KF Teuta Durrës
|Full name||Klubi i Futbollit Teuta Durrës|
|Nickname(s)||Djemtë e Detit|
as Klubi Sportiv Urani
|Ground||Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës, Albania|
|2012–13||Albanian Superliga, 3rd|
|Website||Club home page|
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
- Kategoria superiore: 1 (level 1)
- 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
- Albanian Second League: 2 (level 2)
- 1959, 1961
- Albanian Cup: 3
- 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).
KS Teuta in Europe
As of July, 2013.
|1994/95||UEFA Cup||QR||Apollon Limassol||1–4||2–4||3–8|
|1995/96||UEFA Cup Winners' Cup||QR||TPS Turku||3–0||0–1||3–1|
|1996/97||UEFA Cup||1QR||FC Kosice||1–4||1–2||2–6|
|1999||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||IA Akranes||2–1||1–5||3–6|
|2000/01||UEFA Cup||2QR||SK Rapid Wien||0–4||0–2||0–6|
|2002||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||Valletta||0–0||2–1||2–1|
|2004||UEFA Intertoto Cup||1R||FK ZTS Dubnica||0–0||0–4||0–4|
|2005/06||UEFA Cup||1QR||NK Široki Brijeg||3–1||0–3||3–4|
|2007/08||UEFA Cup||1QR||NK Slaven Belupo||2–2||2–6||4–8|
|2012/13||UEFA Europa League||1QR||FC Metalurgi Rustavi||0–3||1–6||1–9|
|2013/14||UEFA Europa League||1QR||Dacia Chişinău||3–1||0–2||3–3 (a)|
- QR = Qualifying Round
- 1R = 1st Round
- 2R = 2nd Round
- Biggest ever victory: Teuta Durrës 16-0 KF Elbasani (17 April 1932)
- Biggest ever defeat: Teuta Durrës 0-9 KF Tirana (15 April 1934)
- Highest league points tally: 67 points from 33 games (2006-07 Superliga)
- Lowest league points tally: 4 points from 10 games (1946 Superliga)
- Best league goal difference: +28 from 34 games (1995-96 Superliga)
- Worst league goal difference: -22 from 18 games (1937 Superliga)
- Most league wins: 20 wins from 34 games (1995-96 Superliga)
- Least league wins: 1 win from 10 games (1946 Superliga)
- Most league losses: 16 losses (1989-90, (2004-05 and (2005-06 Superliga,)
- Least league losses: 1 loss from 10 games (1931 Superliga)
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Hasan Lika (Nov 3, 2002–March 13, 2004), (July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007)
- Sulejman Starova (Aug 24, 2008–May 30, 2009)
- Mirel Josa (July 1, 2009–Jan 30, 2010)
- Ylli Shehu (Feb 4, 2010–June 3, 2010)
- Edi Martini (June 9, 2010–May 24, 2011)
- Hasan Lika (May 27, 2011–Sept 12, 2012)
- Gentjan Begeja (Sept 14, 2012–Jan 22, 2013)
- Gugash Magani (Jan 28, 2013–Nov 16, 2013)
- Roberto Sorrentino (Nov 16, 2013-Feb 24, 2014)
- Ilir Biturku (interim) (Feb 25, 2014-)
- Worldstadiums. "Stadia in Albania". Retrieved 3 August 2010.
- KF Teuta History
- Edmond Hasanbelliu at KFTeuta.com
- Teuta zyrtarizon trajnerin italian, Sorrentino: Kam projekt 3-vjeçar, dua titullin kampion
- Magani largohet nga Teuta, vjen Sorrentino
- Daja trajner i Teutës, shkarkohet Sorrentino
- Fatjon Pandovski (9 February 2012). "Teuta making regal progress in Albania". Member associations: Albania. UEFA. Retrieved 12 August 2012.