Ilija Najdoski

Ilija Najdoski (Macedonian: Илија Најдоски; born 26 March 1964) is a retired Macedonian footballer who played for Red Star Belgrade and was part of their European Cup victory in 1991.

Ilija Najdoski
Personal information
Full name Ilija Najdoski
Илија Најдоски
Date of birth (1964-03-26) 26 March 1964 (age 58)
Place of birth Kruševo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Youth career
Pitu Guli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1982 Pobeda[1] 17 (0)
1984–1988 Vardar 101 (0)
1988–1992 Red Star Belgrade 114 (7)
1992–1994 Real Valladolid[2][3] 54 (2)
1994–1995 Denizlispor[4] 28 (0)
1995–1996 CSKA Sofia 10 (0)
1996–1997 FC Sion 4 (0)
Total 328 (9)
National team
1990–1992 Yugoslavia 11 (1)
1993–1996 Macedonia 10 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Club careerEdit

He also played in Spain for Real Valladolid in Spain's La Liga and Denizlispor in Turkey's Süper Lig.

International careerEdit

Najdoski represented both Yugoslavia and Republic of Macedonia in international matches. Even after Macedonian independence, he was included in the Yugoslav squad for Euro 1992,[5] but the nation would be suspended due to the Yugoslav Wars.

Najdoski later played in the first ever official match of Macedonia, played on 13 October 1993, against Slovenia.[6] His final international was a March 1996 friendly match against Malta.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the father of Macedonian player Dino Najdoski.

Najdoski is an ethnic Aromanian.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "zerodic.com". Zerodic.com. Archived from the original on 5 March 2009. Retrieved 20 July 2016.
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "NAJDOSKI". LFP. Retrieved 25 October 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "ILIJA NAJDOSSKI". TFF. Retrieved 25 October 2008.
  5. ^ "Pancev también renuncia a la Eurocopa". Mundo Deportivo (in Spanish). 25 May 1992. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ Match report at EU-Football.info
  7. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  8. ^ Nedeljković, Jelena (15 August 2020). "Јелена Недељковић: Социолошко религијско посматрање феномена влашке магије (I)". Vidovdan (in Macedonian).

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