Viktor Paço

Viktor Paço (born 7 December 1971 in Vlorë) is an Albanian retired international football player.

Viktor Paço
Personal information
Full name Viktor Paço
Date of birth (1971-12-07) 7 December 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Vlorë, Albania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position(s) Forward
Youth career
1989–1990 Flamurtari Vlorë
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1991 Flamurtari 12 (4)
1991–1992 Atlético Madrid B 0 (0)
1992–1994 Proodeftiki
1994–1995 Nea Salamis Famagusta 27 (11)
1995–1996 AEK Larnaca 25 (12)
1996 Flamurtari 13 (14)
1997 Maribor 24 (14)
1998 Hajduk Split 16 (5)
1998 Hapoel Jerusalem 13 (9)
1999 Maccabi Haifa 14 (4)
1999–2000 Beitar Jerusalem 37 (13)
2000–2001 Hapoel Haifa 32 (8)
2001–2002 Beitar Jerusalem 28 (8)
2002 Kocaelispor 3 (0)
2003 Rochester Rhinos 12 (2)
National team
1996–1997 Albania 4 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club careerEdit

A much-travelled striker, Paço has played for hometown club Flamurtari as well as in Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, Croatia, Israël,[1] Turkey and the United States. He was topscorer in the interrupted 1996–97 Albanian Superliga season with 14 goals[2] in 13 matches without playing in the play-off finals as he had already left the club for Slovenian side Maribor Branik during the 1997 Pyramid crisis.

International careerEdit

He made his debut for Albania in an October 1996 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Portugal in Tirana and earned a total of 4 caps, scoring no goals. His final international was an August 1997 World Cup qualification match away against Ukraine.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Currently he lives in the United States with his wife Enkela and their two children, where he is coaching youth soccer in the Rochester, New York area.[4]

HonoursEdit

1991[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Futbollistët shqiptarë të Izraelit - Telegraf (in Albanian)
  2. ^ Palmares Superiore - Panorama (in Albanian)
  3. ^ "Player Database". eu-football.info. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  4. ^ Actualised playing and coaching career at Super9.org Archived 7 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Albania - Championship Winning Teams - RSSSF

External sourcesEdit