Besar Halimi

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Besar Halimi
Besar Halimi.jpg
Halimi with VfB Stuttgart II in September 2013
Personal information
Full name Besar Halimi
Date of birth (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24)
Place of birth Frankfurt, Germany
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Brøndby
Number 5
Youth career
2000–2007 Eintracht Frankfurt
2007–2009 SV Darmstadt 98
2009–2013 1. FC Nürnberg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 1. FC Nürnberg II 19 (1)
2013–2014 VfB Stuttgart II 14 (1)
2014–2015 Stuttgarter Kickers 37 (2)
2015–2018 Mainz 05 0 (0)
2015–2016FSV Frankfurt (loan) 26 (4)
2016–2018Mainz 05 II 24 (4)
2017–2018Brøndby (loan) 29 (7)
2018– Brøndby 14 (1)
National team
2011 Germany U18 2 (0)
2012 Germany U19 1 (0)
2015– Kosovo 15 (1)
* 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.

Early life[edit]

Halimi was born in Frankfurt, Germany from Kosovo Albanian parents from Gjilan.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Stuttgarter Kickers[edit]

In order to gain more playing time, Halimi signed with Stuttgarter Kickers for the 2014–15 season.[1] 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.[2]

1. FSV Mainz 05[edit]

On 12 July 2015, Halimi signed Bundesliga side Mainz 05, on a four-year contract[3] and was immediately loaned out to 2. Bundesliga outfit FSV Frankfurt for the entirety of the 2015–16 season.[4] 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.[5] 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.

I really missed my teammates and the club. Never before have I experienced having such a strong bond to a club or any teammates before, as I did in Brøndby last season.

— Halimi on returning to Brøndby IF, August 2018.[6]

Brøndby IF[edit]

On 30 August 2018, Halimi returned to Danish Superliga side Brøndby, on a two-year contract.[7][8] 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.

International career[edit]

On 7 October 2015. Halimi received a call-up from Kosovo for the friendly match against Equatorial Guinea[9] and made his debut after being named in the starting line-up.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 9 November 2018[10]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other[a] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1. FC Nürnberg II 2011–12 Regionalliga Südwest 2 0 0 0 2 0
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 17 1 0 0 17 1
Total 19 1 0 0 19 1
VfB Stuttgart II 2013–14 3. Liga 14 1 0 0 14 1
Total 14 1 0 0 14 1
Stuttgarter Kickers 2014–15 3. Liga 37 2 1 0 2 0 40 2
Total 37 2 1 0 2 0 40 2
Mainz 05 2015–16 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Total 50 8 2 0 52 8
Brøndby 2017–18 (loan) Danish Superliga 29 7 5 1 4 0 38 8
2018–19 7 0 1 1 0 0 8 1
Total 36 7 6 2 4 0 46 9
Career total 156 19 9 2 4 0 2 0 171 21
  1. ^ Including other competitions, such as Württemberg Cup

International[edit]

As of 20 November 2018[11][12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Kosovo
2015 2 0
2016 3 0
2017 4 1
2018 6 0
Total 15 1

International goals[edit]

As of 13 November 2017[12]
Scores and results list Kosovo's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 13 November 2017 (2017-11-13) Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, Kosovo  Latvia 4–3 4–3 Friendly [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kickers Verpflichten Halimi" (in German). Stuttgarter Kickers. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  2. ^ ""SPIELER DES MONATS" HALIMI: "SIEGE FÜHLEN SICH EINDEUTIG BESSER AN"" (in German). German Football Association. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  3. ^ "HALIMI WECHSELT NACH MAINZ" (in German). Stuttgarter Kickers. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Für Halimi geht die Reise weiter" (in German). Stuttgarter Nachrichten. 15 July 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Brøndby lejer Besar Halimi" (in Danish). bold.dk. 26 June 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Halimi: Har savnet klubben". Brøndby IF. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Besar Halimi tilbage i Brøndby IF" [Besar Halimi returns to Brøndby IF] (in Danish). Brøndby IF. 30 August 2018.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ "Kosova publikon listën e lojtarëve kundër Guinesë" [Kosovo publishes the list of players against Guinea] (in Albanian). Gazeta Express. 7 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Besar Halimi". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Besar Halimi". eu-football.info. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Halimi, Besar". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Kosovo (4–3) Latvia". eu-football.info. 13 November 2017.

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