Darko Churlinov


Three wins and one draw for S04 players on international duty

Five Royal Blues were in action or their country on Friday (22nd March): Darko Churlinov (North Macedonia), Blendi Idrizi (Kosovo), Keke Topp and Yusuf Kabadayi (both Germany U20) and Ibrahima Cissé (Mali U23). These games resulted in three wins and one draw. Here is a summary of the five players’ matches.


Five Royal Blues called up for first international break of 2024

The first international break of 2024 starts this week. Two Schalke players – Darko Churlinov and Blendi Idrizi – have been included in their countries’ senior squads. Ibrahima Cissé has been called up for Mali U23s, who are preparing for the Olympic Games, while Yusuf Kabadayi and Keke Topp are in the Germany U20 squad.


Darko Churlinov: Sometimes a single moment can decide a game

Darko Churlinov played a direct role in FC Schalke 04’s winning goal against Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday (17/02). Just before the hour mark, Churlinov’s foot was kicked by an opposing defender in the penalty area, and referee Deniz Aytekin showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot. “It was a clear-cut thing,” explains the winter signing.


Darko Churlinov returns to FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have signed Darko Churlinov on loan from Burnley until the end of the 2023/24 season. The Royal Blues have also agreed a buy option to secure the creative and versatile attacker on a long-term basis.


Kaminski celebrates World Cup qualification, Churlinov and North Macedonia miss out

Two Schalke 04 first-team players are experiencing mixed emotions – whilst Marcin Kaminski and Poland sealed their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Tuesday (29/3), Darko Churlinov was on the losing side with North Macedonia in their play-off final against Portugal. Elsewhere, Blendi Idrizi and Kerim Calhanoglu also featured for their national teams.


Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia's World Cup dream lives on after win over Italy

Darko Churlinov and North Macedonia secured a shock victory over European champions Italy in their World Cup play-off semi-final on Thursday (24/3). Kerim Calhanoglu got some game time for the Germany U20s, whilst Blendi Idrizi and Marcin Kaminski did not feature for their national teams. Here is a round-up of how the quartet has got on in international action this week.

Darko Churlinov, MKD, Liechtenstein – Nordmazedonien, WM Qualifikation, Fussball, 08.10.2021 *** Darko Churlinov, MKD, L

Darko Churlinov helps keep North Macedonia’s World Cup dream alive

Three Schalke 04 players enjoyed successful evenings with their national teams: Darko Churlinov’s North Macedonia picked up a win in World Cup qualification, as did Ko Itakura’s Japan, and Mehmet Can Aydin was part of the Germany’s U20 squad who won an international friendly: only one Royal Blue actually featured in any of these fixtures, however.


Darko Churlinov plays the full 90 minutes against Germany

Darko Churlinov played the entire match for North Macedonia, who were unable to produce another shock result against Germany in Skopje on Monday 11th October, suffering a 4-0 defeat in their World Cup qualifier.


Starts but no wins for Victor Pálsson and Darko Churlinov

Two Royal Blues made appearances for their national teams on Wednesday evening. Pálsson’s Iceland were well-beaten by Germany, whereas North Macedonia with Churlinov earned a draw against Romania.