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 29)
Place of birth Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
KF Tirana
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Prishtina 24 (0)
2005–2010 Vorskla Poltava 148 (29)
2010–2013 Gençlerbirliği 33 (0)
2013 Hoverla Uzhhorod 5 (0)
2014 Sevastopol 7 (0)
2014– Tirana 1 (0)
National team
2006– Albania 42 (1)
2014 Kosovo 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 June 2014, 20:30 (UTC +2)

Debatik Curri[1] (born 28 December 1984 in Pristina) is an Albanian footballer who plays for KF Tirana and the Albania national football team.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Curri began his professional career with KF 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 another fellow Albanians, Armend Dallku & Ahmed Januzi.

Genclerbirligi[edit]

On 16 May 2010, Curri signed a three year contract with Turkish Süper Lig side Gençlerbirliği.[2]

Hoverla Uzhhorod[edit]

On 23 July 2013 he returned on Ukrainian Premier League by sign a two-years contract with FC Hoverla Uzhhorod.[3]

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.[4] After some games as an unused substitute, he made it his first debut on 29 March 2014 against Karpaty Lviv by playing full 90 minutes in a match finished in 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, finished in the victory 1–0. He became a regularu starter in the team as he continued by playing the entire match against Tavriya Simferopol, on 17 April 2014 and finished in the victory 0–2.

KF Tirana[edit]

In the start of Summer Transfers Window, albanian clubs such as Flamurtari Vlorë & KF Tirana showed interest to sign Curri, which was a Free agent.[5] KF Tirana withdrew at first due to financial request of Curri.[6] But later Tirana returned back and convinced Curri to sign on 27 July 2014.[7]

He made it his debut on 24 August 2014, where he played the full 90-minutes match against Apolonia Fier, valid for the opening of the 2014–15 season and finished in the 3–0 victory.[8]

International career[edit]

Curri has made so far 42 appearances for Albania.[9] He scored his first goal for his national team on 11 October 2006 against the Netherlands in UEFA Euro 2008 qualification. On 21 May 2014 Curri made it first appearance for Kosovo, in the match against Turkey.

Career statistics[edit]

(correct as of 24 August 2014)

Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ukraine League Ukrainian Cup Europe Total
2004–05 Vorskla Poltava Ukrainian Premier League 14 1 0 0 14 1
2005–06 28 5 4 0 32 5
2006–07 24 8 1 0 25 8
2007–08 28 7 3 1 31 8
2008–09 28 4 4 0 32 4
2009–10 26 4 2 1 2 0 30 5
Turkey League Türkiye Kupası Europe Total
2010–11 Gençlerbirliği Turkish Süper Lig 6 0 0 0 6 0
2011–12 14 0 1 1 15 1
2012–13 13 0 1 0 14 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
Albania League Albanian Cup Europe Total
2014–15 Tirana Albanian Superliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total Albania 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ukraine 160 29 14 2 2 0 176 31
Turkey 33 0 2 1 35 1
Career total 194 29 16 3 2 0 212 32

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 11 October 2006 Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands  Netherlands 2–1 Lost UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying

International caps[edit]

As of 4 June 2014 [10]
 Albania
Year Apps Goals
2006 4 1
2007 8 0
2008 7 0
2009 9 0
2010 5 0
2011 3 0
2012 2 0
2013 2 0
2014 2 0
Total 42 1
 Kosovo
Year Apps Goals
2014 1 0
Total 1 0

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