KF Lushnja

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KF Lushnja
Club crest
Full name Klubi Futbollit Lushnja
Nickname(s) Delegatët, Lagunarët
Founded January 21, 1927; 90 years ago (1927-01-21) as Kongresi i Lushnjës
Ground Abdurrahman Roza Haxhiu Stadium
Lushnjë, Albania
Ground Capacity 8,000
President Fatos Tushe
Manager Artan Bano
League Albanian Superliga
2016–17 Albanian First Division, Group B, 1st (promoted)

Klubi Sportiv Lushnja is an Albanian football club based in the city of Lushnjë in the County of Fier. Their home ground is the Abdurrahman Roza Haxhiu Stadium and they currently compete in the Albanian Superliga.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

The club was originally formed in 1927 and the first football game held in the city of Lushnjë was played shortly after. This was a friendly game against Tomori Berat and the team consisted of young men from Lushnjë. The club was named Kongresi i Lushnjës following a proposal from a member of parliament and signatory of the Albanian Declaration of Independence Ferit Vokopola to name the club after the Congress of Lushnjë, which was where Vokopola himself was elected secretary. In 1927 a young man named Ali Funga returned from his studies in Austria and joined the club as a player and the head coach. He returned to Albania from Austria with shirts that would be used by the club, and they had green vertical stripes which were used to symbolise the fields of Myzeqe. Although the club was formed on 21 January 1927 it was not "officially" formed until 27 July 1930 shortly after the formation of the Albanian Football Association a month earlier. It was known then as the Kongresi i Lushnjës literacy-artistic society. The club's first official jerseys were green, and the first sports chief of the club was Ali Funga, who had been a key member of the club's pre formation years.

In 1945 they changed their name to KS Traktori Lushnja followed by a further name change in 1950 to SK Lushnja. In 1951 it was changed to Puna Lushnja, before they returned to KS Traktori Lushnja in 1958. In 1991 the club was named KS Lushnja. Mario Kempes made his full-time coaching debut in Albania with a brief spell at the club.[1]

Supporters[edit]

The club's main supporters' group is called the Ultras Delegatët, which was formed on 21 January 2012, on the 85th anniversary of the club. Delegatët took over as the club's main supporters' group from the previous group which was called the Lushnja Warriors.

Honours[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 30th May 2017

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
30 Albania GK Mikel Spaho
12 Albania GK Oltjan Haremi

5 Albania DF Franci Bufazi
Albania DF Renato Dervishi
Albania DF Leonard Hasalla
Albania DF Endrien Magani
Albania DF Arber Mone
15 Albania DF Ledion Ruço
20 Albania DF Marius Sula
19 Albania DF Erion Xhafa

Albania MF Ergys Alushi
Albania MF Orkeljen Baze
Albania MF Alban Bizhyti
No. Position Player
Albania MF Gentian Çela
Albania MF Klevis Gjoni
Albania MF Orklej Kapxhiu
Albania MF Erlind Koreshi
Albania MF Aldo Malaj
Albania MF Dionis Musaka
Albania MF Sebastjano Shurdhi
14 Albania MF Ledian Taullau
17 Albania MF Alban Bicaku

11 Albania FW Arbër Allkanjari
22 Albania FW Klejdis Branica
18 Albania FW Mikel Canka
29 Albania FW Fatjon Sefa (Captain)

Managers[edit]

Coach from until Major Titles
Argentina Mario Kempes[2] 20 December 1996 1 February 1997 0
Albania Hysen Dedja 1 July 2001 1 July 2002 0
Albania Agim Mone 1 July 2002 3 November 2002 0
Albania Kristaq Mile 30 November 2002 1 July 2003 0
Romania Aurel Țicleanu 1 July 2003 18 October 2003 0
Albania Agim Canaj 25 October 2003 10 April 2004 0
Albania Ilir Gjyla 14 April 2004 1 September 2004 0
Albania Sulejman Demollari 1 September 2004 21 February 2005 0
Albania Mirel Josa 21 February 2005 1 July 2005 0
Albania Perlat Sevo[3] 1 July 2005 22 January 2006 0
Albania Artan Bano 22 January 2006 9 February 2006 0
Albania Sulejman Demollari 9 February 2006 12 March 2006 0
Albania Saimir Malko 26 October 2008 0
Albania Artan Bano July 2012- 2

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