Igli Tare

Igli Tare (born 25 July 1973 in Vlorë ) is an Albanian former football player and current team manager of Lazio.


Born in Albania Tare came 18 years to Germany alone. Walter Pradt, an employee of the Ludwigshafen social security office and coach of the Oberliga West Ludwigshafen Tare attended to, got him a place to sleep and food and took him into his team. However, since he was not happy there and did not feel accepted, he moved to the other bank of the Rhine to Mannheim VfR. But a year later he returned to Ludwigshafen. From there, he went in 1995 to the then Bundesliga side Karlsruher SC.

In Karlsruhe, he was, however, used mainly in the second team, and thus continued to play league or 1996/97 Regional. Surprisingly, however, he was appointed to the Albanian national team in early 1997 and was in the starting at the home game against Germany on 2 April 1997. Such was Tare for the first time in the spotlight, whereupon also his coach at Karlsruher SC Winfried Schäfer him now regularly in the Bundesliga started, even if it were substitutions. However, he did not really have a chance to impose himself and changed in the summer 1997 to Fortuna Dusseldorf in the 2nd Bundesliga. In Dusseldorf he made ​​the breakthrough and scored 13 goals in the first and 11 goals in the second year. Tare attributes this to the fact that he finally had confidence. In the second leg of their World Cup qualifier in Germany he had been duped misconduct Jürgen Kohler and scored a goal. The game on October 11, 1997 in Hanover, Germany lost almost Albania 4-3. Tares gate was the 2-2 in the 80th minute.

After Dusseldorf was relegated to the Regionalliga in 1999, Tare transferred to 1 FC Kaiserslautern in the Bundesliga. At first FCK he came in the following year and a half to 26 inserts. The time in Kaiserslautern, however, you can not call it a particularly successful. Tare scored for the club only four gates, of which he scored in the 1846 game against the SSV Ulm on matchday 33 of the 1999/2000 season three. The kicker named him Man of the Day. At the beginning of 2001 he moved to the Italian Serie A Brescia Calcio.

His path led further to the 2003 Bologna FC and 2005 for Italian giants Lazio. There Tare played until 2008 before he finished his career. His favorite number was the number 17, which he wore, among other things at Lazio.

Currently Tare works as team manager of Lazio.