Nevil Dede

Nevil Thanas Dede (born 10 January 1975) is an Albanian professional football coach and former player.

Nevil Dede
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Nevil Dede as Tirana coach
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-01-10) 10 January 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Position(s) Centre-back
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2004 Tirana 255 (24)
2004-2006 Elbasani 68 (11)
2006–2007 Tirana 44 (6)
2008 Changsha 25 (0)
2008–2009 Elbasani 8 (0)
2009 Tirana 0 (0)
Total 400 (41)
National team
1995–2007 Albania 30 (0)
Teams managed
2009–2010 Skënderbeu (assistant manager)
2010–2011 Tirana
2011 Laçi
2012 Luftëtari
2013 Tirana
2014 Kastrioti
2015–2018 Albania women's U19
2018 Erzeni
2019−2020 Albania U19
2020−2021 Tirana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:40, 27 December 2010 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16:40, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

A centre-back, Dede spent most of his club career with his hometown club Tirana, winning a string of trophies, including 8 championships, being one of the most decorated players.

Dede has also been an Albanian international, representing Albania in 30 matches. He was also named Albanian Footballer of the Year in 2006.

After retiring early on in the 2009–10 season,[1] Dede was appointed assistant manager of Tirana. Since then, Dede did not settle any teams, managing in quick succession Laçi, Tirana once again, Luftëtari and Kastrioti and Albania U19 women where he was the inaugural head coach. In 2018, after one year four years without managing a club, he was named new manager of Erzeni.[2]

Club careerEdit

He has played for KF Tirana since 1994 until 2008, except for the years 2004–2006 when he played for Elbasani. Dede also had a short spell in China in 2008 with Changsha.

Dede was one of the most important individuals in the Elbasani squad that clinched Albanian Superliga title in the 2005–06 season.[3] He played 33 matches and scored 5 goals, and was rewarded with Albanian Footballer of the Year award for his performances.[4]

Dede announced his retirement from the sport in September 2009 due to injuries.[1]

International careerEdit

Dede made his debut for the Albanian national team in 1995, and has been capped 30 times.[5]

Managerial careerEdit

TiranaEdit

In October 2009, after retiring in the previous month,[1] Dede was appointet assistant manager of Alban Tafaj at Tirana.[6] His spell was short-lived however, as he left the club in February of the following year after falling out with Tafaj.[7]

Tirana returnEdit

On 10 October 2010, Dede was renamed manager of Tirana for the remainder of the season, replacing the departed Sulejman Starova.[8] He was presented to the media in the next day.[9]

ErzeniEdit

On 10 January 2018, Dede was named the manager of Kategoria e Parë side Erzeni; he was presented on the same day.[2] However, after less than two weeks, Dede announced to have left the team, citing the distant distance from Tirana as the main reason.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

Club Season League
Division Apps Goals
KF Tirana 1992–93 Kategoria Superiore 21 0
1993–94 20 0
1994–95 25 1
1995–96 30 5
1996–97 14 2
1997–98 25 1
1998–99 11 0
1999–00 24 5
2000–01 25 6
2001–02 22 2
2002–03 10 0
2003–04 28 2
KF Elbasani 2005–06 Kategoria Superiore 33 5
2004–05 35 6
KF Tirana 2006–07 Kategoria Superiore 30 5
2007–08 0 0

InternationalEdit

Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
1995 1 0
1996 3 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 1 0
2001 2 0
2002 5 0
2003 5 0
2004 1 0
2005 0 0
2006 1 0
2007 11 0
Total 30 0

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Tirana
Elbasani

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Enea Shtrepi (12 September 2009). "Do të largohem nëse nuk shërohem" [I will leave if I don't heal] (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Fiqiri Shehu (11 January 2018). "Prezantohet Nevil Dede: Ja pse zgjodha Erzenin" [Nevil Dede presented: Here's why I choose Erzeni] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Daja: Elbasani, 36 javë kampion!" [Daja: Elbasani, 36 weeks champion] (in Albanian). Përmeti Forum. 9 May 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Lojtari me I mire I vitit 2006" [Best Player of 2006]. shqiperia.com (in Albanian). Archived from the original on 9 February 2015.
  5. ^ Hoxha, Florent (16 July 2009). "Albania – Record International Players". RSSSF. Retrieved 20 July 2009.
  6. ^ Klevis Bejkolli. "Alban Tafaj, trajneri i ri i Tiranës" [Alban Tafaj, the new coach of Tirana]. Ora News (in Albanian). Arkiva Shqiptare e Lajmeve. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ Enea Shtrepi (9 February 2010). "Nevil Dede largohet nga Tirana!" [Nevil Dede flees from Tirana!] (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  8. ^ Enea Shtrepi (9 October 2010). "Tirana/ Shkarkohet Starova, Nevil Dede zgjidhet trajner i bardhebluve" [Tirana/ Starova sacked, Nevil Dede chosen the coach of white & blues] (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  9. ^ Enea Shtrepi (11 October 2010). "Tirana/ Prezantohet zyrtarisht Nevil Dede" [Tirana/ Nevil Dede officially presented] (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Befasi, Nevil Dede lë drejtimin e Erzenit" [Surprise, Nevil Dede leaves Erzeni's charge] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 23 January 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2018.

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