|Full name||Milivoje Novaković|
|Date of birth||18 May 1979|
|Place of birth||Ljubljana, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Current club||Shimizu S-Pulse|
|2006–2014||1. FC Köln||166||(74)|
|2012–2013||→ Omiya Ardija (loan)||35||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 March 2014.
† Appearances (Goals).
He had been linked with German team 1. FC Köln, Israeli team Beitar Jerusalem FC and Bulgarian champions Levski Sofia, but he nevertheless played for Litex in the 2006–07 UEFA Cup against his compatriots FC Koper and AC Omonia from Cyprus despite his wish to continue his career in a different team. He finally joined 1. FC Köln in late August 2006 for around €1.5 million. He was the top goalscorer in the 2. Bundesliga during the 2007–08 season with the club.
On 12 September 2008, coach Christoph Daum made him captain of the first team squad of 1. FC Köln. During the 2008–09 season, he led his team (1. FC Köln) with 16 goals in the Bundesliga. In late November 2009, he lost his captaincy due to a dispute with Cologne's new manager Zvonimir Soldo. In the 2010–11, season he reached the third place in the Bundesliga top scorer's list, with 17 goals.
On 1 August 2012, Novaković joined J League side Omiya Ardija, on loan until December 2012. After the end of the loan contract, Novaković returned to Cologne and stayed fit with an individual training program. On 26 January 2013, the loan was eventually renewed through 31 December 2013.
He is a striker in the national football team with impressive performances, notably a hat-trick for Slovenia against Trinidad and Tobago. He retired from international football on 13 February 2012, saying he wanted to focus on club football. However, in January 2013 he said that he is ready to play for the national football team once again. On 11 October 2013, he scored a hat-trick against Norway in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifications.
- Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
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