Branko Buljevic
Personal information
Full name Branko Buljevic
Date of birth (1947-09-06) 6 September 1947 (age 74)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1967 OFK Beograd 1 (0)
1968–1976 Footscray JUST 71 (?)
1977–1979 Heidelberg United 74 (21)
1980–1983 South Melbourne FC 87 (22)
1985 Footscray JUST 9 (0)
National team
1972–1975 Australia 30 (11)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 May 2007
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20 May 2007

Branko Buljevic (born 6 September 1947[1] in Split, Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia) is a former Australian soccer player. He was a member of the Australia 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and represented Australia 30 times in total between 1972 and 1975.

Playing career

Buljevic began his club career with OFK Belgrade in the Yugoslav First League. He emigrated to Australia, where Buljevic spent nine seasons playing for Footscray JUST, then moving on to play for Heidelberg United and South Melbourne FC respectively. He returned to Footscray JUST for one more season before retiring in 1985.

After being naturalised, Buljevic made his debut for Australia in 1972.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Match report, including date of birth
  2. ^ "Australia's World Cup warriors". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 June 1974. p. 21. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  3. ^ Micallef, Philip (13 December 2017). "Socceroos Greats - Where are they now: Branko Buljevic". SBS Sport. Retrieved 30 March 2022.