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Armando Broja



Personal information

Full Name Armando Broja
Born 10 September 2001 (age 20)
Slough, Berkshire, England
Position(S) Forward

Club information

Current team Southampton (on loan from Chelsea)
Number 18

Club career

  • Chelsea

On 26 February 2020, Broja signed his first professional contract with Premier League side Chelsea after agreeing to a two-year deal. On 8 March, he made his professional debut in a 4–0 home win against Everton after coming on as a substitute in the 86th minute in place of Olivier Giroud.

On 18 July 2021, Broja signed a new five-year contract with the club.

  • Vitesse (loan)

On 21 August 2020, Broja signed for Vitesse on a season-long loan. On 19 September, he scored his first ever league goal in a 2–0 win over Sparta Rotterdam. Broja finished his loan spell at Vitesse as their joint-top scorer in the Eredivisie for the 2020–21 season, netting ten goals.

  • Southampton (loan)

On 10 August 2021, Broja was loaned to fellow Premier League club Southampton for the 2021–22 season On his debut on 25 August, he scored two goals in an 8–0 win over League Two side Newport County in the second round of the EFL Cup.On 16 October, Broja scored his first league goal for the club in a 1–0 win against Leeds United; he became the first Albanian player to score in the Premier League.

International career

  • Under-19

On 28 May 2019, Broja received a call-up from Albania U19 for the friendly matches against Kosovo U19. On 3 June 2019, Broja made his debut with Albania in the first friendly match against Kosovo after being named in the starting line-up and scored his side’s third goal during a 3–1 away win.

  • Under-21

On 9 June 2019, Broja made his debut with Albania U21 in the friendly match against Wales U21 after coming on as a substitute in the 46th minute in place of Din Sula and scored his side’s two goals during a 2–1 home win.

  • Senior

In May 2019, Broja received a call-up from Albania for a training camp in Durrës, Albania from 21 to 26 May 2019.

On 7 September 2020 he made his debut in a 1–0 home loss against Lithuania. On 5 September 2021, Broja scored his first senior goal in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Hungary, helping his team to a 1–0 victory.

Personal life

Broja was born in Slough, England to Albanian parents from Malësi e Madhe, Albania.

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