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Burim Kukeli

Burim Kukeli
Personal information
Full nameBurim Nue Kukeli
Date of birth (1984-01-16) 16 January 1984 (age 30)
Place of birthĐakovica, SFR Yugoslavia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubFC Zürich
Senior career*
2001–2003FC Solothurn20(0)
2003–2005Wangen bei Olten44(1)
2005–2006SC Zofingen25(1)
2007–2008FC Schötz14(2)
2008–2012FC Luzern103(3)
2012-FC Zürich12(0)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 October 2013

Burim Kukeli (born 16 January 1984)[1] is a professional Albanian footballer currently playing as a midfielder for FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League and for the Albania national football team.


Kukeli was born in Đakovica (Gjakove in Albanian), SAP Kosovo, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia, but moved to Switzerland along with his family at the age of four.[2]

FC Zurich

In April 2012 it was announced that Kukeli had agreed to join his former FCL coach Rolf Fringer at FC Zurich in the summer.[3]

Long time injury

He suffered a long-time injury (Fractured Leg) from February 2013 until November 2013 who keep it 10 months out of playing.[4]

International career

Kukeli received a call from Albania's coach, Gianni de Biasi in May 2012 for the friendlies against Qatar and Iran, but he declined, because he was too tired at that time and needed rest after the end of the season, however he said that he would respond positively in the future.[5] In August 24, 2012 it was reported that the Albanian government had started the procedures to give him an Albanian citizenship by the end of August 2012, so that he could play for Albania in the qualifiers of the FIFA World Cup 2014.[6] Kukeli debutted in a 3-1 victory against Cyprus on September 7, 2012 by playing 90 minutes.[7]


External links

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