Hamilton United’s Donart Beqiri Turns Pro In Kosovo
After featuring in League1 Ontario this year, 23-year-old forward Donart Beqiri is turning pro in the the capital of Kosovo.
The 23-year-old signed his first professional contract with KF Flamurtari this week, ending a spell with Hamilton United that saw him make eleven appearances and contribute goals against Unionville Milliken and BVB IA Waterloo.
The Stoney Creek-born athlete had previously featured in the city of Hamilton’s UPSL side Chantilly Forever FC. He had also represented North Mississauga at the youth level, helping them win bronze at the U-17 level back in 2017. He has also featured for the CSL’s Brantford Galaxy and Hamilton City SC.
Beqiri – who played as a striker in his early CSL days before transitioning into an attacking midfield and right winger role – holds a Kosovan passport through familial heritage. His new club KF Flamurtari is pushing for promotion back into the Football Superleague of Kosovo, having been relegated from the country’s top flight in 2020.
The Hamilton United side he developed with this season has a few players who have played in or flirted with professional football, with the roster including the likes of former FC Edmonton midfielder Antony Caceres, York United trialist Kyle Degelman, and Hatayspor U-19 prospect Ali Yildiz.
His departure came as Hamilton United entered a crucial closing weekend in League1 Ontario action, with a tie against Woodbridge seeing the club clinch the very last spot in League1 Ontario’s top flight.
Header Image Photo Credit: Martin Bazyl / League1 Ontario