Goran Milović

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Goran Milović
Personal information
Date of birth (1989-01-29) 29 January 1989 (age 29)
Place of birth Split, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
KV Oostende
Youth career
RNK Split
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 RNK Split 79 (8)
2012–2016 Hajduk Split 115 (4)
2016–2018 Chongqing Lifan 34 (0)
2018Osijek (loan) 12 (2)
2018– KV Oostende 0 (0)
National team
2015– Croatia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 November 2015

Goran Milović (Croatian pronunciation: [ɡǒran mîːloʋitɕ];[1][2] born 29 January 1989 in Split) is a Croatian football defender, currently playing for KV Oostende.

Club career[edit]

Goran Milovic was promoted from RNK Split's youth academy to their first team in 2008. He was a member of the first team for a long time without making an official appearance for the club, often playing for the reserve side when there was no space in the first team for him and it was not until 31 July 2010 that he debuted for the senior side. He was immediately made a regular in the starting eleven that season and in the five months between his debut and his transfer to local rivals Hajduk Split, he made 20 appearances for the club, scoring one goal.

Hajduk Split[edit]

He made a move across the city of Split to the historic club Hajduk in a transfer where Hajduk paid no compensation for his services. Hajduk managed Krasimir Balakov played him in every game for the rest of the season after he made his debut against former club RNK Split. When new manager Mišo Krstičević came in, Goran remained a vital part of the defense, making 26 appearances in the 2012–13 season. The 2013–14 season under Igor Tudor was his biggest yet. He made 40 appearances in all competitions and was even handed the captain's armband on four occasions. He was also named in the team of the season by many Croatian media outlets.

Chongqing Lifan[edit]

On 2 February 2016, Milović moved to China League One side Chongqing Lifan in an €800,000 deal.[3] He signed a three and a half year deal with the club, worth approximately €500k a year.[3] He made his debut for the club on 6 March 2016 in a 1-0 victory against Guangzhou Evergrande. On 12 February 2018, Milović was loaned to Osijek until the end of the season, with a buying option.[4]

KV Oostende[edit]

On 13 June 2018, Milović signed a two-year contract with Belgian First Division A club KV Oostende.[5] Chongqing Lifan confirmed on the next day that Milović had terminated the contract with the club and joined KV Oostende on a free transfer.[6]

International career[edit]

In October 2015, he received a first call-up for the senior national team for a friendly against Russia and on that match, on 17 November 2015, he made a senior national team debut as a substitute.[7]

Honours[edit]

Hajduk Split

References[edit]

  1. ^ "gòra". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Gòran 
  2. ^ "mȉo". Hrvatski jezični portal (in Serbo-Croatian). Retrieved 2018-03-17. Mȋlović 
  3. ^ a b Maršić, Ozren. "Goran Milović odlazi u Kinu, Hajduku milijun eura". Večernji List (in Croatian). Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Potpisao Goran Milović!". NK Osijek (in Croatian). 12 February 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2018. 
  5. ^ "Ervaren Kroatische verdediger tekent bij KVO". KV Oostende (in Dutch). 13 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  6. ^ "官方:重庆斯威中卫米洛维奇加盟比甲奥斯坦德" (in Chinese). 14 June 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2018. 
  7. ^ "Croatia senior national team head coach Ante Čačić has selected 20 players for November friendly international against Russia". hns-cff.hr. 27 October 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 

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