Haxhi Ballgjini

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Haxhi Ballgjini
Personal information
Full name Haxhi Ballgjini
Date of birth (1958-06-15) June 15, 1958 (age 61)
Place of birth Durrës, Albania
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1975–1976 Dinamo Tirana
1976–1977 Partizani
1978–1979 Vllaznia
1980–1981 Dinamo Tirana
1981–1983 Partizani
1983–1985 Lokomotiva Durrës
1991–1992 Dinamo Tirana
National team
1978–1984 Albania U21 5 (0)
1976–1985 Albania 15 (1)
Teams managed
1994 Teuta
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Haxhi Ballgjini (born 15 June 1958 in Durrës) is a former Albanian footballer who played for Dinamo Tirana, Partizani Tirana, Vllaznia Shkodër and Partizani Tirana and Lokomotiva Durrës, as well as the Albania national team.[1][2]

International career[edit]

He made his debut for Albania in a November 1976 friendly match against Algeria and earned a total of 15 caps, scoring 1 goal. His final international was a February 1985 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Greece.[3]

Managerial career[edit]

Ballgjini managed hometown club Teuta to their first and only league title in 1994.[4]

Personal life[edit]

His older brother Shyqyri Ballgjini also played for Albania and they were the first brothers to play for the national side together in 1981 against Finland.[5]

Honours[edit]

as a player

1981 [6]

as a coach

1994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vëllezërit Ballgjini, futbollistët e shquar durrsake
  2. ^ Haxhi Ballgjini, figurë e shquar e futbollit durrsak dhe atij kombëtar
  3. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  4. ^ Trajnerë kampionë, por të papunë - Telegraf (in Albanian)
  5. ^ Vëllezërit e Kombëtares, nga Ballgjinët te Bashat - Telegraf (in Albanian)
  6. ^ Albania - Championship Winning Teams - RSSSF

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