Aleksandar Trajkovski

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Aleksandar Trajkovski
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Trajkovski playing for North Macedonia
Personal information
Full name Aleksandar Trajkovski
Date of birth (1992-09-05) 5 September 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Skopje, Macedonia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Mallorca
Number 17
Youth career
2008–2009 Cementarnica 55
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Cementarnica 55 11 (2)
2010–2011 Inter Zaprešić 15 (4)
2011–2015 Zulte Waregem 65 (8)
2013–2014Mechelen (loan) 16 (1)
2015–2019 Palermo 104 (16)
2019– Mallorca 7 (0)
National team
2011–2014 Macedonia U21 15 (3)
2011– North Macedonia 54 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2019

Aleksandar Trajkovski (Macedonian: Александар Трајковски; born 5 September 1992) is a Macedonian footballer who plays for Spanish club RCD Mallorca and the North Macedonia national football team. Mainly a forward, he can also play as a winger or an attacking midfielder.

Career[edit]

Trajkovski began his career with FK Cementarnica 55. In May 2010, he enjoyed a trial at Chelsea scoring the winning goal against Botafogo at the U-19 Copa Amsterdam tournament which guaranteed Chelsea a place in the semi-finals.[2]

After a few years with Cementarnica Skopje, he signed for Inter Zaprešić in the summer of 2010.[3] Good performances in the second half of the season attracted the interest of Dinamo Zagreb,[4][5] but Trajkovski said that he was not interested in a possible move. At the end of the season, R.S.C. Anderlecht was interested in buying Trajkovski, but their offer of a €500,000 transfer fee was rejected.[5] He joined the Belgian club Zulte Waregem for the new 2011–2012 season after their offer of €1.1m was accepted by Inter Zaprešić.[5][6]

In the summer of 2015, he moved to Italian Serie A club Palermo, signing a five-year contract.[7] In the same year, he was named "Macedonian footballer of the year".[8] Following Palermo's exclusion from the Serie B, he was released together with all other players in July 2019.

On 7 August 2019, Trajkovski agreed to a four-year contract with La Liga newcomers RCD Mallorca.[9]

International career[edit]

On 22 May 2012, the Macedonian U21 national team defeated Netherlands 1–0 in a friendly, with the lone goal scored by Aleksandar Trajkovski.[10][11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 11 May 2019[12]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Inter Zaprešić 2010–11 1.HNL 15 4 0 0 15 4
Zulte Waregem 2011–12 Pro League 17 2 1 1 6 1 24 4
2012–13 19 3 3 0 5 0 27 3
2013–14 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
Mechelen (loan) 2013–14 16 1 1 0 6 2 23 3
Zulte Waregem 2014–15 27 3 4 1 3 0 6 2 40 6
Total 65 8 8 2 6 0 17 3 96 13
Palermo 2015–16 Serie A 32 3 1 1 33 4
2016–17 11 1 0 0 11 1
2017–18 Serie B 31 4 2 3 33 7
2018–19 34 8 2 0 42 11
Total 108 16 5 4 0 0 0 0 113 20
Career total 204 29 14 6 6 0 23 5 247 40

International[edit]

As of match played 19 November 2019
Macedonian national football team
Year Apps Goals
2011 4 0
2012 1 0
2013 9 2
2014 6 1
2015 8 4
2016 3 1
2017 8 3
2018 8 4
2019 7 0
Total 54 15

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Macedonia's goal tally first.[13]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 August 2013 Philip II Arena, Skopje  Bulgaria
2–0
2–0
Friendly
2. 6 September 2013  Wales
2–1
2–1
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 9 October 2014  Luxembourg
1–0
3–2
UEFA Euro 2016 qualification
4. 27 March 2015  Belarus
1–0
1–2
5. 12 November 2015  Montenegro 2–0 4–1 Friendly
6. 3–0
7. 4–0
8. 2 June 2016  Iran
1–1
1–3
9. 5 September 2017 Stadion Mladost, Strumica  Albania
1–1
1–1
2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10. 6 October 2017 Stadio Olimpico, Torino  Italy
1–1
1–1
11. 9 October 2017 Stadion Mladost, Strumica  Liechtenstein
2–0
4–0
12. 27 March 2018 Mardan Sports Complex, Antalya  Azerbaijan
1–1
1–1
Friendly
13. 13 October 2018 Philip II Arena, Skopje  Liechtenstein
1–0
4–1
2018–19 UEFA Nations League D
14.
2–0
15. 19 November 2018  Gibraltar
4–0
4–0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski – Prima squadra 2016/2017 – U.S. Città di Palermo". U.S. Città di Palermo (in Italian). Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski guest player for Chelsea". Macedonian Football. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Trajkovski Aleksandar". Archived from the original on 1 April 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Trajkovski na meti Dinama". Sportske novosti (in Croatian). Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Vande Velde, Stephane (23 June 2011). "Anderlecht se fait doubler pour Trajkovski". Sport/Foot Magazine (in French). Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  6. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski joins Zulte Waregem". macedonianfootball.com. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  7. ^ "TRAJKOVSKI E' ROSANERO". palermocalcio.it. Retrieved 8 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Trajkovski nominato miglior calciatore dell'anno". mediagol.it. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Acuerdo con Aleksandar Trajkovski" [Agreement with Aleksandar Trajkovski] (in Spanish). RCD Mallorca. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  10. ^ "U21 friendly: Netherlands – Macedonia 0:1". MacedonianFootball.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  11. ^ "У-21: Трајковски ги урна Холанѓаните" (in Macedonian). ekipa.mk. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  12. ^ "A. Trajkovski". Soccerway. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Aleksandar Trajkovski Profile". eu-football.info. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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