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Veliče Šumulikoski

Veliče Šumulikoski (Macedonian: Величе Шумуликоски, born 24 April 1981 in Struga, SR Macedonia) is a Macedonian football midfielder who plays for 1. FC Slovácko in the Czech First League. He also played for the Macedonian national football team.

Veliče Šumulikoski
Veliče Šumulikoski 2011.jpg
With Macedonia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Veliče Šumulikoski
Date of birth (1981-04-24) 24 April 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth Struga, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Slovácko (assistant)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2002 NK Celje 56 (4)
2002–2004 1. FC Slovácko 55 (2)
2004–2006 Zenit Saint Petersburg 46 (1)
2006–2008 Bursaspor 30 (1)
2008–2009 Ipswich Town 42 (1)
2009–2010 Preston North End 15 (0)
2010–2012 Sibir Novosibirsk 43 (2)
2012–2013 Tianjin Teda 35 (0)
2013–2018 1. FC Slovácko 114 (6)
Total 436 (17)
National team
Macedonia U21 9 (0)
2000–2013 Macedonia 84 (1)
Teams managed
2017– 1. FC Slovácko (assistant coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


On 29 January 2008, Šumulikoski signed for Ipswich Town from Turkish club Bursaspor for a fee believed to be in the region of £650,000, potentially rising to over £1 million depending on appearances. Šumulikoski received his work permit on the following day but only received international clearance on 2 February 2008 after a delay by the Turkish FA. He made his debut later that day coming off the bench in Ipswich's 2–1 away win against Sheffield Wednesday.[1] On 16 February 2008, he scored his first goal for Ipswich in his first home start for the club, his fourth appearance overall, in a 2–1 win over Blackpool F.C.[2]

On 4 August 2009, he signed for Preston North End on a three-year deal for fee in the region of £400,000 by manager Alan Irvine. Šumulikoski only made 15 appearances for Preston, including nine starts, and failed to appear after Irvine was fired in December 2009 and replaced by Darren Ferguson. Preston agreed a settlement to release Šumulikoski from the remainder of his contract in May 2010. After his release, he briefly trained with newly promoted Championship side, Leeds United.

Crystal Palace manager George Burley decided not to permanently sign Šumulikoski after he played in two trial matches. In August 2010, he signed for Russian side Sibir Novosibirsk. He was voted to become captain of Sibir by his teammates prior to the start of the 2011 season.

In February 2012, Šumulikoski signed for Chinese club Tianjin Teda F.C..[3] He made his official debut for Tianjin on 25 February, in a 2-1 CFA Super Cup defeat against Guangzhou Evergrande. Tianjin Teda agreed a settlement to release Šumulikoski from the remainder of his contract in January 2013. Šumulikoski back in Czech Republic to sign for 1. FC Slovácko.

International careerEdit

Šumulikoski made his debut for the Macedonian national team in 2000 and used to be an integral part of the set-up for several years.[4]


  1. ^ BBC (2 February 2008). "Sheff Wed 1–2 Ipswich Town". BBC News. Retrieved 27 May 2010.
  2. ^ Ipswich Town F.C. Official Website (16 February 2008). "Deserved win says boss". Archived from the original on 19 April 2008. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ 天津泰达紧张备战超级杯 马其顿铁腰参训 (in Chinese)
  4. ^ RSSSF. "mMacedonia – Record International Players".

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Goce Sedloski
Macedonia captain
Succeeded by
Goran Pandev