Mehmet Hetemaj

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Mehmet Hetemaj
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-12-08) 8 December 1987 (age 27)
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) 16 (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 22 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Mehmet Hetemaj (born 8 December 1987), is a Finnish professional football centre-back and defensive midfielder of Albanian descent who plays for Italian Lega Pro side Monza and has represented Finland national team. Hetemaj was born in Skenderaj, Kosovo. He started his football career in HJK youth team.

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] in July 2014 before Hetemaj´s loan contract with Honka had ended AlbinoLeffe loaned Hetemaj to Monza.[6]

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.[7]

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[8]
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. ^ "Shefki Kuqi: "Mehu lähtee"" (in Finnish). Iltalehti. 2014-07-09. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Finland squad". Uefa.com. 2010-09-17. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  8. ^ http://www.national-football-teams.com/player/30459/Mehmet_Hetemaj.html

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