Saša Ilić (footballer, born 1972)

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Saša Ilić
Personal information
Full name Saša Ilić
Date of birth (1972-07-18) 18 July 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Borac Banja Luka
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992-1993 Borac Banja Luka 27 (0)
1993-1996 Radnički Niš 61 (0)
1996 St. Leonards Stamcroft 0 (0)
1997-2001 Charlton Athletic 51 (0)
2000 West Ham United (loan) 1 (0)
2002-2003 Charlton Athletic 7 (0)
2003-2004 Portsmouth 4 (0)
2004-2005 ZTE 25 (0)
2005 Barnsley 3 (0)
2005 Blackpool 0 (0)
2005 Aberdeen 0 (0)
2005 Leeds United 0 (0)
Total 179 (0)
National team
1998-2001 Serbia and Montenegro 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 June 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2007

Saša Ilić (Serbian Cyrillic: Саша Илић, pronounced [sâʃa ǐːliːt͡ɕ] or [îːliːt͡ɕ]; born 18 July 1972 in Melbourne) is a retired Serbian-Australian football goalkeeper.

Club career[edit]

Born in Melbourne, Ilić started his career with Sydney-based Bonnyrigg White Eagles before transferring to Borac Banja Luka in Bosnia.

Ilić later joined Charlton Athletic, where he became most well-known. He was a regular between the sticks in the later half of the 1997-98 season and kept a record 10 clean sheets in a row, including both play-off semi-finals against Ipswich Town. The run was ended as Charlton gained promotion after a classic 4-4 play-off final, in which he saved the deciding penalty from Michael Gray in a 7-6 win over Sunderland on penalties in the First Division play-off final. After Charlton's relegation in 1998-99, Ilić lost his place in the team to new signing Dean Kiely.[1]


  1. ^ "Pick a number...". talkfootball. 2007-08-21. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 

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