Xhulian Rrudho

Xhulian Rrudho (pronounced [ˈdʒuljan ˈruðɔ]; born 9 September 1987 in Lushnjë) is an Albanian former footballer who last played for KF Tirana.

Xhulian Rrudho
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth Divjakë, Albania
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
KF Tirana
Youth career
1999–2004 AC Careni Pieve di Soligo[citation needed]
2004–2005 Gemeaz San Polo[citation needed]
2005 Ancona
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 Ancona 11 (1)
2007 Chievo 1 (0)
2007–2008 Sansovino 13 (0)
2008Scafatese (loan) 1 (0)
2008–2009 Partizani 0 (0)
2009–2010 Tirana 1 (0)
National team
2007 Albania U-21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2008-01-31
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of N/A

Club careerEdit

After moving to Italy as a child, he started his professional career with Italian Serie C1/B team Ancona. On 31 January 2007 he agreed a permanent move to Serie A club Chievo.

On 3 March 2007 he played his first (and only) Serie A match for Chievo against AC Milan [1] In the 2007 summer market he was farmed to Tuscan Serie C2 team Sansovino in co-ownership deal, where he spent the first half of the 2007–08 season along with goalkeeper Antonino Saviano, defenders Leonardo Moracci (loan), Marcus N'Ze, midfielders Maycol Andriani and Luca Spinetti. On 31 January 2008 he left Sansovino and agreed to move to Scafatese, another Serie C2 team, in a loan deal.[2]

In July 2008 he returned to his native Albania, joining Partizani Tirana. In January 2009 he moved to KF Tirana, another top flight Albanian club, but he sued the club in October 2011 citing the club still owed him money.[3] As his football career had been derailed, he finished his professional career at only 23.

Legal issuesEdit

In February 2013 he was arrested in Ancona for drug trade[4] after a police investigation in Montacuto (Piedmont); his house was full of materials used for packing the drugs.[5]


  1. ^ "Tactical Formation". Football-Lineups.com. Retrieved 12 March 2007.
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: l'albanese Rrudho alla Scafatese" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 31 January 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  3. ^ Xhulian Rrudho padit Tiranën, do 3.5 mln lekë - Panorama (in Albanian)
  4. ^ Skandali, arrestohet ish-lojtari i U-21 të Shqipërisë, Rrudho, me 1.5 kg kokainë - Panorama (in Albanian)
  5. ^ Carbonetti, Fabrizio. "Ex calciatore della Monteluponese arrestato per spaccio di stupefacenti: Xhulian Rrudho". Il Cittadino di Recanati (in Italian). Retrieved 18 February 2018.