Luka Elsner

Luka Elsner (born 2 August 1982) is a Slovenian professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Belgian team K.V. Kortrijk.[2]

Luka Elsner
Luka Elsner at NK Olimpija - NK Domžale at Stožice 2012-03-31.jpg
Elsner with Domžale in 2012
Personal information
Full name Luka Elsner
Date of birth (1982-08-02) 2 August 1982 (age 38)
Place of birth Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
K.V. Kortrijk (manager)
Youth career
AS Cannes
OGC Nice
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2002 OGC Nice B
2002–2004 US Cagnes
2004–2009 Domžale 181 (4)
2010 Austria Kärnten 15 (0)
2010 Domžale 4 (0)
2010 Al-Muharraq
2011–2012 Domžale 42 (1)
National team
2002 Slovenia U21 1 (0)
2008 Slovenia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2013–2016 Domžale
2016–2017 Olimpija Ljubljana
2017–2018 Pafos
2018–2019 Union Saint-Gilloise
2019–2020 Amiens
2021– K.V. Kortrijk
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

Growing up in France, Elsner began his career at OGC Nice, where he was part of the youth set-up and the reserve team. He later played for US Cagnes. In 2004, Elsner joined Domžale. He holds the club record for competitive appearances.[3][4] Elsner also later played for Austria Kärnten and Al-Muharraq, before finishing his career at Domžale in 2012.[5]

International careerEdit

Elsner made his debut for Slovenia on 26 May 2008 at Ullevi, Gothenburg in a friendly against Sweden.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Elsner was born into a footballing family. His grandfather, Branko, was a former footballer and manager, while his father, Marko, was a former footballer and the 1984 Summer Olympics bronze medal winner with Yugoslavia. His younger brother, Rok, is also a former professional footballer.[7][8]

Managerial statisticsEdit

As of match played 18 April 2021[9]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
P W D L Win %
Domžale 21 August 2013 2 September 2016 131 57 36 38 043.51
Olimpija Ljubljana 2 September 2016 9 March 2017 19 13 3 3 068.42
Pafos 30 June 2017 21 January 2018 23 6 6 11 026.09
Union Saint-Gilloise 23 May 2018 19 June 2019 44 22 10 12 050.00
Amiens 19 June 2019 28 September 2020 37 7 14 16 018.92
K.V. Kortrijk[a] 31 January 2021 Present 11 4 1 6 036.36
Total 265 109 70 86 041.13

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Domžale

Al-Muharraq

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Though Elsner was officially appointed on 31 January 2021, he was quarantined due to the COVID-19 pandemic protocols and until the end of his quarantine the matches were managed by his assistant Bart Meert.[10][11] For statistical purposes, the table includes all K.V. Kortrijk games since his official appointment.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Luka Elsner". national-football-teams.com. Retrieved 19 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Ancien entraîneur d'Amiens, Luka Elsner rebondit à Courtrai". L'Équipe (in French). 31 January 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Luka Elsner se je vpisal v zgodovino" (in Slovenian). Siol. 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 10 April 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Statistika v 1. slovenski ligi" (in Slovenian). NK Domžale. Retrieved 18 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ T. O. (2 April 2012). "Luka Elsner končal kariero, Leon Horvat pa sezono" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 2 April 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Slovenci so se dobro upirali Švedom" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 26 May 2008. Archived from the original on 8 March 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Družina Elsner: Nogomet imajo v genih". Govori.se (in Slovenian). 1 August 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ R. K. (18 May 2020). "Umrl velikan slovenskega nogometa Marko Elsner" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. Retrieved 18 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Luka Elsner career sheet". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 20 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Soetaert, Eddy (1 February 2021). "KV Kortrijk zonder Luka Elsner naar Lommel maar wel op zoek naar winst" [KV Kortrijk without Luka Elsner to Lommel, but looking for profit]. Het Laatste Nieuws (in Dutch). Bart Meert zal tot zolang de spelersgroep leiden. [Bart Meert will lead the group for as long. ]
  11. ^ Geukens, Marnik (2 February 2021). "KV Kortrijk bekert voort ondanks moeilijke avond op bezoek bij inefficiënt Lommel" [KV Kortrijk continues to cup despite a difficult evening visiting inefficient Lommel]. Het Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). De opvolger van Yves Vanderhaeghe verbleef nog in quarantaine, T2 Bart Meert stuurde een bijzonder offensieve ploeg het veld in. [The successor to Yves Vanderhaeghe was still in quarantine, T2 Bart Meert sent a particularly offensive team into the field.]

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