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Riza Lushta

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Full nameRiza Lushta
Date of birthAugust 22, 1916
Place of birthKosovska Mitrovica,
Kingdom of Serbia
Date of deathFebruary 6, 1997(age 80)
Place of deathTorino, Italy
Height1.70 m
Playing positionForward

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Riza Lushta (Serbian: Риза Лушта, Riza Lušta) (born 22 January 1916 in Kosovska Mitrovica, Kingdom of Serbia - died in 1997 in Torino, Italy) was a Kosovar Albanian football striker.

After a youth start with FK Rudar , he started his career at SK Tirana, and won four Albanian titles with the team (1934, 1936, 1937 and 1939, the latter one not recognized by the Albanian Football Association) and the first Albanian Cup in 1939.

He then emigrated to Italy to play with A.S. Bari, and then Juventus F.C. (won one Coppa Italia in 1942), and Napoli, after which he went to France to play with AS Cannes. Eventually he went back to Italy and played with Alessandria, and then in Italian Third Division with Siena and in Italian Fourth Division with Forlì, and the Rapallo Ruentes, the team of Rapallo.

He closed his career in 1954 at 38 years old.

Overall he played he played 170 matches in Serie A, scoring 68 goals; with Juventus, he played the Italian War Tournament 1943-44 (5 matches and 5 goal scored). He never played for the Albania national football team. He died at 80 years old.

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