|Full name||Klubi Futbollistik Gjilani|
|Nickname(s)||Kuq e Bardhet (Red and White)
as Crvena Zvezda Gnjilane|
1995 as Gjilani
|Ground||Gjilan City Stadium|
|League||Football Superleague of Kosovo|
|2016–17||Football Superleague of Kosovo, 5th|
KF Gjilani (Albanian: Klubi Futbollistik Gjilani), commonly known as Gjilani is a professional football club based in Gjilan, Kosovo.[a] The club play in the Football Superleague of Kosovo, which is the top tier of football in the country.
KF Gjilani is the club which was formed in 1995 by Afrim Kçiku, under difficult circumstances. Despite difficulties with the organization they had managed somehow to keep alive this club where after 5 years of foundation they win the Kosovar Cup and made the club at the top of the Kosovar league. KF Gjilani competes on the top flight of football division in Kosovo being the Football Superleague of Kosovo.
Skifterat during a match
|Arena||Gjilan City Stadium|
Skifterat are the clubs ultras group.
There is often a fierce rivalry between the two strongest teams in a national league and this is particularly the case in Football Superleague of Kosovo, where the game between Gjilani and Drita is known as Gjilan or Anamorava derby. Derby according to the tradition of the city of Gjilan, the party starts with fans organization, who try to give the maximum that besides the support for the respective clubs, there is also some surprise for the other opponent camp, to say that we were better and is appreciated more than what is presented to you with great curiosity about the whole city, what a presentation will be on the weekend from Skifterat (Falcons) and Intelektualët (Intellectuals).
Three days before the match the derby gives the atmosphere a night life, everywhere in the cafe bars is an atmosphere that occurs only during national holidays, where fans are seen by both the Skifterat (Falcons) and Intelektualët (Intellectuals) to live all that week under the fever of the much-anticipated derby.
One hour before the match, the two camps are organized in groups and always avoid eventual incidents between the two ultras groups. They divide the streets from where they will go to the stadium, which is good In a way organized the Kosovo Police, in a way to avoid the breakdown of this holiday and the much anticipated confrontation in Gjilan.
Crest and colours
The first design and colours in 1995 was red and white in the center with a circle and one ball that formed the badge of the club. In 2000, the colors were changed by the new president of the club in purple and light blue, but early in the 2008–09 season at the initiative of the leadership of Gjilan's supporters club Skifterat (Falcons), back before the club colors.
The club has played its home games at the Gjilan City Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi i Qytetit të Gjilanit) is a multi-purpose stadium in Gjilan, Kosovo.[a] The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people all seater.
- As of 24 August 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|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 109 out of 193 United Nations member states.|