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Valmir Berisha (born 6 June 1996) is a Kosovo-Albanian/Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for FK Velež Mostar in the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Valmir Berisha
Personal information
Full name Valmir Berisha
Date of birth (1996-06-06) 6 June 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Deçan, Republic of Kosovo
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Velež Mostar
Number 20
Youth career
0000–2013 Halmstads
2013–2014 Roma
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014–2015 Roma 0 (0)
2015Panathinaikos (loan) 1 (0)
2015–2016 Cambuur 6 (0)
2017–2019 Aalesund 23 (0)
2018–2019Fjölnir (loan) 18 (2)
2019– Velež Mostar 11 (1)
National team
2012–2013 Sweden U17 17 (13)
2013–2015 Sweden U19 12 (6)
2016 Sweden U23 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 June 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 11 August 2016

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Club careerEdit

Having played for Halmstads BK as a youth, Berisha signed a 2.5-year contract with Roma in January 2014.[1]

He joined Panathinaikos on loan during the 2014–15 season. He made his Superleague debut on 3 May 2015 against PAE Kerkyra replacing Nikos Karelis after 80 minutes in a 1–1 draw.[2]

In July 2015, he again left Roma temporarily, moving to Dutch club SC Cambuur on loan for the 2015–16 with the option of a further season.[3]

After Cambuur, he moved to Aalesunds FK in 2017, but was loaned out to Fjölnir in 2018, where he stayed until his loan ended in January 2019.

On 19 February 2019, Berisha signed for First League FBiH club FK Velež Mostar on a 1 year contract with the possibility of an extension for one more year.[4] He made his debut for Velež on 16 March 2019, in a 2–0 home league win against NK Jedinstvo Bihać.[5]

He scored his first goal for Velež on 27 April 2019, in a 4–0 home league win against FK Rudar Kakanj.[6] On 25 May 2019, Berisha won the First League of FBiH with Velež after the club beat NK Bosna Visoko 0–2 away and got promoted to the Premier League of Bosnia and Herzegovina.[7]

International careerEdit

Berisha was a member of the Swedish under-17 national team that finished third at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup and finished as the top scorer in the competition with seven goals.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played on 1 June 2019[8]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Panathinaikos (loan) 2014–15 Superleague Greece 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Cambuur 2015–16 Eredivisie 6 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Aalesund 2017 Eliteserien 23 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
Fjölnir 2018 Úrvalsdeild 18 2 2 2 0 0 20 4
Velež Mostar 2018–19 First League of FBiH 11 1 11 1
Career total 59 3 5 2 0 0 64 5

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

ClubEdit

Velež Mostar

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthew Scott (2 February 2014). "Valmir Berisha rejected Borussia Dortmund and Juventus to join Roma". Goal.com. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Kerkyra vs. Panathinaikos". Soccerway. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Transfert: La Roma prête encore Valmir Berisha". L'Équipe (in French). 4 July 2015. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  4. ^ A. Pašić (19 February 2019). "Berisha i zvanično u FK Velež!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Velež Mostar vs Jedinstvo Bihać". us.soccerway.com. 16 March 2019. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  6. ^ S. Mlaćo (27 April 2019). "Rođeni briljirali: Velež razbio Rudar!" (in Bosnian). sportsport.ba. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ K.H. (25 May 2019). "Velež se nakon tri godine vratio u Premijer ligu BiH" (in Bosnian). Klix.ba. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  8. ^ Valmir Berisha at Soccerway. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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