- Milko Gjurovski
Milko Gjurovski Personal information Full name Milko Gjurovski Date of birth 26 February 1963 Place of birth Tetovo, SFR Yugoslavia Playing position Retired Striker Youth career Teteks Tetovo 1978-1979 Red Star Belgrade Senior career* Years Team Apps† (Gls)† 1979–1980 Čukarički Stankom ? (15) 1980–1986 Red Star Belgrade 115 (54) 1986–1990 FK Partizan 70 (38) 1990–1992 FC Groningen 57 (23) 1993 Cambuur Leeuwarden 7 (0) 1993–1994 FC Groningen 14 (5) 1994 NK Maribor 19 (8) 1994–1995 Nîmes Olympique 4 (0) 1995–1996 Železničar Maribor 2005–2006 NK Ljubljana 2 (0) National team 1984–1985 Yugoslavia 6 (2) 1994 Macedonia 3 (0) Teams managed 1996-1998 Železničar Maribor (youth) 2004-2005 NK Malečnik 2005-2006 Drava Ptuj 2006–2007 Nafta Lendava 2007–2008 NK Maribor 2008 FK Vardar 2009–2010 FK Belasica * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
Milko Gjurovski or Milko Ǵurovski, Milko Djurovski and Milko Đurovski (Macedonian: Милко Ѓуровски (born 26 February 1963 in Tetovo, SFR Yugoslavia, now the Republic of Macedonia) is a former Yugoslav and Macedonian footballer and current head coach of FK Vardar.
He soon showed great scoring skills as still a youngster he became the league top scorer while playing with FK Čukarički Stankom in a lower league in 1980. However he became popular in Yugoslavia while playing for Red Star Belgrade for eight years, alongside his brother Boško Gjurovski. During that time he collected his first international caps for Yugoslavia. In 1984, he was a member of the bronze medal winning Olympic team.
In summer 1986, he became a star of the transfer season, after leaving Red Star for their hated city rivals, FK Partizan. While Partizan fans embraced him with joy, Red Star fans considered him a traitor. Playing for Partizan, he was remembered for his goals against FC Groningen and Celtic FC in European competitions. Later he played for the likes of FC Groningen, Cambuur and Nîmes Olympique. With Red Star he won 2 Yugoslav Championships (1981 and 1984) and 2 Yugoslav Cups (1982, 1985). With Partizan he won Yugoslav Championship (1987), Yugoslav Cup (1989) and Yugoslav Supercup (1989).
After ending his playing career, he moved to Slovenia where his wife Andrea is from.
He started his management career as a coach of youth selections at Maribor´s Železničar. He was well known for his ability in passing on the tactical knowledge to youngsters. He established himself as one of the best youth coaches in Slovenia, as he won all the national youth championships of youngsters born in 1984, before leaving the club. During this era, he gained a lot of respect among players and received a lot of hatred for persuading most of NK Maribor youth players to join Železničar instead. His senior career in management began with local clubs and with his brief spell at NK Drava Ptuj, followed by NK Nafta Lendava, where he spent one year before being dismissed following a run of poor results at the start of the 2007 season that culminated in a 6-0 home defeat to Domžale. He is now manager of Second League team Belasica.
He is the father of Mario Ǵurovski, and brother of Boško Ǵurovski.
Yugoslavia squad – 1984 Summer Olympics Bronze Medalists
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