Kris Trajanovski

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Kris Trajanovski
Personal information
Date of birth (1972-02-19) 19 February 1972 (age 43)
Place of birth Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Playing position Forward (Retired)
Youth career
Geelong SC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 AIS
1990–1992 Preston Makedonia 62 (9)
1992 Rockdale Ilinden
1994 Happy Valley
1994–1995 South China
1995–1997 Sydney Olympic 59 (28)
1997–1998 Adelaide City 27 (3)
1998–2001 Marconi 89 (22)
2001–2003 Brisbane Strikers 36 (9)
2003 Tanjong Pagar United 15 (1)
2003–2004 Melbourne Knights 11 (2)
2004 Whittlesea Stallions
2005–2008 White City Woodville 73 (15)
2009 Seaford Rangers 21 (9)
2010–2012 Adelaide Cobras 2 (0)
National team
1991 Australia U-20
1996–1998 Australia 16 (10/11[1])
Teams managed
2011–2012 Adelaide Cobras
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 September 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 August 2011

Kris Trajanovski (born 19 February 1972 in Geelong, Victoria) is an Australian association football player and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

After playing with Altona Magic in the Victorian State League Trajanovski attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 1989.[2] In 1991 he joined National Soccer League team Preston Makedonia. He then joined Rockdale Ilinden in the New South Wales State League in 1992.[2][3]

Trajanovski joined Hong Kong team Happy Valley for the final six matches of the 1992–93 Hong Kong First Division League season.[4]

He returned to Hong Kong for the 1994–95 Hong Kong First Division League season, playing for South China.

Returning to Australia, he joined NSL club Sydney Olympic in 1995. After two seasons with Olympic he moved to Adelaide City for the 1997–98 NSL season. 1998 saw a move to Marconi where he stayed until 2001. Again moving, he signed for Brisbane Strikers and played two seasons in the Queensland capital. In 2003 he joined Singapore club Tanjong Pagar United. In November 2003 he returned to Australia to play for Melbourne Knights during the 2003–04 NSL season.[3]

His career at national league level finished with the demise of the National Soccer League in 2004. Between 1991 and 2004 he played 314 NSL games, scoring 90 goals. Despite stepping away from the national stage he continued to play state league football. In 2004 he joined Whittlesea in the Victorian Premier League and later had a stint with Seaford Rangers in the South Australian Premier League.[5]

As of March 2011 he was a playing-coach with the Adelaide Cobras in the South Australian Premier League.

International career[edit]

In 1991 Trajanovski was a member of the Australian under-20 team at the 1991 FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal. He played in four matches at the tournament, including the semi-final against eventual champions Portugal.[6][7]

In 1996 Trajanovski played for Indonesia in an exhibition match against Sampdoria in Jakarta.[8]

Trajanovski made his debut for Australia in 1996 against Kenya in Pretoria. Despite scoring in only three full international matches for the Socceroos, each time he scored a hat-trick. The first hat-trick was in the first leg of the 1996 OFC Nations Cup final against Tahiti in Papeete when he scored four of Australia's six goals. In the second leg of the final in Canberra he scored three goals to lead Australia to an 11–0 aggregate win. His third hat-trick was almost two years later in September 1998. Playing against Cook Islands he scored three or four goals[1] as a substitute in Australia's 16–0 win.[9][10][11]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 27 October 1996 Olympic Stadium, Papeete, Tahiti  Tahiti 0–3 0–6 1996 OFC Nations Cup
2 0–4
3 0–5
4 0–6
5 1 November 1996 Bruce Stadium, Canberra, Australia  Tahiti 2–0 5–0 1996 OFC Nations Cup
6 4–0
7 5–0
8 28 September 1998 Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia  Cook Islands 9–0 16–0 1998 OFC Nations Cup
9 12–0
10 13–0
11 15–0

Coaching career[edit]

In 2011 Trajanovski was appointed coach of Adelaide Cobras in the South Australian Premier League.[12]



Australia national football team


  1. ^ a b Sources differ over number of goals scored against Cook Islands. FFA records his career total as ten with three scored against Cook Islands, while his OzFootball profile shows him scoring ten career goals and four against Cook Islands.
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Michael (29 November 2003). "Struggling Knights aim to rebound". The Age. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Trajanovski, Kris". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  4. ^ Walker, Jeremy (19 December 1993). "Hong Kong soccer's top 10". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Whittlesea Stallions – 2004 Playing Roster". OzFootball. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Kris TRAJANOVSKI". FIFA. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Portugal 1991: Back-to-back triumph for hosts". FIFA. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  8. ^ Hay, Roy (13 September 2010). "The Italian Jobs". Goal Weekly. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Socceroo Internationals for 1998". OzFootball. Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  10. ^ The Australian National Men's Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia. pp. 20, 31, 32. 
  11. ^ "Oceania's Championship – The Future has only just begun". FIFA. 31 October 1997. Retrieved 23 March 2011. [dead link]
  12. ^ "NEWS ON SENIOR COACHES FOR 2011". Adelaide Cobras Football Club. Retrieved 23 March 2011.