Liridon Krasniqi

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Liridon Krasniqi
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Krasniqi with Fethiyespor in December 2013
Personal information
Full name Liridon Krasniqi
Date of birth (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Vitia, Kosovo
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
0000–2009 1.FC Nürnberg
2009–2011 Slavia Prague
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 Mladá Boleslav 1 (0)
2013–2015 Ankaraspor 0 (0)
2013–2014Fethiyespor (loan) 33 (2)
2015–2018 Kedah 67 (19)
2019- Melaka United 6 (1)
National team
2011 Albania U21 1 (0)
2014–2015 Kosovo 3 (0)
2020– Malaysia 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 03 september 2018

Liridon Krasniqi (born 1 January 1992) is a Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who currently play as a midfielder. He is one of the most successful foreign players in Malaysian Super League history with 4 successful season with Kedah FA.

Club career[edit]

Youth career[edit]

Krasniqi started his youth career at Nürnberg playing 1 year, from where he was released in June 2009.[1]

Mladá Boleslav[edit]

He moved to the youth academies of Czech side Slavia Prague before signing on 2 March 2011 for Mladá Boleslav in Gambrinus Liga, until the end of the 2010–11 season.[2] He played his first and only match on 14 May 2011 against Jablonec 97, coming on as a substitute in the 69th minute, taking place of Ondřej Kúdela; the match finished as a 2–1 loss.[3]

Ankaraspor[edit]

On 29 July 2013 he signed a three-year contract with Turkish First League club Ankaraspor.[citation needed]

Loan to Fethiyespor[edit]

Two days later, he was loaned to fellow First League team Fethiyespor. He made it his first debut for Fethiyespor on 18 August 2013 against 1461 Trabzon, playing the full match which finished as a 3–2 loss.[4] On 25 September, he scored his first goal in a match against Kızılcabölükspor valid for the Turkish Cup, were Krasniqi scored in the 64th minute and the match finished as a 3-1 win.[5] On 8 December, Krasniqi scored in the away win 1-5 against Denizlispor, were Krasniqi himself played a spectacular game, scoring in 76th minute a header and also giving two assists, for first goal by Ahmet Aras in 60th minute and latelly goal in 90th+3 minute by Kenan Karisik.[6] He was voted as man of the match and player of the week.[7] On 20 April 2014, Krasniqi scored against Adana Demirspor, match loss on the 3–1 result where he scored the opening goal of the match in the 15th minute.[8]

Kedah[edit]

On 9 April 2015, Krasniqi signed a contract with Malaysian Premier League club Kedah. He scored his first goal and winning goal for Kedah in a 2–1 win against Negeri Sembilan on 17 April 2015. Overall, he scored five goals and provided nine assists in 15 league appearances in his debut season and help Kedah to win their fourth title of Malaysia Premier League and thus promoted to 2016 Malaysia Super League. He scored one goal against Johor Darul Ta'zim II in the last match of group stage of 2015 Malaysia Cup. Kedah won that game 4–2 and secured a place to the quarter-finals.

Krasniqi signed a one-year contract extension with Kedah for 2016 season. On 9 April 2016, he scored two goals in 2016 Malaysia Super League 2–2 draw against Penang. On 30 October 2016, he helped Kedah win Malaysia Cup against Selangor in Shah Alam Stadium. The match ended at 1–1 after full time and remained the same after extra time. Krasniqi was one of the players who converted his shot in the penalty shootout that ended 6–5 in Kedah's favour.

20 November 2018, he is released by Kedah.

International career[edit]

Albania[edit]

Under-21[edit]

On 29 March 2011. Krasniqi made his debut with Albania U21 in a friendly match against Israel U21 after coming on as a substitute in place of Imran Bunjaku.[citation needed]

Kosovo[edit]

On 2 March 2014. Krasniqi received a call-up from Kosovo for the first permitted by FIFA match against Haiti[9] and made his debut after coming on as a substitute at 72nd minute in place of Ardian Gashi.

Malaysia[edit]

Liridon is keen on representing Malaysia and stated that "If I get an offer from Malaysia, I will not turn it down because I want to play for their national team. I need to serve two more years with a Malaysian club before I can qualify under FIFA regulations". Krasniqi will be eligible to play for Malaysia by 2020.

Style of play[edit]

His main playmaking attributes are vision, ball control, and his passing range and accurate long range passing ability, which allows him to create chances and provide many assists for teammates and strikers. However, he is frequently criticized for being selfish with the ball, and some even regarded him as not being a team player.[citation needed]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 4 May 2019[10]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup League Cup Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Mladá Boleslav 2010–11 Czech First League 1 0 1 0
Total 1 0 1 0
Fethiyespor (loan) 2013–14 TFF First League 33 2 4 1 37 3
Total 33 2 4 1 37 3
Kedah 2015 Malaysia Premier League 15 5 0 0 11 1 26 6
2016 Malaysia Super League 20 5 5 0 11 5 36 10
2017 Malaysia Super League 18 2 6 3 10 3 34 10
2018 Malaysia Super League 14 7 2 0 4 3 20 10
Total 67 19 13 3 36 12 116 36
Melaka United 2019 Malaysia Super League 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Total 6 1 0 0 0 0 6 1
Career total 107 22 17 4 36 12 160 40

International[edit]

As of 10 October 2015[11]
National team Year Apps Goals
Kosovo
2014 2 0
2015 1 0
Total 3 0

Honours[edit]

Kedah FA

Individual[edit]

  • Best Foreign Player: 2016
  • Most Popular Players Fans Voted: 2016, 2017
  • The Best 11 Fans Voted: 2016
  • Kedah FA Cola Kedah-KFA Player of the Month: March 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liridon Krasniqi
  2. ^ Liridon Krasniqi (FK Mladá Boleslav) - informace o Liridon Krasniqi na EuroFotbalu
  3. ^ "Mladá Boleslav vs. Jablonec 15 May 2011". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
  4. ^ 1461 Trabzon vs. Fethiyespor - 18 August 2013 - Soccerway
  5. ^ Fethiyespor vs. Kızılcabölükspor - 25 September 2013 - Soccerway
  6. ^ Denizlispor vs. Fethiyespor - 8 December 2013 - Soccerway
  7. ^ Zeqiri, Betim (12 December 2013). "Krasniqi, lojtari i javës në Turqi (Video)" [Krasniqi, player of the week in Turkey (video)]. Tribuna (in Albanian). Albania. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
  8. ^ Adana Demirspor vs. Fethiyespor - 20 April 2014 - Soccerway
  9. ^ "Kosova shpall listën anti-Haiti". Albeu (in Albanian). 2 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Liridon Krasniqi". Soccerway.
  11. ^ "Liridon Krasniqi". EU-football.info.

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