Enco Malindi

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Enco Malindi
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Personal information
Full name Enco Malindi
Date of birth (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 29)
Place of birth Tiranë, Albania
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Kamza
Number 17
Youth career
2004–2006 Partizani Tirana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Partizani Tirana 28 (9)
2007–2008 Slavia Sofia 10 (2)
2008–2009 Spartak Varna 19 (3)
2009 Tirana 6 (0)
2010 Skënderbeu Korçë 13 (2)
2010 Tirana 4 (1)
2011 Akademik Sofia 10 (1)
2011 Locarno 11 (1)
2012 Kamza 10 (0)
2012–2013 Kukësi 23 (2)
2013–2014 Kastrioti Krujë 22 (3)
2014–2015 Elbasani 23 (1)
2015–2016 Tërbuni Pukë 10 (2)
2016 Laçi 16 (0)
2017– Kamza 0 (0)
National team
2004 Albania U17 3 (1)
2006 Albania U19 3 (2)
2007–2008 Albania U21 12 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 January 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 August 2015

Enco Malindi (born 15 January 1987 in Tirana)[1] is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Albanian Superliga side Laçi as a Striker.

Club career[edit]

Malindi started his career in his home town of Tirana with local team Partizani Tirana. After playing well in Albania he was spotted by the Bulgarian club Slavia Sofia. Malindi completed his dream move to Slavia Sofia in early 2008 for a total fee of €80,000.

Slavia Sofia[edit]

He joined Slavia Sofia in March 2008[2] and made his official debut for the club in a match against Chernomorets Burgas on 30 March 2008, playing 60 minutes, with the match finishing 1–1. During his spell at the club, Malindi wore the number 99 shirt.

Spartak Varna[edit]

On 29 July 2008 Malindi signed with PFC Spartak Varna for a fee €50,000. He made his unofficial debut for the falcons one day later in a match against Chernomorets Balchik by playing 45 minutes and scoring one goal. The result of the match was 2–0. During the 2008–09 season, he appeared in 20 matches.

Kukësi[edit]

On 6 July 2012, Malindi joined Kukësi on a free transfer for the upcoming 2012–13 season, the club's first ever Albanian Superliga season, signing a one-year contract.[3]

Kastrioti Krujë[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Malindi signed a one-year contract with Kastrioti Krujë, his sixth Albanian club.[4] The club suffered the relegation back to Albanian First Division at the end of the season, which led Malindi to terminate his contract by mutual consensus.[5]

Elbasani[edit]

At the end of the season, Elbasani was relegated back to Albanian First Division which led Malindi to terminate his cooperating with the club on 29 May 2015.[6]

Tërbuni Pukë[edit]

On 22 July 2015, Malindi signed a contract with the newly promoted side Tërbuni Pukë in its first ever Albanian Superliga season.[7] He made his debut on 23 August in team's opening league match of the season against Tirana, scoring the club's first ever Albanian Superliga goal in an eventual 2–1 home defeat.[8]

Laçi[edit]

On 4 January 2016, Malindi agreed personal terms and signed a contract until the end of 2015–16 season with Laçi, taking the squad number 17.[9] He was called up to the team for the first time on 23 January for the first leg of quarter-final of 2015–16 Albanian Cup against Partizani Tirana, where he was an unused substitute in a 2–0 home win.[10] Malindi made his competitive debut seven days later again against Partizani Tirana at Qemal Stafa Stadium, playing 85 minutes before leaving the field after a second yellow card.[11] He left the team in December 2016 after terminating the contract by mutual consent.[12]

Return to Kamza[edit]

On 7 January 2017, Malidi agreed personal terms and returned to Kamza, this time in Albanian First Division.[13]

International career[edit]

Malindi represented Albania at youth levels, playing for the under-17, -19 and -21.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profili - Enco Malindi" (in Albanian). F.K. Partizani. Retrieved 10 March 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Славия" уреди албанеца Малинди" (in Bulgarian). 7sport.net. 19 March 2008. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Kukësi nuk ndalet, firmos edhe Enzo Malindi" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 7 July 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Malindi te Kastrioti: Zemrën e kam te Kukësi" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Murat Aruçi (6 June 2014). "Vazhdon eksodi, Malindi shpall divorcin me Kastriotin" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Murat Aruçi (29 May 2015). ""Eksod", ikin Malindi dhe Lamçja" (in Albanian). Sportal.al. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Zyrtarizohen Peqini e Malindi, në bisedime edhe me Dibrën" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 23 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tirana i prish festën Tërbunit, bardheblutë fitojnë me përmbysje" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Sotir Kora (4 February 2016). "Laci, Nica kryen stërvitjen e parë, vjen Enco Malindi" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 11 February 2016. 
  10. ^ Rinald Bregasi (23 January 2016). "K. Shqipërisë, Laçi e nis me fitore vitin e ri, mposht 2-0 Partizanin" (in Albanian). Super Sport Albania. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Partizani Tirana vs. Laçi 2 – 0". Soccerway. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Enco Malindi, i larguari i radhës nga ekipi i Laçit" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 9 December 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 
  13. ^ "Kamza rikthen Malindin, largohet portieri Bytyçi" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 7 January 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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