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Petar Miloshevski hangs up the gloves

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Petar Miloshevski playing for Enosis; photo: sentragoal.com.cyPetar Miloshevski playing for Enosis; photo: sentragoal.com.cyOne of the better Macedonian goalkeepers of all time, Petar Miloshevski, has decided to put an end to his footballing career.

Petar Miloshevski, who is 38-years-old, is now officially retired.  He started his playing career in the youth categories of Pelister, the most popular club from his hometown of Bitola.  In the summer of 1994, he transferred to Vardar with whom he won the Macedonian Cup twice and once the First League. In 1999 he made his debut for the senior national team in a 1:0 friendly win over neighbouring Bulgaria.  After four seasons with the Red&Black, his journey continued with Turkish side Trabzonspor where he soon became the number one keeper.  Petar stayed in Turkey for 7 years and besides Trabzonspor, he also played for Malatyaspor and Sebatspor.  His last adventure took him to Cyprus with Enosis Neon Paralimni which also happened to last 7 years.

"I had an offer to play for another season but I think it's enough.  It was my decision because I feel that I can't give 100 percent anymore, and it is better to retire now than wait and have possible regrets.  It's enough, I have been between the posts for 22 years.  I am satisfied with my career, although you can always say that you could have done better." Miloshevski told daily newspaper Makedonski Sport.

For Macedonia, Miloshevski collected 59 caps, appearing in his last game back in 2009 in a friendly against Moldova which ended in a 1:1 draw.  Soon thereafter, an injury forced him to retire from the national team.  Under former manager Mirsad Jonuz, he was asked to reconsider his decision after the national team had problems with injuries at goalkeeper, but Miloshevski decided to remain retired.

"After all of the things that have happened in the past 22 years, my only regret is that we never accomplished anything of significance with the national team.  We could have done something on a few occasions, but we would always make some mistake.  We had chances, but we didn't know how to deal with them.  My best game was away to England in the historical 2:2 draw in Southampton." continued Miloshevski for Makedonski Sport.

Miloshevski noted than he had an offer to continue working for Enosis as a staff member.  He is still thinking about the proposal but if he decides to reject it, then he will return to live in Bitola.

Also, during the interview for Makedonski Sport, Petar revealed why his transfer to Borussia Dortmund fell through in 1998, "My knees! My knees did not allow me to pass the medical.  I couldn't say that in the past but now the end has come and I can reveal my secret.  Those injuries to my knees were the reason why I didn't sign for Borussi Dortmund.  The transfer was set, but the previous year I had an operation on my ligaments.  I then ended up in Trabzonspor."

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