Nikola Ilievski

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Nikola Ilievski
Personal information
Full name Nikola Ilievski
Date of birth (1954-12-16) 16 December 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Persijap Jepara (Head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1964–1974 Vardar
1974–1975 Rabotnički
1975-1977 Pobeda
1977–1978 Ohrid
1978–1979 Teteks 2 (0)
1979–1980 Vardar
1980–1981 Priština 16 (1)
1981–1982 Kastoria
1982–1988 Vardar
1981–1982 Radnički Pirot
1982–1988 Metalurg Skopje
Teams managed
1989–1990 Rabotnički
1990–1991 Kumanovo
1991–1992 Metalurg Skopje
1992–1993 Sasa
1993–1994 Macedonia A-Team (assistant)
1993–1994 Belasica
1994–1995 Ljuboten
1995–1996 Rudar[disambiguation needed]
1996–1997 FK Skopje
1998–2000 CM Celje
2000–2001 Pobeda
2001–2002 Macedonia U21 (Head coach)
2002–2003 Macedonia (Head coach)
2003–2004 Pobeda
2005–2006 CM Celje
2008 CSM Râmnicu Vâlcea
2009 Metalurg Skopje
2010–2011 Bylis Ballsh
2011 Bangladesh (Head coach)
2013 Vardar
2015– Persijap Jepara

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

Nikola Ilievski - Džidži (Macedonian: Никола Илиевски - Џиџи, born 16 December 1954) is a football coach and former player from the Republic of Macedonia. He is currently the gead coach of Persijap Jepara.

CLub career[edit]

Born in Skopje, during his playing career he played with FK Ohrid,[1] FK Vardar, FK Rabotnički, FK Priština and FK Radnički Pirot[2] in Yugoslavia and with Kastoria F.C. in Greece.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

After finishing the coaching degree in the Faculty of Physical Culture in the University of Belgrade[3] he started his coaching career. He was coach of the Republic of Macedonia national football team from 2002 to 2003.[4] He spent two spells as manager of FK Pobeda, leading them into the UEFA Cup in 2000 and to the 2003–04 Macedonian First League won championship.[5][6]

In January 2013 Ilievski was appointed as the new manager of FK Vardar after a dismissal of Blagoja Milevski, although interested the club's rival FK Pelister,[7] but on 13 April, after a loss in Eternal derby against Pelister, was resigned due to underperforming in the league.[8]

In January 2015, he signed with Persijap Jepara.[9]

Managerial honours[edit]

FK Pobeda


NK CM Celje



  1. ^ Фудбалскиот клуб Охрид е еден од најстарите во Македонија формиран во далечната 1921 година at Utrinski Vesnik
  2. ^ Stats from Yugoslav Leagues at B92 (copy of zerodic data)
  3. ^ a b Nikola Ilievski at Utipia Turk
  4. ^ "Ilievski to open Macedonia account". UEFA. 5 March 2002. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Ilievski back at Pobeda". UEFA. 6 January 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Ilievski puts family first". UEFA. 7 June 2004. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Боби Милевски разрешен, Никола Илиевски – Џиџи нов тренер на Вардар!" (in Macedonian). 10 January 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Џиџи: Заминувам од Вардар!" (in Macedonian). 13 April 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Gaet Pelatih Macedonia, Nikola Ilievski" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 3 January 2015. 

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