Antonio Milić

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Antonio Milić
Personal information
Date of birth (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 23)
Place of birth Split, Croatia
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Defender, defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
KV Oostende
Number 44
Youth career
Hajduk Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Hajduk Split 57 (7)
2015– KV Oostende 50 (5)
National team
2009–2010 Croatia U16 8 (1)
2010–2011 Croatia U17 11 (1)
2013 Croatia U19 1 (0)
2014– Croatia U21 15 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2016

Antonio Milić (born 10 March 1994) is a Croatian football defender, currently playing for K.V. Oostende in the Belgian Pro League.

Hajduk Split[edit]

2011-12 season[edit]

A product of Hajduk Split academy, Krasimir Balakov handed Antonio Milić his first team minutes in the Croatian Cup match against Jadran Gunja but his first league appearance came off the bench on 26 November 2011, in a 2-1 won over Šibenik, aged just 17 years, 8 months and 16 days. He made only one other league appearances that season, also off the bench but he made another two Cup appearances against Zagreb also. After manager Balakov left Hajduk, new manager Mišo Krstičević came to the Hajduk bench. Since Krstičević managed the Hajduk U-19 team before he knew how to use Milić for the next season. In June 2012 Antonio won the Croatian U-19 championship.

2012-13 season[edit]

In the 2012–13 Prva HNL he started as a first team regular. The team's manager Mišo Krstičević made Milić a much more stable member of the first team, often playing in the holding midfield role but also playing as either a central defender or a central midfielder. He played a significant role in defeating Inter Milan 2-0 on San Siro in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League. He showed great talent while playing in the Prva HNL and many people consider him on becoming the leading Croatian defender. Antonio Milić and Josip Radošević together created the best double pivot couple in Prva HNL. During Hajduk's winter preparations he suffered an injury which kept him off the pitch for nearly 2 months but he returned and helped his team to reach the 2012–13 Croatian Cup final by scoring the equalizer goal in the away match against Slaven Belupo on Poljud. In May 2013 Antonio signed a new contract with Hajduk that would keep him with the club until 2015. In May 2013 he won the Croatian Cup.

2013-14 season[edit]

Under new manager Igor Tudor, Antonio's role in the team changed and was somewhat reduced. He was deployed either at left back or at center back and made 22 appearances in all competitions.

2014-15 season[edit]

On December 20 2014,it was announced that Milić will join the Belgian club K.V. Oostende for a fee of 500 thousand euros.

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hajduk Split 2011–12 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0
2012–13 26 3 4 2 2 0 32 5
2013–14 18 2 2 0 2 0 231 2
2014–15 11 2 1 0 5 0 17 2
Total 57 7 10 2 9 0 77 9
Last Update: 13 December 2014
1 Includes appearance in 2013 Croatian Supercup

Player honours[edit]

Croatia Hajduk Split

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