Valdet Rama

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Valdet Rama
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-11-20) 20 November 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth Mitrovica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Winger
Club information
Current team
Free agent
Youth career
0000–2005 Rot-Weiss Essen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2008 VfL Wolfsburg II 58 (10)
2008–2009 Ingolstadt 04 32 (2)
2009–2011 Hannover 96 II 16 (1)
2009–2011 Hannover 96 15 (0)
2011–2012 Örebro SK 50 (10)
2013–2014 Valladolid 31 (1)
National team
2013– Albania 12 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Valdet Rama (born 20 November 1987) is an Albanian footballer who currently is a Free agent and is member of the Albania national football team. He holds the German citizenship.

Career[edit]

Ingolstadt 04[edit]

Rama made his debut on the professional league level in the 2. Bundesliga for FC Ingolstadt 04 on 17 August 2008 when he started a game against SpVgg Greuther Fürth. He scored a goal on his debut.

Hannover 96[edit]

On 26 May 2009, he announced his move to Hannover 96 where he signed a three-year contract.

Örebro[edit]

In February 2011, he signed for Swedish club Örebro SK.[1] He made a big impact in his first year with the club, scoring eight goals from his position as a winger. During the second season he often found himself benched and his manager criticized his lack of defensive work.[2] This caused his agent to lash out against the club, claiming that Rama was one of the best players in the league and that he had been humiliated by the managers comments. He also demanded that Örebro sell him during the summer.[3] Rama however ended up staying with the club until the end of the 2012 Allsvenskan season, where Örebro was relegated.

Valladolid[edit]

After the 2012 Allsvenskan season ended, on 31 January 2013 he signed a contract for Real Valladolid. He made his debut on 9 March 2013, in a match against Málaga which finished 1-1, he came on as a substitute on 71st minute in place of D. Larsson.[4] His first goal with Valladolid came on 20 January 2014 in a match against Athletic Bilbao, were he scored on last minute 90th and match finished in the loss 4-2.[5] With this goal, Rama became the first Albanian player ever to score in La Liga and in entire Spanish football.[6]

On 11 July 2014 Rama left Valladolid as he interrupted his contract with the club, where the contract was valid until 30 June 2015.[7]

International[edit]

As soon as Rama moved to Spain to play in La Liga he declared that he was eager to play for Albania and was contacted by the Albanian Football Association in order to plan a call-up for the next matches.[8] He made it his first debut on 26 March 2013 in a friendly match against Lithuania finished in the victory 4–1, where Rama played as a starter and substituted off in the 64th minute with Armando Vajushi.[9] On 7 June 2013 he scored first goal against Norway finished in the 1–1 draw.[10] He finished first year with (2013) Albania mading a total of 8 appearances, all as a starter and substituted off 3 times and he scored 3 goals.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Albania's goal tally first.
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 June 2013 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Norway 1–0 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 14 August 2013 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania  Armenia 1–0 2–0 Friendly Match
3. 10 September 2013 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík  Iceland 1–0 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Career statistics[edit]

As of 27 March 2014 [11] [12]

Club[edit]

Season Club League country League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2005-06 VfL Wolfsburg II Oberliga Nord 15 4 - - - - 15 4
2006-07 15 6 - - - - 15 6
2007–08 Regionalliga North 35 0 - - - - 35 0
Total 65 10 0 0 0 0 65 10
2008–09 Ingolstadt 04 2. Bundesliga 32 2 - - - - 32 2
Total
2009–10 Hannover 96 Bundesliga (2009–10) 15 0 1 0 - - 16 0
Hannover 96 II Regionalliga Nord (2009–10) 6 0 - - - - 6 0
2010–11 10 1 - - - - 10 1
Total 31 1 1 0 0 0 32 1
2011 Örebro Allsvenskan 29 8 - - 21 01 29 8
2012 21 2 - - - - 21 2
Total 50 10 0 0 2 0 52 10
2012–13 Real Valladolid La Liga 5 0 - - - - 5 0
2013–14 26 1 - - - - 26 1
Total 31 1 0 0 0 0 31 1
Career total 209 24 1 0 2 0 213 24

1 Caps and goals made on the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League qualifying phase.

International[edit]

Albania national team [11]
Year Apps Goals
2013 8 3
2014 4 0
Total 12 3

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