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Milan Kosanović

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Name  Milan Kosanovic

Milan "Milo" Kosanović is a Yugoslav professional rugby league footballer of the 1950s, and 1960s playing at representative level for English League XIII, and Yorkshire, and at club level for Bradford Northern, Wakefield Trinity (Heritage № 673), and Featherstone Rovers, as a Hooker, i.e. number 9, during the era of contested scrums. Milan Kosanović arrived in the United Kingdom from Yugoslavia as a displaced person, and initially played rugby league in the Halifax junior league.

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International honours

Milan Kosanović played Hooker for English League XIII while at Bradford Northern in the 8-26 defeat by France on Saturday 22 November 1958 at Knowsley Road, St. Helens, and was a reserve Hooker for Great Britain.

County honours

Milan Kosanović was selected for Yorkshire County XIII whilst at Bradford Northern during 1959.

Challenge Cup Final appearances

Milan Kosanović played Hooker in Wakefield Trinity's 25-10 victory over Wigan in the 1963 Challenge Cup Final during the 1962–63 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 11 May 1963, in front of a crowd of 84,492, and was an Interchange/Substitute in Featherstone Rovers' 17-12 victory over Barrow in the 1967 Challenge Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 13 May 1967, in front of a crowd of 76,290.

County Cup Final appearances

Milan Kosanović played Hooker in Wakefield Trinity's 19–9 victory over Leeds in the 1961 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1961–62 season at Odsal Stadium, Bradford on Saturday 11 November 1961, and played Hooker in Featherstone Rovers' 12-25 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1966 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1966–67 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1966.

Contemporaneous Article Extract

"M. Kosanović - Signed from Bradford N. during last close season and has been a regular member of the side this campaign. Recently out of action through injury. Represented Yorkshire in 1959. Yugoslav-born but has played all his football in Yorkshire. Age 29."

Milan Kosanovic Cup

The Milan Kosanovic Cup is an international rugby league football competition that is named after Milan Kosanović, it is contested by Russia, Ukraine, and Serbia.

References

Milan Kosanović Wikipedia


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