Sartid (Serbia-Montenegro), Partizan Belgrade
(Serbia-Montenegro), PSV Eindhoven (Holland), Chelsea FC (England),
Atletico Madrid (Spain)
2001 Dutch League Champions (PSV Eindhoven) 2003 Dutch League Champions (PSV Eindhoven) 2005 Premiership Champions (Chelsea) 2001 Dutch League top scorer (PSV Eindhoven) 2003 Dutch League top scorer (PSV Eindhoven) 2004 Dutch League top scorer (PSV Eindhoven) 2005 League Cup winner (Chelsea) 2001 Dutch Cup Finals (PSV Eindhoven)
Mateja Ke×man (born 12 April 1979 in Zemun, Yugoslavia) is a
Serbian footballer, playing predominately as a striker. He made
his name at FK Partizan in his homeland and marked his
international debut for Serbia and Montenegro against China in
May 2000 where he opened the scoring.
Ke×man moved to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven later that year and was
the top scorer in the Dutch Eredivisie, scoring 24 goals in 33
games. He also picked up a nickname of 'Batman' -the famous
theme song was played at the Philips Stadion every time he
scored. Ke×man proceeded to score 81 goals over the following
three seasons with PSV, before finally moving for ú5 million to
English side Chelsea in the summer of 2004.
Ke×man enjoyed a good pre-season with his new club, scoring
against the likes of Glasgow Celtic in the ChampionsWorld Series
tour of the United States. However, he was sent off after
angrily retaliating against AS Roma's Olivier Dacourt in
Chelsea's final match of the tour after the Frenchman had
crudely upended Ke×man's teammate Arjen Robben (who had followed
him from PSV to Chelsea). The English Football Association
decided not to pursue the matter, leaving Ke×man free from
suspension for the opening games of the season.
But after his arrival in the English Premier League, Ke×man
struggled to score goals for his new team. During his first
season in Chelsea FC, Ke×man scored seven goals in all
competitions. Although most of his appearances were
substitutions, many fans and some media expressed skepticism in
his performance. At the end on the 2004/2005 season, he signed
for AtlÚtico de Madrid.