Mario Gjurovski

Mario Gjurovski (Macedonian: Марио Ѓуровски, Serbian: Марио Ђуровски / Mario Đurovski; born 11 December 1985) is a Serbian-born Macedonian former footballer who played as a midfielder, and the current manager of the Muangthong United.[2]

Mario Gjurovski
Mario Gjurovski 20180304.jpg
Gjurovski in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-12-11) 11 December 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Muangthong United (manager)
Youth career
Čukarički
Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Red Star Belgrade 0 (0)
2003Mladenovac (loan) 12 (0)
2004 → Sopot (loan) 14 (3)
2004–2007 Bežanija 83 (18)
2007–2010 Vojvodina 56 (7)
2011 Metalurh Donetsk 7 (0)
2012–2015 Muangthong United 121 (59)
2016–2017 Bangkok United 57 (29)
2018 Bangkok Glass 14 (4)
2019 Muangthong United 5 (1)
Total 369 (121)
National team
2010–2011 Macedonia 12 (2)
Teams managed
2020– Muangthong United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

 
Mario with Muangthong United

Gjurovski played in the youth team of Čukarički,[3] before moving to Red Star Belgrade. He spent the entire 2003–04 season on loan, first with Mladenovac and then with Red Star's satellite club Sopot, both of them playing in the Serbian League Belgrade.

In summer 2004, he signed with Bežanija playing in the Second League of Serbia and Montenegro.[4] After two seasons the club achieved promotion in 2006 into the newly formed Serbian SuperLiga. In summer 2007 Gjurovski leaves Bežanija after having played over 80 league matches with them and having scored 18 goals, and signs with another SuperLiga club Vojvodina.[5] After having initially limited chances, after a couple of seasons he became a standard player in the club. They archived finishing second in the 2008–09 season, and becoming 2009–10 Serbian Cup runners-up after losing the final against his former club Red Star, by 0–3.[6] Gjurovski left Vojvodina during the winter break of the 2010–11 season after having played over 50 league matches in three and a half years.

UkrainiaEdit

On 1 March 2011, Gjurovski signed a 3-year deal with Ukrainian Premier League side Metalurh Donetsk.

ThailandEdit

In 2012, he moved to Muangthong United from Thailand Premier League.[7] Gjurovski played under Slaviša Jokanović coaching and helped Muangthong United to win the invincible domestic title in his first season in Thailand. Gjurovski scored a goal for Muangthong United and 1–3 lost against Buriram in 2015 Thai FA Cup final. It was the last match of him under Maungthong United shirt.

Despite the four successful seasons at Muangthong United, he rejected to renew the contract with Muangthong and moved to Bangkok United in 2016 on a free transfer.[8]

On 21 November 2018, Gjurovski signed a contract with Muangthong United.[9]

On 10 January 2020, Gjurovski has announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 after a seven-year in the Thai League.[10]

InternationalEdit

He made his senior debut for Macedonia in a May 2010 friendly match against Azerbaijan in which he immediately scored his first international goal and has earned a total of 12 caps, scoring 2 goals. His final international was a November 2011 friendly against Albania.[11]

Managerial careerEdit

On 19 October 2020, Gjurovski was appointed as the new head coach of Thai giant Muangthong United.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of former Macedonian international striker Milko Djurovski who previously played for Red Star Belgrade, Partizan and Groningen, and nephew of his brother Boško Gjurovski, also former player of Macedonia and Yugoslavia.[13]

The correct spelling of his last name is Gjurovski, as it appears in his Macedonian passport.[13]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 22 June 2019[1]
Club Season League Cups Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Muangthong United 2012 31 14 5 1 0 0 36 15
2013 30 12 4 3 5 1 39 16
2014 26 13 5 3 2 2 33 18
2015 31 20 5 3 0 0 36 23
Bangkok United 2016 29 12 0 0 0 0 29 12
2017 28 17 6 0 1 0 35 17
Bangkok Glass 2018 14 4 1 0 0 0 15 4
Muangthong United 2019 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

International goalsEdit

Date Venue Opponent Score Goals Competition
29 May 2010 Bischofshofen, Austria   Azerbaijan[14] 3–1 88' Friendly
7 September 2010 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia   Armenia 2–2 42' Euro 2012 Qualifying

ManagerialEdit

As of 22 November 2020.
Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
  Muangthong United 19 October 2020 Present 5 3 1 1 060.00

HonoursEdit

Muangthong United

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Mario Gjurovski at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ "ปิดฉากเกรียนโอ้93ประตู!"มาริโอ"แขวนสตั๊ด". www.goal.com.
  3. ^ "Monografija: 85 godina FK Čukarički (page 93)" (in Serbian). pageflip-flap.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Mario Đurovski u Zvezdi". Srbija Sport. 27 June 2007. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Profile and stats" (in Serbian). Srbijafudbal.
  6. ^ "Mario Đurovski: Titula je Vošina". www.svevesti.com.
  7. ^ Muang Thong: Fowler leave and Mario Gjurovski arrives thai-fussball.com
  8. ^ "BREAKING : แบงค็อกเซ็นมาริโอร่วมทัพ3ปี - Goal.com". Goal.com (in Thai). Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  9. ^ "เกรียนโอ้รีเทิร์น! เมืองทองเปิดตัว 'มาริโอ ยูรอฟสกี้' คัมแบ็ครอบสอง". foxsports.co.th (in Thai). Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "รักกิเลนยิ่งชีพ! 'มาริโอ' ประกาศแขวนสตั๊ด แต่ขออยู่เมืองไทยต่อไป". tnnthailand.com (in Thai). Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Trio of top Thai League 1 coaches quit jobs". bangkokpost.com.
  13. ^ a b "Mario Gjurovski". Macedonian Football. 11 January 2010.
  14. ^ "Macedonia-Azerbaijan Goals". Retrieved 25 June 2009.

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