|Full name||Geraldo Bajrami|
|Date of birth||24 September 1999|
|Place of birth||Birmingham, England|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:08, 21 December 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:08, 21 December 2019 (UTC)
Geraldo Bajrami (born 24 September 1999) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Championship club Birmingham City. He made his senior debut in the EFL Cup in August 2019. Bajrami was born in England to Albanian parents, and has represented Albania at under-21 level.
Bajrami was born in Birmingham in 1999, just two weeks after his Albanian parents left Kosovo because of the war. He was raised in the Quinton district and attended Priory School in Edgbaston. He had two unsuccessful trials with Birmingham City's Academy before he was accepted at under-14 level, and took up a two-year scholarship in July 2016. Academy coach Steve Spooner described him as "quite an unassuming young man but is very much a leader and is very popular with the rest of the players."
He captained the club's under-18 team that reached the semifinal of the 2017–18 FA Youth Cup, performing well in a defensive partnership with Ryan Stirk against a very strong Chelsea side, and signed his first professional contract, of one year, at the end of the season. He went on to captain Birmingham's under-23 team in 2018–19, making 36 appearances over the season, as they finished as runners-up in the Professional Development League northern section and lost out to Leeds United on penalties for the overall title. He was offered a two-year deal in March 2019, and signed it in late June.
A hernia operation at the end of the season meant that Bajrami missed out on the first-team's pre-season fixtures, He was fit to make his competitive debut in the EFL Cup first round on 6 August 2019. Manager Pep Clotet fielded an inexperienced team for the visit to Portsmouth, and Bajrami played the whole of the 3–0 defeat. With Marc Roberts and Jake Clarke-Salter injured, he made his Football League debut on 14 December 2019, partnering Harlee Dean in central defence in a 3–2 defeat at home to Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion.
In January 2019, Bajrami attended a training camp for Albanian youth players, and applied for an Albanian passport in the hope of being selected for their under-21 team ahead of the upcoming 2021 European Championship qualifiers. He made his debut in the starting eleven for a 2–1 defeat at home to Turkey U21 on 23 March; he played the whole match, and was booked in the second half.
- As of match played 21 December 2019
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