Branislav Sekulić

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Branislav Sekulić
Personal information
Date of birth (1906-10-29)29 October 1906
Place of birth Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
Date of death 24 September 1968(1968-09-24) (aged 61)
Place of death Bern, Switzerland
Playing position Striker
Youth career
Javor
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Dušanovac Beograd
Karađorđe Beograd
SK Jugoslavija
SO Montpellier
Club Français
Grasshopper-Club
Urania Geneva
SK Jugoslavija
Jedinstvo Beograd
National team
1925–1936 Yugoslavia 17 (8)
Teams managed
1948-1951 FK Vojvodina
1953 Red Star Belgrade
1957–1962 FC Fribourg
1958–1960 Switzerland
1962–1963 R.F.C. de Liège
1964–1965 SC YF Juventus
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Branislav "Bane" Sekulić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бpaниcлaв "Бaнe" Ceкулић; 29 October 1906 – 24 September 1968) was a Serbian football player and football manager.

Career[edit]

He begin playing with the youth team of Javor Beograd before moving to Dušanovac Beograd. Being only 15 he becomes senior and the younest but also best player at Karađorđe Beograd where he moved from Dušanovac along his brother Dragutin. SK Soko Beograd brought him next but he only plays with the youth team while with them. Next he is spotted by SK Jugoslavija where he joins a generation of players such as Marjanović, Dragićević, Luburić and Đurić, winning with them the 1924 and 1925 Yugoslav Championships. He was characterised for having an impressive physical condition and for being very offensive, great sprinter, and having great hability for centers, beside being the owner of a powerful shot. His speciality was the volley shot which was curiosly considered to be elegant and soft but very efficient.[1] His talent was soon spotted by foreign clubs and he moved to France and later Switzerland where he represented SO Montpellier, Club Français, Grasshopper-Club and Urania Geneva. When he returned to Yugoslavia he first joined SK Jugoslavija before moving to SK Jedinstvo Beograd. His healthy way of life allowed him to become one of the Yugoslav players with longest active playing career and to play with Jedinstvo in the championship until almost his 40s.[2]

He was part of the Yugoslavia national football team that reached the semi-finals of the 1930 FIFA World Cup.

He coached Red Star Belgrade, FC Fribourg,[3] Switzerland, R.F.C. de Liège[4] and SC YF Juventus.

Honours[edit]

Playing career:

Club:

SK Jugoslavija

National team:

Yugoslavia

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