Spase Dilevski

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Spase Dilevski
Personal information
Full name Spase Dilevski
Date of birth (1985-05-13) 13 May 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
ATM FA
Number 5
Youth career
1995–2000 Sydenham Park
2000–2001 VIS
2001–2003 PSV Eindhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 PSV Eindhoven 0 (0)
2003–2004 Rot-Weiss Essen (loan) 17 (4)
2004–2005 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
2005–2007 Brisbane Roar 34 (1)
2007–2011 Universitatea Craiova 80 (0)
2011–2012 Adelaide United 12 (1)
2012–2013 Melbourne Victory 14 (1)
2014– ATM FA 8 (0)
National team
2001 Australia U–17 9 (0)
2002–2005 Australia U–20 18 (2)
2004–2008 Australia U–23 20 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13:18, 23 December 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Spase Dilevski (Macedonian: Спасе Дилевски) (born 13 May 1985 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian footballer who is currently playing for ATM FA in the Malaysia Super League.[citation needed]

Club career[edit]

Dilevski started his career as a junior for Victorian lower league team Sydenham Park where he was coached by Tony Ivanov and eventually played in their seniors at a very young age. It was club policy to promote talent into the senior team that was adopted by Bill Dimovski. After showing obvious talent and out-classing others many years his senior, the Victorian Institute of Sport recruited him.

Dilevski was recruited by European clubs Tottenham Hotspur and PSV Eindhoven early in his career. After Tottenham offered him an extension on his contract, he chose to move out of England in order to get some first team experience in Australia. Recently, after his stint in the A-League in Australia, he has moved to Romania where he has struggled for game time. In 2008, the new manager of Craiova decided to use him as a defensive midfielder, and Dilevski played well in the new position.

He returned to the A-League in March 2011 and was signed on a one-year deal with Adelaide United.[1] However, he was released by the club at the end of the season, making 12 out of a possible 27 appearances for the club.

Following his release from Adelaide United, Dilevski signed for home town club Melbourne Victory on a one-year deal, It was announced on 14 June 2012.[2]

International career[edit]

He was on the Australian roster for the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and 2005 as well as the 2004 Summer Olympics.

After having an injury ravaged 2006/7 season, Dilevski was a member of the Olyroos Squad (under the tutelage of Rob Baan) in preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but eventually missed out on a place in the final squad for the tournament.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reds find Spase for Olympian gun to fill". Adelaide NOW. 24 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Spase Dilevski joins Victory". Melbourne Victory FC. 14 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012.