Branislav Janković

Branislav Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранислав Јанковић; born 8 February 1992) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Kazakhstani club FC Turan and the Montenegro national team.

Branislav Janković
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Janković with Montenegro in 2014
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-02-08) 8 February 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Kotor, SR Montenegro, Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Turan
Number 14
Youth career
Arsenal Tivat
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Grbalj 118 (15)
2015–2017 Čukarički 39 (1)
2017 Rudar Pljevlja 15 (2)
2017–2021 Sutjeska Nikšić 73 (5)
2021– FC Turan 22 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Montenegro U19[1] 5 (0)
2012–2014 Montenegro U21[1] 9 (0)
2014– Montenegro 5 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 November 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19 November 2019

Club careerEdit

GrbaljEdit

Janković started his senior career with Grbalj, making over 100 appearances in the Montenegrin First League between 2009 and 2015. After having spent almost five years with the club, Grbalj's director Nenad Maslovar left the club, and a conflict arose between Janković and Grbalj's club president Marko Carević after Janković chose not to renew his contract whose expiration was set for the summer of 2015. As a result, Carević forbid Janković from playing for the rest of the 2014-15 season.[2] At around this time, Red Star Belgrade participated in negotiations with Grbalj for Janković's transfer, but the talks fell through.[3]

ČukaričkiEdit

After Janković's contract with OFK Grbalj expired in June 2015, he signed with Serbian side Čukarički[2] on a four-year contract, and received the number 8 shirt.[4] He immediately joined the rest of the team on their summer camp in Austria before their Europa League qualifying campaign.[2] Although Čukarički ended up losing to Gabala in the second qualifying round, Janković played as a starter throughout Čukarički's brief Europa League campaign. On April 23, 2016, Janković scored the goal in Čukarički's 1-0 win against Partizan.[5]

RudarEdit

On January 30, 2017, Janković signed for Montenegrin side FK Rudar, joining the club on a free transfer until the end of the season.[6] In the course of the half-season, Rudar finished in eighth out of 12 teams in the 2016–17 Montenegrin First League. In addition to starting regularly during the season, Janković played in the subsequent relegation play-off with FK Otrant, which Rudar won 3-1 on aggregate.[7]

SutjeskaEdit

On July 9, 2017, it was announced that Janković signed a one-year contract with Sutjeska Nikšić.[8] On May 12, 2018, he scored Sutjeska's only goal in a 1-1 tie with OFK Grbalj.[9] In the summer of 2018, Janković received an offer from a Romanian team, after which he announced that he intended on leaving Sutjeska.[10] However, in January 2019, he appeared at Sutjeska's winter training camp in an apparent return.[11]

International careerEdit

Janković represented his country at Under-19 and Under-21 level. He made his full international debut for Montenegro in a friendly against Slovakia on 23 May 2014.[12]

StatisticsEdit

Montenegro national team
Year Apps Goals
2014 3 0
Total 3 0

HonoursEdit

Sutjeska

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Only official UEFA matches included
  2. ^ a b c Danilo Mitrović (June 20, 2015). "NOVI POČETAK: BRANISLAV JANKOVIĆ KREĆE IZ ČUKARIČKOG" (in Serbian).
  3. ^ [1] Mozzart Sport: Terzić pregovarao oko veziste Grblja, Crnogorci traže 250.000 evra (VIDEO) (in Serbian) 28 July 2014
  4. ^ "Butasport: Branislav Janković za BUTASPORT.RS: Da i ove sezone Čukarički osvoji neki trofej!" (in Serbian). June 12, 2015. Retrieved July 9, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ [2] Aleksandar Obrenović. Sportske.net: Partizan - Čukarički (in Serbian). April 23, 2016. Accessed July 16, 2017.
  6. ^ [3] Vijesti: Rudar doveo Branislava Jankovića (in Serbian). January 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "Vijesti: Rudar i Petrovac ostali prvoligaši" (in Serbian). June 4, 2017. Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  8. ^ Darko Bulatović (July 9, 2017). "Onogošt: Šampionske ambicije Sutjeske, stigao Branislav Janković" (in Serbian). Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  9. ^ [4] Branko Čupić. Onogost.me: Remi Sutjeske i Grblja kraj Bistrice (in Serbian). May 12, 2018.
  10. ^ "Janković u Rumuniji". Dan (in Serbian). June 27, 2018. Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  11. ^ [5] FK Sutjeska: Rakojević izvršio prozivku (in Serbian). January 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2020-09-12.

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