Kiril Simonovski

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Kiril Simonovski
Personal information
Date of birth (1915-10-19)19 October 1915
Place of birth Skopje, Kingdom of Serbia
(then annexed by Kingdom of Bulgaria)[1]
Date of death 12 June 1984(1984-06-12) (aged 68)
Place of death Belgrade, SFR Yugoslavia
Playing position Left defender
Youth career
0000–1938 Jug Skopje
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1938–1941 Gragjanski Skopje 59 (1)
1942–1945 Makedonija Skopje
1945–1950 Partizan 53 (18)
1950–1953 Vardar 75 (21)
National team
1942 Bulgaria 2 (0)
1946–1949 Yugoslavia 10 (1)
Teams managed
1953–1955 Vardar
1955 Aris
1956–1957 Partizan
1960–1962 Olympiacos
1963 Partizan
1969–1970 Partizan

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

† Appearances (goals)

Kiril "Džina" Simonovski (Macedonian: Кирил Симоновски - Џина, 19 October 1915–12 June 1984) was a Macedonian footballer. He played top league football for Gragjanski Skopje, Macedonia Skopje, FK Vardar and FK Partizan.

He started playing football in a local club in Skopje named FK Jug, before moving to Gragjanski Skopje in 1938. In 1941 during the World War II and the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia, most of the region of the then Vardarska Banovina was occupied by the Bulgarian forces and in that period Gragjanski was renamed to Makedonija Skopie. The club finished in second place in the 1942 Bulgarian State Championship, and during this period Simonovski played two matches for the Bulgarian national team (as Kiril Simeonov).[2] At the end of the war, Simonovski moved to Belgrade and signed with newly formed FK Partizan where he will play all the way until 1950, winning two national championships and one cup. It was in this period that he became the first Macedonian to play for the post-1945 Yugoslav national team, having played a total of 10 matches and scored once.

After retiring he became a coach. He coached FK Partizan, FK Vardar and Olympiacos F.C. among several other clubs in Yugoslavia, Greece and Cyprus.


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