Borko Ristovski

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Borko Ristovski
Personal information
Born (1982-11-02) November 2, 1982 (age 32)
Skopje, Macedonia
Nationality Macedonian
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 98 kilograms (216 lb)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club US Créteil Handball
Number 12
Senior clubs
1995-1997
1997-1999
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001-2003
2003-2006
2006-2007
2007
2007-2010
2010-2012
2012-2014
2014-
RK Rabotnicki
RK Jug
RK Makedonija*
RK Jug (loan)
RK Vardar Vatrostalna
RK Metalurg Skopje
SD Teucro
Algeciras BM
RK Metalurg Skopje
RK Vardar Skopje
VfL Gummersbach
US Créteil Handball
National team
  Macedonia 102 (3)[1]

Borko Ristovski (Macedonian: Борко Ристовски) (born 2 November 1982) is a Macedonian handball player who plays for the US Créteil Handball in the LNH Division 1 and for the Macedonia national handball team.[2]

Career[edit]

He started his handball career in 1995 as a member of the handball club "Rabotnicki" (1995/96, and 1996/97). In 1997 he signed for the handball club "Jug", in which he stayed for two years, until 1999. He spent the season 1999/2000 in the handball club Makedonija (now known as RK Metalurg Skopje). In 2001 he won the Macedonian handball championship with Vardar Vatrostalna. The same year he won the Macedonian Cup. His first experience in a European Championship was in Greece in 2000 in the Championship for juniors. Between the years 2001-2003 he played for Vardar Vatrostalna and in 2002 he won the second championship in his career. In 2002 he participated in the European Championship in Poland for juniors. The same year he was proclaimed for the best young sportsman in Macedonia. After two years in the handball club Vardar, he decided to make a transfer in another club. In 2003 he signed a two-year contract for that year's champion RK Metalurg Skopje. After the expiry of the contract, Ristovski decided to go to Spain, where he signed a one-year contract for the second league handball club SD Teucro. In the year 2006/2007 he marked a transfer in the Spanish handball club Algeciras BM, and became the first Macedonian handball player who played in the ASOBAL league. Due to family reasons in 2007 Ristovski has returned in Macedonia and signed a one-year contract with the handball club RK Metalurg Skopje, where he became one of the best players, and in the season 2007/2008 he won the Macedonian handball championship, third in his career. He signed for another two seasons, and in 2008/2009 he won the Macedonian cup again. Later he signed a deal with RK Vardar. In February 2012 Ristovski signed 2,5 year contract with the German team VfL Gummersbach.[3]

On the match against Bulgaria in the pre-qualification rounds for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship he scored his first goal for the Macedonia national handball team, third in his career. From that moment Ristovski became vital part of the senior handball team and makes a significant success as a goalkeeper. One of his most brilliant moments as a goalkeeper was the amazing save of a penalty in the last second of the match against Portugal, which led Macedonia in the World Cup playoffs in Croatia. In the playoff match against Iceland he scored another goal. One of the best matches in his career was against Serbia, when he made an unbelievable 25 saves. He was part of the Macedonian national team on the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship and he made up to 20 saves per game.

Until now he has 115 appearances for the Macedonia national handball team and he has scored 3 goals.

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