Lorik Cana

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Lorik Cana is probably the best Albanian footballer in history. He can play in various positions on the field from defensive positions to defensive or central midfielder. He claims that his father’s experience in football made him take up the sport and he is a KF Prishtina fan.

Following the Yugoslavian dismemberment and the Kosovo war, Lorik Cana and his family emigrated to Lausanne, Switzerland where he played for a local team of the albanian community, Dardania Lausanne. In 2000, at just 17 years old he signed a contract with french team Paris Saint-Germain. He stayed at the club until 2005 when he transfered to another french team Olympique Marseille where he had the most flourishing period of his career becoming captain of the club. The next 2 years he played for Sunderland in the Barclays Premier League and for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig. From 2011 to 2015, Lorik Cana played for italian club Lazio Roma. Nowadays he plays in the French league at Nantes.

In international duty he managed to make 90 appearances scoring only 1 goal for Albania. He had the possibility to play for Albania, Switzerland or France as he held all 3 passports however he chose the country of his parents. Lorik Cana will be seen in the UEFA EURO 2016 Championship as Albania managed a historical performance, qualifying for the first time at a final tournament.

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