At the age of 79, Red Star’s illustrious center, Kiril Dojčinovski, passed away. The Red Star and the Macedonian Football Association both released information on his passing.
How Did Kiril Dojčinovski Die?
Information on his passing was released by the North Macedonian Football Association.
Dojinovski, one of the greatest football players in Macedonian history, was farewelled by FSSM
The world of football, as well as Macedonian football, lost a great figure who was among the best in this field both as a player and a coach.
Kiril Dojčinovski Cause of Death
The cause of death is still unknown it was announced by the Macedonian football association
As the first football player from Macedonia to compete in the World Cup, he will go down in the annals of Macedonian sporting history. He participated in the 1974 World Cup in West Germany before announcing the Association while playing football for Red Star.
Who is Kiril Dojčinovski?
Dojinovski, who was born on October 17, 1943, in Skopje, played for Crvena Zvezda from 1964 to 1974 with remarkable success. He played in 252 official matches throughout that time, which places him 14th in the club’s history. He also scored five goals.
He also won four championships, three national cups, the Central European Cup, twice was the Super Champion of Yugoslavia, and the Premier League Cup during his illustrious career. He played for French Troyes in the 1974–75 season after leaving Zvezda, and Paris was his final club, where his career came to an end in 1977.
The first Macedonian to participate in the World Cup in 1974, Kiril Dojchinovski is regarded as one of the biggest personalities in Macedonian football. He also made a significant impact on Central American and Yugoslavian football.
Career Of Kiril Dojčinovski
He also made six appearances for the Yugoslavia national team, which debuted on 27 October 1968 against Spain in Belgrade (0–0). He was also part of the national team for the 1974 World Cup in West Germany but did not play.
After his retirement, he devoted himself to coaching. He was a selector for the El Salvador national team twice and also managed local clubs Firpo and Municipal Limenjo. He has also worked in Heraklion, Greece, before managing Bregarnica in Macedonia, Pratense in Honduras (2004), and the Vardar in Skopje in 2008. The last time he played in the Crvena Zvezda jersey was on May 14, 1974, when the red and white faced the Proleter of Zrenjanin in the national championship.
He then moved to Troyes, France, and then to Paris, ending his football career. He made his debut for the Yugoslavia senior national team on 27 October 1968 against Spain, playing a total of six matches for his national team.
“In addition to the great difficulties in his life, our beloved Kira stayed with Zvezda whenever possible, even though he was in a wheelchair. , also participated in all Zvezda matches. Always cheerful and jolly, he was a true host wherever our club in Macedonia was. We’ve proven something,” Zvezda said.
Kiril Dojčinovski Personal life
He had both of his legs amputated in 2009 as a result of complications from gangrene.
As a player:
- Red Star Belgrade
- Yugoslavia First League: 4th
- Winner: 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1972-73
- Yugoslav Cup: 3rd place
- Winner: 1967-68, 1969-70, 1970-71
- Mitropa Cup: Winner
- Winner: 1967–68
- Iberian Cup Badajoz: 1st
- Winner: 1971
- Costa del Sol Trophy: 1st Place
- Winner: 1973
- Trophy Naranja: 1
- Winner: 1973
- UEFA Champions League:
- Semifinalist: 1970–71
- Quarterfinals: 1973–74
- UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup:
- Quarterfinals: 1971–72
- As a coach:
- C.D. Luis Angel Firpo
- Primera: 2
- Winner: 1991–92, 1992–93
- Second: 1995–96
Tribute to Kiril Dojčinovski
Former Crvena Zvezda footballer and Yugoslavian representative Kiril Dojinovski passed away at the age of 79.
The Football Association of North Macedonia, which remembered him as one of the greatest Macedonian football players of all time, broke the terrible news.
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Dojinovski began his playing career with Vardar before joining the Crvena Zvezda squad, where he appeared in 417 games and scored 11 goals between 1967 and 1974.
FK Crvena zvezda sa velikim žaljenjem obaveštava javnost da nas je još jedno fudbalsko ime zauvek napustilo, a reč je o Kirilu Dojčinovskom koji je preminuo u 79. godini života.— FK Crvena zvezda (@crvenazvezdafk) August 10, 2022
After leaving the Belgrade team, Dojinovski moved to France and played for FC Paris and Troyes.
After his playing career came to an end, he also tried his hand at coaching, taking charge of Pelister, El Salvador, Vardar, Iraklis, and the national team of Macedonia.
He appeared six times for the national team of Yugoslavia.
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