KF Teuta Durrës

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KF Teuta
Teuta Durrës Club Logo.svg
Full nameKlubi Futbollit Teuta (Teuta Football Club)
Nickname(s)Djemtë e Detit (Boys of the Sea - Sea Boys)
Durrësakët (Durrës City Boys)
Founded1920; 99 years ago (1920)
as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranium Sport Club)[1][2]
GroundNiko Dovana Stadium
Capacity13,000[3]
PresidentEdmond Hasanbelli
ManagerBledi Shkëmbi
LeagueAlbanian Superliga
2018–19Albanian Superliga, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

Klubi Futbollit Teuta (Teuta 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]

  • 1920: KS Urani
  • 1922: SK Durrës
  • 1930: KS Teuta Durrës
  • 1946: KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës
  • 1950: KS Durrës
  • 1951: KS Puna Durrës
  • 1958: KS Lokomotiva Durrës
  • 1991: KS Teuta Durrës
  • Present: KF Teuta

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.

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 he was named as the new president of the club,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.[7] 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 eliminated 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.[8][9] 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.[10]

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.[11] During the 2013–14 season, according to the club's official website the average league attendance was 2,638.

Honours[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Teuta's fans are known as Djemtë e Detit 1994 (Boys of the Sea).[12] 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
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1QR Latvia Ventspils 0−1 0−3 0–4
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = First Round
  • 2R = Second Round

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 11 July 2019[13]

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 Isli Hidi
3 Albania DF Renato Arapi
4 Albania DF Silvester Shkalla
5 Albania DF Rustem Hoxha
7 Albania MF Fabian Beqja
8 Albania MF Albano Aleksi
9 Croatia FW Tomislav Bušić
10 Kosovo MF Florent Avdyli
12 North Macedonia GK Bobi Celeski
16 Albania MF Ledio Beqja
17 North Macedonia DF Blagoja Todorovski
19 Albania DF Tefik Osmani
20 Kosovo MF Roni Gashi
No. Position Player
22 Albania MF Xhonatan Lajthia
23 Albania MF Arlind Kalaja
24 Guinea MF Lancinet Sidibe
31 Albania GK Geris Neziri
55 Greece DF Alexandros Kouro
59 Albania MF Sherif Kallaku
77 Albania MF Gerhard Progni
97 Albania DF Artan Jazxhi
98 Albania FW Lorenco Vila
99 Montenegro FW Darko Nikač
Albania MF Amer Duka
Albania MF Klinti Qato
Albania MF Orjan Xhemalaj

Current staff[edit]

Position Staff
President Albania Edmond Hasanbelliu
Director Albania Vasalliaz Rama
Manager Albania Bledi Shkëmbi
Assistant Manager Italy Igor Campedelli
Head Of Youth Albania Hito Hitaj
Coach Albania Justin Bespalla
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Xhevair Kapllani

Records[edit]

Historical list of coaches[edit]

Title winning coaches[edit]

Name Period Notes
Albania Haxhi Ballgjini 1993–94 1993-94 Albanian Superliga
Albania Bashkim Koka 1994–96 1994–95 Albanian Cup
Albania Hasan Lika 1999–03 1999–2000 Albanian Cup
Albania Stavri Nica Jan 27, 2005 – June 1, 2005 2004–05 Albanian Cup

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albania - KS Teuta Durrës - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway".
  2. ^ "Club : Teuta Durres B".
  3. ^ Worldstadiums. "Stadia in Albania". Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Unofficial Site of Albanian Football since 1913: Season 1930".
  5. ^ "Unofficial Site of Albanian Football since 1913: Season 1931".
  6. ^ Dovana, portieri që shënoi në Tiranë
  7. ^ Edmond Hasanbelliu at KFTeuta.com Archived 2014-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Teuta zyrtarizon trajnerin italian, Sorrentino: Kam projekt 3-vjeçar, dua titullin kampion Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Magani largohet nga Teuta, vjen Sorrentino Archived 2014-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Daja trajner i Teutës, shkarkohet Sorrentino Archived 2014-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Frasheri, Dash (3 August 2010). "Anti- Uzbekistani, kombëtarja e lojtarëve pa ekip". Albania-Sport (in Albanian). Frasheri. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  12. ^ Fatjon Pandovski (9 February 2012). "Teuta making regal progress in Albania". Member associations: Albania. UEFA. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  13. ^ "Lojtarët" [The players] (in Albanian). KF Teuta Durrës.

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