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Ivica Iliev is a Serbian
Serbs
The Serbs are a South Slavic ethnic group of the Balkans and southern Central Europe. Serbs are located mainly in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, and form a sizable minority in Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia and Slovenia. Likewise, Serbs are an officially recognized minority in...

 footballer who plays for Wisla Krakow
Wisla Kraków
Wisła Kraków is a football club based in Kraków, Poland. Wisła contends in Ekstraklasa, the top level of Polish professional football competition. Wisła Kraków is one of the oldest and most successful Polish football clubs. It ranks third in the number of national titles won behind Górnik Zabrze...

.

Club career


Iliev began his professional career with Partizan
FK Partizan
Fudbalski klub Partizan is a professional football club based in Belgrade, Serbia. In its long history, FK Partizan won as many as 37 trophies. The club is the holder of 23 national championships, 12 national cups and 1 national supercup, and has also won the Mitropa Cup in 1978...

 during the 1997–98 season. In July 2004, Iliev moved to Italian
Italy
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 club Messina. In January 2006, he was sold to Genoa
Genoa C.F.C.
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 of Serie C1 in join-ownership bid, but in summer Messina bought back Iliev.

In summer 2007, Iliev transferred to PAOK with one-year contract. PAOK are brother clubs with Iliev's first club Partizan
FK Partizan
Fudbalski klub Partizan is a professional football club based in Belgrade, Serbia. In its long history, FK Partizan won as many as 37 trophies. The club is the holder of 23 national championships, 12 national cups and 1 national supercup, and has also won the Mitropa Cup in 1978...

. This was a very popular move among the PAOK and Partizan fans. He scored his first goal for PAOK in a 2–0 away win over Apollon Kalamarias in 2008.

He spent 2008–09 season with Energie Cottbus, making 27 league appearances and scoring 3 goals.

At the end of the 2009 summer transfer window, Iliev was bought by Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

i team Maccabi Tel Aviv. After a season that started with big promise and great performances he spent more than a half season injured. Iliev was released from Maccabi after only one season.

On 21 July 2010, he signed a one-year contract with Partizan. He re-debuted for the club on 28 July in a match against Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi, scoring a goal. In 2010–11 season he won Serbian SuperLiga
Serbian Superliga
Serbian SuperLiga is a Serbian professional league for football clubs. At the top of the Serbian football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Serbian First League...

 title with Partizan and was the SuperLiga Top Goalscorer.

On 10 June 2011, Iliev joined Polish Ekstraklasa side Wisła Kraków on a free transfer from Partizan. He signed a two year deal.

International career


He debuted for the Serbia and Montenegro national team against Germany
Germany national football team
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 in a friendly match on 30 April 2003. He scored in his second match against Poland
Poland national football team
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, a friendly game played the same year on 16 November.

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