Arijan Ademi
Arijan Ademi
Date of birth:

May 29, 1991


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Defensive midfielder


GNK Dinamo Zagreb

Arijan Ademi (Macedonian: Аријан Адеми, born 29 May 1991) is a Macedonian professional footballer who plays for GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Macedonian national team. Ademi started his professional career at Šibenik, debuting for the senior squad on 22 March 2008 aged just 16 years. On 16 June 2010 he was transferred to reigning Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb.

At international level, Ademi was capped 17 times for the under-19 team and scored two goals. He took part at the 2010 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship where he made four appearances for Croatian side which reached the semi-finals and scored a goal. He also made four appearances in the friendly matches for the under-18 team. Although appearing in three friendly matches for the Croatian senior national team, on 9 October 2014 he debuted for the Macedonia national team in an official match.

On 22 November 2015, Ademi received a four-year suspension for doping after it was announced that he had failed a post-match drugs test following Dinamo Zagreb's 2–1 Champions League home victory over Arsenal on 16 September. Dinamo Zagreb coach Zoran Mamić said the club would appeal.[1] The appeal was ultimately denied by UEFA.