Branko Brnović

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Branko Brnović
Iran vs. Montenegro 2014-05-26 (130).jpg
Brnović during a match against Iran, 26 May 2014
Personal information
Full name Branislav Brnović
Date of birth (1967-08-08) 8 August 1967 (age 47)
Place of birth Titograd, Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Montenegro (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1991 Budućnost 100 (13)
1991–1994 Partizan 88 (11)
1994–2000 Español 146 (3)
2006–2007 FK Kom 15 (2)
Total 349 (29)
National team
1989–1998 Yugoslavia 27 (3)
Teams managed
2007–2011 Montenegro (assistant)
2011– Montenegro
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Branislav "Branko" Brnović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Брновић; born 8 August 1967 in Titograd, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a retired Montenegrin professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder.

Club career[edit]

After making his professional debuts with local FK Budućnost Podgorica, Brnović signed with national giants FK Partizan in 1991, helping the Belgrade outfit to back-to-back national championships, with the addition of two cups. In the 1992–93 season, as Partizan won the league and lost the domestic cup to city rivals Red Star, he scored a career-best six goals (the team netted 103).

In 1994, Brnović moved abroad and joined RCD Espanyol in La Liga - then known as RCD Español. A starter in four of his six seasons in Spain, he left the club after a poor individual campaign (only one game in the league), which ended with Copa del Rey conquest.

Brnović returned to active aged nearly 40, playing one season with FK Kom in his native town, now renamed Podgorica after the Montenegro independence.

International career[edit]

Brnović represented Yugoslavia on six occasions, his debut coming on 20 September 1989, in a 3–0 friendly win with Greece in Novi Sad. He also appeared during the UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying stage as the national team qualified to Sweden, only to be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars.

Previously, Brnović was a member of the highly-talented Yugoslavia under-20 team that won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, playing five games in the tournament.[1]

Subsequently, Brnović played for the newly formed Serbia and Montenegro, being selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and appearing in three games, in an eventual round of 16 exit.[2]

On 5 March 2007, he was appointed assistant manager in the Montenegrin national team.[3] On 8 September, he became head coach after Zlatko Kranjčar was sacked, leading the side to the Euro 2012 playoffs, where it lost 0–3 on aggregate to the Czech Republic.


  1. ^ Branko BrnovićFIFA competition record
  2. ^ Branko BrnovićFIFA competition record
  3. ^ Brnović joins Montenegro staff

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