Alfred Zijai

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Alfred Zijai
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-02-07)7 February 1961
Place of birth Vlorë, Albania
Date of death 11 February 2013(2013-02-11) (aged 52)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979–1991 Flamurtari Vlorë
National team
1986–1987 Albania 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Alfred Zijai (7 February 1961 – 11 February 2013) was an Albanian footballer who played as a midfielder.


Born in Vlorë, Zijai played club football for Flamurtari Vlorë.[1] Playing for them between 1979 and 1991, he won the Albanian Cup in 1985 and 1988, and the Kategoria e Parë in 1991.[2]

He also earned three caps for the Albanian national team.[1]

Later life and death[edit]

Zijai became a member of the Executive Committee of the Albanian Football Association, and he founded the Futsal Organisation of Albania.[2] He died on 11 February 2013, at the age of 52.[2]


  1. ^ a b Alfred Zijai at
  2. ^ a b c "Albanian football mourns Alfred Zijai". UEFA. 11 February 2013.