Branimir Porobić

Branimir "Brana" Porobić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранимир Поробић), (5 January 1901 – 18 December 1952) was a Serbian footballer. He was one of the pioneers of Serbian football as one of the founders of SK BUSK and a member of the club direction of BSK Belgrade.[1]

Branimir Porobić
Personal information
Date of birth (1901-01-05)5 January 1901
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 18 December 1952(1952-12-18) (aged 51)
Place of death Osnabrück, West Germany
Playing position(s) Defender
Youth career
Lyon
1918 BSK Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919 BSK Belgrade
1919–1921 BUSK Belgrade
1921–1926 BSK Belgrade
1919–1924 Jugoslavija Belgrade
National team
1920 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Born in Belgrade, he escaped to France during World War I where he finished high-school and played there in Lyon.[1] When he returned to Belgrade he joined BSK Belgrade in 1918 and played as a full-back. He debuted for the first team of BSK in 1919. That year he moved to another Belgrade club, BUSK, but in 1921 he returned to giants BSK bringing with him two of his BUSK teammates, Aleksandar Milošević and Dušan Zdravković. He played with BSK until 1926.[1]

He was part of the first Yugoslav national team squad which was gathered to play in the 1920 Summer Olympics and he played in the second match on September 2, 1920 against Egypt. He also played 7 matches for the Belgrade Football Subassociation selection.[1]

He was a member of the BSK direction board, and was one of the founders and a number 1 member of another club, SK BUSK. During the Second World War he was an officer in the French Army in the French occupation zone in the Allied-occupied Germany. He died in Osnabrück, West Germany, on September 25, 1973.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Porobić Branimir" (in Serbian). reprezentacija.rs. Archived from the original on 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2014-10-29.