Qamil Teliti

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Qamil Teliti
Personal information
Full name Qamil Teliti
Date of birth 1919
Place of birth Kavajë, Albania
Date of death 1977
Place of death Tirana, Albania
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position striker
Club information
Current team
retired
Youth career
Besa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1941 Besa
1947–1949 Partizani
1949–1953 Dinamo
Tirana
Apolonia
National team
1946–1952 Albania[1] 13 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Qamil Teliti (nicknamed Tarzani) was an Albanian footballer known for being one of the most important players of the Albania team that won the Balkan Cup in 1946.[1] Along with Loro Boriçi he was one of the artifices of the success of the team. He was a successful player for Besa and went on to compete for all three of Tirana's professional clubs.

Football career[edit]

Teliti began his professional career for hometown club Besa Kavajë during the mid-late 1930s. He was known for his powerful right foot and scoring from long distances. This earned him the reputation as the most feared striker in the country and soon attracted the attention of the national team. Teliti scored the first ever goal for the Albania national football team in a friendly not recognised by FIFA against Montenegro, played in Shkodër on August 22nd, 1946. Albania won the match 5-0. Teliti also scored the final goal of the match in the '75th minute.

On October 13, 1946 in the match against Romania during the Balkan Championship tournament, Qamil Teliti scored the only goal of the match in the '55th minute. It was a powerful long distance shot that beat goalkeeper Lăzăreanu. Albania became Balkan Champion and Teliti's legacy was forever cemented in the hearts and minds of all football fans around the country.

Qamil Teliti competed in over 30 international matches for Besa, Dinamo, Tirana, Partizani and Vllaznia.

Honors[edit]

Balkan Cup winner

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