Brnović during a match with Montenegro in 2014
|Full name||Branislav Brnović|
|Date of birth||8 August 1967|
|Place of birth||Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Defensive midfielder|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Branislav "Branko" Brnović (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Брновић; born 8 August 1967 in Titograd, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is a retired Montenegrin professional footballer who played as a defensive midfielder, and a current manager.
After making his professional debuts with local FK Budućnost Podgorica, Brnović signed with national giants FK Partizan in 1991, helping the latter club to back-to-back national championships, with the addition of two cups. In the 1992–93 season, as it won the league and lost the domestic cup to city rivals Red Star, he scored a career-best six goals (the team netted 103).
In 1994, Brnović moved abroad and joined RCD Espanyol in La Liga – then known as Español. A starter in four of his six seasons in Catalonia, he left after a poor individual campaign (only one game in the league), which ended with conquest of the Copa del Rey.
Brnović represented Yugoslavia on 27 occasions, his debut coming on 20 September 1989 in a 3–0 friendly win with Greece in Novi Sad. He also appeared during the UEFA Euro 1992 qualifying stage as the nation made it all the way to Sweden, only to be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars.
Subsequently, Brnović was selected for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and appearing in three games in an eventual round-of-16 exit. Additionally, he was a member of the talented Yugoslav under-20 team that won the 1987 FIFA World Youth Championship in Chile, playing five matches in the tournament.
On 5 March 2007, Brnović was appointed assistant manager of Montenegro. On 8 September 2011 he became head coach after Zlatko Kranjčar was sacked, leading the side to the Euro 2012 playoffs, where they lost 0–3 on aggregate to the Czech Republic.
On 17 December 2015, it was announced that Brnović's contract, due to expire at the end of the year, would not be renewed.
- As of 12 October 2015
|Montenegro||Montenegro||8 September 2011||17 December 2015||33||11||10||12||33.33|
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