Gjorgji Hristov

Georgi Hristov (Macedonian: Ѓорѓи Христов, also romanized as Gjorgji Hristov; born 30 January 1976) is a Macedonian former professional footballer who played as a striker.

Georgi Hristov
Personal information
Full name Georgi Hristov
Ѓорѓи Христов
Date of birth (1976-01-30) 30 January 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Bitola, SR Macedonia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
Pelister
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Partizan 61 (21)
1997–2000 Barnsley 45 (8)
2000–2003 NEC 55 (18)
2003–2004 Zwolle 13 (4)
2005 Dunfermline 8 (0)
2005 Debrecen 2 (0)
2006 Hapoel Nazareth Illit 7 (3)
2006 Niki Volou
2007 Olympiakos Nicosia 6 (0)
2007–2008 Den Bosch 27 (8)
2008 Baku 6 (0)
2009 JJK 9 (1)
Total 239 (63)
National team
1995–2005 Macedonia 48 (16)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Metalurg Skopje
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hristov made 48 appearances and netted 18 goals for Macedonia between 1995 and 2005, being the second-highest scorer in the country's history.[1]

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Bitola, Hristov started out with his hometown club Pelister, before transferring to Partizan in 1994. He spent the following three seasons with the Black-Whites, winning back-to-back championships in 1996 and 1997. In June 1997, Hristov was sold to English club Barnsley for a fee of £1.5 million.[2] He scored 8 league goals in his debut season with the Tykes, as the club suffered relegation from the Premiership.[3] In the following two years, Hristov missed a lot of games due to a knee injury, before eventually leaving the club in 2000. He subsequently joined Dutch club NEC Nijmegen.[4] He moved to fellow Eredivisie side FC Zwolle in summer 2003.[5]

InternationalEdit

Hristov was capped 48 times for Macedonia, netting a goal on his debut in a 2–2 draw against Armenia on 10 May 1995. He scored a total of 16 goals for the national team, making him the second-highest scorer in the history of Macedonian football, only behind Goran Pandev. His final international was a March 2005 FIFA World Cup qualification match against the Netherlands.[6]

Managerial careerEdit

In October 2011, Hristov was appointed manager of Metalurg Skopje. He was released by the club in late 2012.

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

National team Year Apps Goals
Macedonia 1995 5 1
1996 6 1
1997 6 2
1998 7 4
1999 5 1
2000 8 3
2001 3 1
2002 4 2
2003 3 1
2004 0 0
2005 1 0
Total 48 16

HonoursEdit

Partizan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Macedonia - Record International Players". rsssf.com. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Football: Gray begins managerial talks at Everton". The Independent. 16 June 1997. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Football: Barnsley defiant to the end". The Independent. 10 May 1998. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
  4. ^ NEC stats - NEC Archief
  5. ^ Hristov crosses to Zwolle - UEFA
  6. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 10 April 2020.

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