Njazi Kuqi

Njazi Kuqi ( born March 25, 1983 in Vučitrn, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Finnish footballer, and the younger brother of Shefki Kuqi, who is also a professional footballer. Her cousin Daut Kuqi (* 1990) is also active as a football player.


The son of Albanian immigrants, which, in addition to the Finnish, the Albanian citizenship, started his career with several small Finnish clubs before he came to FC Jokrut, the farm team of the FC Jokerit in Helsinki.

The first major club of beidfüßigen striker was the FC Lahti. In 2004 he moved for half a million euros to Birmingham City. From there he was to the end of the season twice in niederklassigere English clubs 2005/ 06 - to the FC Blackpool and Peterborough United - on loan and then moved to the Netherlands for FC Groningen. There, the Finnish national team but was dismissed after internal disputes in August 2006 and hired during the winter break 2006/07 FC Carl Zeiss Jena. From January 2008 to 2010 Kuqi was at the TuS Koblenz under contract, after he attended a few weeks in the training of TuS and recommended with coach Uwe Rapolder for other tasks. He received in Koblenz a contract until 2011, which was, however, dissolved by the descent of the TuS in the season 2009/10.

Kuqi was in Koblenz a new contract for the 3rd league, after which he moved to Scotland to Dundee FC to England for Stevenage FC and from that. In 2011 he returned to his home, where he wrote at Turku PS. After half a year he moved to Greece where he got to 24 games for Panionios Athens in the season 2011 /2012. In his 24 appearances for Athens, he scored ten goals and signed in June 2012 for local rivals Atromitos Athens.