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Jovan Kirovski
Height: 6-1 (1.86 m).
Weight: 170 (75 kg).
Born: March 18, 1976 in Escondido, California.
Hometown: Escondido, California.
College: n/a.
Club: Sporting Lisbon (Portugal).


               U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Iran          Jan 16   1-1    1   0    11   0   0   0   0   0
Chile         Jan 29   2-1    1   1    77   0   0   0   0   0
Haiti         Feb 12   3-0    1   1    90   1   0   2   0   0 Gold Cup
Peru          Feb 16   1-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 Gold Cup
Columbia      Feb 19   2-2    1   1    26   0   0   0   0   0 Gold Cup (1-2 PK)
Ireland        Jun 6   1-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 U.S. Cup
Mexico        Jun 11   3-0    1   0     7   0   0   0   0   0 U.S. Cup
Guatemala      Sep 3   1-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Costa Rica    Oct 11   0-0    1   1    68   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         9   7   549   1   0   2   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1994 1-2-1 4 2 0 4
1995 1-4-2 7 0 0 0
1996 5-1-1 7 1 0 2
1997 1-3-2 6 1 0 2
1998 0-1-0 1 0 0 0
1999 6-4-1 11 2 1 5
2000 5-0-4 9 1 0 2
Total 19-15-11 45 7 1 15
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
1996 1-1-1 3/3 1 0 2
Total 1-1-1 3/3 1 0 2
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1992-93 Manchester United (reserve) - - - -
1993-94 Manchester United (reserve) - - - -
1994-95 Manchester United (reserve) - - - -
1995-96 Manchester United (reserve) 21 20 - -
1996-97 Borrussia Dormund (German Bundesliga) 7 1 - -
1997-98 Borrussia Dormund (German Bundesliga) 13 - - -
1998-99 Fortuna Cologne (German 2nd) 20 2 - -
1998-2000 Borrussia Dormund (German Bundesliga) - - - -
Total - - - -

U.S. National Team: Still one of the youngest players in the U.S. National Team player pool, he fell out of favor with head coach Steve Sampson and missed out on the 1998 World Cup ... 1999: A member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... Played more minutes (990) than any other player in 1999 ... Scored a highlight-reel goal that opened the doors to a 3-0 U.S. demolition of Germany on Feb. 6 in Jacksonville ... Also scored on a header in the USA's 2-1 victory over New Zealand in the Confederation Cup opener ... 1998: Appeared in just one game, playing only 45 minutes ... 1997: Scored a goal in the USA's 2-1 win over Israel on June 17, 1997 ... 1996: Listed in World Soccer magazine (Sept. 1996) as one of the most promising young players in the world ... Scored five goals in his last nine games with the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, including three game-winners ... Scored on a free kick vs. Tunisia in the Olympics ... Scored a goal in the USA's 3-0 win in the 1996 Gold Cup third-place match ... 1995: Started seven games for the USA in 1995 ... A member of the USA's U.S. Cup '95 championship squad and the '95 Copa America semifinalists ... 1994: One of the youngest players ever called up to the USA's top squad when he, at age 17, suited but did not play in the Sept. 7, 1994, game vs. England at Wembley Stadium ... Made his first international appearance a month later vs. Saudi Arabia on Oct. 19, 1994, in Dhahran (2-1 loss) ... Netted his first goal, the game-winner, vs. Jamaica Nov. 22, 1994 ... Competed in the 1994 CONCACAF Championship in Honduras with the U.S. U-20 National Team, scoring one goal in two games ... First Appearance: Oct. 19, 1994, vs. Saudi Arabia ... First Goal: Nov. 22, 1994, vs. Jamaica.

Professional: Has been a professional in Europe since leaving home as a 15-year-old to join Manchester United's youth program in 1992 ... 1999-2000: Back with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, but did not appear in any games prior to the winter break ... 1998-99: Was loaned by Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga to second division club Fortuna Cologne for one year prior to the 1998-99 season ... Was one of Fortuna Cologne's key players, starting in 20 games and scoring two goals ... Earned three Man of the Match honors during the season ... Fortuna Cologne did not win any games in which he didn't play, going 0-5-6 without him ... 1997-98: His second season of limited action with Borussia Dortmund, he appeared in 13 matches, including three as a starter ... Played the final 11 minutes for Dortmund in the prestigious World Club Championship on Dec. 1, 1997 in Tokyo, helping his team defeat Brazil's Cruzeiro 2-0 to take the crown ... 1996-97: Was a part of the Borussia Dortmund team that won the 1997 Champions' League title, club soccer's most prestigious prize ... Scored his first professional goal for Dortmund in a Champions' League match vs. Sparta Prague in a 3-0 win on Dec. 10, 1996 ... Finished the season with one goal in seven league appearances (including 2 as a starter ... Became the youngest U.S. player to score in the Bundesliga, tallying at age 21 ... Signed with two-time defending Bundesliga champion Borussia Dortmund in August 1996, becoming the youngest U.S. player (age 20) to sign with a Bundesliga team ... 1992-96: Starred with Manchester United's reserve team from July 1992 to May 1996, having his best season in 1995-96, scoring 20 goals in 21 games ... Was part of the Manchester United class which also produced Ryan Giggs and David Beckham ... Attended school in England while playing for Man. U. ... 1992: Played with Manchester United's A and B youth teams in 1992-93 in the Lancashire League, winning England's prestigious 1993 Youth Cup, where he scored the winning goal in the semifinal against Millwall's youth team.

Youth: Played youth soccer with the La Jolla Nomads, winning the Dallas Cup in 1990.

Personal: Parents are from the former Yugoslavia ... Moved to England at age 15 to join Manchester United's youth team and has lived in Europe since.

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