Halimi with VfB Stuttgart II in September 2013
|Full name||Besar Halimi|
|Date of birth||12 December 1994|
|Place of birth||Frankfurt, Germany|
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|2007–2009||SV Darmstadt 98|
|2009–2013||1. FC Nürnberg|
|2012–2013||1. FC Nürnberg II||19||(1)|
|2013–2014||VfB Stuttgart II||14||(1)|
|2015–2016||→ FSV Frankfurt (loan)||26||(4)|
|2016–2018||→ Mainz 05 II||24||(4)|
|2017–2018||→ Brøndby (loan)||29||(7)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018
Besar Halimi (born 12 December 1994) is a professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Danish club Brøndby and the Kosovo national team. He previously played for Germany national under-19 football team.
Halimi was born in Frankfurt, Germany from Kosovo Albanian parents from Gjilan.
Halimi first played for a local club VfL Germania 1894 and joined the youth academy of Eintracht Frankfurt, when he was six years old. In 2007, he transferred to the youth academy of SV Darmstadt 98, where he played until 2009. Where he went to play in the youth team of 1. FC Nürnberg. In the 2011–12 season, he played two matches in the Regionalliga Süd for 1. FC Nürnberg II. In the following season he played 17 matches in the Regionalliga Bayern for the reserves of Nürnberg, where he scored one goal.
VfB Stuttgart II
On 12 July 2013, Halimi was signed to the VfB Stuttgart II. On 21 September 2013, he made his professional debut in a 3. Liga match against Rot-Weiß Erfurt and he ended the season with 14 matches and one goal.
In order to gain more playing time, Halimi signed with Stuttgarter Kickers for the 2014–15 season. In one season he made two goals in 37 league matches for the Kickers and was chosen as the Player of the Month of 3. Liga for November 2014.
1. FSV Mainz 05
On 12 July 2015, Halimi signed Bundesliga side Mainz 05, on a four-year contract and was immediately loaned out to 2. Bundesliga outfit FSV Frankfurt for the entirety of the 2015–16 season. In the following season, he played for the Mainz 05 II in the 3. Liga.
For the 2017–18 season. Halimi joined Danish Superliga side Brøndby, on a season-long loan. On 13 July 2017, he made his debut with Brøndby in the second qualifying round of 2017–18 UEFA Europa League against the Finnish side VPS after coming on as a substitute at 64th minute in place of Kamil Wilczek.
— Halimi on returning to Brøndby IF, August 2018.
On 30 August 2018, Halimi returned to Danish Superliga side Brøndby, on a two-year contract. On 2 September 2018, he made his debut in a 2–2 home draw against Midtjylland after coming on as a substitute at 76th minute in place of Lasse Vigen.
- As of 9 November 2018
|1. FC Nürnberg II||2011–12||Regionalliga Südwest||2||0||0||0||—||2||0|
|VfB Stuttgart II||2013–14||3. Liga||14||1||0||0||—||14||1|
|Stuttgarter Kickers||2014–15||3. Liga||37||2||1||0||—||2||0||40||2|
|FSV Frankfurt (loan)||2015–16||2. Bundesliga||26||4||2||0||—||28||4|
|Mainz 05 II||2016–17||3. Liga||24||4||0||0||—||24||4|
|Brøndby||2017–18 (loan)||Danish Superliga||29||7||5||1||4||0||—||38||8|
- Including other competitions, such as Württemberg Cup
- As of 13 November 2017
- Scores and results list Kosovo's goal tally first.
|1.||13 November 2017||Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, Kosovo||Latvia||4–3||4–3||Friendly|||
- "Kickers Verpflichten Halimi" (in German). Stuttgarter Kickers. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- ""SPIELER DES MONATS" HALIMI: "SIEGE FÜHLEN SICH EINDEUTIG BESSER AN"" (in German). German Football Association. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- "HALIMI WECHSELT NACH MAINZ" (in German). Stuttgarter Kickers. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- "Für Halimi geht die Reise weiter" (in German). Stuttgarter Nachrichten. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- "Brøndby lejer Besar Halimi" (in Danish). bold.dk. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
- "Halimi: Har savnet klubben". Brøndby IF. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
- "Besar Halimi tilbage i Brøndby IF" [Besar Halimi returns to Brøndby IF] (in Danish). Brøndby IF. 30 August 2018.
- "Unë u riktheva", Besar Halimi me një video unike zyrtarizohet si futbollist i ri i Brondbyt" ["I was back", Besar Halimi with a unique video officially became Brondby's new footballer] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 30 August 2018.
- "Kosova publikon listën e lojtarëve kundër Guinesë" [Kosovo publishes the list of players against Guinea] (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 7 October 2015.
- "Besar Halimi". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
- "Besar Halimi". eu-football.info. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- "Halimi, Besar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
- "Kosovo (4–3) Latvia". eu-football.info. 13 November 2017.