Muarem Muarem

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Muarem Muarem
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FK Qarabağ
Number 10
Youth career
2004–2008 FK Rabotnički
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 FK Rabotnički 24 (0)
2009–2010 FK Teteks (loan) 4 (0)
2010–2011 Orduspor 25 (4)
2011–2012 FK Rabotnički 16 (2)
2012– FK Qarabağ 73 (11)
National team
2004 Macedonia under-17 3 (0)
2006 Macedonia under-19 3 (0)
2009–2010 Macedonia under-21 11 (4)
2011– Macedonia 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Muarem Muarem (Macedonian: Муарем Муарем; born 22 October 1988) is a Macedonian association footballer. Muarem plays as a midfielder. He currently plays for the Azerbaijan Premier League side FK Qarabağ, and has played for Orduspor in Turkey and FK Rabotnički in Macedonia at club level as well as the Macedonia national football team, for whom he has three caps, all won in 2011. He has also represented Macedonia at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level. Muarem is right-footed.

Club career[edit]

Rabotnicki Skopje[edit]

Muarem made his Rabotnicki debut in a 0–0 draw with Inter Baku in July 2008

Born in Skopje, the capital, Muarem spent his youth career with Rabotnicki Skopje, turning professional in the 2008–09 season and making four appearances for the first team.[1] He made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw with Azerbaijan's Inter Baku on 15 July 2008 in a 2008-09 UEFA Champions League qualifier, being brought on after 50 minutes by manager Boban Babunski.

The midfielder had a short loan spell at lower–league Macedonian club FK Teteks, playing four games.[2] Muarem then became a regular fixture in the first team, playing twenty times in 2009–2010 in the Macedonian First League as well as competing in Europe against Mika FC of Armenia and FC Lusitanos of Andorra, scoring against the latter in a 5-0 win on 1 July 2010.[3] Despite this success at Rabotnicki in such a short amount of time, Muarem moved on to Orduspor in Turkey.

Orduspor[edit]

Muarem moved to TFF First League outfit Orduspor ahead of the 2010–11 season, signing a contract on 18 August 2010 that was designed to keep him at the club until May 2013.[4] Muarem made his debut for Orduspor just three days after signing for them, in a 1-1 draw with Kayseri Erciyesspor.[5] Muarem scored a brace for his new club on just his third Orduspor appearance, opening and finishing the scoring in a 4-0 win over İstanbul Güngörenspor on 11 September.[6] The midfielder also scored against Altay Izmir in a 2-1 loss and against Boluspor in a 2-1 win in October 2010.

He regularly played under the manager who had signed him, Uğur Tütüneker, but when Tütüneker resigned in March 2011, Muarem's appearances became few and far between. He played just twice in April and once in May under new manager Metin Diyadin and it was no surprise when Muarem's contract with Orduspor was cancelled and he returned to Rabotnicki. Muarem made his last appearance for Orduspor in a 1-0 away victory against Denizlispor on 15 May 2011.[7] He wore the no.19 shirt for the club.

Return to Rabotnicki[edit]

After being made a free agent due to his contract with Orduspor being terminated, Muarem had offers from former club Rabotnicki Skopje and Azerbaijani side AZAL PFC. He chose to return to the city of his birth, signing a two-year contract in August 2011.[8] Muarem made his second debut for Rabotnicki in a 1-0 loss at FK Vardar on 9 August 2011.[9] He then played in both legs of Rabotnicki's 9-1 aggregate loss to S.S. Lazio in the UEFA Europa League, being replaced in the second half of both games. Muarem scored his first goals since returning to Rabotnicki against FK Napredok on 24 September 2011, netting his team's first and last goals in a 4-0 win.[10] The midfielder made his final appearance for Rabotnicki in a 1–1 draw with FK Teteks on 10 December 2011.[11]

FK Qarabağ[edit]

In February 2012 it was announced that Muarem had joined Azerbaijan Premier League club FK Qarabağ, signing a three–and–a–half year contract.[12] Muarem joined fellow Macedonian Nderim Nedzipi at the club. Upon joining Qarabağ, Muarem stated that he was pleased to have signed for the club as he enjoyed the team's style of play.[13] Although initially expected to make his debut for Qarabağ on 10 February 2012, bad weather postponed his first appearance until 15 February, when he came on as a second–half substitute for Bakhtiyar Soltanov in a 3–0 away win at FC Baku.[14][15] Muarem made his home debut on 20 February 2012 in a 1–0 win over Kapaz PFC, again coming on as a late replacement for Bakhtiyar Soltanov.[16] The midfielder's first goal for the club came in an Azerbaijan Cup match away to Gabala FC on 14 March 2012. After replacing Rashad Sadiqov with fifteen minutes of the match remaining, Muarem scored a last-minute equaliser to earn Qarabağ a 2–2 draw.[17]

A month later Muarem scored his first league goal for Qarabağ, netting a late consolation in a 4–2 loss to FC Baku on 22 April 2012.[18] He played the full ninety minutes of Qarabağ's 4–1 loss to Khazar Lankaran on 11 May 2012 in the club's final game of the season.[19][20] Qarabağ eventually finished fourth in the Azerbaijan Premier League.[21]

Muarem scored in the opening game of the 2012-13 season, netting Qarabağ's goal in a 1-1 draw with Inter Baku on 5 August 2012.[22][23] He was also in target in his third league appearance of the season, scoring Qarabağ's fourth goal in a 6-1 rout at Sumgayit PFC on 19 August.[24] Muarem had to wait until 31 October for his next league goal; his consolation only served to reduce the deficit in Qarabağ's 2-1 loss to Gabala FC.[25] He then scored in Qarabağ's next league game, netting the team's first goal in a 2-0 win over AZAL PFC on 4 November 2012.[26] He had to wait six months for his next league goal, which arrived in a 3-1 win over FC Baku on 14 May 2013.[27]

International career[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Muarem played three times for Macedonia under-17, making his debut in a 4-1 loss to Georgia on 20 September 2004.[28] He then racked up another three appearances for Macedonia under-19 before moving on to the under-21 team.

The midfielder made his debut for the under-21s against England on 4 September 2009 in a 2-1 loss. He went on to make nine appearances for the team, scoring his first international goal in his second under-21 appearance, a 1-1 draw with Lithuania on 9 September 2009, scoring in the first minute of the match. He scored his second goal a month later against England, netting a low free-kick that brought his team back into the game at 2-1. He also scored against Portugal and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Muarem played his final game for the under-21s in the 2-1 loss to Greece on 4 September 2010.

Under-21 appearances and goals[edit]

# Date Opponent Result Goals
1 7 June 2009 Serbia under-21 L 4-1
2 4 September 2009 England under-21 L 1-2
3 9 September 2009 Lithuania under-21 D 1-1 1
4 9 October 2009 England under-21 L 6-3 1
5 13 October 2009 Portugal under-21 D 1-1 1
6 13 November 2009 Lithuania under-21 L 1-0
7 3 March 2010 Serbia under-21 W 1-0
8 5 June 2010 Bosnia and Herzegovina under-21 D 1-1 1
9 10 August 2010 Slovenia under-21 L 5-1
10 4 September 2010 Greece under-21 L 1-2
11 7 September 2010 Portugal under-21 L 3-1

Senior team[edit]

Despite being born in Skopje, Muarem is of Turkish descent and was eligible to play for the Turkish national team before he represented Macedonia at senior level.

Muarem made his senior debut for Macedonia under manager John Toshack in a 1-0 loss to Russia on 2 September 2011 in a UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier, coming on as an 85th minute substitute for Veliče Šumulikoski.[29] He then made his second international appearance in the 1-0 victory against Andorra on 6 September, being booked in the first half and substituted in the 77th minute.[30] Muarem earned his third cap for Macedonia in the 4-1 loss to Armenia on 7 October 2011. He was substituted at half-time.[31]

Following Goran Popov's injury and Mario Gjurovski's withdrawal, Muarem was named as a late addition to Macedonia's squad for friendlies against Portugal and Angola.[32] He failed to feature against Portugal in a 0–0 draw on 26 May 2012,[33] but came on for Agim Ibraimi in injury time in the 0–0 stalemate with Angola three days later.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Muarem Muarem at National-Football-Teams.com
  2. ^ Muarem Muarem rəsmən “Qarabağ”da Fanat.az. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  3. ^ Rabotnicki vs. Lusitanos - 1 July 2010 - Soccerway
  4. ^ MUAREM MUAREM - Futbolcu Bilgieri TFF (Turkish)
  5. ^ Kayseri Erciyesspor Orduspor - Mac Detaylari TFF (Turkish)
  6. ^ Orduspor Istanbul Gungorenspor - Mac Detaylari TFF (Turkish)
  7. ^ Denizlispor Orduspor - Mac Detaylan TFF (Turkish)
  8. ^ Macedonian Football.com - Muarem Muamem signed a 2 year deal with Rabotnicki
  9. ^ Vardar vs. Rabotnicki - 9 August 2011 - Soccerway
  10. ^ Rabotnicki vs. Napredok - 24 September 2011 - Soccerway
  11. ^ Teteks vs. Rabotnicki - 10 December 2011 - Soccerway
  12. ^ Muarem Muarem signed with Qarabag MacedonianFootball.com. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  13. ^ Türkəsilli Makedon futbolçusu “Qarabağ”da (Azerbaijani) Sia.az. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012.
  14. ^ Baku vs Qarabağ - 15 February 2012 Soccerway. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  15. ^ Muarem made league debut for Qarabağ MacedonianFootball.com. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  16. ^ Qarabag vs. Kapaz - 20 February 2012 Soccerway. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  17. ^ Gabala vs. Qarabağ - 14 March 2012 Soccerway. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  18. ^ Qarabag vs. Baku - 22 April 2012 Soccerway. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  19. ^ Khazar Lankaran vs. Qarabag - 11 May 2012 Soccerway. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  20. ^ Macedonian Internationals Performances: May 2012 13 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  21. ^ Azerbaijan: 2011-12 League Table FIFA. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  22. ^ Inter Baku vs. Qarabag - 5 August 2012 Soccerway. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  23. ^ Macedonian Internationals' Performances: 5 August 2012 MacedonianFootball.com. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  24. ^ Sumgayit 1-6 Qarabag Soccerway. 19 August 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  25. ^ Qarabağ vs Qabala - 31 October 2012 Soccerway.com. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2012.
  26. ^ Qarabag vs AZAL - 4 November 2012 Soccerway.com. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2012.
  27. ^ Qarabag vs. Baku - 14 May 2013 Soccerway. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  28. ^ Muarem Muarem - UEFA.com
  29. ^ UEFA Euro 2012 - Russia-FYROM -UEFA.com
  30. ^ Macedonia FYR vs. Andorra - 6 September 2011 - Soccerway
  31. ^ UEFA EURO 2012 - Armenia-FYROM - UEFA.com
  32. ^ Popov withdraws with wnjury; Muarem added to squad MacedonianFootball.com. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  33. ^ Portugal vs Macedonia 26 May 2012: Lineups and Statistics Goal.com. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  34. ^ Angola 0-0 Macedonia: Match Report MacedonianFootball.com. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2012.

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