North Macedonia women's national football team

The North Macedonia women's national football team represents North Macedonia in international women's association football. The team is controlled by the Football Federation of Macedonia, the governing body for football in the country.

North Macedonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Црвени Лавови
The Red Lions

Црвено-Жолти
Red-Yellows
AssociationFootball Federation of Macedonia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKiril Izov
CaptainNataša Andonova
Most capsVioleta Spirovska (72)
Top scorerNataša Andonova (14)
Home stadiumToše Proeski Arena
FIFA codeMKD
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 131 Steady (25 June 2021)[1]
Highest90 (December 2009)
Lowest131 (April 2021)
First international
 Croatia 4–0 Macedonia 
(Đakovo, Croatia; 7 May 2005)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 5–1 Luxembourg 
(Strumica, Macedonia; 5 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 15–0 Macedonia 
(Vercelli, Italy, 17 September 2014)

HistoryEdit

They are currently coached by Kiril Izov. The Macedonian women's team find themselves ranked 129th out of 159 active women's footballing nations registered with FIFA.[2]

The women's team played their first official game on 7 May 2005, in which they were beaten 4–0 by Croatia. Two weeks later, on 21 May 2005, Macedonia scored their first ever goal in a 7–1 loss to Slovenia.[3]

Team imageEdit

NicknamesEdit

The North Macedonia women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Црвени Лавови (The Red Lions)" or "Црвено-Жолти (Red-Yellows)".

Home stadiumEdit

The North Macedonia plays their home matches on the Toše Proeski Arena in Skopje, but they also use Petar Miloševski Training Centre as an alternative stadium. In the past, they also played some of the matches on Gradski Stadium in Kumanovo, Goce Delčev Stadium in Prilep and stadiums Blagoj Istatov and Kukuš in Strumica.

Results and fixturesEdit

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2020Edit

22 September UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying North Macedonia   0–7   France Skopje, North Macedonia
21:00 Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Toše Proeski Arena
Referee: Reelika Turi (Estonia)
23 October UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying France   11–0   North Macedonia Orléans, France
21:00
Report (UEFA) Stadium: Stade de la Source
Referee: Petra Pavlikova (Slovakia)
27 November UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Kazakhstan   0–3   North Macedonia Almaty, Kazakhstan
12:00 Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Almaty Central Stadium
Referee: Lucie Šulcová (Czech Republic)

2021Edit

8 April Friendly North Macedonia   1–3   Kosovo Skopje, North Macedonia
15:00 Maksuti   60' Report (FFM) Halilaj   39'
Musaj   55'
Kastrati   85'
Stadium: Petar Miloševski Training Centre
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ivana Pajkovska (North Macedonia)
11 April Friendly North Macedonia   0–1   Kosovo Skopje, North Macedonia
13:00 Report (FFK) Syla   85' Stadium: Petar Miloševski Training Centre
Attendance: 0
Referee: Irena Velevackovska (North Macedonia)

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

As of November 2020

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Kiril Izov
Assistant coaches Ferdi Ismaili
Aleksandar Andov
Tanja Krstevska

Manager historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • The following players were called up for a friendly match against Montenegro on 21 February 2021.[4]
  • Caps and goals updated after the match against Kazakhstan on 27 November 2020.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Viktorija Panchurova (1999-12-25) 25 December 1999 (age 21) 10 0   Tiverija
12 1GK Magdalena Lekovska (1999-07-20) 20 July 1999 (age 22) 2 0   Istatov

2 2DF Daniela Veleska (1997-03-09) 9 March 1997 (age 24) 4 0   Despina
3 2DF Ane Bošeska (1997-07-13) 13 July 1997 (age 24) 6 0   Tiverija
4 2DF Katerina Mileska (1989-02-24) 24 February 1989 (age 32) 41 0   Despina
5 2DF Jasmina Jovanovska (2001-01-25) 25 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Unknown
13 2DF Julija Zivikj (2000-10-29) 29 October 2000 (age 20) 7 0   Ljuboten
14 2DF Angela Stojkovska (1997-09-03) 3 September 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Unknown
18 2DF Hristina Joshevska (2000-12-27) 27 December 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Kamenica

6 3MF Elma Shemsovikj (1999-02-04) 4 February 1999 (age 22) 8 1   Skopje
8 3MF Aleksandra Markovska (1997-05-04) 4 May 1997 (age 24) 4 0 Unknown
9 3MF Hava Mustafa (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 23) 7 0   Shkëndija
15 3MF Dragana Gegova (2000-06-18) 18 June 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Skopje
16 3MF Sara Husein (1998-12-16) 16 December 1998 (age 22) 1 0   Istatov
21 3MF Aleksandra Ristovska (1995-08-21) 21 August 1995 (age 25) 13 0   Tiverija

7 4FW Ulza Maksuti (1999-07-08) 8 July 1999 (age 22) 7 0   ASS Junajted
10 4FW Nataša Andonova (captain) (1993-12-04) 4 December 1993 (age 27) 33 14   Levante
11 4FW Afrodita Salihi (1989-04-11) 11 April 1989 (age 32) 32 4   Skopje
17 4FW Teodora Dimoska (2000-09-29) 29 September 2000 (age 20) 6 0   Tiverija
19 4FW Elena Petrovska (1998-03-13) 13 March 1998 (age 23) 1 0   Skopje
20 4FW Kristina Petrushevska (2000-09-23) 23 September 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Istatov
23 4FW Eli Jakovska (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 26) 15 2   Lokomotiv Stara Zagora

Recent call upsEdit

  • The following players have been called up to the North Macedonia squad in the past 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Verica Kolevska (2003-07-09) 9 July 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Despina v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020

DF Maja Angelovska (1994-02-12) 12 February 1994 (age 27) 16 0   Krim v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
DF Teodora Gjorgjevska (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 21) 0 0   Skopje v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
DF Ana Milchevska (2003-08-23) 23 August 2003 (age 17) 0 0   Istatov v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
DF Pavlina Nikolovska (1998-04-03) 3 April 1998 (age 23) 9 0   Kamenica v.   France, 23 October 2020 WD

MF Sara Kolarovska (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Skopje v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
MF Sindis Polozhani (2002-06-02) 2 June 2002 (age 19) 3 0   ASS Junajted v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
MF Sara Velkova (2002-02-09) 9 February 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Tiverija v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
MF Teodora Nikolovska (2003-08-15) 15 August 2003 (age 17) 0 0   Tiverija v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
MF Marjana Naceva (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 27) 13 0   Kamenica v.   France, 23 October 2020
MF Jana Chubrinovska (1999-02-12) 12 February 1999 (age 22) 11 0   Despina v.   France, 23 October 2020
MF Romana Trajkovska (1993-05-06) 6 May 1993 (age 28) 4 0   Rapperswil-Jona v.   France, 23 October 2020
MF Rabija Dervishi (2000-03-20) 20 March 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Kamenica v.   France, 23 October 2020
MF Ivana Nikolova (2001-06-19) 19 June 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Tiverija v.   France, 22 September 2020 INJ

FW Gentjana Rochi (1994-09-17) 17 September 1994 (age 26) 34 12   KuPS v.   Kazakhstan, 27 November 2020
FW Kristina Mojsoska (2004-06-06) 6 June 2004 (age 17) 0 0   ASS Junajted v.   France, 22 September 2020

RecordsEdit

  • Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 2020.

Scorers by yearEdit

FIFA World Cup, including qualifiers
Players Overall 2011 2015
Nataša Andonova 5 1 4
Gentjana Rochi 1 1
Afrodita Salihi 2 1 1
Violeta Spirovska 1 1
UEFA Euro, qualifiers included
Scorers Overall 2009 2013 2017 2022
Nataša Andonova 6 4 2
Shireta Brahimi 1 1
Eli Jakovska 2 2
Simona Krstanovska 1 1
Gentjana Rochi 8 2 1 5
Afrodita Salihi 2 2
Elma Shemsovikj 1 1

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Edition Finals record Qualification record
Result Pos. Pld. W D * L GF GA Result Pld. W D L GF GA
  1991 Did not enter
  1995 Did not enter
  1999 Did not enter
  2003 Did not enter
  2007 Did not enter
  2011 Did not qualify Main Stage 8 0 0 8 3 68
  2015 Did not qualify Main Stage 10 0 1 9 6 74
  2019 Did not enter
   2023 To be determined
Overall 0 / 9 18 0 1 17 9 142
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic GamesEdit

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
  2000 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2004 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2008 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2016 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2020 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Euro record
Edition Finals record Qualification record
Result Pos. Pld. W D * L GF GA Result Pld. W D L GF GA
  1991 Did not enter
  1993 Did not enter
  1995 Did not enter
    1997 Did not enter
  2001 Did not enter
  2005 Did not enter
  2009 Did not qualify Prel. Stage 3 0 0 3 0 14
  2013 Did not qualify Main Stage 13 2 3 8 12 51
  2017 Did not qualify Main Stage 8 0 0 8 4 51
  2021 Did not qualify Main Stage 8 2 0 6 8 39
Overall 0 / 10 30 3 3 24 21 144
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

See alsoEdit

  • North Macedonia women's national football team
    • North Macedonia women's national football team results
    • List of North Macedonia women's international footballers
  • North Macedonia women's national under-20 football team
  • North Macedonia women's national under-17 football team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  2. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking: Women's Ranking". FIFA. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "FIFA Live Scores: FYR Macedonia". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ [1]

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