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John Markovski
Personal information
Full name John Markovski
Date of birth (1970-04-15) 15 April 1970 (age 51)
Place of birth Sunshine, Victoria. Australia
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Sunshine George Cross 68 (20)
1989 Preston Lions 25 (7)
1989–1990 Melbourne Croatia 23
1990–1992 Marconi Stallions 49 (16)
1992–1993 Preston Lions 23 (8)
1993–1994 Morwell Falcons 22 (11)
1994 Altona Magic 15 (7)
1994–1995 Morwell Falcons 22 (8)
1995 Altona Magic 9 (2)
1995–1997 Melbourne Knights 23 (3)
1996–1997 Canberra Cosmos 7 (2)
1997–1998 Carlton S.C. 25 (12)
1998–1999 Perth Glory 22 (11)
1999–2001 Carlton Blues 36 (6)
2001–2002 Football Kingz 23 (1)
2002 Preston Lions (0)
2003–2004 Western Suburbs SC (2)
2004–2006 Fawkner Blues 19 (2)
2007 Sunshine George Cross FC 9 (0)
2008 Sydenham Park (3)
National team
1994–1998 Australia 19 (1)
Teams managed
2001 Altona Magic
2002–2003 Preston Lions
2004–2006 Fawkner Blues
2007 Sunshine George Cross FC
2008 Preston Lions
2012 Altona Magic
2017–2018 Sydenham Park
2020 Springvale White Eagles
2021 Altona Magic
2021 Fitzroy City SC
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 July 2007
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 July 2007

John Markovski (born 15 April 1970) is an Australian soccer coach and former player, former head coach of Fitzroy City SC. Markovski played in the National Soccer League (NSL) for Sunshine George Cross, Preston Lions (former Preston Makedonia), Morwell Falcons, Canberra Cosmos, Auckland Kingz, Carlton SC, Melbourne Knights and Perth Glory FC and was known Australia-wide for his excellent free kick taking skills.

Playing career

Club career

Markovski made his debut as a second-half substitute for Sunshine George Cross in round one of the 1986 National Soccer League season at the age of 15.[1][2]

Ahead of the 1989 National Soccer League season, Markovski signed for Preston Makedonia.[3]

International career

Markovski represented the Australia national soccer team on 19 occasions for one goal and represented Australia at under 20 and 23 level at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and at the World Youth Cup in 1987.

Coaching career

Markovski began his coaching career while still playing, taking charge of Preston Lions midway through the 2002 Victorian Premier League season.[4] Markovski was coach at Sydenham Park SC in Victorian State League 1 in 2017 and 2018. Also became the head coach at Springvale White Eagles in 2020 and head coach for Altona Magic in 2012 and 2021.

Career statistics

Club

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season Division App Goals
Sunshine George Cross 1986 National Soccer League 24 5
1987 22 8
1988 24 7
Total 70 20
Preston Makedonia 1989 National Soccer League 25 8
Total 25 8
Melbourne Croatia 1989–90 National Soccer League 21 5
Total 21 5
Marconi 1990–91 National Soccer League 28 10
1991–92 19 6
Total 47 16
Preston Makedonia 1992–93 National Soccer League 23 8
Total 23 8
Morwell Falcons 1993–94 National Soccer League 24 11
1994–95 24 9
Total 48 20
Melbourne Knights 1995–96 National Soccer League 16 3
Total 16 3
Canberra Cosmos 1996–97 National Soccer League 7 2
Total 7 2
Melbourne Knights 1996–97 National Soccer League 9 0
Total 9 0
Carlton 1997–98 National Soccer League 25 12
Total 25 12
Perth Glory 1998–99 National Soccer League 22 11
Total 22 11
Carlton 1999–2000 National Soccer League 30 5
2000–01 6 1
Total 36 6
Football Kingz 2001–02 National Soccer League 23 1
Total 23 1
Career total 372 112

Ref.[5]

International

International goals
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 15 February 1995 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia  Japan 1–0 2–1 Friendly

References

  1. ^ Crisp, Allan (2 April 1986). "Markovski and Lennon take shine off Hellas". Soccer Action. p. 7.
  2. ^ MacKenzie, Craig (2 April 1986). "Only 15, but what a player". Soccer Action. p. 7.
  3. ^ Cockerill, Michael (11 January 1989). "Youth side banks on 'veteran'". The Sydney Morning Herald. p. 62.
  4. ^ "Markovski's miracle". The Age. 22 August 2002. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Aussie Footballers - Maras to Marrone". OzFootball. Retrieved 11 February 2020.