Artim Shakjiri

Artim ShakjiriOriginal name: Артим Шаќири
Passport version: Artim Shakjiri
Alternative version: Artim Sakiri or Artim Shaqiri
IPA: ˈartim ˈʃaciri

Position: left midfielder
Born on 23.09.1973 in Struga, Macedonia Macedonia
Club: retired
Former clubs: FK Dinamo Livadi Macedonia, FK Rok Macedonia, FK Karaorman Struga Macedonia, FK Vardar Skopje Macedonia, Halmstads BK Sweden, Berliner Tennis Club Borussia 1902 e.V. Germany, ND Gorica Slovenia, NK Korotan Prevalje Slovenia, Malatya Spor Kulübü Turkey, PFK CSKA Sofia Bulgaria, West Bromwich Albion FC England, Aalborg BK Denmark, FC International Turku Finland, FC Vaduz Liechtenstein, KF Shkendija Tetovo Macedonia, KS Besa Kavajë Albania, Qarabağ FK Azerbaijan

App/Gls: 72/15

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First appearance: 28.05.1996, Sofia, Bulgaria – Macedonia 3:0 (friendly)
First goal: 11.10.1997, Skopje, Macedonia – Lithuania 1:2 (WC 1998 qual.)

Other goals:

06.09.1998, Skopje, Macedonia – Malta 4:0 (EURO 2000 qual.)
06.09.1998, Skopje, Macedonia – Malta 4:0 (EURO 2000 qual.)
08.09.1999, Skopje, Macedonia – Yugoslavia 2:4 (EURO 2000 qual.)
07.06.2000, Tehran, South Korea – Macedonia 2:1 (friendly)
02.06.2001, Skopje, Macedonia – Moldova 2:2 (WC 2002 qual.)
06.06.2001, Bursa, Turkey – Macedonia 3:3 (WC 2002 qual.)
27.03.2002, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Macedonia 4:4 (friendly)
27.03.2002, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Macedonia 4:4 (friendly)
27.03.2002, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – Macedonia 4:4 (friendly)
21.08.2002, Skopje, Macedonia – Malta 5:0 (friendly)
21.08.2002, Skopje, Macedonia – Malta 5:0 (friendly)
16.10.2002, Southampton, England -Macedonia 2:2 (EURO 2004 qual.)
11.06.2003, Istanbul, Turkey – Macedonia 3:2 (EURO 2004 qual.)
18.08.2004, Skopje, Macedonia – Armenia 3:0 (WC 2006 qual.)

Awards:
Macedonian Cup: 1998/99 (Vardar)
Bulgarian League: 2002/03 (CSKA Sofia)
Azeri Cup: 2008/09 (Qarabağ)

Other facts:
– in a EURO ’04 qualifier against England away he scored a goal directly from a corner that retired legendary goalkeeper David Seaman.
– he is the most popular person of Albanian background among the Macedonians.

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