Enea Koliçi

Enea Koliçi (born 13 February 1986) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Skënderbeu Korçë.

Enea Koliçi
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Kolici in the Europa League in 2016.
Personal information
Full name Enea Koliçi
Date of birth (1986-02-13) 13 February 1986 (age 34)
Place of birth Pogradec, Albania
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Skënderbeu Korçë
Number 1
Youth career
2004–2006 Iraklis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2009 Iraklis 0 (0)
2009–2010 Olympiacos Volos 13 (0)
2010–2011 Odysseas Kordelio 22 (0)
2011–2012 Panserraikos 0 (0)
2012–2013 Flamurtari Vlorë 32 (0)
2013–2014 Iraklis 12 (0)
2014–2015 Olympiacos Volos 8 (0)
2015–2018 Kukësi 91 (0)
2018–2019 Flamurtari Vlorë 32 (0)
2019– Skënderbeu Korçë 26 (0)
National team
2007–2009 Albania U21 12 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2020
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1 August 2013

Koliçi started his career in Iraklis' youth squads. He also played for Olympiacos Volou, Odysseas Kordeliou, Panserraikos and Flamurtari Vlorë before returning to Iraklis in the summer of 2013.

He has also been capped with Albania under-21 team.

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

He began his career with Iraklis and was loaned out to Beta Ethniki club Olympiacos Volou in January 2009. Since January 2010 is playing for Olympiacos Volou after being released from Iraklis Thessaloniki FC. He was released by Olympiacos Volou in the summer of 2010 and he ended up in the 4th tier club Odysseas Kordeliou.[1] On 10 June 2011, he signed for Panserraikos on a free transfer.[2]

Flamurtari VlorëEdit

In January 2012, Koliçi returned to his country and joined Albanian Superliga outfit Flamurtari Vlorë as a free agent, signing until the end of the season. He made his first ever Albanian Superliga appearance on 11 February in the away match against Kamza, keeping a clean sheet as Flamuratri won 1–0.[3] Following the debut, he became first choice in goal and retained his spot until the end of the season, collecting 19 appearances, including 13 in league, as Flamurtari finished 4th in league, qualifying in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League first qualifying round, and was eliminated in the semi-finals of Albanian Cup by Tirana.

He made his European debut with the team on 5 July 2012 in the first leg against Honvéd.[4] He also played in the returning leg on 12th, as Flamurtari suffered another defeat and was eliminated the aggregate 3–0.[5] Three days later, Koliçi agreed a contract extension, signing until June 2013.[6]

Return to IraklisEdit

On 1 August 2013 he signed a two-year contract with Iraklis.[7] He had to wait until 26 January of the following year to make his return debut, where he kept a clean sheet in an away win against Anagennisi Giannitsa.[8]

Olympiacos VolouEdit

On 24 July 2014 Koliçi signed for Olympiacos Volou.[9] He made his competitive debut on 12 October 2014 in the 0–2 home defeat to Zakynthos.[10] During the course of 2014–15 season, Koliçi shared his spot with Alexandros Kasmeridis and Dimitris Rizos, and finished the season with only 8 league appearances, failing to keep a clean sheet.

KukësiEdit

 
Koliçi lining-up with Kukësi ahead of a Europa League match against Austria Wien.

On 24 August 2015, Koliçi completed a transfer to Albanian Superliga side Kukësi by agreeing a one-year deal after initially refused to be on trial.[11] He spent the first part of the season as Ervis Koçi's backup, and was used only in Albanian Cup where he made his debut in the first round against Naftëtari Kuçovë.[12] His league debut would come later on 5 March of the following year in Kukësi's defeat of Vllaznia in Shkodër, entering in the 5th minute in place of injured Koçi.[13] Koliçi retained his spot until the end of the season, making 13 league appearances, in addition 8 in Albanian Cup, including one in final where Kukësi defeated Laçi on penalties.[14]

Koliçi started his second Kukësi season on 30 June 2016 in first leg of UEFA Europa League first qualifying round against Rudar which ended in a 1–1 home draw.[15] He kept a clean sheet in the returning leg as Kukësi progressed to the second round with the 2–1 aggregate.[16] Kukësi then was eliminated in the second round by Austria Wien with the aggregate 5–1. On 5 August 2016, he extended his contract for another year.[17] Later on 24 August, Koliçi begun the domestic season by playing in the 2016 Albanian Supercup against Skënderbeu Korçë, where Kukësi emerged victorious at Selman Stërmasi Stadium, aiding the club to win its first ever Albanian Supercup trophy.[18]

Koliçi played 28 league games during the 2017–18 season; he lost his starting place to Stivi Frashëri in mid-March 2018 following the arrival of manager Peter Pacult.[19] He played his 100th Albanian Superliga match on 28 February in the 2–2 home draw against Skënderbeu Korçë.[20]

On 6 July 2017, Koliçi was not included in the UEFA Champions League squad for the first qualifying round tie versus Malta's Valletta.[21] The following day he announced to have terminated the contract with the club and becoming a free agent.[19]

Return to Flamurtari VlorëEdit

On 26 July 2018, Koliçi signed a one-year contract with Flamurtari, returning in Vlorë after five years.[22]

Skënderbeu KorçëEdit

In August 2019, Koliçi joined Skënderbeu Korçë as a free agent on a contract for the 2019–20 season.[23] He made his debut in the opening championship week against his former side Flamurtari Vlorë on 24 August, keeping a clean-sheet in a 1–0 win at home.[24]

International careerEdit

Koliçi has made 12 appearances for Albania under-21 squad. He was part of the team in the qualifiers of 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship.[25] After remaining on the bench in the first two matches, Koliçi was handed his debut on 8 September 2007 in the match against Croatia where he kept a clean sheet in an eventual 1–0 win.[26] He second appearance came in the next match against Azerbaijan as Albania didn't get more than a 1–1 draw at Baku.[27] Koliçi finished the campaign by making 7 appearances as Albania finished Group 1 in 4th position, failing thus to qualify for the main tournament.[28]

He received his first senior call up at Albania senior team for the friendly match against Georgia on 10 June 2009, where he featured in the game but was an unused substitute for the entire match.[29]

Koliçi returned to the national team after eight years in October 2017 to replace the injured Thomas Strakosha for the final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification matches versus Spain and Italy.[30] He was placed as the third goalkeeper and remained on the bench in both matches.[31]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 24 August 2019[32]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Iraklis 2006–07 Superleague Greece 0 0 0 0
2007–08
2008–09
Total 0 0 0 0
Olympiacos Volou 2008–09 Beta Ethniki 4 0 4 0
2009–10 9 0 1 0 10 0
Total 13 0 1 0 14 0
Odysseas Kordelio 2010–11 Delta Ethniki 22 0 22 0
Panserraikos 2011–12 Football League Greece 0 0 1 0 1 0
Flamurtari Vlorë 2011–12 Albanian Superliga 13 0 6 0 19 0
2012–13 19 0 7 0 2[a] 0 28 0
Total 32 0 13 0 2 0 47 0
Iraklis 2013–14 Football League Greece 12 0 0 0 12 0
Olympiacos Volou 2014–15 Football League Greece 8 0 4 0 12 0
Kukësi 2015–16 Albanian Superliga 13 0 8 0 21 0
2016–17 35 0 0 0 4[a] 0 1[b] 0 40 0
2017–18 28 0 1 0 2[c] 0 1[b] 0 32 0
Total 77 0 9 0 6 0 2 0 93 0
Kukësi B 2015–16 Albanian Second Division 1 0 1 0
Flamurtari Vlorë 2018–19 Albanian Superliga 32 0 3 0 35 0
Skënderbeu Korçë 2019–20 Albanian Superliga 1 0 0 0 1 0
Career total 197 0 31 0 8 0 2 0 238 0
  1. ^ a b All appearance(s) in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ a b Appearance in Albanian Supercup
  3. ^ All appearance(s) in UEFA Champions League

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Kukësi[32]

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Στον Πανσερραϊκό Παϊζάνος και Κολίτσι (in Greek). sport24.gr.
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  5. ^ "Honvéd 2-0 Flamurtari". UEFA.com. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2017.
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  33. ^ {{cite Albanian Superliga Player of the month 2018-19 Albanian Superliga march 2019 news|url=http://qiriu.net/post-28920/%7Ctitle=Futbollisti i Kukësit shpallet 'Lojtari i muajit shkurt|trans-title=Footballer of Kukësi is announced "Player of February"|publisher=Qiriu.net|language=Albanian|date=2 March 2017|accessdate=3 March 2017|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20170303202134/http://qiriu.net/post-28920/%7Carchive-date=3 March 2017|url-status=dead}}

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