Grent Halili

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Grent Halili
Personal information
Full name Grent Refik Halili
Date of birth (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 19)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tirana
Number 9
Youth career
2011–2014 Tirana
2013 Varese (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014– Tirana 29 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:50, 1 June 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11:45, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Grent Refik Halili (born 24 May 1998 in Tiranë) is an Albanian footballer who currently plays as a centre forward for Tirana in the Albanian Superliga and the Albania national under-21 football team. He is the son of KF Tirana's owner and president Refik Halili.

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Halili started his youth career at KF Tirana in 2011.[1]

In May 2013 he went on trial at Italian club Varese alongside fellow KF Tirana youth player Marko Çema as part of a collaboration between the two clubs.[2]

Tirana[edit]

Halili was promoted to the senior team at KF Tirana by coach Gugash Magani during the 2014–15 season where he made his professional debut in the Albanian Cup against Sopoti Librazhd, where he also scored his first goal.[3][4] He signed a four–year contract with KF Tirana along with fellow youth player David Domgjoni on 1 April 2015, keeping him at the club until 2019.

International career[edit]

Albania U19[edit]

Halili was called up at Albania national under-19 football team by coach Arjan Bellaj at the pre-eleminary squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification from 6-11 October 2016.[5]

Albania U21[edit]

Halili was called up at the Albania national under-21 football team by coach Alban Bushi for a double Friendly match against Moldova U21 on 25 & 27 March 2017.[6]

2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification[edit]

Halili was called up for the Friendly match against France U21 on 5 June 2017 and the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification opening match against Estonia U21 on 12 June 2017.[7] He was not part of the 18-man squad which featured in the opening match of the qualifiers against Estonia U21.[8]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 7 July 2017 [9]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
KF Tirana 2014–15 Albanian Superliga 2 0 4 2 6 2
2015–16 12 0 2 1 14 1
2016–17 15 0 8 3 23 3
2017–18 Albanian First Division 0 0 0 0
Total 29 0 14 6 0 0 0 0 43 6
Career total 29 0 14 6 0 0 0 0 43 6

Personal life[edit]

His father Refik Halili is owner of the club where he plays KF Tirana.[10]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Tirana

References[edit]

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