|Date of birth||26 July 1983|
|Place of birth||Prizren, Yugoslavia|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2014–||KF Vllaznia Shkodër||0||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 January 2010.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2006
Rijat Shala (Serbo-Croat: Rijat Šala) (born 26 July 1983 in Prizren, Yugoslavia) is a Swiss footballer of Kosovar Albanian descent who currently plays for KF Vllaznia Shkodër in the Albanian Superliga.
He spent the 2007–08 season with Serie A side Cagliari, making his club debut on a Coppa Italia match that won 2-1 to A.C. Siena, on 29 August 2007. He however did not manage to gain a single first team appearance, being quickly relegated into the reserves, and on July 2008 Cagliari released him from the squad. He played for Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Taranto in 2008. In mid-2009 he left for Prima Divisione Novara, winning a successive promotion in 2010 (to Serie B) and in 2011 (Serie A). In the first Novara season, he only earned a gross annual salary of €76,900.
He employed Bruno Carpeggiani (of "Italian Managers Group srl.") as his agent on 12 December 2008 but unilaterally terminated the contract during 2009–10 season. In 2011 Tribunale Nazionale di Arbitrato per lo Sport of CONI awarded a decision that Shala had to pay Carpeggiani €3,845 as agent fee (€76,900 x 5%).
- "Mancosu al Rimini. Rescisso il contratto di Shala" (in Italian). Cagliari Calcio. 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
- "UFFICIALE: Taranto, Shala e Selvaggi firmano" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 2008-08-12. Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- "Dott. Bruno Carpeggiani / Sig. Shala Rijat" (PDF). CONI (in Italian). 22 July 2011. Retrieved 30 July 2011.
- La Gazzetta dello Sport profile (updated as of June 2008)
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