Shkurti with the Albania under-21s in 2014
|Full name||Vassilis Skourtis-Shkurtaj|
|Date of birth||27 February 1992|
|Place of birth||Chania, Greece|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|2011||→ Thrasyvoulos (loan)||7||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 April 2018
Born in Chania, Greece, Shkurti played youth football for four clubs, including Jong Ajax, Olympiakos F.C. and S.S. Lazio. He arrived at the latter in January 2010 as compatriot Igli Tare acted as the team's director of football.
In the 2010–11 season, Shkurti made his senior debuts, representing Panionios F.C. in his country of adoption but also being loaned by the Superleague side to Thrasyvoulos F.C. in January 2011. Roughly one year later, he moved to Portugal with lowly Vilaverdense FC, and the following campaign he signed with C.D. Tondela in that nation's Segunda Liga, led by former S.L. Benfica and Portugal great Vítor Paneira.
Shkurti did not settle with any team in the following years, representing in quick succession Roda JC Kerkrade (Dutch Eredivisie), Niki Volos FC, Asteras Tripoli F.C. and Skoda Xanthi FC (all in the Greek top division) and Aris Limassol FC from the Cypriot First Division.
On 8 September 2017, Shkurti joined Albanian Superliga side Luftëtari Gjirokastër on a one-year contract. As the transfer was done after the deadline, he remained ineligible to play for the club until the next transfer window. He made his competitive debut on 31 January 2018 in a 0–3 away loss against KF Laçi for the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Albanian Cup, and first appeared in the league four days later in the goalless draw to KF Lushnja.
Shkurti scored his first goals on 10 February 2018, in the 3–2 win at KF Teuta Durrës. On 1 March, he netted the lone goal at Flamurtari Vlorë to help the team climb to sixth place, also giving them the first win at Vlorë in 40 years.
|Vilaverdense||2011–12||Portuguese Third Division||14||3||0||0||—||14||3|
|Niki Volos||2014–15||Superleague Greece||10||4||1||0||—||11||4|
|Asteras Tripoli||2014–15||Superleague Greece||4||0||0||0||—||4||0|
|Aris Limassol||2016–17||Cypriot First Division||15||4||1||0||—||16||4|
- "Primavera, l'attaccante albanese Vassilis Skourtis in prova alla Lazio" [Primavera, Albanian forward Vassilis Skourtis on trial at Lazio] (in Italian). La Lazio Siamo Noi. 28 January 2010. Retrieved 5 July 2010.
- "Vasilis convocado para a seleção albanesa sub-21" [Vasilis called to the Albania under-21 national team]. Record (in Portuguese). 24 August 2012. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
- "Zyrtare/ Luftëtari prezanton Vasil Shkurtajn, skuadra qipriote hezitoi ta linte të lirë" [Official / Luftëtari present Vasil Shkurti, Cypriot side hesitated to let him go for free]. Panorama Sport (in Albanian). 8 September 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
- "Shkurtaj: Pritja gjashtëmujore, rraskapitëse" [Shkurtaj: The six-month waiting, exhausting] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 11 February 2018. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
- Erjon Halili (10 February 2018). "Sukaj "zgjon" Vllazninë, Kamza "pushton" Kukësin, Laçi i merr pikë Partizanit" [Sukaj “awakens” Vllaznia, Kamza “invade” Kukësi, Laçi take a point from Partizani] (in Albanian). Super Sport. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
- "VIDEO/ 40 vite pa fituar, Luftëtari thyen tersin e fushës së Flamurtarit. Vlonjati Shkurtaj nderon gjirokastritët" [VIDEO/ 40 years without winning, Luftëtari break jinx at Flamurtari's field. Shkurtaj honours Gjirokastra] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
- "Statistikat/ Fusha e Flamurtarit makth, Luftëtari ka 40 vite pa fituar në Vlorë" [Statistics/ Flamurtari's field a nightmare, Luftëtari have not won in Vlorë in 40 years] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 1 March 2018. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
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- "Vasil Shkurtaj". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 23 September 2013.