Medin Zhega

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Medin Zhega
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-01-31)31 January 1946
Place of birth Shkodër, Albania
Date of death 12 June 2012(2012-06-12) (aged 66)
Place of death Tirana, Albania
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1962–1964 Vllaznia Shkodër
1964–1970 Dinamo Tirana
1970–1975 Vllaznia Shkodër
1975–1976 Dinamo Tirana
1976–1979 Vllaznia Shkodër
National team
1965–1971 Albania 11 (3)
Teams managed
1980–1982 Vllaznia Shkodër
1982–1984 Albania (assistant manager)
1988–1991 Albania (technical director)
1994–1996 SV Bad Tölz 1925
1996–1997 KF Albanet Tirana
1999–2001 Albania
2001–2002 Prishtina
2002 KF Shkëndija
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Medin Zhega (31 January 1946 – 12 June 2012) was an Albanian professional football manager and player, who played as a forward.

Club career

He was born in Shkodra, Albania 31 January 1946 and died 12 June 2012 in Tirana.[1] Firstly he played for Vllaznia the football team of Shkodra, then he went to Dinamo Tirana and he concluded his career at the team of Vllaznia. During his career he won several championships in Albania.[2] Zhega's first international match was a 1–0 win against Switzerland on 2 May 1965 at age 19 years and 3 months. Medin Zhega quit playing at the age of 32 on 9 September 1979.[citation needed]

Managerial career

Following his playing career, Zhega became a manager and led the Albania during the 1999-2001 period.[3] He won with Albania 2000 Rothmans International Tournament. Zhega became a coach, starting his career with his former club of Vllaznia. Later Albanet Tirana in Albania, Prishtina in Kosovo and Shkëndija in Macedonia. He also coached an amateur club in Germany named SV Bad Tölz 1925.

He got the honor award "Master of Work" given by the president of Albania.[citation needed]

Medin was from Shkodër, northern part of Albania. He has 2 boys. One of them has also played football.[citation needed]

Honours

Player

Vllaznia Shkodër
Dinamo Tirana

Manager

Vllaznia Shkodër
Albania

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Medin Zhega passes away". Top Channel. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ Hoxha, Florent & Pandovski, Fatjon (2004-05-20). "Albania - Championship Winning Teams". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 6 October 2009.
  3. ^ Manaschev, Erlan (2005-02-02). "International Matches 2000 - Europe". RSSSF.

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