Ljubenović with Tavriya Simferopol in 2011
|Full name||Željko Ljubenović|
|Date of birth||9 July 1981|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 8+1⁄2 in)|
|2006||Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih||8||(0)|
|2020||Zorya Luhansk u19 (assiatant)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018|
After playing almost exclusively for second-tier clubs in his homeland, Ljubenović spent most of his footballing career in Ukraine, representing four clubs and amassing over 250 appearances in the country's top league.
Born in Belgrade, Ljubenović started out as a trainee at Partizan in 1990. He spent five years in the club's youth setup, before switching to OFK Beograd in 1995. After completing his formation, Ljubenović made his senior debuts with the Romantičari in the 2000–01 First League of FR Yugoslavia. He subsequently played for Second League clubs Mladenovac, Mladost Lukićevo, and Proleter Zrenjanin. In the summer of 2005, Ljubenović signed with top-flight side Hajduk Kula. He spent just half a season there, before transferring abroad.
In the 2006 winter transfer window, Ljubenović moved to Ukraine and signed with Kryvbas Kryvyi Rih. He switched clubs the following summer and joined fellow top-tier club Tavriya Simferopol. Over the next five and a half years, Ljubenović played regularly for the side and recorded near 200 appearances in all competitions. He left the club midway through the 2011–12 season, eventually joining another Premier League side, Oleksandriya. In the summer of 2012, Ljubenović signed with Zorya Luhansk. After 6 seasons in Zorya he retired in May 2018. In July 2018 Zorya's general director Serhiy Rafailov announced that Ljubenović will work in the club as scout in Balkan region.
- Tavriya Simferopol
- Zorya Luhansk
- "Спасибо, Желько!" (in Russian). FC Zorya Luhansk. 23 May 2018. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
- "Сергей Рафаилов: "Практически все уже сделано для того, чтобы матчи "Зари" в еврокубках проходили в Запорожье"" (in Russian). FC Zorya Luhansk. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 5 July 2018.
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