KF Teuta Durrës

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K.F. Teuta
Full name Klubi i Futbollit Teuta Durrës
Nickname(s) Djemtë e Detit
Founded 1920; 94 years ago (1920)
as Klubi Sportiv Urani
Ground Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës, Albania
Ground Capacity 12,000[1]
President Edmond Hasanbelliu
Manager Ilir Biturku
League Albanian Superliga
2012–13 Albanian Superliga, 3rd
Website Club home page
Home colours
Away colours

Klubi i Futbollit Teuta Durrës is an Albanian football team based in the city of Durrës. They currently play in the Albanian Superliga.


The club was founded in 1920 under the name KS Urani, which means uranium. The name was then changed to SK Durrës in 1922, which they kept until they joined the Albanian First Division as a founding member in 1930 where they changed their name to KS Teuta, in reference to queen Teuta of Illyria. After Communism took control of Albania the club was forced to change its name to Ylli i Kuq Durrës, literally meaning Red Star Durrës. Just 3 years later in 1950 the club dropped Red Star from its name and was simply called SK Durrës once again, before renaming to KS Puna a year later. The club changed its name again in 1958 to KS Lokomotiva Durrës which they kept until the fall of Communism in Albania in 1991. Since 1999 the club has renamed KS Teuta Durrës, with the football team being called KF Teuta Durrës.[2]

Since 1999 the club has been under the ownership and guidance of president Edmond Hasanbelliu, who has won 2 Albanian Cups and has been runner-up in the league on 3 occasions, making him the most successful president in the club's history as well as the longest current serving club president in Albania.[3]

In November 2013 the president Hasanbelliu announced that the club had sold a 50% stake to Swiss company Gea Sport, who promised investment in the club in order to achieve domestic success as well as have good runs in Europe. The firm's first action as shareholders was to replace the Albanian coach Gugash Magani with the Italian Roberto Sorrentino, who became the club's first ever foreign coach.[4][5] Following less than 2 months as shareholders Gea Sport were instrumental in bringing in 11 players during the January transfer window, most of which were foreigners, in an attempt to push for the title. on 24 February 2014, Sorrentino was fired as the first team coach following a string of poor results. The club announced the appointment of Ilir Daja the day after Sorrentino's departure.[6]


The club play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium, which was built in 1925. The stadium was previously called the Lokomotiva Stadium between 1958 and 1991, but was named the Niko Dovana Stadium ever since. The stadium has a capacity of 12,040, and according to the club's official website as of the 2013-14 season the average home attendance was 2,638.


1993–94 team: Kujtim Shtama, Xhevair Kapllani, Ardian Abazi, Eugen Xhakoni, Shpetim Kapidani, Anesti Qendro, Ardian Dashi, Mikel Furrxhi, Bajram Fraholli, Alvaro Zalla, Ilir Alliu, Alban Mehmeti, Ardian Bushi, Elton Koca, Artan Vila, Dashamir Disha, Enkeleid Dobi, Marenglen Xhai, Fatos Kuci, Ilir Bushi, Gentjan Begeja, Gazmend Canaku, Elvis Kalaja

Trainer: Haxhi Ballgjini

1959, 1961
1995, 2000, 2005

In 1994–95, the club participated in a European cup competition for the first time. They were eliminated in the qualifying round for the UEFA Cup by the Cypriot team, Apollon Limassol (aggregate 3–8).


Teuta's fans are known as ( Djemtë e Detit 1994 - Boys of the Sea 1994).[7]

KS Teuta in Europe[edit]

As of July, 2013.

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994/95 UEFA Cup QR Cyprus Apollon Limassol 1–4 2–4 3–8
1995/96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Finland TPS Turku 3–0 0–1 3–1
1R Italy AC Parma 0–2 0–2 0–4
1996/97 UEFA Cup 1QR Slovakia FC Kosice 1–4 1–2 2–6
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Iceland IA Akranes 2–1 1–5 3–6
2000/01 UEFA Cup 2QR Austria SK Rapid Wien 0–4 0–2 0–6
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Valletta 0–0 2–1 2–1
2R Romania Gloria Bistriţa 1–0 0–3 1–3
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovakia FK ZTS Dubnica 0–0 0–4 0–4
2005/06 UEFA Cup 1QR Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Široki Brijeg 3–1 0–3 3–4
2007/08 UEFA Cup 1QR Croatia NK Slaven Belupo 2–2 2–6 4–8
2012/13 UEFA Europa League 1QR Georgia (country) FC Metalurgi Rustavi 0–3 1–6 1–9
2013/14 UEFA Europa League 1QR Moldova Dacia Chişinău 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = 1st Round
  • 2R = 2nd Round


Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Albania GK Bledjan Rizvani
2 Albania DF Hektor Idrizi
3 Switzerland DF Durim Badalli
4 Brazil DF Buiu
5 Albania DF Rustem Hoxha
6 Albania MF Idriz Batha (on loan from Besa Kavajë)
7 Albania MF Ansi Nika
8 Albania MF Albi Dosti
9 Switzerland MF Rijat Shala
10 Italy MF Luca Moscatiello
11 Cuba FW Joel Apezteguía
12 Albania GK Alfred Osmani
13 Montenegro DF Aleksandar Bezmarević
No. Position Player
14 Senegal FW Amadou Samb
15 Switzerland MF Behar Berisha
16 Albania MF Fabian Beqja
18 Albania MF Arbër Çyrbja
19 Albania DF Tefik Osmani
20 Albania DF Akil Jakupi
21 Albania MF Eni Imami
22 Albania FW Daniel Xhafaj
23 Nigeria FW Ikechukwu Kalu
24 Albania DF Resul Kastrati
29 Albania MF Julian Ahmataj
30 Albania MF Bledar Hodo
Switzerland GK Pajtim Badalli



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