Zeneli scores a late winning goal for IF Elfsborg’s youth team against Brommapojkarna to seal victory in the Sweden U17 Championship final.
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Stade de Reims
A Kosovan international currently playing his club football in Ligue 1 with Reims, Arber has been described as ‘one of the greatest talents I have ever seen’ by Swedish compatriot Anders Svensson.
In 2015, Arber 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, Arber represented Sweden at youth international level, scoring seven goals in 35 games across various age groups.
Arber switched his allegiance to Kosovo in 2016 and has scored an impressive seven goals in 18 caps. In 2018, the 24-year-old was a key player for Kosovo as they went the entire calendar year unbeaten.
Honours: Svenska Cupen, UEFA European U21 Championship
- 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
- Touches 1386
- Recoveries 152
- Interceptions 5
- Key Passes 39
- Total Passes 752
The Story On And Off The Pitch
The Winning Goal
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.
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.
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.
first Allsvenkan appearance
He makes his first Allsvenkan appearance at the end of March, coming on as a substitute against Atvidabergs.
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.
After representing Sweden at youth international level, Zeneli opts for Kosovo at senior level.
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
Zeneli nets his first international goals in a friendly against Albania, netting twice in a 3-0 win.
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.
Five year deal at Reims
Zeneli joins Reims on a five-year deal in a fee believed to be around €4m.
He makes his Reims debut in a 2-1 win against Marseille after coming on as a 73rd-minute substitute.
Arber suffers a devastating anterior cruciate ligament injury in a European Championship qualifier away to Montenegro.