Yksel Osmanovski

Yksel Osmanovski ( born February 24, 1977 in Skrävlinge, Sweden ) is a former Swedish football player of Turkish - Macedonian descent.


Osmanovski grew up like Zlatan Ibrahimović in Rosengård. As a child he played in Malmö BI and IFK Malmö, before joining the age of ten in 1987 in the youth of Malmö FF. For the club he made his debut in 1995 in the Allsvenskan.

In 1998 he went to Italy to Bari. After three seasons, he moved in 2001 to Torino, but could not prevail, and was loaned out during the winter break for the second round at Girondins Bordeaux. In the summer he returned and came in the following season on 13 missions. After expiration of the contract he was from the summer break for half a year without a club. For the season 2004 he returned to Sweden and signed with Malmö FF. Its up to 2007 operating contract was not renewed, so that he was out of contract.

Osmanovksi has 19 games for the Swedish Under-21 contest. Since his debut on 27 May 1999 against Jamaica, he completed 15 caps for the senior national team. At the time of his debut, he was the first Muslim in the Swedish national team. He stood at the European Championships in 2000 in the squad.

In 2000, Zlatan Ibrahimović designated the four years her senior Osmanovski as his role model in his youth.

In February 2008 Osmanovski end of his career was surprisingly known.