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ФК Пелистер
FK Pelister
Full name Fudbalski Klub Pelister Bitola
Founded 1945
Ground Tumbe Kafe Stadium,
Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
(Capacity: 8,000)
Chairman Republic of Macedonia Vančo Atanasov
Manager Republic of Macedonia Naum Ljamcevski
League Makedonska Prva Liga
2008-09 10th
Home colours
Away colours

FK Pelister (Macedonian: ФК Пелистер) is a football club based in the city of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian First League.



The club was originally formed back in 1924 under the name Omladina, followed by Pelister and then SK Bitola. In 1945 the team was renamed back to Pelister and has used that name ever since. The team played in the lower divisions of the former Yugoslavia and were champions of Macedonia in 1960, 1961, 1975 and 1982 along with winning the old Macedonian Cup in 1990. They earned promotion to the Yugoslav Second League for the first in team history in 1974. Soon after they were relegated but made another comeback in 1982 with Mitko Butlevski as chairman and Ivan Čabrinović as manager. Their greatest achievement up to date was winning the 2001 Macedonian Cup, after which they played in the UEFA Cup. Since the formation of the Macedonian First League, they played there every season up until 2003 when the team fell on hard times caused by financial problems. A few years later former players Mitko Stojkovski and Toni Micevski were able to save the club from collapse, after taking over the club they brought instant success with the team winning the Macedonian Second League title in 2005. The following year they made a successful comeback to the Macedonian First League and got to the Macedonian Cup semi-final. Notable players to come from the Pelister youth system are: Gjorgji Hristov, Dragan Kanatlarovski, Toni Micevski, Nikolče Noveski, Toni Savevski and Mitko Stojkovski. Overall the club is best known for developing some of the best young talents in the country.


Macedonian Cup: 1

  • 2001

Macedonian Republic League: 4

  • 1960
  • 1961
  • 1975
  • 1982

Pelister in Europe

  • Q = qualifier
  • R1 = first round / R2 = second round / R3 = third round
Season Competition Round Club Score
2000 UEFA Intertoto Cup R1 Luxembourg CS Hobscheid 3-1, 1-0
R2 Sweden Västra Frölunda IF 3-1, 0-0
R3 Spain Celta de Vigo 1-2, 0-3
2001/02 UEFA Cup QR Switzerland FC St. Gallen 0-2, 3-2
2008/09 UEFA Cup Q1 Cyprus APOEL FC 0-0, 0-1

Former Players

Current Squad

As of January, 2010 Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Republic of Macedonia GK Dejan Apostolovski
3 Republic of Macedonia DF Sašo Lazarevski
5 Republic of Macedonia DF Goran Gančev
7 Republic of Macedonia MF Stefan Spirovski
12 Republic of Macedonia GK Ilče Petrovski
13 Republic of Macedonia MF Zoran Simonovski
14 Republic of Macedonia MF Stefan Maglovski
15 Republic of Macedonia MF Nikola Petkovski
16 Republic of Macedonia FW Marijan Altiparmakovski
17 Republic of Macedonia FW Antonio Bujčevski
18 Republic of Macedonia DF Aleksandar Veljanovski
No. Position Player
19 Republic of Macedonia DF Vladica Brdarovski
20 Republic of Macedonia FW Sašo Veljanovski
21 Republic of Macedonia MF Nikola Stojanovski
Republic of Macedonia FW Toni Pitoška
Republic of Macedonia DF Kire Risteski
Republic of Macedonia DF Ljupčo Micevski
Republic of Macedonia DF Majkl Cvetkovski
Republic of Macedonia DF Hristijan Dragarski
Republic of Macedonia MF Darko Stankovski
Republic of Macedonia FW Vangel Altiparmakovski


FK Pelister supporters are known as Čkembari (Macedonian: Чкембари).

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