Mehmet Hetemaj

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Mehmet Hetemaj
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Srbica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Centre-back, Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Monza
Youth career
1996-2006 HJK
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 HJK 17 (1)
2007 Viikingit (loan) 10 (0)
2008–2010 Panionios 11 (0)
2009 Thrasyvoulos (loan) 9 (0)
2009–2010 AlbinoLeffe (loan) 23 (1)
2010– AlbinoLeffe 76 (0)
2012–2013 Reggina (loan) 29 (0)
2014 Honka (loan) 16 (1)
2014- Monza (loan) 2 (0)
National team
–2009 Finland U21 18 (2)
2009– Finland 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2014

Mehmet Hetemaj (born 8 December 1987) is a Finnish footballer of Albanian descent playing for Lega Pro team Monza.

Club career[edit]

HJK Helsinki[edit]

Hetemaj started his career in Finland in HJK Helsinki where he made 17 appearances between 2006 and 2007. During 2007 season he was loaned to Viikingit for 9 matches.

Panionios[edit]

In 2008 he agreed a move to Greek club Panionios F.C.. On June 2009 he was loaned out to Serie B outfit AlbinoLeffe, where he established himself as a regular.

AlbinoLeffe[edit]

In June 2010 AlbinoLeffe announced to have completed a bid to sign the player on a permanent basis from Panionios.[1][2] He signed a 4-year contract. On July 2012 he was loaned out to Serie B outfit Reggina Calcio.[3] The loan contract with Reggina ended after the 2012/13 season and Hetemaj returned to AlbinoLeffe.[4] In January 2014 it was announced that Hetemaj had signed a loan contract until the end of August 2014 with a Finnish Premier League team Honka.[5]

International career[edit]

Finland Under-21[edit]

Hetemaj, along with his older brother Përparim Hetemaj, was called up to represent Finland U-21 at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship.[6]

Finland[edit]

Hetemaj made his senior debut for Finland against Japan in February 2009.

Personal[edit]

Hetemaj was born in Kosovo. He is the younger brother of Përparim Hetemaj.

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

HJK Helsinki

Career statistics[edit]

International[edit]

As of 17 June 2013[7]
Finland national team
Year Apps Goals
2009 1 0
2010 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UFFICIALE: AlbinoLeffe, acquistato Mehmet Hetemaj dal Panionios" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2010-06-28. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ "Mehmet Hetemaj acquistato a titolo definitivo dal Panionios FC". UC AlbinoLeffe (in Italian). 28 June 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mehmet Hetemaj vaihtaa seuraa". mtv3.fi (in Finnish). 7 July 2012. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Mehmet Hetemaj'n siirto jumissa". iltasanomat.fi (in Finnish). 9 August 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hongan tuore vahvistus: "Maajoukkuetta on ollut ikävä"" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 2014-01-08. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Finland squad". Uefa.com. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  7. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/30459/Mehmet_Hetemaj.html

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