Milan Janković (footballer, born 1959)

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Milan Janković
Personal information
Full name Milan Janković
Date of birth (1959-12-31) 31 December 1959 (age 55)
Place of birth Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–1978 Red Star
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Maribor 45 (9)
1980–1987 Red Star 151 (20)
1987–1988 Real Madrid 38 (4)
1988–1990 Anderlecht 36 (6)
National team
1986–1989 Yugoslavia 12 (1)
Teams managed
2003–2005 Tonga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Milan Janković (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Јанковић; born 31 December 1959) is a Serbian retired footballer who played as a midfielder.

Club career[edit]

Born in Belgrade, SR Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia he played with Red Star youth team until summer 1978 when the club exchanged him along Vladislav Bogićević and Rade Radić with NK Maribor in order to bring Slovenian best player at the time, Milan Arnejčič, to Red Star. That move ended up being painfull to Red Star as two years later they were doing their best to bring Janković back to Red Star.[1] He played two seasons with Yugoslav Second League side NK Maribor from where he moved to country giants Red Star Belgrade, being an important member as the capital side won two leagues and as many cups. He also missed the entire 1982–83 season due to injury.

In late January 1987, aged 27, Janković was allowed to leave his country, joining La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid and being a starter in most of his first full season, teaming up in midfield with Rafael Gordillo, Míchel and Rafael Martín Vázquez in support of strikers Emilio Butragueño and Hugo Sánchez, as the Merengues won the league with 95 goals scored.

Janković closed out his career in 1990 at the age of 30, after two seasons with R.S.C. Anderlecht in Belgium.

International career[edit]

Janković won 12 caps for Yugoslavia in three years, but did not attend any major international tournament. He scored on his debut, a 2–4 friendly loss with Brazil on 30 April 1986.[2]

In the 2000s, Janković coached the Tonga national football team.


The year after retiring Janković emigrated to Australia, settling down in far North Queensland with his Cairns-born wife.[3] There, he played some futsal with Kunzi.

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