Ivan Necevski

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ivan Necevski
Ivan Necevski-27.04.09.jpg
Necevski training with Sydney FC in 2009
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-02-25) 25 February 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Penrith Panthers 21 (0)
2001 Illawarra Lions 5 (0)
2001–2002 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 14 (0)
2002 Rockdale City 4 (0)
2002–2003 West Sydney Berries 22 (0)
2003–2004 Sydney United 0 (0)
2004–2005 Penrith Panthers 24 (0)
2005–2006 New Zealand Knights 0 (0)
2006 Blacktown City 6 (0)
2006–2007 Newcastle Jets 3 (0)
2007 Blacktown City 19 (0)
2007–2015 Sydney FC 45 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ivan Necevski (Macedonian: Иван Нечевски, Ivan Nečevski), (born 25 February 1980) is a goalkeeper who plays in the A-League for Sydney FC.

Club career[edit]

He has previously played for the Blacktown, Illawarra Lions, Canterbury-Marrickville, Bonnyrigg White Eagles, Sydney United, Rockdale City Suns, and A-League clubs New Zealand Knights and Newcastle Jets.

Sydney FC[edit]

Necevski signed for Sydney in 2007 as a reserve behind Clint Bolton,[1] and an Hamstring injury suffered in training kept him away from duties for the first three months of the season. He made his debut for Sydney on 27 November 2007 in an exhibition match against Los Angeles Galaxy, playing the second half.[2] A hip injury to Bolton in December, gave Necevski his first A-League game with Sydney against Central Coast Mariners.

Necevski was the first choice keeper for Sydney at the Pan-Pacific Championship 2008, due to main keeper Clint Bolton resting a small injury sustained against Queensland Roar the week before. He played both of Sydney's matches, first against Houston Dynamo where Sydney went down in a crushing 3–0 loss, and against Los Angeles Galaxy where a simple cross from David Beckham led to Galaxy's second goal in a 2–1 loss. Despite not playing one game during the 2009-10 A-League season, Necevski signed a 1-year extension with the club, which will see him battle out the #1 Jersey, between himself and expected signing Liam Reddy.[3] He kept a full game in the high profile friendly against English Premier League team Everton FC at ANZ Stadium during the Sydney FC season 2010-11 pre-season. Sydney lost the match 1–0.[4]

He made his first starting appearance for Sydney FC in well over a year when he was called up to the starting squad in the 2010–11 season against Perth Glory, replacing out of form, and seemingly out of favour Liam Reddy. The move proved a success, with Sydney FC running out winners 3–0 – their first win of the 2010–11 season, as well as their first clean sheet.[5] He was rewarded soon after by manager Vitezslav Lavicka for his patience and loyalty to the club after playing second-fiddle for most of his career, with a 2-year contract.[6]

A-League career statistics[edit]

As of 23 October 2014

CS = Clean Sheets

Club Season League Finals Cup Asia1 Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
New Zealand Knights 2005–06 0 0 - - 0 0 - - 0 0
2006–07[7] 0 0 - - 2 0 - - 2 0
Total 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Newcastle Jets 2006–07[8] 3 1 0 0 0 0 - - 3 1
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Sydney FC 2007–08[8] 1 0 0 0 0 0 - - 1 0
2008–09[7][8] 11 3 - - 1 0 - - 12 3
2009–10[8] 0 0 0 0 - - - - 0 0
2010–11[8] 13 5 - - - - 0 0 13 5
2011–12[8] 8 1 1 0 - - - - 9 1
2012–13[8] 11 1 - - - - - - 11 1
2013–14[8] 0 0 - - - - - - 0 0
2014–15[8] 0 0 - - 1 0 - - 1 0
Total 44 10 1 0 2 0 0 0 47 10
Career Total 47 11 1 0 4 0 0 0 52 11

1 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing during group stages (i.e. ACL 2011 and A-League season 2010–11 etc.)

Honours[edit]

With Sydney FC:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sydney grab Necevski". The World Game (SBS). 25 June 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2007. 
  2. ^ "And the winner is Sydney!". sydneyfc.com. 27 November 2007. Retrieved 10 December 2007. 
  3. ^ Necevski extends Sydney deal
  4. ^ Gallant Sky Blues go down 1–0 to Everton
  5. ^ "Shambolic Perth Glory hammered 3–0 by Sydney FC". PerthNow. 24 October 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "Sydney FC re-sign in-form keep". Sydney Morning Herald. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 16 November 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Ivan Necevski » Club matches". worldfootball.net. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Ivan Necevski (Sydney FC)". Ultimate A-League. 

External links[edit]