Ramazan Rragami

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Ramazan Rragami
Personal information
Date of birth (1944-04-03) 3 April 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth Shkodër, Albania
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1964 Vllaznia
1964–1971 Partizani
1971–1977 Vllaznia
1977–1978 Skënderbeu
National team
1965–1973 Albania 20 (1)
Teams managed
1982–1983 Vllaznia
1999–2000 Vllaznia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Ramazan Rragami (born 3 April 1944 in Shkoder, Albania) is a former national football player and coach for Albania. He is also one of KS Vllaznia Shkoder's most notable players of all time. Recently he became a member of The Disciplinary Committee affiliated with The Albanian Football Federation.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Ramazan Rragami had a brilliant career as a player as well as a coach in the national and international arena. He started playing in his native town, Vllaznia, at the age of 16. He continued there until 1967 when he was recruited by the Partizani team of Tirana and played there until 1970. He returned to Vllaznia in 1970 and, in 1972, won both the league title and League Cup. In the final game of the League Cup, Rragami scored 7 times from the penalty box, twice during regular time and five additional penalty kicks after an aggregate tie. It is worth noting that this is the first and last time a player has scored all penalties for one team. FIFA regulations at that time allowed one player to execute all penalty kicks after a regular game tie. FIFA has since changed the rule and different players are now required to make the attempt.

International[edit]

Rragami made his debut for Albania in a May 1965 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Switzerland[1] and earned a total of 20 caps, scoring 1 goal, from 1965 to 1973.[2]

His final international was a November 1973 FIFA World Cup qualification match against East Germany.

Coaching career[edit]

Ramazan Rragami began his coaching career while he was still playing in 1972. Upon finishing his career as a player he started as a full-time coach with KS Vllaznia where he won the league in the 1982–1983 season. At the same time he was the assistant coach for the Albania national under-21 football team, which reached the quarter finals of the Euro 84. They became the first Albanian team in any level to qualify for a competitive tournament.

Ramazan Rragami than studied in Coverciano in Italy where he received his coaching certification in one of the most prestigious coaching schools in the world.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile - EU Football
  2. ^ Hoxha, Florent & Mamrud, Roberto (16 July 2009). "Albania - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 15 October 2009.

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