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Kosovo
Nickname(s) Dardanët (Dardanians)
Association Federata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Bernard Challandes
Captain Samir Ujkani
Most caps Samir Ujkani (19)
Top scorer Albert Bunjaku
Elba Rashani (3)
Home stadium Various
FIFA code KVX[1]
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 141 Steady (16 August 2018)
Highest 141 (7 June 2018)
Lowest 190 (July–August 2016)
Elo ranking
Current 99 Steady (20 August 2018)
Highest 98 (30 May 2018)
Lowest 122 (June–July 2014)
First international
Unofficial
 Albania 3–1 Kosovo Albania
(Tirana, Albania; 14 February 1993)
Permitted by FIFA
 Kosovo 0–0 Haiti 
(Mitrovica, Kosovo; 5 March 2014)
As FIFA member
 Kosovo 2–0 Faroe Islands 
(Frankfurt, Germany; 3 June 2016)
Biggest win
United Nations Kosovo 7–1 Monaco 
(Cap d'Ail, France; 22 April 2006)
Biggest defeat
 Kosovo 0–6 Croatia 
(Shkodër, Albania; 6 October 2016)

The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Përfaqësuesja e futbollit të Kosovës, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Косова/Fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova) represents Kosovo in international men's football. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo, the governing body for football in Kosovo. They are a member of UEFA and FIFA since May 2016.[2][3]

History

Pre-independence

Yugoslavian era

The squads of Yugoslavia at international competitions often included players from Kosovo, such as Fadil Vokrri and Stevan Stojanović. Three football players as Fahrudin Jusufi, Milutin Šoškić and Vladimir Durković were part of the Yugoslavian team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and silver medal at the 1960 European Nations' Cup.

After breakup of Yugoslavia

The Kosovo national unofficial team was formed following the breakup of Yugoslavia and has played a number of friendly matches. On 14 February 1993, the first one was against Albania and the match ended with a 1–3 away defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Bardhyl Seferi, Fadil Berisha, Gani Llapashtica, Genc Hoxha, Isa Sadriu, Kushtrim Munishi, Muharrem Sahiti, Sadullah Ajeti and Selaudin Jerlini.[4]

After Kosovo War

"I am very pleased with the team's performance even though we had predicted a stronger opponent. However, I want to emphasize that our players have been fantastic. The fact that we do not play many international matches may have inspired the players to give it their all this time."

—Opinion of the then coach Muharrem Sahiti after the match against Monaco.[5]

On 7 September 2002. Kosovo for first time after the Kosovo War played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 0–1 home minimal defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Arsim Abazi, Besnik Kollari, Fadil Ademi, Faruk Statovci, Ismet Munishi, Mehmet Dragusha, Sunaj Keqi, Xhevdet Llumnica and Zenun Selimi.[6]

On 15 June 2007. One of the most important international matches was a 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia. It was the first time that Kosovo played a team that has taken part in the FIFA World Cup and the winning goal was scored by Kristian Nushi from the penalty kick on the 84th minute.[7] On 22 April 2006. Kosovo takes first biggest win against Monaco and the match ended 7–1 and this record continues to be unbroken, today to this day.[8]

After independence

First match

On 17 February 2010. Kosovo for first time after the declaration of independence played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 2–3 home defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Anel Raskaj, Dukagjin Gashi, Enis Zabërgja, Fisnik Papuçi, Ilir Nallbani, Kushtrim Mushica, Liridon Kukaj, Robert Gjeraj, Shpëtim Hasani and Yll Hoxha. This match had a humanitarian character, because the means gathered from this meeting will go to the affected of floods of Shkodër.[9]

Efforts for internationalization

On 6 May 2008, after the declaration of independence from Serbia, Kosovo applied for FIFA membership. On 24 October 2008, Kosovo's application was discussed at the FIFA Congress in Zürich, when Kosovo was rejected membership in FIFA and could not play friendly matches as it was deemed it did not comply with article 10 of the FIFA statutes, that only "an independent state recognised by the international community" may be admitted into FIFA.[10] On 22 May 2012. FIFA reverted that decision stating that Kosovo may play other countries in international friendlies according to Article 79 of the FIFA Statutes.[11]

In September 2012, Albania international Lorik Cana, along with Swiss internationals Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri, all of them with Kosovo Albanian origin was wrote a declaration to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, asking him to allow the Kosovo national team to be allowed to play friendly matches. The declaration was also signed by eight other Albanian footballers, hailing from Kosovo as Ahmed Januzi, Alban Meha, Armend Dallku, Burim Kukeli, Etrit Berisha, Fatmire Bajramaj, Lorik Cana, Mërgim Mavraj and Samir Ujkani.[12] In May 2012. In a meeting held, FIFA decided to allow friendly matches to be played a decision it later revoked following a protest issued by Football Association of Serbia. Some players, especially Kosovo Serbs as Milan Biševac and Miloš Krasić, continued to play for the Serbia. A new meeting was held at FIFA, on 27 and 28 September in which the Kosovo issue was again planned to be discussed, which was then postponed until December.[13][14]

Permitting by FIFA to play friendlies
Kosovo starting line-up in first international friendly against Haiti
(3–4–3)[15]

On 13 January 2014, the national team was given permission by FIFA to play against FIFA member associations in international friendlies, with the notable exception of representative teams of countries of the former Yugoslavia. Even club teams would be allowed to play friendlies after a FIFA Emergency Committee meeting. However, it was stipulated that clubs and representative teams of the Football Federation of Kosovo may not display national symbols as flags, emblems, etc. or play national anthems. The go-ahead was given after meetings between the Football Association of Serbia and Sepp Blatter. On 6 February 2013, FIFA gave the permission to play international friendly games against other member associations.[16]

On 5 March 2014, following FIFA's ruling. Kosovo played its first international friendly against Haiti and the match ended in a 0–0 draw.[17][18] Before the match, some players of Kosovo posed with guns at a shooting range, causing a stir in Serbia.[19] On the eve of the match, supporters of Kosovo burned the flag of Serbia.[20] This incident prompted the Football Association of Serbia to request that FIFA revoke Kosovo's right to play international friendlies.[21]

After the match against Haiti, five more games were held with Turkey, Senegal, Oman, Equatorial Guinea and in the end with Albania. The first win in these friendlies was against Oman with a 1–0 home minimal win,[22] while the biggest defeat that was simultaneously also the first defeat was a 1–6 home defeat against Turkey that was playing with players that were the majority from Turkish championship.[23]

Membership in UEFA and FIFA

In September 2015 at an UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Malta was approved the request from the federation to the admission in UEFA to the next Ordinary Congress to be held in Budapest.[24] On 3 May 2016, at the Ordinary Congress. Kosovo were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo.[2][25]

On 13 May 2016. Kosovo was accepted in FIFA during their 66th congress in Mexico with 141 votes in favour and 23 against.[3]

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

On 9 June 2016. The UEFA Emergency Panel has decided that Kosovo will join Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine in Group I, also decided that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia should not play against Kosovo for security reasons.[26][27] On 5 September 2016. Kosovo made his debut on FIFA World Cup qualifications with a 1–1 away draw in against Finland and the draw goal was scored by the newcomer Valon Berisha from the penalty kick on the 60th minute.[28]

FIFA World Cup record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 to France 1998 Part of  Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro FR Yugoslavia
South KoreaJapan 2002 to Brazil 2014 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
Russia 2018 Did not qualify Russia 2018 6th 10 0 1 9 3 24
Qatar 2022 To be determined To be determined
CanadaMexicoUnited States 2026
Total 0/21 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/16 10 0 1 9 3 24

UEFA European Championship

UEFA European Championship record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 to England 1996 Part of  Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro FR Yugoslavia
BelgiumNetherlands 2000 to PolandUkraine 2012 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
France 2016 Did not enter Did not enter
Europe 2020 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R
2018–19 D 3 To be determined
Total 1/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Non-FIFA Tournament

In 2005. Kosovo has so far only participated in one international tournament, participated in the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cyprus Turkish Football Association, finishing second out of three. Kosovo lost against the host with result 1–0 and won against Sàpmi with result 4–1.[29]

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
Northern Cyprus 2005 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2
Total 1/1 2 1 0 1 4 2

Fixtures and results

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2017

2018

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the friendly match against  Albania, on 29 May 2018.[35]
All caps and goals as of 29 May 2018 after match against  Albania.[36]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Samir Ujkani (Captain) (1988-07-05) 5 July 1988 (age 30) 19 0 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
12 1GK Bledar Hajdini (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Kosovo Llapi
16 1GK Faton Maloku (1991-06-11) 11 June 1991 (age 27) 0 0 Albania Kukësi

13 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 24) 14 2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
15 2DF Mërgim Vojvoda (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Belgium Mouscron
3 2DF Fidan Aliti (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 24) 5 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
20 2DF Ardin Dallku (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Ukraine Vorskla Poltava
17 2DF Jetmir Krasniqi (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Switzerland Lugano
2 2DF Ardian Ismajli (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Croatia Hajduk Split
19 2DF Arbenit Xhemajli (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Neuchâtel Xamax

7 3MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 22) 14 0 Germany Werder Bremen
23 3MF Bernard Berisha (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 26) 13 0 Russia Akhmat Grozny
4 3MF Fanol Përdedaj (1991-07-16) 16 July 1991 (age 27) 12 0 Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken
8 3MF Besar Halimi (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 23) 10 1 Germany Mainz 05
10 3MF Arbër Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 23) 9 2 Netherlands Heerenveen
5 3MF Herolind Shala (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 26) 7 0 Norway Start
22 3MF Edon Zhegrova (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 19) 3 2 Belgium Genk
24 3MF Gjelbrim Taipi (1992-12-13) 13 December 1992 (age 25) 2 0 Switzerland Grasshoppers
14 3MF Rron Broja (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Shkupi
6 3MF Dren Feka (1997-06-09) 9 June 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Switzerland Luzern

18 4FW Vedat Muriqi (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 24) 10 2 Turkey Çaykur Rizespor
21 4FW Atdhe Nuhiu (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 29) 10 1 England Sheffield Wednesday
11 4FW Elba Rashani (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 25) 5 3 Norway Odd
9 4FW Donis Avdijaj (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 21) 3 0 Netherlands Willem II

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Visar Bekaj (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 21) 1 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21
GK Adis Nurković (1986-04-28) 28 April 1986 (age 32) 1 0 Bosnia and Herzegovina Tuzla City v.  Finland, 5 September 2017

DF Leart Paqarada (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 24) 13 1 Germany Sandhausen v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018INJ
DF Alban Pnishi (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 27) 8 0 Israel Bnei Sakhnin v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
DF Lirim Kastrati (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Italy Bologna v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
DF Armend Thaqi (1992-06-10) 10 June 1992 (age 26) 1 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Visar Berisha (1986-12-07) 7 December 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Kosovo Ballkani v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Ahmet Haliti (1988-09-29) 29 September 1988 (age 29) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Ilir Blakqori (1992-02-01) 1 February 1992 (age 26) 0 0 Kosovo Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Ardian Limani (1993-11-18) 18 November 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Kosovo Drita v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Arbër Potoku (1994-04-19) 19 April 1994 (age 24) 0 0 Kosovo Ballkani v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
DF Bajram Jashanica (1990-07-25) 25 July 1990 (age 28) 7 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ/DOP

MF Hekuran Kryeziu (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 25) 13 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
MF Bersant Celina (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 21) 10 1 Wales Swansea City v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
MF Benjamin Kololli (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 26) 5 0 Switzerland Zürich v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
MF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 21) 2 0 Switzerland Luzern v.  Burkina Faso, 27 March 2018
MF Mentor Zhdrella (1988-06-10) 10 June 1988 (age 30) 2 0 Kosovo Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Xhevdet Shabani (1986-10-10) 10 October 1986 (age 31) 0 0 Kosovo Drita v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Genc Hamiti (1993-09-21) 21 September 1993 (age 24) 0 0 Kosovo Ferizaj v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Alush Gavazaj (1995-03-24) 24 March 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Kosovo Feronikeli v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Lorik Boshnjaku (1995-07-07) 7 July 1995 (age 23) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Hamdi Namani (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 22) 0 0 Kosovo Llapi v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC
MF Florent Hasani (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 (age 21) 0 0 Hungary Diósgyőri v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21
MF Valon Berisha (Vice-captain) (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 25) 10 1 Italy Lazio v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017INJ
MF Besar Musolli (1989-02-28) 28 February 1989 (age 29) 1 0 Albania Kukësi v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017
MF Suad Sahiti (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Greece AEL v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017
MF Enis Alushi (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 32) 10 0 Germany VDV v.  Finland, 5 September 2017

FW Mendurim Hoti (1996-02-23) 23 February 1996 (age 22) 0 0 Kosovo Feronikeli v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21
FW Meriton Korenica (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21
FW Mirlind Daku (1998-01-01) 1 January 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Croatia Osijek v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U21
FW Leotrim Kryeziu (1999-01-25) 25 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Unattached v.  Azerbaijan, 2 February 2018CANC/U19
FW Flamur Kastrati (1991-11-14) 14 November 1991 (age 26) 4 0 Norway Kristiansund v.  Iceland, 9 October 2017
FW Erton Fejzullahu (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 30) 2 0 Sweden Kalmar v.  Finland, 5 September 2017
Notes
  • CANC = The match Azerbaijan–Kosovo was canceled, because that Azerbaijan and Kosovo will compete in the same group in the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League.[32]
  • U21 & U19 = Was called up from U21 and U19 squad.
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • DOP = Bajram Jashanica is suspended from competitive football until February 2020 due has tested positive in anti-doping testing.[37]

Personnel

Bernard Challandes, the current manager of the Kosovo national football team

Current technical staff

Position Name
Head coach Switzerland Bernard Challandes
Assistant coach(es)
Kosovo Ramush Gashi
Kosovo Muharrem Sahiti
Kosovo Genc Hoxha
Goalkeeping coach Kosovo Ahmet Beselica
Doctor Kosovo Murat Berisha
Team manager Kosovo Bajram Shala
Technical director Germany Michael Nees
Video analyst Germany Alexander Carra

Kit suppliers

The Kosovo kit has been mostly red and black before declaration of independence with few changes throughout the years and after the independence the kits are mostly blue and yellow. On 5 October 2016, Kosovo signed with Spanish sportswear company Kelme to a four-year contract and was the first official kit suppliers of Kosovo after membership in UEFA and FIFA.[38] On 16 June 2018, Kosovo signed with Swiss sportswear company Fourteen to a four-year contract and becomes the current kit suppliers of Kosovo.[39][40]

Kit provider Period In matches against
Italy Legea 2014  Haiti
Germany Puma 2014  Turkey and  Senegal
Italy Legea 2014  Oman
England Umbro 2015  Equatorial Guinea and  Albania
Germany Puma 2016  Faroe Islands
Spain Kelme 2016–2018 N/A
Switzerland Fourteen 2018–present

Stadiums

As of 13 November 2017
Kosovo national football team home stadiums
Nr. of
matches
Image Stadium Capacity Location First match Last match Ref
6 Stadiumi "Fadil Vokrri" - Prishtinë (cropped).jpg Fadil Vokrri Stadium 13,500 Pristina, Kosovo v.  Albania, 7 September 2002 v.  Albania, 13 November 2015 [41]
5 Loro-Borici-Stadion.jpg Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 Shkodër, Albania v.  Croatia, 6 October 2016 v.  Ukraine, 6 October 2017 [a][42]
3 Olympisches Stadium "Adem Jashari" Mitrovicë.jpg Olympic Stadium Adem Jashari 18,500 Mitrovica, Kosovo v.  Haiti, 5 March 2014 v.  Latvia, 13 November 2017 [43]

Records

Below are two lists of the top 11 players with the most caps and goals for Kosovo.
Players in bold are still active at international level.

Most capped players

As of 29 May 2018[44]
Samir Ujkani is the most capped player in the history of Kosovo with 19 caps.
Rank Position Name Career Caps Goals
1 GK Samir Ujkani 2014– 19 0
2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 14 2
MF Milot Rashica 2016– 14 0
3 DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 13 1
MF Bernard Berisha 2015– 13 0
MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2015– 13 0
4 MF Fanol Përdedaj 2014– 12 0
5 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 10 2
MF Bersant Celina 2014– 10 1
MF Besar Halimi 2015– 10 1
FW Atdhe Nuhiu 2017– 10 1

Top goalscorers

As of 29 May 2018[45]
Albert Bunjaku (left) and Elba Rashani (right) are the top goalscorers in the history of Kosovo with 3 goals.
Rank Position Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 FW Albert Bunjaku 2014–2016 3 6 0.5
FW Elba Rashani 2015– 3 5 0.6
2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 2 14 0.14
FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 2 10 0.2
MF Arbër Zeneli 2016– 2 9 0.22
FW Shpëtim Hasani 2005–2015 2 7 0.29
FW Uliks Emra 2005–2007 2 3 0.67
MF Edon Zhegrova 2018– 2 3 0.67
MF Mërgim Brahimi 2015 2 2 1
3 DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 1 13 0.08
MF Bersant Celina 2014– 1 10 0.1

Head-to-head records against other countries

As of 29 May 2018
Head-to-head records are included only matches from 2014, until now.
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Reference
 Albania 2 1 1 0 5 2 +3 H2H results
 Burkina Faso 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 H2H results
 Equatorial Guinea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results
 Faroe Islands 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 H2H results
 Finland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 H2H results
 Haiti 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 H2H results
 Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 H2H results
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 H2H results
 Madagascar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results
 Oman 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 H2H results
 Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 H2H results
 Turkey 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 H2H results
H2H results
 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 H2H results
14 Countries 21 7 3 11 22 38 −18 All H2H results

See also

Men's
Women's

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ After stadiums in Mitrovica and Pristina were under renovation and do not meet UEFA standards.[46] Kosovo played the qualifying matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Loro Boriçi Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Loro Boriçi), a multi-use stadium in Shkodër, Albania.[47][48]

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