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Top five best footballers from Albania in world currently

Published at :June 26, 2024 at 1:22 AM
Modified at :June 26, 2024 at 1:22 AM
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Rahul Patra

Albania have some of the top players in Europe.

To date, it has been a humble journey for the Albania football team. The Red and Blacks climbed near the summit, ranking 22nd in the August 2015 FIFA rankings after starting at 124 in 1997. The nation is currently positioned in the 66th place.

They are yet to appear in the FIFA World Cups but have participated in two Euros & four Nation Leagues. Albania’s national football team has seen many ups and downs but continued to progress in the past 26 years.

Presently, with young and talented stars like Armando Broja of Chelsea & Kristjan Asllani of Inter Milan, the future seems bright for Albania. On that note, let’s have a look at the five best players from Albania currently:

Top five best players from Albania currently:

5. Rey Manaj

The 27-year-old center-forward’s career has been like a roller coaster ride. He has been a part of European giants like FC Barcelona & Inter Milan. He has also played for other big premier division clubs like Granada CF and Watford, before landing in Sivasspor in 2023.

The striker is having a good time in his career now, having scored 22 goals for his Turkish club this season. The Albania No. 7 has also scored seven goals in 35 games for the senior national team, after impressing many at the U19 & U21 levels.

4. Berat Djimsiti

The veteran Atalanta stopper is a pro in his position. He is known for his error-free defending & clean tackles. Even at the age of 31, he has been put to use effectively by his club regularly. His consistency is a big plus for the team.

Besides playing as a center-back, he can also be placed as an LB & RB whenever the team is in crisis. His international career spans 59 games to date & he successfully captains the national team now.

3. Ernest Muci

A prolific, young CAM, Muci has impressed everyone with his exceptional skills. He is slowly raising the bars of expectations set on him. The 1.80m footballer also hails the ability to play as an LW & striker.

Muci has had a sizeable number of goal contributions for his club Besiktas this season. His electric pace, dribbling, and passing abilities if preserved properly will let him shine as a very impactful player in the future. He should anchor Albania’s midfield in the coming years.

2. Kristjan Asllani

The 22-year-old 1.75m DM has already become an integral part of Albania’s midfield. He is one of the best players Albania has ever produced in the 21st century. He hails every quality that is required to become an efficient CDM.

His performance with Inter Milan has been very impressive since he arrived in 2023 on a big money deal. He has featured in 23 Serie A & 6 Champions League games this season. He has already featured in 22 international games since his debut in 2022. Kristjan can also prove his impact as a CM & CAM.

1. Armando Broja

Perhaps, the most high-profile player in Albania’s present squad. The lethal Chelsea striker has attracted many premier division clubs with his skills in the minimal chances he got to shine.

Broja has spent his entire club career in England, shining with his prolific talent across the English clubs. The No. 11 has been very impressive with his international game stats too. He has struck five goals for the senior team & four for the U21 side.

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