Branko Elsner

Branko Elsner (23 November 1929 in Ljubljana – 17 November 2012 in Ljubljana) was a Slovenian football trainer and former Yugoslavian football player, most famous for being manager of the Austrian national football team two times.

Branko Elsner
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Personal information
Full name 1968
Date of birth (1929-11-23)23 November 1929
Place of birth Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Date of death 17 November 2012(2012-11-17) (aged 82)[1]
Place of death Ljubljana, Slovenia
Playing position(s) Manager
Teams managed
Years Team
1964–1967 Olimpija
1968–1970 FC Wacker Innsbruck
1972 FC Wacker Innsbruck
1974–1976 FC Wacker Innsbruck
1975 Austria
1977–1978 Olimpija
1985–1987 Austria
1997 Brummell Sendai

Elsner had his first success as a football trainer in his Slovenian homeland with Olimpija Ljubljana whom he trained from 1964 to 1967.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

His son Marko Elsner, and grandsons Luka Elsner and Rok Elsner were professional footballers.[3]


  1. ^ Umrl je legendarni Brane Elsner, Delo, 2012-11-17.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Družina Elsner: Nogomet imajo v genih". 1 August 2009.

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