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UEFA EURO: North Macedonia - Poland Match press kits

UEFA EURO 2016Match press kits

North MacedoniaNational Arena Todor Proeski - SkopjeFriday 7 June 2019 - 20.45CETGroup G - Matchday 3Poland
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Head to Head

 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
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* FIFA World Cup/FIFA Confederations Cup

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Squad list Only this chapter

North Macedonia - Squad list
Current season
-Stole Dimitrievski25/12/199325Rayo Vallecano - 2000
-Damjan Siskovski18/03/199524RoPS - 0000
-Deyan Iliev25/02/199524Arsenal - 0000
-Kire Ristevski22/10/199028Újpest - 2000
-Stefan Ristovski12/02/199227Sporting CP - 2000
-Visar Musliu13/11/199424Shkëndija - 2000
-Egzijan Alioski12/02/199227Leeds - 2100
-Darko Velkoski21/06/199523Rijeka - 2000
-Gjoko Zajkov10/02/199524Charleroi - 0000
-Egzon Bejtulai07/01/199425Shkëndija - 1000
-Kristijan Toševski06/05/199425Vardar - 0000
-Arijan Ademi29/05/199128Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Feran Hasani18/06/199028Al-Raed FC - 1000
-Boban Nikolov28/07/199424Vidi - 2000
-Enis Bardi02/07/199523Levante - 2100
-Eljif Elmas24/09/199919Fenerbahçe - 2200
-Darko Churlinov11/07/200018Köln - 0000
-Goran Pandev27/07/198335Genoa - 2000
-Krste Velkoski20/02/198831Sarajevo - 0000
-Ilija Nestorovski12/03/199029Palermo - 2000
-Aleksandar Trajkovski05/09/199226Palermo - 2000
-Kire Markoski20/02/199524Spartak Trnava - 2000
-Marjan Radeski10/02/199524Shkëndija - 0000
-Igor Angelovski02/06/197643 - 2000
Poland - Squad list
Current season
-Łukasz Fabiański18/04/198534West Ham - 0000
-Rafal Gikiewicz26/10/198731Union Berlin - 0000
-Łukasz Skorupski05/05/199128Bologna - 0000
-Maciej Rybus19/08/198929Lokomotiv Moskva - 0000
-Artur Jędrzejczyk04/11/198731Legia - 0000
-Kamil Glik03/02/198831Monaco - 2100
-Michał Pazdan21/09/198731Ankaragücü - 2000
-Marcin Kamiński15/01/199227Düsseldorf - 0000
-Bartosz Bereszyński12/07/199226Sampdoria - 1000
-Tomasz Kędziora11/06/199424Dynamo Kyiv - 2000
-Jan Bednarek12/04/199623Southampton - 1000
-Grzegorz Krychowiak29/01/199029Lokomotiv Moskva - 2000
-Kamil Grosicki08/06/198830Hull - 2000
-Mateusz Klich13/07/199028Leeds - 2000
-Piotr Zieliński20/05/199425Napoli - 2000
-Karol Linetty02/02/199524Sampdoria - 0000
-Damian Kądzior16/06/199226Dinamo Zagreb - 0000
-Przemysław Frankowski12/04/199524Chicago Fire - 2000
-Jacek Góralski21/09/199226Ludogorets - 0000
-Damian Szymański16/06/199523Akhmat - 0000
-Robert Lewandowski21/08/198830Bayern - 2100
-Arkadiusz Milik28/02/199425Napoli - 2000
-Krzysztof Piątek01/07/199523Milan - 2100
-Jerzy Brzęczek18/03/197148 - 2000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Igor Angelovski

Date of birth: 2 June 1976
Nationality: Macedonian
Playing career: Makedonija Gjorce Petrov, Pelister, Publikum, Cementarnica (twice), Pobeda
Coaching career: Rabotnicki, North Macedonia (assistant), North Macedonia

• A former midfielder, Angelovski spent most of his playing career in his homeland, his highlight coming in 2002/03 when he lifted the Macedonian Cup with Cementarnica.

• After retiring in 2007, he served as sporting director at Rabotnicki for five years before becoming a surprise choice to replace Zhikica Tasevski as the club's head coach aged 37 prior to 2013/14.

• Angelovski wasted no time showing his coaching potential by becoming the youngest coach to win the Macedonian championship, leading the Skopje-based side to a domestic double in his debut season – aged 38. He repeated his Macedonian Cup success with Rabotnicki the following year, and won consecutive awards for best domestic coach in 2014 and 2015.

• While continuing in his Rabotnicki job, he served as Ljubinko Drulović's assistant with what was then FYR Macedonia from July to October 2015 while studying for his UEFA Pro licence.

• Angelovski took temporary charge of the national team in October 2015 and enjoyed a winning debut in a 4-1 friendly win against Montenegro in Skopje the following month. He was appointed coach on a permanent basis shortly afterwards and oversaw the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign in which the team picked up 11 points from ten matches before masterminding UEFA Nations League promotion.


Jerzy Brzęczek

Date of birth: 18 March 1971
Nationality: Polish
Playing career: Olimpia Truskolasy (youth), Raków Częstochowa (youth), Olimpia Poznań, Lech Poznań, Górnik Zabrze, GKS Katowice, Tirol Innsbruck, LASK Linz, Maccabi Haifa, Tirol Innsbruck, Sturm Graz, FC Kärnten, Wacker Tirol, Górnik Zabrze, Polonia Bytom
Coaching career: Raków Częstochowa, Lechia Gdańsk, GKS Katowice, Wisła Płock, Poland

• Jerzy Brzęczek enjoyed a prolonged and eventful career as a midfielder. Known for his leadership skills, he was captain of most of the teams he played for. He is the uncle and mentor of Jakub Błaszczykowski, Poland's UEFA EURO 2012 captain who won his 100th cap at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

• Brzęczek spent several years in Austria with a number of clubs, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles with Tirol Innsbruck, the second in 2001/02 under Joachim Löw, to go with the 1992/93 Polish title he claimed with Lech Poznań. He amassed more than 500 league appearances in Poland, Austria and Israel.

• Was a key player and captain of the Poland side that won Olympic silver at the 1992 Games in Barcelona, losing narrowly to hosts Spain in the final (2-3) at the conclusion of a captivating, high-scoring campaign.

• Played 42 games for the senior Polish national team, some as captain, but did not take part in any major tournaments. Brzęczek scored four international goals, including one against Brazil in a friendly and one against England at Wembley (1-3) in a UEFA EURO 2000 qualifier.

• Started coaching in 2010 at Raków Częstochowa, where he remained for four years before experiencing his first taste of the Polish top flight with Lechia Gdańsk. He returned to the second division to coach GKS Katowice for two years before his first full season in the Ekstraklasa ended with a creditable fifth-place finish in charge of Wisła Płock – an achievement deemed worthy of promotion to the post of Poland coach in July 2018 to succeed Adam Nawałka.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeGianluca Rocchi (ITA)
  • Assistant refereesCiro Carbone (ITA) , Stefano Alassio (ITA)
  • Fourth officialDaniele Doveri (ITA)
  • UEFA DelegateAndrew Shaw (ENG)
  • UEFA Referee observerGylfi Thor Orrason (ISL)


NameDate of birthUEFA EURO matchesUEFA matches
Gianluca Rocchi25/08/1973685

UEFA European Championship matches featuring the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
31/07/2008UEL1QRAPOEL FCFK Pelister1-0Nicosia
07/12/2016UCLGSLegia WarszawaSporting Clube de Portugal1-0Warsaw

Last updated 06/06/2019 03:43CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

North Macedonia

  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia2110424
    North Macedonia 3-1 Latvia
    1-0 Alioski 11, 2-0 Elmas 29, 2-1 Velkoski 87 (og) , 3-1 Elmas 90+3
    Dimitrievski, Musliu, Alioski, Trajkovski (83 Markoski), Pandev (71 Ristevski), Hasani (23 Elmas), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Nestorovski
  • (24/03/2019)
    Slovenia 1-1 North Macedonia
    1-0 Zajc 34, 1-1 Bardi 47
    Dimitrievski, Bejtulai, Musliu, Alioski (93 Ristevski), Pandev (76 Trajkovski), Ristovski, Velkoski, Nikolov, Bardi, Elmas, Nestorovski (88 Markoski)
  • (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia-Poland
  • (10/06/2019)
    North Macedonia-Austria
  • (05/09/2019)
    Israel-North Macedonia
  • (09/09/2019)
    Latvia-North Macedonia
  • (10/10/2019)
    North Macedonia-Slovenia
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland-North Macedonia
  • (16/11/2019)
    Austria-North Macedonia
  • (19/11/2019)
    North Macedonia-Israel


  • Final tournament - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    North Macedonia2110424
    Austria 0-1 Poland
    0-1 K. Piątek 69
    Szczęsny, Bednarek, Milik (46 Frankowski), Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (91 Pazdan), Klich, Glik, Bereszyński, Kędziora, Zieliński (59 K. Piątek)
  • (24/03/2019)
    Poland 2-0 Latvia
    1-0 Lewandowski 76, 2-0 Glik 84
    Szczęsny, Pazdan, Lewandowski, Krychowiak, Grosicki (83 Frankowski), Reca, Klich (62 Błaszczykowski), Glik, Kędziora, Zieliński, K. Piątek (87 Milik)
  • (07/06/2019)
    North Macedonia-Poland
  • (10/06/2019)
  • (06/09/2019)
  • (09/09/2019)
  • (10/10/2019)
  • (13/10/2019)
    Poland-North Macedonia
  • (16/11/2019)
  • (19/11/2019)

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Team facts Only this chapter

UEFA European Championship records: FYR Macedonia

2016 – did not qualify
2012 – did not qualify
2008 – did not qualify
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify

Qualifying win
4-0: FYR Macedonia v Malta, 06/09/98

Qualifying loss
FYR Macedonia v Belgium, 07/06/95

Overall appearances
28: Velice Sumulikoski
23: Goce Sedloski
20: Igor Mitreski
20: Nikolce Noveski
19: Petar Milosevski

Overall goals
5: Artim Sakiri
5: Ilco Naumoski
4: Goce Sedloski
3: Risto Bozinov
3: Sasa Ciric
3: Bosko Djurovski
3: Georgi Hristov


UEFA European Championship records: Poland

2016 – quarter-finals
2012 – group stage
2008 – group stage
2004 – did not qualify
2000 – did not qualify
1996 – did not qualify
1992 – did not qualify
1988 – did not qualify
1984 – did not qualify
1980 – did not qualify
1976 – did not qualify
1972 – did not qualify
1968 – did not qualify
1964 – did not qualify
1960 – last 16

Final tournament win
1-0: Poland v Northern Ireland, 12/06/16

Final tournament defeat
2-0: Germany v Poland, 08/06/08

Qualifying win
8-1: Poland v Gibraltar, 07/09/15
Gibraltar v Poland, 07/09/14

Qualifying defeat
1-4: twice, most recently Slovakia v Poland, 11/10/95
0-3: three times, most recently Sweden v Poland, 11/06/03

Final tournament appearances
8: Jakub Blaszczykowski
Robert Lewandowski
Łukasz Piszczek
6: Kamil Grosicki
6: Marcin Wasilewski
5: Dariusz Dudka
5: Kamil Glik
5: Artur Jędrzejczyk
5: Tomasz Jodłowiec
5: Grzegorz Krychowiak
5: Arkadiusz Milik
5: Rafał Murawski
5: Michał Pazdan

Final tournament goals
3: Jakub Błaszczykowski
2: Robert Lewandowski
1: Roger Guerreiro
1: Arkadiusz Milik

Overall appearances
28: Jacek Bąk
24: Jakub Blaszczykowski
Mariusz Lewandowski
19: Maciej Żurawski
19: Jacek Krzynówek
18: Michał Żewłakow
18: Marcin Wasilewski
18: Robert Lewandowski

Overall goals
15: Robert Lewandowski
Euzebiusz Smolarek
8: Andrzej Juskowiak
7: Arkadiusz Milik
6: Włodzimierz Lubański



:: Previous meetings

Goals for/against: Goal totals include the outcome of disciplinary decisions (e.g. match forfeits when a 3-0 result is determined). Goals totals do not include goals scored during a penalty shoot-out after a tie ended in a draw

:: Squad list

Qual.: Total European Qualifiers appearances/goals for UEFA EURO 2016 only.
FT: Total UEFA EURO 2016 appearances/goals in final tournament only.
Overall: Total international appearances/goals.
DoB: Date of birth
Age: Based on the date press kit was last updated
D: Disciplinary (*: misses next match if booked, S: suspended)

:: Team facts

EURO finals:
The UEFA European Championship was a four-team event in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976 (when the preliminary round and quarter-finals were considered part of qualifying).

From 1980 it was expanded to an eight-team finals and remained in that format in 1984, 1988 and 1992 until 1996, when the 16-team format was adopted. UEFA EURO 2016 is the first tournament to be played as a 24-team finals.

Records of inactive countries
A number of UEFA associations have been affected by dissolution or splits of member associations. For statistical purposes, the records of these inactive countries have been allocated elsewhere: therefore, all Soviet Union matches are awarded to Russia; all West Germany – but not East Germany – matches are awarded to Germany; all Yugoslavia and Serbia & Montenegro matches are awarded to Serbia; all Czechoslovakia matches are allocated to both the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Abandoned/forfeited matches
For statisical purposes, when a match has been started and then abandoned but later forfeited, the result on the pitch at the time of abandonment is counted. Matches that never started and were either cancelled or forfeited are not included in the overall statistics.


Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
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