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Famous Athletes from Albania

Updated June 14, 2019 9.3k views470 items

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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  • 1
    Riza Lushta (born 22 January 1916 in Mitrovica, died 6 February 1997 in Torino, Italy) was a...  more
  • 2
    Mirela Maniani (Greek: Μιρέλα Μανιάνι, [miˈrela maˈɲani];, 21 December 1976) is a retired...  more
  • 3

    Lorik Cana

    S.S. Lazio
    Lorik Agim Cana (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈlɔɾik ˈtsana]; born 27 July 1983) is an Albanian...  more
  • 4
    Rahman Hallaçi (born 12 November 1983) is an Albanian professional football coach and former...  more
  • 5

    Sotiris Ninis

    Panathinaikos FC
    Sotiris Ninis (Greek: Σωτήρης Νίνης; born 3 April 1990) is a Greek footballer who plays for...  more
  • 6

    Armend Dallku

    FC Vorskla Poltava
    Armend Sabit Dallku (born 16 June 1983) is a retired Albanian professional footballer who...  more
  • 7

    Besart Berisha

    AC Horsens
    Besart Berisha (born 29 July 1985) is a Kosovar professional footballer who plays as a forward...  more
  • 8

    Ousmane Berthé

    Mali national football team
    Ousmane Berthé (born 5 February 1987) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • 9
    Jürgen Fatmir Gjasula (born 5 December 1985) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays...  more
  • 10

    Arjan Beqaj

    Anorthosis Famagusta FC
    Arjan Beqaj (born 25 August 1975 in Prizren) is a former Albanian professional footballer who...  more
  • 11

    Blerim Rrustemi

    Alki Larnaca FC
    Blerim Rrustemi (Serbo-Croatian: Blerim Rustemi) (born 4 February 1983, Vučitrn, SFR...  more
  • 12

    Ronald Gërçaliu

    SK Sturm Graz
    Ronald Gërçaliu (German: Ronald Gercaliu, pronounced [ˈroːnalt ˈɡɛrtsali̯u]; born 12 February...  more
  • 13
    Bekim Kastrati (born 25 March 1979) is an Albania former professional footballer who played...  more
  • 14
    Florian Berisha (born 18 January 1990) is a Swiss football player, who plays as an attacking...  more
  • 15

    Liridon Leçi

    Kalmar FF
    Liridon Ilaz Leci (born 11 February 1985) is a Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who...  more
  • 16

    Dritan Krasniqi

    KS Shkumbini Peqin
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    Gerhard Nik Progni (born 6 November 1986) is an Albanian professional footballer plays as a...  more
  • 18

    Vasil Shkurti

    Platanias F.C.
    Vasil Shkurti (born Vassilis Skourtis-Shkurtaj on 27 February 1992) is an Albanian...  more
  • 19

    Luan Pinari

    KF Partizani Tirana
    Luan Pinari (born 27 October 1977 in Tiranë) is a former Albanian footballer who played for...  more
  • 20
    Sadri Gjonbalaj (1966) is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the...  more
  • 21
    Gert Trasha is an Albanian weightlifter. At age sixteen, Trasha became one of the youngest...  more
  • 22

    Elis Bakaj

    KS Dinamo Tirana
    Elis Flamur Bakaj (born 25 June 1987) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as an...  more
  • 23

    Klodiana Shala

    Klodiana Shala (born 22 August 1979 in Tirana) is an Albanian track and field athlete who...  more
  • 24

    Hamdi Salihi

    SV Ried
    Hamdi Abdullah Salihi (born 19 January 1984) is a former Albanian professional footballer who...  more
  • 25

    Samir Ujkani

    U.S. Città di Palermo
    Samir Ujkani (born 5 July 1988) is a Kosovo Albanian professional footballer who plays as a...  more