Arijanet Muric

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Arijanet Muric
Muriqi (cropped).jpg
Muric with Kosovo in November 2018
Personal information
Full name Arijanet Anan Muric[1]
Date of birth (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 20)
Place of birth Schlieren, Switzerland[2]
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)[3]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Nottingham Forest
(on loan from Manchester City)
Number 30
Youth career
0000–2009 YF Juventus
2009–2010 Zürich
2010–2015 Grasshoppers
2015–2018 Manchester City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017– Manchester City 0 (0)
2018NAC Breda (loan) 1 (0)
2019–Nottingham Forest (loan) 0 (0)
National team
2017 Montenegro U21 2 (0)
2018– Kosovo 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 January 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 June 2019

Arijanet Anan Muric (Albanian: Arijanet Samir Muriqi, Montenegrin: Arijanet Anan Murić; born 7 November 1998) is a Kosovan professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Nottingham Forest, on loan from Manchester City and the Kosovo national team,[4] he previously represented Montenegro at under-21 international level.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Muric is a product of various Swiss youth teams such as YF Juventus, Zürich and Grasshoppers. In 2015, he joined with youth team of Manchester City.[5]

Manchester City[edit]

Muric with Manchester City in July 2017.

On 27 July 2017, Muric signed a three-year professional contract with Manchester City.[6]

Loan at NAC Breda[edit]

On 31 July 2018, Muric joined Eredivisie side NAC Breda, on a season-long loan.[7][3] On 18 August 2018, he made his debut as a professional footballer in a 3–0 home win against De Graafschap after being named in the starting line-up.[8][9]

Return from loan[edit]

On 22 August 2018, with Muric having only played one game with NAC Breda, Manchester City recalled him from loan to replace injured goalkeeper Claudio Bravo as their second choice.[10] Three days later, he was named as a Manchester City substitute for the first time in a Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.[11] His debut with Manchester City came on 25 September in the third round of 2018–19 EFL Cup against Oxford United after being named in the starting line-up.[12][13]

Loan at Nottingham Forest[edit]

On 9 July 2019, Muric joined EFL Championship side Nottingham Forest, on a season-long loan.[14]

International career[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Under-21[edit]

On 22 August 2017, Muric received a call-up from Montenegro U21 for the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification match against Kazakhstan U21 and for the friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21.[15] On 5 September 2017, he made his debut with Montenegro U21 in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 after being named in the starting line-up.[16][17] In both matches, he played for Montenegro U21 and he was sent off after receiving straight red cards, one for handling the ball outside the box against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 and the other for headbutting an opponent against Slovenia U21. Despite previously declaring his will to play for Montenegro after not being called up for the senior team, he opted to represent Kosovo instead.[18]

Kosovo[edit]

On 26 August 2018, The Football Federation of Kosovo through a communiqué stated that after several months of talks, Muric had decided to play for the Kosovo national team.[19][20] On 9 November 2018, he received a call-up from Kosovo for the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League matches against Malta and Azerbaijan.[21] On 20 November 2018, he made his debut with Kosovo in a 2018–19 UEFA Nations League match against Azerbaijan after being named in the starting line-up.

Personal life[edit]

Muric was born in Schlieren, Switzerland[2] to Albanian parents from Rožaje, Montenegro. He holds Kosovan,[2] Montenegrin and Swiss passports.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 23 January 2019[22]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total Ref
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Manchester City U21 2017–18 Professional Development
League
3[a] 0 3 0 [23]
2018–19 1[b] 0 1 0 [24]
Total 4 0 4 0
Manchester City 2017–18 Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [23]
2018–19 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 [24]
Total 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
NAC Breda (loan) 2018–19 Eredivisie 1 0 0 0 1 0
Nottingham Forest (loan) 2019–20 EFL Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [25]
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 10 0 [22]
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in EFL Trophy at 2017–18 season
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in EFL Trophy at 2018–19 season

International[edit]

As of 10 June 2019[26]
National team Year Apps Goals
Kosovo 2018 1 0
2019 4 0
Total 5 0

Honours[edit]

Manchester City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2018/19 Premier League squads confirmed". Premier League. 3 September 2018. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Edhe zyrtarisht, Arijanet Anan Murici është kosovar" [Even officially, Arijanet Anan Murici is Kosovan]. Periskopi (in Albanian). 19 October 2018. Retrieved 19 October 2018. Arijanet Muric's birthplace according to Kosovan passport is Schlieren, Switzerland
  3. ^ a b c Blanco, Yadran (31 July 2018). "NAC huurt doelman Muric (19) voor een seizoen van Manchester City" [NAC hires goalkeeper Muric (19) for a Manchester City season]. BN DeStem (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 July 2018. Muric wordt door NAC voor een seizoen gehuurd van Manchester City en wordt beschouwd als de opvolger van de vertrokken Nigel Bertrams. De 19-jarige Muric, een boom van een vent getuige zijn lengte van 1.98-meter, is geboren in Zürich en in het bezit van een Zwitsers en een Montenegrijns paspoort. [...] Tot op heden speelde Muric enkel jeugdwedstrijden voor Manchester City, dat hem in 2016 overnam van Grasshopper. Ondanks dat hij een leven lang in Zwitserland woonde, maakte Muric eind 2017 zijn debuut voor het nationale jeugdteam (onder 21) van Montenegro. Muric gaat spelen met nummer 1, door NAC speciaal vrijgehouden voor de goalie
  4. ^ Blanco, Yadran (17 August 2018). "Muric klaar voor zijn debuut, Ilic moet NAC vleugje creativiteit geven" [Muric ready for his debut, Ilic must give NAC a touch of creativity]. BN De Stem (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 August 2018. Toch lijkt het er sterk op dat doelman Arijanet Muric, die woensdag de groepstraining hervatte, zaterdag tegen De Graafschap zijn entree maakt. ,,Het ziet er positief uit, hij is fit. Nu kijken of hij geen terugslag krijgt.” Het inbrengen van Muric, die hersteld is van zijn blessure, gaat ten koste van Mark Birighitti die op weg is naar de uitgang
  5. ^ "Profil a štatistiky hráča Arijanet Muric" [Profile and statistics of player Arijanet Muric]. football365.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  6. ^ Manchester City F.C. EDS and Academy [@mancityacademy] (27 July 2017). "We are delighted to announce that Arijanet Muric has signed a three-year contract extension with the Club! Well done, Aro! #mcfc" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 July 2017 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "NAC huurt Muric van City" [NAC hires Muric from City] (in Dutch). NAC Breda. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  8. ^ "De Graafschap na stunt tegen Feyenoord kansloos op 'avondje NAC'" [De Graafschap after stunt against Feyenoord no chance at 'night NAC']. Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). Rotterdam. 18 August 2018. Retrieved 18 August 2018. NAC startte met Arijanet Muric op doel. De negentienjarige keeper die wordt wordt gehuurd van Manchester City, kon vorige week nog niet spelen
  9. ^ Eijkhout, Fabian (31 July 2018). "NAC Breda huurt 19-jarige doelman Arijanet Muric van Manchester City: 'Ik kan niet wachten!'" [NAC Breda hires 19-year-old goalkeeper Arijanet Muric from Manchester City: 'I can not wait!']. Omroep Brabant (in Dutch). Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Muric keert terug naar Manchester City" [Muric returns to Manchester City] (in Dutch). NAC Breda. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2018.
  11. ^ McNulty, Phil (25 August 2018). "Wolverhampton Wanderers 1–1 Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte rescues Molineux draw for champions". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  12. ^ "Oxford United V Manchester City". Manchester City F.C. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Foden, Muric and Diaz all start for City". Manchester City F.C. 25 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Forest capture Muric signature". Nottingham Forest. 9 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  15. ^ "U21: Spisak ze mečeve sa Kazahstanom i BiH" [U21: List of matches with Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina] (in Montenegrin). Football Association of Montenegro. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Crna Gora – BiH" [Montenegro – Bosnia and Herzegovina] (in Montenegrin). Football Association of Montenegro. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  17. ^ "U21: Bez pobjednika u Nikšiću" [U21: No winner in Nikšić] (in Montenegrin). Football Association of Montenegro. 5 September 2017. Retrieved 5 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Slučaj Murić": Dvije utakmice, dva isključenja, jedan nokaut i jedan ultimatum" ["Muric Case": Two games, two exclusion, one knockout and one ultimatum]. Vijesti (in Montenegrin). Podgorica. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Portieri Arjanet Muriqi i Manchester Cityt i bashkohet Kombëtares A" [Goalkeeper Arjanet Muriqi of Manchester City joins national senior team] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  20. ^ "Portieri shqiptar i Manchester Cityt i thotë po Kosovës" [Albanian goalkeeper of Manchester City say "yes" Kosovo]. Gazeta Express (in Albanian). MediaWorks. 26 August 2018. Retrieved 26 August 2018.
  21. ^ "Challandes publikon listën e futbollistëve për dy ndeshjet e radhës" [Challandes publish the list of footballers for two next matches] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Arijanet Muric". Soccerway. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  23. ^ a b "Games played by Arijanet Muric in 2017/2018". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  24. ^ a b "Games played by Arijanet Muric in 2018/2019". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  25. ^ "Games played by Arijanet Muric in 2019/2020". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  26. ^ "Arijanet Muric". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  27. ^ McNulty, Phil (18 May 2019). "Manchester City 6–0 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 18 May 2019.
  28. ^ McNulty, Phil (24 February 2019). "Chelsea 0–0 Manchester City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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