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|Full name||Fadil Muriqi|
|Date of birth||17 November 1959|
|Place of birth||Peć, Yugoslavia|
|1978-1979||FK Buducnost Peć||22||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Fadil Muriqi (Serbian: Fadil Murići) (born 17 November 1959) is a former Kosovar Albanian footballer who is best known for his time with KF Prishtina during the 1980s as part of the "Golden Generation".
Muriqi began playing football in Yugoslav Second League club FK Budućnost Peć but, after only one season there, he moved to KF Pristina, where he played for five seasons in the Yugoslav First League from 1982 to 1988. He was nicknamed Maradona of Kosovo from the fans of Prishtina because of the similarity of the physique and playing style with the El Pibe de Oro. Together with Fadil Vokrri he led the team of KF Prishtina in their most successful years
Fadil Muriqi became the first ethnic Albanian footballer to play in the National Soccer League in Australia. He joined Sydney Croatia (today Sydney United) and played the 1991-92 season with them having 23 appearances and scoring 3 goals. In the following season he moved to another Croatian Australian club, Canberra FC where he played for two season before joining the Albanian club of South Dandenong (Dandenong Thunder) helping them to get promoted up to Victorian State League Division 1. In 1997 he played for the Fawkner Blues in the Victorian Premier League and in the following season moved back to South Dandenong for their first ever season in the Victorian Premier League.
Fadil Muriqi is married to Lumnije Muriqi and has three children. The eldest being Rinor Muriqi, the second eldest, Margarita Muriqi and the youngest Gentiana Muriqi.
- Oz Football profile
- Stats from Yugoslav 1 and 2 leagues at Zerodic (temporarily dead link, the exact copy data is found on EX YU Fudbalska Statistika po godinama at B92)