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Kiril Simonovski

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Kiril Simonovski (Macedonian Cyrillic: Kиpил Cимoнoвcки, 19 October 1915 - 12 June 1984) was a Macedonian footballer . He played top league football for Gragjanski Skopje, FK Vardar and FK Partizan.

He started playing football in a local club in Skopje named FK Jug, before moving to Gragjanski Skopje in 1938. With the start of the Second World War the region of Macedonia was invaded by Bulgaria, and he moved to another club from Skopje, Makedonija, finishing in second place in the 1942 Bulgarian State Football Championship, and during this period Simonovski played two matches for the Bulgarian national team under the Bulgarianized name of Kiril Simeonov. At the end of the war, Simonovski moved to Belgrade and signed with newly formed FK Partizan where he will play all the way until 1950, winning two national championships and one cup. It was in this period that he became the first Macedonian to play for the post-1945 Yugoslav national team, having played a total of 10 matches and scored once.

After retiring he became a coach. He coached FK Partizan, FK Vardar and Olympiacos F.C. among several other clubs in Yugoslavia, Greece and Cyprus.

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