KF Teuta Durrës

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Teuta Durrës
Teuta Durrës Club Logo.svg
Full name Klubi Futbollit Teuta Durrës (Teuta Durrës Football Club)
Nickname(s) Djemtë e Detit (Boys of the Sea - Sea Boys)
Durrësakët (Durrës City Boys)
Founded 1920; 97 years ago (1920)
as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranium Sport Club)[1][2]
Ground Niko Dovana Stadium
Ground Capacity 13,000[3]
President Edmond Hasanbelliu
Manager Gugash Magani
League Albanian Superliga
2016–17 Albanian Superliga, 5th
Website Club website

Klubi Futbollit Teuta Durrës (Teuta Durrës Football Club) is an Albanian football team based in the city of Durrës. They currently compete in the Albanian Superliga and they play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium.

The club was founded in 1920 as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranium Sport Club), and they were a founding member of the Albanian National Championship in 1930, as well as runners-up in the 1931 National Championship. They have won the Albanian Superliga once in 1994, and they have also won the Albanian Cup three times, as well as finishing runners-up in three Albanian Supercups.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The club was founded in 1920 as Klubi Sportiv Urani, which literally translates to Uranium Sport Club, and they changed their name to Sport Klub Durrës just two years later 1922. They kept the same name until they joined the Albania National Championship as one of the original six members alongside SK Tiranë, Skënderbeu Korçë, Bashkimi Shkodran, Urani Elbasan and Sportklub Vlorë. In 1930, before entering the National Championship, the club changes its name to the Klubi Sportiv Teuta Durrës, in reference to Queen Teuta of Illyria. In the first National Championship they finished fifth out of six teams, collecting three wins and two draws out of ten games.[4] The following season they finished as runners-up in the league, as they lost 4–1 in the championship final against SK Tiranë, where the club's goalkeeper Niko Dovana famously scored the equaliser in the first leg which ended in a 1–1 draw.[5][6]

After Communism took control of Albania the club was forced to change its name to KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës, literally meaning KS Red Star Durrës. Just 3 years later in 1950 the club dropped KS Red Star Durrës from its name and was simply called SK Durrës once again, before renaming to SK Puna Durrës a 1-year later in 1951. The club changed its name again in 1958 to KS Lokomotiva Durrës which they kept until the fall of Communism in Albania in 1991. Since 1991 the club has renamed KS Teuta Durrës, with the football team being called KF Teuta Durrës.[7]

The 1994 Albanian Cup final second leg lineup against KF Tirana.

Hasanbelliu era[edit]

In 1999 local businessman and owner of Eurotech Cement Edmond Hasanbelliu was named as the new president of the club, and he brought in Hasan Lika as manager immediately. He began investing in the club and introduced Albanian internationals Sokol Prenga and Suad Liçi in the club, alongside a host of other players including Orges Shehi and Arjan Sheta.[8] In the club's first season under Hasan Lika and Edmond Hasanbelliu they finished in third place, behind Tomori Berat and eventual winners KF Tirana. They also had a successful Albanian Cup run as they eliminated Flamurtari Vlorë, KF Tirana and Dinamo Tirana to reach the final against KS Lushnja, which ended 0–0 after extra time and Teuta won the game 5–4 on penalties. They qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup in the following season, where they faced Austrian side SK Rapid Wien. They were elimated following a 6–0 aggregate loss, after 4–0 and 2–0 losses.

Recent years[edit]

In November 2013 the president Hasanbelliu announced that the club had sold a 50% stake to Swiss company Gea Sport, who promised investment in the club in order to achieve domestic success as well as have good runs in Europe. The firm's first action as shareholders was to replace the Albanian coach Gugash Magani with the Italian Roberto Sorrentino, who became the club's first ever foreign coach.[9][10] Following less than 2 months as shareholders Gea Sport were instrumental in bringing in 11 players during the January transfer window, most of which were foreigners, in an attempt to push for the title. on 24 February 2014, Sorrentino was fired as the first team coach following a string of poor results. The club announced the appointment of Ilir Daja the day after Sorrentino's departure.[11]

Stadium[edit]

Niko Dovana Stadium

The club play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium which was built in 1965 and currently has a capacity of around 13,000. The stadium was previously known as the Lokomotiva Stadium between 1958 and 1991 during Communism while the club was named Lokomotiva Durrës. The stadium has also been host to the Albania national team in 2010 where they played a friendly against Uzbekistan.[12] During the 2013–14 season, according to the club's official website the average league attendance was 2,638.

Honours[edit]

1931,
1992–93,
1994–95,
1995–96,
2006–07,
2011–12
1994–95,
1999–00,
2004–05
    • Runners-up (6)
1957,
1974–75,
1993–94,
2000–01,
2002–03,
2006–07
1994,
1995 Final match KF Tirana vs KF Teuta Durrës not played,
2000,
2005
1959,
1961
  • Sporti Popullor Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1982
  • Ylli Cup:
    • Winners (1): 1985

Supporters[edit]

Teuta's fans are known as Djemtë e Detit 1994 (Boys of the Sea).[13] and PIRATËT 2016 (PIRATES 2016) and MARINSAT 2017 (MARINSAT 2017)

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 UEFA Cup QR Cyprus Apollon Limassol 1–4 2–4 3–8
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR Finland TPS Turku 3–0 0–1 3–1
1R Italy AC Parma 0–2 0–2 0–4
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1QR Slovakia FC Kosice 1–4 1–2 2–6
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Iceland IA Akranes 2–1 1–5 3–6
2000–01 UEFA Cup 2QR Austria SK Rapid Wien 0–4 0–2 0–6
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Malta Valletta 0–0 2–1 2–1
2R Romania Gloria Bistrița 1–0 0–3 1–3
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R Slovakia FK ZTS Dubnica 0–0 0–4 0–4
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1QR Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Široki Brijeg 3–1 0–3 3–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1QR Croatia NK Slaven Belupo 2–2 2–6 4–8
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1QR Georgia (country) FC Metalurgi Rustavi 0–3 1–6 1–9
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1QR Moldova Dacia Chișinău 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1QR Kazakhstan Kairat 0–1 0–5 0–6
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = First Round
  • 2R = Second Round

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 October 2017[14]

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 Elhan Kastrati
2 Albania DF Arbri Beqaj
3 Albania DF Silvester Shkalla
4 Nigeria DF Abe Sunday Oluwasina
5 Albania DF Dajan Shehi
6 Albania DF Dejvi Bilali
7 Albania MF Arbër Çyrbja
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Anel Dedić
9 Nigeria FW Onyeka Osemene
10 Albania MF Albi Dosti
11 Albania FW Ardit Shehaj
15 Albania DF Arsen Sykaj
No. Position Player
16 Ghana FW Latif Amadu
17 Republic of Macedonia MF Nijaz Lena (Captain)
18 Albania FW Lorenco Vila
19 Albania MF Fabian Beqja
21 Albania FW Xhonathan Lajthia
22 Albania DF Granuel Lika
23 Albania MF Esin Hakaj
27 Albania MF Ardit Hila
29 Croatia DF Ante Hrkać
31 Albania GK Shpëtim Moçka
Albania MF Jurgen Peqini

Records[edit]

Managers[edit]

Name Period Notes
Albania Haxhi Ballgjini 1993–94 1993-94 Albanian Superliga
Albania Bashkim Koka 1994–96 1994–95 Albanian Cup
Albania Shkëlqim Muça July 1, 1996 – June 30, 1997
Albania Hasan Lika |1| 1999–03 1999–2000 Albanian Cup
Albania Vasil Bici June 1, 2003 – Sept 18, 2003
Albania Hasan Lika |2| Sept 18, 2003 – March 13, 2004
Albania Stavri Nica |1| March 20, 2004 – June 1, 2004
Albania Edmond Zalla July 1, 2004 – Sept 28, 2004
Albania Stavri Nica |2| Sept 29, 2004 – Oct 4, 2004
Albania Neptun Bajko Oct 4, 2004 – Jan 27, 2005
Albania Stavri Nica |3| Jan 27, 2005 – June 1, 2005 2004–05 Albanian Cup
Albania Hasan Lika |3| July 1, 2005 – March 1, 2006
Albania Stavri Nica |4| March 1, 2006 – March 18, 2006
Albania Alfred Ferko March 18, 2006 – June 1, 2006
Albania Hasan Lika |4| July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007
Albania Hysen Dedja July 1, 2006 – Sept 30, 2007
Albania Gentian Begeja |1| Sept 30, 2007 – Nov 28, 2007
Albania Kristaq Mile Nov 28, 2007 – June 1, 2008
Albania Sulejman Starova Aug 24, 2008 – May 30, 2009
Albania Mirel Josa July 1, 2009 – Jan 30, 2010
Albania Ylli Shehu Feb 4, 2010 – June 3, 2010
Albania Edi Martini June 9, 2010 – May 24, 2011
Albania Hasan Lika |5| May 27, 2011 – Sept 12, 2012
Albania Gentian Begeja |2| Sept 14, 2012 – Jan 22, 2013
Albania Gugash Magani |1| Jan 28, 2013 – Nov 16, 2013
Italy Roberto Sorrentino Nov 18, 2013 – Feb 24, 2014
Albania Ilir Biturku Feb 25, 2014 – May 30, 2014
Albania Hasan Lika |6| June 5, 2014–June 2, 2015
Albania Gugash Magani |2| June 2, 2015–2016
Italy Cesare Beggi June 2, 2016– September, 2016
Albania Gugash Magani |3| September, 2016–

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