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Shkodran Mustafi

German fitbawer

Shkodran Mustafi (born 17 Apryle 1992) is a German perfaisional fitbawer wha plays as a defender for the Inglis club Arsenal an the Germany naitional team.

Shkodran Mustafi
Shkodran Mustafi.jpg
Mustafi playin for Everton Reserves in 2011
Personal information
Full name Shkodran Mustafi[1]
Date o birth (1992-04-17) 17 Aprile 1992 (age 27)
Place o birth Bad Hersfeld, Germany
Hicht 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playin poseetion Defender
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Nummer 20
Youth career
1. FV Bebra
SV Rotenburg
2006–2009 Hamburger SV
2009–2012 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2012 Everton 0 (0)
2012–2014 Sampdoria 49 (1)
2014–2016 Valencia 61 (6)
2016– Arsenal 31 (2)
Naitional team
2007 Germany U16 5 (0)
2007–2009 Germany U17 24 (5)
2009–2010 Germany U18 6 (1)
2010–2011 Germany U19 9 (2)
2011–2013 Germany U20 10 (3)
2013– Germany U21 7 (0)
2014– Germany 19 (2)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerly an correct as o 7 October 2017
‡ Naitional team caps an goals correct as o 7 October 2017 (UTC)

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Club careerEedit

Early careerEedit

Mustafi wis born in Bad Hersfeld, Germany, tae an Albanie faimily, oreeginally frae Gostivar which is in Macedonie.[2] He stairtit his career in the youth seestem o 1. FV Bebra an efter o SV Rotenburg. Atween 2006 an 2009 Mustafi played for Hamburger SV afore joinin Everton.

EvertonEedit

In Mey 2009 Mustafi jyned Everton, initially assigned tae the Academy team.[3] He later statit that "Goodison Park feels like hame", efter turnin doun affers frae Manchester City an Newcastle.[4]

Mustafi made his competitive debut versus BATE Borisov on 16 Dizember 2009 in the UEFA Europa League bi comin on as a substitute for Tony Hibbert.[5] He wis an aa named on the bench for the Premier League matches against Arsenal an Manchester City in Januar, but remained unuised.

Mustafi anerly appeared on the bench nine times in the follaein twa campaigns, but niver played in ony further matches.

SampdoriaEedit

In Januar 2012 Mustafi muivit tae Italian Serie B side U.C. Sampdoria, in a free transfer.[6] The deal wis later describit as an "attempt tae raise cash for new signins" bi manager David Moyes.[7]

Mustafi made his Samp debut on 26 Mey 2012, stairtin an playin the full 90 minutes o a 1–3 loss at Varese.[8] It wis his maiden appearance in the competeetion, as Sampdoria returned tae Serie A at first attempt.

Mustafi made his debut in the Italian tap flicht on 11 November 2012, stairtin in a 0–2 loss at Palermo.[9] On 26 October o the follaein year he scored his first profeesional goal, nettin the gemme's anerly against Atalanta at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.[10]

ValenciaEedit

On 7 August 2014 Mustafi signed a five-year deal wi La Liga's Valencia CF, for a undisclosed fee,[11] rumoured tae be 8 million.[12]

InternaitionalEedit

Mustafi haes played for Germany's unner-17 team, winnin the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Fitbaa Championship wi thaim. Housomeivver, he expressed tae the media his desire tae play for Albanie, the kintra his faimily is frae.[13][14] On 22 Januar 2014, Albanian media reportit that Mustafi mey be cried up for Albanie's next friendly,[2] this wis confirmit bi coach Gianni de Biasi an aw.[15]

Housomeivver, on 28 Februar 2014, Joachim Löw cried up Mustafi tae the German naitional squad for a friendly match against Chile.[16] On 13 Mey, he made his internaitional debut in a friendly match against Poland.[17]

Mustafi wis selectit in Germany's 30-man proveesional squad afore the 2014 FIFA Warld Cup bi Löw. Efter initially no makkin Germany's Warld Cup squad,[18] he wis subsequently nominatit as the replacement for the injured Marco Reus.[19]

On 16 Juin 2014, Mustafi appeared as a substitute in Germany's openin Warld Cup gemme against Portugal, comin on in the 73rd minute tae win his seicont cap.[20] In the team's seicont match, he again came on as a substitute, replacin Jérôme Boateng at hauf time against Ghana.[21] He wis selectit tae stairt at richt back in Germany's roond o 16 match against Algerie, but wis substitutit in the 70t minute due tae a injury in his left thigh.[22] It wis later confirmit bi the DFB that Mustafi wad tak nae further pairt in the Warld Cup due tae the torn feebre muscle.[23]

StatisticsEedit

As o 8 May 2014.[24]
Club Saison League Cup Europe Tot
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Everton 2009–10 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tot 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Sampdoria 2011–12 1 0 0 0 1 0
2012–13 17 0 0 0 17 0
2013–14 31 1 2 0 33 1
Tot 49 1 2 0 51 1
Career tot 49 1 2 0 1 0 52 1

HonoursEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 16. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Panorama-sport (January 22, 2014). "Shkodran Mustafi, "blerja" e kombetares". Panorama sport. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  3. "Sein Gefühl sagte FC Everton" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  4. "Goodison Park Feels Like Home - New Everton Signing Mustafi Shkodran". Goal.com. 19 May 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  5. "Moyes names starting XI". Evertonfc.com. 16 December 2009. 
  6. McLeod, Scott (January 4, 2012). "Mustafi Moves On". Everton F.C. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. "Mustafi is first victim of Everton's January sale as defender join Sampdoria". Daily Mail. 3 January 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  8. "Varese 3 – Sampdoria 1" (in Italian). Il Secolo XIX. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  9. "Palermo 2 – 0 Sampdoria". Football Italia. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  10. "Sampdoria 1 – 0 Atalanta". Football Italia. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  11. "Comunicado Oficial" (in Spanish). Valencia's official website. 7 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  12. "Mustafi ya es oficialmente jugador del Valencia" (in Spanish). Marca. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.  Unkent parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)
  13. Sportekspres 6/12/12Mbrojtësi i Sampdorias do Kombëtaren, por për FSHF-në nuk ka shanse
  14. ASPORT 6/12/12 Shkodran Mustafi vishet Kuq e Zi?
  15. Asport (22 January 2014). "Shkodran Mustafi i thotë "PO" Shqipërisë?". Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  16. "Löw nominiert Lasogga, Mustafi, Ginter und Hahn" (in German). 28 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 
  17. "Shkodran MUSTAFI". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  18. "DFB - Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. - WM-Kader". Dfb.de. Retrieved 2014-06-19. 
  19. David Kent (7 June 2014). "Marco Reus the latest star to be ruled OUT of the World Cup after picking up ankle injury in Germany win over Armenia". Daily Mail. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  20. "Germany 4-0 Portugal". BBC. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  21. "Germany vs Ghana". BBC. 22 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  22. "Germany 2–1 Algeria". BBC. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  23. "Wie viel schöner wär' Ibiza". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 1 July 2014. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  24. Soccerway profile

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