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From Inter to Limhamn Bunkeflo

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Goran Slavkovski during his Inter days; photo: fotbollskanalen.seGoran Slavkovski during his Inter days; photo: fotbollskanalen.seGoran Slavkovski, at one time, became the youngest player to ever make an appearance for Italian giants Inter but he recently signed a contract with Swedish third division side Limhamn Bunkeflo.

Goran Slavkovski was once a highly regarded prospect who was compared to current Milan star Zlatan Ibrahimović.  Both players grew up in Sweden but had Balkan backgrounds and scored a plethora of goals while playing for the youth teams of Malmö.  Slavkovski's dominance for the youth teams in Sweden led to interest from huge clubs around Europe and he eventually signed with Inter.  In 2006, he even became the youngest player to ever make an appearance for Inter in a game against Siena.  He was only 17 years old and 1 month at that time, breaking the previous record held by Inter legend Giuseppe Bergomi.  However, his career has gone downhill and he signed a contract with Swedish third division side Limhamn Bunkeflo earlier in the month so he has gone from Inter to Limhamn Bunkeflo in the span of a couple of years.

Slavkovski has been criticized for his work ethic and his passion for playing football.  In the past, his former agent blasted his work ethic and stated Slavkovski is wasting his talents.  To illustrate this point further, Slavkovski was all set to join Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2008 but he failed a physical as he showed up in weak physical condition and Dinamo Zagreb decided against signing Slavkovski.  Because of his Inter past, Slavkovski was given chance after chance but he failed another physical, this time with English club Middlesbrough.  Then, during the 2010 January transfer window, Slavkovski was signed by the Bochum II team.  He played there for several months but the German club decided not to renew his contract in the summer of 2010 because he did not show enough during his short stint with Bochum II.

After he left Bochum II, nobody knew what happened to Slavkovski.  He was without a team for nearly a year before he finally signed with Swedish third division side Limhamn Bunkeflo earlier this month.  Slavkovski is now 22 years old and will be hoping to slowly regain his form during his stay with his new club in Sweden.

Slavkovski used to play for the youth national teams of Sweden but later decided to represent Macedonia internationally.  He made several appearances for the Macedonian U21 national team in 2008.  Keep in mind that Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski got involved and met with Slavkovski and his family to convince them that Slavkovski should choose Macedonia.  It worked as he decided to represent Macedonia but his career has gone downhill and he now finds himself playing with a club in the Swedish third division.

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