Boban Babunski

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Boban Babunski
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-05-05) 5 May 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 Vardar 141 (14)
1992–1994 CSKA Sofia 40 (4)
1994–1996 Lleida 63 (3)
1996–1998 Gamba Osaka 38 (6)
1998–1999 AEK Athens 8 (0)
1999–2000 Logroñés 34 (0)
2000 Sint-Truiden 1 (0)
2000 Chemnitzer FC 8 (1)
2001 Rabotnički 3 (1)
2008 Kožuf 1 (0)
Total 337 (29)
National team
1991 Yugoslavia 2 (0)
1993–2000 Macedonia 23 (1)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Macedonia (assistant)
2005 Macedonia (assistant)
2005–2006 Macedonia (interim)
2008–2009 Rabotnički (coach)
2009–2014 Macedonia U21 (coach)
2011 Macedonia (caretaker)
2011–2012 Macedonia (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Boban Babunski (Macedonian: Бобан Бабунски; born 5 May 1968) is a Macedonian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a coach.

Playing career[edit]

On the club level Babunski started playing with hometown's FK Vardar, then spent two seasons in Bulgaria with PFC CSKA Sofia. After two solid years in the Spanish second division with UE Lleida he played the same time in Japan, at Gamba Osaka.

Babunski retired professionally in 2001 at the age of 33, after stints with AEK Athens FC, CD Logroñés, K. Sint-Truidense V.V. and Chemnitzer FC – he left Germany in December 2000, signing with native FK Rabotnički – the second and the last sides two also in the respective countries' second level.

Babunski was capped two times for Yugoslavia in 1991. Subsequently, during seven years, he played 23 matches and scored once for the newly formed Republic of Macedonia.

Manager career[edit]

Babunski began his coaching career as assistant in the Macedonian national side, under Slobodan Santrač. When the latter resigned on 23 August 2005 he was appointed interim manager but, on 17 February of the following year, Srečko Katanec took over the job on a permanent basis.

On 23 July 2009, Babunski was signed as head coach of First Macedonian Football League champions Rabotnički, also from Skopje, winning the domestic cup in his sole season. Four years later he returned to the national team, now with the U-21s.

Statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

[1]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Yugoslavia League Yugoslav Cup League Cup Total
1985–86 Vardar First League 6 0 6 0
1986–87 19 0 19 0
1987–88 23 1 23 1
1988–89 14 0 14 0
1989–90 15 1 15 1
1990–91 Second League 38 5 38 5
1991–92 First League 26 7 26 7
Bulgaria League Bulgarian Cup League Cup Total
1992–93 CSKA Sofia A Football Group 22 2 22 2
1993–94 18 2 18 2
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
1994–95 Lleida Segunda División 31 1 31 1
1995–96 31 1 31 1
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1996 Gamba Osaka J. League 1 14 1 4 0 3 0 21 1
1997 23 5 2 1 5 1 30 7
1998 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Greece League Greek Cup League Cup Total
1998–99 AEK Athens Superleague Greece 8 0 8 0
Spain League Copa del Rey Copa de la Liga Total
1999–00 Logroñés Segunda División 33 0 33 0
Belgium League Belgian Cup League Cup Total
1999–00 Sint-Truiden Belgian Pro League 1 0 1 0
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB Ligapokal Total
2000–01 Chemnitzer FC 2. Bundesliga 8 1 8 1
Macedonia League Macedonian Cup League Cup Total
2000–01 Rabotnički Prva Liga 3 1 3 1
Country Yugoslavia 141 14 141 14
Bulgaria 40 4 40 4
Spain 95 2 95 2
Japan 38 6 6 1 8 1 52 8
Greece 8 0 8 0
Belgium 1 0 1 0
Germany 8 1 8 1
Macedonia 3 1 3 1
Total 306 25 6 1 8 1 348 31

International[edit]

Yugoslavia
Year Apps Goals
1991 2 0
Total 2 0
Macedonia
Year Apps Goals
1993 1 0
1994 3 0
1995 4 0
1996 2 1
1997 2 0
1998 1 0
1999 6 0
2000 4 0
Total 23 1

Managerial statistics[edit]

Team From To Record
G W D L Win %
Macedonia 2005 2006 2 1 1 0 50.00
Rabotnicki 2008 2009 38 17 11 10 44.74
Macedonia U21 2009 14 8 6 0 57.14
Macedonia 2011 2011 1 1 0 0 100.000
Total 55 27 18 10 49.09

Personal[edit]

Babunski's sons, David and Dorian, are also footballers. The former played youth football with FC Barcelona, whilst the latter did the same at Real Madrid.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boban Babunski". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Rojo, Luis F. (7 September 2011). "Los Babunski tienen el Clásico en casa" [The Babunskis have the Clásico at home] (in Spanish). Marca. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Gasevski, Emil (18 November 2013). "FYROM's Babunski clan keeping it in the family". UEFA.com. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 

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