Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic continues to expand his inaugural team with the signing of 23-year old Liverpool local and former Olyroos centre forward Milislav Popovic.
Popovic, returns to home, following stints in Italy, Germany, and Austria, most notably with FC Cologne in the Bundesliga and German second tier side Eintracht Braunschweig.
Identified as a special talent from a young age, Popovic played in several local junior representative sides, including with club association partner, Southern Districts Metro team, before going onto Marconi Stallions and Blacktown Demons.
The six foot two, centre-forward, is no stranger to Milicic’s playing style, featuring in his Olyroos squad during their AFC u/23 Championship campaign in 2018.
Earning eight caps for the Olyroos and finding the back of the net on two occasions, Popovic is set to make his A-League debut just 30 minutes from where he first played as a junior.
Macarthur FC Head Coach Ante Milicic, was impressed by the youngster’s natural talent and strength.
“I have closely followed Milislav’s career over the last couple of years since he impressed me during the 2018 Asian Cup campaign.In Milislav, the fans can expect a big, strong, technical player with the ability to create and score goals.
“Having returned to Australia, I am hoping we can provide him the opportunity to kick start his career and realise his full potential.” Milicic added.
Popovic, who this season, will play his first professional football in front of family and friends was excited about the opportunity.
“The opportunity to represent my local area on the national stage is a great honour for me. I know my family and friends will be supporting us at every match at Campbelltown Stadium.
“Having played under Ante previously with the Olyroos, I know he will have a very clear style of how he would like the team to play, and to be under his guidance again is something I’m really looking forward to.” Popovic said.
“Growing up in Liverpool, I know we have extremely passionate football fans in the area and I’m looking forward to seeing them all come together to support the new club.” Popovic added.