Portimonense opts not to sign Stefan Spirovski

Stefan Spirovski (#17) in the Macedonia vs. Portugal friendly last year; photo: allvoices.comAfter being on trial at Portimonense for several weeks, the current leaders of the Portuguese second division decided not to offer a contract to Stefan Spirovski.

The decision by Portimonense not to sign Spirovski was first reported by Portuguese newspaper “Record.”  It was stated that during his trial, Spirovski was unable to convince Portimonense manager Lázaro Oliveira of his qualities, so he was not signed and is no longer training with the club.

Spirovski initially joined Portimonense on trial late last month, days after the conclusion of the first half of the season in Serbia’s second division.  As a reminder, Stefan is under contract with Borac Čačak from that league.  However, he received little playing time with Borac and does not appear to be in the plans of the club’s manager.

Now, after his unsuccessful bid to join Portimonense, Spirovski will likely attempt to latch on to another team during the winter transfer window in order to get out of Borac Čačak.

This is a delicate moment in Stefan’s career.  He is 23 years old and has an unsettling situation with his club team.  Spirovski will need to find a team where he will get consistent playing time; otherwise he risks derailing his football career early.

The Bitola born Spirovski was formerly a regular for the Macedonian U21 national team, and also won 4 caps for the senior national team as well, including one in a friendly against Portugal last year (photo above from that game).

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