Athletes Famous Athletes from Albania

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List of famous athletes from Albania, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Albania has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Albanian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Albania and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Albania then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples of athletes on this list: Elham Galica, Geri Malaj and many more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Albanian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Albania?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Albania in order to get more information about each one.

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Riza Lushta was a Kosovar Albanian football striker.

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Mirela Maniani or Manjani is a retired Greek javelin thrower. Prior to 1997 she represented Albania.

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S.S. Lazio Lorik Cana is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Lazio and captains the Albania national football team. He used to primarily play as a defensive

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KS Dajti Rahman Hallaçi is an Albanian footballer. He plays as a defender for FK Kukësi. He played 4 matches for KS Vllaznia Shkodër in the 2009–10 UEFA Europa League. He was part of the ...more

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Panathinaikos FC Sotiris Ninis born 3 April 1990 is a Greek footballer currently plays for Panathinaikos. Ninis is a member of the Greek national team. His FIFA profile claims he "possesses a dizzying range ...more

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FC Vorskla Poltava Armend Dallku is an Albanian footballer who plays as a central defender for Vorskla Poltava in the Ukrainian Premier League and formerly for the Albanian national team.

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AC Horsens Besart Berisha is a Albanian professional footballer who plays as a Forward for Australian club Melbourne Victory. He represented the Albanian national football team from 2006 to 2009.

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Ousmane Berthé Mali national football team Ousmane Berthé is a Malian footballer who currently plays for CS Constantine in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.

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FC Basel Jurgen Gjasula is a Albanian footballer who plays as a Midfielder for VfR Aalen and the Albania national football team. He also holds German citizenship.

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Anorthosis Famagusta FC Arjan Beqaj is a former Albanian professional footballer from Kosovo. In a career spanning 19 years he played for seven clubs in four countries, and he is now the goalkeeping coach at Anorthosis ...more

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Alki Larnaca FC Blerim Rrustemi is an Albanian footballer from Kosovo, who plays as a defender. Rrustemi likes to play as a defensive midfielder, but played in defense for Alki Larnaca and the Albanian National ...more

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SK Sturm Graz Ronald Gërçaliu is an Albanian-born Austrian footballer who plays for Tirana. Eligible to play for Albania, he chose to play for Austria after being called up by Hans Krankl in

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Bonner SC Bekim Kastrati is an Albanian football player who currently plays for TuS 64 Bösinghoven in the German Oberliga Niederrhein.

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FC Sion Florian Berisha is a Swiss football midfielder of Albanian origin. He plays for FC Le Mont in the Swiss Challenge League, on loan from FC Aarau.

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Liridon Leçi Kalmar FF Liridon Leçi is an Albanian footballer, and a revealed match fixer, who plays for FC Prishtina. On September 26, 2013 media reported that Leçi may receive a call-up from Albania. ...more

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KS Shkumbini Peqin

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Gerhard Progni is and Albanian footballer who currently plays for Skënderbeu Korçë in the Albanian Superliga.

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Vasil Shkurti Platanias F.C. Vasil Shkurti is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Roda JC Kerkrade in Netherlands, as a striker.

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KF Partizani Tirana Luan Pinari is a former Albanian footballer who played for Dinamo Tirana, KF Tirana and Partizani Tirana, becoming one of few players to have been at all three clubs in the Albanian capital. He ...more

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Sadri Gjonbalaj is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League, American Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and National ...more

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Gert Trasha is an Albanian weightlifter. At age sixteen, Trasha became one of the youngest weightlifters to mark their official debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, representing his ...more

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Elis Bakaj KS Dinamo Tirana Elis Flamur Bakaj is an Albanian footballer who plays as a Attacking midfielder or a Forward for Albanian club KF Tirana and for Albania national team. Bakaj began his career as a youth player ...more

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Klodiana Shala Klodiana Shala is an Albanian track and field athlete who competes in the 200 metres and 400 metres sprints. Her personal bests are 23.27 and 52.86 seconds, respectively. She was the bearer of ...more

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Hamdi Salihi SV Ried Hamdi Salihi is an Albanian professional footballer player who plays as a Forward for Israeli club Hapoel Haifa and the Albanian national team. Nicknamed 'The Bomber' by his former international ...more

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Samir Ujkani U.S. Città di Palermo Samir Ujkani is an Kosovar international football goalkeeper, playing for Palermo and the Kosovo national team. An ethnic Albanian, Ujkani previously represented Albania at the international ...more

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SK Tirana Andi Lila is an Albanian footballer who plays as a defender for Italian club Parma and the Albania national football team.

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Ansi Agolli SK Tirana Ansi Agolli is an Albanian footballer who currently plays for FK Qarabağ in the Azerbaijan Premier League and the Albanian national team. He plays primarily as left midfield or fullback, but he ...more

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Tefik Osmani KS Teuta Durrës Tefik Osmani is an Albanian football who currently plays for Teuta Durrës in the Albanian Superliga and the Albanian national team. He is a defender who operates primarily as a centre

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Panagiotis Kone Iraklis Panagiotis Giorgios Kone, is a Greek footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Udinese in Serie A.

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Odise Roshi KS Flamurtari Vlorë Odise Roshi is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club FSV Frankfurt and the Albania national team. His main position is midfielder but he can also play as ...more

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Hannover 96 Altin Lala is an Albanian former footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent his entire career in Germany and also played for the Albania national football team.

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Emiljano Vila PAS Giannina Emiljano Vila is an Albanian footballer who plays as Midfielder for Partizani Tirana in the Albanian Superliga and the Albania national football team.

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Edmond Kapllani FC Augsburg Edmond Kapllani is an Albanian footballer who currently plays as a striker for FSV Frankfurt. He is the younger brother of the retired football goalkeeper Xhevair Kapllani, a former player of ...more

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Jahmir Hyka FC Lucerne Jahmir Hyka is an Albanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Luzern in the Swiss Super League and the Albanian national team.

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Hair Zeqiri Çaykur Rizespor Hair Zeqiri is an Albanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Albanian Superliga team FK Kukësi.

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Franc Veliu Albania national football team Franc Veliu is an Albanian football player who currentl plays for KS Flamurtari Vlorë in the Albanian Superliga. His natural position is left back but he has also played as a left ...more

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Ervin Bulku Albania national football team Ervin Bulku is a Albanian professional footballer who plays as a Midfielder for Albanian club Tirana and the Albanian national team. He is a Utility player and is able to play in many positions ...more

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Gilman Lika Gençlerbirliği OFTAŞ Gilman Lika is an Albanian football player who currently plays for Vllaznia Shkodër in the Albanian Superliga and the Albania national team. Having started his career with Vllaznia ...more

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Orges Shehi KS Skënderbeu Korçë Orges Shehi is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Albanian club Skënderbeu Korçë and the Albania national team.

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Debatik Curri FC Vorskla Poltava Debatik Curri is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a Defender for the Albanian club Tirana and the Albania national football team. He used to play as a Defensive Midfielder, the ...more

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Kristi Vangjeli Aris FC Kristi Vangjeli is an Albanian footballer of who currently playing for Skenderbeu Korçë in the Albanian league and the Albanian national team. His preferred position is right back, ...more

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Gjergji Muzaka SK Tirana Gjergji Muzaka is an Albanian footballer who currently plays for KF Tirana in the Albanian Superliga. He has been a member of the Albanian national team between 2008 and 2012, and has earned 21 ...more

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Edgar Çani Calcio Padova Edgar Çani, is a Albanian professional footballer who plays as a centre forward for English club Leeds United on loan from Serie B side Catania. He also represents the Albania national

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Armando Sadiku Albania national football team Armando Sadiku is a Albanian professional footballer who plays as a Forward for Swiss club FC Zürich and the Albania national team.

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Entonio Pashaj SK Tirana Entonio Pashaj is an Albanian football player. The defender currently plays for KF Tirana in the Albanian Superliga. He also plays as a central defensive midfielder.

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Isli Hidi Alki Larnaca FC Isli Hidi is an Albanian professional goalkeeper who plays for Apollon Limassol in the Cyprus First Division and the Albanian national team.

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Foto Strakosha APOEL FC Fotaq "Foto" Strakosha is an Albanian retired goalkeeper. His son Thomas is also a footballer who plays even as a Goalkeeper, for S.S. Lazio in the Italian Serie A and the Albania ...more

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Erando Karabeci SK Tirana Erando Karabeci is an Albanian professional footballer who currently plays for Albanian Superliga club KF Tirana as well as the Albanian national team. He mainly operates in the centre of ...more

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Jetmir Sefa SK Tirana Jetmir Sefa is an Albanian football player who currently plays as a midfielder KF Tirana in the Albanian Superliga. He mainly operates as a central midfielder but he can also play in a more ...more

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Erjon Bogdani A.C. ChievoVerona Erjon Bogdani is an Albanian Retired footballer who played as a striker for Partizani Tirana in Albania, Gençlerbirliği in Turkey, NK Zagreb in Croatia and in Italy for Reggina, ...more