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Boban Babunski

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1994–1996  Lleida
Weight  78 kg
1992–1994  CSKA Sofia
Height  1.85 m

1986–1992  Vardar
Role  Footballer
Years  Team
Name  Boban Babunski
Playing position  Defender
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Date of birth  (1968-05-05) 5 May 1968 (age 47)

Place of birth  Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia


Boban Babunski (Macedonian: Бобан Бабунски; born 5 May 1968) is a Macedonian retired footballer who played as a central defender, and a coach.


Playing career

Babunski was born in Skopje, Macedonia, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. On the club level he started playing with hometown's FK Vardar, then spent two seasons in Bulgaria with PFC CSKA Sofia to become of the first Macedonians to compete in the A Football Group. After two solid years in the Spanish second division with UE Lleida he played the same time in Japan, at Gamba Osaka.

Babunski retired professionally in 2001 at the age of 33, after stints with AEK Athens FC, CD Logroñés, K. Sint-Truidense V.V. and Chemnitzer FC – he left Germany in December 2000, signing with native FK Rabotnički – the second and the last teams two also in the respective countries' second level.

Babunski was capped two times for Yugoslavia in 1991. Subsequently, during seven years, he played 23 matches and scored once for the newly formed Macedonia.

Manager career

Babunski began his coaching career as assistant in the Macedonian national side, under Slobodan Santrač. When the latter resigned on 23 August 2005 he was appointed interim manager but, on 17 February of the following year, Srečko Katanec took over the job on a permanent basis.

On 23 July 2009, Babunski was signed as head coach of First Macedonian Football League champions Rabotnički, also from Skopje, winning the domestic cup in his sole season. Four years later he returned to the national team.

Personal life

Babunski's sons, David and Dorian, are also footballers. The former played youth football with FC Barcelona, whilst the latter did the same at Real Madrid.


Boban Babunski Wikipedia

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