Kushtrim Munishi

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Kushtrim Munishi
Personal information
Full name Kushtrim Munishi
Date of birth (1973-03-17) 17 March 1973 (age 44)
Place of birth Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Forward or midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 KF Pristina
1993 Zagłębie Lubin 11 (0)
1993 KF Pristina
1994 DSV Leoben
1995 Lokomotiv Plovdiv ? (1)
1995 KF Pristina
1996–1997 Partizani Tirana 7 (1)
1997–1998 DSV Leoben
1998–2000 KF Pristina
2000–2003 KF Besiana 72 (55)
2003–2004 Kosova Pristina 25 (16)
2004–2005 Flamurtari Pristina 24 (9)
2005 KF KEK 11 (4)
2006 KF Gjilani 15 (14)
2006–2007 KF Hysi 29 (22)
2007–2008 KF Pristina
National team
1993 Kosovo 1 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Kushtrim Munishi (Serbo-Croat: Kuštrim Muniši) (born 17 March 1973 in Pristina) is a retired Kosovar Albanian football player.

Playing career[edit]

Kushtrim Munishi started his career in 1990 making his first appearance for FC Prishtina at the age 17. In 1993, he joined Zagłębie Lubin from Poland. From 1993 to 1999 he played for DSV Leoben (and for a brief time in autumn 1997 for ASKOe Gurnitz in Carinthia, both in Austria), Lokomotiv Plovdiv in Bulgaria and Partizani in Albania.

After the end of the war in Kosovo he returned playing initially for FC Prishtina and then for Besiana, KF Kosova (P), Flamurtari, Gjilani and Hysi. In his last season he played for FC Prishtina, and was a crucial player in winning the Champion of Kosovo title.

While playing overseas he was put in the position of midfielder, which was not his natural role, in Kosovo he was a striker.

After 2000, while playing in Kosovo, he was awarded as Best Soccer Player in Kosovo and the Best Sportsman and won Best Goal Scoring Award three times.

He retired in 2008 and currently is a coach of U-17 of FC Prishtina.

Kushtrim Munishi played for Kosovo in their friendly match against Albania on February 14, 1993 and scored the only goal.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from football he attended UEFA Coaching License training and obtained UEFA Pro License. Since 2000 he worked as a coach for U17 and U19 of FC Prishtina and being Direct of Football Academy. In 2016, he became Head Coach of the FC Prishtina Senior team and immediately won the Kosovo Super Cup. In the Superliga of Kosovo he managed his team to six victories and one draw, leading the Kosovo Superliga ranking. Following disagreement on professional basis and since didn't want to work without a professional contract, he left the club.


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