Shkëlzen Gashi

Shkëlzen Gashi
Personal information
Full nameShkëlzen Gashi
Date of birth (1988-07-15) 15 July 1988 (age 25)
Place of birthZürich, Switzerland
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing positionMidfielder
Club information
Current clubGrasshopper Club Zürich
Youth career
1997–1999FC Zürich
2000–2006FC Zürich
Senior career*
2005–2009FC Zürich1(0)
2007-2008Schaffhausen (loan)16(3)
2008–2009Bellinzona (loan)13(1)
2010–2012Neuchâtel Xamax12(1)
2011–2012FC Aarau41(22)
National team
2004–2005Switzerland U-176(1)
2005–2006Switzerland U-195(2)
2005–2007Switzerland U-2110(5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2008.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2013

Shkëlzen Gashi (born 15 July 1988 in Zürich, Switzerland) is a Albanian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Grasshopper Club Zürich in the Swiss Super League and the Albanian national team.


Gashi played once in Swiss Super League 2006–07. He also played for Zürich against FC Spartak Moscow on 6 December 2007, a UEFA Cup match.

He was on loan to FC Schaffhausen on 29 January 2008.

In July 2010 Gashi joined Neuchâtel Xamax on a two-year contract but he was loaned to FC Aarau in January 2011. When Neuchâtel lost its license in February 2012, he signed a contract with Aarau for the remainder of the season.[1]

When his contract at FC Aarau expired in June 2012, he signed a three-year deal with Grasshopper Club Zürich.[2]

International career

Gashi was part of the Switzerland U-17, U-19 and U-21 but in 2013 after having never received a senior international call up from Switzerland he declared his interest in representing Albania.[3][4][5][6] In August 2013 he joined the Albanian national team and made his debut on 14 August against Armenia, coming on as a substitute in the 56th minute for Edmond Kapllani in the 2-0 friendly win.[7] His first competitive international game was against the country of his birth Switzerland on 11 October where he came on as a 55th minute substitute for Odise Roshi in the 2-1 home loss.[8]

External links

  • (German) Profile at Welt Fussball
  • (Italian) AC Bellinzona profile


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