Milovan Mirošević

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Mirošević and the second or maternal family name is Albornoz.
Milovan Mirošević
Milovan Mirosevic by Djuradj Vujcic.jpg
Mirošević at BMO Field in Toronto
Personal information
Full name Milován Petar Mirošević Albornoz
Date of birth (1980-06-20) 20 June 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Santiago, Chile
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Unión Española
Number --
Youth career
1992–1997 Universidad Católica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–2002 Universidad Católica 108 (25)
2003–2006 Racing Club 91 (11)
2006–2007 Beitar Jerusalem 41 (5)
2008 Argentinos Juniors 7 (1)
2008–2011 Universidad Católica 108 (65)
2012 Columbus Crew 26 (4)
2013–2014 Universidad Católica 38 (7)
2014– Unión Española 0 (0)
National team
1999 Chile U-20 8 (1)
2001– Chile 25 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:43, 11 February 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:52, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

Milovan Petar Mirošević Albornoz (born 20 June 1980) is a Chilean footballer who currently plays for the Chilean Primera División side Unión Española as an Attacking midfielder. He is also commonly known as Milo Mirosevic.

Club career[edit]

Mirošević began his football career with one of the biggest Chilean football clubs Universidad Católica in 1992. His professional debut at the age of 17 in 1997 occurred in part due to a strike by professional footballers which saw players of the youth squads compete in the Torneo Apertura 1997. Mirošević's debut with Catolica ended in a 4–1 win over rivals Colo-Colo at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo.

in 2000, after two seasons with the reserves team, Mirošević became a regular in Católica's starting eleven. In 2002, under coach Juvenal Olmos, Mirosevic was the star of the club's win of the Apertura.

After 2002 he was transferred to Racing Club of Argentina where he obtained mixed results. He was then transferred from Racing to Beitar Jerusalem FC for the 2006/2007 season. In 2008 he returned to Argentina signing with Argentinos Juniors. Mirošević finally returned to Universidad Católica in June 2008 as one of the new players brought in for the Clausura Tournament. He holds the current record of scoring in 5 consecutive matches against Universidad de Chile. In his time back with Católica he helped the club capture the league title in 2010 and the 2011 Copa Chile.

On 4 January 2012 it was announced that Mirošević had agreed to terms with Major League Soccer club Columbus Crew on a multi-year deal.[1] However, hs stay in Columbus lasted only one season and he was released by the club on 20 January 2013.[2] Immediately upon his release Mirošević signed with one of his former sides, Universidad Católica.[3]

National team[edit]

Mirošević received his first opportunity with the Chilean national team under Juvenal Olmos tenure as manager. During these World Cup qualifying games, Mirošević scored twice, once against Argentina and once against Uruguay.

During the 2010 World Cup qualifiers, Marcelo Bielsa called Mirošević up for the first games against Uruguay and Paraguay, without getting the chance to play. After four years of not being called up by the national team, on 10 November 2011, Mirošević was called up by Claudio Borghi to fill in after some suspensions were in effect, getting the chance to play as a substitute during one of the games.

Playing style[edit]

His footballing style is characterized by great pace, vision and team work. He has a good shot, both from distance and from free kicks. He is considered an idol by the Universidad Católica fans, who hoped that he would someday return to the club that saw him become the footballer he is today while he was playing outside of Chile. He comes from a wealthy family in Chile, where he attended Saint Gabriel's School.

Titles[edit]

Season Club Title
2002A Chile Universidad Católica Primera División de Chile
Torneo 2010 Chile Universidad Católica Primera División de Chile
Copa Chile 2011 Chile Universidad Católica Primera División de Chile

Personal life[edit]

Milovan Mirošević is of Croatian descent, through his father Petar. The surname Mirošević has his origin in the town of Vela Luka on the island of Korčula. In the last century, one out ten citizens of Vela Luka was beloged to Mirošević's family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick Firchau (4 January 2012). "Crew signs Chilean playmaker Mirošević". Mlssoccer.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Roster Update: Mirosevic will not return in 2013 | Columbus Crew". Thecrew.com. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "La Católica.cl". Lacatolica.cl. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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