Loret Sadiku

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Loret Sadiku
Personal information
Full name Loret Sadiku
Date of birth (1991-07-28) 28 July 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth Kosovo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 3
Youth career
2002 Hånger IF
2003–2008 IFK Värnamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 IFK Värnamo 71 (2)
2012–2014 Helsingborgs IF 57 (3)
2014– Mersin IY 12 (1)
National team
2012 Sweden U21 3 (0)
2014– Kosovo 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:18, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Loret Sadiku (born 28 July 1991) is a Swedish-Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Mersin İdmanyurdu SK in Türkish Süper Lig.[1]


Early career - Sweden[edit]

Born in Kosovo, Loret moved to Sweden when he was child and joined IFK Värnamo youth setup in 2003.

In 2009 he was promoted to the first team and made his professional debut with IFK Värnamo in the Swedish Football Division 1 championship the Swedish Third Division.

Helsingborgs IF[edit]

In 2012 he left Varnamo and signed with Swedish giants Helsingborgs IF.

Mersin İdmanyurdu[edit]

On 28 June 2014 Sadiku announced to have signed a 3-year contract with newly promoted side to the Türkish Süper Lig, Mersin İdmanyurdu SK.[2]


Sadiku declared to the media that he will play for Albania in the future, since he is ethnic Albanian, and is completing the necessary bureaucratic steps to be available for the national team.[3] In September 2013 he received his Albanian citizenship and was awaiting FIFA's permission to play for Albania.[4] He received his first call-up by Albania's coach Gianni De Biasi for the friendly match against Belarus on 15 November 2013.[5]

His original birthplace Kosovo, gained the right to play international friendlies in 2014 by FIFA, causing him to switch to the Kosovan team. He made it his debut with Kosovo on 5 March 2014 against Haiti, finished in the 0–0 draw.


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