Mërgim Mavraj

Born: 9th of June 1986 (age 30), Hanau, Germany

Height: 1,90 m

Weight: 84 kg

Club:  1. FC Köln

Position: defender

Foot: left




  • How do you feel about the Albanian National football team playing in the European Championships 2016?

 I felt happiness, I felt a different way of happiness I ever felt before. I knew, that it meant more!


  • It is the first participation for the Albanian Team in the European Championships. What do you think about this historic chance?

It is really a big chance and we have nothing to loose. No matter what happens, it will be a great experience for me, fort he team and fort he whole Albanian population!


  • When did you first get in touch with football? When did you start playing as a professional football player?

I started playing when I was about 10 years old. It was not planned at all. It was just for having fun. At that moment I wanted to become a police officer. But God meant me to become a player. I started my career at the age of 20.


  • Looking back, which advice would you give a young Albanian football player?

 If you want to be a player you have to taste und to feel the sensational emotions you can only have when you play!


  • What are your personal expectations and goals for the Euro 2016?

We want to surprise, we want to show to Europe that we worked and improved a lot.


  • Which team is your favourite in the European Championships 2016?

The best, and we will do our best!