Debatik Curri

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Debatik Curri
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Personal information
Full name Debatik Curri
Date of birth (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Tirana
Number 6
Youth career
0000–2003 Prishtina
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Prishtina
2005–2010 Vorskla Poltava 148 (19)
2010–2013 Gençlerbirliği 33 (0)
2013 Hoverla Uzhhorod 5 (0)
2014 Sevastopol 7 (0)
2014– Tirana 27 (2)
National team
2006– Albania 44 (1)
2014 Kosovo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2014

Debatik Curri[1] (born 28 December 1984) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a Defender for the Albanian club Tirana and the Albania national football team. He used to play as a Defensive Midfielder, the position in which he played on his debut with the Albania national team in 2006.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Curri began his professional career with Prishtina.

Vorskla Poltava[edit]

On 1 July 2005, Curri signed with Ukrainian side FC Vorskla Poltava.

He played for many years on the team, together with fellow Albanians, Armend Dallku & Ahmed Januzi.

Genclerbirligi[edit]

On 16 May 2010, Curri signed a three-year contract with Turkish Süper Lig side Gençlerbirliği.[3]

Hoverla Uzhhorod[edit]

On 23 July 2013 he returned to Ukrainian Premier League by signing a two-years contract with FC Hoverla Uzhhorod.[4]

Sevastopol[edit]

After he prematurely ended his contract with FC Hoverla Uzhhorod, where he had a deal until 2015, he returned to Ukrainian Premier League on 18 January 2014, signing with Sevastopol, joining Besart Ibraimi, an Albanian from Macedonia.[5] After some games as an unused substitute, he made his debut on 29 March 2014 against Karpaty Lviv, playing a full 90 minutes in a match which finished in a goalless draw. For the next fixture match, a week later on 4 April 2014, Curri played another full 90-minutes against his former team for 5 consecutive seasons Vorskla Poltava, which finished in a 1–0 victory. He became a regular starter in the team as he continued by playing the entire match against Tavriya Simferopol on 17 April 2014, a match that ended in the 0–2 victory.

KF Tirana[edit]

At the begging of the summer transfers window for 2014, numerous Albanian clubs, such as Flamurtari Vlorë & KF Tirana showed interest in signing Curri, who was a free agent.[6] Initially, KF Tirana withdrew due to the financial requests of Curri.[7] However on 27 July, Tirana agreed terms with Curri to sign with them.[8]

He made it his debut on 24 August 2014, playing the full 90-minutes against Apolonia Fier, in the opening day of 2014–15 season, winning the match 3–0.[9] He scored his first goal on 14 September 2014, to give his team the 2–1 victory by scoring at the end of stoppage time, in the 90+3' minute against Elbasani.[10] On 18 October 2014 Curri scored his second goal for Tirana, scoring against Kukësi, after he noticed the wrong placement of goalkeeper Argjent Halili, and taking a shot from the midfield.[11]

International career[edit]

Curri made it his international debut with Albania national team on 22 March 2006 by playing in starting line up under the coach Otto Barić in a goalless draw against Georgia, where he completed the first-half and was substituted by Klodian Duro at the half-time.[2]

UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying[edit]

Curri scored his first goal for his national team on 11 October 2006 against Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualification finished in the 2–1 loss in where Curri scored in the 64th minute the match closing goal.[12]

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

In the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, under a new coach Arie Haan Curri played every minute of all 10 matches of the Group 1. He formed the duo-centerbacks partnership with Elvin Beqiri and sometimes with his team-mate at Vorskla Poltava, Armend Dallku. Albania ranked in the 5th place behind of Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Hungary and only above Malta, by where collected 1 win, 4 draws and 6 goals for, 13 goal against.[13]

UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying[edit]

In the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying Curri played just 4 out 10 matches all as a starter in which got substituted off just once. He mostly wasn't able for the coach Josip Kuže due to the injures.

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

For the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Curri called up to participate in total 5 out 8 matches in which he came on the game in just 2 of them as this time the new Albania coach Gianni De Biasi had created a strongly duo-partnership in defense with the already Captain of the national team Lorik Cana and Mërgim Mavraj.

Kosovo[edit]

On 21 May 2014 Curri played for his original country's birthplace, Kosovo, an full 90-minutes match against Turkey finished in the 1–6 home loss at the Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, Kosovo.[14]

UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying[edit]

Curri was an unused substitute in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying against Portugal on 7 September 2014. He played as a substitute in the 2nd Group I match against Denmark on 11 October 2014.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 18 May 2015 [15][16]
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Kosovo League Kosovar Cup Europe Total
2003–04 Prishtina Football Superleague of Kosovo - -
2004–05 - -
Total
Ukraine League Ukrainian Cup Europe Total
2004–05 Vorskla Poltava Ukrainian Premier League 14 1 0 0 14 1
2005–06 28 4 4 0 32 4
2006–07 24 1 1 0 25 1
2007–08 28 6 3 1 31 7
2008–09 28 4 4 0 32 4
2009–10 26 3 2 1 2 0 30 4
Total Vorskla Poltava 148 19 14 2 2 0 164 21
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2010–11 Gençlerbirliği Turkish Süper Lig 6 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 14 0 1 0 15 0
2012–13 13 0 1 0 14 0
Total Gençlerbirliği 33 0 2 0 0 0 35 0
Ukraine League Ukrainian Cup Europe Total
2013–14 Hoverla Uzhhorod Ukrainian Premier League 5 0 0 0 5 0
Sevastopol 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 2013–14 Ukraine 12 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Albania League Albanian Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Tirana Albanian Superliga 27 2 4 0 31 2
Total Albania 27 2 4 0 0 0 31 2
Ukraine 160 19 14 2 2 0 176 31
Turkey 33 0 2 0 0 0 35 0
Career total 220 21 20 2 2 0 242 23

International caps[edit]

As of 11 October 2014 [15][17]
 Albania
Year Apps Goals
2006 4 1
2007 9 0
2008 7 0
2009 9 0
2010 5 0
2011 3 0
2012 2 0
2013 2 0
2014 3 0
Total 44 1
 Kosovo
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
Total 1 0

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Albania's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2006 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–2 1–2 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Vorskla Poltava

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian: Debatik Curri. Serbo-Croatian: Debatik Curi
  2. ^ a b Albania and Georgia national football teams played to a 0:0 draw, 22 March 2006 EU-Football.info
  3. ^ Debatik Curri 3 vjet kontrate me Gençlerbirligi albaniasoccer.com
  4. ^ Debatik Curri rikthehet ne Ukraine aSport.info
  5. ^ Curri rikthehet në Ukrainë, firmos me Sevastopol | aSport.info - Albania Sport
  6. ^ Tirana sfidon vlonjatët për Debatik Currin, lojtari në dilemë. Malaj vishet bardheblu Panorama Sport
  7. ^ Klubi hoqi dorë se Curri donte 110 mijë euroPanorama Sport
  8. ^ Debatik Curri lojtari me i ri i Tirones | Kategoria Superiore | Futboll | SuperSport.al
  9. ^ Tirana vs. Apolonia Fier - 24 August 2014 - Soccerway
  10. ^ Tirana vs. Elbasani - 14 September 2014 - Soccerway
  11. ^ Tirana mund Kukësin dhe ngjitet në krye | aSport.infoNë minutat e mbetura Kukësi e humbet qetësinë, ndërsa Tirana arrin të mbyllë llogaritë me një gol të rrallë, të denjë për të mbetur në histori. Debatik Curri, pasi sheh daljen e portierit Halilaj, gjuan drejpërdrejt në portë nga mesi i fushës. Trajektoria nuk kontrollohet dot nga portieri vlonjat, që thjesht e devijon paksa topin por pa mundur të shmangë golin e 3-1.
  12. ^ Netherlands football team defeated Albania 2:1, 11 October 2006 EU-Football.info
  13. ^ Summary - WC Qualification Europe - Europe - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway
  14. ^ Kosovo national team v Turkey*, 21 May 2014 EU-Football.info
  15. ^ a b Debatik Curri | National Football Teams
  16. ^ Debatik Curri profile at Soccerway
  17. ^ Debatik Curri - national football team playerEU-Football.info

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