This Is No.

  • Current Team

    Stade de Reims

  • Position

    Midfielder

  • Age

    24

  • Nationality

    Kosovan

  • Contract Until

    30.06.2023

Arbër Zeneli
Arbër Zeneli

A Kosovan international currently playing his club football in Ligue 1 with Reims, Zeneli has been described as ‘one of the greatest talents I have ever seen’ by Swedish compatriot Anders Svensson.

He’s certainly making a name for himself around Europe.

In 2015, Zeneli joined Heerenveen in the Eredivisie, for whom he would make 88 appearances and score 17 goals before joining Reims in 2019. During his last season in Holland, only Feyenoord’s Steven Berghuis made more assists.

A midfielder who can play in wide positions, Zeneli represented Sweden at youth international level, scoring seven goals in 35 games across various age groups.

He switched his allegiance to Kosovo in 2016 and has scored an impressive seven goals in 18 caps. In 2018, Zeneli was a key player for Kosovo as they went the entire calendar year unbeaten.

Honours: Svenska Cupen, UEFA European U21 Championship

Main Stats

  • Games 0
  • Starts 0
  • Minutes Played 0
  • Goals 0
  • Assists 0

Goals

  • Total Goals 7
  • Shots On Target 27
  • Assists 12
  • Set Piece Goals 0
  • 6 Goals Inside Box
  • 1 Goals Outside Box
  • Head 0
  • Right Foot 7
  • Left Foot 0

Work Rate

  • Touches 1386
  • Recoveries 152
  • Interceptions 5

Distribution

  • Key Passes 39
  • Total Passes 752
  • Successful
    Fifty Fifty

    42%

  • Successful
    Dribbles

    53%

The Story On And Off The Pitch

  • October 2011

    The Winning Goal

    Zeneli scores a late winning goal for IF Elfsborg’s youth team against Brommapojkarna to seal victory in the Sweden U17 Championship final.

  • October 2012

    Repeat Performance

    Same stage, similar outcome, as Zeneli scores in the final once more 12 months after netting at the same stage. Unfortunately, on this occasion, he can’t prevent his side from losing to Malmo.

  • November 2013

    IF Elfsborg’s academy

    Zeneli wins his second piece of silverware with IF Elfsborg’s academy, coming on as a substitute as his side beat Hacken to lift the Allsvenskan U21. A month later, he’s promoted to the senior team.

  • March 2014

    first-team debut

    Zeneli makes his first-team debut in the group stage of Svenska Cupen, against Ostersunds. He goes on to play three games in the competition, which Elfsborg later win after beating Helsingborg in the final.

  • March 2014

    first Allsvenkan appearance

    He makes his first Allsvenkan appearance at the end of March, coming on as a substitute against Atvidabergs.

  • January 2016

    5-2 home win

    After joining Heerenveen in November 2015, Zeneli makes his debut in a 5-2 home win against PEC Zwolle. Later that month, he scores his first goal in a 3-1 win against Willem II and wins the man of the match award.

  • August 2016

    Senior Level

    After representing Sweden at youth international level, Zeneli opts for Kosovo at senior level.

  • October 2016

    World Cup qualifier and First Call up

    He receives his first call up two months later for two 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Croatia and Ukraine, and makes his debut against Croatia.

  • first international goals

    May 2018

    Zeneli nets his first international goals in a friendly against Albania, netting twice in a 3-0 win.

  • November 2018

    first international hat-trick

    Zeneli hits his first international hat-trick, the first treble of his career! He scores three of Kosovo’s four goals against Azerbaijan in a 2018/19 UEFA Nations League qualifier.

  • January 2019

    Five year deal at Reims

    Zeneli joins Reims on a five-year deal in a fee believed to be around €4m.

  • February 2019

    73rd-minute substitute

    He makes his Reims debut in a 2-1 win against Marseille after coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute.