Antonio Marku

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Antonio Marku
Personal information
Full name Antonio Marku
Date of birth (1992-03-24) 24 March 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Shkodër, Albania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Vllaznia
Number 3
Youth career
2005–2010 Vllaznia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Dinamo Tirana 25 (1)
2012–2013 Laçi 7 (0)
2013 Vllaznia 9 (0)
2013 Kukësi 1 (0)
2014– Vllaznia 63 (3)
National team
2010–2011 Albania U19 3 (0)
2011–2013 Albania U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Antonio Marku (born 24 March 1992) is an Albanian footballer who plays as a left back for Vllaznia Shkodër in the Albanian Superliga.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Marku began playing football with the youth teams of his local team Vllaznia Shkodër but in 2010 due to his university studies he moved to Tirana, where he began playing for Dinamo Tirana. He was part of the Dinamo Tirana U-19 side for the 2010-11 season where he was the team captain.[2]

Marku made his professional debut against Flamurtari Vlorë on 20 April 2011 in a 6-2 loss, coming on as a substitute in the 57th minute for Nurudeen Orelesi.[3] He was then prmooted to the starting line-up for the 2011–12 season because of Dinamo's extreme financial difficulties which resulted in nearly all of the senior players to leave the club in the summer. In the summer of 2013 he joined FK Kukësi.

Vllaznia Shkodër[edit]

On 24 January 2016, during the first leg of the quarter-finals of the 2015–16 Albanian Cup against Skënderbeu Korçë, Marku suffered a head-to-head collision with Skënderbeu's Ademir, forcing him to leave the field with a stretcher and was immediately sent to the nearest hospital along with Ademir.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 26 January 2016[5][6]
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental[b] Other[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Dinamo 2010–11 Albanian Superliga 1 0 1 0
2011–12 24 1 0 0 24 1
Total 25 1 0 0 25 1
Laçi 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 7 0 5 0 12 0
Total 7 0 5 0 12 0
Vllaznia 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 9 0 9 0
Total 9 0 9 0
Kukësi 2013–14 Albanian Superliga 1 0 2 0 3 0
Total 1 0 2 0 3 0
Vllaznia 2013–14 Albanian Superliga 2 0 0 0 2 0
2014–15 16 1 2 0 18 1
2015–16 35 1 4 1 39 2
Total 53 2 6 1 40 1
Career total 95 3 13 1 0 0 0 0 108 4
  1. ^ Including cup competitions, such as Albanian Cup
  2. ^ Including continental competitions, such as UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  3. ^ Including other competitions, such as Albanian Supercup

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vllaznia profile
  2. ^ "Marku përforcimi i radhës, nuk priten afrime të tjera" (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 20 June 2011. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "Flamurtari Vlorë vs. Dinamo Tirana 6 – 2". Soccerway. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ademir dhe Marku përfundojnë në spital" (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. 26 January 2016. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "Albania - A. Marku - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Football : Antonio Marku". Football Database. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2016. 

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