2019–20 Football Superleague of Kosovo

The 2019–20 Football Superleague of Kosovo season, also known as the IPKO Superleague of Kosovo (Albanian: IPKO Superliga e Kosovës) for sponsorship reasons with IPKO is the 21st season of top-tier football in Kosovo. The season began on 17 August 2019 and will end on 26 July 2020. A total of 12 teams are competing in the league: ten teams from the 2018–19 season and two teams from the 2018–19 First Football League of Kosovo. Feronikeli are the defending champions from the previous season.

Football Superleague of Kosovo
Season2019–20
Dates17 August 2019 – 26 July 2020
ChampionsDrita
RelegatedFlamurtari
Vushtrria
Dukagjini
Ferizaj
Champions LeagueDrita
Europa LeagueGjilani
Prishtina
Matches played192
Goals scored548 (2.85 per match)
Top goalscorerBlendi Baftiu
(19 goals)[1]
Biggest home winPrishtina 8–1 Ferizaj
(7 June 2020)
Biggest away winFlamurtari 1–5 Llapi
(23 September 2019)
Highest scoringPrishtina 8–1 Ferizaj
(7 June 2020) Trepca 89 5–4FK Llapi
(18 July 2020)
Longest winning runDrita
(8 matches)[2]
Longest unbeaten runGjilani
Ballkani
(10 matches)[2]
Longest winless runDukagjini
(19 matches)[2]
Longest losing runDukagjini
(8 matches)[2]
Highest attendance9,000[3]
Prishtina 0–0 Ballkani
(29 February 2020)
All statistics correct as of 23 July 2020.

After UEFA permission Kosovo will be represented with 3 teams in European competitions,[4] Superleague winner will take part in Champions League while domestic league runners-up and domestic cup winner will take part in Europa League.

The Football Federation of Kosovo has also announced that the current season will be the last season with 12 teams.[5] 4 teams will be relegated to First Football League of Kosovo and 2 teams from First Football League of Kosovo will be promoted to Superleague of Kosovo to complete the 10 teams for the 2020–21 season.

Teams and stadiumsEdit

Locations of the 2019–20 Football Superleague of Kosovo teams

Liria and KEK were relegated after finishing the previous season in eleventh and twelfth-place respectively. They will be replaced by the champions and runners-up of the 2018–19 First League, Vushtrria and Dukagjini respectively.

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Club Town Stadium and capacity[6] UEFA
license[7]
Ballkani Suva Reka Suva Reka City Stadium 1,500  
Drenica Skenderaj Bajram Aliu Stadium 3,000  
Drita Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium 15,000  
Dukagjini Klina 18 June Stadium 2,000  
Ferizaj Ferizaj Ferizaj Synthetic Grass Stadium 1,500  
Feronikeli Glogovac Rexhep Rexhepi Stadium 2,000  
Flamurtari Prishtina Xhemail Ibishi Stadium 5,000  
Gjilani Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium 15,000  
Llapi Podujevo Zahir Pajaziti Stadium 10,000  
Prishtina Prishtina Fadil Vokrri Stadium 13,000  
Trepça'89 Mitrovica Riza Lushta Stadium 12,000  
Vushtrria Vučitrn Ferki Aliu Stadium 6,000  

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Drita (C) 33 21 5 7 57 23 +34 68 Qualification for the Champions League preliminary round
2 Gjilani 33 21 5 7 61 27 +34 68 Qualification for the Europa League preliminary round
3 Ballkani 33 19 10 4 59 25 +34 67
4 Prishtina 33 18 8 7 59 25 +34 62 Qualification for the Europa League preliminary round[a]
5 Feronikeli 33 14 5 14 50 40 +10 47
6 Llapi 33 13 6 14 51 62 −11 45
7 Trepça '89 33 12 8 13 55 55 0 44
8 Drenica 33 12 8 13 39 40 −1 44
9 Flamurtari (R) 33 12 7 14 42 56 −14 43 Relegation to the First Football League of Kosovo
10 Ferizaj (R) 33 9 2 22 34 70 −36 29
11 Vushtrria (R) 33 5 6 22 34 76 −42 21
12 Dukagjini (R) 33 5 4 24 27 69 −42 19
Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian)
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Play-offs (only if needed to decide champions, teams for relegation or teams for UEFA competitions).
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

ResultsEdit

Each team plays three times against every opponent (either twice at home and once away or once at home and twice away) for a total of 33 games played each.

Matches 1–22Edit

Home \ Away BAL DRE DRI DUK FZJ FRN FLA GJI LLA PRI T89 VUS
Ballkani 3–0 2–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–1 1–0 3–2 5–2
Drenica 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 3–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 3–2 3–0
Drita 2–0 4–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 5–1
Dukagjini 0–0 1–3 0–4 0–1 0–2 1–2 0–4 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–0
Ferizaj 1–2 0–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 2–0 0–2 4–0 0–1
Feronikeli 0–2 4–1 0–0 4–2 5–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 3–0 2–0
Flamurtari 2–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–2 1–4 1–5 1–1 4–3 2–0
Gjilani 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 4–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–2 2–0
Llapi 0–0 1–0 2–2 2–1 2–4 2–1 1–4 2–1 1–4 4–1 4–1
Prishtina 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–0 3–2 2–3 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 4–0
Trepça'89 0–0 1–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–1 5–1 4–1 1–2 0–1 1–0
Vushtrria 1–0 2–2 2–3 3–3 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 0–3 1–1
Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Matches 23–33Edit

Home \ Away BAL DRE DRI DUK FZJ FRN FLA GJI LLA PRI T89 VUS
Ballkani 0–0 2–1 5–1 2–2 3–1 3–1
Drenica 1–0 3–0 1–2 2–4 2–1
Drita 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 0–2
Dukagjini 1–5 0–2 1–3 3–2 2–1
Ferizaj 1–1 0–4 2–4 0–3 2–5
Feronikeli 0–1 0–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 3–1
Flamurtari 0–0 4–3 3–2 1–0 0–1
Gjilani 2–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–0
Llapi 0–2 0–4 4–1 2–1 1–0 1–1
Prishtina 1–0 1–1 4–1 8–1 3–1 3–0
Trepça'89 0–2 1–1 5–4 2–1 1–1
Vushtrria 0–4 1–0 2–2 5–3 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 26 July 2020. Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian)
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 23 July 2020.[1]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Blendi Baftiu Ballkani 19
2   Arb Manaj Trepça'89 17
3   Ahmed Januzi Prishtina 14
4   Kastriot Rexha Drita 13
5   Gerhard Progni Gjilani 12
6   Fiton Hajdari Gjilani 11
  Alban Shillova Drenica
8   Betim Haxhimusa Drita 10
  Shend Kelmendi Flamurtari
  Otto John Prishtina
  Bashkim Shala Feronikeli
12   Mevlan Zeka Feronikeli 9
  Meriton Korenica Prishtina
14   Tomislav Bušić Gjilani 8
  Van-Dave Harmon Feronikeli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Top golashënuesit" [Top scorers]. TopSporti (in Albanian). Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "FFK Superliga e Kosovës". TopSporti. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Thyhet rekordi për këtë vit, ja sa tifozë ishin sot në 'Fadil Vokrri'" [RECORD: So many fans were at 'Fadil Vokrri' today]. Gazeta Sheshi (in Albanian). 29 February 2020. Në këtë ndeshje derbi, ishin të pranishëm 9 mijë shikuesë
  4. ^ "Lajm i mirë nga Budapesti". FFK Kosova. Archived from the original on 2019-06-23. Retrieved 2019-06-23.
  5. ^ "Ndryshimet e Superligës". Zëri.
  6. ^ "2019/20 Kosovo Superliga (venues)". Soccerway.
  7. ^ "Përmbyllet procesi i licencimit të klubeve për garat evropiane" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2020-05-27.

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