Ermir Rezi

Ermir Zyber Rezi (born 12 May 1994) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a secondary striker for Albanian club Erzeni Shijak in the Albanian First Division.

Ermir Rezi
Personal information
Full name Ermir Zyber Rezi[1]
Date of birth (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Maminas, Durrës County, Albania
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Secondary striker
Club information
Current team
Erzeni
Number 11
Youth career
2007–2011 Tirana
2011–2013 Teuta Durrës
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Teuta Durrës 2 (0)
2013–2014 Elbasani 9 (0)
2014–2015 Dinamo Tirana 22 (2)
2015–2016 Erzeni 25 (22)
2016–2019 Kamza 80 (12)
2019– Erzeni 4 (2)
National team
2013 Albania U20 4 (0)
2014 Albania U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 October 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 May 2014

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Began his career with KF Tirana at the age of 13 in 2007, where he would travel from his hometown Maminas in Durrës to Tirana for training under former Albanian international footballer Skënder Hodja. At the age of 15 he enrolled at the national sports school Bernardina Qerraxhia, where the school's football team was Shkëndija Durrës. As he had done at KF Tirana, he competed with age group two years older than himself, meaning he joined the under-17 team at Shkëndija, where he scored 19 goals before progressing to the under-19 side.[2]

He became the best goalscorer in Albania at under-19 level, scoring 36 goals in 29 games to help his team finish 6th in the U-19 championship. The following season, he scored 7 goals in the first half of the campaign before transferring to the club he supported throughout his life, Teuta Durrës. During his time with Shkëndija he scored 62 goals in 65 games for both the U-17s and U-19s.[1] At Teuta he initially joined the under-19s and scored 13 goals in the second half of the season and narrowly missed out on the national U-19 championship to Shkëndija Tiranë.

Teuta DurrësEdit

He made his senior professional debut in an Albanian Cup match against Laçi on 20 February 2013, shortly after joining the club and scoring on his debut with the under-19s. On his debut he came on as a 55th-minute substitute for Alfred Deliallisi in the 1–0 win for his side.[3] He made his first Albanian Superliga appearance once again in a 1–0 home win over Laçi, on 3 May 2013, coming on in the 76th minute for Ansi Nika.[4]

He made 1 league appearance and 4 Albanian Cup appearances in the first half of the season before being loaned out to Albanian First Division side Elbasani in January 2014 for the remainder of the 2013–14 campaign.[5] He made 9 league appearances, 6 of those from the starting lineup, as Elbasani won the First Division and achieved promotion to the Albanian Superliga.[6]

Dinamo TiranaEdit

On 2 September 2014, Rezi completed a transfer to fellow First Division side Dinamo Tirana by penning a one-year contract.[7] He played his first match for the new club in the opening matchday against Luftëtari Gjirokastër, contributing with a goal in the injury time in an eventual 2–0 away win.[8] He made 22 appearances throughout the year, scoring two goals, as Dinamo finished 6th in Group B. He left the club once his contract run out.[9]

International careerEdit

Albania U20Edit

Rezi was called up at Albania national under-20 football team by coach Skënder Gega to participate in the 2013 Mediterranean Games football tournament which began on 19 June 2013 in Mersin, Turkey.[10][11] Rezi played in 4 out 5 Albania U20s matches in which 3 of them were full 90-minutes and 1 as a substitute. Albania U20 was ranked in the last place out of 8 teams.[12][13][14][15][16]

Albania U21Edit

Rezi debuted with Albania national under-21 football team on 6 May 2014 against Italy U21 under the coach Skënder Gega coming on as a substitute in the 51st minute in place of Maldin Ymeraj as the match ended in the 1–0 loss.[17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 23 May 2018[18]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup Europe[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Teuta Durrës 2012–13 Albanian Superliga 1 0 1 0 2 0
2013–14 1 0 5 0 6 0
Total 2 0 6 0 8 0
Elbasani 2013–14 Albanian First Division 9 0 9 0
Dinamo Tirana 2014–15 Albanian First Division 22 2 22 2
Erzeni Shijak 2015–16 Albanian First Division 25 22 2 0 27 22
Kamza 2016–17 Albanian First Division 26 7 3 1 29 8
2017–18 Albanian Superliga 35 5 3 3 38 8
Total 61 12 6 4 67 16
Career total 119 36 14 4 133 40
  1. ^ Including continental competitions, such as UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Including other competitions, such as Albanian Supercup

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Elbasani[18]
Kamza[18]
Individual
  • Albania Championship U-19 top scorer: 2011-12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ermir Rezi, i riu “i lindur në rrjetë” Durreslajm.com "Në familjen e Zyber Rezit, as që ishte menduar që lindja e Ermirit do të shënonte edhe lindjen e një talenti të ardhshëm të futbollit."
  2. ^ "Ermir Rezi, makinë golash për Shkëndijën Durrës" [Ermir Rezi, a goal machine for Shkëndija Durrës] (in Albanian). Arkiva Shqiptare e Lajmeve. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Teuta Durrës vs. Laçi 1 – 0". Soccerway. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Leonidha Musaj (4 May 2013). "Teuta triumfon me Laçin dhe pret biletën për Europë. Durrsakëve u mjafton goli i Osmanit" [Teuta prevails with Laçi and book the ticket to Europe. Osmani's goal is enough for Durrësi] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Vladimir Mema (1 February 2014). "Ja si ndryshon Elbasani për fazën e dytë" [Here's how Elbasani changes for the second phase] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Elbasani rikthehet zyrtarisht në Superligë" [Elbasani officially returns to Superliga] (in Albanian). Ora News. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Erjon Hamitaj (3 September 2014). "Firmos Rezi, Dinamo pret Ferrajn dhe Udoh" [Rezi signs, Dinamo expecting Ferraj and Udoh] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Luftëtari Gjirokastër vs. Dinamo Tirana 0 – 2". Soccerway. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Dinamo nis punën më 13 korrik" [Dinamo starts the work on 13 July] (in Albanian). Telesport.al. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Lojërat Mesdhetare: Shqipëria merr pjesë me 75 sportistë (Lista e plotë) Archived 2016-05-13 at the Wayback Machine aSport.al
  11. ^ "Lojërat Mesdhetare, Shqipëria debuton me futbollin" (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 19 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Info Mersin 2013 Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Info Mersin 2013 Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Info Mersin 2013 Wayback Machine
  15. ^ Info Mersin 2013 Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Info Mersin 2013 Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Italia B triumfon me penallti ndaj tanëve Archived 2014-05-12 at the Wayback Machine Sporti Shqiptar
  18. ^ a b c Ermir Rezi at Soccerway. Retrieved 12 December 2017.

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