Orges Shehi

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Orges Shehi
Personal information
Full name Orges Shehi
Date of birth (1977-09-20) 20 September 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth Durrës, Albania
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu Korçë
Number 1
Youth career
-1994 Teuta Durrës
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994-2004 Teuta Durrës 168 (0)
1998-1999 KS Bylis (loan) 29 (0)
2004-2005 Vllaznia Shkodër 39 (0)
2005-2009 Partizani Tirana 121 (0)
2009-2010 Besa Kavajë 31 (0)
2010- Skënderbeu Korçë 116 (0)
National team
1997-1999 Albania U21 7 (0)
2010- Albania 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 December 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014

Orges Shehi (born 20 September 1977 in Durrës) is an Albanian professional footballer who is currently playing for Skenderbeu Korce in the Albanian Superliga.[2]

Career[edit]

Teuta Durrës[edit]

Shehi started his career with Teuta Durrës and after good performances in the Superliga he also played for Albania U21.

Partizani Tiranë[edit]

He experienced the "second spring" of his career after joining Partizani Tiranë in 2005 becoming the captain in 2008.

Besa Kavajë[edit]

He left for KS Besa Kavajë in the summer of 2009. He was considered one of the best goalkeepers in the Albanian Superliga.

Skenderbeu Korce[edit]

On July 2010 he joined Skenderbeu Korce. He won 3 consecutive league titles (2010-11, 2011-12 & 2012-13). His peak of career is presentation with the team in UEFA Europa League 2013-14 Play-off round, where they played against Chornomorets Odesa (with two Albanian compatriots part of the team Elis Bakaj and Kristi Vangjeli). After final result 1–1 in both legs and extra-time, they lost by penalties 6-7 when Shehi made 2 amazing penalty saves and also scored a penalty kick himself.

International career[edit]

He received his first call-up for Albania on 17 November 2010 [3] by coach Josip Kuže for a friendly match against Macedonia, after an emergency replacing Arjan Beqaj injured. Shehi was second choice goalkeeper behind number 1 Samir Ujkani and didn't play a single minute that match. Later after a year, he was called again on national team in 29 February 2012, for friendly match against Georgia and make it his debut for Albania national football team by entering as a substitute in place of Samir Ujkani in 89th minute. Then he was called up regularly for the national team as a third choice goalkeeper, behind Etrit Berisha and Samir Ujkani.

Caps and goals[edit]

Albania's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Teuta Durrës
Besa Kavajë
Skënderbeu Korçë

References[edit]