We present you the winter transfers of all the 19 clubs that this season compete in the East and West groups of the second league. The second leagues continues the season on Tuesday. If we notice other transfers we will update this article additionally.
(updated 6 March)
East leaders Belasica brought 6 new players including three key players of promotion rivals Bregalnica. They continue to be the firm favorites won winning promotion. Bregalnica did bring enough players to compensate for the many departures, but it is questionable how they will all fit together. Borec also made drastic changes and will face the same problem as the Shtip club.
With 3 departures and same number of arrivals, Kozhuf kept the original team and will continue to pursue the first league dream.
Tikvesha and Plachkovica made few changes, but they are deep into the safe zone their transfer activity should not affect their second league status.
Most active was Osogovo who brought in 14 new players and released also 14. Big changes in their squad, but they were forced to do this since the team collected only 8 points so far and is second to last. The lads from Kochani have strong ambitions to avoid relegation.
Their relegation rivals Sasa shares the same ambitions and to achieve that brought in 9 players and farewelled 9.
Update: Aside from the 8 departures later the same day we received an info that Pobeda from Valandovo did bring 8 new players, most of the young except for Mizhorov and Tenekedjiev. Despite these new signings, we still believe that they gave up in the fight for securing a second league spot for next season.
IN: Goran Pashovski (no club), Martin Mirchevski (Pobeda), Aleksandar Vasilev, Goran Zdravkov, Tome Janev (Bregalnica), Nikola Bozhinov (Turnovo), Vane Milkovski (Vardar)
OUT: Vanche Manchevski (Lokomotiva), Aleksandar Bagashovski (Trepça’89, Kosovo), Kostadin Djinov (Kozhuf), Jovancho Trajkovski (Pelister), Valentin Kochoski (Shkupi), Andrej Richkov (loan end – Vardar), Micho Mitrov (Spartmani), Aleksandar Kocevski (Vasilevo), Dimitar Kremcheski (Dojransko Ezero)
IN: Toni Mirchevski, Robert Kocev (Plachkovica), Kristijan Eftimov, Kristijan Ackovski, Oliver Stoimenovski (loan – Rabotnichki), Mikica Gjorgievski (Struga), Darko Jocikj (Lödde, Sweden), Nikola Risteski, Kristijan Nikolovski (Gorno Lisiche)
OUT: Antonio Kalanoski, Naum Veljanoski (Struga), Filip Lazarevski (Rabotnichki), Gjorgji Tanushev, Aleksandar Panovski (Sileks), Trajche Stojkovski, Stojan Dimovski (Makedonija GjP), Filip Krstevski (Lokomotiva), Edin Mersovski (Gostivar), Andrej Pasharikovski (Cementarnica 55), Sashko Kochov (Prevalec)
IN: Ivan Mitrov (Sasa), Vane Jovanov (loan – Akademija Pandev), Lazar Ilijev (Merano, Italy), Daniel Bonevski, Ivan Varadinovski (Plachkovica), Slavcho Velkovski (Gostivar), Darko Digalovski (Gorno Lisiche), Mario Sandevski (Ovche Pole)
OUT: Aleksandar Vasilev, Goran Zdravkov, Tome Janev (Belasica), Petar Janevski, Dragan Anchov (Osogovo), Jane Stojanov (Tikvesh), Kristijan Jordanovski (Sasa), Mario Filipovski, Boris Pandev, Borche Lazovski (Kezhovica), Bojan Ivanov (Plachkovica)
IN: Kostadin Djinov (Belasica), Igor Zejrinov (Pobeda Valandovo), Trajko Jankulov (Akademija Pandev), Martin Shishkov (Dojransko Ezero)
OUT: Bojan Karakamishev (?), Igor Todorov (Ovche Pole), Roberto Zdraveski (Pitu Guli), Boris Gockov (Dojransko Ezero)
IN: Goran Tomovski (loan – Akademija Pandev), Angel Nacev (Strand 08, Germany), Minur Asanov, Dimche Kocev (Detonit Junior), Bojan Ivanov (Bregalnica), Darko Petrov (Turnovo)
OUT: Daniel Bonevski, Ivan Varadinovski (Bregalnica), Toni Mirchevski, Robert Kocev (Borec), Petar Najdov (Kit-Go), Antonio Fenov (Detonit Junior), Boban Cimishikj (Kezhovica)
IN: Darko Dodev (Sileks), Jane Stojanov (Bregalnica), Sasho Dukov, Slobodan Dukov (Rosoman), Stojan Petkovski (Vardar Negotino)
OUT: Blagojche Markovski (Pelister), Dane Mitrev (Vardar Negotino)
IN: Nikola Dimovski (Akademija Pandev), Gjorge Gligorov (Turnovo), Ognen Lazarov (Sloga 1934), Darko Peshovski, Martin Gocevski (Bregalnica Golak), Silvio Angelovski (Gorno Lisiche), Damjan Ivanovski (Studena Voda), Kristijan Jordanovski (Bregalnica), Blagojcho Kocev, Aleksandar Gjeorgjievski (Osogovo)
OUT: Ivan Mitrov (Bregalnica), Dragan Paunov (Osogovo), Riad Agushi (?), Zhan Manovski (?), Emil Runchevski (Kezhovica), Zoran Zlatkovski (?)
IN: Djoko Zajkov (Mladost Udovo), Mario Ivanoski (Rabotnichki), Mario Rajatoski, Marko Arsovski (Madjari Solidarnost), Stefan Popovski, Filip Stojchevski (Lokomotiva), Aleksandar Tenekedjiev (no club), Tome Mizhorov (no club)
OUT: Darko Dodevski (loan end – Vardar), Andrej Petkoski (Pobeda), Vladimir Zhoglev, Hristijan Mitrevski, Nikola Kostadinov (Osogovo), Filip Trajchevski (Struga), Igor Zejrinov (Kozhuf), Kirche Krstevski (Gorno Lisiche), Slave Stanisavovski, (Mladost Udovo)
IN: Petar Janevski, Dragan Anchov (Bregalnica), Vladimir Zhoglev, Hristijan Mitrevski, Nikola Kostadinov (Pobeda Valandovo), Slagjan Mitevski, Dejan Velevski (loan – Sileks), Nikola Stoilovski (Akademija Pandev), Dragan Paunov (Sasa), Pavle Petrov (Vardar Negotino), Bozhidar Angelovski (Rabotnichki), Aleksandar Igeski (Gostivar), Mishel Gjorgjiev (no club), Stojche Stojov (Zrnovka)
OUT: Igorcho Danev (retired), Petar Lazarov (?), Pepi Danilov (?), Blagojcho Kocev, Aleksandar Gjeorgjievski (Sasa), Mirche Natkov (?), Borche Maksimov (?), Dragoslav Zdravkov (?), Martin Gorgiev (Kezhovica), Vlatko Kocev (Skopje), Nikola Tripunovski (Kadino), Aleksandar Nikolov, Kiril Stojkov (Sloga 1934), Slavcho Petrov (?)
Top tied Vlazrimi 77 and Gostrivar were differently active this transfer window. If the Kichevo side strengthened itself by getting 8 new players and releasing only 2, Gostivar lost 7 of its players among which defensive midfielder Slavcho Velkovski, midfielder Burak Menga and both goalscorers Boban Marikj and Brilant Sulaj. They had to bring 6 new ones to compensate, including striker Florent Osmani and defender Fatmir Arif, players with first league quality.
Their rivals Struga made few changes, but seems like did a good just by signing Borec’s duo, winger Antonio Kalanoski and right back Naum Veljanoski.
Makedonija GjP and Gorno Lisiche are also in game for promotion. Both made big changes. The Lions brought in 7, while the Vulpines 12 players.
The relegation fight will be tough one. Labunishta did not make big changes as they are satisfied from their squad and believe that they can avoid relegation by keeping the players that play well.
Lokomotiva and Teteks made several changes and probably one of the three will go down at the end of the season.
Zajazi showed no ambitions, signed no players, released 3. Bottom placed Novaci recorded 17 departures, but have in mind that most of these are U21 players and younger. Nevertheless, they are firm favorites for relegation.
IN: Gent Bislimi, Burhan Aliji (Gorno Lisiche), Malikj Beluli (Vllaznia, Kosovo), Ardit Zekjiri (Drita), Agon Hashimi (Zajazi), Husein Demiri (loan – Shkupi), Ensar Sulemani (Skopje), Mladen Kotevski (Novaci), Florian Mehmedi (Xixa)
OUT: Gent Bislimi (Shkupi), Berat Redjepi (Vlapchishte), Arijan Sejdini (Zajazi), Ajradin Cuculi (Labunishta)
IN: Florent Osmani (Gorno Lisiche), Jasir Bajrami (Vllaznia, Kosovo), Fatmir Arif (Kosova, Germany), Sabit Bilali (Shkendija), Edin Mersovski (Borec), Vulnet Islami (Zajazi)
OUT: Slavcho Velkovski (Bregalnica), Boban Marikj (Kit-Go), Florim Abazi (Bissingen, Germany), Aleksandar Igeski (Osogovo), Brilant Sulaj, Ferat Ramani (Teteks), Luka Nakov (Slavia, Bulgaria), Burak Menga (Gench Kalemler Sport)
IN: Antonio Kalanoski, Naum Veljanoski (Borec), Filip Trajchevski (Pobeda Valandovo), Iljaz Chiljafi (loan – Shkendija), Ersan Alioski (Vlaznimi)
OUT: Altin Loga (Pobeda), Boban Zdravevski (loan end – Pelister), Mikica Gjorgievski (Borec), Abil Shakjiri (Vlaznimi), Jashar Hani, Ilir Sheji, Besart Isaku (Veleshta)
IN: Alexander Borja Córdoba (on loan – Rabotnichki), Stefan Kocev (Lokomotiva), Filip Petrov (Pelister), Trajche Stojkovski, Stojan Dimovski (Borec), Simeon Hristov (Southern Myanmar United, Myanmar), Filip Nedelkovski (no club)
OUT: Mihajlo Jakimoski (Fram, Iceland), Teodor Terziev, Darko Chingo (Lokomotiva), Aleksandar Isaevski (Pobeda), Valjmir Jonuzi (Teteks), Pavle Popeski (Karaorman), Filip Stojanovski (Volkovo), Andrej Nuneski (Gorno Lisiche), Branko Andonov (Vardar Negotino), Bejtula Avdulai (Vrapchishte), Darko Done (Voska)
IN: Aleksandar Maksimov (Turnovo), Andrijan Chavoli (Flamurtari, Kosovo), Kristijan Jovanovski (Rabotnichki), Borjan Todorovski (Lokomotiva), Gazmir Ahmeri (Bashkimi), Sevdjan Aliu (Bratstvo 07), Andrej Nuneski (Makedonija GjP), Valentin Rafeski, Andrej Blazhevski (SSK), Dario Naumov (Slavija), Kirche Krstevski (Pobeda Valandovo), Vane Pandev (Madjari Solidarnost)
OUT: Darko Digalovski (Bregalnica), Florent Osmani (Gostivar), Blagoja Spirkoski (Pobeda), Gent Bislimi, Burhan Aliji (Vlazrimi 77), Silvio Angelovski (Sasa), Nikola Risteski, Kristijan Nikolovski (Borec)
IN: Bojan Spirkoski (Sokol, Czechia), Stefan Petrushevski (Pelister), Harbin Kupa (Skënderbeu, Albania), Ajradin Cuculi (Vlazrimi 77)
OUT: Detar Selimi (Flamurtari Radolishta), Emil Efremovski (Marsonia, Croatia), Ediz Abdi (Liria Grnchari), Orhan Avmedoski (Oktisi)
IN: Darko Dodevski (Vardar), Filip Krstevski (Borec), Kristijan Apostolovski (Skopje), Teodor Terziev, Darko Chingo (Makedonija GjP), Vanche Manchevski (Belasica), Stojche Kocev (Rabotnichki), Edin Skenderovikj (no club), Lazar Peev (Madjari Solidarnost), Aleksandar Trajchevski (loan – Vardar)
OUT: Risto Jankov, Alexander Borja Córdoba (loan end – Rabotnichki), Stefan Kocev (Makedonija GjP), Petar Mitev (Teteks), Ekrem Memedi (Goblen Junior), Borjan Todorovski (Gorno Lisiche), Stefan Popovski, Filip Stojchevski (Pobeda Valandovo)
IN: Brilant Sulaj, Ferat Ramani (Gostivar), Valjmir Jonuzi (Makedonija GjP), Petar Mitev (Lokomotiva), Besar Akiki (Drita), Milan Chichevski (Borec), Erdin Djeladini (Trabzonsport)
OUT: Saljadin Mustafi (Shkendija), Mario Stankovski (loan end – Rabotnichki), Daniel Jovanovski (retired), Irfan Abazi (Shemshova), Muhamed Hamdi, Besart Umeri (Chaklani)
IN: Arijan Sejdini (Vlazrimi 77)
OUT: Mergim Ljutfiu (Goblen Junior), Agon Hashimi (Vlazrimi 77), Vulnet Islami (Gostivar)
IN: Hristijan Petrovski (Pelister), Blagojche Jankulovski, Pece Petrovski, Pece Talevski (Novaci 2011), Martin Georgievski (Mogila), Aleksandar Jovanovski, Stefan Talevski (Poeshevo), Stefan Karevski, Martin Kuzmanov (Kravari)
OUT: Valentin Kolevski (Pobeda), Hristijan Petreski (loan end – Pobeda), Dimche Ristevski, Blagoja Naumovski, Marjan Kotevski, Hristijan Krklinski (Pelister), Faton Tairovski (Liria Grnchari), Ilche Talevski, Nikola Jovanovski, Nikola Kalevski (Prespa), Dejan Stojanoski (?), Vlatko Baleski, Hristijan Markoski, Dushko Taseski, Dimitar Jovcheski, Aleksandar Kochoski (Ohrid), Mladen Kotevski (Vlazrimi 77)