|Full name||Branko Ilić|
|Date of birth||6 February 1983|
|Place of birth||Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2007||→ Betis (loan)||13||(0)|
|2009||→ FC Moscow (loan)||6||(0)|
|2013–2014||Hapoel Tel Aviv||29||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
Born in Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Ilić started his career at local Olimpija, where he went through the ranks and made his debut for the first team in 2003, against Koper. After serious financial difficulties at the club, he left in January 2005 and headed for Domžale, where he played for a year and a half.
Ilić was loaned to Real Betis in January 2007, becoming the first Slovenian to play for the club. His first official appearance came against city rivals Sevilla FC in a Copa del Rey quarterfinal clash; on 4 February he played his first La Liga game, against Athletic Bilbao, where he assisted a goal for Robert in a 2–1 away win.
After a good half-season, the Andalusian side completed the transfer for €1.5 million in the summer of 2007, but Ilić eventually fell out of rotation in 2008–09 after the signing of S.L. Benfica's Nélson, in a relegation-ending season where he only featured in three matches.
On 6 September 2009 FC Moscow signed Ilić on loan from Betis, for one season. In late January 2010, however, he was released by Betis, immediately signing with another side from Russia and its capital, FC Lokomotiv.
On 13 August 2010, Sky Sports reported that Ilić was on trial in England with Premier League side Blackpool, but nothing came of it. On 5 June 2013, after one season in the Cypriot First Division with Anorthosis Famagusta FC, he and teammate Jurgen Colin signed two-year contracts with Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C. from Israel. On 10 July 2014, he signed two-year contracts with Partizan from Serbia.
Ilić made his debut for Slovenia on 18 August 2004 in a friendly match with Serbia. He was selected for the squad at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, but did not leave the bench in an eventual group stage exit.
- Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
|1||27 March 2015||Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana, Slovenia||San Marino||6–0||6–0||UEFA Euro 2016 Qualification|
- "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
- El esloveno Branco Ilic pasó reconocimiento médico antes de firmar con el Betis (Slovenian Branco Ilic passed medical before signing with Betis); Marca, 25 January 2007 (Spanish)
- Athletic Bilbao 1–2 Real Betis; ESPN Soccernet, 4 February 2007
- Branko Ilic se desvincula del Betis (Branko Ilic cuts ties with Betis); Betis Web, 18 January 2010 (Spanish)
- Илич подписал контракт с «Москвой»; Sports.ru, 19 January 2010 (Russian)
- "Pool look at Slovenian, Holloway weighs up move for Ilic". Sky Sports. 13 August 2010. Retrieved 13 August 2010.
- "יורגן קולין וברנקו איליץ' חתמו לשנתיים בהפועל" [Colin and Ilić sign two-year contracts at Hapoel] (in Hebrew). One. 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
- "Iliću se konačno ispunila želja da pređe u Partizan" (in Serbian). 10 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
- Branko Ilić profile at Soccerway
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