Milenko Špoljarić

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Milenko Špoljarić
Personal information
Full name Milenko Špoljarić
Date of birth (1967-01-24) January 24, 1967 (age 52)
Place of birth Belišće, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
NK Belišće
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 NK Osijek
1989–1992 OFK Beograd 27 (13)
1992–2003 Apollon Limassol 250 (78)
2003–2004 AEP Paphos 23 (0)
National team
1997–2001 Cyprus 21 (8)
Teams managed
2004–2005 Aris Limassol
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Milenko Špoljarić (born January 24, 1967) is a football manager and a former Cypriot international football midfielder.

Career[edit]

Born in Belišće, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia, Špoljarić played for Yugoslav First League clubs NK Osijek and OFK Beograd. He left in 1992 signing with Cypriot club Apollon Limassol where he will play 11 seasons all the way until 2003. Before retiring from professional playing he played one last season with AEP Paphos. With Apollon he scored 78 goals in 250 appearances.

After playing several seasons in Cyprus, he received a call from the Cypriot national team. He played a total of 28 matches having scored 8 times for Cyprus.

After retiring he initiated his coaching career.

Personal life[edit]

His father is an ethnic Croat while his mother is an ethnic Serb.[1] He has three sons: Alexander, Matija and Danilo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tempo (Serbia magazine) (1991-10-16). "Tempo magazine #1338, pgs. 2-3" (in Serbian).

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