Perparim Hetemaj

Squad No. 56
Date of Birth December 12, 1986
Age 35
Height 179cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Skënderaj
Previous Clubs Chievo Verona

Përparim Hetemaj (born 12 December 1986) is a Finnish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Italian club Benevento and the Finnish national team.

Born in Kosovo, Hetemaj arrived in Finland when he was 6 years old and played for HJK’s youth teams; signing a professional contract in 2004 at age 17. He joined Greek side AEK Athens in 2006, and moved to Twente in 2009. Subsequently, in 2010, he was signed by Brescia and was transferred to Chievo in 2011.

Hetemaj made his international debut for Finland in February 2009, at the age of 22 and had 50 caps, including appearing in 2014 and 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications before his retirement from international football in 2018.