Slobodan Komljenović

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Slobodan Komljenović
Personal information
Full name Slobodan Komljenović
Date of birth (1971-01-02) 2 January 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
SG Griesheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 SG 01 Hoechst 24 (2)
1990–1992 Eintracht Frankfurt II 32 (1)
1992–1997 Eintracht Frankfurt 134 (5)
1997–1999 MSV Duisburg 64 (3)
1999–2001 1. FC Kaiserslautern 39 (3)
2001–2003 Zaragoza 38 (2)
2004 Wacker Burghausen 15 (1)
2004–2006 1860 München 35 (0)
2007 Union Weißkirchen 15 (0)
2008–2009 VfR Jettingen 14 (1)
Total 410 (18)
National team
1994–2000 FR Yugoslavia 22 (3)
Teams managed
2010–2011 Eintracht Frankfurt (youth)
2011–2013 FSV Frankfurt (youth)
2013–2015 Viktoria Aschaffenburg
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Slobodan Komljenović (Serbian Cyrillic: Слободан Комљеновић, born 2 January 1971 in Frankfurt, West Germany) is a retired GermanSerbian footballer who played as either a central or right defender.

He played several years in Germany in representation of five teams, namely Eintracht Frankfurt, also representing Zaragoza in Spain for two and a half seasons.

At international level, Komljenović appeared for Yugoslavia in one World Cup and one European Championship.

Club career[edit]

Komljenović joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 1990, from amateurs SG 01 Hoechst. He made his Bundesliga debut on 21 November 1992, playing the full 90 minutes in a 0–0 away draw against FC Schalke 04, and finished his debut season with 18 first-team appearances, being a very important defensive unit in the following years, and suffering top flight relegation in 1996.

Komljenović returned to the top division with MSV Duisburg, only missing three games with the Zebras in his two seasons combined, and helping them to two consecutive eighth-place finishes. In 1999, he moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern, helping the club qualify to the UEFA Cup in his first season, but being sparingly used in his second, where he played seven times in the team's quarterfinal run in European competition.

Aged 30, Komljenović signed for Real Zaragoza in La Liga, appearing 15 times in his first season, which ended in relegation. In January 2004, after having contributed to the Aragonese return to the top division but spending the following months without any official appearances, he returned to Germany and joined SV Wacker Burghausen in the second division.

After two seasons in the same category with TSV 1860 München, Komljenović retired from football at the age of 35, amassing German top flight totals of 210 games and ten goals. In January 2007, after taking a six-month break, he signed for Union Weißkirchen in Austria (third level) and, in June of the following year, he joined another semi-professional side, VfR Jettingen from Bavaria, competing in Bezirksliga Schwaben-Nord, the eight-tier of German football league system.

During the 2009–10 season, Komljenović returned to the land of his ancestors and became the director of football at Bosnian club FK Laktaši.[1] At the time of his arrival to the post, the club was dead last in the league standings, and finally suffered top flight relegation as second from last.

International career[edit]

Komljenović made his debut for FR Yugoslavia on 23 December 1994, in a 0–2 friendly defeat with Brazil. Even though he played no part in the 1998 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, he was selected by manager Slobodan Santrač for the finals in France, where he would score twice in only three games, against the United States in the group stage (1–0) and against the Netherlands in the round of 16 (1–2 loss).[2]

Komljenović also appeared at the UEFA Euro 2000 in Belgium and the Netherlands, making three appearances (270 minutes) and netting – and being booked – in the 3–4 group stage loss against Spain.[3]

International[edit]

FR Yugoslavia national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 2 0
1995 1 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 11 2
1999 2 0
2000 6 1
Total 22 3

Honours[edit]

Personal[edit]

Komljenović married Ivana Stepanović, daughter of his former Eintracht Frankfurt manager Dragoslav Stepanović. The couple fathered two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slobodan Komljenović, bivši štoper selekcije SRJ: Antić bez plejmejkera u Africi" (in Serbian). Blic. 10 January 2010. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Slobodan KomljenovićFIFA competition record
  3. ^ "Spain survive in seven-goal classic". BBC Sport. 21 June 2000. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 

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