KS Dinamo Tirana

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FK Dinamo Tirana
Logo
Full name Futboll Klub Dinamo Tirana
Nickname(s) Dinamovitët, Blutë (The Blues), Nëndetësja blu (Blue Submarine)
Founded March 3, 1950
Ground Qemal Stafa Stadium
Tirana, Albania
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Besnik Sulaj
Manager Klevis Dalipi
League Albanian First Division
2012-13 Albanian First Division, 11th
Current season

Futboll Klub Dinamo Tirana are an Albanian football team, playing in the Albanian capital of Tirana, founded in 1950. They play at the Dinamo Stadium which has a capacity of 10,000. Their main rivals are fellow Tirana team KF Tirana.

History[edit]

Dinamo Tirana were formed as an affiliation to the Ministry of Interior. In 1995 the team were renamed KS Olimpik Tirana; in 1997 they returned to their original name. In the 2006–07 first qualifying round for the UEFA Cup the club were eliminated by PFC CSKA Sofia of Bulgaria (1–5 aggregate). Zoran Kastel was the goalscorer. After finishing third in the table in 2005–06 season, KS Dinamo Tirana named Faruk Sejdini as their new coach. One of Albania's best teachers of footballing fundamentals, he had a spell at the club last term before being dismissed by president Besnik Sulaj. Having returned following a spell at KS Shkumbini, Sejdini said: "It's nice to be back." On October 23, 2006, Faruk Sejdini was fired. At the start of the 2007–08 season, Agim Canaj took over as head coach. He has been replaced by Ilir Daja who led Dinamo towards the championship title, after a dramatic win against Partizani 2–1 in the final match, playing for 36 minutes with 9 players. In the summer of 2008 Ilir Daja moved into a position as director in order to make place for Marcelo Javier Zuleta from Argentina. The Argentinian coach also brought with him four Argentinian players; goalkeeper Daniel Bertoya, defender Alejandro Palladino, midfielder Agustín González, and striker Cristian Campozano. Zuleta only lasted for the first Champions League qualification match against Bosnians FK Modriča before he was replaced as coach by Artan Mergjyshi, for only one match. Together with Zuleta, the four Argentinian players also left the club. After Mergjyshi left, Zlatko Dalić, the actual coach of Croatia U-21, was appointed as new coach for Dinamo. He signed a two year contract with the club. That deal was broken when Dinamo lost its second game in the re-beginning of the 2008–09 season against Partizani. Shkëlqim Muça was then appointed manager of the club five days after of Zlatko Dalić's leave with Shkelqim Muca, in the 2009–10 season Dinamo won the championship again, registering its 18th success.[citation needed]

Supporters[edit]

Blue Boys "Blue Boys" are an Ultras group for the Albanian football team, Dinamo Tirana. The group were formed in 2008 and have hundreds of members in first few years. They organise meetings and trips to matches in Tirana and also away matches in Albania and even abroad. They promote Dinamo Tirana to the local public and influence fans of the club in a number of ways.[1]

Achievements[edit]

The club are regarded as one of Albania's top teams having won:

(1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1966–67, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1989–90, 2001–02, 2007–08 and 2009–10)

(1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1971, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1989, 1990, and 2003).

(1989 and 2008)

Minor trophies[edit]

  • Spartakiada Kombëtare: 3 (1959, 1969 and 1974)
  • Kupa Sporti Popullor: 3 (1956, 1964 and 1983)
  • Kupa e Ushtrisë Popullore: 2 (1973 and 1978)
  • Kupa e Shtypit: 1 (1961)
  • Kupa e 50 Vjetorit të Pavarësisë: 1 (1962)
  • Kupa e Kongresit të 6-të të B.P.SH: 1 (1964)
  • Kupa e 500 vjetorit të Skënderbeut: 1 (1968)
  • Kupa Gazeta "Bashkimi": 1 (1985)
  • Kupa "Sport Ekspres": 1 (2000)
  • Kupa Norga: 1 (2006)

KS Dinamo Tirana in Europe[edit]

As of July 2, 2009.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Austria FK Austria Wien 1–1 0–1
1980–81 European Cup 1R Netherlands AFC Ajax 0–2 0–1
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1R Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1–0 0–4
1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R Scotland Aberdeen F.C. 0–0 0–1
1985–86 UEFA Cup 1R Malta Ħamrun Spartans 1–0 0–0
1R Portugal Sporting Clube de Portugal 0–0 0–1
1986–87 European Cup 1R Turkey Beşiktaş JK 0–1 0–2
1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup QR Bulgaria PFC Chernomorets Burgas 4–0 1–3
1R Romania FC Dinamo Bucureşti 1–0 0–2
1990–91 European Cup 1R France Olympique Marseille 0–0 1–5
2001–02 UEFA Cup 1QR Romania FC Dinamo Bucureşti 1–3 0–1
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1QR Lithuania FBK Kaunas 0–0 3–2
2QR Denmark Brøndby IF 0–4 0–1
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR Belgium KSC Lokeren 0–4 1–3
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1QR Romania FC Oţelul Galaţi 1–4 0–4
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Croatia NK Varteks 2–1 1–4
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1QR Bulgaria PFC CSKA Sofia 0–1 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1QR Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Modriča 0–2 1–2
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1QR Finland FC Lahti 2–0 1–4
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2QR Moldova Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–3
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = 1st Round
  • 2R = 2nd Round
  • Clubs which ultimately won the tournament in that same season are indicated in bold

Current squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Albania GK Jurgen Sejdini
Albania DF Enri Tafaj
Albania DF Kushtrim Milushi
Albania DF Andrelis Pashaj
Albania DF Klaudio Rexhepi
Albania DF Albert Kaçiku
Albania DF Bazjon Trogaj
Albania MF Besmir Arifaj
Albania MF Ardian Beqiri
Albania MF Ervin Malasi
Albania MF Hermes Matraku
Albania MF Erxhan Muça
Albania MF Orges Serjani
No. Position Player
Albania MF Salvador Sulçe
Albania MF Gerald Tusha
Albania MF Jon Zajmi
Albania FW Julian Ahmetaj
Albania FW Arber Capa
Albania FW Arlind Ferhati
Albania FW Hendrit Ferra
Albania FW Jurgen Kulli
Albania FW Ari Tepelena
Albania DF Erjon Xhafa
Albania FW Erald Turdiu
Albania MF Nertil Ferraj
Albania MF Eni Imami

Managers[edit]

Managerial records[edit]

Name Superliga Albanian Cup Supercup Total
Albania Gjinali, ZihniZihni Gjinali 6 0 0 6
Albania Jareci, SkënderSkënder Jareci 2 0 0 2
Albania Shehu, DurimDurim Shehu 2 0 0 2
Albania Muça, ShkëlqimShkëlqim Muça 1 0 0 1
Albania Lubonja, StavriStavri Lubonja 1 0 0 1
Albania Frashëri, FatmirFatmir Frashëri 1 0 0 1
Albania Birçe, BejkushBejkush Birçe 1 0 0 1
Albania Sejdini, FarukFaruk Sejdini 1 0 0 1
Albania Daja, IlirIlir Daja 1 0 0 1
Albania Peqini, SabriSabri Peqini 1 0 0 1
Albania Konçi, ZyberZyber Konçi 1 0 0 1

Former notable players[edit]

See also Category:KS Dinamo Tirana players.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]