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Philadelphia Union signs ex-Atletico Madrid forward Paunovic

Philadelphia Union announced today the signing of forward Veljko Paunovic, who last played for Partizan FK of the Serbian SuperLiga.

The striker, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, joins the Union after spending the majority of his professional career in Spain's La Liga.

Paunovic will be eligible to play for the Union when the club visit the Vancouver Whitecaps on June 18, 10:00 p.m. Per MLS and Club policy, terms of the signing were not disclosed.

Paunovic made his professional debut in 1994 with Partizan FK at the age of 17.

Only a year later, Paunovic made his move to Spain, where he represented seven clubs in his 13 years in the country, netting 73 goals in 341 matches. Starring the vast majority of the time with Atletico de Madrid (1996-98, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2003-05), Paunovi? also had stints with UD Marbella (1995-96), RCD Mallorca (1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02), Real Oviedo S.A.D. (2000-01), CD Tenerife (2002-03), Getafe C.F.S.A.D. (2005-07) and Unión Deportiva Almería (2007-08).

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