Ronald Gërçaliu

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Ronald Gërçaliu
Ronald Gercaliu.JPG
Gërçaliu in 2009
Personal information
Full name Ronald Gërçaliu
Date of birth (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Youth career
1995–1997 KF Tirana
1998–2004 SK Sturm Graz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Sturm Graz 46 (0)
2006 Red Bull Salzburg 2 (0)
2006 Sturm Graz 12 (0)
2007–2008 Austria Wien 43 (1)
2008–2009 Red Bull Salzburg 23 (0)
2009–2010 SC Wiener Neustadt 24 (0)
2010–2012 FC Ingolstadt 04 4 (0)
2012 ŁKS Łódź 12 (1)
2012–2014 Erzgebirge Aue 9 (0)
2014 Universitatea Cluj
2014–2015 SC Rheindorf Altach 17 (0)
2015–2016 Tirana 24 (0)
National team
2005–2009 Austria 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 March 2016 (UTC).

Ronald Gërçaliu (German: Ronald Gercaliu, pronounced [ˈʁoːnald ˈɡɛʁtsali̯uː]; born 12 February 1986) is an Albanian-born Austrian footballer. Eligible to play for Albania, he chose to play for Austria after being called up by Hans Krankl in 2005.[1]

Club career[edit]

Born in Tirana but moved to Austria in 1997, Gërçaliu came up through the ranks at Sturm Graz, becoming first-team mainstay in 2004–05 season and also played professionally for Salzburg and Austria Wien. In summer 2008 he rejoined Salzburg after only one and a half season at Austria Wien. On 28 June 2009, it was announced that Gërçaliu signed with SC Wiener Neustadt for the new season. After one season he left SC Wiener Neustadt and signed for German club FC Ingolstadt 04. On January 3, 2014 he signed a two-year contract with Universitatea Cluj and, after a season playing for SC Rheindorf Altach, in July 2015 he signed a contract with KF Tirana, the team of the city where he was born.

International career[edit]

He is of Albanian origin but chose to play for Austria after being called up by Hans Krankl in 2005 and then made his debut for Austria in an August 2005 friendly match against Scotland and was a participant at Euro 2008.


Austria Wien
Red Bull Salzburg


  1. ^ "Gercaliu, Ronald" (in German). Retrieved 14 August 2010. 

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