Miha Mevlya is known to fans of Russian football as a defender who first appeared on the fields of Russia in 2016. Currently, the rights to the player belong to the club from the northern capital, Zenit.
Mikha Mevlja is a native of a small town in Slovenia, located near Italy. Was born in 1990. The footballer himself calls his home a small village, in which the athlete's football biography began. From a young age, the boy showed love not only for football, but also for secular education. He studied well at school, had a predisposition to philological subjects and even studied at a language school.
At the age of 12, Mevlja moved to the football academy of the famous Slovenian club Gorica. He combined sports with studies at school with an economic bias. Subsequently, Miha chose the path of a professional athlete, which was facilitated by one of the best football schools in Slovenia - based on the Gorica team.
The beginning of a football career
In 2009, Mikha Mevli's sports career began in adult clubs. The first club for the player was the team that brought up the talented football player. In Gorica, Mevlya played as a midfielder. According to the footballer himself, only the last few years of his career has he entered the field as a defender.
Mikha Mevlja spent four full seasons in Slovenian Gorica. He played in more than a hundred matches, having managed to score five goals.
Scouts from other European clubs often show interest in footballers from the Balkan countries. The first to invite Mevlu to play as a legionnaire were the Swiss. In 2013, being a free agent, Micha Mevlja moved to the famous Swiss club Lausanne. In the team, the footballer spent one full season, playing thirty matches and hitting the opponent's goal once.
It must be said that as a legionnaire, Mevlja did not stay long in the teams. Over the next two years (from 2014 to 2016), Micha changed two clubs. He played in Israel for Bnei Sakhnin, and then moved to Dynamo Bucharest.
Mikha Mevli's career in Russia
Work on the football field, sports creativity of ball handling attracted the attention of Russian breeders to the talented Slovenian. On the last possible day for the summer transfers on August 31, Mikha Mevlya was signed by the RPL Rostov football club. He spent a full season in the team, taking the field in twenty-nine matches. The statistics of Mikhi Mevli in Rostov testifies to one goal against the opponent.
The longest stage of Mevli's sports career is associated with Zenit St. Petersburg. The player has played for this team since 2017. The contract with the defender was signed for a period of four years. In “Zenith” Mevlya was able to distinguish himself for the first time on the European club arena. He scored a goal against Molde, Norway, in one of the UEFA Europa League games.
By the season 2018-2019, Zenit's coaching staff revised their attitude to the need for a player who does not have frequent playing practice in the main squad. In this regard, in 2018 Mevlya was loaned to the already well-known defender Rostov.
Mikha Mevli has a family. His wife Eva gave birth to a daughter in 2017. The couple named the girl Nia. In addition, Micah has a twin brother, Neitz, who is also a football player.