|Full name||Marko Elsner|
|Date of birth||11 April 1960|
|Place of birth||Ljubljana, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Date of death||18 May 2020(aged 60)|
|Place of death||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1983–1987||Red Star Belgrade||128||(3)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
|1984 Los Angeles||Football|
Born in Ljubljana, capital of SR Slovenia (then part of Yugoslavia), Elsner played for Wacker Innsbruck's youth team before returning to Ljubljana where he played with Slovan before joining Olimpija in 1977. In 1983 he was signed by Red Star Belgrade, where he stayed for four seasons. In this period he became a national team player as he was part of the Yugoslav team at the 1984 Olympics, and has won one Yugoslav championship and one Yugoslav Cup during his spell with Red Star.
In 1987, he left Belgrade and moved abroad by signing with French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. He played with Nice until 1993, except in 1990–91, when he played for the Austrian Bundesliga side Admira Wacker.
He played 14 games for the Yugoslav national team between 1984 and 1988. After the independence of Slovenia, he made his debut for the Slovenian national team against Cyprus on 18 November 1992. His last match was against Estonia, a friendly on 7 April 1993, and the two games were his only two appearances for Slovenia.
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- Marko Elsner at National-Football-Teams.com
- Marko Elsner at Reprezentacija.rs (in Serbian)
- Marko Elsner at weltfussball.de
- "Marko Elsner – NZS" (in Slovenian). Football Association of Slovenia. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
- "Umrl je Marko Elsner" (in Slovenian). RTV Slovenija. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
- "Marko Elsner, Slovenian Olympic Footballer, Dies at 60". www.total-slovenia-news.com. Total Slovenia News. 18 May 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.