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The Kosovo
Kosovo
national football team (Albanian: Përfaqësuesja e futbollit të Kosovës, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Косова, translit. Fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova) represents Kosovo[a] in international men's football. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo, the governing body for football in Kosovo. They have been a member of UEFA and FIFA
FIFA
since May 2016.[2]

Contents

1 History

1.1 Pre-independence 1.2 Official formation

2 Match record

2.1 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup 2.2 UEFA
UEFA
European Championship 2.3 Non- FIFA
FIFA
Tournament

3 Fixtures and results

3.1 2017 3.2 2018

4 Players

4.1 Current squad 4.2 Recent call-ups

5 Coaching staff 6 Stadiums 7 Records

7.1 Most capped players 7.2 Top goalscorers

8 Head-to-head records against other countries 9 Notes and references

9.1 Notes 9.2 References

10 External links

History Main article: Membership of Kosovo
Kosovo
in international sports federations Pre-independence See also: Yugoslavia national football team
Yugoslavia national football team
and Serbia
Serbia
national football team The squads of Yugoslavia, Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro and Serbia
Serbia
at international competitions often included players from Kosovo, such as Fadil Vokrri and Stevan Stojanović. Three football players (Milutin Šoškić, Fahrudin Jusufi, Vladimir Durković) were part of the Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and silver medal at the 1960 European Championship. The unofficial national team of Kosovo
Kosovo
was formed following the break-up of the former Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and has played a number of friendly matches. Most of these friendly matches were played against club teams, although a number were played against national teams of other countries. Official formation On 6 May 2008, after the declaration of independence from Serbia, Kosovo
Kosovo
applied for FIFA
FIFA
membership. Kosovo's application was discussed at the FIFA
FIFA
Congress in Zurich, in October 2008 when Kosovo
Kosovo
was rejected membership in FIFA
FIFA
and could not play friendly matches as it was deemed it did not comply with article 10 of the FIFA
FIFA
statutes, that only "an independent state recognised by the international community" may be admitted into FIFA.[3][4] FIFA
FIFA
reverted that decision on 22 May 2012, stating that Kosovo
Kosovo
may play other countries in international friendlies according to Article 79 of the FIFA Statutes.[5] In September 2012, Albanian international Lorik Cana, along with Swiss internationals Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka
Granit Xhaka
and Valon Behrami
Valon Behrami
(all of them with Kosovar Albanian origin) wrote a declaration to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, asking him to allow the Kosovo
Kosovo
national team to be allowed to play friendly matches. The declaration was also signed by eight other Albanian footballers, hailing from Kosovo: Lorik Cana, Armend Dallku, Mërgim Mavraj, Samir Ujkani, Alban Meha, Burim Kukeli, Etrit Berisha, and Ahmed Januzi.[6] In a meeting held in May 2012, FIFA
FIFA
decided to allow friendly matches to be played, a decision it later revoked following a protest issued by Football Association of Serbia. Some players, especially Kosovo
Kosovo
Serbs (such as Miloš Krasić and Milan Biševac), continued to play for the Serbia
Serbia
national football team. A new meeting was planned to be held at FIFA
FIFA
on 27 and 28 September in which the Kosovo
Kosovo
issue was again planned to be discussed, which was then postponed until December.[7][8] In February 2013, FIFA
FIFA
announced that they would allow Kosovo
Kosovo
to play against other nations in non-official competitions providing that they did not display national symbols.[9] On 13 January 2014, the national team was given permission by FIFA
FIFA
to play against FIFA
FIFA
member associations in international friendlies, with the notable exception of "representative teams of countries of the former Yugoslavia". Even club teams would be allowed to play friendlies after a FIFA
FIFA
Emergency Committee meeting. However, it was stipulated that "clubs and representative teams of the (Football Federation of Kosovo) may not display national symbols (flags, emblems, etc.) or play national anthems." The go-ahead was given after meetings between the Serbian Football Association and Blatter. Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi
Hashim Thaçi
welcomed the decision and expressed his hope that the country would be a full member of FIFA
FIFA
and UEFA
UEFA
in the near future.[10][11] Following FIFA's ruling, it was announced that Kosovo's first officially sanctioned international match[dubious – discuss] would be against Haiti on 5 March in Mitrovica. In March 2015. Michel Platini, UEFA's president, declared that Kosovo will be likely accepted in UEFA
UEFA
in 2016.[citation needed] In September 2015 at an Executive committee meeting in Malta, UEFA approved the request from the federation to the admission in UEFA
UEFA
to the next Ordinary Congress to be held in Budapest on 3 May 2016.[12] At the Ordinary Congress on 3 May 2016, Kosovo
Kosovo
were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo.[13] On 13 May 2016. Kosovo
Kosovo
was accepted in FIFA
FIFA
during their 66th congress in Mexico
Mexico
with 141 votes in favour and 23 against.[14] The association joined Gibraltar as the 210th and 211th members of FIFA, respectively. Match record Kosovo
Kosovo
has played a number of unofficial international friendlies. The first one was against Albania
Albania
on 14 February 1993, lost 1–3. The line-up of that match was: Ahmet Beselica (Afrim Tovërlani), Fadil Berisha, Isa Sadriu (Nushi), Bardhyl Seferi, Gani Llapashtica, Selaudin Jerlini (Osmani), Kushtrim Munishi, Sadullah Ajeti (Ramiz Krasniqi), Muharrem Sahiti
Muharrem Sahiti
(Abdullah Rafuna), Genc Hoxha (c) (Idrizi) and Ardian Kozniku.[15] One of the most important international matches was a 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia,[16] played in Ankara, Turkey, on 15 June 2007. It was the first time that Kosovo
Kosovo
played a team that has taken part in the FIFA
FIFA
World Cup and the winning goal was scored by Kristian Nushi from the penalty spot on the 84th minute. The biggest win for Kosovo
Kosovo
is the 7–1 defeat of Monaco,[17] who hosted the event on 24 April 2006. The team that played against Monaco was led by the former Kosovo
Kosovo
national team coach, Muharrem Sahiti, who after the match stated that: "I am very pleased with the team's performance even though we had predicted a stronger opponent. However, I want to emphasize that our players have been fantastic. The fact that we do not play many international matches may have inspired the players to give it their all this time".[18] In 2005 they participated in the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup
KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup
in Northern Cyprus, finishing second out of three. They lost 1–0 against the host and won 4–1 against Sàpmi.[citation needed] On 5 March 2014. Kosovo
Kosovo
played its first international friendly against Haiti. The match ended in a 0–0 draw.[19] Before the match, a selection of Kosovo
Kosovo
players posed with guns at a shooting range, causing a stir in Serbia.[20] On the eve of the match, Kosovo supporters burned the flag of Serbia.[21][22] This incident prompted the FSS to request that FIFA
FIFA
revoke Kosovo's right to play international friendlies.[23] On 14 October 2014 the Kosovo, has played another unofficial international test match against the Swiss team Wil
Wil
at IPG Arena, Wil, and won 1–0 which was scored by Kushtrim Lushtaku at the 77' minute.[24] On 24 March 2015 the Kosovo, has played another unofficial international test match against the German team courses equated with Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt
with score 0–0 and the date 27 March 2015, lost from Werder Bremen
Werder Bremen
with score 2–0. FIFA
FIFA
World Cup

FIFA
FIFA
World Cup record

Qualification record

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA

1930 to 1998 Part of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro —

2002 to 2014 Not a FIFA
FIFA
member Not a FIFA
FIFA
member

2018 Did not qualify 10 0 1 9 3 24

2022 To be determined  —  —  —  —  —  —

2026  —  —  —  —  —  —

2030  —  —  —  —  —  —

2034  —  —  —  —  —  —

Total 0/25 — 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 10 0 1 9 3 24

UEFA
UEFA
European Championship

UEFA
UEFA
European Championship record

Qualification record

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Pld W D L GF GA

1960 to 1996 Part of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and Serbia
Serbia
and Montenegro —

2000 to 2016 Not a UEFA
UEFA
member Not a UEFA
UEFA
member

2020 To be determined  —  —  —  —  —  —

2024  —  —  —  —  —  —

Total 0/17 — 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 0 0 0 0

Non- FIFA
FIFA
Tournament Kosovo
Kosovo
has so far only participated in one international tournament, the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus
Football Federation.[25]

Year Round Pos Pld W D* L GF GA

2005 Group stage Runners-up 2 1 0 1 4 2

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks. Fixtures and results

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2017 Kosovo  v  Turkey

11 June 2018 FIFA
FIFA
WCQ Kosovo  1–4  Turkey Shkodër, Albania[26]

20:45 (UTC+1) Rrahmani  22' Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA) Şen  6' Ünder  31' Yılmaz  61' Tufan  82' Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium Attendance: 6,000 Referee: Miroslav Zelinka
Miroslav Zelinka
(Czech Republic)

Croatia  v  Kosovo

2 September 2018 FIFA
FIFA
WCQ Croatia  1–0  Kosovo Zagreb, Croatia

20:45 (UTC+1) Vida  74' Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA)

Stadium: Stadion Maksimir Attendance: 6,839 Referee: Stefan Johannesson
Stefan Johannesson
(Sweden)

Note: The match was suspended after 22 minutes due to torrential rain, with the score 0–0 at the time.[27] On 3 September 2017, the match was resumed in 14:30 (UTC+1).[28]

Kosovo  v  Finland

5 September 2018 FIFA
FIFA
WCQ Kosovo  0–1  Finland Shkodër, Albania

20:45 (UTC+1)

Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA) Pukki  83' Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium Attendance: 2,446 Referee: Manuel Schüttengruber (Austria)

Kosovo  v  Ukraine

6 October 2018 FIFA
FIFA
WCQ Kosovo  0–2  Ukraine Shkodër, Albania

20:45 (UTC+1)

Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA) Paqarada  60' (o.g.) Yarmolenko  87' Stadium: Loro Boriçi Stadium Attendance: 1,261 Referee: Craig Pawson
Craig Pawson
(England)

Iceland  v  Kosovo

9 October 2018 FIFA
FIFA
WCQ Iceland  2–0  Kosovo Reykjavík, Iceland

20:45 (UTC+1) Sigurðsson  40' Guðmundsson  68' Report (FIFA) Report (UEFA)

Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur Attendance: 9,775 Referee: Harald Lechner
Harald Lechner
(Austria)

Kosovo  v  Latvia

13 November Friendly Kosovo  4–3  Latvia Mitrovica, Kosovo

19:30 (UTC+1) Rrahmani  13' Muriqi  45' Rashani  86' Halimi  90+4' Report Kļuškins  11' Ikaunieks  31' Siņeļņikovs  59' Stadium: Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari Attendance: 5,116 Referee: Enea Jorgji (Albania)

2018 Azerbaijan  v  Kosovo

2 February Friendly Azerbaijan  Cancelled  Kosovo Aksu, Turkey

16:00 (UTC+1)

Stadium: Mardan Sports Complex

Note: On 24 January 2018. The match Azerbaijan– Kosovo
Kosovo
was cancelled, because that Azerbaijan and Kosovo
Kosovo
will compete in the same group in the 2018–19 UEFA
UEFA
Nations League.[29]

Kosovo  v  Madagascar

24 March Friendly Kosovo  1–0  Madagascar Franconville, France

19:10 (UTC+1) Zhegrova  47' Report

Stadium: Stade Municipal Jean Rolland Attendance: 2,500 Referee: William Lavis (France)

Kosovo  v  Burkina Faso

27 March Friendly Kosovo  2–0  Burkina Faso Franconville, France

18:00 (UTC+1) Muriqi  74' Paqarada  89' Report (1st) Report (2nd)

Stadium: Stade Municipal Jean Rolland Attendance: 800 Referee: Faouzi Benchabane (France)

Azerbaijan  v  Kosovo

7 September 2018–19 UEFA Nations League Azerbaijan  v  Kosovo Baku, Azerbaijan

18:00 (UTC+1)

Stadium: Baku
Baku
Olympic Stadium

Kosovo  v  Faroe Islands

10 September 2018–19 UEFA
UEFA
Nations League Kosovo  v  Faroe Islands Kosovo

20:45 (UTC+1)

Kosovo  v  Malta

11 October 2018–19 UEFA Nations League Kosovo  v  Malta Kosovo

20:45 (UTC+1)

Faroe Islands  v  Kosovo

14 October 2018–19 UEFA Nations League Faroe Islands  v  Kosovo Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

18:00 (UTC+1)

Stadium: Tórsvøllur

Malta  v  Kosovo

17 November 2018–19 UEFA
UEFA
Nations League Malta  v  Kosovo Ta' Qali, Malta

18:00 (UTC+1)

Stadium: National Stadium

Kosovo  v  Azerbaijan

20 November 2018–19 UEFA
UEFA
Nations League Kosovo  v  Azerbaijan Kosovo

20:45 (UTC+1)

Players Current squad The following players have been called up for the friendly matches against  Madagascar and  Burkina Faso, on 24 and 27 March 2018.[30] All caps and goals as of 27 March 2018 after match against  Burkina Faso.[31][32]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club

1 1GK Samir Ujkani
Samir Ujkani
(Captain) (1988-07-05) 5 July 1988 (age 29) 18 0 Cremonese

12 1GK Bledar Hajdini (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Trepça'89

16 1GK Faton Maloku (1991-06-11) 11 June 1991 (age 26) 0 0 Feronikeli

13 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 24) 13 2 Dinamo Zagreb

19 2DF Leart Paqarada (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 23) 13 1 Sandhausen

24 2DF Alban Pnishi (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Grasshoppers

15 2DF Mërgim Vojvoda (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 23) 8 0 Mouscron

3 2DF Fidan Aliti (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Skënderbeu Korçë

2 2DF Lirim Kastrati (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Roma

20 2DF Ardin Dallku (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Vorskla Poltava

6 3MF Hekuran Kryeziu (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 25) 13 0 Luzern

7 3MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 21) 13 0 Werder Bremen

23 3MF Bernard Berisha (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 26) 12 0 Akhmat Grozny

9 3MF Bersant Celina (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 21) 10 1 Ipswich Town

10 3MF Arbër Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 23) 8 0 Heerenveen

5 3MF Herolind Shala (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Lyngby

17 3MF Benjamin Kololli (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 25) 5 0 Lausanne-Sport

22 3MF Edon Zhegrova (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 19) 2 1 Genk

4 3MF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Luzern

25 3MF Gjelbrim Taipi (1992-12-13) 13 December 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Grasshoppers

18 4FW Vedat Muriqi (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 23) 9 2 Çaykur Rizespor

21 4FW Atdhe Nuhiu (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 28) 9 1 Sheffield Wednesday

11 4FW Elba Rashani (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 24) 5 3 Odd

Recent call-ups The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

GK Visar Bekaj (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

GK Adis Nurković (1986-04-28) 28 April 1986 (age 31) 1 0 Flamurtari Vlorë v.  Finland, 5 September 2017

DF Armend Thaqi (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 25) 1 0 Gjilani v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Visar Berisha (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Ballkani v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Ahmet Haliti (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Feronikeli v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Ilir Blakqori (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Ardian Limani (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Drita v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Arbër Potoku (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 23) 0 0 Trepça'89 v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

DF Bajram Jashanica (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 27) 7 0 Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ/DOP

DF Avni Pepa (1988-11-14) 14 November 1988 (age 29) 5 0 Arendal v.  Turkey, 11 June 2017

MF Mentor Zhdrella (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Xhevdet Shabani (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Drita v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Genc Hamiti (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Drenica v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Alush Gavazaj (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Liria v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Lorik Boshnjaku (1995-07-07) 7 July 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Hamdi Namani (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC

MF Rron Broja (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Shkupi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

MF Florent Hasani (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Diósgyőri v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

MF Valon Berisha
Valon Berisha
(Vice-captain) (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 25) 10 1 Red Bull Salzburg v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017

MF Besar Halimi (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 23) 9 1 Brøndby v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ

MF Besar Musolli (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Kukësi v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017

MF Suad Sahiti (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017

MF Enis Alushi (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 32) 10 0 1. FC Nürnberg v.  Finland, 5 September 2017

MF Fanol Përdedaj (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 26) 11 0 1. FC Saarbrücken v.  Turkey, 11 June 2017

MF Anel Raskaj (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 28) 4 0 AFC Eskilstuna v.  Turkey, 11 June 2017

FW Mendurim Hoti (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Feronikeli v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

FW Meriton Korenica (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Liria v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

FW Mirlind Daku (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21

FW Leotrim Kryeziu (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Drita v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U19

FW Flamur Kastrati (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Sandefjord v.  Iceland, 9 October 2017

FW Donis Avdijaj (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Roda JC v.  Ukraine, 6 October 2017

FW Erton Fejzullahu (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 29) 2 0 Kalmar v.  Finland, 5 September 2017

FW Besart Berisha (1985-05-29) 29 May 1985 (age 32) 1 0 Melbourne Victory v.  Turkey, 11 June 2017SWD

Notes

CANC = The match Azerbaijan– Kosovo
Kosovo
was cancelled, because that Azerbaijan and Kosovo
Kosovo
will compete in the same group in the 2018–19 UEFA
UEFA
Nations League.[29] U21 & U19 = Was called up from U21 and U19 squad. INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury. DOP = Bajram Jashanica is suspended from competitive football until 2020, cause has proved positive in anti-doping testing.[33] SWD = Player self-withdrew from the squad due to problems with former coach.[34]

Coaching staff

Bernard Challandes, the current manager of the Kosovo
Kosovo
national football team

Position Name

Head coach Bernard Challandes

Assistant coach Muharrem Sahiti Genc Hoxha

Goalkeeping coach Ahmet Beselica

Doctor Murat Berisha

Technical director Michael Nees

Video analyst Alexander Carra

Stadiums

As of 13 November 2017

Kosovo
Kosovo
national football team home stadiums

Nr. of matches Image Stadium Capacity Location First match Last match Ref

6

Pristina
Pristina
City Stadium 16,000 Pristina, Kosovo v.  Albania, 7 September 2002 v.  Albania, 13 November 2015 —

5

Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,022 Shkodër,  Albania v.  Croatia, 6 October 2016 v.  Ukraine, 6 October 2017 [a][35]

3

Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari 18,500 Mitrovica, Kosovo v.  Haiti, 5 March 2014 v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017 [36]

Records Main article: List of Kosovo
Kosovo
international footballers Below are two lists of the top 11 players with the most caps and goals for Kosovo. Players in bold are still active at international level. Most capped players

As of 27 March 2018[37]

Samir Ujkani
Samir Ujkani
is the most capped player in the history of Kosovo
Kosovo
with 16 caps.

Rank Position Name Career Caps Goals

1 GK Samir Ujkani 2014– 18 0

2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 13 2

DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 13 1

MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2015– 13 0

MF Milot Rashica 2016– 13 0

3 MF Bernard Berisha 2015– 12 0

4 MF Fanol Përdedaj 2014– 11 0

5 MF Bersant Celina 2014– 10 1

MF Valon Berisha 2016– 10 1

MF Enis Alushi 2014– 10 0

6 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 9 2

Top goalscorers

As of 27 March 2018[38]

Albert Bunjaku
Albert Bunjaku
(left) and Elba Rashani
Elba Rashani
(right) are the top goalscorers in the history of Kosovo
Kosovo
with 3 goals.

Rank Position Name Career Goals Caps Average

1 FW Albert Bunjaku 2014–2016 3 6 0.5

FW Elba Rashani 2015– 3 5 0.6

2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 2 13 0.15

FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 2 9 0.22

FW Shpëtim Hasani 2005–2015 2 7 0.29

FW Uliks Emra 2005–2007 2 3 0.67

MF Mërgim Brahimi 2015 2 2 1

3 DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 1 13 0.08

MF Bersant Celina 2014– 1 10 0.1

MF Valon Berisha 2016– 1 10 0.1

MF Besar Halimi 2015– 1 9 0.11

Head-to-head records against other countries

As of 27 March 2018 Head-to-head records are included only matches from 2014, until now.

Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Ref

 Albania 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 H2H results

 Burkina Faso 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results

 Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 H2H results

 Equatorial Guinea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results

 Faroe Islands 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results

 Finland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 H2H results

 Haiti 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 H2H results

 Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 H2H results

 Latvia 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 H2H results

 Madagascar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results

 Oman 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results

 Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 H2H results

 Turkey 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 H2H results H2H results

 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 H2H results

14 Countries 20 6 3 11 19 38 −21 All H2H results

Notes and references Notes

a. ^ Kosovo
Kosovo
is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo
Kosovo
and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo
Kosovo
has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations
United Nations
member states.

^ After stadiums in Mitrovica and Pristina
Pristina
were under renovation and do not meet UEFA
UEFA
standards.[39] Kosovo
Kosovo
played the qualifying matches of the 2018 FIFA
FIFA
World Cup in Loro Boriçi Stadium
Loro Boriçi Stadium
(Albanian: Stadiumi Loro Boriçi), a multi-use stadium in Shkodër, Albania.[40][41]

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