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North Macedonia Squad in Euro 2020

North Macedonia are considered the weakest team at Euro 2020, yet they have nothing to lose. Above all, they possess the spirit and ability to make the opponents lose their temper. This season, North Macedonia will face the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Austria in Group C. Regardless of what happens, being here is a success. Everything else will be a wonderful gift.
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1. WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NORTH MACEDONIA SQUAD IN EURO 2020?

North Macedonia squad could not traditionally pass the Euro qualifying tournament but they took full advantage of UEFA's generosity to qualify for their first-ever tournament as an independent country. The decision to let the very weak national team advance via League D's playoffs in the UEFA Nations League was controversial, but the Macedonians were glad about their chance. 

 

Team players understand how fortunate they are to have qualified for Euro 2020. However, this isn't to imply that North Macedonia is a hopeless case that has been given a useless shot at destiny. They defeated Germany in a World Cup qualification only three months ago, and they have seen off Israel and Slovenia in the past two years, narrowly losing to Austria.

 

North Macedonia are considered the weakest team at Euro 2020, yet they have nothing to lose. Above all, they possess the spirit and ability to make the opponents lose their temper. This season, North Macedonia will face the Netherlands, Ukraine, and Austria in Group C. Regardless of what happens, being here is a success. Everything else will be a wonderful gift.

 

North Macedonia play in Euro 2020

2. WHO IS THE MANAGER OF THE NORTH MACEDONIA TEAM?

  • Full name:         Igor Angelovski
  • Date of birth:     2 June 1976 (age 45)
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Height:              1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Positions:          North Macedonia manager

 

Igor "Mrme" Angelovski is a former footballer and professional football manager in Macedonia. He is the current manager of the national team of North Macedonia. Between 1998 and 2000, he was a member of Publikum Celje FC in the Slovenian First League. Angelovski took over as the new manager of the Macedonian national team in October 2015, succeeding Ljubinko Drulovi, who moved to the Serbian SuperLiga club, Partizan.

 

However, his tactical abilities have yet to be demonstrated, and he has also not found the optimal formation yet. Outside of Macedonia, the Skopje native has never managed another team. Being represented for North Macedonia in Euro 2020 will be a new challenge for this manager. 

 

Igor Angelovski

3. LIST OF 26 NORTH MACEDONIA PLAYERS IN EURO 2020

GOALKEEPERS

Stole Dimitrievski 

  • Shirt Number:   1
  • Date of birth:     25 December 1993
  • Place of birth:    Kumanovo, Macedonia
  • Height:              1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Current Club:     Rayo Vallecano
  • Position:            Goalkeeper

 

Stole Dimitrievski is a goalkeeper for Rayo Vallecano in the Spanish second tier and North Macedonia on the Macedonian national team. 

He spent the majority of his career in Spain after debuting at Rabotniki in 2010. Dimitrievski was a player of Macedonia's junior team. He earned 28 caps before making his senior international debut in 2015. He played for Granada B from 2012 to 2016 and was promoted to Granada’s first team from 2014 to 2016. He continued playing for Gimnasctic in the three following seasons with a year loan deal with Rayo Vallecano. Since 2019, he has been the official goalkeeper of Rayo.

 

Stole Dimitrievski

Risto Jankov 

  • Shirt Number:   12
  • Date of birth:     5 September 1998
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:              1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
  • Current Club:    Rabotnički
  • Position:           Goalkeeper

 

Risto Jankov is a goalkeeper for Rabotniki in Macedonia. In 2015, Jankov was promoted to Rabotniki's first team. He was loaned out to Lokomotiva Skopje in the Macedonian Second Football League in August 2017, before returning to Rabotniki in 2018.

Jankov was chosen for a short training camp with the North Macedonia national team at the Petar Miloevski Training Centre in February 2021. His first official call-up for the national team came the following month when he was named to the squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Romania, Liechtenstein, and Germany.

 

Risto Jankov

Damjan Siskovski 

  • Shirt Number:    22
  • Date of birth:     18 March 1995
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:              1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
  • Current Club:    Doxa Katokopias
  • Position:           Goalkeeper

 

Damjan Siskovski is a Macedonian goalkeeper who now plays for the Cypriot club Doxa and the North Macedonia national team. He started his senior career at Rabotnichki and played there for 8 years (2010-2018) with a short loan deal for Gent in 2015. In the next two seasons, he had some short contracts with Lahti (2018-19), RoPS (2019-20), and Rabotnichki (2019-20). Since 2020, he has played for the Cypriot football team Doxa Katokopia. Siskovski was first called up for the North Macedonia national team in 2020. 

 

Damjan Siskovski

DEFENDERS

Egzon Bejtulai 

  • Shirt Number:    2
  • Date of birth:     7 January 1994
  • Place of birth:    Tetovo, Rep. of Macedonia
  • Height:              1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Doxa Katokopias
  • Position:            Right-back or Centre-back

 

Egzon Bejtulai is an Albanian-Macedonian professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for KF Shkndija. He began his senior career for Teteks from 2011 to 2013. After that, he had 6 years playing for Shkendija in the Macedonian First League. He was a member of Helsingborgs in 2020 before returning to sign with Shkendija since then. 

Bejtulai was a regular for Macedonia's U21 team, and he represented the country at the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Poland, where he was named first right defender. He made his senior Macedonia team debut in the first round of the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D competition on September 6, 2018, when he came on in the 85th minute against Gibraltar.

 

Egzon Bejtulai

Gjoko Zajkov 

  • Shirt Number:   3
  • Date of birth:     10 February 1995
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:              1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
  • Current Club:    Charleroi
  • Position:            Centre-back

 

Gjoko Zajkov is a professional footballer from Macedonia who currently plays for Charleroi. Gjoko Zajkov was born in Skopje and grew up in a family from Udovo. He played with Rabotnichki's youth team until the summer of 2012, when he made his senior squad debut in the Macedonian First League. At the age of 17, he was named best defender of the year. He moved to France for a three-year contract with Stade Rennes. Then he played for  Charleroi on a loan contract in summer 2015. Since 2016, he has officially become the defender of Charleroi and played for the club until now. He made his senior debut against Iran in a friendly match in June 2016 and has earned a total of 12 caps for Macedonia as of May 2020, scoring no goals.

 

Gjoko Zajkov

Kire Ristevski 

  • Shirt Number:    4
  • Date of birth:     22 October 1990
  • Place of birth:    Bitola, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Height:              1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:    AEL Limassol
  • Position:           Centre-back

 

Kire Ristevski is a Macedonian footballer who now plays for AEL Limassol as a defender. He played for several teams before staying at the current AEL Limassol club. Ristevski debuted as a player in Pelister in 2008. Two years later, he left the club and played for Elbasani 2010–2011, Bylis Ballsh 2011–2013, Slavia Sofia 2014, Tirana 2015, Rabotnički 2015–2016, Vasas 2016–2018,  Újpest 2018–2021. 

On March 5, 2014, he made his international debut for Macedonia, appearing in the final 13 minutes of a 2–1 friendly win over Latvia in Skopje. He has 38 caps to his name as of April 2020, with no goals.

 

Kire Ristevski

Visar Musliu 

  • Shirt Number:    6
  • Date of birth:     13 November 1994
  • Place of birth:    Gostivar, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Fehérvár
  • Position:            Centre-back

 

Visar Musliu is an Albanian Macedonian footballer who now plays for Fehérvár and the national team of North Macedonia. 

Musliu began his football career with FK Renova, where he spent the first five years of his career. He also spent 6 months on loan at FK Gostivar in meantime. He also signed a one-year contract with Swiss side St. Gallen in the summer of 2014 but he didn't get to play there because he was sent back on loan to Renova. 

He moved to Macedonian champion FK Vardar on 3 June 2017, when he was hired as a reinforcement for the upcoming Champions League qualifiers. Finally, Musliu assisted Vardar in qualifying for the 2017-18 Europa League Group Stage, making Vardar the first Macedonian team to ever qualify for a European UEFA event. On August 5, 2019, he switched from Shkndija to Fehérvár, a Hungarian outfit.

Visar also made his senior national team debut in a World Cup qualifier against Israel on September 2, 2017, when he played the entire game and helped his team keep a clean sheet in a 1–0 victory.

 

Visar Musliu

Stefan Ristovski 

  • Shirt Number:   13
  • Date of birth:     13 November 1994
  • Place of birth:    Gostivar, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Fehérvár
  • Position:            Centre-back

 

Stefan Ristovski is a Macedonian right back for Dinamo Zagreb and the North Macedonia national team. 

Ristovski began his career at Vardar, his native club, before joining Parma in January 2010 on a five-year agreement.  Ristovski relocated to Croatia's Rijeka in July 2015. Ristovski played for Sporting on August 7, 2017. He joined GNK Dinamo Zagreb on February 2, 2021. He debuted in a derby against Osijek on February 13th. He was sent off after receiving two yellow cards in his debut. Together with the former teams, he had 1 Prva HNL, 1 Croatian Cup (2016-17), 1 Taça de Portugal (2018- 19), and 2 Taça da Liga (2017-18, 2018-19). Ristovski made his Macedonian debut in an away friendly against Azerbaijan on August 10, 2011, and has earned 52 caps, scoring one goal, as of April 2020.

 

Stefan Ristovski

Darko Velkovski 

  • Shirt Number:    14
  • Date of birth:      21 June 1995 
  • Place of birth:     Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Rijeka
  • Position:            Centre-back

 

Darko Velkovski is a footballer from Macedonia. He was born in Skopje and currently plays as a center-back or central midfielder for HNK Rijeka.

Initially, he played for Rabotnički from 2011 to 2015. He then signed for Vardar in the next three years. Since 2018, he was a defender for Rjieka. He won 3 Macedonian First League titles, 1 Croatian First League, and 1 Croatian Football Cup together with the teams he took part in. 

He made his senior debut for North Macedonia in a friendly match against China in June 2014, and as of December 2020, he had earned 26 caps for the country, scoring one goal.

 

Darko Velkovski

MIDFIELDERS

Arijan Ademi 

  • Shirt Number:    5
  • Date of birth:      29 May 1991
  • Place of birth:     Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Dinamo Zagreb
  • Position:             Defensive midfielder

 

Arijan Ademi is a Croatian-Macedonian professional footballer who plays for the North Macedonia national team and captains Dinamo Zagreb in the Prva HNL. Ademi began his professional career at Sibenik, making his senior team debut on March 22, 2008, when he was only 16 years old. On June 16, 2010, he was traded to Dinamo Zagreb, the reigning Croatian champions. Ademi won 19 trophies over his ten years at the club, making him the most decorated player in the club's history. 

Ademi has represented his homeland at several youth levels. Despite making three senior team appearances, he made his Macedonia national team debut in an official match on October 9, 2014. He was chosen to play for North Macedonia at the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament.

 

Arijan Ademi

Ezgjan Alioski 

  • Shirt Number:    8
  • Date of birth:      12 February 1992 
  • Place of birth:     Prilep, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Current Club:     Leeds United
  • Position:             Midfielder, left-back

 

Ezgjan Alioski is a Macedonian professional footballer who plays as a winger for Leeds United in the Premier League and the national team of North Macedonia. 'Gjanni' is his common name. Being a versatile left-footed player, he can also play in different positions such as left-wing, right-wing, striker, attacking midfielder, and left-back.

He began his senior career in 2010 at Young Boys U23. Three years later, he signed for  Schaffhausen (2013-2016). He had 2 seasons playing for  Lugano (2015-2017) before moving to Leeds United in 2017. He won ELF Championship (2019-20) and gained impressive individual awards named EFL Championship Goal of the Month (August 2017) and Leeds United Goal of the Season (2017–18). 

Although Alioski was eligible to represent both Macedonia and Albania due to his Albanian heritage, he chose to play for his natal country, Macedonia. He earned his senior team debut in 2013 after representing Macedonia at several juvenile levels. 

If Goran Pandev is considered the most impressive player on the team, Ezgjan Alioski is known as the best midfielder of North Macedonia. He is flexible and can play well in various positions, He is an indispensable attacking player of the team in this Euro season. 

 

Ezgjan Alioski

Ferhan Hasani 

  • Shirt Number:    11
  • Date of birth:      29 May 1991
  • Place of birth:     Šibenik, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Dinamo Zagreb
  • Position:             Defensive midfielder/ Striker

 

Ferhan Hasani, also known as Buba, is a Macedonian professional footballer who now represents Partizani Tirana and the North Macedonia national team.

Hasani received his chance to play for the senior team when Shkndija was in the Macedonian Second League when he was 17 years old (2007).  Hasani scored 13 goals in 27 appearances in the second of his two seasons with the senior side, establishing himself as the team's finest striker and a key contributor to Shkndija's 2010–11 championship season, which earned the club promotion to the First League. Hasani played for VfL Wolfsburg (2012-13), Brøndby IF (2013-15) and returned to Shkëndija (2015-18). On August 17, 2018, Hasani reached an agreement with Al-Ra'ed, a Saudi Arabian team. Then he signed a one-year contract with HJK in October 2019. Currently, he is playing for  FK Partizani after a deal on January 26, 2021. On December 22nd, 2010, he made his full international debut in a friendly match against China.

 

Ferhan Hasani

Tihomir Kostadinov 

  • Shirt Number:    15
  • Date of birth:      4 March 1996 
  • Place of birth:     Valandovo, Republic of Macedonia
  • Height:               1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Ružomberok
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Tihomir Kostadinov is a Macedonian midfielder currently playing for Ruomberok in the Fortuna Liga. In the 2014–15 Serbian First League, Kostadinov made his professional debut with Moravac Mrstane. Since 2017, he has played for Ružomberok. In a November 2019 European Championship qualification match against Austria, he made his senior debut for North Macedonia. 

 

Tihomir Kostadinov

Boban Nikolov 

  • Shirt Number:    16
  • Date of birth:      4 March 1996 
  • Place of birth:     Valandovo, Republic of Macedonia
  • Height:               1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Ružomberok
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Boban Nikolov is a Macedonian center midfielder who now represents Lecce and North Macedonia. He began his senior career in 2012 with Viitorul. He signed for Vardar (2015-2017) and Fehérvár (2018-2021). On 19 January 2021, he signed a new contract with the Italian Serie B club Lecce.

Nikolov made his official debut against Azerbaijan on May 29, 2016, and scored his first goal against Liechtenstein in a 2018 World Cup qualification on March 24, 2017. In addition, he was a regular in the U21 and U19 age groups, where he also served as captain. He has 22 caps and has scored two goals as of April 2020.

 

Boban Nikolov

Enis Bardi

  • Shirt Number:    17
  • Date of birth:      2 July 1995 
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia 
  • Height:               1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
  • Current Club:     Levante
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Enis Bardhi is a professional footballer from North Macedonia who plays as an attacking midfielder for Spanish club Levante and the Albanian national team. He was the joint-best free-kick taker in La Liga alongside Lionel Messi during the 2017–18 season.

Born in Skopje to a Kosovan mother and an Albanian father. Enis Bardhi began his professional career with Skupi F.C., and subsequently joined K.F Albarsa, where he would go on to play two seasons with the first squad in the 3rd Macedonian division, demonstrating incredible talent and success. Bardhi joined Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnokság I team Ujpest on trial in August 2014, and later signed a three-year contract. Since 2017, he played for Levante and gained many achievements. Bardhi established himself as a first-team regular in the 2018–19 season, making 36 league games. Bardhi appeared in Macedonia at U17, U19, and U21 levels before making his full international debut on 27 March 2015.

 

Enis Bardhi

Stefan Spirovski 

  • Shirt Number:    20
  • Date of birth:      23 August 1990
  • Place of birth:    Bitola, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     AEK Larnaca
  • Position:            Central midfielder

 

Stefan Spirovski is a Macedonian footballer who now plays for AEK Larnaca as a midfielder. Spirovski started playing for Plister from 2007 to 2009. He joined with Borac Čačak in the winter break of the 2009–10 season and has played regularly with Borac for the following two and a half seasons. In the next periods, he played for some other clubs named  Rabotnički (loan deal 2012), Beroe (2014), Vardar (2015–2017), Ferencváros (2017–2019), Hapoel Tel Aviv (2019–2020). 

Since 2020, AEK Larnaca is the owner of the midfielder. In a friendly match against Azerbaijan on 10 August 2011, he made his Macedonian national team debut. He had a total of 31 caps, with one goal, as of April 2020.

 

Stefan Spirovski

Eljif Elmas 

  • Shirt Number:    21
  • Date of birth:      24 September 1999 
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Napoli
  • Position:             Midfielder

 

Elif Elmas is a Macedonian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Napoli and the North Macedonia national team. 

Elmas started his career at FK Rabotnički in his native Macedonia in 2015. From 2017 to 2019, he played for Fenerbahçe and made many impressive results. S.S.C. Napoli of Serie A announced the signing of Elmas from Fenerbahçe on July 24, 2019. The agreement was reportedly valued at €16 million, with bonuses bringing the amount to €19 million, including a €1.5 million sell-on fee clause. He helped the team to win Coppa Italia in the 2019-20 season and was also awarded the Macedonian Footballer of the Year in 2019. 

Elmas made his national team debut for Macedonia in a FIFA World Cup qualification against Spain on June 11, 2017, when he was 17 years old. In Euro 2020, he is considered one of the most important players on the team. 

 

Elif Elmas

Darko Churlinov 

  • Shirt Number:    25
  • Date of birth:      23 August 1990
  • Place of birth:    Bitola, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     AEK Larnaca
  • Position:            Central midfielder

 

Darko Churlinov is a Macedonian professional footballer who currently plays as a winger for VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. Churlinov began his football career with the local FK Forca. He then progressed through the youth ranks of FK Rabotniki and FK Vardar until he reached the age of 14. Then he moved to Germany and joined Hansa Rostock's youth club, where his buddy and fellow North Macedonian footballer Dimitar Mitrovski was already playing. Churlinov joined VfB Stuttgart on January 8, 2020.

Churlinov made his debut for the Macedonia national team in a friendly match against Belarus on March 28, 2017, at the age of 16 years and 8 months. He became the youngest player to ever play for Macedonia's national team.

 

Darko Churlinov

Milan Ristovski 

  • Shirt Number:    26
  • Date of birth:      8 April 1998
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
  • Current Club:     Spartak Trnava
  • Position:            Midfielder/ Forward

 

Milan Ristovski is a football player in Macedonia who plays for Spartak Trnava in the Fortuna Liga, and currently on a loan deal for Rijeka. Ristovski began his professional career with his hometown club Rabotniki Skopje, where he made his official debut on November 22, 2014, at the age of sixteen. He was loaned to Rijeka, Croatia, in February 2017 and reunited with his older brother Stefan in June 2017.

In July 2017, he was loaned to Rijeka with the option of purchasing him back, this time for the entire season. On December 10, 2017, he made his Rijeka debut as a substitute in a Croatian First Football League match against Slaven Belupo. He had a Croatian Cup in 2019 with the club. 

 

Milan Ristovski

FORWARDS

Ivan Tričkovski 

  • Shirt Number:    7
  • Date of birth:      18 April 1987 
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     AEK Larnaca
  • Position:            Striker, Forward

 

Ivan Trichkovski is a Macedonian footballer who plays in the Cypriot First Division for AEK Larnaca as a forward. At the age of 34,  Trichkovski has played for many clubs and won impressive titles. He started his senior career at Vardar from 2004 to 2006. Two years later, he respectively played for Rabotnički and Red Star Belgrade. IN May 2010, APOEL agreed to a three-year deal with him. Here, he had a Cypriot First Division title (2010-11) and a Cypriot Super Cup (2011). Trichkovski transferred to Belgian club Club Brugge in June 2012 for an undisclosed. On July 20, 2013, he signed a season-long loan agreement with Waasland-Beveren from Club Brugge. Trichkovski continued playing for Al-Nasr (2014-15) and Legia Warsaw (2015-16) before officially coming to AEK Larnaca. 

Trichkovski was a regular member of Macedonia's national under-21 football team before being called up to the senior squad for a friendly against Serbia in February 2008. However, he had to withdraw due to injury. On May 29, 2010, he made his national team debut with a volley against Azerbaijan, which Macedonia went on to win 3–1.  

 

Ivan Trichkovski

Aleksandar Trajkovski

  • Shirt Number:    9
  • Date of birth:      5 September 1992
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Mallorca
  • Position:             Forward, attacking midfielder

 

Aleksandar Trajkovski is a Macedonian footballer who now plays for Mallorca in Spain and the North Macedonia national team. He can play as a forward, winger, or attacking midfielder.

Trajkovski was trained at Cementarnica 55 and started playing for the senior team of the club in the 2009-2010 season. He played for Inter Zaprešić the following year and then signed for Zulte Waregem from 2011 to 2015. He signed a five-year contract with Italian Serie A club Palermo in the summer of 2015. He was also selected "Macedonian Footballer of the Year" in the same year. Trajkovski signed a four-year contract with La Liga newcomers RCD Mallorca on August 7, 2019. He made his senior debut for Macedonia in a friendly match against Azerbaijan in August 2011 and has gained 54 caps for the country, scoring 15 goals as of May 2020.

 

Aleksandar Trajkovski

Goran Pandev

  • Shirt Number:    10
  • Date of birth:      27 July 1983
  • Place of birth:    Strumica, SR Macedonia, Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Genoa
  • Position:             Forward, striker, attacking midfielder

 

Goran Pandev is a Macedonian footballer who now plays for the Italian club Genoa as a forward. He is the captain of the national football team of North Macedonia and the country's all-time leading scorer with 38 goals.

Pandev started his career at Balasica FC in 2000 and established himself at Lazio from the 2004-05 season after leaving Internazionale (2001-2004). Pandev won a slew of awards during his time with the Nerazzurri, including the Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the UEFA Champions League in 2010 as part of a treble for the club. He returned to Inter Milan from 2009 to 2012 and then played for Napoli (2012-14), and Galatasaray (2014-15). Since 2015, he has played for Genoa. With a brace against Benevento on 21 April 2021, he became the first Macedonian to score 100 goals in one of the top five European football leagues.

 

Pandev made his senior debut for Macedonia in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Turkey in June 2001. He planned to retire from international football in 2015, but national manager Igor Angelovski wanted him to continue. Pandev is the North Macedonia captain and is the most important player on the team. Thanks to his big effort and patience, North Macedonia had the first-ever chance to take part in the Euro tournament as an independent nation. He is considered the greatest Macedonian forward of all time with a quick, creative, and hard-working playing style. 

 

Goran Pandev

Vlatko Stojanovski 

  • Shirt Number:    18
  • Date of birth:      23 April 1997 
  • Place of birth:    Delčevo, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
  • Current Club:     Chambly (loan deal)
  • Position:            Forward, striker

 

Vlatko Stojanovski is a Macedonian striker who currently plays for Chambly in Ligue 2 on loan from Nîmes Olympique, as well as the North Macedonia national team.

Stojanovski debuted at Metalurg Skopje in 2014. Later, he played for RNK Split(2017-17), Neretvanac (2017-loan deal), Dugopolje (2017-28). In the 2018-19 season, Stojanovski joined Renova. On 4 May 2019, he scored four goals in Renova's 9–1 league victory over Pobeda. He was the highest scorer in Macedonia's top league in the 2018–19 season. On July 3, 2019, he signed a three-year contract with the French Ligue 1 team Nîmes Olympique. He had his first match for the North Macedonia national team against Austria in a European Championship qualification match in November 2019, scoring his first international goal in the process.

 

Vlatko Stojanovski

Krste Velkovski 

  • Shirt Number:    19
  • Date of birth:      20 February 1988
  • Place of birth:    Vevčani, SFR Yugoslavia
  • Height:               1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Current Club:     Sarajevo
  • Position:            Striker

 

Krste Velkovski is a Macedonian striker who currently plays for Sarajevo of the Bosnian Premier League and the North Macedonian national team.

In 2006, Velkovski started his career at Rabotnički club. He had a Macedonian First League title (2007–08) and a Macedonian Football Cup (2007-08). After 2 years, he moved to Metalurg and Ceahlăul. Velkoski signed a three-year contract with Enosis Neon Paralimni on June 18, 2010, but his stay was short-lived. The club and Velkoski mutually agreed to end his contract on December 14, 2010. In January 2011, he signed a two-year contract with his former club Rabotniki, and he became the club's all-time leading scorer in UEFA Club Competitions. Velkoski signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Sarajevo of the Bosnian Premier League in January 2014. He went on to play for Incheon United and Nakhon Ratchasima after leaving Sarajevo. Velkoski returned to Sarajevo in 2017.

Krste Velkovski debuted for Macedonia against Latvia in a friendly match in March 2014, earning a total of 12 caps but no goals. His most recent international match was against Gibraltar in the Nations League in November 2018. 

 

Krste Velkovski

Marjan Radeski

  • Shirt Number:    23
  • Date of birth:      10 February 1995
  • Place of birth:    Prilep, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Current Club:     Akademija Pandev
  • Position:            Forward/ Right winger

 

Marjan Radeski began his career with FK 11 Oktomvri in 2011, before moving to FK Metalurg the following season. He was named Young Player of the Season in 2013. From 2015 to 2020, he was the player belonging to Shkëndija. Here, he won a Macedonian Football Cup (2015–16). Since 2020, he has played for Akademija Pandev. 

Radeski earned his international debut against China on June 18, 2014, when he came on in the 73rd minute to replace Blaze Todorovski. He scored his first international goal against Azerbaijan in Austria on May 29, 2016. He has had 16 caps as of April 2020, with one goal.

 

Marjan Radeski

Daniel Avramovski

  • Shirt Number:    24
  • Date of birth:      20 February 1995
  • Place of birth:    Skopje, Macedonia
  • Height:               1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Current Club:     Kayserispor
  • Position:            Attacking midfielder, forward 

 

Daniel Avramovski is a Macedonian footballer who now plays for the Turkish club Kayserispor as a midfielder.

He kicked off his career at Rabotnichki in 2010. He also played for  Makedonija GP on a loan contract in the 2013-14 season. Next, he signed with Crvena Zvezda (2014-16), Olimpija Ljubljana (2017-19), and Vardar (2019-20). He has become the player of Kayserispor since 2020. About his international career, he made his Macedonian national team debut against the Chinese national team in a 2–0 friendly loss on June 18, 2014, when he was just 19 years old. 

 

Daniel Avramovski

REFERENCE SOURCES

  • Wikipedia
  • https://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro-2020/teams/59205--north-macedonia/squad/
Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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