Fadil Vokrri

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Fadil Vokrri
President of FFK
Assumed office
Ferbuary 2008
Preceded by unknown
Personal details
Born (1960-06-23) 23 June 1960 (age 57)
Podujevo, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Kosovo Albanian
Occupation Footballer
Football administrator

Association football career
Playing position Striker
Youth career
1976–1979 Llapi
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1986 Prishtina 172 (55)
1986–1989 Partizan 55 (18)
1989–1990 Nîmes 24 (13)
1990–1992 Fenerbahçe 43 (13)
1992–1993 Bourges 18 30 (10)
1993–1995 Montluçon 39 (12)
Total 363 (121)
National team
1984–1987 Yugoslavia 12 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 July 1995.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 November 1987

Fadil Vokrri[1] (born 23 July 1960) is a former Kosovar football player, from the 1980s. Since 2008 he has been the president of the Football Federation of Kosovo.

Born in Podujevo, Vokrri was known for his Diego Maradona-like approach with quick movement and strong shooting (where he established his strong shooting reputation at FK Pristina). He won a number of international caps for the former Yugoslavia in the mid-1980s and was unlucky to not win more caps where he was one of Yugoslavia's favourite football talents. He played in an illustrious line-up, that included the likes of Agim Cana, Edmond Rugova and Fadil Muriqi and many famous Kosovan players that were part of the Golden Generation in the 1980s. Vokrri's FK Pristina went to beat Red Star Belgrade at Marakana ground and record a historic away victory the Kosovan team.

Career[edit]

Fadil Vokrri scored a total of 121 goals and had 363 club appearances. He began his career at the football club KF Llapi (known then as FK Lab Podujevo). He moved to FK Pristina in 1980 and played there until 1986 scoring 55 goals and making 172 appearances. Vokrri was very successful with FK Partizan from Belgrade where he scored 18 goals and had 55 appearances. He also played for Nîmes, Fenerbahçe SK where he played for the very successful coach Guus Hiddink. Vokrri was a favourite with the Fenerbahçe fans but was growing old, where he could not show what he was at FK Prisitna and FK Partizan.

In February 2008 he was elected as the president[2] of the Football Federation of Kosovo for a 4-year mandate. Fadil Vokrri has been considered as one of the greatest Kosovan players to ever play the professional game, with the likes of Agim Cana's son Lorik Cana, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri starting to shine.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian spelling: Fadil Vokrri. Serbo-Croatian spelling: Fadilj Vokri (Фадиљ Вокри).
  2. ^ Fadil Vokrri new president of FFK. FFK. 2008-02-16. Retrieved on 2009-08-11. (in Albanian)

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