Lazar Samardzic

Squad No. 20
Date of Birth February 24, 2002
Age 20
Height 184cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Berlin
Previous Clubs Hertha BSC U19

Lazar Samardžić (born 24 February 2002) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for RB Leipzig. Although a central midfielder, he can also play as a left winger.

Early career
Samardžić played for BSV Grün-Weiss Neukölln 1950 e.V. from 2008 to 2009 and joined Hertha BSC from 9 October 2009. Samardžić played for the U17 and U19 teams of Hertha BSC in the Under 17 and Under 19 Bundesliga, scoring 16 and 14 goals respectively. Samardžić won the bronze award of the Fritz Walter Medal in the U17 group.

Senior career
Samardžić was announced to have signed a professional contract, and first appeared as an unused substitute for the professional team in a 3–3 away draw against Fortuna Düsseldorf on 28 February 2020.

Samardžić made his debut for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga on 22 May 2020, coming on as a substitute for Per Ciljan Skjelbred in the 81st minute of the Berlin derby against Union Berlin, which finished as a 4–0 win. Samardzic is considered one of Germany’s most talented prospects and he had attracted serious interest from elite clubs around the world, such as Chelsea, Barcelona and Juventus.

On 8 September 2020, Samardžić joined fellow Bundesliga side RB Leipzig on a five-year deal.He made his RB Leipzig debut on 3 October, coming off the bench in a 4-0 win against FC Schalke 04.