Open main menu

Milot Rashica (born 28 June 1996) is a Kosovar professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for German club Werder Bremen and the Kosovo national team.

Milot Rashica
Milot Rashica2 (cropped).jpg
Rashica with Werder Bremen in February 2019
Personal information
Full name Milot Rashica
Date of birth (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Vučitrn, FR Yugoslavia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Werder Bremen
Number 7
Youth career
2010–2013 Vushtrria
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 Vushtrria 21 (9)
2015–2018 Vitesse 83 (13)
2018– Werder Bremen 36 (10)
National team
2012 Albania U17 3 (1)
2014 Albania U19 3 (0)
2015–2016 Albania U21 6 (1)
2016 Albania 2 (0)
2016– Kosovo 24 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:22, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19:18, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Contents

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Rashica made his senior debut with Vushtrria, aged only 16. In August 2013, after a trial period at Gent, he refused an offer from the club[1] and made his senior debut with Vushtrria.

In September 2013, after suffering an injury, Rashica moved to Hannover for treatment and only returned to his parent club in the following year.[2]

VitesseEdit

 
Rashica with Vitesse in January 2016.

On 10 September 2014, Rashica moved to Vitesse on a trial basis,[3] appearing for the club's youth team. On 10 February 2015, he signed a three-year deal with the Arnhem side, being effective on 1 July,[4] for a reported 300,000 fee.[5]

On 30 July 2015, Rashica made his professional debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for Uroš Đurđević in a 0–3 away loss against Southampton for the third qualifying round of 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.[6] On 9 August, he made his Eredivisie debut, starting and assisting Denys Oliynyk in a 1–1 away draw against Willem II.

On 20 September 2015, Rashica scored his first professional goal, netting the last in a 3–0 home win against De Graafschap. On 18 December, he scored a brace in a 5–1 routing of Twente also at the GelreDome.

He played as Vitesse won the final of the KNVB Beker 2–0 against AZ Alkmaar on 30 April 2017 to lead the club, three-time runners up, to the title for the first time in its 125-year history.[7][8]

Werder BremenEdit

On 31 January 2018, Rashica joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, reportedly signing a 4.5-year contract until 2022.[9][10][11] On 3 February 2018, he made his debut in a 1–2 away win against Schalke 04 after being named in the starting line-up.[12]

International careerEdit

AlbaniaEdit

Under-17Edit

Rashica was called up to Albania's under-17 team by coach Džemal Mustedanagić for the 2013 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualifying round in October 2012, and made his debut for the side on the 18th, starting in a 0–1 loss against Italy.[13] Five days later, he scored the fifth in a 6–0 routing of Liechtenstein;[14] he appeared in three matches and scored once, as Albania was knocked out after finishing third in its group.

Under-19Edit

On 7 November 2014. Rashica was called up to the under-19s by coach Altin Lala ahead of 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round.[15] He appeared against Denmark,[16] Portugal[17] and Wales,[18] as Albania was again eliminated.

Under-21Edit

On 28 August 2015. Rashica was included in Redi Jupi's under-21 squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification matches against Israel and Portugal.[19] He made his debut on 3 September, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1–1 home draw against the former, and also suffering a penalty which was later converted by Endri Çekiçi.[20]

SeniorEdit

Rashica made his debut for the full squad on 29 March 2016, coming on as a second-half substitute for Ledian Memushaj in a 2–0 friendly win against Luxembourg.[21] He only appeared in one further match for the national setup, a 3–1 win against Qatar on 29 May.

KosovoEdit

On 15 August 2016, it was announced that Rashica had switched to Kosovo.[22] On 30 August 2016, he received a call-up from Kosovo for a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Finland[23] and made his debut after being named in the starting line-up.[24]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 18 May 2019[25][26]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Europe[a] Other[b] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Vushtrria 2013–14[27] Football Superleague of Kosovo 5 2 5 2
2014–15[28] 16 7 16 7
Total 21 9 21 9
Vitesse 2015–16 Eredivisie 31 8 1 0 2 0 34 8
2016–17 33 2 6 2 39 4
2017–18 19 3 1 0 6 0 1 0 27 3
Total 83 13 8 2 8 0 1 0 100 15
Werder Bremen 2017–18 Bundesliga 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1
2018–19 26 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 30 12
Total 35 10 5 3 0 0 0 0 40 13
Career total 139 32 13 5 8 0 1 0 161 37
  1. ^ Including continental competitions, such as UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Including other competitions, such as Johan Cruyff Shield

InternationalEdit

As of 11 June 2019[26][29]
Appearances and goals by national team, year and competition
National team Year Apps Goals
Albania 2016 2 0
Total 2 0
Kosovo 2016 4 0
2017 7 0
2018 9 2
2019 4 2
Total 24 4

International goalsEdit

As of 11 June 2019
Scores and results list Kosovo's goal tally first.[26]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 14 October 2018 Tórsvøllur, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands   Faroe Islands 1–0 1–1 2018–19 UEFA Nations League D
2. 17 November 2018 National Stadium, Ta' Qali, Malta   Malta 5–0 5–0
3. 7 June 2019 Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro   Montenegro 1–0 1–1 UEFA Euro 2020 qualification
4. 10 June 2019 Vasil Levski National Stadium, Sofia, Bulgaria   Bulgaria 1–0 3–2

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rashica refuzon ofertën e parë nga K.A.A Gent" [Rashica refuses K.A.A. Gent's first offer] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 23 August 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Rashica për shërim në Hannover" [Rashica recovering in Hannover] (in Albanian). Sporti1. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Vitesse test Albanese middenvelder" [Vitesse trials Albanian midfielder] (in Dutch). PZC. 10 September 2014. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Albanees Rashica tekent bij Vitesse" [Albanian Rashica signed by Vitesse] (in Dutch). Vitesse's official website. 10 February 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Vitesse të paguajë 300 mijë euro për Rashicën?" [Vitesse to pay 300,000 € for Rashica?] (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 8 September 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Southampton 3–0 Vitesse". BBC Sport. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  7. ^ Said, Nick (30 April 2017). "Vitesse claim first major trophy with Cup triumph". Reuters. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  8. ^ "AZ Alkmaar vs. Vitesse Arnhem". ESPN FC. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Rashica vertrekt naar Werder Bremen (video)" (in Dutch). SBV Vitesse. 31 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Fix: Rashica wechselt zum SV Werder" (in German). SV Werder Bremen. 31 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Werder-Wechsel perfekt: Rashica steigt sofort ein" (in German). Kicker. 31 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Rashica e fillon me fitore aventurën te Werderi, triumfojnë ndaj Schalkes" (in Albanian). Telegrafi. 3 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Italy 1–0 Albania". UEFA.com. 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. ^ "Liechtenstein 0–6 Albania". UEFA.com. 23 October 2012. Archived from the original on 19 March 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "Barazon Kombëtarja, Lala: Kualifikohemi në Europian" [National team, Lala: drawn for the European qualifiers] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 7 November 2014. Archived from the original on 20 November 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2015.
  16. ^ "Denmark 1–0 Albania". UEFA.com. 12 November 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  17. ^ "Albania 1–4 Portugal". UEFA.com. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  18. ^ "Wales 2–1 Albania". UEFA.com. 17 November 2014. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Grumbullohet kombetarja U-21" [National U-21 call-up] (in Albanian). Albanian Football Association. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Albania 1–1 Israel". UEFA.com. 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  21. ^ "Shqipëria fiton në Luksemburg, firmosin Sadiku dhe Cikalleshi" [Albania wins in Luxembourg, Sadiku and Cikalleshi scored]. panorama-sport.com (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  22. ^ "Rashica zgjedh të luajë për Kosovën" (in Albanian). Radio Television of Kosovo. 15 August 2016.
  23. ^ "Bunjaki publikoi listën e lojtarëve për ndeshjen me Finlandën" (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. 30 August 2016.
  24. ^ "Finland 1–1 Kosovo". BBC Sport. 5 September 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
  25. ^ Milot Rashica at Soccerway
  26. ^ a b c "Milot Rashica". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.
  27. ^ "Lista e Golashenuesve 2013/14" [2013/14 List of scoresheet] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  28. ^ "Lista e Golashenuesve 2014/15" [2014/15 List of scoresheet] (in Albanian). Football Federation of Kosovo. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  29. ^ "Milot Rashica". eu-football.info. Retrieved 20 November 2018.

External linksEdit