Avni Pepa

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Avni Pepa
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Personal information
Full name Avni Pepa
Date of birth (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 26)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Sandnes Ulf
Number 6
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2011 Start 42 (1)
2007 Mandalskameratene (loan) 10 (1)
2012– Sandnes Ulf 52 (1)
National team
?? Norway U-18 2 (0)
2014– Kosovo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 November 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 27 September 2014

Avni Pepa (born 14 November 1988) is a Kosovar footballer of Norwegian-Albanian descent who plays for Sandnes Ulf as a defender.

Club career[edit]

Loan to MK[edit]

In 2007, he was loaned to Mandalskameratene from Start. He made his debut as a starter on 17 June 2007, against Sparta Sarpsborg. On 24 June he scored his first and only goal for Mandalskameratene, in a 3-1 defeat against Notodden.

IK Start[edit]

He made his debut in the Tippeligaen on 14 March 2010. He entered the field to replace Hunter Freeman, against Sandefjord. On 7 July he scored his first goal for Start. It was his the goal that allowed the team to overcome Fredrikstad, in the Norwegian Cup. On 24 October he scored his first league goal, against Stabæk, from an assist by Petter Bruer Hanssen.

Sandnes Ulf[edit]

After Start was relegated from Tippeligaen, Pepa signed with the newly promoted team Sandnes Ulf as a free agent.[2]

International career[edit]

Pepa plays for Kosovo's national team. He played in their first official FIFA-sanctioned match on 5 March 2014 against Haiti which ended in a 0-0 draw.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 13 November 2013
Season Club Division League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2007 Mandalskameratene Adeccoligaen 10 1 0 0 10 1
2008 Start 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 Tippeligaen 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 19 1 4 1 23 2
2011 24 0 3 0 27 0
2012 Sandnes Ulf 17 1 0 0 17 1
2013 24 0 0 0 24 0
2014 11 0 1 0 12 0
Career Total 105 3 8 1 113 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "- 22. Avni Pepa (Norwegian)". ikstart.no. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 
  2. ^ "Avni Pepa til Sandnes Ulf". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 16 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Kosovo draw with Haiti in historic first FIFA friendly". 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.