FK Egnatia

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FK Egnatia
Egnatia Rrogozhinë club logo.svg
Full nameKlubi Sportiv Egnatia Rrogozhinë
FoundedSeptember 15, 1964; 54 years ago (1964-09-15)
as 22 Shtatori Rrogozhinë
GroundEgnatia Stadium
Rrogozhinë, Albania
ChairmanBeqir Nuredini
ManagerBledar Sinella
LeagueAlbanian First Division, Group B
2017–18Albanian First Division, Group A, 2nd

Klubi i Futbollit Egnatia Rrogozhinë is an Albanian football (soccer) club based in Rrogozhinë. They play their home games at Rrogozhinë Stadium, which has a capacity of 4000 spectators.

The club was founded on 15 September 1964 under the name 22 Shtatori Rrogozhinë, and in 1991 the name of the club was changed to Vullneti Rrogozhinë, before renaming to its current name KS Egnatia Rrogozhinë in 1998.


The passion and desire for the game of football was integrated into the hearts of local citizens and patriots since the early years of World War I. Rrogozhinë being neighbours to Kavajë, a city with a long tradition in football on a national level knew how to use this experience to its own advantage by forming initially an amateur level team which would later go on to compete in the second division of Albanian football. The very first match in club history was a friendly between Besa in 1934 which ended in a 1–7 loss. Mustafa Cara, a student of agronomy in Bari, Italy who had returned home for vacation (he was a player for Fidelis Andria, a Seria B club in Italy at the time), scored 5 goals for Besa. Following the liberation of the country after World War II, the league structure changed by allowing only district level teams to compete in the top two divisions. This made it difficult for Rrogozhinë, a locality at the time, to compete on a national level.[1]

Egnatia had one season in the top tier of Albanian football after winning promotion in summer 2004.[2] They were only relegated on the first attempt,[3] with Alfred Ferko succeeding Hysen Dedja and Petrit Haxhia as first team coach during the season.

Current squad[edit]

As of 9 September 2017

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 Kadri Birja
4 Albania DF Rudin Nako
3 Albania DF Andi Bakiasi
14 Albania DF Briken Doci
5 Albania DF Jurgen Vogli
2 Albania DF Klaudio Rexhepi
15 Albania DF Dejon Dosti
16 Albania DF Viktor Gjyla
13 Albania DF Eski Vargu
No. Position Player
19 Albania MF Tedi Baholli
20 Nigeria MF Beji Anthony
6 Nigeria MF Henry Okebugwu
22 Nigeria MF Bright Friday
10 Albania MF Rigers Karaj (captain)
9 Albania FW Vangjel Mile
21 Nigeria FW Kingsley Agbodike
18 Albania FW Fjordi Gjuzi
18 Nigeria FW Ubon Obot

See also[edit]