Biography of retired USMNT soccer player Jovan Kirovski who played for Manchester United and won the Champions League with Borrusia Dortmund.
Caps: 62 | Goals: 9
Jovan Kirovski began his professional career with storied English club Manchester United, eventually spending time in the late 1990s with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. Kirovski was in the Dortmund team the season they won the Champions League title. Though he wasn’t in the squad for the final, so far he’s the only American with a link to that honor. From 1994 to 2004 Kirovski made 62 appearances with the USMNT playing in the ’96 Olympics and two Confederations Cups.
After playing in Portugal and in England with Crystal Palace and Birmingham City, Kirovski joined MLS as a member of the LA Galaxy in 2004. In 2005, he was traded to the Colorado Rapids. After a brief stop in San Jose in 2008, Kirovski finished his playing career back with the Galaxy. An MLS Cup winner in 2011, he retired following the season, taking an assistant coaching job with LA.
Made his final USMNT appearance against Mexico on Apr 28.
Played in the Confederations Cup.
Played against Germany on Mar 27.
Seven games for the USMNT.
Played in nine games.
Made a career high 11 appearances and played in the Confederations Cup.
Appeared in one game for the USMNT.
Played in six games.
Part of US Olympic squad and played in seven games with the USMNT.
Played seven times for the USMNT.
Debuted against Saudi Arabia on Oct 19 and played three times. Scored twice, with goals in friendlies against Jamaica and Honduras.
Won the MLS Cup in his final season with the Galaxy. Played in 13 games.
Played in 21 games, starting 11.
Returned to LA where he played in 22 games.
Traded to San Jose, making nine appearances.
Played in 28 games for Colorado.
Played in 26 games for the Rapids.
Traded to Colorado in September.
Started 23 of 24 games played with the LA Galaxy.
Started the season with Birmingham City, leaving for MLS for the 2004 season.
Joined Birmingham City.
A regular with Crystal Palace, playing in 36 games and scoring five goals.
Signed with Sporting in Portugal, playing in five games.
Final season with Borussia Dortmund, finishing his time there with 20 appearances and one goal. Dortmund finished 11th.
On loan to Fortuna Koln where he made 23 appearances and scored two goals.
With Borussia Dortmund, finishing 10th in the Bundesliga.
Joined Borussia Dortmund after work permit issues prohibited him rising to Manchester United's first team. Part of the Borussia Dortmund team that won the Champions League.
Signed with Manchester United as a youth player, the first American to do so.