KF Trepça

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KF Trepça
Full name Klubi Futbollistik Trepça Mitrovicë
Nickname(s) Xehetarët
Founded 1999; 15 years ago (1999)
Ground Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari,
Mitrovica, Kosovo
Ground Capacity 18.200
Chairman Nexhmedin Haxhiu
Manager Fidaim Haxhiu
League Raiffeisen Superliga
2013-14 Superliga, 3th[clarification needed]

Football Club Trepca Mitrovica (Albanian: Klubi Futbollistik Trepça Mitrovicë) is a football club based in the southern part of Mitrovica, Kosovo. The club was founded in 1999.[1] The club is not to be confused with FK Partizan Kosovska Mitrovica, which is also known as FK Trepča.

History[edit]

Due to the Kosovo war, the Kosovo Albanian players left the Serbian club FK Trepča. In 1999 the Kosovo Albanians from the city decided to found their own club.[1] The club colours are black and green. The Albanian club received the name KF Trepça, the Albanian name for FK Trepča, thus there were two clubs in the city with virtually the same name. However, the Football Federation of Kosovo is not recognized by FIFA and UEFA, thus the clubs and the Kosovo football team are also unrecognized.[2] Thus, KF Trepça can not take on the history of the Serbian club FK Trepča. However, there is a dispute, as the Albanian club continues to claim the club history as their own.[3]

Stadium[edit]

Trepça vs. KF Vëllaznimi (2008)

After the Kosovo war in 1999, the city was divided into a southern part with an almost exclusively Kosovo Albanian population and a northern part with a non-Albanian or predominantly Serb population.[4] During the war, many Serbs and non-Albanians fled to the northern part of the city or were expelled. The 2004 unrest in Kosovo reinforced the ethnic division of the city.

The home ground of the club is now the Trepča Stadium, the same stadium where the Serbian club FK Trepča played until 1999.[4] The stadium is located in the southern part of the city, but FK Trepča is based in North Kosovska Mitrovica, in North Kosovo; it is not currently possible for them to play their home matches in their former home stadium.[3][4] Currently, only Albanian teams play in Trepča Stadium, including the KF Trepça.[4] The Trepča Stadium is now called Olympik Stadiumi Adem Jashari by the Kosovo Albanian population, after Adem Jashari, a former leader of the Albanian paramilitary rebel organisation UÇK; the non-Albanian population still uses the name Stadion Trepča.[1] The stadium is the second largest in Kosovo with a capacity of 18,200.

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
1 Albania GK Arben Beqiri
2 Albania DF -------------
3 Albania DF Amir J. Prishtina
4 Albania MF Liridon Voca
4 Albania DF Hekuran Rama
5 Albania DF Kujtim Kutllovci
6 Albania DF Arbnor Istrefi
7 Albania FW Florent Sejdiu
8 Albania mW Veton Shabani
10 Albania MF --------- (captain)
11 Albania MF Valmir Aliu
12 Albania GK Mehmet Ibrahimi
13 Albania MF Agron Shabani
No. Position Player
14 Albania DF Hekuran Rama
15 Albania DF Kujtim Kutllovci
16 Albania FW Argjend Mustafa
17 Albania MF Endrit Hajdini
18 Albania MF Bujar Rama
19 Albania FW -----------
20 Albania MF -----------
22 Albania DF ------------
23 Albania MF -------------
24 Albania DF -------------
25 Albania MF -------------
26 Albania MF --------------
30 Albania GK -------------------

Youth 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
1 Kosovo GK Valent Beqiri
2 Kosovo MF Menduar Hajredini
3 Kosovo DF Enis Beqiri
4 Kosovo DF Hekuran Rama
5 Kosovo DF Mergim Smajli
6 Kosovo MF Arbnor Istrefi (Club captain)
7 Kosovo FW Alban Tahiri
8 Kosovo MF -------------
9 Kosovo FW Berat Vinarci
10 Kosovo DF -------------
11 Kosovo MF Arlind Rashica
No. Position Player
12 Kosovo GK Flamur Vinarci
13 Kosovo DF Elton Hasani
14 Kosovo MF Diogjen Beqiri
15 Kosovo MF Visar Zeneli
16 Kosovo DF Valon Shkupolli
17 Kosovo FW Milot Sahiti
18 Kosovo DF Faton Durmishi
19 Kosovo FW --------------
21 Kosovo MF Visar Ahmeti
25 Kosovo MF Valmir Aliu

For the list of all current and former players with Wikipedia article, please see: Category:KF Trepça players.

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