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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: 13/11/2017 12:32 CET
6 September 2016 06 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Albania2-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek (TUR) Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium, Shkoder (ALB)
11/02/2017 16:54:44
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)
12/13/2017 12:50:30
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)
12/13/2017 12:50:30
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)
11/02/2017 16:54:54
24 March 2017 24 Mar - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Liechtenstein0-3FYR Macedonia
Referee: Jonathan Lardot (BEL) Stadium: Rheinpark Stadion, Vaduz (LIE)
11/02/2017 16:54:55
28 March 2017 28 Mar - Friendlies 2016-18
FYR Macedonia3-0Belarus
Referee: not available Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
12/13/2017 12:50:31
5 June 2017 05 Jun - Friendlies 2016-18
FYR Macedonia0-0Turkey
Referee: not available Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
12/13/2017 12:50:31
FYR Macedonia1-2Spain
Referee: Pawel Gil (POL) Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
12/13/2017 12:50:31
2 September 2017 02 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Israel0-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Aleksei Eskov (RUS) Stadium: Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa (ISR)
11/02/2017 16:54:57
5 September 2017 05 Sep - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia1-1Albania
Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE) Stadium: Mladost, Strumica (MKD)
11/02/2017 16:54:59
6 October 2017 06 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
Italy1-1FYR Macedonia
Referee: Tiago Martins (POR) Stadium: Stadio Olimpico, Turin (ITA)
11/02/2017 16:55:02
9 October 2017 09 Oct - European Qualifiers, Qualifying round (Group G)
FYR Macedonia4-0Liechtenstein
Referee: Laurent Kopriwa (LUX) Stadium: Mladost, Strumica (MKD)
11/02/2017 16:54:46
11 November 2017 11 Nov - Friendlies 2016-18
FYR Macedonia2-0Norway
Referee: not available Stadium: Nacionalna Arena Filip II Makedonski, Skopje (MKD)
12/13/2017 12:50:31

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)
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