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FYR Macedonia team profile

Published: Sunday 5 January 2014, 1.19CET
FYR Macedonia 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

FYR Macedonia team profile

FYR Macedonia 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: none
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

FYR Macedonia 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

FYR Macedonia'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. FYR Macedonia finished fifth in the six-team Group B, their only wins coming against Andorra.

Memorable EURO matches
17/11/2007: FYR Macedonia 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: FYR Macedonia 3-0 Cyprus, EURO '96 qualifying
Boško Djurovski's hat-trick secured a first competitive victory as an independent state.

07/09/1994: FYR Macedonia 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: 09/06/15 2.15CET

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Match log

HomeAway
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 13/11/2016 13:22 CET
8 September 2014 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Spain5-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Tasos Sidiropoulos (GRE) Stadium: Estadi Ciutat de València, Valencia (ESP)
01/08/2016 08:06:22
9 October 2014 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia3-2Luxembourg
Referee: Paolo Mazzoleni (ITA) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
06/01/2016 14:57:39
12 October 2014 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Ukraine1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Sébastien Delferiere (BEL) Stadium: Arena Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
06/10/2016 11:26:42
15 November 2014 15 Nov - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia0-2Slovakia
Referee: Pedro Proença (POR) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
06/01/2016 14:57:26
27 March 2015 27 Mar - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia1-2Belarus
Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
06/01/2016 14:57:26
14 June 2015 14 Jun - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Slovakia2-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Kenn Hansen (DEN) Stadium: Štadión MŠK Žilina, Zilina (SVK)
05/18/2016 14:56:21
5 September 2015 05 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Luxembourg1-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Lee Evans (WAL) Stadium: Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg (LUX)
06/15/2016 13:43:14
8 September 2015 08 Sep - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia0-1Spain
Referee: Paolo Tagliavento (ITA) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
06/01/2016 14:57:40
9 October 2015 09 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
FYR Macedonia0-2Ukraine
Referee: Ovidiu Haţegan (ROU) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
06/10/2016 11:11:28
12 October 2015 12 Oct - UEFA EURO, Qualifying round (Group C)
Belarus0-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Christian Dingert (GER) Stadium: Borisov-Arena, Borisov (BLR)
06/16/2016 09:57:17
6 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania2-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/30/2016 16:23:57
6 October 2016 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia1-2Israel
Referee: Andre Marriner (ENG) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
10/07/2016 10:12:54
9 October 2016 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia2-3Italy
Referee: Danny Makkelie (NED) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
10/10/2016 09:41:32
12 November 2016 12 Nov - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Spain4-0FYR Macedonia
Referee: Robert Schörgenhofer (AUT) Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Los Cármenes, Granada (ESP)
11/13/2016 12:20:46
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
LiechtensteinFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
12/05/2016 11:20:26
11 June 2017 11 Jun - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaSpain
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:16
2 September 2017 02 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
IsraelFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:32
5 September 2017 05 Sep - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaAlbania
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:33
6 October 2017 06 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
ItalyFYR Macedonia
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:08:42
9 October 2017 09 Oct - FIFA World Cup, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR MacedoniaLiechtenstein
Referee: TBD
09/02/2016 17:07:59

General info

  • Founded : 1948
  • Stadium : Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski
  • Currently playing : Friendly matches 2014/2016, World Cup 2016/2018

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)