Marko Elsner

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Marko Elsner
Marko Elsner.jpg
Elsner with the Yugoslav national team in the mid 1980s.
Personal information
Full name Marko Elsner
Date of birth (1960-04-11) 11 April 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Ljubljana, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Wacker Innsbruck
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1983 Olimpija 109 (12)
1983–1987 Red Star Belgrade 128 (3)
1987–1990 OGC Nice 105 (6)
1990–1991 Admira Wacker 17 (0)
1991–1993 OGC Nice 24 (0)
Total 383 (21)
National team
Yugoslavia U21
1984–1988 Yugoslavia 14 (0)
1992–1993 Slovenia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marko Elsner (born 11 April 1960) is a retired Slovenian footballer who played as the defender. His late father Branko Elsner was a former coach and sons Luka and Rok are also footballers.

Club career[edit]

Born in Ljubljana, capital of SR Slovenia, back then within Yugoslavia, Elsner played in Austrian FC Wacker Innsbruck youth team before returning to Ljubljana where he played with ND Slovan before joining Olimpija Ljubljana in 1977. In 1983, he was brought by Red Star Belgrade and played with them four seasons. In this period he became national team player, he was part of the Yugoslav team at the 1984 Olympics, and has won one Yugoslav championship and one Cup during his spell with Red Star.[1]

In 1987, he leaves Belgrade and moved abroad by signing with French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice. He will play with Nice until 1993, except one season, 1990–91, which he played in Austrian Bundesliga side Admira Wacker.[2]

International career[edit]

He played 14 games for the Yugoslav national team between 1984 and 1988. After the independence of Slovenia, he made his debut for the Slovenian national team against Cyprus on 18 November 1992. His last match was against Estonia, a friendly on 7 April 1993, and the two games were his two appearances for Slovenia.[3][4]



Red Star Belgrade

National team:



  1. ^ a b Marko Elsner at (in Serbian)
  2. ^ Marko Elsner at
  3. ^ a b c "Marko Elsner". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  4. ^ NZS (in Slovene)