Milovan Mirošević

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Milovan Petar Mirošević Albornoz (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɾoseβitʃ]; born 20 June 1980) is a retired Chilean footballer. He spent the majority of his playing career as an attacking midfielder for Universidad Católica. He is also commonly known as Milo Mirosevic.

Milovan Mirošević
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Mirošević at BMO Field, 2012
Personal information
Full name Milován Petar Mirošević Albornoz
Date of birth (1980-06-20) 20 June 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
Youth career
1992–1997 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Universidad Católica 108 (25)
2003–2006 Racing Club 91 (11)
2006–2007 Beitar Jerusalem 41 (5)
2008 Argentinos Juniors 7 (1)
2008–2011 Universidad Católica 108 (65)
2012 Columbus Crew 26 (4)
2013–2014 Universidad Católica 38 (7)
2014–2016 Unión Española 41 (12)
2016–2017 Universidad Católica 3 (0)
Total 463 (130)
National team
1999 Chile U20 8 (1)
2001–2011 Chile 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 February 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 March 2018

Club careerEdit

Mirošević began his football career with one of the biggest Chilean football clubs Universidad Católica in 1992. His professional debut at the age of 17 in 1997 occurred in part due to a strike by professional footballers which saw players of the youth squads compete in the Torneo Apertura 1997. Mirošević's debut with Catolica ended in a 4–1 win over rivals Colo-Colo at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo.

in 2000, after two seasons with the reserves team, Mirošević became a regular in Católica's starting eleven. In 2002, under coach Juvenal Olmos, Mirosevic was the star of the club's win of the Apertura.

After 2002 he was transferred to Racing Club of Argentina where he obtained mixed results. He was then transferred from Racing to Beitar Jerusalem FC, winning the 2006–07 Israeli Premier League. In 2008, he returned to Argentina signing with Argentinos Juniors. Mirošević finally returned to Universidad Católica in June 2008 as one of the new players brought in for the Clausura Tournament. He holds the current record of scoring in 5 consecutive matches against Universidad de Chile. In his time back with Católica he helped the club capture the league title in 2010 and the 2011 Copa Chile.

On 4 January 2012 Mirošević joined Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew on a multi-year deal.[1] However, hs stay in Columbus lasted only one season and he was released by the club on 20 January 2013.[2] Immediately upon his release Mirošević signed with one of his former sides, Universidad Católica.[3]

National teamEdit

Mirošević received his first opportunity with the Chilean national team under Juvenal Olmos' tenure as manager. During these World Cup qualifying games, Mirošević scored twice, once against Argentina and once against Uruguay.

During the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Marcelo Bielsa called Mirošević up for the first games against Uruguay and Paraguay, without getting the chance to play. After four years of not being called up by the national team, on 10 November 2011, he was called up by Claudio Borghi to fill in after some suspensions were in effect, getting the chance to play as a substitute during one of the games.

TitlesEdit

Universidad Católica
Beitar Jerusalem

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Firchau, Nick (4 January 2012). "Crew signs Chilean playmaker Mirošević". Mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Roster Update: Mirosevic will not return in 2013 | Columbus Crew". Thecrew.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "La Católica.cl". Lacatolica.cl. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.

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