Adrian Nikçi

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Adrian Nikçi
YB vs. FCL - Nikci 2.jpg
Personal information
Full name Adrian Nikçi
Date of birth (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth Sarajevo, SFR Yugoslavia[1]
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Union Berlin
Number 14
Youth career
FC Uster
2002–2007 FC Zürich
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 FC Zürich 112 (17)
2012–2015 Hannover 96 4 (1)
2014 FC Thun (loan) 16 (3)
2014–2015 Young Boys (loan) 8 (0)
2015 1. FC Nürnberg 5 (0)
2015– 1. FC Union Berlin 1 (0)
National team
2008–2010 Switzerland U21 16 (3)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 August 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 July 2012

Adrian Nikçi (born 10 November 1989) is a Swiss footballer of ethnic Albanian roots who plays as midfielder for 1. FC Union Berlin.[2]


Nikçi previously played with FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League.[3]

International career[edit]

Although Nikçi has represented Switzerland at U-19 and U-21 levels,[4] he has expressed his interest in playing for Albania and has manifested this also in celebrating a goal by making the sign of the eagle with his two hands, the eagle being the symbol of the Albanian flag.[5]


  1. ^ "Kosovarët Festojnë Me Simbolin e Shqiponjës, Zvicra e Bën Problem" (in Albanian). 28 August 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Adrian Nikci". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adrian Nikci". Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Adrian NikçiUEFA competition record
  5. ^ Rebelohen zvicerianët: Mjaft me shqiponjën! (in Albanian), Sport Ekspres, 28 August 2012, p. 6, Une luajta disa ndeshje per perfaqesuesen e Zvicres ne skuadrat zinxhire te ketij vendi, por tani mendoj vetem per kombetaren shqiptare" Keshtu kishte deklaruar Nikci per kombetaren ("I had played some games with the Swiss representative at youth levels, but all I think about now is the Albanian national team" had declared Adrian Nikci)