Dime Jankulovski

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Dime Jankulovski
Dime Jankulovski.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-06-18) 18 June 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Gothenburg, Sweden
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Lärje-Angered IF (Manager)
Youth career
1982–1989 Rannebergens IF
1990–1992 GAIS
1993–1996 Lundby IF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1997 Lundby IF 21 (0)
1998–2001 Västra Frölunda IF 56 (0)
2001 AIK (loan) 11 (0)
2002–2003 IK Start 14 (0)
2003–2004 IFK Norrköping 13 (0)
2003 Örgryte IS (loan) 4 (0)
2004 Raufoss IL (loan) 19 (0)
2005–2012 GAIS 200 (0)
2014 BK Häcken 0 (0)
National team
1998–1999 Sweden U21 9 (0)
2000 Sweden 1 (0)
Teams managed
2013 GAIS (assistant manager)
2014– Lärje-Angered IF
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 November 2014.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2014

Dime Jankulovski (born 18 June 1977) is a Swedish football coach and former professional player of Macedonian descent who is currently manager for Lärje-Angered IF. He played as a goalkeeper.


Starting his youth years in Rannebergens IF, he shortly after moved to join GAIS youth section; however due to financial difficulties for the youth section, he was forced to depart the club and ended up in Lundby IF, where he eventually made his senior team debut.[1]

His playing in Lundby attracted the attention of local rival Västra Frölunda IF and he signed for them prior to the 1998 season, helping them to a 5th place in the 1998 season, ending up ahead of local rivals IFK Göteborg. However, the following seasons did not go as well and eventually saw the club relegated at the end of the 2000 season. Dime decided not to follow and was instead loaned out to Swedish top club AIK.[2] Due to an injury and resent surgery, Dime was unable to fully compete for the goalkeeper position until after the season had started and he made his debut against Carmarthen Town in the 2001 Intertoto Cup, followed by 11 straight games in Allsvenskan. In the second Tvillingderbyt of the season, Dime injured himself and the injury prevented him from playing any more matches that season.[2]

AIK decided not to sign Dime after the season and he returned to Västra Frölunda; however, Frölunda decided to go for young and talented John Alvbåge, rather than Jankulovski, and after a few failed attempts they were able to release him to Norwegian club IK Start,[3] following a promising start, vote player of the month in April,[4] however things changed as Dime suffered a 3 match ban, while at the same time the club sacked Jan Halvor Halvorsen as manager of the club, the new manager Guðjón Þórðarson, did sidline [sic?] Jankulovski, and on top of it all IK Start suffered from economic difficulties, resulting in the club selling several of its players and Jankulovski had his contract terminated.[5] As Balázs Rabóczki left IFK Norrköping, the club decided to sign Jankulovski on a 3-year contract as a replacement.[5][6]

However, Dime's time in IFK Norrköping was not successful, as he was early loaned out to Örgryte IS,[7] returning to Norrköping he ended up as second choice behind Andreas Lindberg and the club decided to yet again loan him out, this time to Norwegian first division club Raufoss IL.[8]

Returning to Norrköping, both Dime and the club decided to release him from his contract and Jankulovski returned home to Göteborg and GAIS.[1] On 8 October 2012, it was announced that Jankulovski would become new assistant manager to Thomas Askebrand in 2013.[9]

National team[edit]

Jankulovski represented Sweden's U21 team in 9 games. In 2000, he was called up to Sweden national team for a match against Norway on 4 February, which ended 1–1.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Dime Jankulovski played both football and handball in his youth but stopt with handball when debuting for Lundby IF's senior team,[2] he also been a GAIS supporter since young years and saw several matches from GAIS support section on Gamla Ullevi.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Presentation av Dime" (in Swedish). gais.se. 15 November 2004. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dime Jankulovski – Målvakten sommaren 2001" (in Swedish). aik.se. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dime gör succé i Norge" (in Swedish). fotbolldirekt.se. 2 May 2002. Retrieved 8 October 2012. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Best i Norge" (in Norwegian). dagbladet.no. 4 May 2002. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Balázs ut och Dime in – Målvaktsbyte i IFK" (in Swedish). folkbladet.se. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jankulovski tar över i Norrköpings mål" (in Swedish). dn.se. 20 January 2003. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Klart med Dime till Öis" (in Swedish). sverigesradio.se. 16 July 2003. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Jankulovski flyttar till Norge" (in Swedish). folkbladet.se. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Dime blir assisterande och Jonas Lundén sportchef" (in Swedish). gais.se. 8 October 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 
  10. ^ "Herr: Oavgjort mot Norge" (in Swedish). svenskfotboll.se. 4 February 2000. Retrieved 8 October 2012. 

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