Bernard Berisha

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Bernard Berisha
Bernard Berisha 2019.jpg
Berisha with Akhmat Grozny in 2019
Personal information
Full name Bernard Berisha
Date of birth (1991-10-24) 24 October 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Peć, Yugoslavia
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Akhmat Grozny
Number 77
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Besa Pejë 44 (10)
2012–2014 Besa Kavajë 49 (6)
2014–2016 Skënderbeu Korçë 47 (8)
2016–2017 Anzhi Makhachkala 28 (4)
2017– Akhmat Grozny 67 (4)
National team
2015– Kosovo 13 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2018

Bernard Berisha (born 24 October 1991) is a Kosovar professional footballer who plays as a left winger or attacking midfielder for Russian club Akhmat Grozny and the Kosovo national team.

Club career[edit]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

Berisha followed Fatjon Sefa from Besa Kavajë to reigning Albanian champions Skënderbeu Korçë, where he agreed a one-year contract with the club president Ardian Takaj on 27 May 2014.[1][2] He made his debut with Skënderbeu in the second leg of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round against Belarusian side BATE Borisov. Berisha was in the starting lineup but was replaced in the 60th minute by Andi Ribaj in the 1–1 draw, which saw BATE Borisov go through on away goals after a goalless first leg.[3] He won the Albanian Supercup in his next game with the club, coming on at half time for fellow Kosovo Albanian Leonit Abazi at half time in the 1–0 win over Flamurtari Vlorë.[4]

On 23 August 2014, Berisha made his Albanian Superliga debut with Skënderbeu at Qemal Stafa Stadium, playing the entire match against the newly promoted club Elbasani, helping the team to win the match 1–0.[5] His Albanian Cup debut would come later, in October against Himara, playing in two legged match, scoring a goal in each of them, with Skënderbeu who passed the round with the aggregate 20–1.[6][7]

He renewed his contract with Skënderbeu Korçë at the end of the 2014–15 season, signing a new two–year deal to keep him at the club until 2017.[8]

Anzhi Makhachkala[edit]

On 13 January 2016 Berisha joined the Russian Football Premier League side Anzhi Makhachkala, on a 3.5-year contract with Anzhi Makhachkala paying a fee of €600.000 to Skënderbeu Korçë.[9][10] As Russia does not recognize Kosovo as an independent state, he is registered with the Russian league as an Albanian citizen.[11] The club's website, however, states that Berisha is a Kosovo national team footballer.[12]

Terek Grozny[edit]

On 26 December 2016, Berisha agreed to join Russian Premier League side Terek Grozny on a 3.5 year contract, there he will play alongside Albania internationals Bekim Balaj and Odise Roshi respectively.[13] On 4 January 2017, the contract was finalized and signed.[14]

International career[edit]

On 7 October 2015. Berisha received a call-up from Kosovo for the friendly match against Equatorial Guinea[15] and made his debut after being named in the starting line-up.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 13 May 2018[16]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Besa Kavajë 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 21 3 2 0 23 3
2013–14 28 3 1 1 29 4
Total 49 6 3 1 52 7
Skënderbeu Korçë 2014–15 Albanian Superliga 32 4 7 3 1[a] 0 1[b] 0 41 7
2015–16 17 4 1 0 12[c] 2 1[b] 0 31 6
Total 49 8 8 3 13 2 2 0 72 13
Anzhi Makhachkala 2015–16 Russian Premier League 11 1 0 0 2[d] 0 13 1
2016–17 17 3 2 1 0 0 19 4
Total 28 4 2 1 2 0 32 5
Akhmat Grozny 2016–17 Russian Premier League 8 1 0 0 8 1
2017–18 23 1 1 0 24 1
Total 31 2 1 0 32 2
Career total 157 20 14 5 13 2 4 0 188 27
  1. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Albanian Supercup
  3. ^ Six appearances and two goals in UEFA Champions League, six in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Two appearances in the Russian Premier League Relegation play-offs

International[edit]

As of 29 May 2018[17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Kosovo
2015 2 0
2016 4 0
2017 5 0
2018 2 0
Total 13 0

Honours[edit]

Skënderbeu Korçë[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bernard Berisha zyrtarisht lojtar i Skënderbeut" [Bernard Berisha officially a player of Skënderbeu] (in Albanian). Ora News. 27 May 2015. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  2. ^ "Bernard Berisha, goditja më e fundit e Skënderbeut" [Bernard Berisha, the newest hit of Skënderbeu] (in Albanian). Sport.albeu.com. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  3. ^ "BATE eke out Skënderbeu success". UEFA. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Skënderbeu e nis me trofe, fiton Superkupën e Shqipërisë" [Skënderbeu starts with trophy, wins Albanian Supercup] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  5. ^ Leonard Karaj (24 August 2014). "Kursehet Skënderbeu, shpërdoron Elbasani. File: Ishim Të pafat, prisni Elbasan ndryshe" [Skënderbeu spreads, Elbasani wasts. File: We were unlucky, expect a different Elbasan] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Skënderbeu merr një fitore rekord në Kupë. Josa: Ishte formalitet, tani mundim Tiranën" [Skënderbeu takes another record win in cup: Josa: It was a formality, now we beat Tirana] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 2 October 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Skënderbeu e bën rrugë, turpëron sërish Himarën" [Skënderbeu makes it normal, humiliates Himara again] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 23 October 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Berisha, rinovimi i radhës te kampionët" [Berisha, the next renewal at champions] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 13 June 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  9. ^ Бернард Бериша стал игроком «Анжи» (in Russian). FC Anzhi Makhachkala. 13 January 2016.
  10. ^ "Bernard Berisha debuton me Anzhi Makhachkala". SuperSport Albania. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Bernard Berisha Profile by the Russian Premier League". Russian Football Premier League. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ ""Bernard Berisha to Anji"". FC Anzhi Makhachkala. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  13. ^ ""Berisha i bashkohet Balajt e Roshit"". Borozani.com. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  14. ^ Бернард Бериша подписал контракт с «Тереком» (in Russian). FC Terek Grozny. 4 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Kosova publikon listën e lojtarëve kundër Guinesë" (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 7 October 2015.
  16. ^ a b Bernard Berisha at Soccerway
  17. ^ "Bernard Berisha". EU-football.info.

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