Blagoja Kuleski

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Blagoja Kuleski
Personal information
Date of birth (1962-10-04) 4 October 1962 (age 54)
Place of birth Prilep, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1985 Pobeda 80 (15)
1985–1986 Vardar Skopje 8 (0)
1987–1989 Pelister 40 (11)
1989–1992 Radnički Niš 53 (18)
1992–1994 Marconi Stallions 52 (3)
1994–1995 Melbourne Zebras 19 (0)
1997 Bulleen Lions
2000 Rockdale City Suns
Teams managed
2002 Illawara Lions
2006–2009 Bonnyrigg White Eagles
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Blagoja Kuleski (Macedonian: Благоја Кулески, born 4 October 1962) is a Macedonian football manager and former player.

Career[edit]

Born in Prilep,[1] SR Macedonia, back then still within Yugooslavia, Kuleski started playing in Yugoslav League for Macedonian clubs FK Pobeda, FK Vardar and FK Pelister, Serbian FK Radnički Niš, before moving to Australia, in 1992, where he played with Marconi Stallions, Melbourne Zebras, Bulleen Lions and Rockdale City Suns.

Blagoja, or Kuki, as he is better known in the football community, played the first game for Macedonia against Yugoslavia in Skopje in 1991, along the greats of Darko Pančev and Ilija Najdoski.[citation needed]

Blagoja was voted second best defender/ sweeper in 1990 in Yugoslav National League just 2 points behind Miodrag Belodedici of Red Star Belgrade who were crowned Super Cup Champions in the same year.[citation needed]

After retiring in Australia, he became a football coach managing Illawara Lions and Bonnyrigg White Eagles. He won the Championship two consecutive years with Bonnyrigg and promoted them back into the NSW Premier League in 2009.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asov Yu-Fudbala", page 39 (in Serbian)

External sources[edit]