Artim Šakiri (Macedonian: Артим Шаќири, Albanian: Artim Shaqiri; born 23 September 1973) is a retired football midfielder from North Macedonia, who last played for Qarabağ FK in Azerbaijan in 2009. While managing FK Kukësi in 2014, Šakiri was ranked as the best manager of the Albanian Superliga and the second best manager of Albanian origin in the world.
|Full name||Artim Šakiri|
|Date of birth||23 September 1973|
|Place of birth||
Livada, Struga, SR Macedonia,|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|FK Dinamo Livadа|
|1997–1998||→ Halmstads BK (loan)||43||(8)|
|2000||→ TB Berlin (loan)||14||(0)|
|2003–2005||West Bromwich Albion||28||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
In 2003, he moved from Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia to West Bromwich Albion in England. He made his debut in a 4–1 defeat away at local rivals Walsall. In his first home league match for Albion, Šakiri scored a spectacular long-range goal, helping his team to a 4–1 win over Burnley. It was, however, his only goal for the club. He made 30 appearances during 2003–04, but the next season he only played three games and left the club. He was set to move to Burnley, but the move fell through as his work permit wasn't renewed. Instead, Šakiri went to AaB in Denmark. He was released by AaB in 2006. In Autumn 2006, Šakiri signed for Finnish club FC Inter. He made five Veikkausliiga appearances and scored three times, but his contract was not renewed. In 2007, he signed for FC Vaduz. At the beginning of the season 2008 he has signed for Azerbaijani side Qarabağ FK.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|1992–93||FK Karaorman||2. MFL||-||-|
|1998–99||FK Vardar||1. MFL||7||2||-||-|
|1999–2000||Tennis Borussia Berlin (loan)||2. Bundesliga||14||0||-||-||14||0|
|2000–01||FK Vardar||1. MFL||8||2||-||-|
|2002–03||CSKA Sofia||A PFG||20||5||-||3||1||23||6|
|2003–04||West Bromwich Albion||Championship||25||1||1||0||4||0||-||30||1|
|2006–07||FC Vaduz||Challenge League||10||0||-||0||0||10||0|
|2007–08||Besa Kavajë||Albanian Superliga||8||1||-||0||0||8||1|
Šakiri made his debut for Macedonia in a March 1996 friendly match against Malta, coming on as a late substitute for Sašo Miloševski, and has been capped 75 times. He has been captain of the team for many of those years. In 2002, during UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying, he scored a goal directly from a corner kick against England.
|1||11 October 1997||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Lithuania||1–0||1–2||1998 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|2||6 September 1998||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Malta||3–0||4–0||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|4||8 September 1998||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||FR Yugoslavia||1–4||2–4||UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying|
|5||7 June 2000||Azadi Stadium, Teheran, Iran||South Korea||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|6||2 June 2001||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Moldova||1–1||2–2||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|7||6 June 2001||Bursa Atatürk Stadium, Bursa, Turkey||Turkey||0–1||3–3||2002 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|8||27 March 2002||Stadion Grbavica, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3–1||4–4||Friendly|
|11||21 August 2002||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Malta||2–0||5–0||Friendly|
|13||16 October 2002||St Mary's Stadium, Southampton, England||England||0–1||2–2||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|14||11 June 2003||BJK İnönü Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey||Turkey||0–2||3–2||UEFA Euro 2004 qualifying|
|15||18 August 2004||Gradski Stadium, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia||Armenia||2–0||3–0||2006 FIFA World Cup qualification|
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- "Hasi e Shaqiri trajnerët më të mirë shqiptar". alsat-m.tv (in Albanian). 22 December 2014. Archived from the original on 25 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- "Shaqiri: E ardhmja ime në Angli" (in Albanian). Portalb. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
- "Artim Shakjiri". macedonianfootball.com. 12 January 2010. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "West Brom 4–1 Burnley". BBC Sport. 16 August 2003. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
- "Burnley fail in bid to net Sakiri". BBC Sport. 11 August 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2007.
- "Artim Šakiri". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
- "ARTIM ŞAKIRI". tff.org. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Games played by Artim Sakiri in 2004/2005". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "2008/09 Stats" (PDF). pfl.az. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
- "Macedonia hold ragged England". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 16 October 2002. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
- "Artim Shakjiri". macedonianfootball.com. Retrieved 5 December 2013.