Valon Ethemi

Valon Ethemi (born 3 October 1997) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Albanian club Kukësi.[1]

Valon Ethemi
Personal information
Full name Valon Ethemi
Date of birth (1997-10-03) 3 October 1997 (age 23)
Place of birth Palatica, Macedonia
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Kukësi
Number 27
Youth career
2010–2015 Renova
2015–2016 Dinamo Tirana
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Mamurrasi 22 (4)
2017– Kukësi 70 (4)
National team
2018– Albania U21 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 June 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 May 2018

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Ethemi was born in Pallaticë, Zhelina to ethnic Albanian parents but later moved to Albania where he joined the Dinamo Tirana academy as a 17-year-old, where he remained for one year before joining professional side Adriatiku Mamurras in the Albanian First Division, the second tier of football in Albania. He featured in 22 league games for the club during the 2016–17 campaign, scoring 4 goals in the process which landed him a move to Albanian Superliga champions Kukësi.

KukësiEdit

He officially joined Kukësi on 28 August 2017, penning a three-year contract and receiving squad number 27.[2] Later on 6 September, he was on the bench for his side's 2017 Albanian Supercup loss to Tirana.[3] He played his first Albanian Superliga match three days later on the opening league game of the season, coming on as a 76th minute substitute for Ndriçim Shtubina in the 1–0 home win over newly promoted Kamza.[4] He scored his first league goal for the club on 16 October 2017 in a 4-2 home victory over KF Teuta Durrës. His goal, scored in the 31st minute, made the score 2-0 in favor of Kukësi. He was later subbed out, being replaced by Rauf Aliyev in the 78th minute.[5]

International careerEdit

On 28 May 2018. Ethemi made his debut with Albania U21 in a friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 after being named in the starting line-up.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

As of 28 September 2017[1]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adriatiku Mamurras 2016–17 Albanian First Division 22 4 0 0 22 4
Kukësi 2017–18 Albanian Superliga 33 2 7 1 0 0 40 3
Career total 55 6 7 1 0 0 0 0 62 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Valon Ethemi at Soccerway. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Kukësi "peshkon" një talent, firmos mesfushori Valon Etemi" [Kukësi “fishes” a talent midfielder Valon Ethemi signs] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Finalja e Superkupës, Tirana godet në fund" [Supercup final, Tirana strikes at the end] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Kukësi mposht Kamzën falë një penalltie, Bakaj debuton me gol (VIDEO)" [Kukësi defeats Kamza thanks to a penalty, Bakaj debuts with goal (VIDEO)] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Kukesi vs. Teuta Durres – 16 October 2017 – Soccerway". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 28 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Shqipëria U-21 humbet miqësoren me Bosnje-Hercegovinën" (in Albanian). Albanian Football Association. 28 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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