Etrit Berisha

Etrit Berisha ( born March 10, 1989 in Pristina ) is an Albanian football player. He plays the position of goalkeeper.


In the club

Berisha began his career as a child on the local side KF 2 Korriku, where he played as a teenager. He left the club in January 2008 and moved to Sweden for Kalmar FF. After his arrival in Sweden, he came in squid U-19 team because he was too young and inexperienced for the first team.

Kalmar FF

Berisha made ​​his debut for Kalmar on 28 April 2010 against Örebro SK and won 4:1. After 14 games in his debut season he was squid goalkeeper. He scored his first goal for Kalmar against Cliftonville FC in the Europa League qualifying round with a penalty and scored his first goal in the Fotbollsallsvenskan he scored against champions Helsingborgs IF from the penalty spot in 2012, however, the game was lost with 2:7. Berisha became the fixed penalty takers in Kalmar and entered in to any penalty. During his time at Kalmar explains Club Manager Svante Samuelsson that Berisha had developed during his time at Kalmar at a very good goalkeeper and is very determined. Berisha was praised by fans, especially in the 2013 season.

Lazio Rome

On September 2, 2013 Etrit Berisha signed for Italian club Lazio. He made his debut on November 7, 2013 in a UEFA Europa League group match against Apollon Limassol. Three weeks later, in the next Europa League game against KP Legia Warsaw he was back in the starting lineup in place of Federico Marchetti. The game won Lazio 2-0. On December 12, 2013, made ​​against Trabzonspor his third game in a row, holding some chances of the opponents. After Marchetti injured, Berisha made ​​on January 6, 2014 his league debut against Inter Milan and held the gate 90 minutes to zero, Lazio a 1-0 victory. A week later, on January 11, 2014 Berisha played again an outstanding game and got a clean sheet again. His first game in the Coppa Italia, he completed three days later against FC Parma, Lazio won the match 2-1. Even as the first goalkeeper Marchetti returned to his injury, Berisha was able to defend his place in the starting line-up. At the Derby della Capitale against Roma Berisha played for 90 minutes and kept all the balls. The game ended 0-0 and it was voted " Man of the Match".


His senior international debut Berisha graduated 27 May 2012 in a 1-0 friendly win against Iran. He is now the number one goal of Albania and has played more games twelve countries.


  • Fotbollsallsvenskan 2013: Goalkeeper of the Year