Edmond Kapllani

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Edmond Kapllani
KSC 0708 9 Kapllani 01.jpg
Kapllani with Karlsruhe in 2007.
Personal information
Full name Edmond Kapllani
Date of birth (1982-07-31) 31 July 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Durrës, Albania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
SV Elversberg
Number TBA
Youth career
1990–1998 Teuta Durrës
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–1999 Teuta Durrës 0 (0)
1999–2001 Partizani Tirana 15 (1)
2001–2002 HNK Orijent 1919 7 (3)
2002–2003 Partizani Tirana 18 (5)
2003–2004 Besa Kavajë 35 (12)
2004–2009 Karlsruher SC 118 (26)
2009–2012 FC Augsburg 8 (1)
2010 TuS Koblenz (loan) 17 (5)
2010–2011 SC Paderborn 07 (loan) 23 (8)
2012–2016 FSV Frankfurt 101 (36)
2016– SV Elversberg 7 (4)
National team
2000–2001 Albania U18 2 (0)
2004– Albania 41 (6)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:25, 3 September 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2014

Edmond Kapllani (born 31 July 1982 in Durrës, Albania) is an Albanian footballer who plays as a striker for SV Elversberg in the Regionalliga.

Club career[edit]

Before joining Karlsruher SC, Kapllani had played for several different clubs. His former clubs are KS Teuta Durrës, KF Partizani Tirana and KS Besa Kavajë in the Albanian Superliga. He also spent one year in Croatia with NK Orijent, but after an uneventful season he soon returned to play in Albania.

Karlsruher SC[edit]

Kapllani joined the then 2. Bundesliga side, Karlsruher SC, on 1 July 2004. It took time for Kapllani to adjust to the German league's style of play and started only 15 games in his first season, scoring just 1 goal. In the 2005–06 season Kapllani became a more regular first team player, appearing in 25 league games that season, scoring six goals. He had a very successful 2006–07 season with Karlsruher SC, as he became the second highest goalscorer in the 2. Bundesliga with 17 goals in 30 appearances, behind teammate and strike partner Giovanni Federico, who netted 19 times in the same season. Both players helped the club gain promotion to the Bundesliga after a nine-year absence. In the 2007–08 season, Kapllani found it difficult to adjust to the top division, starting only 14 of his 28 matches and scoring just two goals. Despite Kapllani's unsteady form, Karlsruher SC finished in eleventh place, securing top-flight football for another year.

However, the following season proved to be even more disappointing. Kapllani started only six of his 20 appearances because Edmund Becker entrusted the strike position to Joshua Kennedy even though the Australian wasn't able to score a single goal until the final match of the season. As a result, only one team scored more seldom than Karlsruhe and the club was relegated from the Bundesliga. Kapllani's only sense of achievement followed from his goal in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

FC Augsburg[edit]

On 27 May 2009, Kapllani took advantage of a contract clause and left Karlsruhe for FC Augsburg on a free transfer, signing a contract until 2011.[1]

TuS Koblenz[edit]

On 7 January 2010, FC Augsburg loaned Kapllani to TuS Koblenz until the end of the season.[2][3] Altogether Kapllani scored 5 goals in 17 appearances and was the club's top scorer in the second half of the season.

SC Paderborn 07[edit]

Following his return to Augsburg, Kapllani scored in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. On 31 August 2010, he joined SC Paderborn 07 on loan until the end of the season.[4] He was the club's top scorer in the 2010–11 campaign, scoring 8 goals in 23 games despite suffering a cruciate ligament rupture in February 2011.[5] In the meantime, Augsburg gained promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club's history. As a result, Kapllani's contract was extended automatically and he returned to top-flight football for the first time since 2009.

FSV Frankfurt[edit]

On 1 July 2012, after his contract had ended, he left FC Augsburg and signed a two-year contract with FSV Frankfurt until 30 June 2014.[6]

He started the 2014–15 season by scoring twice in a 2–3 loss against his former side Karlsruher SC.[7] Eight days later, he scored two more in the first round of DFB-Pokal against Sportfreunde Siegen, where his team won 5–4 on penalties with Kapllani also converting his penalty shootout attempt.[8]

On 15 May 2016, Kapllani scored two goals with penalty kick against 1860 Munich in a 2–1 home win on the last day of the 2. Bundesliga season.[9][10] However, Frankfurt was relegated to 3. Liga after finishing the season in penultimate spot with only 32 points.[11]

On 30 June 2016, Kapllani officially left the club after four seasons, due to lack of fairness from the club directors.[12] During his spell with the club, Kapllani scored 36 league goals in 101 appearances, also four goals in seven cup matches.[13]

Elversberg[edit]

On 12 July 2016, Kapllani joined SV Elversberg of Regionalliga on a free transfer.[14] He signed a contract until June 2018.[15] Upon signing, Roland Seitz, one of the club directors, stated: "We are pleased that he has joined SV Elversberg. Edmond is valuable not only for his football skills, but for more. He brings to the team his strength, character and leadership skills. He'll be an added value for the team of coach Michael Wiesinger."[15][16]

International career[edit]

An Albanian international since 2004, Kapllani was the nation's top scorer in the Euro 2008 qualifying, scoring three goals in his country's two matches against Luxembourg and another two goals in games against Belarus and Romania. He currently has 41 caps and six international goals to his name.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Kapllani is the younger brother of the retired football goalkeeper Xhevair Kapllani, a former player of birth-city team Teuta Durrës.[18] He is married and has two children, a daughter named Vivien born in 2009 and a son named Noel born in 2012.[19][20]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 3 September 2016[13][21][22]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Teuta Durrës 1998–99 Albanian Superliga 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Partizani Tirana 1999–2000 Albanian Superliga 15 1 0 0 15 1
2000–01 Albanian First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 15 1 0 0 15 1
HNK Orijent 1919 2001–02 2.HNL 7 3 0 0 7 3
Total 7 3 0 0 7 3
Partizani Tirana 2002–03 Albanian Superliga 18 5 0 0 1[a] 0 19 5
Total 18 5 0 0 1 0 19 5
Besa Kavajë 2003–04 Albanian Superliga 35 12 0 0 35 12
Total 25 12 0 0 35 12
Karlsruher SC 2004–05 2. Bundesliga 15 1 2 0 17 1
2005–06 25 6 2 1 27 7
2006–07 30 17 1 1 31 18
2007–08 Bundesliga 28 2 3 0 31 2
2008–09 20 0 1 1 21 1
Total 118 26 9 3 127 29
FC Augsburg 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 2 0 1 0 3 0
2010–11 0 0 1 1 1 1
2011–12 Bundesliga 6 1 2 0 8 1
Total 8 1 4 1 12 2
TuS Koblenz 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 17 5 0 0 17 5
Total 17 5 0 0 17 5
SC Paderborn 07 2010–11 2. Bundesliga 23 8 0 0 23 8
Total 23 8 0 0 23 8
FSV Frankfurt 2012–13 2. Bundesliga 26 11 1 0 27 11
2013–14 30 11 2 1 32 12
2014–15 26 11 2 2 28 13
2015–16 19 3 2 1 21 4
Total 101 36 7 4 108 40
SV Elversberg 2016–17 Regionalliga 7 4 0 0 7 4
Total 7 4 0 0 7 4
Career total 349 101 20 8 1 0 370 109
  1. ^ Appearance in UEFA Cup

International[edit]

As of 15 May 2016[23][17]
Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
2004 3 0
2005 5 0
2006 3 0
2007 9 5
2008 3 1
2009 3 0
2010 5 0
2011 5 0
2012 0 0
2013 1 0
2014 4 0
Total 41 6

International goals[edit]

As of match played 8 June 2014. Albania score listed first, score column indicates score after each Kapllani goal.[23]
International goals by date, venue, cap, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Cap Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1 2 June 2007 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania 15  Luxembourg 1–0 2–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [24]
2 6 June 2007 Stade Josy Barthel, Route d'Arlon, Luxembourg 16  Luxembourg 2–0 3–0 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [25]
3 3–0
4 17 November 2007 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania 19  Belarus 2–1 2–4 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [26]
5 21 November 2007 Stadionul Național, Bucharest, Romania 20  Romania 1–3 1–6 UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying [26]
6 20 October 2008 Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania 22  Liechtenstein 2–0 2–0 Friendly match [27]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizani Tirana
Karlsruher SC[13]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCA verpflichtet Edmond Kapllani" (in German). FC Augsburg (Official website). Retrieved 27 May 2009. 
  2. ^ "Kapllani nach Koblenz" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Koblenz leiht Edmond Kapllani aus" (in German). handelsblatt.de. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kapllani geht nach Paderborn" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kapllani erleidet Kreuzbandriss" (in German). kicker.de. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Edmond Kapllani, te FSV Frankfurt në Bundesliga 2" (in Albanian). Gazeta Tema. 24 May 2012. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Jorgis Memo (8 August 2014). "Shpërthen Edmond Kapllani, dy gola kundër Karlsruhes" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Leonard Karaj (16 August 2014). "Kapllani, dopietë në Kupën e Gjermanisë" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "Rama e Kapllani rivalizojnë me gola në Gjermani (VIDEO)" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  10. ^ "FSV Frankfurt vs. 1860 Munich 2 – 1". Soccerway. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  11. ^ "Paderborn und FSV steigen in 3. Liga ab - MSV in Relegation" (in German). Welt.de. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  12. ^ "Mungesë korrektësie : Kapllani largohet nga Fsv FrankfurtBy" (in Albanian). Asport.al. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c "Albania - E. Kapllani - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "STÜRMER EDMOND KAPLLANI SCHLIESST SICH DER SVE AN" (in German). SV07 Elversberg. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Kapllani geht nach Elversberg" (in German). Kicker.de. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  16. ^ "Pas Frankfurtit, Kapllani shkon te Esversberg në Kategorinë e Katërt" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Edmond Kapllani". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  18. ^ "Vëllezërit e kombëtares, nga Ballgjinët te Bashat" (in Albanian). Telegraf.al. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Vaterstolz soll Kapllani zum ersten Saisontreffer führen" (in German). Ka-news.de. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "Aufatmen beim FSV: Kapllani ist Vater geworden" (in German). FNP.de. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Football : Edmond Kapllani". Football Database. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  22. ^ "Edmond Kapllani (FSV Frankfurt) - Player Profile". Flash Score. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  23. ^ a b "Edmond Kapllani - national football team player". EU-Football.info. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "Albania vs. Luxembourg 2 – 0". Soccerway. 2 June 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  25. ^ "Luxembourg vs. Albania 0 – 3". Soccerway. 6 June 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "Albania vs. Belarus 2 – 4". Soccerway. 17 November 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  27. ^ "Football MATCH: 20.08.2008 Albania v Liechtenstein". EU-Football.info. 20 October 2008. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  28. ^ "UEFA EURO 2008 - History - Albania". UEFA.com. 15 May 2016. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 

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