Adrian Aliaj

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Adrian Aliaj
Personal information
Full name Adrian Aliaj
Date of birth (1976-09-24) 24 September 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth Vlorë, Albania
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1995 Partizani 9 (1)
1995–1996 Hannover 96 2 (0)
1996–1998 Hajduk Split 3 (0)
1998–1999 Standard Liège 24 (1)
2000 Maccabi Petah Tikva 17 (2)
2000–2002 La Louvière 31 (2)
2002–2003 Charleroi 23 (1)
2003–2005 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 45 (7)
2005–2006 Stade Brest 13 (0)
2006–2007 NK Solin 11 (2)
2007 Al Nassr FC
National team
2002–2006 Albania 29 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 August 2007.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2007

Adrian Aliaj (born 24 September 1976) is a retired Albanian football defender.

Club career[edit]

Aliaj started his career at FK Partizani in Albania where he made his first team debut at the young age of 16. He then left for Hannover 96 in 1995,[1] then moved to Croatia the season later. He also played for Standard Liege in Belgium for two years until he moved to Israel to play for Maccabi Petah Tikva. He then returned to Belgium with RAA La Louviere and then R. Charleroi S.C. He left Stade Brest in the summer of 2006 and now plays in the Croatian Second Division for NK Solin.

International career[edit]

Aliaj has enjoyed a very good playing career for Albania national football team. He made 29 appearances from 2002 til 2006 and scored eight goals for his country, an unusual high number for a defender.[2]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Albania's goal tally first [3]

# Date Venue Opponent Goal Result Competition
1. 11 October 2003 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal  Portugal 1–1 5–3 Friendly match
2. 11 October 2003 Estádio do Restelo, Lisbon, Portugal  Portugal 4–3 5–3 Friendly match
3. 15 November 2003 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tiranë, Albania  Estonia 1–0 2–0 Friendly match
4. 18 February 2004 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tiranë, Albania  Sweden 2–1 2–1 Friendly match
5. 31 March 2004 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tiranë, Albania  Iceland 1–0 2–1 Friendly match
6. 28 April 2004 A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia  Estonia 0–1 1–1 Friendly match
7. 4 September 2004 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tiranë, Albania  Greece 2–0 2–1 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying
8. 1 March 2006 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tiranë, Albania  Lithuania 1–0 1–2 Friendly match

National team statistics[edit]

Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
2002 1 0
2003 10 3
2004 6 4
2005 7 0
2006 5 1
Total 29 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aliaj, Adrian" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  2. ^ Hoxha, Florent; Mamrud, Roberto (6 April 2011). "Goalscoring for Albania National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Aliaj - national football team player". eu-football.info. Retrieved 24 February 2012. 

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