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Benjamin Kololli (born 15 May 1992) is a Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Swiss club Zürich and Kosovo national team.

Benjamin Kololli
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Kololli
Date of birth (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Aigle, Switzerland
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Zürich
Number 70
Youth career
0000–2009 Monthey
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Monthey 11 (6)
2011–2013 Sion U21 45 (11)
2013–2015 Sion 16 (2)
2014–2015Le Mont (loan) 28 (6)
2015–2016 Biel-Bienne 17 (6)
2016Young Boys (loan) 1 (0)
2016–2018 Lausanne-Sport 55 (18)
2018– Zürich 30 (10)
National team
2016– Kosovo 9 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10 Jun 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 November 2018

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Early lifeEdit

Kololli was born in Aigle, Switzerland from Kosovo Albanian parents from Uroševac.

Club careerEdit

ZürichEdit

On 21 July 2018, Kololli joined Swiss Super League side Zürich, on a three-year contract.[1] On 28 July 2018, he made his debut in a 0–2 away win against Grasshoppers after coming on as a substitute at 70th minute in place of Marco Schönbächler.[2]

International careerEdit

On 30 August 2016, Kololli received a call-up from Kosovo for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Finland.[3] On 12 November 2016, he made his debut with Kosovo in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification against Turkey after being named in the starting line-up.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 28 July 2018[5]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Monthey 2011–12 Swiss 1. Liga 11 6 1 0 12 6
Total 11 6 1 0 12 6
Sion U21 2011–12 Swiss 1. Liga 8 1 0 0 8 1
2012–13 Swiss Promotion League 26 3 0 0 26 3
2013–14 11 7 0 0 11 7
Total 45 11 0 0 45 11
Sion 2012–13 Swiss Super League 7 2 0 0 7 2
2013–14 9 0 2 0 11 0
Total 16 2 2 0 18 2
Le Mont (loan) 2014–15 Swiss Challenge League 28 6 1 0 29 6
Total 28 6 1 0 29 6
Biel-Bienne 2015–16 Swiss Challenge League 17 6 2 4 19 10
Total 17 6 2 4 19 10
Young Boys (loan) 2015–16 Swiss Super League 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 1 0
Lausanne-Sport 2016–17 Swiss Super League 26 8 1 0 27 8
2017–18 27 8 3 2 30 0
Total 53 16 4 2 57 18
Zürich 2018–19 Swiss Super League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 172 47 10 6 0 0 0 0 182 53

InternationalEdit

As of 20 November 2018[6]
National team Year Apps Goals
Kosovo
2016 1 0
2017 2 0
2018 6 3
Total 9 3

International goalsEdit

As of 17 November 2018[7]
Scores and results list Kosovo's goal tally first.[7]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref
1. 11 October 2018 (2018-10-11) Fadil Vokrri Stadium, Pristina, Kosovo   Malta 1–0 3–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League [8]
2. 3–1
3. 17 November 2018 (2018-11-17) National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta 2–0 5–0 [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Der FC Zürich verpflichtet Benjamin Kololli" [FC Zurich commits Benjamin Kololli] (in German). FC Zürich. 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Der FCZ gewinnt das Derby gegen GC mit 2:0" [The FCZ wins the derby against GC with 2:0] (in German). FC Zürich. 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Bunjaki publikoi listën e lojtarëve për ndeshjen me Finlandën" [Bunjaki published the list of players for the match with Finland] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 30 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Kosova pëson humbje nga Turqia, por shënon progres në lojë" [Kosovo suffered losses from Turkey, but marks progress in the game] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 12 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Benjamin Kololli". Soccerway.
  6. ^ "Benjamin Kololli". EU-football.info.
  7. ^ a b "Kololli, Benjamin". National Football Teams. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Kosovo (3–1) Malta". eu-football.info. 11 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Malta (0–5) Kosovo". eu-football.info. 17 November 2018.

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