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Who Are Ya!? Zeli Ismail

18 July 2014

All you need to know about Notts County’s latest arrival, Wolverhampton Wanderers winger Zeli Ismail.

Name: Zeli Ismail
DOB: 12 December 1993
Nationality: Albanian

Position: Winger
Parent Club: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Former Clubs: Burton Albion (Loan), MK Dons (Loan)
Career Appearances: 19 (+ 19 Sub Appearances)
Total Goals: 3

Bio:
Ismail came through the ranks at Molinuex and was soon seen to have a bright future in the game.

Although born in Albania, the winger featured for England at Under-16 and Under-17 levels - obtaining six youth international caps and scoring one goal.

In 2010, Ismail was issued his first professional contract but had to wait until 2012 to make his senior bow, as a substitute in the League Cup against Chelsea.

His Football League debut followed shortly after, when he joined Milton Keynes Dons on loan. 

Overall, Ismail played nine games for the Dons before returning to his parent club.

In 2012.13, the exciting winger started the season as a Wolves regular and made 11 appearances across all competitions.

During the January transfer window, Ismail was allowed to join Burton Albion to aid with their push for the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Offs. 

His performances helped them to reach the Play-Off Final, where they were eventually beaten by Fleetwood Town. 

Overall, Ismail played 17 games for Albion and scored three goals.

The highly rated 20-year-old will now look to make the step up to League 1 again with the Magpies during his six-month loan.

Ismail will wear the number seven shirt in 2014.15. 

Welcome the club’s latest arrival on Twitter using the hashtag #WelcomeZeli and follow @ZeliOfficial.

To sponsor the club’s latest recruit, call 0115 9557 241. 

For full sponsorship details, click here.

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