Julija Nikolić (in Macedonian: Јулија Николиќ), born Yuliya Portjanko (in Ukrainian: Юлія Портянко) on April 20, 1983 in Dnipropetrovsk in the Ukrainian SSR (Soviet Union) and died on October 12, 2021 in Skopje, North Macedonia a handball player of Ukrainian origin naturalized North Macedonian.
On June 3, 2012, after having participated in the qualification of Macedonia for Euro 2012, Julija Nikolić decides to put an end to her international career, even if she will finally participate in the Euro by finishing Macedonian top scorer with 14 goals in three matches On June 2, 2013, she was awarded by the Macedonian Handball Federation for her lifetime achievement.
She died on October 12, 2021 in Skopje at the age of 38, of a myocardial infarction.
International competitions Finalist of the Champions League in 2005 (with Kometal GP Skopje) national competitions Winner of the Macedonian Championship (8): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (with Kometal GP Skopje), 2014 and 2015 (with Vardar Skopje) )
Macedonian Cup winner (8): 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 (with Kometal GP Skopje), 2014 and 2015 (with Vardar Skopje)
Winner of the French Championship (1): 2012 (with Arvor 29)
French League Cup winner (1): 2012 (with Arvor 29)
Third in the Russian Championship in 2013
Finalist of the Russian Cup in 2013
Macedonian Championship winner (2):
With Macedonia, she participated in four international competitions:
12th place at the 2006 European Championship
12th place at the 2007 World Championship
7th place at the 2008 European Championship
16th place at the 2012 European Championship
Notes and references
Sports Resource: European Handball Federation Handball Portal North Macedonia Portal Ukraine Portal USSR Portal