Muzafer Ejupi

Muzafer Ejupi (Macedonian: Музафер Ејупи; born 16 September 1988) is a retired Macedonian footballer. He last played in Croatia for Slaven Belupo.

Muzafer Ejupi
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-16) 16 September 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Skopje, SR Macedonia,
SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
Slaven Belupo
Number 9
Youth career
2000–2006 Vardar
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 Vardar 48 (8)
2010–2011 Metalurg 38 (7)
2012 Kartalspor 0 (0)
2012–2013 Shkëndija 32 (19)
2013–2014 Turnovo 28 (15)
2014 Songkhla United 13 (5)
2015–2016 Slaven Belupo 49 (21)
2016–2019 Osijek 62 (18)
2019 Slaven Belupo 13 (1)
National team
2008–2010 North Macedonia U21 5 (0)
2012–2017 North Macedonia 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 March 2017

Club careerEdit

Ejupi started his career at FK Vardar, where he remained until 2010 when he joined Metalurg Skopje.

At the beginning of 2012 he moved to Turkey, joining Kartalspor, but left in May of the same year, not earning a single cap for the team.[1]

That summer Ejupi joined FK Shkëndija, and proved to be in good scoring form, ending up as the number two scorer of the Macedonian First Football League, second only to Jovan Kostovski. He remained in form the following season, scoring 15 goals, trailing only behind Dejan Blaževski with 19 and Borče Manevski with 17.

In the summer of 2014 he moved abroad again, joining the Thai team Songkhla United F.C. for a half-year spell.

At the end of the year Ejupi joined Croatia's NK Slaven Belupo, where he became team's top scorer in the season 2015-16. After the successful season, he decided to move to NK Osijek. Ejupi enjoys another fruitful season, leading the scorers list after 24 rounds of the 2016-17 Croatian First Football League.[2]

On 11 June 2019, Ejupi returned to the Croatia's NK Slaven Belupo. He signed one-year contract with an option for one more year.[3]

In December 2019, a statement was released by Ejupi on the Slaven Belupo website which announced his retirement. The player stated that he was "tired physically and mentally".

International careerEdit

He made his senior debut for Macedonia in a December 2012 match against Poland and has earned a total of 2 caps, scoring no goals. His second and final international was a March 2017 friendly match against Belarus.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

On 25 September 2019, Ejupi was brought to a local police station following a brawl in Koprivnica.[5] It was subsequently reported by the Croatian media that he was the victim of an assault.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kartalspor'da Ejupi ile yollar ayrıldı at NTVSpor.net
  2. ^ http://ekipa.mk/nov-gol-ejupi-e-prv-strelets-vo-hrvatska/
  3. ^ https://nk-slaven-belupo.hr/muzafer-ejupi-novi-je-igrac-slaven-belupa-vratio-sam-se-doma-lijep-je-osjecaj-ponovno-biti-u-koprivnici/
  4. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  5. ^ Uhićen Muzafer Ejupi at Nogometplus.net
  6. ^ https://www.slobodnadalmacija.hr/sport/domaci-nogomet/clanak/id/625182/novi-detalji-koprivnickog-skandala-ejupi-pusten-na-slobodu-on-i-njegov-roak-napadnuti-su-metalnom-sipkom Novi detalji koprivničkog skandala: Ejupi pušten na slobodu, on i njegov rođak napadnuti su metalnom šipkom?] at Slobodna Dalmacija

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