Artim Šakiri

Football player infobox| playername= Artim Šakiri
fullname = Artim Šakiri
nickname =


dateofbirth = birth date and age|1973|9|23
cityofbirth = Struga
countryofbirth = SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
height =
currentclub = FK Karabagh
position = Midfielder
youthyears =
youthclubs =
years = 1996–2000
1997–1998
1999–2000
2000–2001
2000–2001
2001–2002
2002–2003
2003–2005
2005–2006
2005–2006
2006–2007
2007–2008
2007–2008
2008–
clubs = FK Vardar
Halmstads BK (loan)
Tennis Borussia Berlin (loan)
HIT Gorica
NK Korotan
Malatyaspor
PFC CSKA Sofia
West Bromwich Albion
AaB Aalborg
FC Inter Turku
FC Vaduz
FK Shkendija 79
KS Besa Kavajë
FK Karabakh
caps(goals) =
043 00(8)
014 00(0)
019 00(3)
002 00(2)
023 00(3)
020 00(5)
028 00(1)
015 00(2)
005 00(3)
nationalyears = 1996
nationalteam = FYR Macedonia
nationalcaps(goals) = 073 0(15)
pcupdate = December 10, 2006
ntupdate = December 10, 2006

Artim Šakiri ( _mk. Артим Шакири) (born September 23, 1973 in Struga, SFR Yugoslavia) is a football midfielder from the present-day Republic of Macedonia, who currently plays for KS Besa Kavajë in Albania. Šakiri has been capped 67 times for FYR Macedonia national football team, a national record. He is a member of the Albanian minority. [cite news
date=2007-11-17
url=http://www.goal.com/en/Articolo.aspx?ContenutoId=482447
title=Euro Qualifying Preview FYR Macedonia - Croatia
publisher=Goal.com
accessdate=2008-01-18
]

In 1997 he moved from Vardar to Swedish side Halmstads BK, a team that won the Swedish premier league Allsvenskan the same year. Playing along side developing star Fredrik Ljungberg.

In 2002, he scored a goal directly from a corner kick against England. In 2003, he moved from Bulgarian club CSKA Sofia to West Bromwich Albion in England. He made his debut in a 4-1 defeat away at local rivals Walsall. In his first home league match for Albion, Šakiri scored a spectacular long-range goal, helping his team to a 4-1 win over Burnley F.C.. [cite news
date=2003-08-16
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/eng_div_1/3137517.stm
title=West Brom 4-1 Burnley
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2007-08-08
] It was, however, his only goal for the club. He made 30 appearances during 2003-04, but the next season he only played three games and left the club. He was set to move to Burnley F.C., but the move fell through as his work permit wasn't renewed. [cite news
date=2005-08-11
url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/b/burnley/4702977.stm
title= Burnley fail in bid to net Sakiri
publisher=BBC Sport
accessdate=2007-08-08
] Instead, Šakiri went to AaB in Denmark. He was released by AaB in 2006. In autumn 2006 Šakiri signed for Finnish club FC Inter. He made five Veikkausliiga appearances and scored three times, but his contract was not renewed. In 2007 he signed for FC Vaduz. At the beginning of the season 2008 he has signed for Azeri side FK Karabakh.

References

External links

* [http://macedonianfootball.com/20070103266/Players/Sakiri-Artim.html Profile at MacedonianFootball.com] en icon
* [http://www.national-football-teams.com/php/spieler.php?id=4294 Player profile - national-football-teams.com] en icon
* [http://www.aabsport.dk/96CF7553-3EFB-42E0-9F3E-B9DE67F765D4.W5Doc?id=ae4e5160-32e9-4579-9aea-b7b80f61bc21 AaB profile] en icon
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* [http://www.4thegame.com/club/west-bromwich-albion-fc/player-profile/3186/artimsakiri.html 4thegame - WBA statistics] en icon


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