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Sunday, February 18, 2007The best striker of the Macedonian league joins the Korean club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Stevica Ristic, the best striker of the Macedonian league for the last 3 seasons and the new name in the Macedonian national team, joined the Koren club Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, last years winner of the Asian Champions league.
Long awaited move
Stevica Ristic, the 24 years old Serbian born striker signed 2 years long contract with the K-League team Jeonbuk. Born on 23/05/1982, Stevica Ristic affirmed himself in the last 3,5 seasons spent in the Macedonian League. He scored 103 goals for his club Sileks and was the best striker in the Macedonian league. Many foreign big clubs were interested to see him in their squads but the moves to the clubs like: Greuter Furth, Krilya Sovietov, Steaua, Lokeren... all failed because of the big transfer fee that Sileks asked for him. But this time the Korean team was very determined to have him and Sileks were not able to reject their offer, 6 months before his contract expiration.
New member of the Macedonian national team
Stevica Ristic is born in Serbia but with Macedonian origins. After 3 years spent in Macedonia he got the Macedonian passport and it was question of time when will he have the debut in the Macedonian national team. And it was the 7th of February, 2007 - the date that changed his life. Srecko Katanec gave him the chance to be in the starting line-up for the friendly match against Albania and Stevica Ristic made great use of his debut appearance for the Macedonian national side by scoring the winning goal. This goal had big effect on his future career because the next day many offers from big clubs came on his address and the best one came from the 2006 AFC Champions League winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors.
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