FK Shkupi

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This article is about the football club established in 2012. For the dissolved club, see FK Sloga Jugomagnat.
Shkupi
KF Shkupi Logo.png
Full name Klubi Futbollistik Shkupi
Nickname(s) Pellumbat,(Pigeons; Гулаби)
Founded 1927
Ground Čair Stadium,
Čair, Skopje
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Ejup Ademi
Manager Visar Ganiu
League Macedonian First League
2015–16 6th
Website Club home page

FK Shkupi (Macedonian: ФК Шкупи, Albanian: KF Shkupi) is a football club, playing in Čair in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The club is playing in the Macedonian First League.

History[edit]

Main article: FK Sloga Jugomagnat

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 August 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 Republic of Macedonia GK Suat Zendeli (captain)
12 Republic of Macedonia GK Amir Jashar
30 Republic of Macedonia GK Marjan Madjaroski
Republic of Macedonia GK Jasir Bajrami

6 Republic of Macedonia DF Mevlan Adili
15 Republic of Macedonia DF Sedat Berisha
22 Republic of Macedonia DF Bujamin Asani
23 Republic of Macedonia DF Dimitrija Lazarevski
Republic of Macedonia DF Filip Gligorov

4 Republic of Macedonia MF Edis Maliqi
5 Republic of Macedonia MF Muharem Bajrami
No. Position Player
8 Republic of Macedonia MF Fisnik Zuka
10 Republic of Macedonia MF Besar Iseni
14 Republic of Macedonia MF Filip Janevski
20 Republic of Macedonia MF Ermedin Adem
21 Republic of Macedonia MF Emir Shabani
25 Republic of Macedonia MF Fatmir Arif
Republic of Macedonia MF Muhamed Nuredini

7 Republic of Macedonia FW Florian Kadriu
9 Republic of Macedonia FW Husein Demiri
18 Republic of Macedonia FW Florent Osmani
TBA Croatia FW Marko Puškarić

Supporters[edit]

The team's supporters are the Shvercerat which were officially established in 1989 in Čair in Skopje. Shvercerat is Albanian for "Smugglers". Shvercerat were also the same supporters of the predecessor club FK Sloga Jugomagnat before the merger to the current club FK Shkupi. Similarly to FK Shkëndija, FK Shkupi is an Albanian oriented club, with the supporters being Albanian and also part of the TKZ ultras group that supports Albania in international football.

On February 13, 2011, a large gathering of FK Vardar supporters, Komiti, congregated at the Skopje Fortress to protect a construction site on the grounds of the fortress.[1] A large group of the Shvercerat, who were against the government building on the area of the old fortress, broke through the police line and forced the Komiti out of the Skopje Fortress.[2][3][1] The construction site was seized by the Shvercerat[2] until police successfully took control and arrested Omer Bunjaku, a leading figure of the Schvecerat.[3]

The Shvercerat are known for taking rival team supporter's banner. They have succeeded in taking the "Кратово" banner of FK Sileks, the "Вojвoди" banner of FK Teteks and the "Комити Запад" banner of FK Vardar.[4][5] With, and also, a strong Albanian nationalist background like Shkëndija, many Macedonians fear that they could become a threat for the safety of Macedonia.

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Stojanovski, Filip (15 February 2011). "Macedonia: Violent Inter-Ethnic Incident on Skopje Fortress". Global Voices. Retrieved 31 March 2015. a group of “supporters” of the building of the church (i.e., a Macedonian football fan group Komiti), and a group of “supporters” of its destruction (i.e., an Albanian football fan group Shverceri) gathered on the same location 
  2. ^ a b "INCIDENT NE KALA TE SHKUPIT – ИНЦИДЕНТ ВО СКОПСКО КАЛЕ" on YouTube
  3. ^ a b "OMER BUNJAKU I ARTAN GRUBI" on YouTube
  4. ^ "Shvercerat vazhdojnë të sundojnë FYROM-in". http://tfsh.ml. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.  External link in |newspaper= (help)
  5. ^ Last, First (2015). Shvercerat banner collection (Type). Location: Publisher. p. 1. Publisher ID. 

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