Borko Ristovski

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Borko Ristovski
Creteil - Chambéry, LNH, 22 Octobre 2014 - 40.JPG
Personal information
Born (1982-11-02) 2 November 1982 (age 34)
Skopje, Macedonia
Nationality Macedonian
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current club FC Barcelona Lassa
Number 12
Youth clubs
Republic of Macedonia RK Rabotnički
Republic of Macedonia RK Jug
Senior clubs
Republic of Macedonia RK Makedonija
Republic of MacedoniaRK Jug (loan)
Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar Vatrostalna
Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
Spain SD Teucro
Spain Algeciras BM
Republic of Macedonia RK Metalurg Skopje
Republic of Macedonia RK Vardar PRO
Germany VfL Gummersbach
Qatar Al Ahly SC
France US Créteil Handball
Germany Rhein-Neckar Löwen
Spain FC Barcelona Lassa
National team
  Macedonia 118 (3)

Borko Ristovski (Macedonian: Борко Ристовски) (born 2 November 1982) is a Macedonian handball player who plays for FC Barcelona Lassa and for the Macedonia national handball team.[1]


He started his handball career in 1995 as a member of the handball club "Rabotnicki" (1995/96, and 1996/97). In 1997 he signed for the handball club "Jug", in which he stayed for two years, until 1999. He spent the season 1999/2000 in the handball club Makedonija (now known as RK Metalurg Skopje). In 2001 he won the Macedonian handball championship with Vardar Vatrostalna. The same year he won the Macedonian Cup. His first experience in a European Championship was in Greece in 2000 in the Championship for juniors. Between the years 2001-2003 he played for Vardar Vatrostalna and in 2002 he won the second championship in his career. In 2002 he participated in the European Championship in Poland for juniors. The same year he was proclaimed for the best young sportsman in Macedonia. After two years in the handball club Vardar, he decided to make a transfer in another club. In 2003 he signed a two-year contract for that year's champion RK Metalurg Skopje. After the expiry of the contract, Ristovski decided to go to Spain, where he signed a one-year contract for the second league handball club SD Teucro. In the year 2006/2007 he marked a transfer in the Spanish handball club Algeciras BM, and became the first Macedonian handball player who played in the ASOBAL league. Due to family reasons in 2007 Ristovski has returned in Macedonia and signed a one-year contract with the handball club RK Metalurg Skopje, where he became one of the best players, and in the season 2007/2008 he won the Macedonian handball championship, third in his career. He signed for another two seasons, and in 2008/2009 he won the Macedonian cup again. Later he signed a deal with RK Vardar. In February 2012 Ristovski signed a 2 12-year contract with the German team VfL Gummersbach. After VfL Gummersbach he sign for French team US Créteil Handball and now he is player of Rhein-Neckar Löwen.

On the match against Bulgaria in the pre-qualification rounds for the 2009 World Men's Handball Championship he scored his first goal for the Macedonia national handball team, third in his career. From that moment Ristovski became a vital part of the senior handball team and makes a significant success as a goalkeeper. One of his most brilliant moments as a goalkeeper was the amazing save of a penalty in the last second of the match against Portugal, which led Macedonia in the World Cup playoffs in Croatia. In the playoff match against Iceland he scored another goal. One of the best matches in his career was against Serbia, when he made an unbelievable 25 saves. He was part of the Macedonian national team on the 2012 European Men's Handball Championship and he made up to 20 saves per game.