|Full name||Milan Borjan|
|Date of birth||23 October 1987|
|Place of birth||Knin, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||195 cm (6 ft 5 in)|
|2012||→ Vaslui (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 September 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
Milan Borjan (Serbian Cyrillic: Mилaн Бopjaн; born 23 October 1987) is a Canadian soccer player of Serbian descent, who currently plays as a goalkeeper for Sivasspor. He also plays for the Canadian national team, and holds Serbian citizenship.
Borjan was born in Knin, SR Croatia (while still a part of SFR Yugoslavia) to Serb parents Mirjana and Boško. He lived in Knin until the end of the war. He found refuge in Belgrade where he began playing football with FK Radnički Beograd before emigrating with his family to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada where his family still resides. He was spotted there by Boca Juniors who brought him in 2005 to their youth squad, having moved 2 years later to their greatest rivals, Club Atlético River Plate, having played for their second team. In between, he also had a spell in Uruguay with Club Nacional de Football from Montevideo, where he played for their youth and B teams. When River Plate's main team manager chose Vega over him to join the first team, Borjan did not want to wait any longer, and he chose to join another top flight team from Buenos Aires, Quilmes Atlético Club where he became part of their first team squad.
After several years in South America, in January 2009 he returned to Serbia and signed with SuperLiga club FK Rad from Belgrade. Borjan had trouble breaking into the first team since he was the 3rd string keeper from the first day signing with the team. However due to the starters trouble with work permits and the second strings injury it left Milan has the only available keeper on the roster. Milan made his debut on 16 August 2009 in a 3–2 victory over FK Smederevo. Milan continued to impress at every given opportunity and by Fall of 2010 Milan had taken hold of the starting spot with an unbeaten streak of nine games. Borjan proved to be one of the top keepers in Serbian SuperLiga taking FK Rad to fourth in the league with 52 points gaining them a birth in the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Qualifying Round.
Following the 2011 Gold Cup and much speculation Borjan completed a move to Sivasspor, for an undisclosed fee. Borjan made his debut in Turkey on 11 September in a 2–1 loss against Karabükspor. After becoming the regular keeper Borjan had several impressive results including a clean sheet against Fenerbahçe, on 27 November during a 2–1 loss to Galatasaray Borjan was headbutted by Engin Baytar who was shown a red card in the 81st minute.
After returning from a successful stint in Romania Borjan made his return to the starting line up in the 3 match of the 2012/13 season, in a 0–0 draw against Fenerbahçe on 2 September.
Following a lack of playing time in Turkey in late February it was announced that Borjan had been loaned to Romanian first division side Vaslui, that deal will keep him in Romania until the end of the season with an option to purchase the player for an undisclosed transfer fee. After joining the club on loan Borjan took the starting keeping position immediately and started the remaining 16 league games with 7 clean sheets, he was able to help Vaslui secure second place in the league guaranteeing them a spot in UEFA Champions League.
In November 2010, Milan said he had decided to represent Canada internationally, even with interest from Serbia. On 3 February 2011 Borjan was called up to the Canadian Senior team for their friendly against Greece on 9 February. Milan made his debut for Canada in the friendly against Greece played in Larissa, the game ended in a 1–0 loss. Borjan was one of three Canadian players to make their international senior debut against Greece, Tosaint Ricketts and David Edgar were the other two. That summer Milan was called up to the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster becoming his first ever international tournament participation. Borjan played his first national team game on home soil at BMO Field on 1 June 2011 during a friendly against Ecuador that ended as a 2–2 draw. Milan made his Gold Cup debut on 11 June in a 1–0 victory over Guadeloupe at Raymond James Stadium. On 12 June 2012, he played as a starter in the 0:0 home draw with Honduras in a 2014 World Cup qualifier due to the suspension of first choice goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld.
|Canada national team|
Statistics as of 11 October 2013
- "Milan Borjan". canadasoccer.com. Canadian Soccer Association. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- The Globe and Mail (24 August 2012). "Milan Borjan happy to pay his dues" (in English). Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- Sultan Borjan u latino ritmu interview at FK Rad official website, 15 January 2012 (Serbian)
- Djuradj Vujcic, B92 (18 September 2012). "Borjan za B92: Kanada može na SP" (in Serbian). Retrieved 19 September 2012.
- Borjan grateful for opportunity Canada presents; Red Nation, 24 January 2011
- Canadian Exports: Hoilett helps keep Blackburn from drop; Major League Soccer, 23 May 2011
- Milan Borjan u Sivasporu; FK Rad, 23 June 2011
- Shelton scores on debut in Turkey; Jamaica Observer, 12 September 2011
- work=mlssoccer.com "Lions can also have 9 lives: Galatasaray Lions subdue Sivas with 9 men at Arena". Sunday's Zaman. 27 November 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2011.
- "Borjan positive on loan to FC Vaslui". 23 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- "Across the Pong: May 21, 2012". 23 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
- (Serbian)Srbin iz Superlige na golu Kanade!; mondo.rs, 23 November 2010
- Canada announces roster for Greece friendly; Canandasoccer.com, 3 February 2011
- Canada vs. Greece stats; Canandasoccer.com, 9 February 2011
- Canada edges Guadeloupe; Calgary Herald, 12 June 2011
- Official website
- Milan Borjan at National-Football-Teams.com
- Profile at Transfermarkt
- Stats at Utakmica.rs