Besëlidhja Lezhë

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KS Besëlidhja Lezhë
Team Logo
Full name Klubi Sportiv Besëlidhja Lezhë
Nickname(s) Dragojt e Veriut – Ultras Beselidhja
Founded November 17, 1930; 85 years ago (1930-11-17)
as Bardhyli Lezhë
Ground Brian Filipi Stadium
Ground Capacity 5,000
Owner Lezhë Municipality
Chairman Gjoke Noka
Manager Samuel Nikaj
League Albanian First Division, Group A
2015–16 Albanian First Division, Group A, 2nd
Website Club home page

Klubi Sportiv Besëlidhja Lezhë is an Albanian football club based in the northern city of Lezhë. Their home ground is the Brian Filipi Stadium and they currently compete in the Albanian First Division.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1930 under the name Bardhyli Lezhë and participated in the Albanian Superliga for the first time in 1937 where they finished in sixth place out of ten clubs. The club then changed its name to SK Lezhë in 1949, Puna Lezhë just two years later in 1951, Fitorja Lezhë in 1958 and finally Besëlidhja Lezhë in 1968. They played top level in 1937, 1950, 1952, 1970–71, between 1972–1975, 1978–79, between 1980–1983, between 1984–1986, between 1987–1990, between 1993–1996, between 2000–2003 and 2007–2008.

In 2006/07 season, the club played in the Albanian Second Division. They were promoted to the first division for the 2007/08 season. But for the 2008/09 season they have again been relegated to the Kategoria e Parë 2008–2009.

Honours and Achievements[edit]

  • Albanian First Division:
    • Winners (7): 1969–70, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1992–93, 1999–00

Records[edit]

  • Biggest ever home league victory: Besëlidhja Lezhë 7–0 KS Gramozi Ersekë – 11 April 2012
  • Biggest ever home league defeat: Besëlidhja Lezhë 3–4 Kukesi – 23 April 2012
  • Biggest ever away league victory: KF Laçi 1–7 Besëlidhja Lezhë – 18 December 2004
  • Biggest ever away league defeat: KF Tirana 5–1 Besëlidhja Lezhë – 21 February 2003

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt partner
1982–1992 Meyba None
1992–1998 Joma
1998–2006 Vega
2011–2012 Adidas NOKA
2014– Legea

Current squad[edit]

As of 04 Marth 2016

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 Ibrahim Bejte
2 Albania DF Alis Baci
3 Albania DF Arsen Sykaj
4 Albania DF Klodian Semina
5 Albania DF Sajmir Kastrati
6 Albania DF Klejdi Dibra
7 Albania MF Aris Djepaxhia
8 Albania MF Samet Hepaj
9 Serbia FW Kosta Bajić
10 Albania DF Vahedin Pepaj
11 Albania FW Bledar Marashi
12 Albania GK Fabiol Rexhepi
No. Position Player
14 Serbia MF Nebojša Vukmirović
15 Republic of Macedonia FW Ertan Hasan
16 Albania MF Sajmir Gjokeja
17 Albania DF Arbër Shytani
19 Albania DF Rudolf Turkaj
21 Albania MF Arsen Hajdari
22 Guinea MF Sekou Camara (on loan from Luzi United)
23 Albania FW Arlind Ferhati
24 Guinea DF Lancinet Sidibe (on loan from Luzi United)


90 Albania GK Elson Demi
99 Serbia DF Milan Djordjević

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