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End of the season 2001/2002

29.05.2002 - FC Vardar won the fifth championship title in its history. In the last match of this season, Vardar beat Sloga 2-0 on away at the Cair Stadium in Skopje and with this victory we are the champions again after long 7 years. The match was followed by 2,500 people and the double scorer for us was Ristovski with the goals in 21' and 53' of the game. The match was canceled in the 60th minute because of the riots which were made by the angry fans of Sloga, and after half an hour the game continued with no problems. After the match the bus of FC Vardar with the players and the team staff was welcomed by a crowd of more than 1,000 fans who were waiting for them at our City Stadium. The coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the match with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Dimov, Janev, Braga, Bajevski, Zaharievski, Nacevski and Ristovski. In the second half on the places of Ristovski, Bajevski and Nacevski the game entered Panov, Simonovski and Georgievski.

18.05.2002 - FC Vardar played only 1:1 at home against Belasica and still has 1 point advantage before the matches of the last Week 32 in the 1.MFL. The match at the City Stadium in Skopje was followed by 7,000 spectators and the goal scorer for Vardar was Bajevski, whilst for Belasica the goal was scored by Baldovaliev 7'. After the end of the game, a group of angry fans of Vardar attacked the president of Belasica - Vanco Takovski. He was injured on his head and neck, whilst the police used tear-gas outside the stadium in try to break up the angry fans of Vardar who tried to attack the visiting fans of Belasica, too. Luckily there were other injured in all these unpleasant events. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Stojanov, Gjosevski, Braga, Zaharievski, Gosev, Ristovski, Bajevski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of : Gjosevski, Ristovski and Gosev the game entered Panov, Kirovski and Georgievski. On Wednesday - 29th May there will be played the matches of the last Week 32 and Vardar plays at the Cair Stadium against Sloga and with a victory there we'll win the fifth championship title.

15.05.2002 - Vardar is eliminated in the 1/2 finals of the Macedonian football cup. In the second leg match against FCU Skopje at the City Stadium, Vardar played 2-2. The match was followed only by 500 spectators and our coach Hadzievski played the match with the second team, because he rested the players for the Saturday's match against Belasica. The goals for Vardar were scored by : Kirovski 17' and Todorovski 29', whilst the scorers for FCU were : Novakov 8' (og) and Gjorgjiev 38'. The starting eleven for Vardar were : Zlatanovic, Elmazovski, Todorovski, Simonovski, Janev, Donev, Siveski, Novakov, Kirovski, S.Georgievski and Panov. In the second half on the places of Panov, Siveski and Novakov the game entered B.Georgievski, Tasevski and Dzangarovski. In the final match on 23rd May in Strumica will play FCU Skopje and Pobeda Prilep.

12.05.2002 - FC Vardar is now a step from the winning of the fifth championship title in it's history. In the Week 30 of the 1.MFL, Vardar beat Pobeda on away in Prilep with 2:1 with the goals of Panov 55' and Ristovski 83', whilst the only goal for Pobeda was scored by the Brazilian midfielder Gilson 86'. The match at the "Goce Delcev" stadium in Prilep was followed by 800 spectators and there were also 50 fans of Vardar. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Todorovski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Dimov, Braga, Gosev, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Ristovski. In the second half on the places of : Todorovski, Gosev and Braga the game entered Panov, Janev and Elmazovski. On Saturday - 18th May, Vardar plays at home in Skopje against Belasica and if we beat them we'll win the fifth championship title in our history.

05.05.2002 - FC Vardar beat FCU Skopje with 3:2 in the match of the Week 29 in the 1.MFL. The match was followed only by 500 people and the hat-trick for Vardar was scored by Aleksandar Bajevski with the goals in 43', 45' and 59', whilst the two goals for FCU were scored by the ex-Vardar player Daniel Gjosevski in 33' and 49'. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Dimov, Vasoski, Panov, Gosev, Zaharievski, Nacevski, Bajevski and Ristovski. On the places of Nacevski, Panov and Gosev the game entered Elmazovski, Georgievski and Novakov.

01.05.2002 - Rabotnicki and Vardar played draw 2:2 in the great city derby of the Week 28 in the 1.MFL. The match at the City Stadium in Skopje was followed by 1,000 spectators and the goals for Vardar were scored by : Bajevski 9' and Nacevski 68', whilst the scorers for Rabotnicki were : Oliveira 52' and Nedelkovski 96' (from a penalty-kick). The referee Mijalce Mihajlov harmed our team with the penalty-kick for Rabotnicki in the 4th minute of the added time. There was no theory for a penalty-kick and with this decision he harmed our team, because now we lost the other 2 deserved points. Anyway with this point Vardar is now alone at the top of the standings with 27 points, 1 more than the second-placed team of Belasica. The coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Braga, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Veselinovski, Gosev, Nacevski, Zaharievski, Ristovski and Bajevski. In the second half on the places of Braga, Bajevski and Gjosevski the game entered Janev, Dimov and Simonovski.

28.04.2002 - Vardar beat Sloga with 2:0 in the derby match of the Week 27 in the 1.MFL. The match at the City Stadium was followed by 1,000 spectators and the both of goals were scored by our most efficient forward Mario Petkov in the 31st and 43rd minute of the game and he also missed a penalty-kick in the second half. Our coach Hadzievski started the game with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Gosev, Braga, Zaharievski, Panov, Petkov and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Panov, Petkov and Gjosevski the game entered Janev, Georgievski and Dimov.

27.04.2002 - Today at the City Stadium in Skopje it was played a testimonial game between the team of Vardar which won the championship title in 1987 and the team of stars of the first and second division of former Yugoslavia. The match was followed by 25,000 people and Vardar won 3:2, with the 2 goals of the "European Golden Boot" award winner in 1991 Darko Pancev in the 37th and 45th minute from a penalty-kick and the goal of Zoran Boskovski in the 47th minute, whilst the goals for the visiting team were scored by Zdravkov in the 7th minute and Atanasovski in the 60th minute from a penalty-kick. The game was played 2x30 minutes each half. This match was also the 15th birthday of "Komiti" - the fans of Vardar and they made great atmosphere with the fireworks and choreographies during the match. The head coach of Vardar in 1987 started the game with these eleven : Grosev, Stanojkovic, Simonovski, Kanatlarovski, Najdoski, Petrov, Dzipunov, Babunski, Pancev, Avramovski and Ringov. Also played : Lazarov, B.Todorovski, Simovski, Markovski, Trajcevski, Boskovski, Anastasovski, Trajanovski, Georgievski, Bizimovski, Filipov, Goracinov, Dimovski, Stojanovic and S.Mutibaric. For the opposite team the coach Dragan Hristovski started with : Stojanovic, Spasic, Marovic, Blazevski, Mi.Stojkovski, Bankovic, Zdravkov, Urosevic, M.Gjurovski, Stojkovic and Mrkela. Also played : Janjus, Panov, Ma.Stojkoski, Aleksandrovski, Gerasimov, Georgiev, Madzunarov, Husein, Andreev, Vasilev, Atanasovski.

20.04.2002 - Belasica beat Vardar with 1-0 in the last 90th minute with the goal of Toni Atanasov in the Week 26 of the 1.MFL play-off. The match at the stadium "Mladost" in Strumica was followed by 6,000 people and also there were nearly 50 fans of Vardar who travelled from Skopje. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Dimov, Stojanov, Vasoski, Janev, Braga, Gosev, Zaharievski, Nacevski and Ristovski. In the second half on the places of Gosev and Braga the game entered Bajevski and Simonovski. The next weekend there's the great derby between Vardar and Sloga at the City Stadium in Skopje.

19.04.2002 - Our former defender Saso Janev came back to our club, after the 2 months adventure at the Polish second division side of Hutnik Krakow. He will be good reinforcement for our defence for the last 7 matches in the first division play-off. Also for the next season there are chances that the 31-year Polish midfielder Grzegorz Lewandowski from the Polish second division side of Hutnik Krakow will sign for our club.

14.04.2002 - FC Vardar Skopje beat the visiting side of Pobeda Prilep with 2:0 in the derby match of the Week 25 of the 1.MFL. The match at the City Stadium in Skopje was followed by a crowd of 4,000 and the goals for Vardar were scored by : Petkov 35' and Braga 59'. The coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the game with these players : Zekir, Veselinovski, Dimov, Stojanov, Gjosevski, Braga, Gosev, Zaharievski, Ristovski, Petkov and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gosev, Braga and Gjosevski the game entered Bajevski, Novakov and Simonovski. The next game of Vardar is on the great derby against Belasica on away in Strumica on Saturday - 20th April.

07.04.2002 - FCU and Vardar played draw 0:0 in the match of the Week 24 in the 1.MFL. The match at the stadium of FCu was followed by a crowd of 1,000 and Vardar had more chances to score a goal, but the result stayed 0:0. With this point Vardar is now first on the play-off standings with 20 points, the same as the second placed team of Belasica, but we have better goal difference than Belasica. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Dimov, Vasoski, Braga, Panov, Ristovski, Bajevski, Zaharievski, Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Nacevski and Panov the game entered Elmazovski and Novakov.

03.04.2002 - In the first leg of the 1/2 finals in the national cup, FCU and Vardar played draw 0:0. The game at the stadium of FCU in Skopje was followed by 1,200 spectators and our coach Hadzievski started the match with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Panov, Braga, Petkov, Zaharievski, Nacevski, Ristovski. In the second half on the places of Panov and Petkov the game entered Georgievski and Bajevski. In the other 1/2 final match, Pobeda at home in Prilep beat Sloga with 2:0. The second leg matches will be played on 15th May.

31.03.2002 - In the great city derby at the City Stadium in Skopje, Vardar won 3:1 against Rabotnicki. The match was followed by a crowd of 3,000 and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Ristovski in 15 and 49.min. and Petkov in 52.min, while the only goal for Rabotnicki was scored by Oliveira in 22.min. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Braga, Veselinovski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Nacevski, Gosev, Panov, Zaharievski, Petkov and Ristovski. In the second half on the places of Petkov, Panov and Gosev the game entered Gjosevski, Dimov and Georgievski. On Wednesday - 3rd April, Vardar plays the first leg match on away in the 1/2 finals of the national cup against FCU Skopje.

24.03.2002 - FC Vardar beat Osogovo on away in Kocani with 1:0 in the last match of the first part of the championship. The scorer of the only goal for Vardar was the Bulgarian forward Mario Petkov in 80.minute and the game by cold weather was followed only by 500 people. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these 11 : Zekir, Elmazovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Dimov, Novakov, Georgievski, Gosev, Ristovski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gosev, Gjosevski and Novakov the game entered Bajevski, Petkov and Vasoski. The next weekend starts the play-off and Vardar in the Week 23 plays the great city derby against Rabotnicki.

20.03.2002 - FC Vardar beat Sloga with 1-0 in the great derby which was played at the City Stadium in Skopje and was followed by 5,000 people. The scorer of the only goal for Vardar was Dejan Ristovski in the 78th minute. Our head coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the match with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Panov, Braga, Gosev, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gjosevski, Panov and Petkov the game entered Ristovski, Georgievski and Dimov. Before the match there were incidents on th streets of Skopje between the fans of Vardar and Sloga and as a result of that there were minimum 4 people injured. The other damage from these incidents are a 10-15 demolished city buses and cars.

17.03.2002 - FC Vardar lost 1-2 against Kumanovo in the Week 20 of the 1.MFL. The match in Kumanovo was watched by a crowd of 3,000 and the double goal scorer for the home side was Manev in 14th and 26th minute of the game, while the only goal for Vardar was scored by Nacevski in the 55th minute. FC Vardar's midfielder Zaharievski missed a penalty-kick in the 72nd minute. The coach Hadzievski started the game with these eleven : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Novakov, Dimov, Todorovski, Braga, Panov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Todorovski, Panov and Bajevski the play entered Georgievski, Ristovski and Gosev. But now this match stays behind us and on Wednesday - 20th March we are playing the great derby against Sloga at our City Stadium.

12.03.2002 - Our goalkeeper Sasa Ilic had signed for the Russian second division member Dinamo St. Petersbourg. We wish him good luck in the games for his new club and of course good representation of the Macedonian football in Russia.

10.03.2002 - FC Vardar beat Makedonija Skopje with 3:0 at the City Stadium in Skopje. The match which was played under rainy conditions was followed only by 600 fans of Vardar and the goal scorers were : Petkov 20', Ristovski 21' and Panov 52'. The head coach Hadzievski started the match with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Panov, Elmazovski, Gosev, Petkov, Ristovski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gosev, Elmazovski and Panov the game entered Georgievski, Braga and Bajevski. The next weekend Vardar plays on away against Kumanovo.

03.03.2002 - Belasica's defender Hristovski broke the right leg to our forward Risto Bozinov in the yesterday's match in Strumica which finished with a 1:0 victory of the home side of Belasica. The only goal for the home side was scored by Vanco Kostov, after the false penalty-kick in the 50th minute. The match at the "Mladost" stadium in Strumica was followed by 6,000 fans and there were no fans of Vardar. Our head coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the game with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Panov, Elmazovski, Gosev, Bozinov, Zaharievski and Petkov. On the places of Bozinov, Panov and Petkov the game entered Ristovski, Simonovski and Bajevski. After this scandalous match in Strumica our team staff and management announced that tomorrow in Skopje there will be a press conference with all the details of the game against Belasica.

28.02.2002 - Our former defender Zlatko Todorovski today joined our team. He was supposed to sign for the Polish second division side Hutnik Krakow, but instead of that he came back home to join our club. He will replace our defender Saso Janev, who signed for Hutnik Krakow. We wish best of luck to Zlatko and of course we hope that he will show good performances in his matches for Vardar, just as he used to play for us in the past.

22.02.2002 - In the last match of the group today in Kavadarci, Vardar marked the first and the only win on the tournament. Today we were better side than the Bosnian first division member Sloboda from Tuzla, winning by 2:1. The scorers for Vardar were : Nacevski 44' and Bajevski 55' and for Sloboda the only goal scorer was Joldic 62'. The match was followed by 400 spectators and the starting team for Vardar was : Ilic, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Georgievski, Vasoski, Novakov, Elmazovski, Gosev, Bajevski, Nacevski and Zaharievski. In the second half also played : Donev, Braga and Ristovski. After this game the team is coming back home in Skopje

21.02.2002 - In the second match of the group today in Kavadarci, Vardar lost again 0:1 and this time our opponent was the home side and the organizer Tikves Kavadarci. The scorer of the only goal for Tikves was Antonio Tasev in the 63rd minute. The match at the City Stadium in Kavadarci was followed by a crowd of 700 and Vardar started the game with these 11: Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Georgievski, Vasoski, Novakov, Braga, Panov, Ristovski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Zekir, Georgievski, Novakov, Panov and Nacevski the game entered Ilic, Gosev, Donev, Bajevski and Bozinov.

20.02.2002 - Today in Kavadarci and Negotino started the 10th traditional memorial tournament "Vuko Karov". In the first match of its' group, Vardar lost 0:1 against Napredok Kicevo. The only goal on the match was scored by the former FC Vardar player Toni Angelov in the 53rd minute. Interesting he already has one goal scored for us this season in the national cup. Vardar started the match with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Vasoski, Panov, Braga, Gosev, Bozinov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half also played : Simonovski, Ristovski, Bajevski and Georgievski.

11.02.2002 - Today the whole expedition of FC Vardar came back from the preparations in Croatia. Till the start of the 1.MFL which is scheduled for March 3rd the team will play on the traditional memorial tournament "Vuko Karov" in Kavadarci and Negotino which will be held from February 20th till 25th.

25.01.2002 - Today the players and the whole team staff of FC Vardar left for Croatia. There they will stay for over 2 weeks and they will be accommodated in the region of Istria and then in the south region of Dalmatia, exactly in the city of Makarska. 

09.01.2002 - Today FC Vardar started the preparations for the second part of the season. The team staff announced the plans for the preparations. There will be three phases of the preparation period. The first period starts from today till January 25th and the team should stay in Skopje. The second period should be from January 25th till February when the team should be in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. The third part is the last one, when the team will come back home and that will be from February 11th till March 3rd when the season continues and Vardar plays in Strumica against the home side of Belasica.

Start of the second part

End of the first part of the season

06.12.2001 - In the second leg match of the 1/4 finals in the Macedonian national football cup in Kocani Vardar won 3:0 against the home side of Osogovo. The goal scorers for Vardar were : Bozinov in 31st and 72nd minute and Zaharievski in the 55th minute of the game. The match at the "Nikola Mantov" stadium in Kocani was followed only by 50 people and of the main reasons was the extremely cold weather. With this victory Vardar is now in the 1/2 finals of the national cup and there we'll meet FCU Skopje. In the other semifinal will meet Pobeda Prilep and Sloga Skopje.

02.12.2001 - In today's derby match of the Week 17 of the 1.MFL, Vardar beat Sileks with 2:1. The goal scorers for Vardar were : Bozinov 29' and Petkov 77'. The only goal for Sileks was scored by Gligorovski 63'. The match was played under extremely cold weather at the City Stadium in Skopje and was followed only by 1,000 spectators. The starting eleven on this match for Vardar were : Zekir, Stojanov, Gjosevski, Veselinovski, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Gosev, Bozinov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gjosevski, Gosev and Bozinov in the game entered Petkov, Ristovski and Janev. In the other matches of this Week 17 which were played in Skopje, Rabotnicki beat Osogovo with 4:0, while FCU was better than Kumanovo by 6:0. In the other matches, Pelister beat Belasica with 1:0 at home in Bitola, while in Kicevo the home side of Napredok won 2:1 against Makedonija Skopje. In the last game of this Week 18 in Prilep, the home side of Pobeda and Sloga Skopje played draw 0:0.

27.11.2001 - The former Pelister defender and U-21 player Ilir Elmazovski signed a 4-year contract with FC Vardar Skopje. He'll be a great reinforcement for our club in the second part of the season and we wish him a best of luck in the matches for his new club and of course a lot of moments fullfilled with joy and successes.

25.11.2001 - Sometimes in the past the matches between Vardar and Pelister were derby matches, but today it's much different. Vardar is on the top of the standings and Pelister is low-placed. Today's game at the City Stadium in Skopje between these 2 teams was followed only by 300 spectators and the final result is 2:2. The goals for Vardar were scored by Bozinov 14' and Ristovski 29' and the goal scorers for Pelister were : Micevski 33' and Stisniovski 35'. Vardar started the match with the next eleven : Zekir, Novakov, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Ristovski, Gosev, Bajevski, Georgievski and Bozinov. In the second half on the places of Bajevski, Georgievski and Ristovski in the game entered Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. After the game the leading people in the board of FC Vardar and the team staff leaded by the head coach Gjoko Hadzievski were totally unsatisfied with the play of the whole team and they said that after the end of the first part of the season there will be a lot of changes in the team, because the majority of the squad played under all expectations and the weak results are shame for a big club like Vardar.

22.11.2001 - In the postponed match of the Week 11, Vardar beat the visiting side of Osogovo with 1:0 at the City Stadium. The match was followed only by 150 fans and the only goal scorer is Dragan Nacevski in the 80th minute of the match. Because of the new regulations in the 1.MFL, this match was not so important for our club and the head coach Hadzievski rested some of the key players. So the starting 11 were : Zekir, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Bozinovski, Bozinov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of : Bozinovski, Simonovski and Bozinov in the play entered Gosev, Ristovski and Bajevski.

18.11.2001 - In the Week 15 match of the 1.MFL in Kicevo, Vardar won 1:0 against the home side of Napredok with the only goal by Mile Dimov in the 64th minute of the game. The match in Kicevo was followed by 4,500 people and our head coach Gjoko Hadzievski started the game with : Zekir, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Veselinovski, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Bozinovski, Bozinov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gjosevski, Bozinov and Nacevski the game entered Novakov, Bajevski and Ristovski.

11.11.2001 - Vardar won 2:1 against FCU Skopje in a very tough game at the City Stadium, which was followed by 1,000 spectators. The result was opened by the FCU's captain Toni Jakimovski in the 14th minute and the turn-on for Vardar was brought by Zaharievski 20' from a penalty-kick and Bozinov 81'. The starting eleven for Vardar were these : Zekir, Stojanov, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Gosev, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. On the places of Gosev, Gjosevski and Nacevski in the second half entered Bozinovski, Bozinov and Spasovski.

07.11.2001 - In another derby match this season, Vardar is defeated again. Pobeda today won 1:0 with the goal of Zdraveski in the 40th minute of the match. There were 4,000 people at the "Goce Delcev" stadium and Vardar played with these 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Bozinovski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Novakov, Georgievski, Ristovski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Georgievski, Novakov, Bozinovski in the play entered Bajevski, Petkov and Spasovski.

04.11.2001 - In the derby match of the Week 12 in the 1.MFL, Rabotnicki beat Vardar with 2:1. This city derby at the City Stadium was followed by 1,500 spectators and the goal scorers for Rabotnicki were : Milosevski 72' and Sterjov 79'. The leading and the only goal for Vardar was scored by Petkov 40'. Vardar on this match started with the next eleven :  Ilic, Simonovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Dimov, Novakov, Veselinovski, Zaharievski, Braga, Nacevski and Petkov. In the second half on the places of : Gjosevski, Braga and Dimov in the game entered Gosev, Georgievski and Spasovski.

30.10.2001 - Today in Nis, Yugoslavia it was played the Testimonial Game of the Yugoslav football legend star Dragan Stojkovic - Piksi, between the teams of Radnicki Nis (the first club of Stojkovic) and Vardar Skopje. Dragan Stojkovic was the captain of Radnicki and he choose his other teammates for his last match. In the team of Radnicki played : Vaskovic, Djordjevic, Milenkovic, Kanatlarovski, Markovic, Najdoski, Miselic, Savicevic, Stojiljkovic, STOJKOVIC and Mitrovic. Also played : Zivkovic, Stojanovic, Cenic, Stojiljkovic, Milenkovic, Stamenkovic, Ilic. For the team of Vardar played : Ilic, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Janev, Simonovski, Braga, Georgievski, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half also played : Zekir, Novakov, Gosev, Spasovski, Ristovski, Bozinovski and Kotevski. The game finished with a result of 4:0 for the team of Radnicki and the goal scorers were : Kanatlarovski 3', Stojiljkovic 18', Mitrovic 37' and Stojiljkovic 50'. The match at the Cair Stadium in Nis was followed by 20,000 people who were celebrating their idol and one of the biggest Yugoslav football stars.

28.10.2001 - In the city derby match of the Week 10 in 1.MFL, Sloga and Vardar played 0:0 at the Cair Stadium. The match was followed by 4,500 people and between them there were no fans of Vardar. Vardar started the match with these 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Novakov, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second period of the game on the places of Dimov, Petkov and Gjosevski in the game entered Janev, Gosev and Georgievski.

24.10.2001 - In the Week 9 match of the 1.MFL, Vardar won 2:1 at home at the City Stadium against the visiting side of Kumanovo. The match was followed by crowd of 500 and the goals for Vardar were scored by : Dimov 34' and Nacevski 66', the only goal for Kumanovo was scored by Vasevski 62'. In this match we started with the next eleven : Ilic, Veselinovski, Abazi, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Gosev, Gjosevski, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Bajevski, Gosev and Nacevski in the game entered Bozinov, Braga and Georgievski. The next match of FC Vardar is the great city derby against Sloga on Sunday October 28th.

21.10.2001 - In the other results of the Week 8 in the 1.MFL, Sileks beat Belasica at home in Kratovo with the last-minute goal with 1:0, while Kumanovo also at home won 2:0 against Pelister and Sloga beat Napredok 4:0 at their home stadium in the Cair quarter in Skopje. Osogovo and FCU played draw 0:0 in Kocani and in the last match at the City Stadium, Rabotnicki beat Pobeda with 3:2.

20.10.2001 - In the Week 8 of the 1.MFL, Vardar was defeated on the away match against Makedonija Skopje with 0:1. The only goal for the side from West Skopje's quarter of Gjorce Petrov was scored by the Bulgarian forward Bozidar Parusev in the 45th minute. The match at the stadium of Makedonija was followed by 500 spectators and our coach Hadzievski started the match with these 11 : Ilic, Gjosevski, Veselinovski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Georgievski, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Georgievski and Petkov in the play entered Bajevski and Spasovski.

17.10.2001 - In the first leg match of the 1/4 finals in the National Cup, Vardar at home destroyed the visiting side of Osogovo by 7:0. The match at the City Stadium was followed only by 100 people and the goal scorers for Vardar were: Bajevski 8' and 65', Petkov 18', Zaharievski 51', Braga 52', Georgievski 54' and Dimov 62'. With this match the suspension of 2 matches against our head coach Hadzievski is over so on the next league match against Makedonija on away he will be back again on the bench. His assistant Vanco Balevski started the match with these 11: Zekir, Gjosevski, Veselinovski, Stojanov, Simonovski, Dimov, Braga, Georgievski, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Petkov. In the second half on the places of Petkov, Braga and Zaharievski in the game entered Nacevski, Ristovski and Novakov. In the other 3 matches of the Cup 1/4 finals, Sloga at home beat Tikves with 3:0, FCU at home was more successful than Sileks with 6:2 and in Struga the home side of Karaorman played 1:1 with Pobeda. The second leg matches will be played on December 12th.

14.10.2001 - FC Vardar won 3:0 in the derby match against Belasica at the City Stadium in Skopje. The match was followed only by 1,200 spectators and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Petkov 13' and 65' and Bozinov 90'. Vardar on this match played without the head coach Hadzievski who is banned for 2 matches because of the sending out on the match in Bitola against Pelister, so his assistant Balevski started the match with these 11 : Ilic, Novakov, Gjosevski, Stojanov, Janev, Dimov, Braga, Georgievski, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Gjosevski, Janev, and Nacevski in the game entered Simonovski, Gosev and Bozinov. After the match group of unidentified fans of Vardar attacked the team and the staff of Belasica who were in their bus, but that accident luckily finished without injured. The next match of Vardar is the first leg of the 1/4 finals in the National Cup against Osogovo at the City Stadium on Wednesday October 17th.

10.10.2001 - In the Week 6 match of the 1.MFL in Kratovo, the home side of Sileks won 2:1 against Vardar. The match at the Sileks Stadium was followed by 1,000 spectators and the goal scorers for Sileks were Ignjatov 47' (pen.) and Konjanovski 80'. The only goal for Vardar was scored by Zaharievski 62'. Vardar on this match started with the next eleven : Ilic, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Gjosevski, Janev, Dimov, Braga, Georgievski, Ristovski, Zaharievski, Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Vasoski and Ristovski in the play entered Novakov and Bozinov.

26.09.2001 - Today in the MFF it was made the draw for the 1/4 finals in the Macedonian football cup. Vardar in the 1/4 finals will play against Osogovo. The first leg will be played on October 17th in Skopje and the second leg is on December 12th in Kocani. In the other 3 matches will play FCU - Sileks, Sloga - Tikves and Karaorman - Pobeda.

23.09.2001 - FC Vardar won 2:1 on the away match in Bitola against the eternal rival Pelister. The match was followed by 3,000 supporters and the goal scorers were : Nacevski 48' and Gjosevski 78', while the only goal for Pelister was scored by Momirovski 70'. In the 81st minute of the match there was little incident between the fans of Pelister and Vardar which for luck ended with no injuries on the both of sides. The head coach Hadzievski started the match with these 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Stojanov, Janev, Abazi, Braga, Novakov, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half on the places of Abazi, Novakov and Zaharievski in the play entered Georgievski, Gjosevski and Dimov.

19.09.2001 - FC Vardar reached the 1/4 finals of the Macedonian football cup. In the second leg of the 1/8 finals match against Sasa on the away match in Makedonska Kamenica, Vardar won by 6:1. The match in the small mining place was followed by 300 spectators and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Petkov 2 (6' and 23'), Bajevski 2 (11' and 75'), Dimov 1 (11') and Gosev 1 (77'). Vardar on this match played with the next 11 : Zekir, Veselinovski, Dimov, Stojanov, Janev, Abazi, Braga, Novakov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Petkov. In the second part on the places of Zaharievski, Braga and Abazi in the game entered Georgievski, Gosev and Gjosevski. The next match for Vardar is the derby in Bitola against Pelister on Sunday September 23rd.

16.09.2001 - In the Week 4 of the 1.MFL, Vardar at the City Stadium in Skopje beat Napredok Kicevo with 2:0. The goal scorer of the both of the goals was Dragan Nacevski in the 52nd and 81 st minute of the match. The match was followed by a crowd of 1,200 and Vardar started the game with these 11 : Ilic, Vasoski, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Janev, Abazi, Gosev, Georgievski, Petkov, Zaharievski and Nacevski. On the places of Gosev, Petkov and Georgievski in the second half in the game entered Braga, Bajevski and Stojanov.

12.09.2001 - In the first leg of the 1/8 finals in the Macedonian football cup at the City Stadium in Skopje, Vardar beat Sasa with 2:0. The match was followed only by 300 spectators and the goal scorers for Vardar were Angelov 7' and Zaharievski 79'. Vardar on this game played with these players : Zekir, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Georgievski, Janev, Abazi, Braga, Angelov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Petkov. On the places of Petkov, Angelov and Bajevski in the second half entered Gjosevski, Novakov and Spasovski. The second leg in Makedonska Kamenica will be played on September 19th.

09.09.2001 - In the match of the Week 3 in the 1.MFL, Vardar is defeated with 0:1 by the team of FCU Skopje. The match at the stadium of FCU was followed by 1,500 spectators and the scorer of the only goal was Tolevski in the 74th minute. Vardar on this game played with these 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Gjosevski, Janev, Abazi, Gosev, Bozinov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. On the places of Bajevski, Bozinov and Gosev in the second half played Petkov, Ristovski and Braga. The next match of Vardar is already on Wednesday (September 12th), when in the first leg of the 1/8 finals in the National Cup at the City Stadium in Skopje we are playing against the second division member Sasa.

23.08.2001 - In the second leg of the UEFA Cup qualifying round, Vardar is defeated with 1:3 on the away match in Belgium against the home side of Standard Liege. The match on the stade de Sclessin was followed by 5,000 spectators and the goal scorers for Standard were : Walem 49' and Lukunku in 64' and 70', while the only goal for Vardar was scored by Abazi 54'. Vardar with the result of 1:6 on aggregate is eliminated from the following matches in the UEFA Cup. Vardar started the match with the next 11 : Ilic, Gosev, Georgievski, Janev, Vasoski, Zaharievski, Bajevski, Braga, Abazi, Nacevski and Bozinov. In the second half on the places of Gosev, Bajevski and Bozinov, the game entered Ristovski, Simonovski and Angelov. In the 68th minute of the match, the Vardar's forward Dragan Nacevski got red card.

19.08.2001 - In the derby match of the Week 2 in the 1.MFL at the City Stadium in Skopje, Vardar beat Pobeda with 1:0. The winning goal for Vardar was scored by the Brazilian midfielder Braga in the 65th minute, after an amazing break through the opponent's defence with an excellent lob-kick he defeated the Pobeda's goal keeper Pejic. The match in Skopje was followed by 5,000 spectators and Vardar played with these 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Gjosevski, Simonovski, Janev, Abazi, Gosev, Bozinov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second period on the places of : Bajevski, Gosev and Bozinov, in the play entered : Petkov, Braga and Angelov. Petkov and Braga are the most meritorious for the victory, and on this match Nikola Gjosevski - the newest reinforcement from Spartak Moscow had his debut for Vardar. He showed excellent play and we are expecting a lot of good games from him in the future too.

12.08.2001 - In the first match of the new season in the 1.MFL, Vardar beat the city rival Rabotnicki with 3:2. The match was played in excellent atmosphere and was followed by 5,000 spectators and between them, there were fans of Rabotnicki and of course much more of Vardar. The goals for Rabotnicki were scored by : Sterjov 24' and Oliveira 67' and for Vardar were : Petkov 66' and 85' and Zaharievski 70'. Vardar on this match played with this formation : Ilic, Veselinoski, Vasoski, Simonovski, Janev, Abazi, Gosev, Angelov, Zaharievski, Bozinov and Bajevski. In the 37th minute on the place of Angelov in the game entered Petkov, while in the second half on the places of Gosev and Bajevski, in the game entered Braga and Ristovski.

10.08.2001 - In yesterday's first leg of the UEFA Cup qualifying round, Vardar lost 0:3 against Standard. The match in Skopje was followed by 5,000 spectators and the goal scorers for Standard were : Meyssen 32', Blay 50 and Walem 68'. Vardar played good on this match and our players had a couple of good chances for scoring a goal, but that failed on finding a way to the net of Standard. FC Vardar started the match with the next 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Simonovski, Vasoski, Gosev, Bozinov, bajevski, Zaharievski, Nacevski, Abazi and Novakov. In the 21st minute on the place of the hurted Novakov in the play entered Angelov and in the second half also played Petkov and Ristovski. The second leg in Liege will be played on August 23rd.

09.08.2001 - Tonight at 20:00 CET on the City Stadium in Skopje, the first leg in the UEFA Cup qualifying round between Vardar and Standard will be played. The supporters of Vardar expect good game and of course a victory of our team. The match will be leaded by a referees from Slovakia and the main referee is Jozef Kacenga. These are the possible 11 with who Vardar will start the tonight's match : Ilic, Vasoski, Novakov, Abazi, Simonoski, Veselinovski, Gosev, Nacevski, Zaharievski, Bajevski and Bozinov. It is expected a live broadcast on MTV 2, and of course on MKTV Sat too for all the supporters of Vardar across the world.

08.08.2001 - Vardar Skopje and Spartak Moscow made a kind of trade of two players. Igor Stamenovski from Vardar signed a 3-year contract with the Russian champion, while Nikola Gjosevski in the next 4 years will play for Vardar. The youngster Gjosevski will be good reinforcement on the left side and we expect good plays from him in the red-black shirt.

05.08.2001 - In the first official match in the new season which was played in the 1/16 finals of the Macedonian football cup, FC Vardar beat Kumanovo with 2:0 and reached placement in the 1/8 finals. The match in Skopje was played on extremely hot weather and was followed by 1,000 spectators. The goal scorers for Vardar were : Nacevski 32' and Zaharievski 37'. Vardar played the match with these 11 : Ilic, Veselinovski, Vasoski, Simonovski, Janev, Abazi, Gosev, Bozinov, Bajevski, Zaharievski and Nacevski. In the second half also played : Angelov, Ristovski and Petkov.

Start of the new season 2001/2002

01.08.2001 - In a friendly charitable match in Bitola, Vardar beat Pelister with 1:0. The scorer of the only goal was Risto Bozinov in 72nd minute. The whole income from this game will be assigned for the families of the policemen and soldiers who gave their lives for Macedonia in the fights with the Albanian terrorists.

20.07.2001 - The site will be not updated till the August 5th 2001, because the webmasters are on summer vacation.

09.07.2001 - Vlatko Gosev is the newest reinforcement of FC Vardar. He comes from Germany and in the past he played for Sileks and Rabotnicki. We wish him a lot of success in the Vardar's jersey and of course coming back in the Macedonian national team where he used to play with great success.

06.07.2001 - The youngster forward Vlatko Spasovski signed 4-year contract with FC Vardar. He is former player of Makedonija Skopje and FCU Skopje. We wish him best of luck in his plays for Vardar and of course a lot of goals.

05.07.2001 - From July 5th till 17th FC Vardar will be on preparations in the place of Zrece, on the Rogla mountain in Slovenia. The whole expedition of Vardar with 30 members from today will be accommodated in the "Dobrava" Hotel and for the stay in Slovenia it's expected that we'll play 7-8 friendly matches and through them, the new coach Hadzievski will form the team for the new season in which we'll play in the new Macedonian championship and in the UEFA Cup of course. 

04.07.2001 - FC Vardar and FC Kumanovo made an exchange of two players. Toni Eftimov of Vardar went to Kumanovo and Toni Angelov from Kumanovo came to Vardar.

28.06.2001 - 21-year old Macedonian defenders Igor Stamenovski and Aleksandar Vasoski signed 4-year contracts with FC Vardar. These are only a part of the new reinforcements of Vardar for the new season in which we expect much more than the last one and that means winning the championship title and good results in the UEFA Cup.

25.06.2001 - Today started the preparations of FC Vardar for the new season 2001/2002. At the City Stadium the new coach Hadzievski held the first training and announced the start of the preparations for the new season in which Vardar will attack on the championship title and the national cup and of course we are expecting good results in the UEFA Cup, where Vardar will play against the Belgian side of Standard Liege.

20.06.2001 - Gjoko Hadzievski is appointed for a new head coach of FC Vardar. He is former head coach of our club and with him on the bench we won our last championship title in 1995. Hadzievski had already appointed his assistants and they are : Vanco "The snake" Balevski and Blagoj Istatov. On the press-conference in the Aleksandar Palace Hotel in Skopje, Hadzievski said that in the new season FC Vardar will be much stronger than the last season and some of the new players who perhaps will join Vardar are : Serafimovski, Babunski, Novakov etc. Also beside the Bulgarian forward Mario Petkov who signed for Vardar, new player of the red-blacks is the former forward of FCU Skopje, Dejan Ristovski.

08.06.2001 - The new head coach of Vardar, Dusan Savic resigned from his function only three days after his appointing. The reason for his resigning is the fear for the safety of his family in Macedonia. Now on the move are the board of directors of FC Vardar and the sponsor UFA Media which as soon as possible must appoint the new head coach, because for two months Vardar will play the first leg match in the UEFA Cup.

07.06.2001 - FC Vardar signed a four year contract with the Bulgarian forward Mario Petkov, the former forward of Makedonija and Sloga.

05.06.2001 - Dusan Savic the former top goal scorer of Red Star Belgrade is appointed for a new head coach of FC Vardar. This was announced by the board of directors of FC Vardar and the new head coach Savic already appointed his assistants Borce Micevski and Mane Manev.

End of the season 2000/2001

27.05.2001 - FC Vardar stayed on the second place after the end of this season in the 1.MFL. In the last match this season Vardar won 3:2 against Makedonija on away, while Sloga played 0:0 on the away match in Strumica against Belasica. The match Makedonija - Vardar 2:3 was followed by 2,000 spectators and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Nacevski 55', Ilievski 80' (own-goal) and Miserdovski 87'. The scorers for Makedonija were : Petkov 39' and Georgievski 90'. Besides this victory Vardar stayed on the second place with 63 points, the same as Sloga, but Sloga is champion because of the better relation in the mutual duels with Vardar this season, 0:0 at the City Stadium and 2:0 for Sloga at the Stadium Cair. So the next season, Sloga will play in the Champions League, Vardar and Pelister in the UEFA Cup and Pobeda in the Intertoto Cup. The draw for the qualifying round in the UEFA Cup will be made in June 2001 and the qualifying round will be played in August 2001. The new season in the 1.MFL will also start in August 2001. To all the supporters of Vardar, we wish them to enjoy in the long and hot summer and we wish more luck to our club next season 2001/2002 and of course winning the championship title.

20.05.2001 - One week before the end in the 1.MFL, the difference between the first placed Sloga and the second placed Vardar stays 2 points. In the Day 25 Vardar reached the biggest victory this season, beating Borec with 7:0. The match was followed by 500 spectators and the scorers of the goals were : Nacevski 4', 37', 53', Miserdovski 33', 86', Janev 74' and Eftimov 90'. The decision of that who will win the championship title will be brought next Sunday on May 27th. Vardar plays an easy away match in the quarter of Gjorce Petrov (West Skopje), while Sloga plays a tough match in Strumica against Belasica which is fighting for a place in the European cups. Also in the other matches of the this Day 25 of the 1.MFL, the other rivals of Vardar also won. Sloga at home won 3:0 against Osogovo, Pobeda in Prilep won 4:1 against the last placed Tikves and only Belasica played on away and won 3:0 against FCU Skopje.

16.05.2001 - Vardar won 1:0 on the away match in Kratovo against Sileks and stayed on the second place on the table of the 1.MFL. The scorer of the goal was Ilco Borov in the 73rd minute and the match was followed by 1,000 spectators. The team of Sloga also won in this Day 24. The leader of the table won 4:1 on the away match against Makedonija. Belasica at home in Strumica beat Osogovo with 1:0 and only Pobeda from the leading four teams lost on the away match against FCU with 1:0. On 2 weeks before the end Vardar is second with 57 points, behind the leading Sloga with 59 points.

06.05.2001 - In the great City Derby, Vardar won 1:0 against Rabotnicki. The goal scorer was Srgjan Zaharievski in 56th minute from a penalty kick. The match was followed by 1,000 spectators and with this victory Vardar is still on the second place with 54 points, 2 less than the leading Sloga. In the other results of this Week 23 in the 1.MFL, Pobeda at home in Prilep won 3:1 against Belasica, while Sloga won 3:0 on their stadium against the team of Borec from Veles. The next Wednesday (May 16th) Vardar will play in Kratovo against the home side of Sileks, where we are again expecting another victory with which we will stay in the race for the championship title.

29.04.2001 - In the Day 22 of the 1.MFL, Vardar beat Tikves with 4:0, Sloga won 3:0 in Kratovo against the home side of Sileks, Pobeda at home in Prilep beat Sasa with 3:0, while only Belasica at home in Strumica played 1:1 against Makedonija Skopje.

28.04.2001 - FC Vardar won 4:0 on the away match in Kavadarci against the last-placed on the table, Tikves. The goals for Vardar were scored by : Miserdovski 18', Borov 23', Bozinov 49' and Bajevski 68' (p). The match was followed by a crowd of 200 and with this victory Vardar is still on the second place on the table with 51 points, behind Sloga with 53 points. The next weekend on the City Stadium in Skopje it will be played the great City Derby between Vardar and Rabotnicki and it is expected one good match and of course a victory of Vardar with which we will stay in the race for the championship title.

22.04.2001 - The new head coach of Vardar, Zarko Odzakov started with a victory. Vardar on the City Stadium in Skopje beat FCU with 2:0. This was second and last match of Vardar without attendance because of the ban of MFF and the goal scorers were Memedi 69 (from a penalty-kick) and Miserdovski 90'. Besides this victory Vardar stays on the second place on the standings with 48 points, behind Sloga which has 50 points. The next weekend Vardar will play an easy match in Kavadarci against Tikves, which is on the last place of the standings in the 1.MFL. In the other more interesting matches in this Day 21, Sloga at home won 3:0 against Rabotnicki, while Pobeda on away in Bitola beat Pelister with 1:0 and Belasica also on away won 1:0 against Sasa.

17.04.2001 - New head coach of Vardar is Zarko Odzakov and his assistant is Borce Micevski. This is the decision of the Board of directors of the club brought today. The last head coach Alekso Mackov and his assistant Vanco Spasovski are dismissed from their functions and the new head coach Odzakov had already held the first trainings with the team.

15.04.2001 - FC Vardar for the third time is defeated this season in the 1.MFL. On the Goce Delcev Stadium in Prilep, the home side of Pobeda won 3:0 against Vardar. The match was followed by a crowd of 5,000 and the goal scorers for Pobeda were : Krstev 34', Gjorgjioski 51' and Naumoski 90'. With this defeat Vardar fell on the second place on the table in the 1.MFL. In the other results in this Week 20, Sloga in Kavadarci won 4:0 against the last Tikves, Belasica at home in Strumica reached the biggest victory of 10:0 against Borec this season, while Sileks beat Makedonija with 4:2 at home in Kratovo. The next weekend again in front of the empty stands at its City Stadium, Vardar plays against FCU Skopje.

08.04.2001 - FC Vardar won for the 14th time this season in the 1.MFL. On the City Stadium in Skopje, Vardar won 4:0 against Sasa. The match was played without attendance because of the 2 matches ban without spectators of Vardar and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Bozinov 23', Nacevski 60', Bozinov 68' and Dimic 90'. In the other matches of this Week 19 there were no surprises because all the four leading teams won : Pobeda Prilep in Tetovo beat the home side of Skendija with 2:0, Belasica Strumica with the same result in Bitola beat Pelister while Sloga Skopje at home won 3:0 against FCU Skopje. The next weekend Vardar is playing maybe the most important match this season in Prilep against the home side of Pobeda.

04.04.2001 - In the second leg of the 1/4 finals in the Macedonian national cup, Vardar won 3:2 against Pelister. But this was not enough for placement in the 1/2 finals, because in the first leg in Bitola, pelister won 2:1. The match was followed by 1,500 spectators and the referee Saso Lazarevski from Kumanovo was catastrophically bad and had a lot of decisions on damage of Vardar. Typical example is the last 94.minute from the 4 minutes added time, when on 2 occasions he didn't give foul for Vardar and in the same action Pelister scored the deciding goal over Delovski. The goals for Vardar were scored by Zaharievski 35' (from a penalty kick), Bozinov 78' and Beganovic 80' and for Pelister scorers were Deliovski 45' and Delovski 94'. Also the MFF confirmed the ban of 2 matches without spectators for Vardar on the City Stadium, so the matches against Sasa and FCU at home, Vardar will play without his supporters.

01.04.2001 - FC Vardar with the victory of 1:0 against Pelister in Bitola is again on the first place of the standings in the 1.MFL. The only goal of the match was scored by the FC Vardar's forward, Zoran Miserdovski in 55.minute. The match in Bitola was followed by a crowd of 2,500, and on the stadium there were no supporters of Vardar. In the other matches of the Day 18 in the 1.MFL, Pobeda at home in Prilep won 2:1 against Sloga while in Strumica the home side of Belasica won 3:1 against Sileks. After this Week 18 in the Macedonian First Division, Vardar is first with 42 points in front of Sloga with 41 and Pobeda and Belasica with 38. On Wednesday, April 4th the second leg matches of the Macedonian football cup are on schedule. Vardar at home plays against Pelister and the first leg finished with a 2:1 victory of Pelister. For the second leg in Skopje, the MFF annulled the 2 matches without attendance ban of FC Vardar because of the incident in the match against Skendija, so the supporters of Vardar will can to help to their club in the achieving a placement in the 1/2 finals.

18.03.2001 - Vardar is defeated for the first time at home this season. In the Day 17 match of the Macedonian first division, Vardar lost 1:2 against Belasica. The match was followed by 2,500 spectators and the goal scorers for Belasica were Stojkov 12' and Nikolic 60'. The only goal for Vardar was scored by Srgjan Zaharievski in 79th minute. With this defeat, Vardar fell on the second place of the standings in the Macedonian first division, while Sloga with the 4:1 victory at home against the visiting side of Sasa is now on the first place.

14.03.2001 - In the Day 16 match of the Macedonian first division, Vardar beat Skendija Tetovo with 2:0. The scorers were Zaharievski in 9th minute from a penalty kick and Nacevski in 57th minute. At the half-time there was an incident between the fans of Vardar and Skendija and the second half started with a delay of 30 minutes. The incident started with the attack against the small group of fans of Skendija who were placed in one sector of the South Stand. They were attacked by a bigger group of fans of Vardar and the fans of Skendija were under compulsion to jump from the stand on the pitch to escape much bigger incident and fight.

11.03.2001 - FC Vardar is defeated for the first time this season. On the Cair Stadium in Skopje, Sloga beat Vardar by 2:0. The goal scorers for Sloga were ; Bekiri in 14th minute and Zdravevski in 89th minute. The match was followed by a crowd of 5,000 and there was also a huge security because of the current situation on the north Macedonian border. But everything was OK and now all the looks of the fans of Vardar are turned on the match of Day 16 on Wednesday - March 14th, on which Vardar plays at home against Skendija Tetovo. Besides today's defeat by Sloga, Vardar is still first with 1 point advantage in front of the second-placed Sloga. On today's match in 45th minute because of mutually kicking, Risto Bozinov from Vardar and Zoran Jovanoski were expulsed. In the other matches of today's Day 15, Sileks at home beat FCU Skopje by 4:1 and in Tetovo the home side of Skendija won 2:0 against Belasica Strumica. The next Day 16 on the schedule is on Wednesday - March 14th, with the kick-off at 2 PM and Vardar plays at home against Skendija Tetovo.

06.03.2001 - Today the MFF announced that the matches of Day 15 which were scheduled for March 7th (Wednesday) are rescheduled for March 11th (Sunday) and the matches of Day 16 will be played on March 14th (Wednesday). The date for the 2nd leg matches of the 1/4 finals in the Macedonian national cup will be announced later. This means that the great derby on the Cair Stadium between Sloga and Vardar will be played on Sunday, March 11th with the kick-off at 2 PM CET.

04.03.2001 - In the first match of the second part in the Macedonian National League, Vardar beat Osogovo by 2:0. The match on the City Stadium in Skopje was followed by a crowd of 2,000 and the goal scorers for Vardar were : Zoran Miserdovski in 17th minute and the newcomer Dejan Dimic in 90th minute. On this match the players of FC Vardar had a few more chances for scoring, but our forwards were inefficient. But now all our thoughts are turned on the great derby which is played on Wednesday - March 7th, on the Cair Stadium between the home side of Sloga Skopje and Vardar Skopje. If we stay undefeated on this match then our chances for winning the 5th championship title are huge. In the other matches of Day 14 in the 1.Macedonian National League, Sloga won 2:1 in Tetovo against the home side of Skendija and on the half time it was 1:0 for Skendija. In Prilep the home side of Pobeda beat Sileks Kratovo with 2:0.

25.02.2001 - FC Vardar is defeated with 2:1 from Pelister in Bitola in the first 1/4 finals match of the Macedonian National Cup. The match was followed by a 5,000 spectators and the goal scorers for Pelister were Dimov 43' and Momirovski 47' and the only goal for Vardar was scored by Feim Beganovic in 77th minute. From the 51st minute on the stadium in Bitola there were 200 fans of Vardar, who gave their support to their team to score the goal which will be very significant for the second leg on March 14th in Skopje. Also after the scoring of the only goal for Vardar, the fans of Vardar fired a lot of fireworks and smoking bombs and some of them finished on the pitch and on the stand next of us, on which were placed - Ckembari - the fans of Pelister. Also on the match and after the end there was a small incident, and in that incident Komiti and Loyal Fans (2 fan groups of Vardar) were on the one side and Ckembari (fan group of Pelister) was on the other. The case was about exchanging stones and many other hard objects over the railing and some of those objects finished on the reporters who were placed in the middle of the two stands of the supporters of Vardar and Pelister. After the end of the match, the 200 supporters of Vardar who came in Bitola with 4 buses and the full team and support staff which were in 1 bus, 2 hours were held on the stadium, while the police cleaned the park around the stadium from the angry Ckembari who wanted to settle the accounts with the players and the supporters of Vardar. But we all came back safely to Skopje and only the bus of the team which was at the head of the line suffered a little, and the young defender Marjan Belcev get a little hurt from the broken window of the bus. In the other first legs of the 1/4 finals in the national cup, Belasica Strumica was defeated at home with 0:1 by Sloga Skopje, Skendija Tetovo beat Baskimi Kumanovo 2:0 at home and in the last 1/4 final match in Struga the home side of Karaorman played draw 0:0 against FCU Skopje. The next match of Vardar is against Osogovo Kocani at our stadium in Skopje.

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End of the first part of the season

29.11.2000 - FC Vardar won 2:0 on the away match in Kicevo against the home side of Napredok and with this victory we are going through the 1/4 finals in the Macedonian national football cup. The goal scorers for Vardar were Dragan Nacevski in 8' (his 3th goal in the Cup and 4th this season) and Ivica Jovanovski in 15' (his first goal for Vardar) and on the match the attendance was only 500. The draw for the 1/4 finals will be made in December 2000. Now all the looks of FC Vardar's supporters are turned at the tournament which will be organized by the District football league of Gazi Baba on December 8-10. And on this tournament besides Vardar these 5 clubs will take a participation : Sloga Skopje, 2 clubs from the Gazi Baba district and the 2 clubs from Bulgaria : FC Botev from Plovdiv and FC Hebar from Pazardzhik. We hope that Vardar will play against Sloga and we'll show again to the Smugglers (the fans of Sloga) who is the best in Macedonia.

26.11.2000 - Belasica with today's victory of 1:0 on the Cair Stadium against the home side of Sloga made to us a great favour and at the end of the first part of the season the difference between Vardar and Sloga is 4 points and in the next Day 14 which will be played in March next year Sloga will play in Tetovo against the home side of Skendija and we are playing at home against Osogovo and we are really expecting that this difference of 4 points will grow up on 6 or 7 points in front of the great derby match on Cair in Day 15 between Sloga and Vardar. 

25.11.2000 - FC Vardar had won the autumn championship title after the victory of 2:0 against Makedonija Skopje. The goals for FC Vardar were scored by Artim Sakiri in 43rd minute (his 2nd goal in the league) and Risto Bozinov in 78th minute (his 7th goal in the league and 8th in the season). The match was followed by a crowd of 3,000 supporters who were celebrating the autumn championship title with a hope that it will be the same at the end of the championships. On the match there was a small group of fans from Gjorce Petrov, but they didn't have any possibility for joy. 

23.11.2000 - The last match from the first part of the season in the Macedonian First League between Vardar and Makedonija Gjorce Petrov will be played in Saturday afternoon on November 25th and the kick-off is at 1 PM. For this term the both of clubs have had agreement, so the supporters of FC Vardar are expecting to celebrate the autumn championship title on Saturday afternoon. And another good thing for this is that there are no players with 3 yellow cards in Vardar's squad and the head coach Alekso Mackov will have all the players for this crucial match this season. 

19.11.2000 - FC Vardar is now on 1 step in front of the winning of the autumn championship title, after the victory of 2:0 in Veles against the home side of Borec. The goal scorers for our team were Saso Janev 73' (his first goal this season) and Risto Bozinov 89' (his 6th goal in the league and 7th total this season). The match was followed by a crowd of 1,000 and there were a lot of supporters of FC Vardar - "Komiti" and "Loyal Fans" even though in the all 90 minutes the weather was cloudy and it was raining on some moments. With this victory FC Vardar is still on the top of the standings with 30 points and Sloga has 29 with the victory over Osogovo in Kocani while the other clubs are far away behind us. In the next last week in this first part of the season, Vardar will play at home with Makedonija Skopje while Sloga will also play at home against Belasica Strumica. We hope that the "pigeons" from Cair will lose or play draw against the team of the ambitious president of Belasica, Vanco Takovski and with that we'll move away from them on the table. 

12.11.2000 - After the Week 11 of the Macedonian First Division, FC Vardar is still on the first place of the table with 27 points. In today's derby match Vardar won 3:1 against Sileks and two weeks before the end of the first part of the season the chances for winning the autumn championship title are big. By the way today's match was followed by crowd of 5,000 supporters who were 12th player of our club and they have big part in the results of the team. Vardar took the lead with the goal of Risto Bozinov in 29th minute and after that Red-Blacks had few more chances to score but the first half finished 1:0 for FC Vardar. The second half began very bad for Vardar, because after the start Ahmetovic from Sileks equalized on 1:1 with the goal which was scored from offside position, but the referee Gradimir Stojanovski from Gostivar didn't meant like that. After this there was a big gun fire on the goal of Suad Prtinac - the goalkeeper od Sileks Kratovo and as a result of that in 58th minute the referee Stojanovski gave us a penalty kick. Ilco Borov was successful again and with his 2nd goal in the league and third in the season, Vardar took the lead again with 2:1. Risto Bozinov with his fifth goal in the league and 6th in the season placed the final result on the match 3:1 for FC Vardar and gave big joy of the Vardar's fan-group "Komiti". In the other matches this weekend Sloga Skopje at home beat Makedonija Skopje minimally with 1:0 and after this the Doves from Cair are the only team who are following Vardar in step and they are one point behind us at the moment. 

08.11.2000 - In today's first leg of the 1/8 finals in the Macedonian national football cup, FC Vardar beat Napredok Kicevo with 5:1. The goal scorers for Vardar were: Nacevski 2, Veselinovski, Bozinov and Borov from a penalty kick. Today's match was more interesting in the second period when 5 goals were scored, instead of the first which finished 1:0 for Vardar. Vardar took the lead by 1:0 with the goal of Veselinovski in 23', on 2:0 increased Borov from a penalty kick and the minute was 49th, then Napredok scored their only goal and decreased the lead of Vardar on 2:1 and the goal scorer was Mickovski  in 71' and a little bit after that, they had chance to equalize but the defense of the Red-Blacks was successful. 7 minutes later in 78th minute Dragan Nacevski had scored his first goal today and increased the lead of Vardar on 3:1 and with this goal everything started to be clear who will be in the 1/4 finals. Then Risto Bozinov with his first goal in the cup and fourth this season increased on 4:1 and in 90th minute Dragan Nacevski scored his second goal on this match and placed thae final result of 5:1. The match was followed by a crowd of 500 fans who were celebrating the new victory of their favorite players. 

05.11.2000 - In the other results of today's 10th week of the Macedonian First Division, Sloga Skopje won 3:2 on the away match in Veles against the home side of Borec. Sileks Kratovo at their stadium in Kratovo celebrated victory against Skendija Tetovo by 2:0. With these results our rivals are still behind us and the next weekend in Skopje, Vardar plays vs. Sileks and we are expecting another victory. If we eventually win we'll be 5 points in front of the blue-reds of Kratovo. 

04.11.2000 - In today's city derby match between Rabotnicki and Vardar, more successful were Red-Blacks and they win today by 3:2. The goals for Vardar were scored by Dragan Nacevski in 17th minute of the match (his first goal this season) and the double-scorer Risto Bozinov in 24' and 57'. By the way Rabotnicki had the first lead in today's match with he goal of D.Gjorgjievski in 10th minute from a free-kick and the final result was set up by Ivanov in the added time which was 10 minutes long and we don't know why the referee Delco Jakimovski prolonged the 2nd half so much. But that's not important, because with this victory Vardar is still first on the table with 24 points.

02.11.2000 - Definitely the match between Rabotnicki and Vardar will be played on Saturday afternoon at 6 PM. In our team for this match Miserdovski and Sakiri will be missing, but Risto Bozinov will be in the squad and in his statement for "Macedonian Sport" he expects to score at least once, but the the biggest stave for the FC Vardar's attackers will be Gogo Jovcev (the goalkeeper of Rabotnicki) who played a couple for Vardar too. The fans of FC Vardar remember Gogo Jovcev by his big mistake and the goal from 50 metres against the Hungarian side of Bekescaba in UEFA Cup 6 years ago. That match finished 1:1 and we hope that in Saturday Jovcev will be defeated again. 

01.11.2000 - The city derby match Rabotnicki - Vardar will be probably played in Saturday on November 4th under the lights of City Stadium and the kick-off is at 6 PM. The both of clubs have deal for this and now remains the formal decision of the Macedonian football federation today. We hope that it will be like that and the fans of Vardar and Rabotnicki will see a good match and a lot of goals. 

29.10.2000 - With today's victory of 3:0 against Tikves Kavadarci we are now on the top of the table. Today's match was followed by a crowd of 500-1000 fans but all of them were satisfied with the final result of this match. The goal scorers for FC Vardar were the member of the Macedonian U-21 national team Aleksandar Bajevski who scored the first 2 goals in 3' and 49' and the youngster Daniel Gjosevski in 57minute. In this match we had a lot of chances to score but our forwards were not efficient and as a result of that FC Vardar won only by 3:0. The match between Sloga and Sileks which was very important for FC Vardar finished 2:2. That result brought us on the 1st place on the table and we hope that we'll be on that place at the end of the season. Next weekend FC Vardar will play a derby match versus our big rival and neighbor Rabotnicki. We are sharing the City Stadium with them and the matches between these 2 clubs are compared with some of the famous derby matches in Europe like : Milan-Inter, Torino-Juventus, Sampdoria - Genoa, Red Star - Partizan Belgrade and more other. The fans of the both of clubs are expecting good game and we hope that FC Vardar will win in this match and we'll stay on the top of the table.

28.10.2000 - Well, the decision of the Macedonian football federation is that the match between Vardar and Tikves will be played on Sunday afternoon at 2 PM local time. We don't have the explanation for this decision but however the match will be played tomorrow. 

26.10.2000 - FC Vardar wants the match from week 9 vs. Tikves Kavadarci to be played on Saturday night (October 28th) instead of Sunday afternoon. We hope that the MFF will accept this proposal and we'll see a good game under the lights of City Stadium. This match will be a coming back on City Stadium after whole 2 months and the draw against Sloga 0:0. Tikves Kavadarci is on the last place of the table and they still don't have points this season, so we hope that Vardar will show good play and the fans are expecting a lot of goals.

22.10.2000 - In today's match - 8th in this season in the national league, Vardar won 3:2 on the away match against FCU Skopje and with this 3 points we are now only 1 point behind the leaders Sloga. The goal scorers for us were Zoran Miserdovski in 15 minute and the double goal scorer Aleksandar Bajevski in 50 and 73 minute of the match. The goals for the home team were scored by Svetozar Stankovski in 37' and Igor Angelovski (from the penalty kick) in 47' of the match. The match was followed by a not very big crowd only 2-3000 and there were a lot of fans of FC Vardar - Komiti and they were big support for our team. In the other results in this week's matches the leader Sileks was defeated at home by 1:2 from Osogovo Kocani and now Vardar and Sileks are equal on the standings with 18 points. In the next week match we are coming back on our City Stadium after whole 2 months and we are expecting victory vs. the last-placed Tikves from Kavadarci. The derby match next week will be played on the Cair Ground in Skopje between the home side of Sloga and Sileks Kratovo. We hope that Sloga will lose or play draw and Vardar will be on the top after this matches.

16.10.2000 - In the Day 7 match of the Macedonian national league which was played in Vinica yesterday FC Vardar played only 0:0 vs. Pobeda Prilep. With this match the suspension of our stadium is over and now we can play again at home. The match in Vinica was little boring and the both of teams had only a few chances to score but the attackers were not to much interested about scoring goals. This match was followed by a crowd of 2.000 and there were fans of both of the clubs. Our fans "Komiti" were much louder than the "Monkeys" from Prilep and after the match there were tries for some fights with the fans from Prilep but everything finished OK. After this match we are now on the 3rd position in Division 1 and in the next match after 2 months we are coming back to Skopje and we are playing an away match against FCU Skopje. In this match our team will be stronger for Nedzmedin Memedi whose ban is over and he will be in our team again after that scandalous match in Strumica vs. Belasica which we won 1:0. 

12.10.2000 - There are only 3 days left to the one of the crucial matches for us this season. The city of Vinica will be again the host of our club and we are expecting another victory vs. Pobeda Prilep, after that one vs. Pelister Bitola. Risto Bozinov will be back in our team but Memedi is still out and this is the last match of his ban.

06.10.2000 - In the 1/8 finals of the Macedonian Football Cup we'll play against the 2nd league member Napredok Kicevo. The 1st leg will be played in Skopje on November 8th and the 2nd leg is in Kicevo 2 weeks later. Yesterday in a friendly match FC Vardar beat 2nd league member Alumina Skopje by 5:2. 

02.10.2000 - Yesterday we played draw 0:0 against the home side of Sasa in Makedonska Kamenica and with this point we are now 2nd on the table in the National League. The match was not to much exciting and it was followed by a not very big crowd (only 500). But now our looks are turned on the next match in Vinica on 15th October vs. Pobeda Prilep and this is 2nd and last match of the ban which was challenged by the riots before the match against Sloga.

30.09.2000 - Tomorrow our club is going on another away match, now in Makedonska Kamenica. There we are playing vs. the home side of Sasa and we are expecting another victory. In our team Memedi will be missing because of the ban and Veselinoski because of injury. And our fans will not travel this time, so there will be not very big support for our players there.

25.09.2000 - Yesterday in Vinica we won 3:1 against Pelister Bitola and now we are still on the top of the table. The goal scorers for us were Risto Bozinov 20' (his first goal in this season), Artim Sakiri 21' (his first goal too) and Zoran Miserdovski 27' (his 3rd goal in the league). The only goal for Pelister was scored by Mitko Iliev in 54th minute. The match was followed by the crowd of 1.000 fans of Vardar and there were no fans of Pelister Bitola.

21.09.2000 - The match from the Day 5 between Vardar and Pelister will be played in Vinica because of our 2 matches ban. We still do not know if our fans will travel there, but there are speculations that 3 or 4 buses with the fans will be in Vinica on 24th September.

18.09.2000 - FC Vardar is on the top of the table with 10 points and we hope that we'll be there after the all 26 matches from this season. The match in Strumica was excellent by the result for us but after the end of match there were incidents challenged by the home fans and some of the members of the home club. Our bus with the players and the club staff was attacked by the home side hooligans and with great luck only few of our players were lightly hurt. Ilco Borov scored the only goal for us in 41st minute by the penalty kick. 

13.09.2000 - Today we've done a great job on the away match in Tetovo. Vardar beat the home side of Skendija 2:0 and the goalscorers were Miserdovski 75' and Bajevski 83'. The match was attended by the crowd of 6.000 (only home fans), because our fans were not allowed to be watch the match and they started riots because of that. After this match we are in the top 4 of the table and we have great expectations from the next derby-match in Strumica against the home side of Belasica. By the way our City Stadium is suspended for 2 matches because of the riots before the match against Sloga. The alternative for this 2 matches will be Kocani or Kicevo. 

28.08.2000 - There are only 4 days left from the departure to Bratislava on the first match of our national team in WC 2002 qualifiers against Slovakia. The departure will be in Saturday on 2nd September (4 or 5 AM). We will travel 4 or 5 buses and we hope that Macedonia will win unless at least 1 point. 

27.08.2000 - In the second match of the National League, FC Vardar played only draw 0:0 against one of our biggest rivals Sloga Skopje. Our club had the initiative and the most of the goal chances but our forwards were inefficient. But on the stands it was very interesting. The match was delayed for 15 minutes because of the entering of  a few hundreds Vardar fans on the field and their wish to fight with the fans of Sloga, who stole one of our red - black flags. After that our flag was returned. Before the start of the match two our fans burned one scarf of Sloga on the field and in front of the reporters. It was fantastic to see that scene and we will try to get that photo so you can catch the moment. 5 minutes before the end of the match our fans on the West Stand made great spectacle with firing more than 40 lighting rockets. The other results from Day 2 are not very bad for us and  we are now on the 5th position on the table. 

20.08.2000 - The start in the national league was FANTASTIC !!! FC Vardar won 2:1 in Kocani and the goal scorers for us were Dragan Veselinoski 26' and Zoran Miserdovski 28', and for Osogovo Jovanovski 16'. The other results from Day 1 are very good for FC Vardar because 2 from our rivals lost. Pobeda Prilep lost 4:1 in Kratovo against the home side of Sileks Kratovo, and the greatest surprise in Day 1 Sloga Skopje (the actual champions) lost 0:1 at home from the new members of the national league Skendija Tetovo. Yesterday the board of the Macedonian Football Federation have announced the new format of the competition in the national league in next 2001/2002 season. Next season the national league will be with 12 clubs and they will meet each other 3 times in the season. And for the 2002/2003 season the national league will be with 10 clubs and they will play 4 times each other.

15.08.2000 - FC Vardar have qualified for the 1/8 finals of the national cup and our opponent will be known after the draw in September.
The board of our club will submit complaint against FC Sloga for non-argument accusations against our club and making pressure to the Macedonian football federation and its president, Mr. Lambe Arnaudov.
For the first match of the national league in Kocani against Osogovo, FC Vardar's fan club "Komiti" will organize transport for all interested fans to the stadium "Nikola Mantov".

13.08.2000 - In yesterday's first official match for this season who was played for the 1/16 finals of the Macedonian football cup , FC Vardar beat FC Makedonija from the Skopje's quarter Gjorce Petrov by 2:1. The goal scorers for us were Beganovic in 62nd and Miserdovski in 75th minute of the match. The leading goal for the visitors from Gjorce Petrov was scored by Stojkovic in 55th minute. The first match this season was followed by a crowd of 4000 who were not too much satisfied with the play of Vardar but were satisfied with the final result and with the fact that FC Vardar goes through the 1/8 finals.

12.08.2000 - The new season starts today with the match between our FC Vardar and Makedonija Skopje. We hope that will win this match and we'll go through the 1/8 finals of the Macedonian national cup. In the squad for the today's match are expected all 5 players who came from Sloga, and they were all under controversy of their former club.

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