Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as hosts, will be making their first appearance in the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship finals.

FYROM coach Dobrislav Dimovski
FYROM coach Dobrislav Dimovski ©FFM

Seven years since organised women's football began in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, a new chapter will be added to the country's history when it hosts the 2010 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship. Drawn with two former champions in their group, Dobrislav Dimovski's team face a difficult task but will, nonetheless, gain vital experience for the years to come as they look to make their mark in the women's game.

Friendly result: Serbia 2-2, January 2010

Key players
Natasa Andonova (midfielder and captain, FK Borec), Mladena Petrova (forward, FK Pobeda Prilep), Rochi Gentijana (forward, FK Borec)

Coach: Dobrislav Dimovski

Date of Birth: 23 March 1944
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: FK Rabotnicki, FK Makedonija GP, FCU Skopje, FK Sasa, FK Rudar Propistip, FK Osogovo, FK Vardarski, FK Borec, FK Ljuboten, Toronto FC
Coaching career: FK Rabotnicki (youth), FK Makedonija GP (twice), FCU-55 Skopje, FK Borec, Yugoslavia U17, Macedonia U19s, Macedonia Women, Macedonia Women's U19s

Having spent most of his 14-year playing career in his homeland, Dimovski began coaching with his first club, Rabotnicki, in 1975. Two stints at the helm of Makedonija followed, in addition to spells with several other top-flight and lower-league clubs, before he moved into the youth sector. Since February 2004, he has been coach of the women's senior and U19 national teams. He is also the holder of the UEFA 'A' Licence.

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