Fejzullahu playing for Djurgårdens IF in 2013
|Full name||Erton Fejzullahu|
|Date of birth||9 June 1988|
|Place of birth||Mitrovica, SFR Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2007||→ Mjällby AIF (loan)||22||(5)|
|2011||→ Randers FC (loan)||7||(0)|
|2011–2012||→ Mjällby AIF (loan)||21||(6)|
|2014||→ Beijing Guoan (loan)||14||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2015
Fejzullahu was born in Mitrovica, SFR Yugoslavia. He came to Sweden as a three year old and grew up in the town of Karlshamn. He holds Kosovan,[a] Albanian and Swedish passports. He has represented the Sweden U21. The Football Association of Albania previously called-up the striker, but he rejected the offer stating his desire to represent Sweden.
On January 2007. Fejzullahu returned to Sweden to sign with Mjällby AIF, who played in the second tier Superettan at that time and therefore was the highest level club near his hometown. There Fejzullahu adjusted to first team football and eventually had a big breakthrough in the 2009 Superettan, where he scored 13 goals in 14 games during the first half of the season and played a key role in eliminating two Allsvenskan teams in the Svenska Cupen.
On 17 July 2009. Eredivisie club NEC Nijmegen signed Fejzullahu on a four-year contract. He started out well and was a regular starter during his first year with the Dutch club. In his second year he found playing time harder to come by and was loaned out for a short period to Danish club Randers FC. He then went on a second loan back home to Mjällby for the second half of the 2011 Allsvenskan season. At first he struggled while playing for his old club. Fejzullahu later stated that this was caused by bad form and him lacking both mentally and physically at the time. He stayed with Mjällby for the first half of the following season too and there he finally started showing improved form, scoring six goals in 15 games. As the loan ended in the summer of 2012 Mjällby wanted to sign him permanently but could not afford it.
Djurgårdens IF instead bought him from the Dutch club for a reported sum of ten million SEK. On 31 July 2012. Fejzullahu signed a contract which makes him a Djurgårdens IF player until the summer of 2016.
On 30 July 2014. Fejzullahu made his debut for Beijing Guoan, as a loan player with an remarkable performance of two goals and an assist and on 1 January 2015. Fejzullahu signed a contract with Beijing Guoan after the expiry of the contract as loan player from Djurgårdens IF.
In December 2012. He was selected for the first time ever to join the Sweden, on a three-game tour in January 2013. On 23 January 2013. Fejzullahu made his debut for the senior team and scoring the equalizing goal in a 1–1 draw against North Korea in the King's Cup. After full-time was played, the standing was 1–1, and Sweden won on penalty-shootout. Through this victory Sweden also became unofficial world champions.
In December 2014. Fejzullahu expressed to the media that he expected to be part of the Albania, since he was an ethnic Albanian and Sweden had ignored him. He was in contact with the Albanian Football Association and was expected to be called up by Albania's coach, Gianni de Biasi.
On March 2015. Fejzullahu accepted an invitation to join the Kosovo and he received a call-up for unofficial international test matches against Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen and seven months later. On 7 October 2015, he received a call-up for friendly match against Equatorial Guinea.
- Scores and goals list Sweden's goal tally first.
|1.||23 January 2013||700th Anniversary Stadium, Chiang Mai||North Korea||1–1||1–1||2013 King's Cup|
|2.||17 January 2014||Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi||Moldova||1–1||2–1||Friendly|
|2006–07||F.C. Copenhagen||Danish Superliga||0||0||—||—||0||0|
|2010–11||Randers FC||Danish Superliga||7||0||1||0||—||8||0|
|2014||Beijing Guoan||Chinese Super League||14||7||1||1||—||15||8|
|2016||Dalian Transcendence||China League One||7||1||0||0||—||7||1|
Notes and references
|a.||^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.|
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