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Ranko Golijanin (Serbian Cyrillic: Ранко Голијанин; born January 18, 1975) is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian footballer who played in the First League of FR Yugoslavia, Segunda División, USL A-League, and the Canadian Soccer League.

Ranko Golijanin
Ranko Golijanin photo by Djuradj Vujcic.jpg
Golijanin in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-01-18) 18 January 1975 (age 44)
Place of birth Pale, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Zemun
1993–1995 Radnički Kragujevac
1995–1997 OFK Beograd
1997–1998 Hércules CF 12 (0)
1998–1999 Radnički Kragujevac
1999–2002 Zemun
2002 Milwaukee Rampage 8 (4)
2010–2011 Brantford Galaxy 23 (15)
2012 London City 10 (2)
2012 Brantford Galaxy 10 (6)
2013–2015 SC Waterloo 54 (9)
National team
1996 FR Yugoslavia U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
2012 Brantford Galaxy (player/assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only



After spending most of his career in Serbia with FK Zemun and FK Radnički Kragujevac, he had spells in Spain, with Hércules CF, and at the end of his career, in the United States, with Milwaukee Rampage.[1] In 2010, he went overseas to Canada to sign with Brantford Galaxy SC of the Canadian Soccer League. He made his debut on May 23, 2010 against Toronto Croatia, and recorded his first goal in a 2-1 victory.[2][3] He helped Brantford clinch a postseason berth by finishing seventh in the overall standings. He netted a hat-trick against Portugal FC in the Semi-final's to book Brantford a spot in the 2010 CSL Championship with a 5-3 victory.[4][5] He featured in the CSL Championship match against Hamilton Croatia, where he recorded a goal in a 3-0 clinching the club's first championship.[6][7]

In 2012, he signed with London City.[8] On August 1, 2012 he returned to Brantford in the role of player/assistant coach.[9] In 2013, he was reunited with head coach Lazo Džepina and secured a contract with SC Waterloo Region.[10] During his tenure with Waterloo the club qualified for the playoffs by finishing fifth in the overall standings. He featured in the CSL Championship match against Kingston FC, and won his second championship by a score of 3-1.[11] In 2015, he helped Waterloo reach their second CSL Championship finals, where they faced Toronto Croatia but suffered a 1-0 defeat.[12]



  1. ^ "Ranko Golijanin |". Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  2. ^ Glover, Robin. "May 23, 2010 CSL--Toronto Croatia vs Brantford Galaxy (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  3. ^ "May 23, 2010 CSL--summary of Sunday's games (from CSL web site)". Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  4. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 22, 2010 CSL--Portugal FC vs Brantford Galaxy (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  5. ^ "October 22, 2010 CSL--Portugal FC vs Brantford Galaxy (from CSL website)". Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  6. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 31, 2010 CSL--Hamilton Croatia vs Brantford Galaxy (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  7. ^ "October 31, 2010 CSL Final--Hamilton Croatia vs Brantford Galaxy (from CSL website)". Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  8. ^ Allen, Sean. "Fresh start for Galaxy in 2012". Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  9. ^ Allen, Sean. "Despite success, Galaxy replace head coach". Retrieved 2016-09-09.
  11. ^ Glover, Robin. "Results and details of the Sunday November 3, 2013 CSL game between Kingston FC and SC Waterloo played at Kalar Sports Park in Niagara Falls at 2:30pm. This was the CSL Championship Final".
  12. ^ Adamson, Stan. "TORONTO CROATIA WIN A SQUEAKER FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP….Milton score Second Division victory | Canadian Soccer League". Retrieved 2016-09-09.

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