| Bern, Switzerland|
| (1906-10-29)29 October 1906|
Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia
24 September 1968(1968-09-24) (aged 61)
September 24, 1968, Bern, Switzerland
Branislav "Bane" Sekulić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бpaниcлaв "Бaнe" Ceкулић; 29 October 1906 – 24 September 1968) was a Serbian football player and football manager.
Branislav Sekulić Wikipedia
He began playing with the youth team of Javor Beograd before moving to Dušanovac Beograd. Being only 15 he became senior and the youngest but also best player at Karađorđe Beograd where he moved from Dušanovac along his brother Dragutin. SK Soko Beograd brought him next but he only played with the youth team while with them. Next he was spotted by SK Jugoslavija where he joined a generation of players such as Marjanović, Dragićević, Luburić and Đurić, winning with them the 1924 and 1925 Yugoslav Championships. He was characterised for having an impressive physical condition and for being very offensive, great sprinter, and having great ability for a center, besides being the owner of a powerful shot. His speciality was the volley shot which was curiously considered to be elegant and soft but very efficient. His talent was soon spotted by foreign clubs and he moved to France and later Switzerland where he represented SO Montpellier, Club Français, Grasshopper-Club and Urania Geneva. When he returned to Yugoslavia he first joined SK Jugoslavija before moving to SK Jedinstvo Beograd. His healthy way of life allowed him to become one of the Yugoslav players with longest active playing career and to play with Jedinstvo in the championship until almost his 40s.
He was part of the Yugoslavia national football team that reached the semi-finals of the 1930 FIFA World Cup.
He coached Cibalia, Red Star Belgrade, FC Fribourg, Switzerland, R.F.C. de Liège and SC YF Juventus.
Yugoslav Championship (2)
Champion: 1924, 1925
Semi-finals of the 1930 FIFA World Cup