Story of Marash Kumbulla, 22 year old that won in his homeland first European trophy.

First in his personal career, first in Club’s history, story of success as many things in sport become one to win. Story of Marash Kumbulla is already a good book, the chapters of which show success. Uefa Conference League Final was the first final of the competition and for the first one a new place was chosen. Albania a small country in the eastern Europe has experienced a majour growth in the last years in Football. New stadiums are built and infrastructure is improved. That caught UEFA’s eye when they made Tirana, the capital of Albania the first city to host a Uefa Conference League Final. This was a decision that came with responsibility and maturity in a stadium where Uefa has previously invested together with Albanian Federation of Football.  Story of Marash Kumbulla, Air Albania Stadium the place of the final Roma-Feyenoord

Story of Marash Kumbulla.

Story of Marash Kumbulla is a bit different. Born in 8 febraury 2000 he was one of the promising talents of Albania’s national team. He has played for all the squads of Albania since sixteen years old. Kumbulla was forming himself as a solid defender climbing levels in italian football. He made the debut with Hellas Verona the team of the city where he was born back in 2018. In 12 august 2018, in a 2-0 away loss against Catania.

Verona Time.

He made only two appearances in the first season with Verona in Serie B and Coppa Italia enjoying club’s promotion to the highest level of italian football. The albanian youngster played a total of 25 matches with Verona in season 2019-2020 in Serie A, scoring one goal. Second season with Verona saw Kumbulla wearing his national team’s shirt for the first time in 14 october 2019 in a 4-0 win against Moldova, replacing Ardian Ismajli in the last minute of the game.

Roma Transfer.

This progress was seen by AS Roma directors and agents, loaning Marash in 2020 with the obligation to buy from Hellas Verona. Career statistics continue to improve for the young defender. He banged one in the first season in Serie A against Milan in San Siro in a 3-3 draw. That was his debut game with Roma.

Conference League Final.

In his second season Kumbulla was trained by a different manager. Jose Mourinho replaces another portugese Paolo Fonseca. Kumbulla made 28 appearences in all competitions under Jose Mourinho orders scoring one goal in cup against Lecce. But the real surprise was his return in Tirana this time to play the Conference Final with Feyenoord. He made nine appearences in Europe this season but has a bit of regret about his presence in bench in Arena Kombëtare in Albania.   Story of Marash Kumbulla, Marash Kumbulla with the trophy He decribes the final as magic and as a dream that is now a reality. And the final in Confrence League is special for the defender that will play in Europa League next season. Roma won the game thanks to a net of Zaniolo. His numbers are getting higher and expectacions are high also. The final in Tirana is only the first step for Marash that has a place of starter to win. This is a good sign for the young defender that wants to win more titles and catch records with AS Roma in the upcoming seasons.