Antonio Rukavina is a full-back who prefers to play on the right side of defence but can also be deployed as a winger depending on the formation.
Born in Belgrade, Rukavina spent many years with small hometown club Bezanija, where he made his professional debut and helped the club become second-tier champions. He later moved to Partizan, then to Borussia Dortmund and 1860 Munich in Germany and finally to Spain, where he played for Valladolid between 2012 and 2014 before signing for Villarreal.
Rukavina won his first international cap in a UEFA EURO 2008 qualifier against Finland in 2007. He was named in Serbia’s squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ but remained an unused substitute. At 34, he is now among the oldest players in the Eagles’ squad.