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Famous Soccer Players from Kosovo

Updated June 14, 2019 28.5k views34 items

List of the best soccer players from Kosovo. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Kosovo, along with photos when available. This list of best Kosovo soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Kosovo soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List includes Jovan Tanasijević, Lek Kcira, more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kosovo footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Kosovo soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Kosovo in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Kosovo soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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  • 1

    Fatmire Bajramaj

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceIstok, Serbia

    NationalityGermany

    Fatmire "Lira" Alushi (née Bajramaj; born 1 April 1988), is a German retired footballer. She played as an attacking midfielder. She placed third in 2010 FIFA Ballon d'Or competition, an annual award...  more
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    BirthplaceKosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

    NationalityYugoslavia, Albania, Kingdom of Serbia

    Riza Lushta (born 22 January 1916 in Mitrovica, died 6 February 1997 in Torino, Italy) was a Kosovar Albanian football striker....  more
  • 3

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia

    Spira Grujić (Serbian Cyrillic: Спира Грујић, born 7 December 1971) is a retired Serbian football defender. Born in Pristina, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, Grujić passed through a number of youth teams...  more
  • 4

    Dritan Krasniqi

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceElbasan, Albania

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Albania

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    Emir Bajrami

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalitySweden, Serbia

    Emir Bajrami (born 7 March 1988) is a Swedish former professional footballer of Albanian origins who last played for IF Elfsborg as a winger. Bajrami played professionally in Sweden, the Netherlands,...  more
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    Lorik Cana

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGjakova, Serbia

    NationalitySwitzerland, France, Albania

    Lorik Agim Cana (Albanian pronunciation: [ˈlɔɾik ˈtsana]; born 27 July 1983) is an Albanian former professional footballer. He is currently the Grassroots ambassador for children's football in...  more
  • 7

    Njazi Kuqi

    Forward

    BirthplaceVučitrn, Serbia

    NationalitySerbia, Finland

    Njazi Kuqi (born 25 March 1983) is a Finnish football forward who plays for HIFK in the Veikkausliiga. Kuqi started his career with FC Lahti of the Veikkausliiga in 2002, spending three years with...  more
  • 8

    Agim Shabani

    Defender

    BirthplaceSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    NationalitySerbia

    Agim Shabani (born 14 February 1988) is a retired Norwegian football defender of Albanian descent. Shabani moved to Sweden when he was four years old. Then his family moved to Bergen, before they...  more
  • 9

    Ahmed Januzi

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVučitrn, Serbia

    NationalityAlbania

    Ahmed Januzi (born 8 July 1988) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Kosovar club Prishtina. He previously represented Albania national team, collecting 8 appearances....  more
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    Shkodran Metaj

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceStudenica monastery, Yugoslavia

    NationalityNetherlands,Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Shkodran Metaj (born 5 February 1988) is a Kosovar footballer who plays for HHC Hardenberg in the Dutch Tweede Divisie....  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceVučitrn, Serbia

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Finland

    Erfan Zeneli (born 28 December 1986) is a Finnish footballer of Kosovar Albanian descent who currently plays for HJK Helsinki as a striker or left winger. ...  more
  • 12

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalityMontenegro

    Jovan Tanasijević (Cyrillic: Joвaн Taнacиjeвић, born 20 January 1978) is a former footballer who represented Montenegro internationally. ...  more
  • 13

    Besart Berisha

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalityAlbania

    Besart Berisha (born 29 July 1985) is a Kosovar professional footballer who plays as a forward for Japanese club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. With 116 goals (48 for Brisbane and 68 for Melbourne), he is the...  more
  • 14

    BirthplacePodujevo, Serbia

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Fadil Avdullah Vokrri (23 July 1960 – 9 June 2018) was a football administrator and player. He was president of the Football Federation of Kosovo from 16 February 2008 until his death on 9 June 2018....  more
  • 15

    Valon Behrami

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKosovska Mitrovica, Serbia

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Valon Behrami (born 19 April 1985) is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Udinese. His previous clubs include Stabio, Chiasso, Lugano, Genoa, Verona, Lazio, West Ham United,...  more
  • 16

    Nenad Vanić

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplacePristina

    NationalitySocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

    Nenad Vanić (Serbian Cyrillic: Ненад Ванић; born 30 August 1970) is a Serbian football manager and former player....  more
  • 17
    Agim Cana (born 29 September 1956) is a former Kosovo Albanian football player, and former Yugoslav youth international. ...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceUlcinj, Montenegro

    NationalityYugoslavia

    Lesh Shkreli (born in Yugoslavia) is a former Yugoslavian-American soccer forward who played in Yugoslavia, Greece and the United States. He led the American Indoor Soccer Association in scoring in...  more
  • 19

    Faruk Statovci

    Faruk Statovci (born 29 November 1979) is a Kosovar footballer playing for KF Kosova Vushtrri....  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalityYugoslavia

    Shpëtim Hasani (born 10 August 1982) is a Kosovar footballer who plays for Nora BK Fotbol as a striker....  more
  • 21
    Luan Pinari (born 27 October 1977 in Tiranë) 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...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceGnjilane

    NationalitySwitzerland

    Albert Bunjaku (born 29 November 1983) is a Kosovar Albanian football player who plays for Viktoria Köln. He previously represented Switzerland (particularly at the 2010 FIFA World Cup), before...  more
  • 23

    Ymer Xhaferi

    Ymer Xhaferi (Serbo-Croat: Imer Džaferi) (born 6 November 1985 in Titova Mitrovica) is a Kosovar-Albanian football midfielder playing for Finnish Veikkausliiga side PK-35 Vantaa....  more
  • 24

    Alban Dragusha

    Midfielder

    BirthplacePristina

    Alban Dragusha (born 11 December 1981) is a Kosovar football former defender....  more
  • 25

    Mërgim Hereqi

    Mërgim Hereqi (born 12 November 1992) is a Norwegian footballer of Kosovan-Albanian descent, who has represented Norway at international youth level, and is playing for Drammen FK in the 2. Divisjon....  more