There are few Americans that have accomplished as much in the game as Jovan Kirovski. Mark Zeigler of the San Diego Union-Tribune chronicles the career of the former American star.
Signed by Manchester United at age 16. Transferred to Germany’s Borussia Dortmund when he wasn’t granted a British work permit and won a UEFA Champions League title. Signed a big-money deal with legendary Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon. Later played three seasons in England.
Scored in an Olympics.
Made 62 appearances for the senior national team, beginning at age 18 and appearing at least once for the next 10 years as well.
And the most impressive part?
The résumé belongs to an American soccer player.