Dragi Kanatlarovski

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Dragi Kanatlarovski
Personal information
Full name Dragi Kanatlarovski
Date of birth (1960-11-08) 8 November 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Bitola, FPR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FK Lovćen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1985 Pelister 98 (10)
1985–1989 Vardar 88 (11)
1989–1990 Red Star Belgrade 29 (1)
1990–1992 Deportivo La Coruña 56 (1)
1993–1994 Karşıyaka 12 (0)
1994–1995 Pobeda 13 (0)
National team
1990 Yugoslavia 3 (0)
1993–1995 Macedonia 12 (2)
Teams managed
1994–1996 Pobeda
1996 Belasica
1997 Vardar
1999–2000 Pobeda
1999–2001 Macedonia
2001–2002 Belasica
2002 FK Kumanovo
2002–2004 Pobeda
2003–2005 Macedonia
2005–2007 Vardar
2008 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2009 Radnički Kragujevac
2011 Lokomotiv Plovdiv
2013–2014 Spartak Subotica
2014 FK Novi Pazar
2015 Velež Mostar
2016– FK Lovćen
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Dragi Kanatlarovski - Capar (Macedonian: Драги Канатларовски - Цапар, born 8 November 1960) is a Macedonian football manager and former player. He represented the Yugoslav national team and the Macedonian national team.

Name issue[edit]

His original name is Dragi and not Dragan as he is often mistaken for, the confusion happens since in Macedonia Dragi stands as one the nicknames for those who are called Dragan, but not in this case.[1] Similar problem has the current goalkeeper of the Macedonian national team, Tome Pačovski who is mistaken for Tomislav.[2]

Player career[edit]

Born in Bitola,[3] FPR Yugoslavia, he played for his hometown club FK Pelister before moving to FK Vardar where he will play four seasons. In 1989, he moved to Red Star Belgrade, he played one season in Belgrade, but it was enough to win the double, the Yugoslav Championship and the Yugoslav Cup. After that season he moved to Spain where he was Segunda División runner-up in summer 1991 and helped Deportivo La Coruña to be promoted back to La Liga where he played in the 1991–92 season, having reached the Spanish Cup semi-finals.

International career[edit]

He played his only cap for SFR Yugoslavia against Poland, friendly 28 March 1990, after the dissolution of Yugoslavia he represented Macedonia having played nine matches, scoring twice, between 1993 and 1995. He played in the first ever official match of Macedonia, played on October 13, 1993, against Slovenia.[4]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Macedonia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Goals Competition
1. 13 October 1993 Stanko Mlakar Stadium, Kranj, Slovenia  Slovenia
2. 1 June 1994 Philip II Arena, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia  Estonia

Coaching career[edit]

He has been the coach of the Republic of Macedonia twice, he first spell ended due to Republic of Macedonia not qualifying for World Cup 2002. He then became coach of FK Belasica[5] but sacked again in June 2002;[6] in September 2002, he was appointed by FK Kumanovo,[7] then FK Pobeda in December.[8] until June 2003 as coach of both national side and the club.[9] He became full-time national team coach in January 2004.[10]

His second spell ended because of poor results in World Cup 2006 qualifying matches, especially losing to Andorra, he was then replaced by Slobodan Santrač.[11]

He became FK Vardar coach in December 2005.[12]

In 2008, he became coach of Lokomotiv Plovdiv.[13]


  1. ^ Dragi Kanatlarovski at MacedonianFootball.com (in English)
  2. ^ Tome Pachovski at MacedonianFootball.com (in English)
  3. ^ Dragan Kanatlarovski at Reprezentacija.rs (in Serbian)
  4. ^ Match report at EU-Football.info
  5. ^ "Belasica announce new coach". UEFA.com. 2001-11-16. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ "Kanatlarovski sacked by Belasica". UEFA.com. 2002-06-26. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  7. ^ "Kumanovo get new coach". UEFA.com. 2002-09-25. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  8. ^ "Kanatlarovski back at Pobeda". UEFA.com. 2002-12-21. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  9. ^ "Kanatlarovski takes charge again". UEFA.com. 12 August 2003. Archived from the original on 13 September 2004. Retrieved 21 October 2008. 
  10. ^ "Ilievski back at Pobeda". UEFA.com. 2004-01-06. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  11. ^ "Kanatlarovski resigns for a second time". UEFA.com. 2005-02-13. Retrieved 2008-10-21. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Nowotny makes new year resolution". UEFA.com. 2005-12-23. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  13. ^ "Kanatlarovski to coach Loko Plovdiv". UEFA.com. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2008-10-21. [dead link]

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