Vuko Karov tournament - Macedonian Football
The most famous and longest living friendly tournament in Macedonia is the annual Vuko Karov tournament held in Kavadarci. Its inaugural edition was in 1993 and since that it has regularly taken place with few interruptions.
The tournament is named after footballer Vuko Karov, the best in the history of GFK Tikvesh who later even served as club president. It is held in his honor. Usually it takes place before the start of the second half season, in late January, February or early March. The 2019 edition is for the first held during the summer, taking place at the Ilinden holiday.
NOTE: For detailed info of each edition click on the year!
|VIII||2000||Pobeda (P)||Partizan||Pirin (B)|
|2014||only a symbolic match took place|
|2020||not held due to COVID-19 pandemic|
*the 2004 edition was cancelled due to the tragic death of Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski who was killed in a plane crash two days before the start of the tournament. All sporting event were cancelled.
20 – Tikvesh
7 – Pobeda (P), Vardar
6 – Sileks
4 – Pobeda
3 – Osogovo, Teleoptik
2 – Čukarički, Kozhuf, Napredok, Partizan, Pelister, Sloga Jugomagnat
1 – Belasica, Borac (BL), Borec, Budućnost (BD), Dobrudzha, Donji Srem, Gorno Lisiche, Horizont, Ljubanci, Makedonija, Metalurg, Pirin (B), Pirin (GD), Rabotnichki, Renova, SAK, Sloboda, Teteks, Vardar (N), Vihren