Date of birth: 05/08/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Mitrovica (Kosovo)
Youth career: KF 2 Korriku, KF Llapi (since 2023)
Current club: KF Llapi
Squad number: —
Current national team: Kosovo U-17
Position: winger, second striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2026
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Mohamed Salah
– ball control
– off-the-ball movement
– quite combative, but he’s a player of a very small frame, who doesn’t feel very comfortable in contact situations/physical development
– the consistency of his decision-making and general efficiency in the final third
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– inside forward
– player with a low centre of gravity, fantastic pace, agility, and coordination
– superb technique on the ball, fast direction shifts, and short-dribbling skills
– likes to dribble
– likes to be given free role and roam from position
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– very good ball control, elegance, footwork, and dribbling skills in small spaces
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score or make quick combinations with his teammates
– very positive with the ball at his feet and confident of his skills
– able to make spectacular solo dribbling runs to beat the defensive line
– his fantastic close control, footwork, body balance, and ‘quick feet’ allow him to drift past defenders with ease
– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box
– counter-attacking threat thanks to his pace and movement
– very good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play
– gets fouled often
– competent indirect set-piece taker
– even though his defensive positioning and efficiency are still very much improvable, he shows good signs of activity in the defensive phase/pressing
Gashijani loses his markers with a good off-the-ball move on the counter, dribbles past the goalkeeper, and scores.
Gashijani gets past his man with ease, enters the penalty area, and creates a decent chance with a good cutback.
Gashijani cuts inside, gets past several opponents with extreme ease, but his shot lacks power and accuracy.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 6 October 2023):
Superleague of Kosovo 2023/2024 (ongoing): 3 game/1 goal (Llapi)
Elvir Gashijani is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Kosovo. In July 2023, he moved from KF 2 Korriku to KF Llapi. He made his professional debut on 13 August 2023 in the Kosovan top tier game against FC Drita. He’s also a regular youth international for Kosovo – after being one of the leaders of the U-17 setup, he’ll surely become the star of the older national teams.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.