Berat Sadik

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Berat Sadik
Berat Sadik.jpg
Sadik training for KuPS in 2005
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Krylia Sovetov
Number 9
Youth career
1992–2003 KiuPa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 KuPS 26 (3)
2007–2008 FC Lahti 33 (13)
2008–2010 Arminia Bielefeld 13 (0)
2009–2010 Zulte Waregem (loan) 14 (1)
2010 FC Lahti 5 (2)
2011–2012 HJK 39 (20)
2013–2015 FC Thun 81 (21)
2015– Krylia Sovetov 15 (0)
National team
2006–2009 Finland U-21 8 (1)
2008– Finland 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:39, 11 October 2015 (UTC)

Berat Sadik (Albanian: Berat Sadiku), born 14 September 1986) is a Finnish footballer of Albanian origin playing for FC Krylia Sovetov Samara in the Russian Premier League.

Early life[edit]

Sadik was born in Skopje, SR Macedonia, then still part of former Yugoslavia, on 14 September 1986 to Albanian parents and moved to Finland with his family at the age of three.[1]

Career[edit]

On 16 June 2008, it was published that Arminia Bielefeld was keen to sign him. Also Ascoli Calcio, Torino FC, Larissa F.C., Örebro SK and Rosenborg BK were interested to sign Sadik.[2][3] After visiting Ascoli and Bielefeld he chose to sign a three-year contract with Arminia.[4] In December 2007, he was on trial to Vicenza Calcio.[5] After just one year, he left Arminia Bielefeld, where he played only thirteen games, and joined SV Zulte Waregem on loan for 10 months. He was released by Bielefeld on August 2010 and he rejoined the Veikkausliiga strugglers FC Lahti on 24 August 2010. He celebrated his comeback by scoring in his first appearance in a 1–1 draw against JJK.

On 31 January 2011, Sadik signed a two-year contract with HJK. He finished the season with 15 goals, being the clubs second-best goalscorer, one goal behind Akseli Pelvas.

International career[edit]

Sadik debuted for Finland national football team against Turkey on 29 May 2008.

International goals[edit]

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2015 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland
2-1
2-1
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Berat Sadik". UEFA.com. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Saksassa käyneen Berat Sadikin hintalappu 400000 euroa - Urheilu - Ilta-Sanomat" (in Finnish). iltasanomat.fi. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Ascoli, in arrivo Bucchi e Sadik - Serie B / Calcio - Corriere dello Sport.it" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Berat Sadik siirtyy Bundesliigaan" (in Finnish). iltasanomat.fi. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Serie B: Due finlandesi in prova al Vicenza - Yahoo! Eurosport IT" (in Italian). eurosport.yahoo.com. [dead link]

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