Agon Mehmeti

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Agon Mehmeti
Agon Mehmeti 23 jan 2010.jpg
Mehmeti playing for Malmö FF in 2010
Personal information
Full name Agon Xhevat Mehmeti
Date of birth (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth Podujevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Oxford United
Number 28
Youth career
0000–2002 IFK Malmö
2002–2007 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Malmö FF 88 (23)
2012–2014 Palermo 3 (0)
2012–2013Novara (loan) 23 (6)
2013–2014Olhanense (loan) 20 (2)
2014–2016 Malmö FF 25 (4)
2016 Stabæk 24 (4)
2017 Gençlerbirliği S.K. 2 (0)
2017– Oxford United 13 (1)
National team
2008 Sweden U19 4 (2)
2009–2010 Sweden U21 8 (2)
2013 Albania 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 April 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 October 2013

Agon Xhevat Mehmeti (born 20 November 1989) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Oxford United as a striker.

Club career[edit]

Malmö FF[edit]

Mehmeti made his Allsvenskan debut on 31 March 2008 against IFK Göteborg. His first goals came in dramatic style. With Malmö FF trailing Kalmar FF 2–1, Mehmeti was subbed on in the 83rd minute. He struck net twice, lifting Malmö to a 3–2 victory. In 2009 Mehmeti fought for a starting spot but retained his role as the super-sub as he scored 5 goals coming on as a substitute. In 2010 Mehmeti finally took a starting spot, starting 23 out of 30 possible. He was Malmö FF's top goalscorer for their league winning season in 2010 when he scored 14 goals of which 11 were league goals. Mehmetis 2011 season was not as successful as his previous ones. Troubled by light injuries and his contract running out at the end of the season he scored four goals in 21 matches for the 2011 Allsvenskan. Mehmeti chose not to renew his contract after the 2011 season.[1]

Italy[edit]

Palermos director of sports Luca Cattani confirmed the signing of Mehmeti on 9 November 2011. Mehmeti joined the club on 1 January 2012 when the transfer window opened.[2] On 11 November 2011 Mehmeti also confirmed a five-year deal with Palermo, which makes him a Palermo player until 30 June 2016.[3] Mehmeti made his debut for Palermo in the home fixture against Napoli on 8 January 2012. He made a further two appearances from the bench during the 2011–12 season.

On 30 August 2012, he moved on loan to Novara in exchange for Italian winger Luigi Giorgi.[4] Mehmeti stayed at Novara for the remainder of the 2012–13 season where he played 23 matches and scored six goals for the club.

SC Olhanense[edit]

In July 2013 it was announced that Mehmeti would go to SC Olhanense in the Portuguese Primeira Liga for a season long loan deal.[5] On 24 August he scored his first goal for the team in his second league game. In total Mehmeti played 20 matches while at Olhanense and scored twice.

Return to Malmö FF[edit]

On 15 July 2014 Malmö FF announced that they had reacquired Mehmeti on a three-and-a-half-year-long contract, making his return after two seasons abroad in Italy and Portugal,[6] after having been released for free by his last club Palermo earlier the same day.[7] For the remainder of the season Mehmeti made 10 league appearances, five of them in the starting line-up. He also scored twice, both goals in the away match against Falkenbergs FF on 2 August 2014.[8] He also made four appearances in the clubs campaign in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League.

Stabæk[edit]

Mehmeti then moved across the border to Norway and played in 24 league games for Stabæk, in the 2016 season. He scored 4 goals that year after making his debut against Molde.

Oxford United[edit]

After this, the striker moved to the Turkish capital Ankara, to play for Gençlerbirliği. However, he played only two Süper Lig games for them before joining the English League One side Oxford United, on 7 September.[9] He made his debut as a substitute in a 3–0 defeat at Bury in a League One fixture on 26 September 2017,[10] and his debut league goal came in the following fixture, a 4–1 away win at Peterborough United on 30 September.[11]

International[edit]

Mehmeti has played for the Swedish Under-21 side, but he told the Albanian media that he was eligible to play for either Sweden, or Albania in the future.[12] In July 2013, Mehmeti was called up to the Albania squad for their final World Cup qualifying matches. On 4 June 2013 he received Albanian citizenship, as did Albania U21 players Amir Rrahmani, Haxhi Neziraj, Valentin Gjokaj and Herolind Shala.[13] He was selected by the Albanian national coach Gianni de Biasi for the World Cup qualifying matches against Slovenia and Iceland in September 2013.[14]

Personal life[edit]

Mehmeti was born in Podujevo (Albanian: Besiana), then still part of SAP Kosovo, SR Serbia within SFR Yugoslavia. At age two he moved with his family to Valdemarsvik, Sweden, and they later settled in Malmö. He is of Albanian descent.[14] Mehmeti played for Sweden U19 and Sweden U21 before deciding to play for Albania.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 April 2018.[15]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malmö FF 2008 21 3 3 1 24 4
2009 22 5 1 0 23 5
2010 24 11 2 0 26 11
2011 21 4 1 0 11 1 33 5
Total 88 23 7 1 11 1 106 25
Palermo 2011–12 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Novara 2012–13 23 6 0 0 23 6
Total 23 6 0 0 0 0 23 6
Olhanense 2013–14 20 2 1 0 21 2
Total 20 2 1 0 0 0 21 2
Malmö FF 2014 10 2 0 0 4 0 14 2
2015 15 2 3 1 4 0 22 3
Total 25 4 3 1 8 0 36 5
Stabæk 2016 24 4 3 3 2 0 29 7
Total 24 4 3 3 2 0 29 7
Gençlerbirliği 2016–17 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Total 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Oxford United 2017–18 13 1 0 0 3 0 16 1
Total 13 1 0 0 3 0 16 1
Career total 198 40 14 5 24 1 236 46

International[edit]

As of 15 October 2013.[15]
National team Year Apps Goals
Albania 2013 3 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Agon och Dejan lämnar". mff.se (in Swedish). 27 October 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mehmeti till Palermo: "Inget fenomen"". Eurosport. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Mehmeti: "Palermo vill ha mig så fort som möjligt"". Rosanero.se. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Preso Giorgi, ceduti tre giocatori". palermocalcio.it. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "KLART: Agon Mehmeti lånas ut till SC Olhanense". Fotbolltransfers.com. 2013-07-31. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Agon Mehmeti återvänder till Malmö FF". mff.se (in Swedish). Malmö FF. 15 July 2014. Archived from the original on 18 July 2014. Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "RESCISSIONE PER MEHMETI E SIMON" (in Italian). US Città di Palermo. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  8. ^ "Falkenbergs FF 2–5 Malmö FF". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). The Swedish Football Association. 2 August 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Agon Mehmeti Joins Oxford United". Oxford United Official Site. 7 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017. 
  10. ^ Pritchard, David (26 September 2017). "Bury 3 (Maguire pen 64, Smith 70, Beckford 72), Oxford United 0". Oxford Mail. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  11. ^ Williams, Chris (30 September 2017). "REPORT Peterborough United 1 Oxford United 4". Oxford United F.C. Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  12. ^ Matraxhiu, Andi (5 January 2012). ""Zbori" zyrtarizohet, "superliga" në duart e De Biazit". Sporti Shqiptar. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Ekskluzive: Agon Mehmeti dhe 4 lojtarë të shpresave marrin shtetësi shqiptare aSport.al
  14. ^ a b "KOHA.net | Koha Ditore | Lajmet e fundit shqip | Kohavision". Koha Ditore. Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  15. ^ a b "Agon Mehmeti". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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