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Shkëlqim Muça (born 19 May 1960) is an Albanian football coach and former player.

Shkëlqim Muça
Personal information
Full name Shkëlqim Muça
Date of birth (1960-05-19) 19 May 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Tirana, Albania
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1975–1978 17 Nëntori Tirana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1989 17 Nëntori Tirana 192 (87)
National team
1982–1989 Albania 16 (2)
Teams managed
1994–1995 Tirana
1996–1998 Teuta
1998–1999 Besa
1999–2000 Tirana
2001–2002 Tirana
2005 Tirana
2006–2007 Tirana
2009–2010 Dinamo Tirana
2010–2011 Skënderbeu
2011–2012 Flamurtari
2014 Kukësi
2015 Tirana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

He created the attacking trio Muça-Minga-Kola at Nëntori Tirana that was probably the best and most prolific attacking trio in the Albanian football at all times. All three players combined have scored around 400 goals for Tirana in little more than a decade.

Muça has won several championships and Albanian cups with Tirana as a footballer and as a coach.

InternationalEdit

He made his debut for Albania in an September 1982 European Championship qualification match away at Austria and earned a total of 16 caps, scoring 2 goals.[1] He played in the famous December 1984 home win over Belgium and his final international was an October 1987 European Championship qualification match against Romania.[2]

LegacyEdit

He will be remembered by football fans as one of the finest Albanian footballers of the 1980s, skillful with the ball, but also distinguished as an extraordinary assist man, and a strong shooter. Muça's skills have been shown many times on the pitch: he could play in the center or the right side of the midfield.

Managerial careerEdit

Muça has had one of the most successful coaching careers in the post '90 footballistic Albania, first as Tirana and Dinamo then as Flamurtari Vlorë coach.

He obtained the FIFA coaching license in May 2008.

Director careerEdit

In December 2015, Muça was employed as club chief by Partizani Tirana.[3]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albania - Record International Players - RSSSF
  2. ^ "Shkëlqim Muça - national football team player". EU-Football.info. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Shkëlqim Muça, shef klubi te Partizani" [Shkëlqim Muça, club chief at Partizani] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 23 December 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Albania - Championship Winning Teams". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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