Branko Baković

Branko Baković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Баковић; born 31 August 1981) is a Serbian former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Branko Baković
Personal information
Full name Branko Baković
Date of birth (1981-08-31) 31 August 1981 (age 39)
Place of birth Kragujevac, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1999–2000 Radnički Kragujevac
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2002 Radnički Kragujevac 37 (4)
2002–2006 OFK Beograd 93 (20)
2007 Shandong Luneng 6 (0)
2007 Politehnica Iași 7 (0)
2008 Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka 16 (0)
2009 Radnički Kragujevac 12 (5)
2009–2010 Slavija Sarajevo 7 (4)
2010 Radnički Kragujevac 3 (0)
2011 Grbalj 9 (1)
2011 Mladenovac 12 (4)
2012–2015 Black Stars Basel 61 (4)
Total 263 (42)
National team
2003 Serbia and Montenegro U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

After starting out at his hometown club Radnički Kragujevac, Baković was transferred to ambitious OFK Beograd in the summer of 2002. He spent the following five seasons at Stara Karaburma, scoring 20 goals in 93 league games. He also made a string of appearances in European competitions, reaching the semi-finals of the 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup.

In 2007, Baković moved abroad to Chinese club Shandong Luneng, but failed to make an impact. He also briefly played for Romania's Politehnica Iași and Ukraine's Naftovyk-Ukrnafta Okhtyrka, before returning to his parent club Radnički Kragujevac in early 2009.

StatisticsEdit

Club Season League
Apps Goals
Radnički Kragujevac 2000–01 13 2
2001–02 24 2
Total 37 4
OFK Beograd 2002–03 17 2
2003–04 23 3
2004–05 22 6
2005–06 19 8
2006–07 12 1
Total 93 20
Career total 130 24

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