Petar Naumoski

Petar "Pece" Naumoski (Macedonian: Петар "Пеце" Наумоски; born 27 August 1968) is a former Macedonian professional basketball player. At a height of 1.95 m (6'4 34") tall, and a weight of 95 kg (210 lbs.).[1] He played mainly at the point guard position during his career, but he could also play as a shooting guard and a small forward. He was a very skillful play maker. In his pro playing career, he had some quite successful years, while playing in Turkey and Italy.

Petar Naumoski
Petar Naumoski Anadolu Efes S.K. vs Fenerbahçe Men's Basketball EuroLeague 20180119 (cropped).jpg
Naumoski in 2018.
Personal information
Born (1968-08-27) August 27, 1968 (age 54)
Prilep, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
NationalityMacedonian / Italian / Turkish
Listed height6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
Playing career1989–2011
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
Career history
1989–1991Jugoplastika / POP 84 Split
1992–1994Efes Pilsen
1994–1995Benetton Treviso
1995–1999Efes Pilsen
2000–2001Benetton Treviso
2002Montepaschi Siena
2002–2004Olimpia Milano
2008Guido Rossi
2008–2009Derthona Basket
2009Guido Rossi
2010–2011MZT Skopje
Career highlights and awards

Professional playing careerEdit

In his career, Naumoski won all of the 3 different European-wide professional club basketball leagues that existed while he was playing. He won the championship of the top-tier level European-wide league, the EuroLeague, two times. With the Yugoslavian League club Split, in the 1989–90 season, and the 1990–91 season.

He also won the championship of the secondary level European-wide league, the FIBA Saporta Cup, with the Italian League club Treviso Basket, in the 1994–95 season. He won the Saporta Cup again, with the Italian club Mens Sana Basket, in the 2001–02 season. In addition, he also won the championship of the third-tier level European-wide league, the FIBA Korać Cup, with the Turkish Super League club Efes, in the 1995–96 season.

He was a three time FIBA EuroStar, in the years 1996, 1997, and 1998.

Macedonian national teamEdit

Naumoski was a member of the senior men's Macedonian national basketball team. With Macedonia, he played at the 1999 EuroBasket.[2]

Post playing careerEdit

Naumoski once served as the Sport Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia. In June 2007, some Turkish newspapers claimed that Efes Pilsen was considering Naumoski to be their new head basketball coach of the club, to replace Oktay Mahmuti.[3] However, the Turkish club ultimately opted to hire David Blatt instead.

On 27 April 2015, he was named the President of the Basketball Federation of Macedonia. On 9 February 2017, Efes retired his number 7 jersey.


Naumoski also has a Turkish passport, under the name of Namık Polat, as well as Italian citizenship.[4]

Awards and honoursEdit


  1. ^ Petar Naumoski Altezza: 195 cm Peso: 95 kg (in Italian).
  2. ^ Petar NAUMOSKI (MKD) participated in 7 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  3. ^ [1] Archived June 21, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Players Index: Petar Naumoski". Archived from the original on 2004-12-17. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

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