*Age on opening day of the season
FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship
FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN
Wednesday, 23 July 1997
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire
2015-17 Aston Villa Under 21s |
2017-19 Aston Villa Under 23s |
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
2014-15 RSC Anderlecht |
2017-18 Wigan Athletic, 31 Aug 2017 to 7 Jan 2018 |
2018-19 Stratford Town, 13 Jan 2019 to 26 Mar 19 |
2019 Havant & Waterlooville, 26 Mar 2019 to 29 Mar 2019 |
2019-20 Livingston, 2 Jul 2019 to 3 Jan 2020 |
Monday, 27 July 2020
2020- Wolverhampton Wanderers, Free |
2020-21 Shrewsbury Town (L) |
2021- Birmingham City (L) |
Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |
2016-20 Aston Villa, Free, 0 (0) | 0 |
Steve Bruce |
Dean Smith |
First Squad Appearance
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Leeds United (a), Championship
Did not score
Leicester City (h), EFL Cup
Final Squad Appearance
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Played for the Villa
(6ft 5 in) 1.92m
Matija Šarkić, a goalkeeper for the club, appeared as an unused substitute for Villa on 13 occasions between Saturday, 3 December 2016 and Tuesday, 28 January 2020
Matija was born in Grimsby on 23 July 1997
Matija made 3 Championship unused substitute appearances during December 2016 as cover for Pierluigi Gollini and after the latter had left the club, Matija made a further unused substitute appearance in 2016-17 as cover for Sam Johnstone in the 1-1 draw with Burton Albion on Saturday, 8 April 2017.
The following season Steve Bruce sent Šarkić out on loan to Wigan Athletic from August 2017 to January 2018, on his return Šarkić would make just one unused substitute appearance - as cover for fellow reserve ‘keeper Mark Bunn in the final Championship game of the season on Sunday, 6 May 2018.
During the successful promotion campaign of 2018-19, Matija was again sent out on loan, initially to Stratford Town for a short spell between 20 December 2018 and 13 January 2019 before a brief emergency loan at Havant & Waterlooville FC from 26 March 2019 to 29 March 2019. On his return Šarkić would immediately make his first squad appearance of the season on Saturday, 30 March 2019 and would feature in the squad for seven consecutive Championship fixtures as cover for Jed Steer as Villa went on a record run of 10 consecutive League wins.
Following Villa’s play off victory and return to the Premier League, Šarkić was once again sent out on loan this time to Livingston where he cemented himself as a first team regular for the Scottish outfit. Back at Villa however, injuries to Jed Steer and new Villa number one Tom Heaton, led Dean Smith to recall Šarkić from his loan spell - much to the player’s frustration - and he was utilised as an unused substitute for the final time on Tuesday, 28 January 2020 in the EFL Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg win over Leicester City as cover for Ørjan Nyland.
Šarkić was released by Villa in July 2020 without making a senior appearance for the club.