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Jürgen Fatmir Gjasula (born 5 December 1985) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for 1. FC Magdeburg.[1] He also holds German citizenship.

Jürgen Gjasula
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Gjasula with Litex Lovech in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Jürgen Fatmir Gjasula
Date of birth (1985-12-05) 5 December 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
1. FC Magdeburg
Number 10
Youth career
2000–2004 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 SC Freiburg II 22 (4)
2003 SC Freiburg 0 (0)
2004–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern 7 (0)
2004–2005 1. FC Kaiserslautern II 6 (2)
2005–2008 St. Gallen 88 (7)
2008–2009 Basel 19 (1)
2009–2011 FSV Frankfurt 60 (9)
2011–2013 MSV Duisburg 38 (3)
2013 MSV Duisburg II 2 (0)
2013–2014 Litex Lovech 24 (9)
2014–2015 VfR Aalen 26 (6)
2015–2018 SpVgg Greuther Fürth 67 (7)
2017 SpVgg Greuther Fürth II 1 (0)
2018–2019 Viktoria Berlin 9 (1)
2019 Energie Cottbus 16 (3)
2019– 1. FC Magdeburg 0 (0)
National team
2013 Albania 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:03, 15 May 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

FreiburgEdit

Born in Tirana, Albania, Gjasula started his career in the town where he grew up at SC Freiburg in Germany in 2002. At the age of 17 he was put into the first team but did not make any appearances.

KaiserslauternEdit

Gjasula signed for 1. FC Kaiserslautern in 2004 and made it a total of seven appearances in one season.

St Gallen (loan)Edit

In 2005, Gjasula was loaned in club FC St. Gallen on Swiss Super League. At first season with St Gallen, he became a box-to-box goalscoring threat and typical number 10 so he signed a contract in 2006.

BaselEdit

Gjasula signed for Swiss Champions FC Basel as a free agent on 2 June 2008. He scored his first goal for Basel on 10 July 2008 in a 6–1 win over Legia Warsaw in the Uhren Cup and made his competitive Basel debut on 18 July 2008, in a 2–1 win over BSC Young Boys at the Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf. He played his first European game in a Basel shirt on 30 July 2008 in a 1–1 Champions League Qualifying match draw against IFK Göteborg at Ullevi. On 18 June 2009, he was released by Basel after newly appointed manager Thorsten Fink decided not to offer him a new contract[2]

FSV FrankfurtEdit

Gjasula signed on 31 August 2009 for FSV Frankfurt where he made it a total of 60 appearances and scored nine goals in two seasons with club.

DuisburgEdit

In July 2011, he signed for MSV Duisburg.

Litex LovechEdit

On 5 July 2013, Gjasula signed with Bulgarian club Litex Lovech, rejoining his compatriot and fellow Albanian international player Armando Vajushi. He quickly established himself as a crucial player in the squad, providing several goals for the surprisingly magnificent start of the club.

Gjasula scored the third goal from the penalty spot in the 2–4 away victory on 20 October 2013 against a hard opponent such as Ludogorets Razgrad.[3] A week later, on 27 October, Gjasula scored the second goal in the 90th minute of the 0–2 victory over Neftochimic Burgas.[4]

Litex finished first stage of the 2013–14 season as runners-up, where they had last match of 9 March 2014 against winners of the league Ludogorets Razgrad and they were only 1 point difference and match between them finished as a 0–0 draw.[5] For the regular season Gjasula made 26 appearances including 3 in the Bulgarian Cup, 11 goals were 9 scored in the league, positioning in 8th place on League's rank of Top scorers and 2 goals scored in Bulgarian Cup, also 8 assists positioning in 4th place on League's rank of Top assists.

Gjasula finished the 2013–14 season scoring in total 11 goals (including 2 in the Bulgarian Cup) in 35 appearances and Litex ranked 3rd in the league table, gaining entry to play in the UEFA Europa League for the next season.[6]

With coming of the new coach Miodrag Ješić, Gjasula wasn't anymore in the club plans as they announced that will not renewing him the one-year contract that he had.[7] On 4 June 2014, Turkish side Bursaspor announced that they were looking for an Offensive midfielder and the 28-year-old Gjasula is an option.[8]

VfR AalenEdit

On 10 September 2014, Gjasula signed with 2. Bundesliga side VfR Aalen a contract until June 2015.[9]

Greuther FürthEdit

On 7 June 2015, it was announced, that Gjasula had signed a contract with Greuther Fürth.[10]

FC Viktoria BerlinEdit

On 30 September 2018, Gjasula signed with Viktoria Berlin and got shirt number 18.[11]

Energie CottbusEdit

On 31 January 2019, Gjasula joined Energie Cottbus on a short term deal.[12]

1. FC MagdeburgEdit

Gjasula left Energie Cottbus at the end of the 2018/19 season and instead joined 1. FC Magdeburg for the 2019/20 season on a 1-year contract.[13]

International careerEdit

Gjasula decided to play for Albania national football team in May 2013.[14] He received an Albanian passport on 24 May 2013 among other compatriots, Amir Abrashi, Vullnet Basha, Azdren Llullaku and Ilir Berisha and so he was able to play on international games.[15] He received his first call-up by coach Gianni De Biasi for 2 matches against Norway on 22 March 2013, valid for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification and the friendly against Lithuania on 26 March 2013.[16] He made it first debut on 14 August in a friendly-match against Armenia by coming as a substitute in place of Odise Roshi in the 56th minute.[17]

Personal lifeEdit

His younger brother Klaus (born 14 December 1989) plays as a Defender for Hallescher FC in the 3. Liga.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 17 July 2018[19][20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SC Freiburg II 2003–04 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 22 4 22 4
SC Freiburg 2003–04 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kaiserslautern 2004–05 Bundesliga 7 0 7 0
Kaiserslautern II 2004–05 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 6 2 6 2
St. Gallen 2005–06 Swiss Super League 30 1 2 0 32 1
2006–07 33 0 4 1 37 1
2007–08 25 6 2 0 2[a] 0 29 6
Total 88 7 8 1 2 0 98 8
Basel 2008–09 Swiss Super League 19 2 5 2 4[b] 0 28 4
FSV Frankfurt 2009–10 2. Bundesliga 28 5 28 5
2012–13 32 6 2 0 34 6
Total 60 11 2 0 62 11
MSV Duisburg 2011–12 2. Bundesliga 30 3 1 0 31 3
2012–13 8 0 8 0
Total 38 3 1 0 39 3
MSV Duisburg II 2012–13 Regionalliga 2 0 2 0
Litex Lovech 2013–14 A Group 24 9 5 2 6[c] 0 35 11
VfR Aalen 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 26 6 2 0 28 6
Greuther Fürth 2015–16 2. Bundesliga 29 5 1 0 30 5
2016–17 12 0 12 0
2017–18 26 2 2 0 28 2
Total 67 7 3 0 70 7
Greuther Fürth II 2016–17 Regionalliga 1 0 1 0
Career total 360 51 26 5 6 0 6 0 398 56

InternationalEdit

As of 10 September 2013[20][17]
National team Year Apps Goals
Albania 2013 2 0
Total 2 0

HonoursEdit

Basel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gjasula, Jürgen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  2. ^ "FCB nimmt das Training unter Fink wieder auf – Start in die neue Saison". FC Basel. 18 June 2008. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 7 May 2011.
  3. ^ "Shënon Gjasula, asist Vajushi" [Gjasula marks, Vajushi assists] (in Albanian). Sporti Shqiptar. 21 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Shënon sërish Gjasula, Basha rikthim i hidhur…" [Gjasula scores again, bitter return for Basha] (in Albanian). Sporti Shqiptar. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Lovech vs. Ludogorets - 9 March 2014". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Summary - A PFG - Bulgaria - Results, fixtures, tables and news". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Jurgen Gjasula nuk rinovon me Liteksin" [Jurgen Gjasula does not renew with Litex] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Bursaspor kërkon Jurgen Gjasulën, pritet firma" [Bursaspor asks Jurgen Gjasula, the firm is expected] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  9. ^ "VfR Aalen verpflichtet Jurgen Gjasula" [VfR Aalen commits Jurgen Gjasula] (in German). VfR Aalen 1921 e.V. 10 September 2014. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  10. ^ "2. Liga: Greuther Fürth holt Gjasula vom VfR Aalen" (in German). GOAL. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Neuer Mittelfeldmotor für Viktoria Berlin: Jurgen Gjasula" (in German). FC Viktoria Berlin. Retrieved 30 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Geballte Erfahrung für den FC Energie". Energie Cottbus. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  13. ^ Bruder Klaus riet ihm zum Wechsel, bild.de, 21 June 2019
  14. ^ "Gjasula vendos: Dua të luaj për Shqipërinë" (in Albanian). asport.al. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  15. ^ "Ekskluzive: Basha, Gjasula, Abrashi,Berisha e Llullaku me pasaportë shqiptare (dekreti)" (in Albanian). asport.al. 24 May 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Zyrtare: Tjetër debutues kundër Norvegjisë, Jurgen Gjasula merr ftesë nga De Biazi" (in Albanian). asport.al. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
  17. ^ a b "Jürgen Gjasula - national football team player". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  18. ^ Klaus Gjasula at Soccerway. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  19. ^ Jürgen Gjasula at Soccerway. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  20. ^ a b "Jürgen Gjasula". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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