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Ivan Trichkovski (Macedonian: Иван Тричковски; born 18 April 1987) is a Macedonian professional footballer who plays for AEK Larnaca in the Cypriot First Division.

Ivan Trichkovski
Ivan Tričkovski 2011.jpg
Trichkovski with Macedonia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ivan Trichkovski
Date of birth (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Winger, striker
Club information
Current team
AEK Larnaca
Number 10
Youth career
Vardar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Vardar 32 (6)
2006–2007 Rabotnički 26 (14)
2007–2010 Red Star Belgrade 25 (3)
2009–2010Enosis Neon Paralimni (loan) 29 (8)
2010–2012 APOEL 51 (17)
2012–2014 Club Brugge 19 (1)
2013–2014Waasland-Beveren (loan) 33 (5)
2014–2015 Al-Nasr 12 (3)
2015–2016 Legia Warsaw 11 (1)
2016– AEK Larnaca 101 (58)
National team
2003 Macedonia U-17 3 (2)
Macedonia U-19 6 (3)
Macedonia U-21 9 (1)
2010– Macedonia 56 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Club careerEdit

Red Star BelgradeEdit

Trichkovski joined Red Star Belgrade in January 2008 for a fee of around €800,000 from FK Rabotnički.[1] He actually faced his future team (APOEL) in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup while playing for Red Star, and ended up on the losing side in a dramatic 3–3 draw in Belgrade which saw APOEL progress on away goals with a late equalizer in the 116th minute.[2]

APOELEdit

Trichkovski spent the 2009–10 season on loan at Enosis Neon Paralimni where he scored 8 goals in 29 appearances and caught the eye of a successful club in Cyprus, APOEL, who agreed in principle to a three-year deal with Trickovski in May 2010. It is believed that the transfer fee which was paid to Red Star Belgrade was in the region of €300,000.[3] On December 2010, the Belgian club Lokeren made an official offer of €1.2 million for Trickovski but APOEL rejected it.[4] Trichkovski became a champion in his first season in APOEL, by helping the club to win the 2010–11 Cypriot First Division. The next season, he appeared in all but one APOEL's 2011–12 UEFA Champions League matches (from group stages to quarter-finals) and he scored one goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in Donbass Arena on 28 September 2011, by opening the score on 61st minute, in a group stage match which ended with 1–1 draw. He also appeared in the round-of-16 triumph over Olympique Lyonnais where he converted his attempt in the penalty shootout.[5]

Club BruggeEdit

In June 2012, Trichkovski moved to Belgian side Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee, reportedly in the region of €1.2 million.[6][7] On 20 July 2013, he completed a move to Waasland-Beveren, on a season-long loan deal from Club Brugge.[8]

AEK LarnacaEdit

In 2016, Trichkovski joined Cypriot First Division club AEK Larnaca. On 1 August 2019, he scored a career-high four goals in a 4–0 away win over Bulgarian club Levski Sofia in a second qualifying round UEFA Europa League match.[9]

International careerEdit

For the U17, Trichkovski scored against Italy on 21 September 2003, a 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifier,[10] and Luxembourg on 25 September 2003.[11]

Trichkovski also played for the U19 side. He scored a goal against Azerbaijan on 28 September 2004, a U-19 Euro Championship qualifying match.,[12] Armenia on 30 September 2004.,[13] France on 2 October 2004.[14] He also played for his country in the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifiers.

Trichkovski was an established member of the Macedonia national under-21 football team[15] before he was called up in February 2008 for the senior squad to face Serbia in a friendly,[16] but he was forced to withdraw due to injury. He scored in his debut with the national team on 29 May 2010 against Azerbaijan with a volley, as Macedonia went on to win 3–1. He scored his second goal for Macedonia on 11 August 2010 against Malta.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 30 November 2019
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rabotnički 2007–08 First Football League 0 0 6 0 6 0
Red Star Belgrade 2007–08 Serbian SuperLiga 11 0 0 0 11 0
2008–09 14 3 0 0 2 0 16 3
Total 25 3 0 0 2 0 27 3
Enosis Neon Paralimni (loan) 2009–10 Cypriot First Division 29 8 0 0 29 8
APOEL 2010–11 27 11 0 0 5 1 0 0 32 12
2011–12 24 6 2 0 13 1 1 0 40 7
Total 51 17 2 0 18 2 1 0 72 19
Club Brugge 2012–13 Belgian Pro League 19 1 1 0 3 1 23 2
Waasland-Beveren (loan) 2013–14 33 5 2 1 35 6
Al-Nasr 2014–15 UAE Pro-League 12 3 0 0 7 3 19 6
Legia Warsaw 2015–16 Ekstraklasa 11 1 0 0 6 0 17 1
AEK Larnaca 2015–16 Cypriot First Division 14 7 4 1 18 8
2016–17 26 14 4 4 8 6 38 24
2017–18 28 11 6 4 7 1 41 16
2018–19 23 15 3 1 12 8 1 0 39 24
2019–20 10 11 0 0 6 5 16 16
Total 101 58 17 10 33 20 1 0 152 88
Career total 281 96 22 11 66 23 9 3 380 133

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Macedonia's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 May 2010 Sportplatz Bischofshofen, Bischofshofen, Austria   Azerbaijan 1–0 3–1 Friendly
2. 11 August 2010 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta   Malta 1–0 1–1 Friendly
3. 26 March 2011 Dublin Arena, Dublin, Ireland   Republic of Ireland 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
4. 6 September 2013 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia   Wales 1–0 2–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
5. 6 September 2018 Victoria Stadium, Gibraltar   Gibraltar 1–0 2–0 2018–19 UEFA Nations League

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rampant Rabotnicki ready for restart". UEFA.com. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008.
  2. ^ Macedonian Football .com - Makedonski Fudbal .com - Ivan Trickovski
  3. ^ Macedonian Football .com - Makedonski Fudbal .com - Ivan Trickovski presented at APOEL
  4. ^ "Αν έρθει πρόταση, το συζητούμε…". sigmalive.com. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  5. ^ Lyon stunned as APOEL fairy tale continues; UEFA.com, 7 March 2012
  6. ^ "Ivan Trickovski 4th new Summer signing at Club Brugge". Club Brugge. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 3 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Клуб Бриж го претстави Тричковски (Club Brugge presented Tričkovski)" (in Macedonian). supersport.com.mk. 29 June 2012. Archived from the original on 12 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Welkom Ivan Trickovski" [Welcome Ivan Trickovski] (in Dutch). waasland-beveren.be. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Levski Sofia vs. AEK Larnaca 0:4". uefa.com. 1 August 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008.[dead link]
  11. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008.[dead link]
  12. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 23 February 2008.
  14. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008.[dead link]
  15. ^ Football : Ivan Trickovski - Footballdatabase.com
  16. ^ "Katanec calls-up uncapped Trickovski". UEFA.com. 23 January 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2008.
  17. ^ "Ivan Trichkovski". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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