Tefik Osmani

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Tefik Osmani
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Personal information
Full name Teufik Osmani
Date of birth (1985-06-08) 8 June 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Korçë, Albania
Height 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Playing position Centre-back
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu
Number 17
Youth career
2000–2002 Skënderbeu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2003 Skënderbeu 20 (1)
2003–2004 Tomori 22 (1)
2004–2007 Elbasani 62 (6)
2005–2006 Zaporizhya (loan) 7 (0)
2007–2008 Partizani Tirana 31 (3)
2008–2011 Tirana 77 (1)
2011–2012 Teuta Durrës 23 (2)
2012–2013 Vllaznia 13 (1)
2013–2014 Teuta Durrës 39 (4)
2014– Skënderbeu 62 (1)
National team
2002–2003 Albania U19 3 (0)
2003–2005 Albania U21 5 (0)
2005– Albania 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 March 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 March 2016

Tefik Osmani (born 8 June 1985 in Korçë) is an Albanian professional football who plays as a centre-back for Skënderbeu Korçë in the Albanian Superliga and the Albanian national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Osmani started his career with his local club Skënderbeu Korçë as a teenager where he worked his way through the youth ranks and joined the first team prior to the 2002–03 season, where the club was competing in the Albanian Second Division, the third tier of Albanian football. He left Skënderbeu Korçë after one season and joined Albanian First Division side Tomori Berat where he would stay for one year before leaving at the end of the season to join Albanian Superliga side Elbasani. Upon joining the club he became a key member of the squad and made 36 league appearances and scored twice to help the club finish as runners up in the league behind Tirana.[2]

Following a decent second season with KF Tirana, he was given offers from other clubs in Albania and abroad. Most notably two unnamed clubs from Switzerland, both in the top flight. However he needed to talk to his manager and the owner of KF Tirana Refik Halili to sort out his current contract with the club.[3]

Teuta Durrës[edit]

On 23 July 2011 he joined Teuta Durrës on a one-year contract.[4]

Vllaznia Shkodër[edit]

He signed for Vllaznia Shkodër on 16 July 2012 and was presented to the media in the very same day.[5][6] He was part of the team only in the first part of 2012–13 season, collecting 13 league matches and one goal.

Return to Teuta Durrës[edit]

In January 2013, he returned to Teuta Durrës for the second part of 2012–13 season.

Skënderbeu Korçë[edit]

On 29 May 2014, Osmani signed a one-year contract with his boyhood club Skënderbeu Korçë; he signed the contract along with Bernard Berisha,[7] and was given squad number 17. In June, he travel with his team in Austria to make the preparation phase, in order to get ready for the UEFA Champions League tie against BATE Borisov. He was one of the 23 players called up by the coach Mirel Josa for this clash.[8]

On 15 July, in the first leg of the second qualifying round, Osmani made an overall good performance, helping Skënderbeu Korçë to get a clean sheet at Borisov Arena.[9] In the returning leg one week later, Osmani was again in the starting lineup, with Skënderbeu who didn't go more than a 1–1 draw at home, eliminated thus from the competition due to away goal rule.[10]

One month later, on 17 August, Osmani won his first silverware with the club, the Albanian Supercup, where Skënderbeu Korçë beat 1–0 Flamurtari Vlorë at Qemal Stafa Stadium thanks to a Bakary Nimaga winner.[11]

On 23 February 2015, during the league match against Kukësi, Osmani suffered an injury and was substituted in the 15th minute for Leonit Abazi, with the match finishing 1–1.[12] Following the match, it was reported that he had suffered a strain injury in his right thigh that kept him outside the field for one month.[13] He finally made his comeback on 13 April by playing the full 90 minutes during the 5–2 thrashing of Partizani Tirana at Skënderbeu Stadium.[14]

On 8 July 2015, Osmani agreed a contract extension with Skënderbeu Korçë, signing a contract until June 2016.[15] He renewed the contract in the airplane while he was traveling back to Albania with the rest of the squad, becoming the first player in history do to so.[15]

International career[edit]

Osmani has represented Albania national team in 12 occasions, making his debut in 2005.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 16 March 2016[1][17][18]
Club Season League Cup Europe[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Skënderbeu Korçë 2002–03 Albanian First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tomori Berat 2003–04 Albanian First Division 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Elbasani 2004–05 Albanian Superliga 36 2 0 0 36 2
Total 36 2 0 0 36 2
Zaporizhya 2005–06 Ukrainian Premier League 7 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 7 0
Partizani Tirana 2004–05 Albanian Superliga 1 0 1 0
2007–08 31 3 0 0 31 3
2008–09 2 0 2 0
Total 31 3 0 0 3 0 34 3
Tirana 2008–09 Albanian Superliga 24 0 5 0 29 0
2009–10 26 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 0
2010–11 27 1 5 0 4 0 1 0 37 1
2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 77 1 12 0 7 0 1 0 97 1
Teuta Durrës 2004–05 Albanian Superliga 2 0 2 0
2011–12 23 2 4 1 27 3
2012–13 2 0 2 0
Total 23 2 4 1 4 0 31 3
Vllaznia Shkodër 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 13 1 3 1 16 1
Total 13 1 3 1 16 1
Teuta Durrës 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 12 2 2 0 14 2
2013–14 27 2 4 1 2 0 33 3
Total 39 4 6 1 2 0 47 5
Skënderbeu Korçë 2014–15 Albanian Superliga 22 1 3 1 2 0 1 0 28 2
2015–16 16 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 23 0
Total 38 1 8 1 4 0 1 0 51 2
Career total 264 13 33 4 20 0 2 0 319 17
  1. ^ Including continental competitions, such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League and UEFA Intertoto Cup
  2. ^ Including other competitions, such as Albanian Supercup

International[edit]

As of 20 March 2016[19]
Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 6 0
2012 3 0
2013 3 0
Total 12 0

Honours[edit]

Tirana[1]
Skënderbeu Korçë[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Albania - T. Osmani - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Albania 2005-06
  3. ^ "Osmani, dy oferta zvicerane!" (in Albanian). Futbolli Shqiptar. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2010-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Surpriza, Tefik Osmani kalon te Teuta e Durrësit" (in Albanian). Arkiva Lajmeve. 23 July 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Gjergj Kola (16 July 2012). "Vllaznia, firmos edhe mbrojtësi Tefik Osmani" (in Albanian). Shkodra Sport. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Admir Uruçi (16 July 2012). "Tefik Osmani firmos dhe prezantohet me fanellën kuqeblu" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Skënderbeu "godet" sërish në merkato, Takaj siguron Tefik Osmanin dhe B.Berishën" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  8. ^ Llazi Saro; Leonard Karaj (24 June 2014). ""Ngrin" Skënderbeu, sfidon BATE Borisovin, Takaj: Nuk u trembemi, do të kualifikohemi" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "Honours even as Skënderbeu hold on against BATE". UEFA.com. 15 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "BATE eke out Skënderbeu success". UEFA.com. 22 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  11. ^ Fatmir Ahmeti (17 August 2014). "Skënderbeu e nis me trofe, fiton Superkupën e Shqipërisë" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Korçarët të pafat, Kukësi merr një pikë me penallti, veriorët asnjë gjuajtje në portë" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 23 February 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Tefik Osmani, një muaj jashtë fushe" (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Spektakël në Korçë, Skënderbeu shkatërron 5-2 Partizanin dhe merr kreun" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  15. ^ a b Alfred Lleshi (8 July 2015). "Osmani, futbollisti i parë në botë që rinovon në avion" (in Albanian). Telesport.al. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  16. ^ "Tefik Osmani - national football team player". EU-Football.info. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Football : Tefik Osmani". Football Database. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Profile and stats". Scoresway. 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "Tefik Osmani". National Football Teams. Retrieved 20 March 2016. 

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