Loret Sadiku

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Loret Sadiku
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Personal information
Full name Loret Sadiku
Date of birth (1991-07-28) 28 July 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Pristina, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
2002 Hånger IF
2003–2008 IFK Värnamo
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 IFK Värnamo 71 (2)
2012–2014 Helsingborgs IF 82 (5)
2014–2016 Mersin IY 61 (2)
2016– Kasimpasa 18 (0)
National team
2012 Sweden U21 3 (0)
2014– Kosovo 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 October 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2015

Loret Sadiku (born 28 July 1991) is an Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Turkish club Kasimpasa and the Kosovo national team.


Early career[edit]

Loret joined IFK Värnamo youth setup in 2003. In 2009 he was promoted to the first team and made his professional debut with IFK Värnamo in the Swedish Football Division 1 championship the Swedish Third Division.

Helsingborgs IF[edit]

In 2012 he left Värnamo and signed with Swedish clubHelsingborgs IF.

In Turkish Süper Lig[edit]

On 28 June 2014 Sadiku announced to have signed a 3-year contract with newly promoted side to the Mersin İdmanyurdu SK.[1] On 17 August 2016 Sadiku signed for Kasimpasa for a fee of €2 milion.


Sadiku declared to the media that he will play for Albania in the future, since he is an ethnic Albanian, and is completing the necessary bureaucratic steps to be available for the national team.[2] In September 2013 he received his Albanian citizenship and was awaiting FIFA's permission to play for Albania.[3] He received his first call-up by Albania's coach Gianni De Biasi for the friendly match against Belarus on 15 November 2013.[4]

In 2012 Sadiku played with the Sweden national under-21 football team and was nominated "Newcomer of the year".[5]

His original birthplace Kosovo, gained the right to play international friendlies in 2014 by FIFA, causing him to switch to the Kosovan team. He made it his debut with Kosovo on 5 March 2014 against Haiti, finished in the 0–0 draw.


  1. ^ Zyrtare, Loret Sadiku firmos me turqit e Mersinit
  2. ^ "Sadiku: Bushi me bindi te luaj per Shqiperine/". Gazeta Panorama. May 10, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sot News (September 17, 2013). "Loret Sadiku: Mora pasaportën, tani pres "ok" nga FIFA të luaj për Shqipërinë". Sot News. Retrieved 3 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Lista anti-Bjellorusi: De Biazi rikthen Memushajn, Sadikun e Mehën, Vajushi e Salihi jashtë aSport.al
  5. ^ Johan Flinck (27 August 2013). "Sadiku: "Albanien visade mest kärlek"" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet (Swedish daily newspaper). Archived from the original on 2013-08-30. 

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