Shefki Kuqi

Date of birth10 November 1976
Place of birthVuqitern, Kosovo
NationalityFinnish
Weight87 kg
Height1.88 m
PositionForward

Signed up by Stockport County boss Andy Kilner at the end of January 2001, Shefki's arrival at Edgeley Park gave the whole club a boost both on and off the field.

A striker in the old-fashioned English centre forward mould, he was a revelation as his powerful play reaped an early dividend with six goals from 17 appearances.

Perhaps more important was his role in taking the weight off his striking partner Aaron Wilbraham, thus helping the youngster to top the club's scoring charts.

Shefki, who previously played for HJK Helsinki, also featured for Finland during the campaign winning two further caps after joining County.

After an initial loan stint, Shefki made the permanent move to Ipswich Town in November 2003 with a contract up to June 2005.

He joined Crystal Palace in August 2006 with a three-year contract but was made available for transfer in February 2008.

Shefki joined Swansea City in January 2010 with a contract to June 2011 that was cancelled in January 2011.

He joined Newcastle United in February 2011 with a contract to June 2011.

Shefki joined Oldham Athletic in August 2011 with a one-year contract.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
HJK Helsinki 01 Jul 1997 01 Jul 1999
FC Jokerit 01 Jul 1999 31 Jan 2001
Stockport County 31 Jan 2001 11 Jan 2002
Sheffield Wednesday 11 Jan 2002 28 Nov 2003
Ipswich Town 26 Sep 2003 27 Nov 2003 L
Ipswich Town 28 Nov 2003 30 Jun 2005
Blackburn Rovers 01 Jul 2005 31 Aug 2006
Crystal Palace 31 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2009
Fulham 31 Aug 2007 20 Jan 2008 L
Ipswich Town 14 Mar 2008 31 May 2008 L
TuS Koblenz 10 Jul 2009 25 Jan 2010
Swansea City 25 Jan 2010 27 Jan 2011
Derby County 13 Sep 2010 13 Dec 2010 L
Newcastle United 10 Feb 2011 30 Jun 2011
Oldham Athletic 31 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2012
Hibernian 17 Aug 2012

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2000-01 Stockport County FA Cup 1
2000-01 Stockport County League Division 1 17
6
1
2001-02 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 17
6
2001-02 Stockport County League Cup 2
1
2001-02 Stockport County League Division 1 15
3
5
3
2002-03 Sheffield Wednesday FA Cup 1
2002-03 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 2
2002-03 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 1 34
6
8
1
1
2003-04 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
1
1
2003-04 Ipswich Town League Division 1 29
7
11
5
2003-04 Ipswich Town League Division 1 Play-Offs 1
1
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday League Cup 1
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday League Division 2 7
5
1
2004-05 Ipswich Town FA Cup 1
2004-05 Ipswich Town League Championship 40
3
19
5
2004-05 Ipswich Town League Championship Play-Offs 2
1
2004-05 Ipswich Town League Cup
2
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers FA Cup 1
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers League Cup 4
2
1
2005-06 Blackburn Rovers Premier League 15
18
7
1
2006-07 Blackburn Rovers Premier League
1
2006-07 Crystal Palace FA Cup 1
1
1
2006-07 Crystal Palace League Championship 24
11
7
2
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Championship 2
6
1
2007-08 Crystal Palace League Cup 1
2007-08 Fulham Premier League 3
7
2007-08 Ipswich Town League Championship 2
2
2008-09 Crystal Palace FA Cup
2
2008-09 Crystal Palace League Championship 20
15
10
3
2009-10 Swansea City League Championship 14
6
5
3
2010-11 Derby County League Championship 8
4
2
2010-11 Newcastle United Premier League
6
2010-11 Swansea City League Championship
2
2010-11 Swansea City League Cup 2
2
2
2011-12 Oldham Athletic FA Cup 4
1
1
2011-12 Oldham Athletic Johnstones Paint Trophy 5
4
2011-12 Oldham Athletic League One 39
1
11
6


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
03 Feb 2001 Stockport County v Tranmere Rovers D 1-1 League Division 1
10 Feb 2001 West Bromwich Albion v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Feb 2001 Stockport County v Preston North End L 0-1 League Division 1
17 Feb 2001 Tottenham Hotspur v Stockport County L 4-0 FA Cup 5th round
20 Feb 2001 Norwich City v Stockport County L 4-0 League Division 1
24 Feb 2001 Watford v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
03 Mar 2001 Stockport County v Wimbledon D 2-2 League Division 1
06 Mar 2001 Stockport County v Burnley D 0-0 League Division 1
10 Mar 2001 Portsmouth v Stockport County L 2-1 League Division 1
17 Mar 2001 Stockport County v Birmingham City W 2-0 League Division 1
31 Mar 2001 Barnsley v Stockport County W 0-2 League Division 1
03 Apr 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Stockport County D 1-1 League Division 1
07 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Sheffield Wednesday W 2-1 League Division 1
14 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Blackburn Rovers D 0-0 League Division 1
16 Apr 2001 Nottingham Forest v Stockport County L 1-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra W 3-0 League Division 1
28 Apr 2001 Queens Park Rangers v Stockport County W 0-3 League Division 1
06 May 2001 Stockport County v Crystal Palace L 0-1 League Division 1
11 Aug 2001 Stockport County v Coventry City L 0-2 League Division 1
18 Aug 2001 Crystal Palace v Stockport County L 4-1 League Division 1
21 Aug 2001 Stockport County v Carlisle United W 3-0 League Cup 1st round
25 Aug 2001 Stockport County v Portsmouth L 0-1 League Division 1
27 Aug 2001 Birmingham City v Stockport County L 2-1 League Division 1
08 Sep 2001 Barnsley v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
12 Sep 2001 Nottingham Forest v Stockport County L 1-1 (7-8) League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
18 Sep 2001 Stockport County v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
29 Sep 2001 Nottingham Forest v Stockport County L 2-1 League Division 1
13 Oct 2001 Manchester City v Stockport County D 2-2 League Division 1
16 Oct 2001 Stockport County v West Bromwich Albion L 1-2 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Stockport County v Rotherham United L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Oct 2001 Crewe Alexandra v Stockport County D 0-0 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Stockport County v Millwall L 0-4 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Crewe Alexandra L 0-1 League Division 1
08 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Wimbledon L 1-2 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Burnley v Stockport County L 3-2 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Portsmouth v Stockport County L 2-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Stockport County v Barnsley L 1-3 League Division 1


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1999-00 Finland International Friendly
2
1999-00 Finland Kings Cup 2
2
1
1999-00 Finland Nordic Championships 1
2
1999-00 Finland UEFA European Championship
1
2000-01 Finland FIFA World Cup
4
2000-01 Finland International Friendly 1
3
1
2001-02 Finland FIFA World Cup
3
1
2001-02 Finland International Friendly 1
2
1
2002-03 Finland International Friendly 1
2
2002-03 Finland UEFA European Championship 1
4
2003-04 Finland International Friendly 1
1
2003-04 Finland UEFA European Championship
1
2004-05 Finland FIFA World Cup 4
2
2004-05 Finland International Friendly 2
2005-06 Finland FIFA World Cup 2
2006-07 Finland International Friendly
1
2006-07 Finland UEFA European Championship 2
4
2007-08 Finland International Friendly 1
2007-08 Finland UEFA European Championship
2
1
2008-09 Finland FIFA World Cup
2
1
2008-09 Finland International Friendly
1
2009-10 Finland FIFA World Cup 1
3
2010-11 Finland UEFA European Championship
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
18 Aug 1999 Belgium v Finland W 3-4 International Friendly
04 Sep 1999 Finland v Germany L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group 3
31 Jan 2000 Faroe Islands v Finland W 0-1 NORDIC CUP
02 Feb 2000 Finland v Iceland L 0-1 NORDIC CUP
04 Feb 2000 Finland v Denmark W 2-1 Nordic Championships
20 Feb 2000 Thailand v Finland D 0-0 KINGS CUP
23 Feb 2000 Estonia v Finland W 2-4 KINGS CUP
25 Feb 2000 Finland v Brazil W 3-0 KINGS CUP
27 Feb 2000 Thailand v Finland L 5-1 KINGS CUP Final
03 Jun 2000 Latvia v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
16 Aug 2000 Finland v Norway W 3-1 International Friendly
07 Oct 2000 Greece v Finland L 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
11 Oct 2000 Finland v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
15 Nov 2000 Republic of Ireland v Finland L 3-0 International Friendly
28 Feb 2001 Luxembourg v Finland W 0-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2001 England v Finland L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
09 May 2001 Estonia v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2001 Finland v Germany D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
01 Sep 2001 Albania v Finland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
05 Sep 2001 Finland v Greece W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
06 Oct 2001 Germany v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 9
20 Mar 2002 Finland v Korea Republic L 0-2 International Friendly
17 Apr 2002 FYR Macedonia v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
22 May 2002 Finland v Latvia W 2-1 International Friendly
21 Aug 2002 Finland v Republic of Ireland L 0-3 International Friendly
07 Sep 2002 Finland v Wales L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Oct 2002 Finland v Azerbaijan W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
16 Oct 2002 Serbia and Montenegro v Finland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
12 Feb 2003 Northern Ireland v Finland W 0-1 International Friendly
29 Mar 2003 Italy v Finland L 2-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
22 May 2003 Norway v Finland L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Jun 2003 Finland v Serbia and Montenegro W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group 9
20 Aug 2003 Denmark v Finland D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Sep 2003 Wales v Finland D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group 9
31 Mar 2004 Malta v Finland W 1-2 International Friendly
09 Oct 2004 Finland v Armenia W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
13 Oct 2004 Netherlands v Finland L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Nov 2004 Italy v Finland L 1-0 International Friendly
26 Mar 2005 Czech Republic v Finland L 4-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
02 Jun 2005 Finland v Denmark L 0-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Finland v Netherlands L 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
17 Aug 2005 FYR Macedonia v Finland W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
03 Sep 2005 Andorra v Finland D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 1
16 Aug 2006 Finland v Northern Ireland L 1-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2006 Finland v Portugal D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Oct 2006 Armenia v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2006 Kazakhstan v Finland W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
15 Nov 2006 Finland v Armenia W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
28 Mar 2007 Azerbaijan v Finland L 1-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
02 Jun 2007 Finland v Serbia L 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group A
13 Oct 2007 Belgium v Finland D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
17 Oct 2007 Finland v Spain D 0-0 International Friendly
17 Nov 2007 Finland v Azerbaijan W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
28 Mar 2009 Wales v Finland W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Norway v Finland L 3-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2009 Finland v Liechtenstein W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
05 Sep 2009 Azerbaijan v Finland W 1-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Sep 2009 Liechtenstein v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Oct 2009 Finland v Wales W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
14 Oct 2009 Germany v Finland D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Oct 2010 Finland v Hungary L 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group E
17 Nov 2010 Finland v San Marino W 8-0 UEFA European Championship Group E


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.