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Brana Ilić
Personal information
Full name Brana Ilić
Date of birth (1985-02-16) 16 February 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Golubinci, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kisvárda
Number 10
Youth career
Jadran Golubinci
Zemun
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Zemun 93 (14)
2007–2008 Rad 59 (16)
2009–2010 Partizan 33 (5)
2010–2011 Vojvodina 35 (13)
2012 Aktobe 10 (3)
2012–2016 PAS Giannina 127 (26)
2016–2017 Aris Thessaloniki 31 (8)
2017– Kisvárda 47 (12)
National team
2011 Serbia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2018

Brana Ilić (Serbian Cyrillic: Брана Илић; born 16 February 1985) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Hungarian club Kisvárda.

Club career[edit]

Zemun and Rad[edit]

In 2003, Ilić made his senior debuts with Zemun. He quickly became a first team regular, scoring four league goals from 23 appearances in his debut season. During his time at Zemun, Ilić amassed a total of 93 league appearances and scored 14 goals.

In the 2007 winter transfer window, Ilić moved to Serbian First League club Rad, staying there for the next two years. He helped them win promotion to the top flight of Serbian football in 2008.

Partizan and Vojvodina[edit]

On 9 January 2009, it was announced that Ilić signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Partizan.[1] He made his competitive debut for the club on 14 March 2009 in a 2–0 home league victory over Čukarički. On 18 March 2009, in his second appearance for Partizan, Ilić scored his first goal for the club, giving his team a 1–0 away win against Jagodina.[2]

On 1 July 2010, it was announced that Ilić signed a one plus one year contract with Vojvodina.[3] He made 44 appearances in all competitions and scored 15 goals for the club, before leaving Novi Sad in the 2012 winter transfer window.

Later career[edit]

In early 2012, Ilić moved abroad to Kazakhstan and signed with Aktobe. He made 10 appearances and scored three goals in the first half of the 2012 Kazakhstan Premier League, before leaving the club during the summer transfer window.

In the summer of 2012, Ilić joined Superleague Greece side PAS Giannina. He made his first appearance for the club on 25 August 2012, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 home league draw with Platanias. On 7 October 2012, Ilić scored his first goal for PAS Giannina in a 1–2 home loss to Panionios. He finished his debut season as the club's top scorer with 11 goals (10 in the league). During his four-year tenure at PAS Giannina, Ilić amassed 138 competitive appearances and scored 28 goals for the club.[4]

On 2 August 2016, Ilić signed with Football League club Aris Thessaloniki on a two-year contract plus one-year extension.[5] He netted his first goals for the side on 18 December 2016, scoring a brace in a 3–2 win over Trikala. Eventually, Ilić left Aris Thessaloniki after just one season.

After five years in Greece, Ilić moved to Hungary and joined Nemzeti Bajnokság II club Kisvárda in July 2017.

International career[edit]

On 18 March 2011, Ilić received his first call-up to the Serbia national team for their UEFA Euro 2012 qualifiers against Northern Ireland and Estonia,[6][7] but remained unused in both matches. He eventually made his debut in a friendly match against South Korea on 3 June 2011.

Statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2018[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Playoffs Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Zemun 2003–04 23 4 2 0 25 4
2004–05 28 7 1 0 29 7
2005–06 27 2 2 0 29 2
2006–07 15 1 1 0 16 1
Total 93 14 6 0 99 14
Rad 2006–07 16 9 0 0 2 0 18 9
2007–08 29 6 1 0 4 2 34 8
2008–09 14 1 2 0 16 1
Total 59 16 3 0 6 2 68 18
Partizan 2008–09 11 2 2 0 0 0 13 2
2009–10 22 3 2 0 9 3 33 6
Total 33 5 4 0 9 3 46 8
Vojvodina 2010–11 22 6 4 0 26 6
2011–12 13 7 3 1 2 1 18 9
Total 35 13 7 1 2 1 44 15
Aktobe 2012 10 3 0 0 0 0 10 3
PAS Giannina 2012–13 35 10 4 1 39 11
2013–14 34 5 2 0 36 5
2014–15 31 7 2 1 33 8
2015–16 27 4 3 0 30 4
Total 127 26 11 2 138 28
Aris Thessaloniki 2016–17 31 8 0 0 31 8
Kisvárda 2017–18 35 10 2 0 37 10
2018–19 12 2 2 0 14 2
Total 47 12 4 0 51 12
Career total 435 97 35 3 11 4 6 2 487 106

Honours[edit]

Partizan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brana Ilić otvorio sezonu" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 9 January 2009. Retrieved 9 January 2009.
  2. ^ "Branina "praćka" iz blata!" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Brana Ilić novi 'Lala'" (in Serbian). partizan.rs. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 1 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Τέλος και οι Ίλιτς, Στρούνα από τον ΠΑΣ Γιάννινα" (in Greek). sport24.gr. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Πήρε τον Ιλιτς ο Αρης" (in Greek). contra.gr. 2 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Pižon vratio Pantelića, pozvao Branu Ilića!" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  7. ^ "Debituju Šaranov i Ilić" (in Serbian). rts.rs. 18 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011.
  8. ^ Brana Ilić at Soccerway

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