Luka Jovic made his first-team debut for Red Star Belgrade aged just 16 years and 156 days in May 2014. A goal only two minutes into that game against Vojvodina earned him the honour of becoming the club’s youngest ever scorer, breaking a record then held by Dejan Stankovic. Awarded the number nine shirt the following season, he duly became the youngest player to appear in the Eternal derby against rivals Partizan Belgrade – a club he had previously turned down.
Jovic scored 12 league goals for Red Star before moving to Benfica in February 2016 – but he made only two league appearances before joining Eintracht Frankfurt, initially on loan, in June 2017. There he became the youngest ever player to score five goals – three with his left foot, one with his right and one with his head – in a Bundesliga fixture, when they defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 7-1 in October last year. His fine form also led to a call-up to the Serbian squad for the 2018 World Cup, where he featured against Brazil. He has since scored his first goals in international football – in a 1-1 friendly draw against Germany and in a 4-1 win over Lithuania in Euro 2020 qualifying.