North Macedonia women's national football team

The North Macedonia women's national football team represents North Macedonia in international women's association football. The team is controlled by the Football Federation of North Macedonia, the governing body for football in the country.

North Macedonia
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Nickname(s)Црвени Лавови
The Red Lions

Црвено-Жолти
Red-Yellows
AssociationFootball Federation of North Macedonia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachVančo Balevski
CaptainKaterina Mileska
Most capsVioleta Spirovska (72)
Top scorerNataša Andonova (12)
Home stadiumStadion Mladost
FIFA codeMKD
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 127 Decrease 3 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest90 (December 2009)
Lowest127 (July 2019)
First international
 Croatia 4–0 Macedonia 
(Đakovo, Croatia; 7 May 2005)
Biggest win
 Macedonia 5–1 Luxembourg 
(Strumica, Macedonia; 5 March 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Italy 15–0 Macedonia 
(Vercelli, Italy, 17 September 2014)

Overview

They are currently coached by Gorazd Mihajlov. The Macedonian women's team find themselves ranked 104th out of 122 active women's footballing nations registered with FIFA.[2]

The women's team played their first official game on 7 May 2005, in which they were beaten 4–0 by Croatia. Two weeks later, on 21 May 2005, Macedonia scored their first ever goal in a 7–1 loss to Slovenia.[3]

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record
Edition Final tournament record Qualification record
Result Pos. Pld. W D * L GF GA Result Pld. W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995 Did not enter
United States 1999 Did not enter
United States 2003 Did not enter
China 2007 Did not enter
Germany 2011 Did not qualify Main Stage 8 0 0 8 3 68
Canada 2015 Did not qualify Main Stage 10 0 1 9 6 74
France 2019 Did not enter
Overall 0 / 8 18 0 1 17 9 142
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship record

UEFA Euro record
Edition Final tournament record Qualification record
Result Pos. Pld. W D * L GF GA Result Pld. W D L GF GA
Denmark 1991 Did not enter
Italy 1993 Did not enter
Germany 1995 Did not enter
Norway Sweden 1997 Did not enter
Germany 2001 Did not enter
England 2005 Did not enter
Finland 2009 Did not qualify Prel. Stage 3 0 0 3 0 14
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify Main Stage 13 2 3 8 12 51
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify Main Stage 8 0 0 8 4 51
Overall 0 / 9 24 2 3 19 16 116
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games record

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
Australia 2000 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Greece 2004 Did not enter - - - - - - -
China 2008 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Japan 2020 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -

Scorers

FIFA World Cup, including qualifiers
Players Overall 2011 2015
Nataša Andonova 5 1 4
Gentjana Rochi 1 1
Afrodita Salihi 2 1 1
Violeta Spirovska 1 1
UEFA Euro, qualifiers included
Scorers Overall 2009 2013 2017
Nataša Andonova 4 4
Shireta Brahimi 1 1
Eli Jakovska 2 2
Simona Krstanovska 1 1
Gentjana Rochi 3 2 1
Afrodita Salihi 2 2

Current squad

Squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying round.[4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Froska Kostova 11 May 1988 (age 31) North Macedonia ZFK Naše Taksi
12 GK Elena Cakmakoska 16 July 1990 (age 28)
22 GK Viktorija Panchurova 25 December 1999 (age 19)
2 DF Martina Smilkovska 22 October 1993 (age 25)
3 DF Daniela Veleska 3 October 1997 (age 21)
4 DF Katerina Mileska 24 February 1989 (age 30)
6 DF Simona Taseva 14 September 1994 (age 24)
5 MF Pavlina Nikolovska 3 April 1998 (age 21)
8 MF Emilija Stoliovska 29 January 1994 (age 25)
13 MF Saska Kokalovska 8 December 1996 (age 22)
14 MF Ivana Binevska 6 March 2000 (age 19)
7 FW Simona Krstanovska 10 August 1997 (age 21) 1
9 FW Eli Jakovska 16 May 1995 (age 24) 2 Serbia FK Spartak Subotica
10 FW Aleksandra Ristovska 21 August 1995 (age 23)
11 FW Afrodita Salihi 11 April 1989 (age 30)
15 FW Elma Shemsovijk 4 February 1999 (age 20)
16 FW Jana Chubrinovska 12 February 1999 (age 20)
17 FW Ulza Maksuti 8 July 1999 (age 20)

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking: Women's Ranking". FIFA. 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  3. ^ "FIFA Live Scores: FYR Macedonia". FIFA. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "UEFA Women's EURO - FYR Macedonia - Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 23 June 2017.

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Afrodita Salihi

Afrodita Salihi (born 11 April 1989) is a Macedonian footballer who plays as a forward for ŽFK Kočani. Amongst the teams she played for were ŽFK Škiponjat, ŽFK Naše Taksi, Olympia Sofia and ŽFK Edinstvo. She is a member of the North Macedonia women's national football team.

Football Federation of North Macedonia

The Football Federation of North Macedonia (Macedonian: Фудбалска Федерација на Северна Македонија / Fudbalska Federacija na Severna Makedonija or ФФСМ/FFSM) is the governing body of football in North Macedonia based in Skopje. It was founded in 1926.

North Macedonia national football team

The North Macedonia national football team (Macedonian: Фудбалска репрезентација на Северна Македонија / Fudbalska reprezentacija na Severna Makedonija, formerly known officially as the Macedonia national football team) represents North Macedonia in international football, and is controlled by the Football Federation of North Macedonia. The national team plays its home matches at the Toshe Proeski Arena in Skopje.

Despite being one of the lesser successful national teams from former Yugoslavia, North Macedonia has still produced several good results, notably drawing with England twice away, drawing away from home with both Italy and Netherlands, as well as beating Croatia 2–0 in 2007 and Serbia at home 1–0 in 2012. Some popular Macedonian footballers have also played for different national teams, notably Marek Jankulovski who represented Czech Republic.

On 12 August 2009, as part of the 100-year anniversary of football in the country, the national team played a friendly match against Spain. Star player Goran Pandev scored two goals in the first half to give Macedonia a 2–0 lead before Spain scored three goals in the second half to record the 3–2 victory in front of a record crowd of 30,000 at the renovated Toshe Proeski Arena.

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