- FC Vardar from today is in Sofia on 10 days preparations for the new season.
After the preparations in Krusino and the 3 friendly matches played in
against Napredok Kicevo 1:1
against Anzhi Mahachkala (Russia) 0:2
against Alumina Skopje 4:0
our club is going in the capital of Bulgaria and there they will stay for 10
days. Today we are playing the first match of the preparations against
Lokomotiv Sofia. In the first few days of the preparations in Sofia, 3 our
players : Miserdovski, Memedi and Stojanov will be missing because their
obligations for the Macedonian national team.
- CSKA will be the host of the "red - black" players.
The players of FC Vardar will perform their trainings on the terrains of CSKA.
They will play 5 friendly matches in Bulgaria, on 25th of July against Lokomotiv
Sofia , on 27th
against the club of "7th December", on 29th against CSKA, on
31st (the opponent will be determinated later), on 3rd August against Velbozhd
in Kjustendil on their way back to Skopje.
Two Albanian players join the team during the preparations in Krusino but they didn't
pleased the criteria of Alekso Mackov - the new head coach. This week two new
players will join our club : Dzevdet Sainovski (from Hannover) and Slobodan
Miletic (comes from some Belgian club).
the start of the last Press conference the club director Milenko Nedelkovski
exposed the seventh member of board of the directors. Also K.Dimitrovski was
replaced with Vangel Simev and Dragi Setinov was released. Momcilo Grosev who
was the second assistanti is replaced with Vanco Spasovski, Petreski is free to
engage in foreign league (the minimum damage will be 50 000 DM). In the
professional players squad will took part 25 players, between them two
goalkeepers. It means that for the place in the team will compete Zekir,
Zlatanovic and Nuredinovski. In the new team 16 players are from the last squad,
5 are from the young team and 4 places are left for the foreigners, amateurs and
Janev and G. Karadzov are uncertain. Sakiri signed for
Tennis Borussia Berlin. Ljusev and Jovanovski are free and also the former
captain of FC Vardar ('94-'95) Mirko Spaseski signed. We expect Spaseski to take
part in the consolidation of the team. Five foreigners signed for FC Vardar
(Malacarri, Innocentin, Nene, Paulinho and Petrovic), at least
three of them will join in the team for the preparations.
preparations for the second part of the National league will start on 8th of
January. The health examination will be performed on 10th and 11th and from 12th
to 20th the team will go to Soko Banja on basic preparations. On 31st FC Vardar
is going to take part of tournament in Italy where the team will play 4 to 6
matches. The tours in South America and Australia are still uncertain. The HQ
provided 3 matches in South America, but they need at least 5 if they want the
tour to be profitable. If they realize the tour it will be on January next year.
If the financial conditions for the tour in Australia are good, they will
realize it too.
Interview with Koco Dimitrovski :
If somebody from the former
technical staff gave us support we would be on the second or third place. The
unpaid instalments for the contracts created unpleasant atmosphere in the squad
that reflected on the field. FC Vardar doesn't have individuals who can beat
other teams. Every player must play and that is the key for success. Still, I
think that we are shorter for 8 points.
I won't say bad words for Makpetrol
because they did everything we asked. The problem was at the club, especially at
the former director Vasil Ringov, who rather liked to seat on other places than
to watch his team playing.
I think that the "new people" won't let such thing
and with 5 to 6 quality reinforcements we will ensure exit in Europe. I see our
chances in the cup, although we didn't say our last word in the League.
In the meantime the director Vasil Ringov was released, the new sponsor
is the company "MG Rikom", and on the directors place came Milenko Nedelkovski.
The new headquarters promise much tings, but most important work. We hope that
FC Vardar wont have troubles in the competition for higher positions.
30.06.99 - FC Vardar will play against
Legia Warszava in the UEFA Cup
In the qualification round of the UEFA Cup on
12th and 26th August FC Vardar will play against Legia Warszawa. The first match
will be in Skopje, so we hope that the new FC Vardar squad will play above their
possibilities and beat Legia, also the numerous fans expect qualifying in the
next round. The team will have extra motivation because one of the best players
that have been playing for FC Vardar in the 7 previous years is back, and the
rating points that they will get if they qualify for the next round. If you look
at the club's info on the both teams maybe you will conclude that the chances
are on Legia, but we hope that our players wont bent before those results.
Club's Info on both of the
FC Vardar Skopje
1911 - But the best results were achieved in the
Macedonian First Division which was created in 1992
1993, 1994, 1995|
1993, 1995, 1998, 1999|
matches in the European
||2 games - Best
results : 1987 Ist round;|
||4 games - Best
results : 1961 Ist round|
||14 games - Best
results : 1986 IInd round|
Since 1927 Legia is playing in the First Division in Poland|
||1955, 1956, 1969,
1970, 1994, 1995|
||1955, 1956, 1964,
1966, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995|
matches in the European
||20 games - Best
results : 1970 semi-final; 1971 quarter-final|
||10 games - Best
results : 1996 quarter-final|
||36 games - Best
results : 1991 semi-final|
||32 games - Best
results : /|
22.05.1999 - FC Vardar won the cup finals
This year again at the National cup finals meet Sloga and FC
Vardar. The fans of Sloga (Shverceri) expected decent revenge but the players
didn't succeed. But most important is that the verbal duels between the both of
the fan groups didn't transform into physical because the fan group of Sloga ran
out of the stadium before the end of the game. The fan group Komiti was numerus
and better organized. The players of FC Vardar had the initiative all the time
and they earned the fourth cup title.
06.03.1999 - Makpetrol is the new
official sponsor of FC Vardar
At secret meeting the HQ of FC Vardar decide
that Makpetrol Skopje will be the new official sponsor of FC Vardar. But the fan
group Komiti was supporting UFA - Media because they promised that they will
repay all the debts of FC Vardar (around 1.000000 DM) and also they guaranteed
minimum qualifying for third round of the European competitions.
19.02.1999 - Artim Shakiri signed for
The middle player for the national team Artim Shakiri signed for FC
Vardar and as a former player of this club he will have the right to play at the
start of the spring part of the national league, and of the national cup too. He
came from Halmstad (SWE) where he was playing for several years. With this
player FC Vardar have serious chance for wining the national league. Also FC
Vardar played friendly today and beat Belasica with 3-1. The council which will
decide about the new sponsor is delayed for 24th of February.
09.02.99 - Press conference was held by v.d director of FC
According to the v.d director of FC Vardar Vasil Ringov the new head
coach of FC Vardar is Koco Dimitrovski and his asistants are Momcilo Grosev and
Dragi Setinov. Also Artim Sakiri maybe will sign for FC Vardar on 19.02 when the
council will decide about the new sponsor of the team.
04.02.99 - The head coach of FC Vardar
gave irrevocable resignation.
When the critical period in the club
was in progress, the bringing in of the statute. The head coach of the club
unexpected gived irrevocable resignation. His heir is still unknown.
But unofficialy the candidates are Koco Dimitrovski, Kiril Dojcinovski and Lazar
Plackov. The club must to decide fast because the spring part of the national
league is going to start soon.
05.01.99 - Exceptional council of FC
Vardar was held
New council passed in "exceptional" conditions, without the
attendance of the president Penov who gave his resignation on 23.12.98, and the
three vice-presidents; in the hall full with the members of the fan club
"Komiti" who wanted to vote,somehow the council was held, the voters elected new
labor presidency and new statute of the club was approved - condition for FC
Varadar to continue with the games from the I -st league; The fans anonunced
disputation of the statute by cort, also its not certain when will be the
election of the new sponsor, but its obvious that the fans give support to "UFA
- Media"; In every case they must choose between strong and internationally
famous FC Varadar or the fight for domination in the club.
FC Vardar had financial
problems long ago, but they are not the only one. Now, when there are two offers
for sponsoring, from the petrolean giant "Makpetrol" from Skopje and "UFA -
Media" from Hamburg, came to major disagreements; the temporary administrative
commitee gave unanimous support to "Makpetrol" six days before they got the
official offer; from onother side the fan group "Komiti" interupted the council
trough their spokesman, they want "UFA - Media" to be the sponsor and return the
director's place to Darko Pancev; also nobody talked to "Kometal", on which FC
Vardar owes arond 600.000 DM. In this situation the president of the club Risto
Penov anonunced his resignation. The council of the club will be reconvoke on
09.01.1999.But for FC Vardar, after all, is good because both and
"Makpetrol" and "UFA - Media" are staying in the game and don't run from the
investing in the club.