North Macedonia national football team

North Macedonia
Nickname(s)
  • Рисови
    Risovi (Lynxes)
  • Лавови
    Lavovi (Lions)
AssociationFootball Federation of Macedonia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBlagoja Milevski
CaptainStefan Ristovski
Most capsGoran Pandev (122)
Top scorerGoran Pandev (38)
Home stadiumToše Proeski Arena
FIFA codeMKD
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 72 10 (12 August 2021)[1]
Highest46 (October 2008)
Lowest166 (March 2017)
First international
Biggest win
 Liechtenstein 1–11 Macedonia 
(Eschen, Liechtenstein; 9 November 1996)
Biggest defeat
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2020)
Best resultGroup stage (2020)

The North Macedonia national football team (Macedonian: Фудбалска репрезентација на Северна Македонија, romanized: Fudbalska reprezentacija na Severna Makedonija;) represents North Macedonia in men's international football, and is administered by the Football Federation of Macedonia. The team play their home matches at the Toše Proeski Arena in Skopje.

Since gaining independence from Yugoslavia, North Macedonia has been historically viewed as a weak team in Europe. Nonetheless, North Macedonia has still achieved some impressive performances, such as a shock away win at Germany in 2021.

On 12 August 2009, as part of the 100th anniversary of football arriving in what is now North Macedonia, the team played a friendly match against Spain. The hosts lost 3–2 in front of a crowd of 30,000.[2] On 12 November 2020, North Macedonia reached their first ever major tournament, having qualified for UEFA Euro 2020 thanks to their performance in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, however, they were eliminated in the group stage having lost all 3 games.