Milan Kojić

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Milan Kojic
Milan Kojic photo by Djuradj Vujcic.jpg
Kojic in 2007
Personal information
Date of birth (1976-10-07) October 7, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997 Vasalunds IF 21 (0)
1999–2000 Toronto Lynx 48 (2)
2001 Montreal Impact 20 (1)
2002 Toronto Lynx 24 (2)
2003–2006 Haugesund 85 (13)
2007 Serbian White Eagles 3 (0)
National team
1992–1993 Canada U17 8 (0)
1994 Canada U20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Milan Kojic (born October 7, 1976) is a retired Canadian soccer player.

Career[edit]

In the 1997 season, Kojic played with Vasalunds IF in Sweden.[1]

In 1999, Kojic signed for the Toronto Lynx of the USL A-League, and made his debut on May 2, 1999 against Minnesota Thunder.[2][3]In his debut season he started in 26 out of 28 games, and scored 2 goals.[4] He had a standout year in 2000, leading the Lynx to one of the lowest goals-against average totals in the league. The highlight of his season was a dramatic goal against the Richmond Kickers in the A-League quarterfinals, which clinched the playoff series for the Lynx.[5] In 2001, he signed for division rivals Montreal Impact. During his time with the Impact he scored a single goal in 20 games, and he helped the Impact come within one win of clinching the final playoff berth.[6]

He re-joined Toronto in 2002 where he recorded 2 goals and 4 assists the highest single year point total for a Lynx defender. He nearly helped the Lynx make the playoffs, but a tie in the final game of the season against the Atlanta Silverbacks made the Charlotte Eagles take the final playoff spot.[7]

Just after signing a new contract with the Lynx for 2003, Milan was transferred to FK Haugesund of the Norwegian First Division.[8] As a starter for Haugesund, he became one of their leading players, helping turn around a team that finished 9th in 2002 to one that is challenging for a promotion spot in the Tippeligaen. In 2005, he helped FKH win back a promotion to the Adeccoligaen.[9] On August 31, 2006 he was released from his contract, and returned home to play in the Canadian Soccer League with the Serbian White Eagles FC in 2007. He made his debut on May 27, 2007 against Trois-Rivières Attak.[10]

International[edit]

Kojic has also represented Canada at the Under-17 and Under-20 level, making his debut in 1993 against Nigeria.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Årets fotboll 1998" [1998 Football of the year]. 
  2. ^ Glover, Robin. "May 2nd, 1999 A-League Toronto Lynx vs Minnesota Thunder (part 2)". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  3. ^ "The Team". 2000-01-24. Archived from the original on 2000-01-24. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Milan Kojic | SoccerStats.us". soccerstats.us. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Lynx Kick Richmond". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Scorers". ImpactSoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  7. ^ Koreen, Mike. "August 30, 2002 A-League Toronto Lynx vs Atlanta Silverbacks". www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com. Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  8. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "FK Haugesund 2003". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  9. ^ Woile, Dennis Grebasch, Michael. "FK Haugesund 2006". en.eufo.de. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  10. ^ Stojkov, Nenad. "Serbian White Eagles Soccer Club". serbianwhiteeagles.ca. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  11. ^ "Canada Soccer". www.canadasoccer.com. Retrieved 2017-05-08.