Igli Allmuça

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Igli Allmuça
Personal information
Full name Igli Allmuça
Date of birth (1980-10-25) 25 October 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dinamo Tirana (coach)
Youth career
1995–1999 Partizani
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2006 Partizani Tirana 143 (8)
2006–2007 Tirana 29 (5)
2007–2011 Dinamo Tirana 116 (12)
2011–2012 Skënderbeu Korçë 22 (3)
2012–2015 Kukësi 54 (12)
2015 Dinamo Tirana 14 (4)
National team
2003–2004 Albania U21 7 (0)
2011–2012 Albania 1 (0)
Teams managed
2015– Dinamo Tirana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 February 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 February 2016

Igli Allmuça (born 25 October 1980 in Tirana) is an Albanian professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Albanian First Division club Dinamo Tirana.

Allmuça played as a Midfielder and spent the majority of his career with Partizani Tirana and Dinamo Tirana, being successful in both clubs. He also had e brief spell with Tirana, becoming one of the few players to represent all capital teams and to win at least a trophy with them.

Allmuça is one of the most decorated players in the history of Albanian football, winning with Partizani Tirana, Tirana, Dinamo Tirana and Skënderbeu Korçë.[1] Allmuça is the 10th Albanian player with most appearances in European competitions with 32 matches between UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Intertoto Cup.[2]

Club career[edit]

Tirana[edit]

On 29 June 2006, Allmuça joined Tirana on a one-year transfer, taking the vacant number 17.[3] Following his presentation, Allmuça flew out to Macedonia to link up with the rest of the squad on their summer training camp.[3] He was an important instrument in team's European campaign, playing 4 out of 4 matches, as Tirana were eliminated in the second round by Kayserispor. He made his competitive debut on 13 July in 2006–07 UEFA Cup first round's first leg against Varaždin, where he played 79th minutes in an eventual 1–1 away draw.[4] He had an important role in the returning leg as Tirana recorded a 2–0 win at Selman Stërmasi Stadium, progressing in the next round with the aggregate 3–1.[5]

Dinamo Tirana[edit]

In August 2007, Allmuça signed with Dinamo Tirana for the upcoming 2007–08 season.[6] On 27 June 2008, following the end of the season where Dinamo was crowned as Albanian champions, Allmuça agreed a contract extension for another season.[7]

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 10 June 2011, Allmuça agreed personal terms with Albanian champions Skënderbeu Korçë and signed a one-year contract with them, and was assigned number 14 for the 2011–12 season.[8] He made his competitive debut with the club on 13 July 2011 in team's first ever European match against APOEL, playing 67 minutes in e eventual 2–0 home defeat.[9] In the returning leg of Champions League's second round seven days later, Allmuça played full-90 minutes, being unable to avoid the 4–0 away lose, with Skënderbeu Korçë who were eliminated with the aggregate 6–0.[10]

Kukësi[edit]

On 2 August 2012, Allmuça joined Kukësi on a free transfer, signing a one-year deal with a wage of 45.000 Albanian Lek.[11] He was allocated squad number 14, and made his Kukësi debut in team's first ever Albanian Superliga match, a goalless draw against Luftëtari Gjirokastër in which Allmuça played full-90 minutes.[12] Allmuça concluded his first season with Kukësi by playing 34 matches between league and cup, scoring 14 times in the process. Following the end of the season, he was named "Albanian Superliga Fair Play Award".[13]

Allmuça was released from Kukësi on 5 January 2015 after making only four league apperarances in the first part of the season.[14] He said that he didn't expect his departure from Kukësi, adding that he club's directors didn't gave him a reason for his releasing.[15]

Return to Dinamo Tirana[edit]

On 8 January 2015, Allmuça, aged 34, returned to Dinamo Tirana who were in Albanian First Division to play for the second part of 2014–15 season.[16] He was immediately named the new captain of the team, and made his return debut on 7 February by playing 62 minutes in a 1–0 away loss to Lushnja.[17] He scored his first goal of the season in his second appearance for Dinamo Tirana, the lone goal of the match against Tomori Berat from a penalty kick.[18]

Allmuça was able to cement a place at the starting lineup by playing 14 matches, all of them as a starter scoring four times in the process, scoring one goal in each month, as Dinamo Tirana failed to promote in Albanian Superliga. In the last match of 2014–15 season against Tomori Berat on 16 May 2015, Allmuça converted a penalty kick to help Dinamo to finish the season with a win.[19] Following the end of 2014–15 season, Allmuça decided to retire from football at the age of 34, thus terminating his 16-year career, starting his coaching career in the process.

International career[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

In 2002, Allmuça, aged 21, was called up for the first time to play for Albania U21 in their qualifying campaign for 2004 UEFA Euro U21 by then coach Hasan Lika. He made his competitive debut on 11 October 2002 in team's first qualifying match against Switzerland, playing full-90 minutes in defence with the number 2 in an eventual goalless draw at Selman Stërmasi Stadium.[20] Five days later, he made his appearance with Albania who fell down 1–0 against Russia.[21] He would play another five matches in team's not successfully qualifying campaign; during the qualifyers, Allmuça was moved in midfield by the coach Lika and he swapped the number from 2 to 14. Albania eventually concluded the Group 10 in third place with 10 points from three wins, one draw and four loses.[22]

Senior team[edit]

Allmuça received a call-up from the Albania senior team coach Josip Kuže for the friendly match against Argentina on 20 June 2011.[23] In this match, Allmuça played as a starter before being substituted in 58th-minute for fellow midfielder Gilman Lika, with the match finished in a 4–0 away lose.[24] That was his first and last international appearance for Albania senior team.[25]

Managerial career[edit]

Dinamo Tirana[edit]

On 30 June 2015, Allmuça was named the new coach of Dinamo Tirana for the upcoming 2015–16 season, taking the duty over Faruk Sejdini.[26][27] He started his work for the new season on 13 July.[28] In Allmuça's first match as a manager in Albanian First Division, Dinamo lost to Luftëtari Gjirokastër 2–0 at the Internacional Complex.[29] Following another league defeat at the hands of Pogradeci,[30] Allmuça won his first match in charge against Shkumbini Peqin on 26 September 2015, thanks to goal of Jozef Thana and the owngoal of Emilan Lundraxhiu.[31]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 28 February 2016[32][33][34][35]
Club Season League Cup Continental[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Partizani Tirana 1999–2000 Albanian Superliga 2 0 2 0
2000–01 Albanian First Division 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Albanian Superliga 9 1 9 1
2002–03 13 1 1 1 14 2
2003–04 23 1 4 0 27 1
2004–05 33 4 1 1 3 0 37 5
2005–06 33 1 33 1
2006–07 2 0 2 0
Total 113 8 1 1 9 0 1 1 124 10
Tirana 2006–07 Albanian Superliga 30 0 4 0 1 0 35 0
Total 30 0 4 0 1 0 35 0
Dinamo Tirana 2007–08 Albanian Superliga 28 4 4 1 32 5
2008–09 28 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 32 2
2009–10 30 0 3 0 2 0 35 0
2010–11 30 6 5 0 1 0 36 6
Total 116 12 13 1 5 0 1 0 135 13
Skënderbeu Korçë 2011–12 Albanian Superliga 22 3 11 0 2 0 1 0 36 3
2012–13 2 0 2 0
Total 22 3 11 0 4 0 1 0 38 3
Kukësi 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 25 9 9 5 34 14
2013–14 25 3 5 0 8 1 38 4
2014–15 4 0 5 2 2 0 11 2
Total 54 12 19 7 10 1 83 20
Dinamo Tirana 2014–15 Albanian First Division 14 4 14 4
Total 14 4 14 4
Career total 369 39 44 9 32 1 4 1 429 40
  1. ^ Including continental competitions, such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ Including other competitions, such as Albanian Supercup

International[edit]

As of 28 February 2016[36]
Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
2011 1 0
Total 1 0

Managerial[edit]

As of 29 February 2016
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Dinamo Tirana 30 June 2015 Present 18 6 2 10 33.33 [37]
Total 18 6 2 10 33.33

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Partizani Tirana[32]
Tirana[32]
Dinamo Tirana[32]
Skënderbeu Korçë[32]
Kukësi[32]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

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