Milan Purović

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Milan Purović
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-07) 7 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre forward
Club information
Current team
Perak FA
Number 49
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Budućnost Podgorica 72 (29)
2005–2007 Red Star 46 (17)
2007–2011 Sporting CP 15 (2)
2008–2009 Kayserispor (loan) 16 (3)
2009 Videoton (loan) 7 (0)
2010 Olimpija Ljubljana (loan) 7 (1)
2010 Belenenses (loan) 7 (0)
2011 Cercle Brugge (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 OFK Beograd 15 (3)
2012–2013 Metalurh Zaporizhya 4 (0)
2013–2014 Bežanija 9 (2)
2014– Perak FA 5 (5)
National team
2007–2008 Montenegro 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 April 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).

Milan Purović (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Пуровић, born 7 May 1985) is a Montenegrin professional footballer who plays for Perak FA in the Malaysia Super League, as a centre forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Titograd, Montenegro, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Purović made his professional debuts with FK Budućnost Podgorica. He then played for Red Star Belgrade from 2005 to 2007, alongside Nikola Žigić, with the strikers standing at respectively 193 and 202 cm.

Purović attracted interest from several clubs outside Serbia and signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal in the summer of 2007.[1] However, he only managed two top division goals in 15 games in his first season (21/6 all competitions comprised), and would be loaned to Turkish Süper Lig side Kayserispor for the 2008–09 campaign.

In 2009–10 another loan ensued, as Purović joined Hungary's Videoton FC. It would be however a short-lived one, as in early 2010, in the same predicament, he moved to Slovenia with NK Olimpija Ljubljana. He split the following season between another two teams, C.F. Os Belenenses in the Portuguese second level and Cercle Brugge KSV in Belgium, both still on loan from Sporting; he appeared in only 11 league matches for the two clubs combined.

On 27 July 2011 Purović ceased his link with the Lisbon-based club, and signed for OFK Beograd. On 9 April 2014, after featuring rarely for both FC Metalurh Zaporizhya and FK Bežanija, he joined Malaysia Super League team Perak FA, replacing departed foreign player Zelimir Terkes. He made his debut against Johor Darul Takzim FC, six days later.

International career[edit]

A member of the Montenegro national football team, Purović made his debut against Hungary during his country's first international match as an independent country, on 24 March 2007.

Previously, he represented Serbia and Montenegro under-21s at the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, alongside future Sporting teammates Vladimir Stojković and Simon Vukčević, and also appeared for FR Yugoslavia at the 2002 European Under-17 Championship.

Honours[edit]

Red Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purović signs up for Sporting". UEFA.com. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 

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