MACEDONIAN FOOTBALL AWARDS
Artim Polozani has been named as F.Y.R. Macedonia's Player of the Year for 2006, with S.S. Lazio's Goran Pandev taking the honour for foreign-based players. Now at FK Makedonija GP Skopje, forward Polozani earned great acclaim in the 2005/06 season as he helped FK Shkendija 79 reach the Macedonian Cup final.
"It's a great honor for me," he said. "I send my best wishes to my previous club, Shkendija, and hope that I can win the title with Makedonija this season."
While Pandev was honoured as the best Macedonian player representing a foreign team, FK Rabotnicki's Serbian forward Ivan Pejcic was honoured as the best foreign player in the Macedonian league. Rabotnicki, meanwhile, were named as team of the year after winning the title, reaching the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League and then getting to the UEFA Cup first round.
In other awards, FK Sileks' Macedonian international forward Stevica Ristic took the crown as the year's top scorer, FK Skiponjat were named as the best women's team of the year, while Milka Arsova was honoured as the best female player. Zoran Leveski was named as the best futsal player if 2006 while his club, Alfa Parf, won the team award.
MD: Congrats to them! great players and let's hope they will continue like this, taking Macedonian football to the max.