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Agim Canaj (born 14 July 1962) is an Albanian football head coach and former international player. Af of March 2019 he is manager of Vllaznia Shkodër.

Agim Canaj
Personal information
Full name Agim Canaj
Date of birth (1962-07-14) 14 July 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Vlorë, Albania
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vllaznia (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1985–1991 Dinamo Tirana 107 (33)
1991–1994 FC Braşov 67 (7)
National team
1991 Albania 1 (0)
Teams managed
2003 Dinamo Tirana
2003–2004 Lushnja
2004–2005 Shkumbini
2005 Dinamo Tirana
2005 Besa Kavajë
2006 Skënderbeu
2006 Flamurtari
2007–2008 Dinamo Tirana
2008–2009 Vllaznia
2009–2010 Gramozi
2010 Shkumbini
2011 Bylis Ballsh
2012 Bylis
2013–2014 Vllaznia
2014 Kukësi
2015 Bylis
2015 Tërbuni
2019- Vllaznia
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

As a player, he played with Dinamo Tirana in the European Cup Winners' Cup 1989–90.[1] A soon as Albanians were free to leave the country after the end of the communist era, Canaj moved abroad to play alongside compatriot Arbën Minga in Romania for FC Braşov.

International careerEdit

Canaj made his debut for Albania in a March 1991 UEFA Euro 1992 qualification match against France, which remained his only cap.[2]

Managerial careerEdit

As a manager, he led Vllaznia Shkodër into the 2nd qualifying round of UEFA Cup 2008–09, losing to S.S.C. Napoli.[3][4] In summer 2015 he was named coach of Bylis Ballsh for the third time.[5]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Albanian Cups". Archived from the original on 2008-12-27. Retrieved 2009-07-26.
  2. ^ Intl career stats - EU-Football
  3. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Europa League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  4. ^ UEFA.com. "UEFA Europa League". UEFA.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.
  5. ^ Agim Canaj emërohet trajner i Bylisit - Panorama (in Albanian)
  6. ^ Albania - Championship Winning Teams - RSSSF
  7. ^ "Albania Cup 2007/08". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 28 November 2018.

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