Milenko Acimovic

Date of birth15 February 1977
Place of birthLjublijana
NationalitySlovene
Weight80 kg
Height1.86 m
PositionMidfielder

Acimovic began his senior career with Olimpija Ljubljana before joining Red Star Belgrade in 1997, and for whom he appeared in successive league title-winning teams in 1999-2000 and 2000-01. Acimovic won his first cap against Czech Republic in April 1998 and is an attacking midfield player who has developed the knack of scoring vital goals for his country. He netted with an amazing long-range strike against Ukraine in the qualifying round play-off for Euro 2000, and went on to score in the first leg of the play-off against Romania as Slovenia qualified for the 2002 World Cup finals.

After agreeing to move to England with Tottenham Hotspur in April 2002, Acimovic scored Slovenia's goal in their third and final game in the 2002 World Cup - a 3-1 defeat by Paraguay.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Zeljeznicar Ljubljana 01 Jul 1994 01 Jul 1996
Olimpija Ljubljana 01 Jul 1996 01 Jan 1998
Crvena Zvezda 01 Jan 1998 14 May 2002
Tottenham Hotspur 14 May 2002 30 Jun 2004
Lille OSC 22 Jan 2004 31 May 2004 L
Lille OSC 01 Jul 2004

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Crvena Zvezda UEFA Champions League
2
2000-01 Crvena Zvezda UEFA Cup 3
1
1
1
2001-02 Crvena Zvezda UEFA Champions League 4
1
1
2001-02 Crvena Zvezda UEFA Cup 2
1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
2002-03 Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 4
13
1
2003-04 Lille OSC French Championnat 16
6
3
2004-05 Lille OSC French Championnat 16
3
4
3
2005-06 Lille OSC French Championnat 12
2
3
2005-06 Lille OSC UEFA Champions League 2
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Aug 2000 Torpedo Kutaisi v Crvena Zvezda L 2-0
Agg: 2-4
UEFA Champions League 2nd round 2nd leg
23 Aug 2000 Crvena Zvezda v Dynamo Kiev D 1-1
Agg: 1-1
UEFA Champions League 3rd round 2nd leg
14 Sep 2000 Leicester City v Crvena Zvezda D 1-1 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
28 Sep 2000 Crvena Zvezda v Leicester City W 3-1
Agg: 4-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Oct 2000 Crvena Zvezda v Celta Vigo W 1-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
09 Nov 2000 Celta Vigo v Crvena Zvezda L 5-3
Agg: 5-4
UEFA Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
25 Jul 2001 Omonia Nicosia v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 1st leg
01 Aug 2001 Crvena Zvezda v Omonia Nicosia D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 2nd qualifying round 2nd leg
08 Aug 2001 Crvena Zvezda v Bayer Leverkusen D 0-0 UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 1st leg
21 Aug 2001 Bayer Leverkusen v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg
20 Sep 2001 CSKA Kiev v Crvena Zvezda D 0-0 UEFA Cup 4th round 1st leg
27 Sep 2001 Crvena Zvezda v CSKA Kiev D 0-0
Agg: 0-0
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1995-96 Slovenia UEFA Under-21 1
1
1996-97 Slovenia UEFA Under-21 2
2
1997-98 Slovenia International Friendly
1
1997-98 Slovenia UEFA Under-21 2
1998-99 Slovenia International Friendly 1
2
1
1998-99 Slovenia Tournament Sultan Oman 1
1998-99 Slovenia UEFA European Championship
6
1999-00 Slovenia International Friendly
1
1
1999-00 Slovenia Oman Tournament 1
1
1999-00 Slovenia Tournoi Oman
1
1999-00 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 1
8
2
2
2000-01 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 2
3
1
1
2000-01 Slovenia International Friendly 1
2001-02 Slovenia Carlsberg Cup 2
2001-02 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 5
2
3
1
2001-02 Slovenia International Friendly 1
3
1
2002-03 Slovenia International Friendly 1
1
1
2002-03 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 2
1
2003-04 Slovenia International Friendly 4
2003-04 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 5
2004-05 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 5
3
1
2004-05 Slovenia International Friendly 3
2005-06 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 3
1
2005-06 Slovenia International Friendly 2
1
2006-07 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 4
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
10 Oct 1995 Slovenia v Ukraine L 0-5 UEFA U21 Group 4
23 Apr 1996 Greece v Slovenia W 0-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
31 Aug 1996 Slovenia v Denmark L 0-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
09 Nov 1996 Slovenia v Bosnia-Herzegovina W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
03 Apr 1997 Croatia v Slovenia L 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 1
30 Apr 1997 Denmark v Slovenia L 2-1 UEFA U21 Group 1
05 Sep 1997 Slovenia v Greece L 1-3 UEFA U21 Group 1
10 Sep 1997 Bosnia-Herzegovina v Slovenia W 1-2 UEFA U21 Group 1
22 Apr 1998 Slovenia v Czech Republic L 1-3 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Hungary v Slovenia L 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 1998 Greece v Slovenia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
10 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Norway L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
14 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
06 Feb 1999 Switzerland v Slovenia L 2-0 International Friendly
08 Feb 1999 Slovenia v Oman W 7-0 TOURNAMENT SULTAN OMAN
27 Mar 1999 Georgia v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
28 Apr 1999 Slovenia v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
05 Jun 1999 Latvia v Slovenia W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Jun 1999 Albania v Slovenia W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
18 Aug 1999 Slovenia v Albania W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
04 Sep 1999 Slovenia v Georgia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group 2
08 Sep 1999 Norway v Slovenia L 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
09 Oct 1999 Slovenia v Greece L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group 2
13 Nov 1999 Slovenia v Ukraine W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
17 Nov 1999 Ukraine v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
19 Feb 2000 United Arab Emirates v Slovenia D 1-1 TOURNOI OMAN
23 Feb 2000 Oman v Slovenia W 0-4 OMAN TOURN
03 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Saudi Arabia W 2-0 International Friendly
13 Jun 2000 Yugoslavia v Slovenia D 3-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
18 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Spain L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
21 Jun 2000 Slovenia v Norway D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group C
07 Oct 2000 Luxembourg v Slovenia W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
11 Oct 2000 Slovenia v Switzerland D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
28 Feb 2001 Slovenia v Uruguay L 0-2 International Friendly
28 Mar 2001 Slovenia v Yugoslavia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
02 Jun 2001 Slovenia v Luxembourg W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
06 Jun 2001 Switzerland v Slovenia W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
15 Aug 2001 Slovenia v Romania D 2-2 International Friendly
01 Sep 2001 Slovenia v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
05 Sep 2001 Yugoslavia v Slovenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
10 Nov 2001 Slovenia v Romania W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
14 Nov 2001 Romania v Slovenia D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe play-off
12 Feb 2002 Slovenia v Honduras L 1-5 CARLSBERG CUP
15 Feb 2002 China PR v Slovenia D 0-0 CARLSBERG CUP 3rd place
27 Mar 2002 Croatia v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 Slovenia v Tunisia W 1-0 International Friendly
17 May 2002 Slovenia v Ghana W 2-0 International Friendly
02 Jun 2002 Spain v Slovenia L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
08 Jun 2002 South Africa v Slovenia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
12 Jun 2002 Slovenia v Paraguay L 1-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group B
21 Aug 2002 Italy v Slovenia W 0-1 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Slovenia v Malta W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
12 Feb 2003 Slovenia v Switzerland L 1-5 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Israel v Slovenia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group 1
20 Aug 2003 Slovenia v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
06 Sep 2003 Slovenia v Israel W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group 1
10 Sep 2003 Slovenia v France L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
11 Oct 2003 Cyprus v Slovenia D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group 1
15 Nov 2003 Croatia v Slovenia D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 1st leg
19 Nov 2003 Slovenia v Croatia L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Play-off 2nd leg
18 Feb 2004 Poland v Slovenia L 2-0 International Friendly
31 Mar 2004 Slovenia v Latvia L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Apr 2004 Switzerland v Slovenia L 2-1 International Friendly
18 Aug 2004 Slovenia v Serbia and Montenegro D 1-1 International Friendly
04 Sep 2004 Slovenia v Moldova W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Sep 2004 Scotland v Slovenia D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
09 Oct 2004 Slovenia v Italy W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
13 Oct 2004 Norway v Slovenia L 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Nov 2004 Slovakia v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Slovenia v Czech Republic L 0-3 International Friendly
30 Mar 2005 Slovenia v Belarus D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
17 Aug 2005 Wales v Slovenia D 0-0 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Slovenia v Norway L 2-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
08 Oct 2005 Italy v Slovenia L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
12 Oct 2005 Slovenia v Scotland L 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 5
31 May 2006 Slovenia v Trinidad and Tobago W 3-1 International Friendly
04 Jun 2006 Slovenia v Ivory Coast L 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Bulgaria v Slovenia L 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2006 Slovenia v Luxembourg W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
11 Oct 2006 Belarus v Slovenia L 4-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
24 Mar 2007 Albania v Slovenia D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
28 Mar 2007 Slovenia v Netherlands L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group G


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.