Kapllani with Karlsruhe in 2007.
|Full name||Edmond Kapllani|
|Date of birth||31 July 1982|
|Place of birth||Durrës, Albania|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|2010||→ TuS Koblenz (loan)||17||(5)|
|2010–2011||→ SC Paderborn 07 (loan)||23||(8)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 May 2015.
Edmond Kapllani (born 31 July 1982 in Durrës, Albania) is an Albanian footballer who currently plays as a striker for FSV Frankfurt. He is the younger brother of the retired football goalkeeper Xhevair Kapllani, a former player of birth-city team Teuta Durrës.
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.
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.
On 7 January 2010, FC Augsburg loaned Kapllani to TuS Koblenz until the end of the season. 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
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. 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. 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.
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. He plays alongside his Albanian compatriot Odise Roshi, also a member of the Albanian national team.
He started the 2014–15 season by scoring two goals in a 2–3-loss against his former side Karlsruher SC. Eight days later, he scored two more in round 1 of the DFB-Pokal against Sportfreunde Siegen, where his team won 5–4 on penalties with Kapllani also converting his penalty.
- Winner of the 2. Bundesliga 2006–07 with Karlsruhe
- Winner of the Albanian First Division 2001 with Partizani Tirana
- Albania's highest scorer in any competition with five goals in UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifying
- As of 24 May 2015[update].
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|Croatia||League||Croatian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|1998–99||NK Orijent||2. HNL||7||3||–||–|
|Albania||League||Albanian Cup||League Cup||Europe||Total|
|2004–05||Karlsruher SC||2. Bundesliga||15||1||2||0||–||–||17||1|
|2009–10||FC Augsburg||2. Bundesliga||2||0||1||0||–||–||3||0|
|SC Paderborn 07||23||8||0||0||–||–||23||8|
|2012–13||FSV Frankfurt||2. Bundesliga||26||11||1||0||–||–||27||11|
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 37 caps and six international goals to his name.
|1.||2 June 2007||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Luxembourg||1–0||2–0||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|2.||6 June 2007||Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg||Luxembourg||0–2||0–3||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|4.||17 November 2007||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Belarus||2–1||2–4||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|5.||21 November 2007||Stadionul Național, Bucharest, Romania||Romania||3–1||6–1||UEFA Euro 2008 qualifying|
|6.||20 August 2008||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Liechtenstein||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
- "FCA verpflichtet Edmond Kapllani" (in German). FC Augsburg (Official website). Retrieved 27 May 2009.
- "Kapllani nach Koblenz" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2010.
- "Koblenz leiht Edmond Kapllani aus" (in German). handelsblatt.de. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- "Kapllani geht nach Paderborn" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 31 August 2010.
- "Kapllani erleidet Kreuzbandriss" (in German). kicker.de. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011.
- "Shpërthen Edmond Kapllani, dy gola kundër Karlsruhes" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- "Kapllani, dopietë në Kupën e Gjermanisë" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2014.
- "Kapllani, Edmond". National Football Teams. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
- Official website (German)
- Edmond Kapllani at worldfootball.net
- Edmond Kapllani at fussballdaten.de (German)