Agon Mehmeti

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Agon Mehmeti
Agon Mehmeti 23 jan 2010.jpg
Mehmeti playing for Malmö FF in 2010
Personal information
Full name Agon Mehmeti
Date of birth (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Podujevo,
SAP Kosovo,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Palermo
Number
Youth career
IFK Malmö
2002–2007 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Malmö FF 88 (23)
2012– Palermo 3 (0)
2012–2013 Novara (loan) 23 (6)
2013–2014 Olhanense (loan) 20 (2)
National team
2008 Sweden U19 4 (2)
2009–2010 Sweden U21 8 (2)
2013– Albania 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2013

Agon Mehmeti (born 20 November 1989) is a professional footballer who plays for Italian Serie A club Palermo, as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Malmö FF[edit]

Mehmeti made his Allsvenskan debut on 31 March 2008 against IFK Göteborg. His first goals came in dramatic style. With Malmö FF trailing Kalmar FF 2–1, Mehmeti was subbed on in the 83rd minute. He struck net twice, lifting Malmö to a 3–2 victory. In 2009 Mehmeti fought for a starting spot but retained his role as the super-sub as he scored 5 goals coming on as a substitute. In 2010 Mehmeti finally took a starting spot, starting 23 out of 30 possible. He was Malmö FFs top goalscorer for their league winning season in 2010 when he scored 14 goals of which 11 were league goals. Mehmetis 2011 season was not as successful as his previous ones. Troubled by light injuries and his contract running out at the end of the season he scored four goals in 21 matches for the 2011 Allsvenskan. Mehmeti chose not to renew his contract after the 2011 season.[1]

Italy[edit]

Palermos director of sports Luca Cattani confirmed the signing of Mehmeti on 9 November 2011. Mehmeti joined the club on 1 January 2012 when the transfer window opened.[2] On 11 November 2011 Mehmeti also confirmed a five-year deal with Palermo, which makes him a Palermo player until 30 June 2016.[3] Mehmeti made his debut for Palermo in the home fixture against Napoli on 8 January 2012. He made a further two appearances from the bench during the 2011–12 season.

On 30 August 2012, he moved on loan to Novara in exchange for Italian winger Luigi Giorgi.[4] Mehmeti stayed at Novara for the remainder of the 2012–13 season where he played 23 matches and scored six goals for the club.

Portugal[edit]

In July 2013 it was announced that Mehmeti would go to SC Olhanense in the Portuguese Primeira Liga for a season long loan deal.[5] On 24 August he scored his first goal for the team in his second league game. In total Mehmeti played 20 matches while at Olhanense and scored twice.

International[edit]

Mehmeti has played on the Sweden side of Under 21, but he has expressed to the Albanian media that he could play for either Sweden, or Albania in the future.[6] As of July 2013, it has been confirmed that Agon Mehmeti accepted an invite to play for the Albania in the final world cup qualifying matches. He was convocated by Albanian national coach Gianni de Biasi for the World Cup qualifying matches against Slovenia and Iceland in September 2013.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Mehmeti was born in Podujevo (Albanian: Besiana), then still part of SAP Kosovo, SR Serbia within SFR Yugoslavia. At age two he moved with his family to Valdemarsvik, Sweden and later settling in Malmö. He is of Albanian descent.[7] Mehmeti played for Sweden U19 and Sweden U21 before deciding to play for Albania.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 10 May 2014.[8]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malmö FF 2008 21 3 3 1 24 4
2009 22 5 1 0 23 5
2010 24 11 2 0 26 11
2011 21 4 1 0 11 1 33 5
Total 88 23 7 1 11 1 106 25
Palermo 2011–12 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Novara 2012–13 23 6 0 0 23 6
Total 23 6 0 0 0 0 23 6
Olhanense 2013–14 20 2 1 0 21 2
Total 20 2 1 0 0 0 21 2
Career total 134 31 8 1 11 1 153 33

International[edit]

As of 15 October 2013.[8]
National team Year Apps Goals
Albania 2013 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Agon och Dejan lämnar". mff.se (in Swedish). 27 October 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mehmeti till Palermo: "Inget fenomen"". Eurosport. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mehmeti: "Palermo vill ha mig så fort som möjligt"". Rosanero.se. Retrieved 11 November 2011. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Preso Giorgi, ceduti tre giocatori". palermocalcio.it. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.fotbolltransfers.com/site/news/32625
  6. ^ Matraxhiu, Andi (05/01/2012). ""Zbori" zyrtarizohet, "superliga" në duart e De Biazit". Sporti Shqiptar. Retrieved 3 April 2013.  [dead link]
  7. ^ a b http://www.kohaditore.com/?page=1,19,157337
  8. ^ a b "Agon Mehmeti". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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