Football Superleague of Kosovo

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Football Superleague of Kosovo
Football Superleague of Kosovo logo.png
Founded 1945
First season 1945
Country Kosovo
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to First Football League of Kosovo
Domestic cup(s) Kosovar Cup
Kosovar Supercup
International cup(s) UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Current champions Trepça'89 (1st title)
(2016–17)
Most championships Prishtina (10 titles)
TV partners SuperSport (live matches)
Radio Television of Kosovo (highlights only)
Website Official website
2017–18 Football Superleague of Kosovo

The Football Superleague of Kosovo (Albanian: Superliga e Futbollit të Kosovës), also known as the Vala Superleague of Kosovo for sponsorship reasons with Vala, is the top professional association football division of the Kosovar football league system. The division was set up in 1945 and its official name has changed a number of times. Vala Superleague is organized by the Football Federation of Kosovo and the division currently has a 12-team format. The clubs play each other three times during the season for a 33-match schedule. At the end of the season, the bottom three teams in the division are relegated to the second tier, First Football League of Kosovo.

The Vala Superliga ran outside FIFA and UEFA until Kosovo[a] was admitted to both organizations on 3 May 2016.[1]

Clubs (2017–18)[edit]

Locations of the 2017–18 Football Superleague of Kosovo teams
Club Town Stadium
Besa Pejë Peć Shahin Haxhiislami
Drenica Skenderaj Bajram Aliu
Drita Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium
Feronikeli Glogovac Rexhep Rexhepi
Flamurtari Pristina Flamurtari Stadium
Gjilani Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium
Liria Prizren Përparim Thaçi
Llapi Podujevo Zahir Pajaziti
Prishtina Pristina Rexhep Rexhepi
Trepça'89 Mitrovica Riza Lushta
Vëllaznimi Gjakova Gjakova City Stadium
Vllaznia Pozheran Požaranje Gjilan City Stadium

Previous winners[edit]

This is a list of winners since 1945.[2]

As a subdivision of the Yugoslav league[edit]

Independent League of Kosovo[edit]

Reestablished after establishment of UNMIK[edit]

After Kosovo's declaration of independence[edit]

Total performance by club[edit]

Number of titles since Independent League of Kosovo became the first tier of Kosovar league system.

Club Winners Winning Years
FC Prishtina 10 1991–92, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2011–12, 2012–13
KF Besa 3 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07
KF Trepça 2 1992–93, 2009–10
KF Feronikeli 2 2014–15, 2015–16
KF Fushë Kosova 1 1990–91
KF Dukagjini 1 1993–94
KF Liria 1 1994–95
KF Besiana 1 2001–02
FC Drita 1 2002–03
KF Hysi 1 2010–11
FC Vushtrria 1 2013–14
KF Trepça'89 1 2016–17

UEFA rankings[edit]

Current rankings[edit]

As of 8 December 2017[3]
2018 2017 Mvmt League
50 50 0 Wales Welsh Premier League
51 51 0 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Premier League
52 52 0 Gibraltar Gibraltar Premier Division
53 53 0 Andorra First Division
54 54 0 San Marino Sammarinese Football Championship
55 55 0 Kosovo Football Superleague of Kosovo

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

a. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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