Branko Buljević
Personal information
Full name Branislav Buljević [1]
Date of birth (1947-09-06) 6 September 1947 (age 76)
Place of birth Split, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
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 87 (22)
1985 Footscray JUST 9 (0)
Total 242 (43+)
International career
1972–1974 Australia 22 (7)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20 May 2007
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20 May 2007

Branislav "Branko" Buljević (born 6 September 1947[2]) is a former soccer player. Born in Yugoslavia, he was a member of Australia's 1974 World Cup squad in West Germany and represented Australia 30 times in total between 1972 and 1975.

Playing career

Buljević began his club career with OFK Belgrade in the Yugoslav First League. He emigrated to Australia, where Buljević 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.[3][4] He made 30 appearances for the Socceroos, 22 of them in full internationals.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Branko Buljevic".
  2. ^ Match report, including date of birth
  3. ^ "Australia's World Cup warriors". The Sydney Morning Herald. 14 June 1974. p. 21. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  4. ^ Micallef, Philip (13 December 2017). "Socceroos Greats - Where are they now: Branko Buljevic". SBS Sport. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Australian Player Database". Oz Football. Retrieved 16 May 2024.