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Aleksandar Trajkovski (Macedonian: Александар Трајковски; born 5 September 1992) is a Macedonian footballer who currently plays for Italian club Palermo and the North Macedonia national team.

Aleksandar Trajkovski
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Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Trajkovski
Date of birth (1992-09-05) 5 September 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Skopje, Macedonia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Winger / Attacking midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2009 Cementarnica 55
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cementarnica 55 11 (2)
2010–2011 Inter Zaprešić 15 (4)
2011–2015 Zulte Waregem 65 (8)
2013–2014Mechelen (loan) 16 (1)
2015– Palermo 100 (13)
National team
2011–2014 Macedonia U-21 15 (3)
2011– North Macedonia 49 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 March 2019

Contents

CareerEdit

Trajkovski began his career with FK Cementarnica 55. In May 2010, he enjoyed a trial at Chelsea scoring the winning goal against Botafogo at the U-19 Copa Amsterdam tournament which guaranteed Chelsea a place in the semi-finals.[2]

After a few years with Cementarnica Skopje, he signed for Inter Zaprešić in the summer of 2010.[3] Good performances in the second half of the season attracted the interest of Dinamo Zagreb,[4][5] but Trajkovski said that he was not interested in a possible move. At the end of the season, R.S.C. Anderlecht was interested in buying Trajkovski, but their offer of a €500,000 transfer fee was rejected.[5] He joined the Belgian club Zulte Waregem for the new 2011–2012 season after their offer of €1.1m was accepted by Inter Zaprešić.[5][6]

In the summer of 2015, he moved to Italian Serie A club Palermo, signing a five-year contract.[7]

In 2015, he was named "Macedonian footballer of the year".[8]

International careerEdit

On 22 May 2012, the Macedonian U21 national team defeated Netherlands 1–0 in a friendly, with the lone goal scored by Aleksandar Trajkovski.[9][10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 March 2019[11]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Inter Zaprešić 2010–11 1.HNL 15 4 0 0 15 4
Zulte Waregem 2011–12 Pro League 17 2 1 1 6 1 24 4
2012–13 19 3 3 0 5 0 27 3
2013–14 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
Mechelen (loan) 2013–14 16 1 1 0 6 2 23 3
Zulte Waregem 2014–15 27 3 4 1 3 0 6 2 40 6
Total 65 8 8 2 6 0 17 3 96 13
Palermo 2015–16 Serie A 32 3 1 1 33 4
2016–17 11 1 0 0 11 1
2017–18 Serie B 31 4 2 3 33 7
2018–19 26 5 2 0 28 5
Total 100 13 5 4 0 0 0 0 105 17
Career total 196 26 14 6 6 0 23 5 239 37

InternationalEdit

As of match played 28 November 2018
North Macedonia national football team
Year Apps Goals
2011 4 0
2012 1 0
2013 9 2
2014 6 1
2015 8 4
2016 3 1
2017 8 3
2018 8 4
Total 47 15

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list North Macedonia's goal tally first.[12]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 Philip II Arena, Skopje   Bulgaria
2–0
2–0
Friendly
2. 6 September 2013   Wales
2–1
2–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 9 October 2014   Luxembourg
1–0
3–2
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
4. 27 March 2015   Belarus
1–0
1–2
5. 12 November 2015   Montenegro 2–0 4–1 Friendly
6. 3–0
7. 4–0
8. 2 June 2016   Iran
1–1
1–3
9. 5 September 2017 Stadion Mladost, Strumica   Albania
1–1
1–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 6 October 2017 Stadio Olimpico, Torino   Italy
1–1
1–1
11. 9 October 2017 Stadion Mladost, Strumica   Liechtenstein
2–0
4–0
12. 27 March 2018 Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya   Azerbaijan
1–1
1–1
Friendly
13. 13 October 2018 Philip II Arena, Skopje   Liechtenstein
1–0
4–1
2018–19 UEFA Nations League D
14.
2–0
15. 19 November 2018   Gibraltar
4–0
4–0

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski – Prima squadra 2016/2017 – U.S. Città di Palermo". U.S. Città di Palermo (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski guest player for Chelsea". Macedonian Football. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Trajkovski Aleksandar". Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Trajkovski na meti Dinama". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Vande Velde, Stephane (23 June 2011). "Anderlecht se fait doubler pour Trajkovski". Sport/Foot Magazine (in French). Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski joins Zulte Waregem". macedonianfootball.com. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  7. ^ "TRAJKOVSKI E' ROSANERO". palermocalcio.it. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Trajkovski nominato miglior calciatore dell'anno". mediagol.it. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  9. ^ "U21 friendly: Netherlands – Macedonia 0:1". MacedonianFootball.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  10. ^ "У-21: Трајковски ги урна Холанѓаните" (in Macedonian). ekipa.mk. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  11. ^ "A. Trajkovski". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski Profile". eu-football.info. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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