Forward Besart Berisha
- Height 183cm
- Weight 80kg
- D.O.B. 29/7/85
- Born Pristina
One of the most lethal strikers Australian football has even seen, Besart Berisha joined Melbourne Victory as a marquee player in 2014.
Berisha has won the coveted Hyundai A-League Championship three times, having been an integral part of Brisbane Roar's success in 2012 and 2014, and Victory's in 2015.
In one of the biggest recruiting coups in Hyundai A-League history, Victory announced the Albania international's signing from Roar during the 2013/14 season.
Berisha, who scored 18 goals in all competitions in his first season with Victory, broke the deadlock in the 2015 Grand Final win over Sydney FC.
He made an even bigger impact in his second campaign with the club, scoring a remarkable 27 goals in all competitions.
MVFC Appearances (as at the start of the 2017/2018 season)
Hyundai A-League: 82 appearances
AFC Champions League: 8 appearances
Westfield FFA Cup: 14 appearances
Total: 104 appearances
Hyundai A-League 2017/18
Defining moments of 17/18: Berisha's bicycle
In a series of articles over the coming weeks, we'll look at the key moments from the 2017/18 Hyundai A-League season that shaped our run to the 2018 Championship. Besart Berisha is known as a big-game player, his Hyundai A-League record alone is enough to justify that claim.
Muscat hails 'unbelievable' Berisha goal
Melbourne Victory head coach Kevin Muscat praised Besart Berisha after the forward's incredible winner against Adelaide United. Berisha struck with a stunning overhead kick in the 89th minute at AAMI Park on Sunday to see Victory claim a come-from-behind win in the Elimination
Berisha: I'm very happy with that
Melbourne Victory forward Besart Berisha was delighted with his stunning winner against Adelaide United in Sunday's Elimination Final. Berisha scored a spectacular overhead kick in the 89th minute to see Victory record a come-from-behind 2-1 win. Leroy George had earlier ca
Muscat delighted for hat-trick hero Berisha
Melbourne Victory head coach Kevin Muscat was happy for Besart Berisha after the forward's hat-trick against the Central Coast Mariners. Berisha's treble and goals from Leroy George and Christian Theoharous saw Victory past the Mariners 5-2 at AAMI Park on Sunday as it moved i
Stability the key to Victory successes
Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha believes the squad’s stability in recent weeks has been the leading factor behind back-to-back wins. Victory followed up a 2-1 win against Brisbane Roar with a last-gasp 1-0 triumph over Melbourne City last Saturday to register consecu
Berisha signs contract extension
Melbourne Victory striker Besart Berisha has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. The new deal will keep the A-League’s all-time leading goal scorer at Victory until the end of the 2018/19 season. Berisha said the environment at the club was a big reason behi
Berisha back for Roar clash
Melbourne Victory star Besart Berisha is set to make his return from suspension in the Remembrance Round clash against Brisbane Roar at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. Berisha, 32, has been sidelined for Victory's past two matches – draws against the Central Coast Mariners a
Berisha to front hearing
Melbourne Victory can confirm Besart Berisha has received a disciplinary notice following an incident in the first half of Friday night’s clash against Adelaide and as such has been referred to the Disciplinary and Ethics Committee. The hearing will consider whether an offence