Yksel Osmanovski
Get Yksel Osmanovski essential facts below. View Videos or join the Yksel Osmanovski discussion. Add Yksel Osmanovski to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Yksel Osmanovski
Yksel Osmanovski
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-02-24) 24 February 1977 (age 43)
Place of birth Malmö, Sweden
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Winger
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF (U21 coach)
Youth career
1982-1984 Malmö BI
1985-1986 IFK Malmö
1987-1995 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995-1998 Malmö FF 58 (16)
1998-2001 Bari 85 (14)
2001-2003 Torino 29 (1)
2002 -> Bordeaux (loan) 7 (0)
2004-2007 Malmö FF 45 (5)
Total 217 (36)
National team
1996-1999 Sweden U21 18 (6)
1998-2006 Sweden 15 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Yksel Osmanovski (Turkish: Yüksel Osmano?lu; born 24 February 1977) is a Swedish former professional footballer who played as a striker. He played professionally in Sweden, Italy, and France, and represented the Sweden national team at UEFA Euro 2000.

Early life

Born in Skrävlinge, Malmö, Osmanovski grew up in Rosengård, where fellow Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovi? also grew up. In an early interview, Zlatan said that "within a few years, I will play in Italy, and eventually the national team. I want to follow in Yksel's footsteps. We know each other, even if he is four years older than me. I got his autograph when he started playing for Malmö FF, when I played in Malmö BI. When he came to Rosengård and played and dribbled with us kids, we were all shouting "Yksel, Yksel, Yksel!" - Ibrahimovi?, in 2000.

Playing career

Club career

Osmanovski played for Malmö BI and IFK Malmö as a child, but joined Malmö FF in 1987 where he eventually made his debut in 1995. He gradually became a star in the Swedish league, and was bought by Italian Serie A outfit Bari. After three seasons he moved on to Torino, but struggled to capture a first team place. He had a loan spell at Bordeaux, where he was on the bench when they won the 2002 Coupe de la Ligue Final,[2] before returning to Malmö FF in 2004. There he was part of the team that won the Allsvenskan league title, although Osmanovski himself did not receive a winner's medal, because he took part in too few matches. Still he played the crucial role, in stopping a ball on the goal line against title rivals Halmstad BK. Had it gone in, Malmö would certainly not won the league title, but thanks to a 2-2 draw, they kept themselves within a shot.

In February 2008, Osmanovski announced his retirement from professional football, having not had his contract with Malmö renewed.

International career

Osmanovski was the first Muslim to represent Sweden.[3] He played 15 international matches.[4] and was a squad player for the Euro 2000.

Coaching career

On 14 January 2013, it was announced that Osmanovski would return to football, working as U21 coach for his previous club Malmö FF.

Career statistics


Sweden national team
Year Apps Goals
1997 1 0
1998 3 0
1999 2 2
2000 5 0
2001 4 0
2006 1 0
Total 15 2

International goals

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 May 1999 Råsunda stadion, Solna, Sweden  Jamaica 1-0 2-1 Friendly
2. 2-0


  1. ^ "Yksel Osmanovski profile". Malmö FF official website. Archived from the original on 4 September 2004. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "FC Lorient - Girondins de Bordeaux". lfp.fr. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ ""Tjejernas samtal har fått mig att byta telefonnummer"". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). 20 May 2000. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ https://www2.svenskfotboll.se/landslag/landslagsdatabas/landslagsspelare/?fplid=6e4f1b8b-93d1-412c-a5e1-25b6a5361b77
  5. ^ https://www2.svenskfotboll.se/landslag/landslagsdatabas/landslagsspelare/?fplid=6e4f1b8b-93d1-412c-a5e1-25b6a5361b77

External links

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.



Music Scenes