Sokol Kushta

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Sokol Kushta
Personal information
Full name Sokol Kushta
Date of birth (1964-04-17) 17 April 1964 (age 53)
Place of birth Vlore, Albania
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1984 Flamurtari Vlorë 40 (14)
1984–1987 Partizani Tirana 70 (31)
1987–1991 Flamurtari Vlorë 81 (41)
1991–1993 Iraklis Thessaloniki 36 (2)
1993–1994 Apollon Kalamarias 24 (13)
1994–1995 Olympiakos Nicosia 26 (13)
1995–1996 Ethnikos Achna 19 (9)
National team
1985–1996 Albania 31 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 October 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 October 2009

Sokol Kushta was an Albanian football player. Kushta was a striker who had 31 caps for Albania and scored 10 goals for the national team.[1] He played in Greece for Iraklis Thessaloniki and Apollon Kalamarias, in Cyprus for Ethnikos Achnas and Olympiakos Nicosia and in Albania for Flamurtari Vlorë and Partizani Tiranë.

Kushta was ranked 30th in the 1987 European Footballer of the Year, matching in the ranking players such as Alessandro Altobelli, Glenn Hoddle, and Rudi Völler.[2]

Kushta is the current joint-top goalscorer of Albanian Supercup along with KF Tirana's Mahir Halili, having scored a hat-trick in the 1990 edition against Dinamo Tirana.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoxha, Florent (2009-07-16). "Albania - Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  2. ^ "European Footballer of the Year ("Ballon d'Or") 1987". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 
  3. ^ "Albania - List of Super Cup Finals". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Supekupa, tripleta e famshme e Sokol Kushtës" [Supercup, the famous hat-trick of Sokol Kushta]. Arkiva Lajmeve. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 

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