Amarildo Zela

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Amarildo Zela
Personal information
Full name Amarildo Zela
Date of birth (1972-08-25) 25 August 1972 (age 44)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 KF Partizani 26 (1)
1993–1994 VfL Osnabrück ? (?)
1993–1995 SK Tirana 17 (2)
1995–1996 Neretva Metković 28 (8)
1996–1997 Šibenik 1 (0)
1996–1997 Marsonia 25 (4)
1997–2000 Vukovar '91 28 (10)
2000–2001 Hapoel Be'er Sheva ? (?)
2000–2001 Hapoel Jerusalem ? (?)
2001–2002 KF Partizani 2 (0)
2001–2002 Kamen Ingrad 11 (3)
2002–2003 NK Čakovec ? (?)
2002–2004 DSV Leoben 28 (3)
2004–2005 Vorwärts Steyr ? (?)
2005–2006 Blau-Weiß Linz ? (?)
2006–2008 Vorwärts Steyr ? (?)
National team
1992–1997 Albania 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Amarildo Zela (born 25 August 1972 in Tirana) is a retired Albanian footballer, who played as an attacking midfielder. He played two games for the Albania national football team in 1992 and in 1997.[1]

Career[edit]

Zela has played in 5 different countries through his career, and playing for 14 different teams in the process. He started his footballing career with KF Partizani Tirana before moving to Germany with Oberliga Nord side VfL Osnabrück.[2][3] His first experience abroad was only a short one as he only spent 6 months at the club before moving back to Albania with SK Tirana in January 1994. After a season and a half back in Albania Zela decided to move to Croatia and the 1.HNL for the first time with NK Neretva Metković.[4] Zela then moved to HNK Šibenik the next season where he teamed up with former Partizani team mate Ylli Shehu.[5][6] It took just 6 months before his next move, this time i was to another Croatian club NK Vukovar '91[7][8] During his time with NK Vukovar Zela won promotion twice[9] and teamed up with fellow Albanian Fatmir Vata for the 1999–2000 season after they were promoted to the top division in Croatia. He scored 10 goals that season in the 1.HNL.[10] After 5 seasons and 4 clubs in Croatia, Zela moved to Israel with second tier side Hapoel Jerusalem F.C..[11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International caps. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  2. ^ VfL Osnabrück 1993–94. National-football-teams.com. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  3. ^ VfL Osnabrück 1993–94. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  4. ^ NK Neretva Metković 1995–1996. National-football-teams.com (1972-08-25). Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  5. ^ HNK Šibenik 1996–97. National-football-teams.com. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  6. ^ HNK Šibenik 1996–97. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  7. ^ NK Vukovar 1997–98. National-football-teams.com (1972-08-25). Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  8. ^ NK Vukovar 1997–98. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  9. ^ NK Vukovar 1998–99. National-football-teams.com (1972-08-25). Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  10. ^ NK Vukovar 1999-00. National-football-teams.com. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  11. ^ Hapoel Jerusalem 2000–2001. National-football-teams.com. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.
  12. ^ Jerusalem 2000–2001. Footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved on 12 January 2012.

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