Toni Savevski

Toni Savevski (Macedonian: Тони Савевски; born 14 June 1963) is a Macedonian football player. Savevski is widely regarded as one of the best foreign players to have played in the Greek football league. After retiring from playing in 2001 he became manager and managed several clubs in Cyprus, most notably Omonia.

Toni Savevski
Personal information
Full name Toni Savevski
Тони Савевски
Date of birth (1963-06-14) 14 June 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth Bitola, Yugoslavia
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Pelister
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1988 Vardar 181 (10)
1988–2001 AEK Athens 356 (51)
Total 537 (61)
National team
1988–1989 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
1994–2000 North Macedonia 9 (0)
Teams managed
2001 AEK Athens
2001–2002 Apollon Limassol
2002–2004 Omonia
2004–2012 AEK Athens (Youth Director)
2012–2013 Omonia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Savevski was born in Bitola, SR Macedonia. He started his career in Pelister Bitola and then played for Vardar Skopje until 1988, when he signed for AEK Athens. He served AEK for 13 years playing in 410 league games and winning the Greek championship four times (1989, 1992, 1993, 1994) and the Greek cup (1996, 1997, 2000) three times.

InternationalEdit

He made his senior debut for Yugoslavia in an August 1988 friendly match away against Switzerland and earned a total of 2 caps for the team, scoring no goals before debuting for Macedonia in an October 1994 European Championship qualification match against Spain. He earned another 8 caps[1] and his final international was a September 2000 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Slovakia.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

After he retired, he became a manager in Cyprus until 2004. In the season 2001-02 he was the coach for Apollon Limassol and between 2002-2004 coach of Omonia Nicosia. In 2003, he won the Cypriot championship and Cyprus Super Cup with Omonia. Famous player he recruited to the team include Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Kostas Manolas, Viktor Klonaridis, Panagiotis Tachtsidis, Vasileios Pliatsikas. He later worked for AEK, creating and managing its youth academy system. He later moved on to become Head of Scouting.

By September 2012, he returned to Omonia Nicosia as head coach.[3] Despite the fact that the club was facing heavy financial problems, he managed to build a strong team with impressive results against the main rivals.

HonoursEdit

As a player:

AEK Athens

As a coach:

Omonia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Appearances for (North) Macedonia National Team - RSSSF
  2. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Savevki takes over Omonia". Omonia Nicosia. 26 September 2012.

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