Milan Janković (footballer, born 1959)
|Full name||Milan Janković|
|Date of birth||31 December 1959|
|Place of birth||Belgrade, FPR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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. 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.
In the 2000s, Janković coached the Tonga national football team.
- Milan Arnejčič at redstarbelgrade.info (Serbian)
- Yugoslavia National Team List of Results 1980–1989; at RSSSF
- Real Madrid legend aims for A-League; FourFourTwo, 22 April 2009