Dinamo Tirana–KF Tirana rivalry
|Teams||KF Tirana, Dinamo Tirana|
|Latest meeting||Tirana 2–3 Dinamo|
(Round 24: 25 April 2012)
|Stadiums||Selman Stërmasi Stadium|
|Meetings total||137 matches|
|Most wins||KF Tirana (57)|
|Largest victory||Dinamo Tirana 6–0 KF Tirana|
Dinamo Tirana 1-5 KF Tirana
The Dinamo Tirana–KF Tirana rivalry is a rivalry between football clubs KF Tirana and Dinamo Tirana, the two most successful clubs from the city of Tirana in Albania. It is one of the longest currently running top-flight derby in Albania. KF Tirana dominates either historically, or during last 30 seasons against the Dinamo.
However, Dinamo have won more ties in their Cup confrontation.
|Tirana ties won||Dinamo ties won|
Title of shame
It was 24 June 1967. Tirana and Partizani played their derby of the 19th round of 1967 Championship . Match had just been played in full and finished 2:1. Fans were peacefully leaving stands and, as players had already left the pitch and were heading towards dressing rooms, two of opposite players have just had a verbal exchange which ended there and then.
It was a huge surprise to see the paper headlines the next morning: "Due to direct decision of AFA, Tirana and Partizani forfeit the match 0:3, are deducted 3 points each and will thereafter lose by default remaining matches!" Many were asking: "what went wrong, match was played in the pitch, it produced lots of emotions and fans acknowledged the final result. What did teams do to receive such a harsh treatment?"
However, it became clear days after: the decision to expel both clubs was taken directly from Ministry of Affairs and passed to AFA for execution. Since Partizani was out of title fight due to a huge point gap and the only way that Dinamo could get the title was punishing Tirana - table leaders at the moment, they finally found the excuse in that minor verbal exchange two players had after the match. Truth is they just couldn't support the fact that KF Tirana was about to achieve the 3rd title in a row, instead of Partizani or Dinamo.
By forfeiting that match and losing the subsequent 3 remaining matches, Dinamo would automatically gain enough points to overtake Tirana and win the title. It was a disgrace for Albanian football, such that even UEFA still refrains to recognize the champions Dinamo for that year.
All matches Tirana vs Dinamo
Tirana win Draw Dinamo win
|Season||1st match||2nd match||3rd match||4th match||Matches|
|2012–13||Dinamo was playing at First Division|
30 recent seasons of Tirana vs Dinamo
The league placement table shows the results of KF Tirana and Dinamo Tirana, when they played in Albanian Superliga.