Božidar Milenković

Božidar Milenković (6 March 1954 – 25 July 2020) was a Serbian professional footballer and coach.

Božidar Milenković
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-03-06)6 March 1954
Place of birth Vlasotince, DF Yugoslavia
Date of death 25 July 2020(2020-07-25) (aged 66)
Place of death Belgrade, Serbia
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1973–1975 Dubočica
1975–1986 OFK Beograd 271 (16)
1986 Toronto Italia
1987 Hamilton Steelers 13 (1)
1987–1988 OFK Beograd 3 (0)
Teams managed
1996–1997 OFK Beograd
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

Milenković began his career with his hometown club FK Vlasina.[1] In 1973, he signed with FK Dubočica, and played with the club until 1975.[2] In the summer of 1975 he played in the Yugoslav First League with OFK Belgrade where he captained the team for eight years.[3] In the summer of 1986, he played abroad in Canada's National Soccer League with Toronto Italia.[4] He assisted Toronto in securing the NSL Championship by defeating Toronto Blizzard.[5] In 1987, he returned to conclude his career with OFK Belgrade.[3] In 1987, he played with the Hamilton Steelers.[6]

In 1996, he served as the head coach for OFK Belgrade in the First League of FR Yugoslavia.[7] He later served as a club official for OFK Belgrade in the capacities of the director of the stadium, and general secretary.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

On 25 July 2020, he died from coronavirus.[7][9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "VLASOTINCE TUGUJE ZA LEGENDOM MILENKOVIĆEM: Tus je bio dika Vlasine, ne možemo da verujemo da je izgubio bitku sa koronom". NOVOSTI (in Serbian). 28 July 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ M.D.S (25 July 2020). "SRBIJA U SUZAMA ZBOG SMRTI POSLEDNJEG ROMANTIČARA Preminula legenda beogradskog fudbala, ostaće upamćen po neverovatnom podatku!". Blic.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "OFK Beograd". www.ofkbeograd.co.rs. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  4. ^ Da Costa, Norman (11 August 1986). "Singapore tournament big test as Canada aims at '88 Olympics". Toronto Star. p. B5.
  5. ^ Koep, Bob (25 September 1986). "Italia blanks Blizzard for playoff cup". Toronto Star. p. D7.
  6. ^ https://www.statscrew.com/minorsoccer/stats/p-milenboz001
  7. ^ a b Trajković, Jelena (25 July 2020). "Preminuo Božidar Milenković". N1 Srbija (in Serbian). Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  8. ^ "Preminuo Božidar Milenković". B92.net (in Serbian). 25 July 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  9. ^ Jugpress, Postavio (25 July 2020). "Od korone virusa preminuo Božidar Milenković "Tus"". JUGPRESS (in Bosnian). Retrieved 11 December 2020.