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FYROM team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.19CET
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began competing on the international stage in 1994 but have yet to finish in the top three in a qualifying group.

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Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.19CET

FYROM team profile

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began competing on the international stage in 1994 but have yet to finish in the top three in a qualifying group.

Best result: have never qualified
Coach: Boshko Djurovski
Leading scorers: all-time – Goran Pandev (26); current – Nikolce Noveski and Agim Ibraimi (5)
Most appearances: all-time – Goce Sedloski (100); current – Nikolce Noveski (64)
Association formed: 1948
Nickname: Crveno-Zholti (Red-Yellows)
Where they play: National Arena Filip II Macedonian, Skopje

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) began competing on the international stage in 1994 but have yet to finish in the top three in a qualifying group for either the UEFA European Championship or the FIFA World Cup. In fact, fourth place was where they finished in each of their first five qualifying campaigns, one of which produced a record 11-1 win over Liechtenstein. Unfortunately the trend since then has been downward, the 2014 World Cup qualifiers bringing the team's first ever bottom place finish despite home wins against Wales and Serbia and a draw in Scotland.

EURO pedigree
Matches played
Overall: P48 W10 D13 L25 F53 A72
Final tournament: P0 W0 D0 L0 F0 A0
Qualifying: P48 W10 D13 L25 F53 A72

FYROM's first participation in a competitive tournament as an independent state came with their qualifying bid for EURO '96, starting out with a commendable 1-1 draw against 1992 champions Denmark in Skopje. They have consistently proved tough to beat, earning draws with Croatia and the Republic of Ireland during UEFA EURO 2000 qualifying, and in England and Slovakia four years later.

England were held once again in qualifying for UEFA EURO 2008, a campaign which included a 2-0 home victory against eventual quarter-finalists Croatia. UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying started positively, with four points collected in their opening three games, but a run of four straight defeats signalled the end of any qualification chances. FYROM finished fifth in the six-team Group B, their only wins coming against Andorra.

Memorable EURO matches
17/11/2007: FYROM 2-0 Croatia, UEFA EURO 2008 qualifying

Goran Maznov and Ilco Naumoski condemned the eventual Group E winners to their only defeat.

17/12/1994: FYROM 3-0 Cyprus, EURO '96 qualifying
Boško Djurovski's hat-trick secured a first competitive victory as an independent state.

07/09/1994: FYROM 1-1 Denmark, EURO '96 qualifying
FYROM's first competitive international ended in a fine draw against the European champions.

Did you know?
Macedonian-born midfielder Dragoslav Sekularac was one of Yugoslavia's key players as they reached the 1960 UEFA European Championship final, losing out to the Soviet Union. He was such a big star in the former Yugoslavia that he starred in a 1962 film, 'Šeki snima, pazi se' (Šeki is filming, watch out!), and inspired a hit song, 'Šeki twist'.

*Last updated on 07/01/14

Last updated: 17/02/14 18.13CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 17/12/2014 23:48 CET
Croatia1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Alon Yefet (ISR) – Stadium: Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (CRO)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
11 September 2012 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
Scotland1-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Sergei Karasev (RUS) – Stadium: Hampden Park, Glasgow (SCO)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
FYR Macedonia1-2Croatia
Referee: Peter Rasmussen (DEN) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:04
FYR Macedonia1-0Serbia
Referee: Bas Nijhuis (NED) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:04
FYR Macedonia0-2Belgium
Referee: Deniz Aytekin (GER) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:05
Belgium1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Olegário Benquerença (POR) – Stadium: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels (BEL)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
FYR Macedonia2-1Wales
Referee: Sascha Kever (SUI) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:04
10 September 2013 - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group A)
FYR Macedonia1-2Scotland
Referee: Fredy Fautrel (FRA) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:04
Wales1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Suren Baliyan (ARM) – Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff (WAL)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
Serbia5-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Richard Trutz (SVK) – Stadium: Gradski, Jagodina (SRB)
10/14/2014 11:37:14
8 September 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Spain5-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) – Stadium: Estadi Ciutat de València, Valencia (ESP)
10/14/2014 11:37:30
9 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia3-2Luxembourg
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:05
12 October 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Ukraine1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) – Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
10/30/2014 13:32:42
15 November 2014 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia0-2Slovakia
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/27/2014 13:15:05
FYR MacedoniaBelarus
Referee: TBD – Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
11/28/2014 12:50:21
SlovakiaFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
5 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
LuxembourgFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
8 September 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR MacedoniaSpain
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
9 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR MacedoniaUkraine
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30
12 October 2015 - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
BelarusFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
10/14/2014 11:37:30

General info

  • Founded : 1948
  • Stadium : National Arena Filip II Macedonian
  • Currently playing : European Championship 2014/2016

Team record in UEFA competitions

  • Biggest win:
    06/09/1998, FYR Macedonia 4-0 Malta, Skopje
  • Biggest defeat:
    07/06/1995, FYR Macedonia 0-5 Belgium, Skopje
  • Appearances in UEFA European Football Championship: 6
  • Player with most appearances: 28
    Velice Sumulikoski (MKD)
  • Top scorers: 5
    Artim Sakiri (MKD)
    Ilco Naumoski (MKD)
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