University of Zagreb

Faculty of Kinesiology

About employee

izv. prof. dr. sc. Luka Milanović

Title: Associate professor

Function: Assistant professor

Department :
Department of Kinesiology of Sport
Graduation year:
2002 graduation year:
PhD graduation year:


integrated undergraduate and graduate





Nationality                   Croatian

Date of birth                November 1, 1978

Marital status               Married; son, daughter

Language facility         English


Educational background

2008-2011       PhD                 Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

2003-2007       M.Sc.              Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

1997-2002      B.Sc.                Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb


Academic appointments

2017-present               Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

                                    Head of Sport Kinesiology Department

2014-present               Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

                                    Assistant Professor

2013-present               UEFA – Coaching Education at Croatian Football Federation


2011-2014                   Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

                                    Teaching Fellow/Research Associate

2003-2011                   Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb

                                    Teaching/Research Assistant




2018-present               Croatian Football Federation

              Strength & Conditioning Coach, World Cup 2018 Russia, silver medal


2016-2018                   FC Rudes

                                    Performance coordinator

                                    Croatian 1. Division , Croatian 2. Division (2016/2017 champions)


2015 March-June        FC Rostov, Russia

 Strength & Conditioning Coach, Rehab coach

 Russian premier league


2014-2015                Croatian Football Federation

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, World Cup 2014 Brasil, Qualifications for Euro 2016 France


2012-present            Biotraining

                                  Co-Owner, Head of Development and Education


2007-2014                 Croatian Basketball Federation

Head of Strength &Conditioning, S&C Coach of A Team, participated at 2008 Olympic Games, 2010 and 2014 World championships and 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 European championships


2007-2009                   FC Zagreb

                                    Strength &Conditioning Coach


2007-2008                   Egypt Handball Federation

Strength &Conditioning Coach, Winners of African Cup 2008, Qualified for 2008 Olympic Games


2006-2011                   Cro Cop Team – Mirko Filipovic, MMA

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Grand Prix winner 2006


2005-2006                   BC Zagreb

                                    Strength &Conditioning Coach


2002-2003                   BC Cibona

                                    Strength &Conditioning Coach


2002-present               Individual work with 45 professional football and basketball players


1999-2006                   Croatian Basketball Federation

                                    Strength &Conditioning Coach, Youth National Teams


1998-2002                   BC Zagreb

                                    Strength & Conditioning Coach, Basketball Coach, Youth Teams


Scientific and professional publications

2002-present               Published 59 scientific and professional papers, mostly researching conditioning characteristics and effects of programmed training


Professional committees

2018-present               International Conference on Strength & Conditioning, Zagreb

                                    President of Organizing Committee

2014-present               Croatian Physical Conditioning Association (UKTH)

                                    General Secretary

2008-present               International Conference on Strength & Conditioning, Zagreb

                                    Member of Editorial Board


Honors and Rewards

2000                            Rector’s award for student scientific paper

2018                            The Order of the Croatian Trefoil – for Extraordinary Promotion of Sport                                          and Reputation of the Republic of Croatia

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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