During season 2023 Hetemaj played in Veikkausliiga and UEFA Conference League for HJK Helsinki and he will also continue as an assistant coach for KLUBI 04 in the HJK Helsinki organization.
To reveal the transfer in a truly Finnish way – Perparim dressed up as Santa Claus and surprised young football fans in snowy Finland.
Watch the video on Gilla FC YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EEM3UpKRLU
“I am really grateful to join Gilla FC. I have followed the team and its matches for a long time. There’s many familiar faces in the squad so I don’t need to feel too much pressure before the first practice. Forza Gilla!” comments Perparim Hetemaj.
“Perparim Hetemaj is a seasoned professional and an exemplary teammate. He is known to be a fan favorite and also respected by his opponents both in Finland and in Italy. A football cult hero like Perpa is a perfect signing for the Gilla FC team and the whole club community” comments Gilla FC Creative Director Jason Nikkinen.