An Interview With Nataša Andonova, Professional Footballer

Sep 9, 2020 | Football

Introduction

Nataša Andonova is a Macedonian professional footballer who captains the Macedonian women’s national football team and has captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

She is the top scorer in the history of the Macedonian women’s national football team.

Her success follows her to this very day, and she has managed to establish herself as a national icon with the intention of motivating people around the entire world.

She is a hard-working, motivated young lady with a goal to win the Champions League one day.

In today’s article, I will be exploring the world of football with one of the best female football players that come from our very beautiful country known as Macedonia, Nataša Andonova.

Hopefully, through her story, I can motivate some of my readers to pursue their football goals and not give up on their dream to one day become the best football player in the world.

Today she plays in Levante UD Femenino, as a forward and here is her story. Keep reading and learn more about the daily life of Nataša Andonova.

1. Who Is Nataša Andonova?

Tose Zafirov

Q: I would love to say that I am extremely honored to have you on this blog, it is always a joyful experience to see native Macedonian people succeed in the football industry, and you are one of the best.

So tell us something about yourself Nataša.

Nataša Andonova

A: Hello, I’m Natasha Andonova, first of all, I want to congratulate you guys for this inspiring blog.

With this blog, you will motivate a lot of potentials to pursue their dreams, and I am glad that one of these motivational stories will be my story.

For me, I can tell you that I’m brave, strong and independent!

I’m a young lady who never gave up on her dream and who goes against the prejudgment that football is only a men’s sport and I am still fighting to this very day for the same rights.

2. What Did Your Journey Begin?

Tose Zafirov

Q: You are one of the most successful Macedonian female football players, so tell us, how did this journey begin, how did you get into the world of football?

Nataša Andonova

A: This journey began when I was a kid, and I can say that the most guilty person for my love for this game is my father.

He was the first person who put a ball in my hands and who was always taking me with him on his training sessions and the one who always supported me and constantly kept telling me that this journey won’t be easy but I should not give up.

3. How Do You Prepare for a Match?

Tose Zafirov

Q: Could you tell us a bit more about your training sessions, what do you usually do to get prepared for a match?

Nataša Andonova

A: Usually, I have 2 hours of training per day but very often I prefer to go to the gym and do it by myself.

In the beginning, there were things I didn’t like at all, but now football is my lifestyle!

4. What Motivated You to Pursue a Career Like This?

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Q: Given all of the effort required to pursue a career like this, what motivated you to start, who was your mentor or idol that you looked up to when you started?

Nataša Andonova

A: As I mentioned before, all of this started thanks to my dad.

In the beginning my motivation was Marta from Brasil, the most famous female footballer who won 5 Balon D’Oro and my biggest wish was to play with her in the same club, which became a reality.

In 2015 in Sweden, we played in the same club and we are still very good friends today.

5. How Do You Stay on Track With Your Diet?

Tose Zafirov

Q: What kind of diet plan do you implement to keep yourself both fit, strong, and healthy enough for your daily activities with intensive training?

Nataša Andonova

A: I always take care of what I eat because that is one of the most important things in football, In every club that I went to, there was always a Nutritionist who took care of our food, but in the last months, I took it to the next level thanks to Ivica Janev.

6. What Other Interests Do You Have?

Tose Zafirov

Q: What does an average day in the life of Nataša look like, do you have any hobbies or other activities that keep you occupied?

Nataša Andonova

A: I’m a morning person, first I have a training session with my club and, dependent on the day, I  usually have a lot of obligations, so my days are full, for motivation, I read books and I always prefer to learn new things and improve myself because I always want more and more.

7. What Is the Feeling of Playing in Big Teams?

Tose Zafirov

Q: How does it feel like to play on global teams loved by millions of fans, how do you not let the fame get to your head?

Nataša Andonova

A: The feeling to play in front of a full stadion is amazing, and most of the time I’m not even aware of my achievements.

The game never gets to my head because I’m always natural and I know that the stairs to success are not easy.

8. What Are Your Future Plans?

Tose Zafirov

Q: Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years, do you have any new goals set for yourself?

Nataša Andonova

A: My biggest goal is to win the champions league for the next 10 years. However, only God knows what can happen.

9. How Did You Pick the Team You Want to Play?

Tose Zafirov

Q: How did you pick the team you wanted to play in and what’s more important for you in a team, the other players, the management, the manager or something else?

Nataša Andonova

A: When you are good enough the opportunity comes by itself, it’s important to have good teammates and have a good relationship with the coach, to have a positive mind and to have a lot of patience but one of the most important things is to have a good Medical team.

10. Your Message for the World?

Tose Zafirov

Q: If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you tell them?

Nataša Andonova

A: Believe in yourself and never give up.

Always be close with your family, because if it weren’t for my mom, dad, and my sister I would never be where I’m now.

Final Words

Thank you very much for your honest and inspiring answers Nataša, and I wish you all the best.

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