The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Fatmire “Lira” Bajmaraj

26 Jun

In recognition of the start of the Women’s World Cup today in Germany, I thought we should have a week celebrating some awesome ass-kicking women!  Who better to start with than our girl crush and potential (in our minds) perfect life partner for Mesut Ozil, the luscious Fatmire “Lira” Bajmaraj. Brilliant watishista! Jenny Jenkins did an enormous amount of work translating this video:

From Refugee to World Champion: A film by Nick Golueke
(A Documentary about Germany’s Fatmire ‘Lira’ Bajramaj in 3 parts)

Part One     Part Two     Part Three

It’s well worth a watch. Jenny has produced a terrific transcript with photos as well.  Thanks so much Jenny.  Lira’s story is both amazing and inspiring – she’s such a strong and beautiful woman.  Good luck to all the teams!

7 Responses to “The Daily Drool: Women’s World Cup Week: Fatmire “Lira” Bajmaraj”

  1. notoriousjk June 26, 2011 at 10:19 am #


    I saw that photo shoot w/the German women’s team & unf!

    Also how was the wedding?

  2. Jenny June 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    I love her! The posts I made about her are the ones I’m proudest of.

  3. Anonymous June 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Wow such a incredible story, very strong! Thank you for posting this.

    I was watching the game this morning and even though she didn’t score, she was amazing on the field. So quick and fast, almost reminded me of Ozil 🙂

    • GinaM June 26, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

      This was my comment lol Im on home computer and forgot to fill in name 🙂 Happy Sunday everyone!

  4. emily June 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Some experts say that you should seek out individuals who enjoy doing the same activities you engage in to find your perfect mate. Pottery class, photography, museums, etc., etc. Mesut, baby… What’s the hold up? He needs to sweep Lovely Lira off her cleat-clad feet ASAP.

    • Jenny June 28, 2011 at 12:25 am #

      We should write him a letter explaining this!

      Or go to Madrid.

      Or engage in parent’s swap style antics to get them together!


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