Nikolče Noveski

Nikolče Noveski
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-04-28) 28 April 1979
Place of birth Bitola, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Centre Back[2]
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Number 4
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 FK Pelister 12 (1)
1998–1999 Hansa Rostock 1 (0)
2001–2004 Erzgebirge Aue 92 (10)
2004–2015 1. FSV Mainz 05 315 (12)
National team
2004–2013 Macedonia 64 (5)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 May 2014.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 October 2013

Nikolče Noveski (Macedonian: Николче Новески; born 28 April 1979 in Bitola, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Macedonian footballer who plays as a defender (centre back) and was last under contract with German Bundesliga outfit 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Club career

Noveski scored two goals for Mainz in 2005–06 season and is a first team player. During Mainz's 2005–06 UEFA Cup run he also played six times.

Noveski played a big part in Mainz's ninth-place finish during the 2009–10 season as he played in 33 out of a possible 34 games. He is also a captain of Mainz's squad.

Noveski scored six own goals in the Bundesliga by now what makes him the leading "own goal scorer" in the Bundesliga history, together with Manfred Kaltz

International career

Noveski is also a regular starter for the Macedonia national football team since the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign and has made 64 caps for his country, scoring five times.

International goals

Scores and results list Macedonia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Goals Competition
1. 11 October 2006 Estadi Comunal, Andorra la Vella, Andorra  Andorra
Euro 2008 Qualifying
2. 6 February 2008 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia  Serbia
3. 11 October 2011 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia  Slovakia
Euro 2012 Qualifying
4. 12 October 2012 Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland  Scotland
World Cup 2014 Qualifying
5. 6 February 2013 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia  Denmark


  1. "Noveski, Nikolce" (in German). Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. "Nikolce Noveski's profile on the site of FFM.". Retrieved 13 October 2010.

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