Luka Jović (Serbian Cyrillic: Лука Јовић, pronounced ; born 23 December 1997) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Serbia national team as a striker.
Jović was born in the small village of Batar near Bijeljina, to Milan and Svetlana Jović. At the age of five, he started playing football in Loznica, where he was spotted in 2004 and offered to play in Mini Maxi, a development league for kids aged between 4 and 12 in Belgrade. After just one game where Jović scored three goals his father was offered €50 for each game he played and 2000 dinars for travelling costs from Batar to Belgrade. At one of those games he was scouted by Toma Milićević, Red Star's scout who invited him to trial with Red Star Belgrade. His playing style attracted comparisons to Darko Pančev and Radamel Falcao, who is also his idol.
Jović was offered the chance to play for Red Star Belgrade in 2005. Before he committed, his father took him to train with Partizan, who had been trying to sign Jović for some time. They offered his father 200 euros per month for Jović to play with them, but he insisted on staying with Red Star.