Milot Rashica

Squad No. 7
Date of Birth June 28, 1996
Age 24
Height 177cm
Team
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Vushtrri
Previous Clubs Vitesse

Milot Rashica (born 28 June 1996) is a Kosovan professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Bundesliga club Werder Bremen and the Kosovo national team.

Early career
Rashica made his professional debut with Vushtrria, aged only 16. In August 2013, after a trial period at Gent, he refused a transfer offer from the club and made his senior debut with Vushtrria.

In September 2013, after suffering an injury, Rashica moved to Hannover for treatment and only returned to his parent club in 2014.

Vitesse

On 10 September 2014, Rashica moved to Vitesse on a trial basis, appearing for the club’s youth team. On 10 February 2015, he signed a three-year deal with the Arnhem side, being effective on 1 July, for a reported €300,000 fee.

On 30 July 2015, Rashica made his professional debut, coming on as a second-half substitute for Uroš Đurđević in a 0–3 away loss against Southampton for the third qualifying round of 2015–16 UEFA Europa League. On 9 August, he made his Eredivisie debut, starting and assisting Denys Oliynyk in a 1–1 away draw against Willem II.

On 20 September 2015, Rashica scored his first professional goal, netting the last in a 3–0 home victory against De Graafschap. On 18 December, he scored a brace in a 5–1 routing of Twente also at the GelreDome.

He played as Vitesse won the final of the KNVB Beker 2–0 against AZ Alkmaar on 30 April 2017 to lead the club, three-time runners up, to the title for the first time in its 125-year history.

Werder Bremen
On 31 January 2018, Rashica joined Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, reportedly signing a 4.5-year contract until 2022. On 3 February 2018, he made his debut in a 1–2 away win against Schalke 04 after being named in the Werder Bremen starting eleven.

Rashica started in Werder Bremen’s first match of the 2019–20 season against Fortuna Düsseldorf and assisted Johannes Eggestein’s goal before sustaining an injury and being subbed off. He scored his first goal of the 2019–20 season on his return from an injury, on the sixth matchday of the season against Borussia Dortmund in a 2–2 draw against the black and yellows.