|Full name||Arjan Nexhat Beqaj|
|Date of birth||25 August 1975|
|Place of birth||Prizren, Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|2011–||Anorthosis (Goalkeeping coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Arjan Beqaj[a] (born 25 August 1975 in Prizren) is a former Albanian professional footballer from Kosovo. In a career spanning 19 years he played for seven clubs in four countries, and he is now the goalkeeping coach at Anorthosis Famagusta.
Beqaj began his profession career in Kosovo with local side Liria Prizren in 1992. He then moved to Tiranë, Albania at the start of 1995 to attend university, where he was to play for Partizani Tirana. He played in Albania for two and a half years as he left in 1997 to join OFI Crete after being spotted playing for Albania U-21s.
He spent six seasons at OFI Crete where he played 129 league games for the Greek side and even scoring a goal in the 2000-01 season. Beqaj then signed for Ionikos where he made 83 league appearances in three seasons before ending his nine-year stint in Greece.
Beqaj was one of the players that helped Anorthosis to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League 2008–09. He was voted man of the match in the second leg of the Champions League qualifier against Olympiacos, by making many key saves. The game ended 1–0 in Olympiacos favor, but due to the aggregate, Beqaj and his teammates were able to advance to the group stage. Beqaj and his teammates made history by becoming the first Cypriot team to ever qualify for the Champions League group stages.
|1997-98||OFI Crete||Alpha Ethniki||4||0||4||0|
|2006-07||Anorthosis Famagusta||First Division||26||0||26||0|
Beqaj was born in Prizren, SFR Yugoslavia (in present-day Kosovo[b]), but is an Albanian international and has been become Albania's first choice goalkeeper since legendary Albanian goalkeeper Foto Strakosha, who retired from both club and international football in early 2005. So far, he has made 44 appearances for the Albanian national team.
National team statistics
|Albania national team|
- Partizani Tirana
- Albanian Cup (1): 1996-97
- Anorthosis Famagusta
- Albanian Footballer of the Year (1): 2008
|a.||^ Albanian spelling: Arjan Beqaj. Serbo-Croat spelling: Arjan Bećaj.|
|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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.|