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Tomori Berat
Logo
Full name Futboll Klub Tomori Berat
Nickname(s) Tigrat e Beratit (The Tigers of Berat)
Mistrecat (The Captious)
Founded November 25, 1923; 93 years ago (1923-11-25)
Ground Tomori Stadium
Berat, Albania
Ground Capacity 14,450
Owner Municipality of Berat
Chairman Petrit Sinaj
Manager Santiliano Dule
League Albanian First Division, Group B
2016–17 Albanian First Division, Group B, 5th
Website Club website

Futboll Klub Tomori Berat is an Albanian football club based in the city of Berat. The club's home ground is the Tomori Stadium and they currently participate in the Albanian First Division.

History[edit]

The sport of football was introduced to the city of Berat in the early 1910s by students who had completed their studies abroad. They brought back footballs and the rules of the game from their travels which they then passed onto the locals. As early as 1913 amateur neighbourhood teams were formed, such as Çunat e Lumit, Vakëfi, Kalaja and Opinga. In 1923 an artists and sports club was founded in Berat, under the name Tomori, named after the nearby Mount Tomorr. It was established in the neighbourhood facilities of a local school called Mangalem, and the first team was formed with 18 teenage players. With the Albanian Football Association's foundation in 1930, the club participated in its first official tournament in the same year, which was the second tier of the newly established Albanian football system. Tomori won the 1930 Albanian First Division and gained promotion to the Albanian Superliga. Prior to their debut season in the top flight the club changed its name from Tomori to Muzaka in 1931, and during the 1931 season they finished in 7th and last place with a record of 1 draw and 5 losses, which led to their relegation.[1] They returned to the Albanian First Division in 1932 where they would remain for 4 seasons. In 1935 the Albanian Football Association did not organise any competitions so the club was not active for the year. In 1936 football resumed in Albania and the club changed its name back to Tomori and finished second in the Albanian First Division, achieving promotion to the Albanian Superliga for the second time. In the 1937 season the club again finished last in the top flight, level on points with Ismail Qemali Vlorë, who they lost 2–1 to in a relegation play off held in Kavajë at the end of the season to determine Tomori's immediate relegation once again.[2]

1936–1949: KS Tomori 1950: Berati 1951–1957: Puna 1957–deri tani: KS Tomori

Members of the Presidency: (1923–1926) Chairman: Zyhdi Doko Secretary: Shyqyri Lakra Other members: Lilo Xhimitiku Andon Myzeqari Vangjel Haxhistasa Alqiviadhi Shyti

In 1964 Tomori was runner-up in the Albanian Cup, losing in the final to KS Partizani.

Tomori won the Albanian First Division championship four times: in 1930, 1950, 1970, and 1977.

In 1991–1992 F.K Tomori participated in the Balkans Cup but lost on aggregate to FC Oţelul Galaţi (2:4), who went on to be runners-up of the competition.

Their first participation in European football was in the UEFA Cup 2000-01, losing 2–5 on aggregate to Cypriot team APOEL F.C..

In 2000 F.K Tomori were runners-up in the championship, losing on penalty kicks against FK Tirana with the game having finished 1–1 after extra time had been played.

Stadium[edit]

Tomori Stadium was built in 1985 and holds 14,500 spectators. This is the third highest capacity stadium in Albania after Qemal Stafa Stadium and Loro Boriçi Stadium.[3] The stadium finally completed its renovation in early 2012, where 13,000 tickets went on sale for the first game held there. Interest was high because the last Albanian Superliga game to be held there was in 2002.[4]

Fans[edit]

Tomori has some of the most fervent fans in Albania.

Also, Tomori have tifo-groups like Mistrecat, Berat Hooligans and Ultras Tomori.

Honours[edit]

Albanian First Division:

  • Winners (4): 1930, 1950–51, 1970–71, 1976–77

Albanian Superliga:

  • Runners-up (1): 1999–00

Albanian Cup:

  • Runners-up (1): 1963–64

Balkans Cup:

  • Semi-final (1): 1991–92

Albanian Second Division:

  • Winners (1): 2015-2016

European Cups history[edit]

  • QR1=1st Qualifying Round
Season Competition Round Country Team Home Away Aggregate
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR1 Cyprus APOEL 2–3 0–2 2–5

Recent seasons[edit]

Year Division Position
1999–2000 Albanian Superliga (I) 2nd
2000–01 Albanian Superliga (I) 12th
2001–02 Albanian Superliga (I) 14th Arrow-down.gif
2002–03 Albanian First Division (II) 1st
2003–04 Albanian First Division (II) 6 th
2004–05 Albanian First Division (II) 4th
2005–06 Albanian First Division (II) 6th
2006–07 Albanian First Division (II) 16th
2007–08 Albanian First Division(II) 16th Arrow-down.gif
2008–09 Albanian Second Division (III) 3rd
2009–10 Albanian Second Division(III) 2nd Arrow-up.png
2010–11 Albanian First Division 2nd Arrow-up.png
2011–12 Albanian Superliga (I) 10th
2012–13 Albanian Superliga (I) 12th Arrow-down.gif
2013–14 Albanian First Division (II) 4th
2014–15 Albanian First Division (II) 9th Arrow-down.gif
2015-16 Albanian Second Division (III) 1st Arrow-up.png
2016-17 Albanian First Division (II) 5th
2017-18 Albanian First Division (II) TBP

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 July 2016

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 Andi Xhixha
3 Albania DF Eneo Bitri
6 Albania DF Remi Berberi
8 Albania DF Fatjon Topi
9 Albania MF Vangjel Mile
11 Albania MF Viktor Gjyla
13 Albania MF Doraldo Paja
17 Albania MF Gersi Arbëri (Captain)
19 Albania FW Gelando Sharavaolli
No. Position Player
21 Albania FW Berjon Myzyri
2 Albania DF Lisjan Hadaj
5 Albania DF Denis Frataraku
7 Albania MF Aldo Dervishi
12 Albania GK Franci Spahiu
15 Albania MF Algert Avdo
18 Albania MF Rikeldo Dragoti
20 Albania DF Algi Lapardhaja
TBD Albania DF Daniel Ramazani

Coaching staff and officials[edit]

Position Name
Manager Albania Santiliano Dule
Assistant Manager Albania Tomi Fani
Medic of club Albania Ilir Sinani
Fitness Coach Albania Tomi Fani
Club Secretary Albania Polizoi KuqI

Notable players[edit]

Albania Theodhor Arbëri

Albania Arben Arbëri

Albania Përparim Kovaçi

Albania Klodian Arbëri

Albania Polizoi Arbëri

Albania Kliton Bozgo

Nigeria James Adeniyi

Albania Ilirjan Çaushaj

Top scorers[edit]

Season Player Club Goals
1980 Albania Përparim Kovaçi Tomori 18
1987 Albania Arben Arbëri Tomori 14
1991 Albania Kliton Bozgo Tomori 29
2000 Albania Klodian Arbëri Tomori 18

Managers[edit]

  • Albania Eqerem Memushi (July 2010 – Jan 11)
  • Albania Përparim Daiu (Aug 2011 – Oct 11)
  • Albania Eqerem Memushi (Oct 2011 – March 12)
  • Albania Madrit Muzhai (interim) (March 2012)
  • Albania Ernest Gjoka (March 2012 – June 12)
  • Albania Kristaq Mile (July 2012 – Nov 12)
  • Albania Madrit Muzhai (Nov 2012–2016)
  • Albania Santliano Dule (2017– )

[edit]

2010 Bashkia Berat

Kit providers and sponsors[edit]

2012–2013 – Ola1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armillotta, Giovanni (2000). "ALBANIAN FOOTBALL SEASON 1931". Giovanni Armillotta. Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Albanian Football Season 1937
  3. ^ WorldStadiums. "World Stadiums Data". Retrieved 3 August 2010. 
  4. ^ 10 vite pritje, Berati në festë