KF Feronikeli

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KF Feronikeli
KF Feronikeli New Logo.jpg
Full name Klubi Futbollistik Feronikeli
Nickname(s) Xehëtarët (The Miners)
Tigrat e Zi (The Black Tigers)
Bardhë & Gjelbërit (White & Greens)
Founded April 8, 1974; 44 years ago (1974-04-08)
Ground Rexhep Rexhepi
Capacity 2,000
Coordinates 42°37′0″N 20°54′0″E / 42.61667°N 20.90000°E / 42.61667; 20.90000
President Naser Ramaj
Manager Zekirija Ramadani
League Football Superleague of Kosovo
2017–18 6th

KF Feronikeli (Albanian: Klubi Futbollistik Feronikeli) is a professional football club based in the town of Glogovac, Kosovo.[a] The club's home ground is Rexhep Rexhepi and they compete in the Football Superleague of Kosovo, the highest tier of football in Kosovo.[1][2]

History[edit]

The old club logo, until 2018

The club has historically closely been associated with NewCo Ferronikeli, the nearby ore mining and metallurgical complex, since the plant was built in 1984.[3][4]

Stadium[edit]

The club play their homes games at the Rexhep Rexhepi Stadium in Drenas, which has a seated capacity of 6,000 spectators. The stadium is named after the club's former player and captain Rexhep Rexhepi, who fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army and was killed on 12 February 1999 by Serb forces during the Kosovo War.[5] In December 2012 work began on the ground in order to renovate the single stand, the playing field as well as the clubhouse, with funding coming from the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. In January 2014 the local municipality began to seek investment form the central government and the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports to complete a full renovation of the stadium in order to convert into a 2,000 all seater stadium,[6] and this was granted on 23 May 2014, when the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports along with the Gllogoc municipality signed the agreement to invest €100,000 into a three-stage renovation process.[7] The entire project cost a total of €200,000, and stage two was completed during the 2014–15 season, while the third stage was completed after the end of the season in the summer of 2015.[8]

Honours[edit]

KF Feronikeli honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Football Superleague of Kosovo 2 2014–15, 2015–16
First Football League of Kosovo 1 2011–12
Kosovar Cup 2 2013–14, 2014–15
International Independence Cup (Albania) 1 2014

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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