Article by Djuradj Vujcic
Former Serbian White Eagles goalkeeper Obrad Bejatovic (born on August 21, 2003 in Mississauga) has signed a professional contract for Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina side FK Leotar Trebinje.
Bejatovic (who featured for the Serbian White Eagles in 2021) will certainly progress alongside experienced goalkeepers Dusan Puletic, Risto Perisic and goalkeeper coach Bosko Milenkovic.
I caught up with Obrad to learn of his first impressions.
“I’m really enjoying it here at FK Leotar. Trainings are a lot more intense, I’m learning a lot every day from both the coaches and other goalkeepers here and I’m satisfied with how things are going and my progression. The city of Trebinje is also beautiful and has great weather all year round.”
In 2022, Bejatovic played for League1 Ontario side Hamilton United but also trained with Leotar and played for FK Hercegovac in the Second League of Republika Srpska (the third level on the Bosnia and Herzegovina football league system) where he gained experience.
“I had an opportunity to visit Trebinje this past summer and train with the first team at Leotar. After a couple of weeks of experiencing a whole different side of football, I got an offer to stay and train with them. Then I got an amazing opportunity to go on loan to play for Hercegovac from Bileca. I had a really good time there and got really good experience (which helped me a lot) and I met some good players and coaches as well. After having a good time at Hercegovac and progressing a lot, all while training with Leotar at the same time, they were happy with my work. So they asked me to stay – in which they offered me a contract.”
It’s always nice to see a former player succeed. Congratulations Obrad!