Besart Abdurahimi

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Besart Abdurahimi
Personal information
Full name Besart Abdurahimi
Date of birth (1990-07-31) 31 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Zagreb, Croatia
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right winger
Club information
Current team
Shkëndija
Number 90
Youth career
NK Zelengaj Zagreb
Lokomotiva Zagreb
2004–2008 NK Zagreb
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2014 NK Zagreb 121 (24)
2013–2014 Hapoel Tel Aviv (loan) 20 (6)
2014–2016 Lokeren 38 (7)
2016 Astana (loan) 4 (0)
2016 Cerezo Osaka (loan) 3 (0)
2017- Shkëndija 12 (3)
National team
2006 Croatia U16 9 (1)
2006 Croatia U17 5 (1)
2008 Croatia U18 4 (0)
2008 Croatia U19 8 (5)
2009 Croatia U20 3 (2)
2009–2012 Croatia U21 7 (0)
2014– Macedonia 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 June 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 October 2015

Besart Abdurahimi (Macedonian: Бесарт Абдурахими, Albanian: Besart Abdurahimi, born 31 July 1990 in Zagreb) is a Macedonian footballer who plays for Shkëndija, in the Prva Liga.

Early life[edit]

Abdurahimi was born in 1990 in Zagreb, Croatia to Albanian parents from Gradec, Vrapčište in the Republic of Macedonia, who had transferred there five years earlier.[1][2]

Career[edit]

In March 2016, Abdurahimi joined FC Astana on loan.[3]

International[edit]

In February 2014 the Albanian media wrote about him as a good alternative for Albania's attack, since he is an ethnic Albanian.[1] On 14 May 2014 Besart had received a call up by the Macedonia national football team for the matches against Cameroon and Qatar on 26–30 May 2014. He had accepted the call up and will represent Macedonia at the international level.[citation needed]

He made his debut on 26 May 2014 against Cameroon. He scored his first international "winning" goal in the 92nd minute in their 3-2 win against Luxembourg on 9 October 2014.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Macedonia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 October 2014 Philip II Arena, Skopje  Luxembourg 3–2 3–2 UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Asport (2 February 2014). "Abdurahimi zgjidhja për sulmin e kombëtares?". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Parajsa (15 March 2010). "Ekskluzive Besart Abdurahimi (NK Zagreb): Dua të bëhem si Ardian Kozniku". Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Бесарт Абдурахими пополнил ряды Астаны". fca.kz (in Russian). FC Astana. 28 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 

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