Andis Shala

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Andis Shala
Personal information
Full name Andis Shala
Date of birth (1988-11-15) 15 November 1988 (age 30)
Place of birth Đakovica, SFR Yugoslavia
(now Kosovo[b])
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Kickers Offenbach
Number 9
Youth career
2006–2007 Hannover 96
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Hannover 96 II
2008 VfR Mannheim 9 (2)
2008–2011 Dundee United 30 (1)
2011–2013 Hallescher FC 46 (7)
2013–2014 Carl Zeiss Jena 34 (8)
2014–2015 BFC Dynamo 23 (4)
2015–2018 SV Babelsberg 03 91 (45)
2018–2019 Rot-Weiß Erfurt 32 (14)
2019– Kickers Offenbach 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:30, 27 July 2019 (UTC)

Andis Shala[a] (Serbo-Croatian: Andis Šalja) (born 15 November 1988) is a German footballer, playing as a forward for Kickers Offenbach. His father is former Croatian international Kujtim Shala.[1]

Career[edit]

Having begun career in the youth team at Hannover 96, Shala joined VfR Mannheim in January 2008 on a short-term deal.

Shala joined Dundee United in pre-season for the 2008–09 season,[2] with manager Craig Levein calling him a "decent prospect" and stated that he had "high hopes for him".[3] Shala arrived in mid June 2008 with fellow new signing Michael McGovern.[1]

He made his debut as a substitute in an August 2008 Scottish League Cup match. He made his league debut in February 2009, and with his first touch of the ball, set up Lee Wilkie to score the equalising goal in a 1–1 draw against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. He was released by Dundee United in the summer of 2011.

Following his release, Shala returned to Germany to sign for Hallescher FC.[4] After earning promotion to the 3. Liga in the 2011–12 season, he left Halle to sign for Carl Zeiss Jena in January 2013. Eighteen months later he signed for Berliner FC Dynamo.

Albania[edit]

Shala is of Kosovar Albanian descent. In late December 2009, Shala was the subject of interest from the Albania national team, with team manager Josip Kuže confirming he was intending to watch the player.[5] In an interview for the Albanian newspaper Sporti Shqiptar, Shala stated his willingness to play for Albania, and stated that if he never got called up for the squad, that he would not consider playing for any other country.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League Cup Lg Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dundee United 2008–09 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0
2009–10 7 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 9 2
Career total 14 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 16 1

Notes[edit]

a.   ^ Albanian spelling: Andis Shala, Serbo-Croat spelling: Andis Šala, Андис Шала.
b.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has been recognized as an independent state by 112 out of 193 United Nations member states, while 12 states have recognized Kosovo only to later withdraw their recognition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dundee United confirm signings". Dundee United FC. 17 June 2008. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Dundee United make double swoop". BBC Sport website. 17 June 2008. Retrieved 17 June 2008.
  3. ^ Roache, Ian (27 May 2008). "Tangerines to sign German striker". The Courier. Archived from the original on 29 May 2008. Retrieved 27 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Andis Shala kommt aus Schottland". kicker Online (in German). 11 July 2011. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Shala in line for Albania call-up". The Courier (Dundee). 24 December 2009. Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Andis Shala: Dua të luaj për Shqipërinë". Retrieved 28 April 2011.[permanent dead link]

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