Kiril Dojchinovski, one of the greatest legends of Macedonian football, has died

Football Macedonia is mourning, today it lost one of its greatest legends, Kiril Dojchinovski, who died at the age of 78.

Kiril Dojchinovski is considered one of the biggest names in Macedonian football, and he left a big mark in Yugoslav football and in Central America, and he is also the first Macedonian to play at the World Cup in 1974.

Dojcinovski was born on October 17, 1943, and he took his first football steps in Vardar, for whom he played for five years, from 1962 to 1967, and during that time he appeared in 218 matches.

After Vardar, Dojcinovski moved to Crvena zvezda, whose jersey he wore for seven seasons, from 1967 to 1974, and spent the best moments of his career. With the "red and whites" he won four titles in the strong Yugoslav league, won the Mitropa Cup, played in the semi-finals of the then European Champions Cup in the 1970/71 season as well as in the quarter-finals three years later.

In the period from 1970 to 1974, he was a standard member of the national team of the former SFRY led by the coach Miljan Miljanic.

From Crvena zvezda he moved to France, playing for the teams of Troyes and Paris.

After finishing his playing career, he started a coaching career. As a coach, he won two titles in the championship of El Salvador with Luis Firpo, then he was the head coach of this country. Then he sat on the bench of Vardar, and was also a coach of Pelister, Makedonija ĠP, Bregalnica Delchevo and Bregalnica Shtip as well as Greek Iraklis.

He ended his career where he started his football career, in FC Vardar, in the 2007/08 season.

Kiril Dojchinovski, due to his huge merits for Macedonian football, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Macedonian Olympic Committee, as well as the recognition from Belgrade's Crvena Zvezda, for being one of the greatest legends in the history of the club.


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