[People Profile] All We Know About Andi Zeqiri Biography, Career, Family, Networth

[People Profile] All We Know About Andi Zeqiri Biography, Career, Family, Networth

Andi Zeqiri, born 22 June 1999. He is the name of a Swiss professional footballer who is striker at Brighton & Hove Albion, as well as the Swiss nation’s team.

Club careers

The early career stage and Lausanne

Profiling Andi Zeqiri

A Quick Glance At Andi Zeqiri
Full NamesAndi Zeqiri
Place of birthLausanne, Switzerland
Date Of Birth22 June 1999
State of OriginLausanne, Switzerland
position Centre-forward
Current teamBrighton & Hove Albion
careerYouth career
2008–2011 Stade Lausanne-Ouchy
2011–2017 Lausanne
2016–2017 → Juventus (loan)
Senior career*
Years Team
2015–2020 Lausanne)
2020– Brighton & Hove Albion
2021–2022 → FC Augsburg (loan)
National team‡
2013–2014 Switzerland U15
2014–2015 Switzerland U16
2014–2016 Switzerland U17
2016–2017 Switzerland U18
2015–2017 Switzerland U19
2018 Switzerland U20
2018–2021 Switzerland U21
2021– Switzerland
Salary£25,000 per week
Net Worth$1.5 million

When he was nine years old, Zeqiri started playing football for his local club Stade Lausanne-Ouchy, where after three years, he was sent to Lausanne where he played for the young teams in 24 games and scored 15 goals. On May 22, in 2015 Zeqiri was made his debut for the professional team in a 1-1 defeat away at Le Mont, coming on as an substitute in the 71st minutes in the place substitute Andelko Savic.

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Loan at Juventus

On the 30th of August, Zeqiri signed with Campionato Primavera 2 side Juventus Youth for the season-long loan, with an option to purchase. 1 October 2016 Zeqiri made his debut in the 2-0 win at home against Sassuolo after being brought on as substitute at 68 minutes the place substitute Moise Kean.

Repayment of loan

On July 1, 2017 Zeqiri made his return to Swiss Super League side Lausanne. On August 12, 2017, he took part in the first match following his return to the 2017-18 Swiss Cup first round against NK Pajde Mohlin after coming in as a substitute in the 89 minutes in place of Gabriel Torres.

Brighton & Hove Albion

On the 1st of October, 2020 Zeqiri signed an eight-year agreement for four years with Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. The debut came for The Seagulls in a 1-1 home draw against Sheffield United on 20 December being substituted within the 72nd minute. His first appearance in the first team of The Seagulls on 10 January 2021 in third round FA Cup tie away at Newport County where Brighton eventually defeated on penalties. Zeqiri replacing him by a substitute in the 53rd minutes. Zeqiri was substitute in Brighton’s 1-1 away win over the the reigning champions Liverpool on February 3, securing their first league victory on the pitch at Anfield in the last two years since. Then, a few months later Zeqiri was an extra in another massive victory, Brighton’s 3-2 victory at home against Champions Manchester City on 18 May which saw the fans return to the field, and The Seagulls went from 2-0 down to defeat The Sky Blues for the first time since 1989.

Zeqiri made his debut Brighton goal in his debut game in the 2021-22 campaign, scoring Albions with a second goal during the two-goal EFL Cup second round away victory against Cardiff City in what was also his League Cup debut.

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FC Augsburg (loan)

On the 30th of August in 2021 it was revealed that Zeqiri was signing with Bundesliga club FC Augsburg on loan for the 2021-22 season. The debut came on September 11 in the form of an extra in the 0-0 draw against Union Berlin. Zeqiri made his debut for FC Barcelona on the 2nd of October and scored the equaliser in a defeat of 2-1 against Borussia Dortmund.

International career

Young career opportunities with Switzerland

From 2013. Zeqiri has been an official member of Switzerland at the youth international level. He’s a member of U15 and U16 U17 U18, U19 United 20 and U21 teams. the teams he played with participated in at least 61 games as well as scored 29 goals.

Proposed Kosovo switch

On June 17, 2020, Zeqiri’s dad confirmed that Zeqiri has obtained his Kosovan passport and was able to begin the process of filling out the required documents that will allow him to join Kosovo as soon as the end of 2021’s UEFA European Under-21 Championship with Switzerland U21s. On August 26, 2020, Agim Ademi, president of Football Federation of Kosovo, confirmed that Zeqiri was scheduled to be invited in Kosovo for the month of September in 2020 to play 2021 UEFA Nations League matches against Moldova and Greece however, because of issues with his documents, he was not able to play in the squad.

European U21 Championships

On the 15th of March in 2021 Zeqiri has been named in Switzerland U21 squad for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. He took part in the three group matches, which included playing throughout the 1-0 win against England U21’s when they finished 3rd in the Group D, not making it to the knockout stage as a result.

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The future is in the balance with Switzerland

Euro 2020 call-up

Zeqiri has committed his career to Switzerland following his selection in Switzerland’s preliminary squad of 29 players of Euro 2020 on 19 May 2021. This was also his first appearance for the Swiss senior team. The tournament was held in this summer in 2021 and was delayed from last year due to the Coronavirus. He was a non-senior substitute for his first matchday squad appearance an 1-0 friendly win in the home of United States on 30 May 2021, in a warm-up match prior to the Euros. He was among three players left out of the team to play in the Finals.

His debut as a national on the 1st of September in 2021 being substituted in the friendly victory of 2-1 against Greece in the home stadium.

Personal life

Zeqiri was born in Lausanne, Switzerland to Kosovan Albanian parents from the village of Talinoc i Muhaxhireve of Ferizaj.

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