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Blagoja Kuleski

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Blagoja Kuleski (Macedonian: Благоја Кулески ; born 4 October 1962) is a Macedonian football manager and former player.

During his playing career he played in Yugolav League for Macedonian clubs FK Pobeda, FK Vardar and FK Pelister, Serbian FK Radnički Niš, before moving to Australia, in 1992, where he played with Marconi Stallions, Melbourne Zebras, Bulleen Lions and Rockdale City Suns.

Whilst serving military service in Belgrade, he trained with Partizan Belgrade.

Blagoja, or Kuki, as he is more famously known in the football community, played the first official game for Macedonia against Yugoslavia in Skopje in 1991, along the greats of Darko Pancev and Ilija Najdoski.

Blagoja was voted second best defender/ sweeper in 1990 in Yugoslav Natioanl League just 2 points behind Milorad Belodedic of Red Star Belgrade who were crowned Super Cup Champions in the same year. Playing in Bari- Italy at St Nicola Stadium just days before the 1990 World Cup, Blagoja was named player of the tournament and was offered a contract with newly promoted side Parma - Seria A.

After retiring in Australia, he became a football coach managing Illawara Lions and Bonnyrigg White Eagles.He won the Championship two consecutive years with Bonnyrigg and promoted them back into the NSW Premier League in 2009.He is a highly respected coach and master tactition with a wealth of knowledge from his famous predecesors.

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