Bekim Dema

Bekim Dema (born 30 March 1993) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Albanian club Vllaznia Shkodër.[1]

Bekim Dema
Personal information
Full name Bekim Dema
Date of birth (1993-03-30) 30 March 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Skopje, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Position(s) Central midfielder
Club information
Current team
Vllaznia Shkodër
Youth career
2008–2010 Vllaznia Shkodër
2010–2011 FBG Schwerte
2011–2012 Vllaznia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Vllaznia 53 (0)
2015–2016 Skënderbeu 3 (0)
2016–2017 Kukësi 5 (0)
2017 Laçi 3 (0)
2017– Vllaznia 6 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Albania U18 2 (0)
2011–2012 Albania U19 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2016

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Dema joined Vllaznia Shkodër's under-17 side in 2008, where he played for two years before leaving to join German youth side FBG Schwerte in 2010, where he remained for a year. In July 2011 he went on a trial with newly promoted Pierwsza Liga side Zawisza Bydgoszcz along with fellow Albanian U19 international Enio Petro.[2][3][4] This trial however proved to be unsuccessful and he returned to Albania to join Vllaznia's U19 team in 2011.

Dema left the club on 11 June 2015 as a free agent.[5]

Skënderbeu KorçëEdit

Dema left Vllaznia Shkodërat the end of the 2014–15 season and on 13 June 2015 joined Albanian Superliga champions Skënderbeu Korçë on a free transfer.[6] Dema failed to make an impact during his spell, and after three league appearances throughout the season, he announced his departure in June 2016.[7]

KukësiEdit

On 16 June 2016, Dema joined fellow Albanian Superliga side Kukësi on a one-year deal, and alter flew out to Maribor, Slovenia to link up with the rest of the squad on their summer training camp ahead of Europea League qualifying campaign.[7]

He left the club in the start of January 2017.[8]

International careerEdit

Dema has represented Albania at under-18, 19 and 21 levels.[9] He has made only one appearance with the under-19 side, which came on 5 October 2011 in a 1–0 loss to Denmark for the qualifiers of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 4 November 2017[11][12]
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vllaznia Shkodër 2011–12 Albanian Superliga 11 0 5 0 16 0
2012–13 9 0 3 0 12 0
2013–14 10 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 23 0 4 1 27 1
Total 53 0 12 1 65 1
Skënderbeu Korçë 2015–16 Albanian Superliga 3 0 4 2 0 0 1[a] 0 8 2
Kukësi 2016–17 Albanian Superliga 5 0 4 0 2[b] 0 0 0 11 0
Laçi 2016–17 Albanian Superliga 3 0 1 0 4 0
Vllaznia Shkodër 2017–18 Albanian Superliga 6 0 0 0 6 0
Career total 70 0 21 1 2 0 1 0 94 1
  1. ^ Appearance in Albanian Supercup
  2. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League

HonoursEdit

Skënderbeu Korçë[11]
Kukësi[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vllaznia profile" (in Albanian). Vllaznia.al. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Nowe twarze na Zawiszy" (in Polish). Futbolowo.pl. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ Artur Kluskiwicz (4 July 2011). "Nowi zawodnicy na testach w Zawiszy Bydgoszcz" (in Polish). Gazeta Pomorska. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Zawisza Bydgoszcz testuje kolejnych zawodników" (in Polish). 90minut.pl. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Vllaznia, ikën Dema, pritet rikthimi i Karakaçit" [Vllaznia, Dema leaves, return of Karakaçi is expected] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  6. ^ Andi Deçka (13 June 2015). "Skënderbeu firmos me Bekim Deman" [Skënderbeu signs with Bekim Dema] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Archived from the original on 2016-08-04. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b Sotir Kora (16 June 2016). "Bekim Dema, përforcimi i rradhës për Kukësin" [Bekim Dema, the next reinforcement for Kukësi] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Archived from the original on 2016-06-19. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  8. ^ Sotir Kora (6 January 2017). "Gjoka: Kukësi, për kampion edhe pa merkato" [Gjoka: Kukësi, for championship even without mercato] (in Albanian). SuperSport Albania. Archived from the original on 2017-01-16. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  9. ^ "UEFA profile". UEFA. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Denmark U19 vs Albania U19 1 – 0". Soccerway. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b c "Albania - B. Dema - Profile with news, career statistics and history". Soccerway. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Football : Bekim Dema". Football Database. Retrieved 27 June 2016.

External linksEdit