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Vioresin Sinani


Vioresin Sinani

Vioresin Sinani
Personal information
Date of birth (1977-12-04) 4 December 1977 (age 36)
Place of birthShkodër, Albania
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionStriker
Senior career*
1996-1999KS Vllaznia63(24)
1999-2001NK Varteks27(5)
2001-2004KS Vllaznia102(80)
2005-2006KS Vllaznia56(28)
2006-2007KF Tirana29(23)
2007-2009KS Vllaznia71(36)
2009-2010KS Besa17(5)
2010-2012KS Vllaznia31(11)
National team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 May 2010.
† Appearances (Goals).

Vioresin Sinani (born 4 December 1977 in Shkodër) is a retired Albanian professional football. He played as a striker in the Albanian Superliga for Vllaznia Shkodër, KF Tirana and Besa Kavajë, as well as having stints in Croatia and Turkey with NK Varteks and Kayserispor respectively. He is considered by some as being one of Albania's best strikers, being the Albanian Superliga and Vllaznia Shkodër all time top scorer.


He is also considered by most to be the leading scorer of all time in the Albanian Superliga with 207 goals to his name since making his debut for Vllaznia in 1996. (The second all-time scorer is Refik Resmja with 184 goals, but his data are incomplete)

Vllaznia Shkodër (2010-2012)

In January he announced that he would be retiring from professional football at the end of the 2011-12 season, having turnt 34 the previous month and being named Rudi Vata's assistant coach in November.[1] He officially retired prior to the 2012-13 Albanian Superliga curtain-raiser between Vllaznia and the reigning champions Skënderbeu Korçë at the Loro Boriçi Stadium on 25 August 2012. A farewell ceremony was heldto celebrate his career, which was organised by Vllaznia and the Albanian Football Association. The president of the FA awarded Sinani with a 'plaque of appreciation' for his services to Albanian football and Vllaznia announced that the number 9 shirt would be temporarily retired for the 2012-13 season.[2]

International career

He was part of the Albania's national football team that won the Rothmans Trophy in Malta which was held in early 2000. He scored his only international goal in the finals of the competition against the home team Malta which proved to be the trophy winning goal. Overall that year Sinani earned 4 in total but none of those where competitive FIFA or UEFA games.[3]

National team statistics

Albania national team
Year Apps Goals
2000 2 1
2001 0 0
2002 1 0
Total 3 1

Coaching career

Newly appointed Vllaznia Shkodër coach Rudi Vata made Sinani his assistant manager on 1 November 2011, while he was still an active player at the club.[4]



KF Tirana


  • Albanian Superliga Top Scorer (3): 2003-04, 2006–07, 2007–08
  • Albanian Superliga All Time Top Scorer: 207 goals
  • Vllaznia Shkodër All Time Top Scorer: 178 goals

Goals in Albanian Championship

Vioresin Sinani is the top scorer of all times in Albanian Championship with 207 goals (although Refik Resmja who is 2nd with 184 goals which is incomplete figure due to missing data)

Season Team Games Goals
1996-97 Vllaznia 3 1
1997-98 Vllaznia 33 9
1998-99 Vllaznia 27 14
2000-01 Vllaznia 26 15
2001-02 Vllaznia 23 11
2002-03 Vllaznia 18 18
2003-04 Vllaznia 35 36
2004-05 Vllaznia 23 15
2005-06 Vllaznia 33 13
2006-07 SK Tirana 29 23
2007-08 Vllaznia 30 20
2008-09 Vllaznia 28 15
2009-10 Vllaznia 13 1
2009-10 KS Besa 17 5
2010-11 Vllaznia 28 11
2011-12 Vllaznia 3 0
TOTAL 369 207


External links

  • Vioresin Sinani at
  • Profile at AlbaniaSoccer

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