12 November 2009

First Macedonia international player in V-League

Filip Madzovski, who has earned 4 caps with Macedonia national team, has just signed a contract with GDT Long An. He is 25 years old and 185 cm in height. His former club is FK Vardar, one of top Macedonian clubs. The wave of players from countries of former Yugoslavia has been up recently as a lot of them can be seen playing in football leagues of South Korea, China and Singapore.

During recent Binh Dien Cup 2009, Filip Madzovski was named in the first squad and played extremely well. GDT Long An lifted the cup while Filip Madzovski won Best Goalkeeper Award.

The sudden appearance of Filip Madzovski took a lot of people by surprise because at GDT Long An, famous naturalized goalkeeper Fabio dos Santos (or Phan Van Santos) is always thought to be number one choice in front of goal. However 32-year-old Santos conceded 37 goals last season which makes GDT Long An look for a replacement for the loyal goalkeeper. Their decision to bring the Macedonian international player to Long An stadium will surely pose a big threat to Santos 's first-team place.

Some more GDT Long An news:
- According to GDT Long An general director, Tshamala Kabanga (DR Congo) and Issawa Singthong (Thailand) are likely to be naturalized next season.
- GDT Long An will play in BTV Cup 2009 which will start in Binh Duong on November 20th.


  1. how many international players are V league clubs allowed

  2. Each Vleague club can register 5 foreigners for one season and field 3 per match