Milan Purović

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Milan Purović
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-07) 7 May 1985 (age 37)
Place of birth Titograd, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Centre forward
Youth career
0000–2001 Budućnost
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Budućnost 72 (29)
2005–2007 Red Star 46 (17)
2007–2011 Sporting CP 15 (2)
2008–2009Kayserispor (loan) 16 (3)
2009Videoton (loan) 7 (0)
2010Olimpija (loan) 7 (1)
2010Belenenses (loan) 7 (0)
2011Cercle Brugge (loan) 4 (0)
2011–2012 OFK Beograd 15 (3)
2012–2013 Metalurh Zaporizhya 4 (0)
2013–2014 Bežanija 9 (2)
2014 Perak 5 (5)
2015 Kuantan
2017 Spartak Subotica 10 (0)
2017–2018 Radnik Surdulica 24 (4)
National team
2002–2004 Serbia and Montenegro U-19 9 (4)
2005 Serbia and Montenegro U-21 8 (4)
2007–2008 Montenegro 7 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19 May 2018

Milan Purović (Serbian Cyrillic: Милан Пуровић; born 7 May 1985) is a Montenegrin retired footballer who played as a centre forward.

Club career[edit]

Born in Titograd, Montenegro, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Purović made his professional debuts with FK Budućnost Podgorica. He then played for Red Star Belgrade from 2005 to 2007, alongside Nikola Žigić, with the strikers standing at respectively 193 and 202 cm.[citation needed]

Purović attracted interest from several clubs outside Serbia, and signed for Sporting Clube de Portugal in the summer of 2007.[1] However, he only managed two Primeira Liga goals in his first season (six all competitions comprised), and would be loaned to Turkish Süper Lig side Kayserispor for 2008–09.[2]

In 2009–10 another loan ensued, as Purović joined Hungary's Videoton FC.[3] It would be however a short-lived one, as in early 2010 he moved to Slovenia with NK Olimpija Ljubljana on yet another loan.[4] He split the following campaign between another two teams, C.F. Os Belenenses in the Portuguese second level and Cercle Brugge K.S.V. in Belgium, both still on loan from Sporting;[5][6] he appeared in only 11 league matches for the two clubs combined.

On 27 July 2011, Purović terminated his contract with the Lisbon-based club and signed for OFK Beograd. On 9 April 2014, after featuring rarely for both FC Metalurh Zaporizhya and FK Bežanija, he joined Malaysia Super League team Perak FA, replacing departed foreign player Želimir Terkeš. He made his debut against Johor Darul Takzim FC, six days later.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

A member of the Montenegro national team, Purović made his debut against Hungary during his country's first international match as an independent country, on 24 March 2007.[7] Previously, he represented Serbia and Montenegro under-21s at the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, alongside future Sporting teammates Vladimir Stojković and Simon Vukčević, and also appeared for FR Yugoslavia at the 2002 European Under-17 Championship.

He has earned a total of 7 caps, scoring no goals. His final international was a May 2008 friendly match away against Romania.[8]

Honours[edit]

Red Star

Sporting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purović signs up for Sporting". UEFA. 13 July 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Sporting: Purovic já foi apresentado no Kayserispor" [Sporting: Purovic has been already presented at Kayserispor] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 1 August 2008. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Sporting: Purovic confirmado por clube húngaro" [Sporting: Purovic confirmed by Hungarian club] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Sporting: Purovic ficou em branco na Hungria e rumou à Eslovénia" [Sporting: Purovic drew a blank in Hungary and headed to Slovenia] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 6 February 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Purovic emprestado pelo Sporting" [Purovic loaned by Sporting] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Sporting: Purovic é o quarto "leão" do Cercle Brugge" [Sporting: Purovic is Cercle Brugge's fourth «lion»] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  7. ^ "100 footballers have worn Montenegro football jersey to date". Total Montenegro News. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 4 October 2020.

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