Stevica Ristić (Macedonian: Стевица Ристиќ, also known as Stevo Ristic, (born 23 May 1982) is a Macedonian football striker of Serbian origin, who plays for the South Korean side Chunnam Dragons and the Macedonia national football team. He took Macedonian citizenship to be eligible for the national team.
He started playing in Serbia in his home town club FK Vršac. He also played for FK Mladost Lukićevo before he moved, in 2003, to Macedonia to play with FK Sileks from Kratovo. He was the best striker in Makedonska 1. Liga over his first three seasons with them and his great form earned him a 250,000 Euros transfer to Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the South Korean K-League. His form in his inaugural K-League season earned him Player of the Year awards and has reportedly been targeted by the 2008 AFC Champion, the Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds, for a rumored sum of 1.725 million Euros. Pohang Steelers agreed a player swap loaned with Shin Kwang-Hoon going in the opposite direction for two and a half years in 2008.
He elected to play for the Macedonia national football team.
He is married and has two kids. His wife is Macedonian.
- Results list Macedonia's goal tally first.
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