Loro Boriçi

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Loro Boriçi
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Personal information
Full name Loro Boriçi
Date of birth (1922-08-04)4 August 1922
Place of birth Shkodër, Albania
Date of death 25 April 1984(1984-04-25) (aged 61)
Place of death Tirana, Albania
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1937–1941 Vllaznia
1941–1943 Lazio 19 (6)
1945–1948 Vllaznia
1949–1956 Partizani Tirana
1957 Spartak Tirana (1)
National team
1945–1957 Albania 23 (6)
Teams managed
Albania
Partizani Tirana
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of 1956/57 season.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 1957

Loro Boriçi (also known as Lorenzo Borici) (born in Shkodër, 4 August 1922 – 25 April 1984) was an Albanian football (soccer) player most famous in 1940s and 1950s. In his career, he played mostly for Partizan Tirana (won the 1949 and 1954 Albanian title) and Vllaznia (won the 1945 Albanian title). Boriçi was the reserve of Silvio Piola in Italian Serie A with S.S. Lazio. He captained Albania in winning the 1946 Balkan Cup. Today, Loro-Boriçi Stadium in Shkodër is named in his honour.

Football career in clubs[edit]

Born Lorenco Boriçi on August 4, 1922 in Shkodër, Albania, Boriçi was pursuing secondary studies in the Xaverian College of his city, and was only 15 when he played as part of the first team of Vllaznia in an August 1937 friendly against Dragoi Pogradec. He went to Italy, and registered at La Sapienza University, Rome, to pursue Jurisprudence studies, and in 1941, became part of the SS Lazio team, where he played in the first year with the reserves, and in the second year he was part of the first team, with which he scored 6 goals in 19 matches. Upon his return in Albania he captained Vllaznia to two titles, the 1945, and the 1946 ones, after which, in 1949, at the age of 27, he joined KF Partizani. With Partizani Boriçi won the 1949 and 1954 titles. He closed his career at KF Spartaku Tiranë, but it is believed that he may have played some games also with Flamurtari Vlorë.[1]

International[edit]

Lorenco Boriçi captained Albania in winning the Balkan Cup in 1946.[1]

Manager[edit]

Boriçi became then manager at KF Partizani, a team which he led to winning the 1962–63, the 1963-64, and the 1970-71 titles, in addition he led also the 1963–64, the 1965–66, the 1967–68, and the 1969–70 Albanian Cups.[1]

Aside Partizani, he managed the Albania national football team in five separate stints.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Boriçi never married, but it was believed that he had fathered a son with a married woman. KF Tirana fans during the derbys against FK Partizani Tirana, would usually sing the name of his natural son, in order to make him nervous, which usually succeeded.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Kuka, Bledar. "Loro Borici, kollos i futbollit shqiptar". Shkodra Sport. Shkodra Sport. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  2. ^ http://cacellain.com.br/blog/?p=8157

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