|Full name||Debatik Curri|
|Date of birth||28 December 1984|
|Place of birth||Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2015.
Debatik Curri (born 28 December 1984) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Flamurtari Vlorë in the Albanian Superliga as well as the Albania national team. He began his career as a defensive midfielder, but his position was changed to a centre back when he joined the Albania national team in 2006.
- 1 Club career
- 2 International career
- 3 Career statistics
- 4 Honours
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Curri began his professional career with Prishtina.
On 1 July 2005, Curri signed with Ukrainian side FC Vorskla Poltava.
After he prematurely ended his contract with FC Hoverla Uzhhorod, where he had a deal until 2015, he returned to Ukrainian Premier League on 18 January 2014, signing with Sevastopol, joining Besart Ibraimi, an Albanian from Macedonia. After some games as an unused substitute, he made his debut on 29 March 2014 against Karpaty Lviv, playing a full 90 minutes in a match which finished in a goalless draw. For the next fixture match, a week later on 4 April 2014, Curri played another full 90-minutes against his former team for 5 consecutive seasons Vorskla Poltava, which finished in a 1–0 victory. He became a regular starter in the team as he continued by playing the entire match against Tavriya Simferopol on 17 April 2014, a match that ended in the 0–2 victory.
At the begging of the summer transfers window for 2014, numerous Albanian clubs, such as Flamurtari Vlorë & KF Tirana showed interest in signing Curri, who was a free agent. Initially, KF Tirana withdrew due to the financial requests of Curri. However, on 27 July, Tirana agreed terms with Curri to sign with them.
He made it his debut on 24 August 2014, playing the full 90-minutes against Apolonia Fier, in the opening day of 2014–15 season, winning the match 3–0. He scored his first goal on 14 September 2014, to give his team the 2–1 victory by scoring at the end of stoppage time, in the 90+3' minute against Elbasani. On 18 October 2014 Curri scored his second goal for Tirana, scoring against Kukësi, after he noticed the wrong placement of goalkeeper Argjent Halili, and taking a shot from the midfield.
Curri made it his international debut with Albania national team on 22 March 2006 by playing in starting line up under the coach Otto Barić in a goalless draw against Georgia, where he completed the first-half and was substituted by Klodian Duro at the half-time.
UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying
Curri scored his first goal for his national team on 11 October 2006 against Netherlands in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualification finished in the 2–1 loss in where Curri scored in the 64th minute the match closing goal.
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
In the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, under a new coach Arie Haan Curri played every minute of all 10 matches of the Group 1. He formed the duo-centerbacks partnership with Elvin Beqiri and sometimes with his team-mate at Vorskla Poltava, Armend Dallku. Albania ranked in the 5th place behind of Denmark, Portugal, Sweden, Hungary and only above Malta, by where collected 1 win, 4 draws and 6 goals for, 13 goal against.
UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying
2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
For the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification Curri called up to participate in total 5 out 8 matches in which he came on the game in just 2 of them as this time the new Albania coach Gianni De Biasi had created a strongly duo-partnership in defense with the already Captain of the national team Lorik Cana and Mërgim Mavraj.
On 21 May 2014 Curri played for his original country's birthplace, Kosovo, an full 90-minutes match against Turkey finished in the 1–6 home loss at the Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari, Mitrovica, Kosovo.
UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying
Curri was an unused substitute in the opening match of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying against Portugal on 7 September 2014. He played as a substitute in the 2nd Group I match against Denmark on 11 October 2014. Curri officially announced his retirement from Albania against Kosovo.
|2003–04||Prishtina||Football Superleague of Kosovo||-||-|
|2004–05||Vorskla Poltava||Ukrainian Premier League||14||1||0||0||–||14||1|
|Total Vorskla Poltava||148||19||14||2||2||0||164||21|
|2010–11||Gençlerbirliği||Turkish Süper Lig||6||0||0||0||–||6||0|
|2013–14||Hoverla Uzhhorod||Ukrainian Premier League||5||0||0||0||–||5||0|
|Total 2013–14 Ukraine||12||0||0||0||0||0||12||0|
|2015–16||Flamurtari Vlorë||Albanian Superliga||0||0||0||0||–||0||0|
- Scores and results list Albania's goal tally first.
|1.||11 October 2006||Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Netherlands||1–2||1–2||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
- Vorskla Poltava
- Albanian: Debatik Curri. Serbo-Croatian: 'Debatik Curi'
- Albania and Georgia national football teams played to a 0:0 draw, 22 March 2006 EU-Football.info
- Debatik Curri 3 vjet kontrate me Gençlerbirligi albaniasoccer.com
- Debatik Curri rikthehet ne Ukraine aSport.info
- Curri rikthehet në Ukrainë, firmos me Sevastopol | aSport.info - Albania Sport
- Tirana sfidon vlonjatët për Debatik Currin, lojtari në dilemë. Malaj vishet bardheblu Panorama Sport
- Klubi hoqi dorë se Curri donte 110 mijë euroPanorama Sport
- Debatik Curri lojtari me i ri i Tirones | Kategoria Superiore | Futboll | SuperSport.al
- Tirana vs. Apolonia Fier - 24 August 2014 - Soccerway
- Tirana vs. Elbasani - 14 September 2014 - Soccerway
- Tirana mund Kukësin dhe ngjitet në krye | aSport.infoNë minutat e mbetura Kukësi e humbet qetësinë, ndërsa Tirana arrin të mbyllë llogaritë me një gol të rrallë, të denjë për të mbetur në histori. Debatik Curri, pasi sheh daljen e portierit Halilaj, gjuan drejpërdrejt në portë nga mesi i fushës. Trajektoria nuk kontrollohet dot nga portieri vlonjat, që thjesht e devijon paksa topin por pa mundur të shmangë golin e 3-1.
- Flamurtari zyrtarizon Currin, Miliev s’e pranon provën! Sport Ekspres
- Netherlands football team defeated Albania 2:1, 11 October 2006 EU-Football.info
- Summary - WC Qualification Europe - Europe - Results, fixtures, tables and news - Soccerway
- Kosovo national team v Turkey*, 21 May 2014 EU-Football.info
- Debatik Curri | National Football Teams
- Debatik Curri profile at Soccerway
- Debatik Curri - national football team playerEU-Football.info
- Debatik Curri at National-Football-Teams.com
- Debatik Curri at FFU.org.ua (Ukrainian)
- Debatik Curri profile at Soccerway