Zeljko Milinovic

Date of birth12 October 1969
Place of birthLjubjana
NationalitySlovene
Weight85 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionDefender

Zelijko is a powerful central defender who is strong in the tackle and particularly effective as a man marker. He enjoyed success as a member of the Olimpija Ljubljana team that dominated the domestic scene in the early 1990s, before moving to Zeleznicar Ljubljana in the 1994-1995 season. He moved to Maribor in 1995 and won two championship medals with them. Zelijko won his first cap against Austria in March 1997 while at Maribor before moving on to play in Austria for LASK Linz in 1998. Early in 2001 he elected to join J-League outfit JEF United on a three-year contract, linking up with former national coach Zdenko Verdenik. For the national team he has made the right back berth his own.

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Grazer AK UEFA Cup 4


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
12 Sep 2000 1.FC Kosice v Grazer AK W 2-3 UEFA Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Sep 2000 Grazer AK v 1.FC Kosice D 0-0
Agg: 3-2
UEFA Cup 1st round 2nd leg
26 Oct 2000 Español v Grazer AK L 4-0 UEFA Cup 2nd round 1st leg
09 Nov 2000 Grazer AK v Español W 1-0
Agg: 1-4
UEFA Cup 2nd 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
1996-97 Slovenia International Friendly
1
1998-99 Slovenia International Friendly 1
1
1998-99 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 3
1
1
1999-00 Slovenia International Friendly 2
1
1999-00 Slovenia Oman Tournament 1
1999-00 Slovenia UEFA European Championship 7
1
2
2000-01 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 6
1
2000-01 Slovenia International Friendly 1
2001-02 Slovenia Carlsberg Cup 2
2001-02 Slovenia FIFA World Cup 8
1
2
2001-02 Slovenia International Friendly 2


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
18 Mar 1997 Austria v Slovenia W 0-2 International Friendly
19 Aug 1998 Hungary v Slovenia L 2-1 International Friendly
14 Oct 1998 Slovenia v Latvia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group 2
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
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
23 Feb 2000 Oman v Slovenia W 0-4 OMAN TOURN
26 Apr 2000 France v Slovenia L 3-2 International Friendly
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
16 Aug 2000 Czech Republic v Slovenia W 0-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2000 Faroe Islands v Slovenia D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
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
24 Mar 2001 Russia v Slovenia 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
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
06 Oct 2001 Slovenia v Faroe Islands W 3-0 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 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


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