KF Teuta Durrës

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K.S. Teuta Durrës
Full name Klubi i Futbollit Teuta Durrës
Nickname(s) Djemtë e Detit - Boys of the Sea
Founded 1920; 94 years ago (1920)
as Klubi Sportiv Urani
Ground Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës, Albania
Ground Capacity 13,000[1]
President Edmond Hasanbelliu
Manager Gentian Begeja
League Albanian Superliga
2013–14 Albanian Superliga, 4th
Website Club home page

Klubi Sportiv Teuta Durrës is an Albanian football team based in the city of Durrës. The club was founded on 1920 as Klubi Sportiv Urani. They currently play in the Albanian Superliga.

History[edit]

  • 1920: KS Urani
  • 1922: SK Durrës
  • 1930: KS Teuta Durrës
  • 1946: KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës
  • 1950: SK Durrës
  • 1951: KS Puna Durrës
  • 1958: KS Lokomotiva Durrës
  • 1991: KS Teuta Durrës

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 Durrës, in reference to queen Teuta of Illyria. After Communism took control of Albania the club was forced to change its name to KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës, literally meaning KS Red Star Durrës. Just 3 years later in 1950 the club dropped KS Red Star Durrës from its name and was simply called SK Durrës once again, before renaming to KS Puna Durrës a 1 year later in 1951. 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 1991 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]

Stadium[edit]

The club play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium, which was built in 1925. The stadium was previously called Lokomotiva Stadium between 1958 and 1991, but was named the Niko Dovana Stadium ever since. The stadium has a capacity of 13,000, and according to the club's official website as of the 2013-14 season the average home attendance was 2,638.

Achievements[edit]

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).

Supporters[edit]

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

KF 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

Records[edit]

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 Bledjan Rizvani
2 Albania DF Erion Hoxhallari (on loan from KF Tirana)
3 Albania DF Elvis Prençi
5 Albania DF Rustem Hoxha
7 Albania MF Ansi Nika
8 Senegal MF Moctar Fall
9 Albania FW Brunild Pepa
9 Albania MF Florind Bardulla
10 Kosovo FW Mendurim Ulluri
12 Albania GK Alfred Osmani
14 Albania DF Erand Hoxha
15 Albania DF Blerim Kotobelli
No. Position Player
17 Kosovo MF Xhevdet Shabani
19 Albania MF Klaudio Hyseni
20 Albania MF Erlind Koreshi
21 Albania FW Vangjel Mile
22 Albania MF Ardit Peposhi (on loan from KF Tirana)
23 Albania MF Alfred Deliallisi
24 Albania DF Besnik Krasniqi
25 Albania DF Marvin Turtulli
27 Albania MF Fatmir Hysenbelliu
28 Albania DF Bruno Dita
29 Albania DF Julian Ahmataj
30 Albania MF Bledar Hodo (Captain)

Loan List[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 MF Fabian Beqja (at Besa Kavajë)
Albania MF Altin Hoxha (at Besëlidhja Lezhë)
No. Position Player
Albania FW Ermir Rezi (at Dinamo Tirana)

Managers[edit]

Name Period Notes
Albania Haxhi Ballgjini 1993–94 1993-94 Albanian Superliga
Albania Shkëlqim Muça July 1, 1996–June 30, 1997
Albania Hasan Lika 1999–03 1999–2000 Albanian Cup
Albania Vasil Bici June 1, 2003–Sept 18, 2003
Albania Hasan Lika Sept 18, 2003–March 13, 2004
Albania Stavri Nica March 20, 2004–June 1, 2004
Albania Edmond Zalla July 1, 2004–Sept 28, 2004
Albania Stavri Nica Sept 29, 2004–Oct 4, 2004
Albania Neptun Bajko Oct 4, 2004–Jan 27, 2005
Albania Stavri Nica Jan 27, 2005–June 1, 2005 2004–05 Albanian Cup
Albania Hasan Lika July 1, 2005–March 1, 2006
Albania Stavri Nica March 1, 2006–March 18, 2006
Albania Alfred Ferko March 18, 2006–June 1, 2006
Albania Hasan Lika July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007
Albania Hysen Dedja July 1, 2006–Sept 30, 2007
Albania Gentjan Begeja Sept 30, 2007–Nov 28, 2007
Albania Kristaq Mile Nov 28, 2007–June 1, 2008
Albania Sulejman Starova Aug 24, 2008–May 30, 2009
Albania Mirel Josa July 1, 2009–Jan 30, 2010
Albania Ylli Shehu Feb 4, 2010–June 3, 2010
Albania Edi Martini June 9, 2010–May 24, 2011
Albania Hasan Lika May 27, 2011–Sept 12, 2012
Albania Gentjan Begeja Sept 14, 2012–Jan 22, 2013
Albania Gugash Magani Jan 28, 2013–Nov 16, 2013
Italy Roberto Sorrentino Nov 18, 2013–Feb 24, 2014
Albania Ilir Biturku Feb 25, 2014–May 30, 2014
Albania Hasan Lika June 5, 2014–

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