|Written by Warren|
|Wednesday, 04 June 2008|
Place Of Birth: Pristina, Yugoslavia
Clubs: Tennis Borussia Berlin, Hamburger SV, AaB (loan), Horsens (loan), Burnley, Rosenborg (loan), Horsens (loan), Arminia Bielefeld, Brisbane Roar
Signed By Steve Cotterill
Burnley Fee: £340.000 from Hamburg SV
Clarets Debut: No Competative Games played
Last Game For Burnley: As above
Claret Stats: 0 Appearances, No Goals
Claret Hounours: None
International Honours: Albainian International 17 Caps, No Goals
Claret Stat: Besart was born in Pristine, Kosovo, in the heart of Yugoslavia, In an attempt to pursue a career in football the winger went to Berlin and to Tennis Borussia, it wasnt long before he was snapped up by Hamburg SV, where he started the 2004/05 season.
Besart went out on loan twice during his time in Hamburg , AaB and at AC Horsens both in Denmark, at AC Horsens he would become their top goalscorer with eleven goals. Besart also had the honour of becoming the first Albanian to score a goal in the Champions League when he scored for AC Horsens in the 3-2 win over CSKA Moscow. He returned to Hamburg in 2006/07 playing in 12 games (9 as substitute)
Besart was wearing the red of his national side in an International friendly match against England 'B' staged at Turf Moor in 2007, where he would light up the place with his pace and slight of foot and a glorious strike that beat Premiership goalkeeper Scot Carson from 20 yards, and another Strike that had the keeper beat all ends up just to see the effort rebound back off the bar.
Steve Cotterill beat many clubs to sign Besart for £340.000 when the Albainian signed on the dotted line for the Clarets on July 3rd. His Burnley career has yet to start, when a terrible cruciate ligament injury while away in Malta on International duty, the injury was not expected to be serious but on further examination it was revealed that the injury would keep Besart out for the entire season
Berisha who’s pre-season games in 2007/08 saw him played out of position on the left wing, he did look comfortable with the ball at his feet. Burnley fans were hoping it wouldn't take the wide man too long to get use to the speed and harshness of life in the Championship, this hope wasn't recognised, he didnt managed a single outing for Burnley and when the following season, Owen Coyle sent Besart out on loan to Norwegian side Rosenborg before the 2008/09 league season got underway.
Coyle announced "Bes will go on loan to Rosenborg until 31st December. This will enable him to get match games which are vital for his rehabilitation," Rosenborg picked Bes within 48 hours of him starting his loan spell, and he re payed them by scoring twice on his debut, Rosenborg winning 3-1.
On 16 August 2011, Brisbane Roar manager Ange Postecoglou announced that Berisha has agreed a one year deal with the 2010–11 A-League. Berisha scored his first goal for Brisbane Roar against Sydney FC. Berisha scored four goals in a 7–1 thrashing against Adelaide United, Brisbane's biggest ever victory and making him the first player to score more than three goals in a single game for the club.
In the 2011–12 A-League season, Berisha won the Golden Boot with 19 goals, the Football Media Association Player of the Year, the Players' Player of the Year, and Members' Player of the Year awards
Burnley didn't see the best of Besart, in fact only a few saw him at all! A goal of great skill and determination in a pre-season game at Accrington Stanley and a run out in a 'B' International at Turf Moor is the only memory us Clarets have of the wide-man.
|Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2012 )|
|< Prev||Next >|