Samir Fazli

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Samir Fazli
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-04-22) 22 April 1991 (age 26)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Wil 1900
Number 21
Youth career
2007–2008 Makedonija
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Makedonija 28 (3)
2009–2014 SC Heerenveen 26 (5)
2013 Helmond Sport (loan) 13 (5)
2014– FC Wil 1900 53 (16)
National team
2009–2012 Macedonia U-21 22 (7)
2011– Macedonia 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 May 2014 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 September 2011

Samir Fazli (Macedonian: Самир Фазли) (born 22 April 1991 in Skopje) is a Macedonian football striker of Albanian origin who currently plays for FC Wil.

Early life[edit]

He lived in Canada for some time, attending Jasper Place High School[1] in Edmonton, Alberta prior to his return to Skopje in 2007.

Career[edit]

Fazli began his career in the youth ranks of FK Makedonija Gjorče Petrov, then had trial for Sampdoria at 16 years old, but a bid by them was considered far to low according to FK Makedonija's club president. He went on trial with Dutch-side Heerenveen,[2] where he impressed with his pace and technique. His tremendous speed in his first 10 yards was considered explosive. On 13 March 2009 due to age restrictions, a deal could not be made for his move to Heerenveen, but he would remain in Skopje and continue to play for his club there. Heerenveen's scout Dragan Putevski stated that "he's a big deal", adding that it was his best find to date. Fazli was finally signed by the club for €200,000 on a contract that will keep him there until 2014.[3] Fazli scored his first goal for Heerenveen on 19 March 2010. He came on as a substitute in the 81st minute and scored in the 90th minute as his team won 4:1 over NEC. He was released by SC Heerenveen in 2014 after his contract expired.

International[edit]

He's also a regular for the Macedonia U-21s – he played his first game on 11 February 2009 against the Croatia U-21s. He was a member of the U-17 squad before his call-up to the U-21s.[4]

Personal[edit]

Fazli holds passports from both Albania and Macedonia.

Notes[edit]

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