Dane Kuprešanin

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Dane Kuprešanin
Personal information
Full name Dane Kuprešanin
Date of birth (1966-06-12) 12 June 1966 (age 49)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1985 FK UNIS
1986–1991 FK Sarajevo 112 (22)
1991–1992 Famalicão 31 (8)
1992–1996 Vitória Guimarães 78 (13)
Total 221 (43)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Dane Kuprešanin (born 12 June 1966) is a Bosnian retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

Football career[edit]

Born in Sarajevo, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Kuprešanin started playing professionally with hometown's FK Sarajevo, making his Yugoslav First League debuts at the age of 19 and remaining six seasons with the club, for which he scored 17 top division goals in his last two years combined.[1]

In the summer of 1991 Kuprešanin moved to Portugal and signed for F.C. Famalicão, alongside Sarajevo teammate Bernard Barnjak, as the northern side was coached by compatriot Josip Skoblar. In his debut campaign he ranked second in goals scored in the team, as it managed to maintain its top division status.

Subsequently, Kuprešanin moved to another club in the country, perennial UEFA Cup qualification candidates Vitória de Guimarães. In his first year he only appeared in 18 league games, but proved instrumental in the season's UEFA Cup, netting twice in a 3–0 first-round home win against Real Sociedad (3–2 aggregate win). He spent a further three seasons in Minho, suffering a serious knee injury in 1996 which forced him to retire from the game at only 30.[2]


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