The coaching career of Branko Smiljanić


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Branko Smiljanić, born on September 27, 1957, is a Serbian former football player and manager. At any moment you can visit 1xBet – your fast bet online can be made on things related to Serbian football too. He had a football career between 1978 and 1993. However, he is mostly remembered for his coaching career.

Smiljanić kicked off his management career with the U-20 team of FK Obilić in 1993, and swiftly rose through the ranks to become an assistant coach for the first team. He helped them to a runners-up finish in the FR Yugoslavia Cup in 1994–95. All sorts of football cups are available when making your online fast bet at the 1xBet platform.

Also, he had spells in other teams of the former FR Yugoslavia, which teams such as:

  • FK Mladi Radnik;
  • FK Sloga Kraljevo;
  • and FK Borac Čačak.

With the latter he got the Second League of FR Yugoslavia. He then took the reins at FK Milicionar, showcasing his knack for leadership and tactical acumen.

Leaving his home nation

In a bold move, Smiljanić ventured to Jordan in 2001 to manage the national team. At the http://www.1xbet.ie/en/line/golf website it is possible to make wagers on great golf players and also on lots of football national teams too.

However, he quickly returned to Yugoslavia to coach FK Sutjeska Nikšić. But Jordan called again, and he led Al-Faisaly SC to a successful season, bagging the Jordan FA Cup and the Jordan Super Cup. After a brief return to Serbia to manage FK Vojvodina, he was back in Jordan with Al-Faisaly SC, securing another 2nd-place league finish and another FA Cup victory. Jordanian football is another great option to wager at the 1xBet platform as well.

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The allure of North Africa beckoned, and Smiljanić found himself in Libya with Al-Ittihad Club. There, he delivered a slew of trophies including 2 Libyan Premier League titles and 2 Libyan Super Cups. He also guided Al-Ittihad to the semi-finals of the CAF Champions League, marking the club’s best performance in the competition. It is always possible to find football betting today – 1xbet.ie/en/line/football features wagers on the CAF Champions League too.

Smiljanić’s coaching chops were recognized with the Libya national under-20 team, leading them to a bronze medal in the 2009 Mediterranean Games. His success earned him the top job with the Libya national football team. Lots of other national squads exist at 1xBet, where football betting today on them is quite rewarding.

In 2018, and after being in Oman, Montenegro and other nations, he was back in Libya with Al Ahli SC (Tripoli), wrapping up his tenure there in March 2018 by mutual consent. Branko Smiljanić’s career proves his adaptable and versatile approach to football management.

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