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Jovan Kirovski
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Personal information
Full name Jovan Kirovski
Date of birth March 18, 1976 (1976-03-18) (age 33)
Place of birth Escondido, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club Los Angeles Galaxy
Number 9
Youth career
1992 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1996 Manchester United 0 (0)
1996–2000 Borussia Dortmund 20 (1)
1998–1999 Fortuna Köln (loan) 23 (2)
2000–2001 Sporting CP 5 (0)
2001–2002 Crystal Palace 36 (5)
2002–2004 Birmingham City 23 (2)
2004–2005 Los Angeles Galaxy 51 (12)
2005–2008 Colorado Rapids 61 (12)
2008 San Jose Earthquakes 9 (0)
2008– Los Angeles Galaxy 22 (2)
National team
1994–2004 United States 62 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 2, 2006

Jovan Kirovski (born March 18, 1976 in Escondido, California) is an American soccer player of Macedonian descent[1][2] who currently plays for Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer.

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Career

Club

Kirovski joined Manchester United's youth team in 1992, becoming the first American to sign with the club. He led the reserve team in scoring in 1996, but was not able to break into the first team because of work permit regulations. After that season, he signed with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Kirovski spent the next four seasons in Germany, playing sparingly for Dortmund; he did however play and score in Dortmund's 1996–97 Champions League campaign, becoming the first American to win the competition. His only significant playing time in Germany was in the 1998–99 season, when Borussia loaned him out to second division club Fortuna Köln.

In 2000, Kirovski signed with Portuguese club Sporting CP, but once again could not get much playing time. After a season there, he went back to England, signing with Football League First Division club Crystal Palace. In 2002, Kirovski signed with Birmingham City, but after two seasons and not much first-team action there, he signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy. In his first season in MLS, Kirovski scored eight goals. In 2005, the Galaxy traded him to the Colorado Rapids for a first round pick in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. After spending the 2008 season with the San Jose Earthquakes, he rejoined the Galaxy in a November 2008 trade.

International

Kirovski made his US national team debut at the age of 18 on October 19, 1994, against Saudi Arabia, and played at the 1996 Olympics and the 1999 and 2003 editions of the FIFA Confederations Cup. Kirovski has 62 caps in total with the US, but has never been selected for a World Cup squad.

Honours

Club

Borussia Dortmund
Los Angeles Galaxy

See also

References

  1. ^ http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1007378/index.htm A Foot In The Door with the statment "second son of Macedonian immigrants"
  2. ^ http://www.mercurynews.com/earthquakes/ci_9437357?source=rss Kirovski is making up for lost time with Quakes with the statement "Sons of Macedonian immigrants"

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