The North Macedonia Euro 2020 squad has been announced, ahead of the Eastern European minnows’ first major tournament.
North Macedonia Euro 2020 squad: Who is North Macedonia’s best player?
The versatile striker – mainly an attacking midfielder nowadays – moved to Italy in 2001, won the Champions League with Inter in 2010 and had some brilliant years with Lazio and Napoli either side. Pandev is arguably the greatest Macedonian star of all time, their most capped player and leading scorer by a huge distance.
North Macedonia Squad
Goalkeepers: Stole Dimitrievski (Rayo Vallecano), Damjan Siskovski (Doxa Katokopia), Riste Jankov (Rabotnicki)
Defenders: Stefan Ristovski (Dinamo Zagreb), Visar Musliu (Fehérvár), Egzon Bejtulai (Shkëndija), Kire Ristevski (Újpest), Gjoko Zajkov (Charleroi), Darko Velkovski (Rijeka), Ezdzan Alioski (Leeds)
Midfielders: Arijan Ademi (Dinamo Zagreb), Enis Bardhi (Levante), Stefan Spirovski (AEK Larnaca), Boban Nikolov (Lecce), Tihomir Kostadinov (Ružomberok), Ferhan Hasani (Partizani), Eljif Elmas (Napoli), Daniel Avramovski (Kayserispor), Darko Curlinov (Stuttgart), Marjan Radeski (Akademija Pandev)
Forwards: Goran Pandev (Genoa), Aleksandar Trajkovski (Mallorca), Ivan Trickovski (AEK Larnaca), Vlatko Stojanovski (Chambly), Krste Velkovski (Sarajevo), Milan Ristovski (Spartak Trnava)
North Macedonia Match Schedule
North Macedonia past Euros record
Euro 2020 is North Macedonia’s first tournament: since gaining independence in the early 1990s, they have ever previously qualified.