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Renaldo Kalari

Full name  Renaldo Kalari
Years  Team
Current team  FK Partizani Tirana
2000–2003  Tirana
Height  1.84 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Football player
Place of birth  Tirane, Albania
Name  Renaldo Kalari

Date of birth  (1984-06-25) 25 June 1984 (age 31)

Renaldo Kalari (born 25 June 1984) is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Partizani Tirana in the Albanian Superliga.

Club career

Kalari is a product of the KF Tirana academy and joined the senior team in 2004 but found it very difficult to break through into the squad, this subsequently lead to Kalari being loan out to Shkumbini Peqin for the 2005–06 campaign. His return to Tirana did not last as he signed for Kastrioti Krujë in 2006, where he would stay for the next two seasons until the club was relegated to the Albanian First Division.

He returned to the capital in the summer of 2008 with Partizani Tirana but only played for the first half of the 2008–09 season, as the club was in turmoil. He left Partizani joined Kastrioti once again in January 2009, helping the club win promotion to the Albanian Superliga. He became one of the club's main players in the next few season, which was noted by the player's former club KF Tirana, who gave him the chance to return once again to his hometown. In February 2013, he was send on loan at Kastrioti Krujë until the end of 2012–13 season.

During the summer transfer window 2015, Kalari left Tirana and signed with their cross-town rivals Partizani Tirana, taking the vecant squad number 99 for the upcoming 2015–16 season. On 30 September 2016, during the league match against the rivals Skënderbeu Korçë, which finished in a goalless draw, Kalari received a controversial 61th minute red card after a tackle on Liridon Latifi. Later on 27 May, he scored his first Partizani goal in the final matchday of 2016–17 season against the same opponent, netting a free-kick in an eventual 2–2 draw, which was enough for the team to clinch the second position.

On 18 June 2017, Kalari agreed a contract extension, signing until June 2018.

International career

Kalari made his first and only appearance for Albania U16 on 8 October 2000 in the match against Georgia which finished in a 1–0 away defeat.

Career statistics

As of 31 October 2016


  • Albanian Cup: 2011–12
  • Albanian Supercup: 2011, 2012
  • References

    Renaldo Kalari Wikipedia

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