Milan Blagojevic (footballer)

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Milan Blagojevic
Personal information
Full name Milan Blagojevic
Date of birth (1969-12-24) 24 December 1969 (age 49)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Playing position Defender
Youth career
Bonnyrigg White Eagles
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1989 Avala Sports Club
1989–1991 APIA Leichhardt 59 (0)
1991–1992 Marconi Stallions 26 (0)
1992–1993 Germinal Ekeren 13 (0)
1993–1994 SC Heerenveen 1 (0)
1994–1995 Heidelberg United 8 (0)
1995–1997 Sydney Olympic 45 (0)
1998 Johor FA
1998–1999 Sydney Olympic 17 (0)
1999–2001 Parramatta Power 43 (3)
2001–2004 Newcastle United 57 (1)
National team
1989 Australia U-20
1992 Australia U-23
1991–2002 Australia 19 (0)
Teams managed
2005 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
2006 Blacktown City Demons
2007 Blacktown City Demons (Assistant)
2008–2009 Sydney Olympic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 May 2007

Milan Blagojevic (born 24 December 1969 in Sydney, New South Wales) is an Australian retired soccer player.

Early life[edit]

Milan is of Serbian descent and always aspired to be a professional footballer. He attended Cabramatta High School in the eighties before becoming a professional after stints with Serbian-Australian club Avala now known as Bonnyrigg White Eagles.

Playing career[edit]

During a long and distinguished professional career, Blagojevic made 31 appearances (19 in official FIFA matches) for the Socceroos, 255 National Soccer League appearances as well as playing overseas for Germinal Ekeren (Belgium), SC Heerenveen (Netherlands), Johor FA (Malaysia) and Singapore's Geylang United.

In the 1992 Olympic Games he was part of the Australian Olyroos squad, playing in every game en route to a single goal loss to Ghana in the bronze medal playoff.

Post-athletic career[edit]

After retiring from playing, Blagojevic moved into coaching at Bonnyrigg White Eagles before taking up a position with the Blacktown City Demons for the 2005–2006 New South Wales Premier League season.

Blagojevic is currently the manager at Sydney Olympic Football Club, after taking over from Manny Spanoudakis, who was appointed as the club's technical director. During the 2008 season Blagojevic lead Sydney Olympic to success in the Johnny Warren Cup and lead them to the final of the Tiger Turf Cup.

In 2006, he was an assistant coach on the first series of the Australian television series Nerds FC.


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