Wanderers.
May 3, 13:06
Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
Team News: Nikola Zigic handed start for Birmingham City
Striker Nikola Zigic is recalled to the starting lineup for Birmingham City's crucial Championship fixture at Bolton Wanderers.
May 3, 11:42
Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
Preview: Bolton Wanderers vs. Birmingham City
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship clash between Bolton and relegation-threatened Birmingham at the Reebok Stadium.
May 1, 17:37
Scott Allan of Birmingham City and James McArthur of Wigan Athletic challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match on April 29, 2014
Result: Wigan Athletic seal playoff spot
Wigan Athletic are in the Championship playoffs following a 1-0 win over Birmingham City.
Apr 29, 21:48
Scott Carson of Wigan Athletic makes a save from Yaya Sanogo of Arsenal during the FA Cup Semi-Final match on April 12, 2014
Team News: Three changes for Wigan Athletic, Birmingham City
Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City both make three changes to their starting lineups for their Championship match at St Andrew's.
Apr 29, 19:17
Ravel Morrison of Queens Park Rangers holds off the challenge by Nikola Zigic of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers at St Andrews Stadium on March 8, 2014
Team News: Three in attack for Birmingham City
Birmingham City decide to start three strikers in attack for their Championship clash with Leeds United this afternoon.
Apr 26, 14:16
A general view of Birmingham City's St Andrews stadium on February 25, 2012
Result: Rudy Gestede hat-trick leads Blackburn Rovers to win
A first-half hat-trick from Rudy Gestde leads Blackburn Rovers to a 4-2 win over Birmingham City.
Apr 21, 17:01
Forest forward Matt Derbyshire celebrates after scoring against Millwall on August 28, 2013
Result: Matt Derbyshire's early goal enough to earn win for Nottingham Forest
Matt Derbeyshire's strike in the second minute is enough for Nottingham Forest to defeat Birmingham City 1-0 at the City Ground.
Apr 19, 16:57
Manager of Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Middlesbrough at St Andrews Stadium on December 7, 2013
Preview: Middlesbrough vs. Birmingham City
Sports Mole casts its eye forward to preview Tuesday night's Championship match between Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.
Apr 7, 19:05
Millwall manager Ian Holloway looks on during his team's Championship match against Ipswich on January 18, 2014
Ian Holloway: 'I will not give up, we can avoid relegation'
Millwall manager Ian Holloway says that he will not write off his side's chances of avoiding relegation to League One.
Mar 26, 00:47
Nicola Zigic of Birmingham celebrates after scoring their third goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Birmingham City at The Den on March 25, 2014
Result: Birmingham City edge out Millwall
Birmingham City edge out Millwall to record a 3-2 victory in their Championship clash at the The Den thanks to goals from Jordan Ibe, Andrew Shinnie and Nikola Zigic.
Mar 25, 21:47
Millwall manager Ian Holloway looks on during his team's Championship match against Ipswich on January 18, 2014
Team News: Four changes for Millwall for Birmingham City clash
Millwall boss Ian Holloway makes four changes to his side for their Championship clash with Birmingham City this evening at The Den.
Mar 25, 19:34
Millwall manager Ian Holloway looks on during his team's Championship match against Ipswich on January 18, 2014
Preview: Millwall vs. Birmingham
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Championship clash between Millwall and Birmingham City.
Mar 24, 14:21
Ravel Morrison of Queens Park Rangers holds off the challenge by Nikola Zigic of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers at St Andrews Stadium on March 8, 2014
Result: Ravel Morrison brace hands Queens Park Rangers victory
Goals either side of half time from Ravel Morrison earn Queens Park Rangers a 2-0 victory away at Birmingham City.
Mar 8, 16:58
Ravel Morrison of Queens Park Rangers holds off the challenge by Nikola Zigic of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers at St Andrews Stadium on March 8, 2014
Half-Time Report: Ravel Morrison gives Queens Park Rangers half-time lead
Ravel Morrison's first-half free kick hands Queens Park Rangers a 1-0 lead over Birmingham City.
Mar 8, 15:52
Chris Burke of Birmingham City scores during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Ipswich Town at St Andrews Stadium on August 31, 2013
Team News: Three up top for Birmingham City against Queens Park Rangers
Birmingham City decide to start with an attacking formation as they welcome Queens Park Rangers in the Championship this afternoon.
Mar 8, 14:16
Ipswich's Daryl Murphy celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Bournemouth during their Championship match on December 29, 2013
Result: Daryl Murphy strike secures Ipswich Town win
Ipswich Town beat Birmingham City in their Championship clash at Portman Road as Daryl Murphy scores the only goal of the game.
Mar 1, 16:58
Ipswich's Daryl Murphy celebrates after scoring his team's opening goal against Bournemouth during their Championship match on December 29, 2013
Half-Time Report: Daryl Murphy hands Ipswich Town lead over Birmingham City
Daryl Murphy hands Ipswich Town the lead at the break with his 38th-minute strike in their Championship clash with Birmingham City.
Mar 1, 15:55
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy looks on during his team's Championship match against Millwall on January 18, 2014
Team News: Three changes for Birmingham City for Ipswich Town clash
Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy makes one change for his side's clash with Birmingham City at Portman Road this afternoon.
Mar 1, 14:41
Birmingham City's Obafemi Martins celebrates with Nikola Zigic after scoring during the Carling Cup final football match between Arsenal and Birmingham at the Wembley Stadium in London on February 27, 2011
On this day: Birmingham City stun Arsenal to win League Cup
On this day in 2011, Birmingham City net a last-minute winner to win the Carling Cup with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Wembley.
Feb 27, 09:59
Lee Novak of Birmingham celebrates with teammate Paul Caddis after scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup fourth round match against Swansea City on January 25, 2014
Result: Birmingham City seize comeback win against Blackpool
Birmingham City come from behind to defeat Blackpool 2-1 in today's Championship clash at Bloomfield Road.
Feb 22, 17:05
Manager of Derby County Steve McClaren looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at Pride Park Stadium on October 05, 2013
Preview: Birmingham City vs. Derby County
Sports Mole previews Saturday's Championship encounter between Birmingham City and high-flying Derby at St Andrew's.
Jan 30, 20:40
Birmingham's Paul Robinson celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Bristol Rovers during their FA Cup third round replay match on January 14, 2014
Result: Birmingham City ease into fourth round of FA Cup
Birmingham City cruise into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win over Bristol Rovers.
Jan 14, 21:40
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark celebrates down the touchline during the League Cup match against Stoke City on October 29, 2013
Half-Time Report: Birmingham City 1-0 up over Bristol Rovers at half time
Birmingham City lead Bristol Rovers 1-0 at half time as the sides meet in the FA Cup.
Jan 14, 20:40
Barnsley's Jacob Mellis in action against Bordeaux during a friendly match on July 25, 2013
Result: Barnsley hold Birmingham City
Birmingham City extend their unbeaten run to 10 games by drawing 1-1 with Barnsley at St Andrew's.
Jan 1, 16:55
A general view of Birmingham City's St Andrews stadium on February 25, 2012
Half-Time Report: Nikola Zigic gives Birmingham City edge over Barnsley
Nikola Zigic's fifth goal of the season gives Birmingham City a 1-0 half-time lead over Barnsley at St Andrew's.
Jan 1, 15:52
A general view of Birmingham City's St Andrews stadium on February 25, 2012
Mid-season report: Birmingham City
Sports Mole looks back on the 2013 half of Birmingham City's season in the Championship.
Dec 30, 09:46
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