Ivan Tričkovski

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Ivan Tričkovski
Ivan Tričkovski 2011.jpg
Tričkovski with Macedonia in 2011
Personal information
Full name Ivan Tričkovski
Date of birth (1987-04-18) 18 April 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker / Winger
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
FK Vardar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 FK Vardar 32 (6)
2006–2007 FK Rabotnički 26 (14)
2007–2010 Red Star Belgrade 25 (3)
2009–2010 EΝ Paralimni (loan) 29 (8)
2010–2012 APOEL 51 (17)
2012–2014 Club Brugge 19 (1)
2013–2014 Waasland-Beveren (loan) 33 (5)
2014– Al-Nasr 9 (3)
National team
2003 Macedonia U-17 3 (2)
Macedonia U-19 6 (3)
Macedonia U-21 9 (1)
2010– Macedonia 34 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 June 2014

Ivan Tričkovski (Macedonian Cyrillic: Иван Тричковски) (born 18 April 1987 in Skopje) is a Macedonian footballer who plays for Al-Nasr in the UAE Arabian Gulf League.

Club career[edit]

Red Star Belgrade[edit]

He joined Red Star Belgrade in January 2008 for a fee around €0.8 million from football club FK Rabotnički.[1] He actually faced his future team (APOEL) in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup while playing for Red Star, and ended up on the losing side in a dramatic 3-3 draw in Belgrade which saw APOEL progress on away goals with a late equalizer in the 116th minute.[2]


He spent the 2009-2010 season on loan at Enosis Neon Paralimni where he scored 8 goals in 29 appearances and caught the eye of a successful club in Cyprus, APOEL, who agreed in principle to a 3 year deal with Trickovski in May 2010. It is believed that the transfer fee which was paid to Red Star Belgrade was in the region of €300,000.[3] On December 2010, the Belgian club Lokeren made an official offer of €1,200,000 for Trickovski but APOEL rejected it.[4] Tričkovski became a champion in his first season in APOEL, by helping the club to win the 2010–11 Cypriot First Division. The next season he appeared in all but one APOEL's 2011–12 UEFA Champions League matches (from group stages to quarter-finals) and he scored one goal against Shakhtar Donetsk in Donbass Arena on 28 September 2011, by opening the score on 61st minute, in a group stage match which ended with 1-1 draw. He also appeared in the round-of-16 triumph over Olympique Lyonnais where he converted his attempt in the penalty shootout.[5]

Club Brugge[edit]

In June 2012, he moved to Belgian side Club Brugge for an undisclosed fee, reportedly in the region of €1.2 million.[6][7] On 20 July 2013, he completed a move to Waasland-Beveren, on a season-long loan deal from Club Brugge.[8]

International career[edit]

For the U17, he scored against Italy on 21 September 2003, a 2004 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship qualifier,[9] and Luxembourg on 25 September 2003.[10]

Tričkovski also played for the U19 side. He scored a goal against Azerbaijan on 28 September 2004, a U-19 Euro Championship qualifying match.,[11] Armenia on 30 September 2004.,[12] France on 2 October 2004.[13] He also played for his country in the 2006 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualifiers.

Tričkovski was an established member of the Macedonia national under-21 football team[14] before he was called up in February 2008 for the senior squad to face Serbia in a friendly,[15] but he was forced to withdraw due to injury. He scored in his debut with the national team on 29 May 2010 against Azerbaijan with a volley, as Macedonia went on to win 3-1. He scored his second goal for Macedonia on 11 August 2010 against Malta.

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 May 2010 Sportplatz Bischofshofen, Bischofshofen, Austria  Azerbaijan 3–1 Win Friendly
2. 11 August 2010 Ta' Qali National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta  Malta 1–1 Draw Friendly
3. 26 March 2011 Dublin Arena, Dublin, Ireland  Republic of Ireland 2–1 Loss Euro 2012 Qualifying
4. 6 September 2013 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Macedonia  Wales 2–1 Win 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification


Cyprus APOEL


  1. ^ "Rampant Rabotnicki ready for restart". UEFA.com. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ Macedonian Football .com - Makedonski Fudbal .com - Ivan Trickovski
  3. ^ Macedonian Football .com - Makedonski Fudbal .com - Ivan Trickovski presented at APOEL
  4. ^ "Αν έρθει πρόταση, το συζητούμε…". sigmalive.com. 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  5. ^ Lyon stunned as APOEL fairy tale continues; UEFA.com, 7 March 2012
  6. ^ "Ivan Trickovski 4th new Summer signing at Club Brugge". Club Brugge. 29 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "Клуб Бриж го претстави Тричковски (Club Brugge presented Tričkovski)" (in Macedonian). supersport.com.mk. 29 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Welkom Ivan Trickovski" [Welcome Ivan Trickovski] (in Dutch). waasland-beveren.be. 20 July 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. [dead link]
  10. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. [dead link]
  12. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  13. ^ "Match Report". UEFA.com. Retrieved 2008-02-23. [dead link]
  14. ^ Football : Ivan Trickovski - Footballdatabase.com
  15. ^ "Katanec calls-up uncapped Trickovski". UEFA.com. 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

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