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Kosovare Asllani is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a striker or an attacking midfielder for Serie A club AC Milan and the Sweden national team. Nicknamed “Kosse”, Asllani possesses great speed and technique in her game.
Asllani began her club career with Vimmerby IF and has played in the Damallsvenskan for Linköpings FC and hometown club Kristianstads DFF. In the 2010 season, she played in the United States, with the Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). She returned to Sweden to play for Kristianstad, before moving to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and then back to Linköping.
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Kosovare Asllani was born on July 29, 1989 (age 34 years) in Kristianstad, Sweden. She is the daughter of an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo. Her parents moved to Sweden where she was born. Asllani has a tattoo of a black double-headed eagle, symbolizing Albania, on her ankle. She also has the words “Stay Strong” tattooed on the inside of her right biceps.
Kosovare Asllani is of Kosovar Albanian descent, born in Kristianstad to Kosovar parents who had migrated to Sweden. Asllani grew up playing both football and ice hockey but chose to focus her talents on football. At the age of 15, Asllani started her career at second division team Vimmerby IF.
Asllani scored 49 goals in 48 matches during her time at Vimmerby, establishing herself as a football prodigy. Former coach Cecilia Wilhelmsson praised Asllani’s football technique and fitness. After receiving offers from many clubs, Asllani accepted a move to Damallsvenskan team Linköpings FC in 2007, where she made quick progress.
During Asllani’s first season, she generally came off the substitutes’ bench early in the games to help her settle into the Damallsvenskan. During the following season, Asllani established herself as a regular starter and was an increasingly valuable member of the squad. In 2009, she helped Linköping win both the Svenska Cupen and the club’s first-ever Damallsvenskan title.
On 4 December 2009, American Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) club Chicago Red Stars confirmed that they had signed Asllani from Linköpings FC. Asllani spent a single season in the WPS. She was established as a fan’s favorite and in the 7th week of the season, Asllani received the WPS Player of the Week award after the Chicago Red Stars’ defeat of FC Gold Pride. After her season with the Red Stars, Asllani returned to Sweden and Linköpings FC.
Kosovare Asllani’s presence boosted Linköping, especially in the UEFA Women’s Champions League. She scored goals against Sparta Praha and Arsenal. However, her season was disrupted by a thigh injury and she departed Linköping at the end of the campaign. In December 2011, she moved back to her hometown Kristianstad to play with Kristianstads DFF who had finished seventh in the previous year’s Damallsvenskan.
When Asllani had a month left on her contract with Kristianstads she was subject to a transfer bid from Paris Saint-Germain. Although the teams were in dispute over the size of the transfer fee, Asllani flew to Paris and signed a two-year contract in September 2012, after completing a medical. At PSG Asllani was presented to the media by sporting director Leonardo and player Zlatan Ibrahimović, who declared: “If you want to win you need a Swedish striker.”
Asllani scored 17 goals in her 19 appearances in the 2012–13 Division 1 Féminine, as PSG finished second in the table behind Lyon. On 4 January 2016, Asllani announced on her Instagram account that she had ended her contract with Paris Saint-Germain, where she had played for three-and-a-half years. On 22 January 2016, English FA WSL club Manchester City revealed that they had signed Asllani to a two-year contract.
On 10 August 2017, it was announced a two and a half-year contract had been agreed for Asllani to return to Linköpings FC. She departed the club by mutual consent on 15 July 2019. After her departure from Linköpings FC, Asllani signs with CD Tacón/Real Madrid on 18 July 2019. Upon Real Madrid’s purchase of their license, CD Tacón will operate as Real Madrid’s women’s team starting in 2020, making Asllani the first Galáctica.
Kosovare Asllani scored 5 goals in 17 league appearances for Tacón in the prematurely ended 2019–20 Primera Iberdrola se ason. After the rebranding of the team to Real Madrid CFF, she started the season explosively, scoring 8 goals in the first 8 league appearances despite playing in an unfamiliar out-and-out-striker role. On 30 June 2022, Asllani joined Italian club AC Milan.
Inter national career
Kosovare Asllani made her debut for the Sweden national team against Romania in September 2008, and in 2009 she was called up to represent Sweden in UEFA Women’s Euro 2009. Asllani was an important member of the national team during the qualification rounds of the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup but coach Thomas Dennerby controversially did not select her in the squad sent to Germany for the finals. Football pundits, including Pia Sundhage, the Swedish coach of the United States national team, expressed surprise at Asllani’s omission.
Dennerby recalled Asllani to the national squad for the 2012 London Olympics. Asllani played for Sweden at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where the team won a silver medal. She only scored one goal during a penalty shootout against the United States in the quarterfinals, in which Sweden won the shootout 4–3 after being tied 1–1 during extra time. As of 2017, Asllani had made more than 90 appearances for the Sweden national team. She scored in the 5–1 win over Thailand at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. On 13 June 2023, she was included in the 23-player squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Kosovare Asllani has no husband or children as of July 2023.
Kosovare Asllani net worth
How much is Kosovare Asllani worth? Kosovare Asllani net worth is estimated at around $5 million. Her main source of income is from her primary work as a footballer. Kosovare Asllani’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $388,000 dollars annually. Her remarkable achievements have earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential footballers in Sweden. She stands at an appealing height of 1.63m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.