Altin Rraklli

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Altin Rraklli
Personal information
Full name Altin Rraklli
Date of birth (1970-07-17) 17 July 1970 (age 44)
Place of birth Kavajë, Albania
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Forward
Youth career
1987–1990 Besa Kavajë
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Besa Kavajë 68 (43)
1992–1996 Freiburg 86 (22)
1996–1997 Hertha BSC 28 (5)
1997–2002 Unterhaching 147 (29)
2002–2003 Diyarbakirspor 12 (2)
2003–2004 Jahn Regensburg 21 (2)
2004–2006 KF Tirana 30 (19)
2009-2010 Bayern Hof 2 (0)
National team
1992–2005 Albania 63 (11)
Teams managed
2009–? Tirana AS
2011– Albania (women)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Altin Rraklli (born 17 July 1970 in Kavajë) is a retired Albanian footballer who played his entire career as a forward. He is the Albania women's national football team coach since 2011.

Most of his professional career was spent in Germany, where he played for five clubs in both major levels of football, namely SC Freiburg and SpVgg Unterhaching, totalling 282 games as a professional in that nation.

Football career[edit]

Rraklli began his career in 1987 with KS Besa Kavajë, moving to the professionals three years later. In 1992, he signed with Germany's SC Freiburg, being instrumental in the Black Forest side's first ever top flight promotion, netting 16 second division goals (squad best, tenth in the league, as Freiburg scored 102); in the next three Bundesliga seasons, he would only manage to be relatively used.

In the following eight years, Rraklli continued to work in Germany, mainly in the second division: Hertha BSC, SpVgg Unterhaching (achieving another promotion and living his best professional years) and SSV Jahn Regensburg, also having one-season spells in Turkey and his homeland, retiring professionally in 2006 with a total of 111 German first division matches (16 goals). He also represented the national team 63 times, scoring 11 goals, which made him the second-highest goalscorer in the nation's history.[1]

Rraklli retired for good in 2009 at 39 years of age, after a brief spell with German amateurs SpVgg Bayern Hof.

Coaching[edit]

After his active career he went to Albania and spend his coaching on women's football. He created Tirana AS and went on to win the inaugural Albanian women's football championship in 2009.[2] Rraklli is the coach of the Albanian women's national team since 2011.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoxha, Florent; Mamrud, Roberto (29 February 2012). "Goalscoring for Albania National Team". RSSSF. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Der Trainer ist ein saucooler Typ" [The coach is a cool guy] (in German). spox.com. 24 January 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Rraklli: Every game is an experience". FIFA.com. 14 November 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 

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