2020–21 Football Superleague of Kosovo

The 2020–21 Football Superleague of Kosovo season was the 22nd season of top-tier football in Kosovo. The season began on 18 September 2020 and ended on 23 May 2021. A total of 10 teams competed in the league: eight teams from the 2019–20 season and two teams from the 2019–20 First Football League of Kosovo. Drita were the defending champions from the previous season.

Football Superleague of Kosovo
Season2020–21
Dates18 September 2020 – 23 May 2021
ChampionsPrishtina
RelegatedTrepça '89
Arbëria
Besa Pejë
Champions LeaguePrishtina
Europa Conference LeagueDrita
Llapi
Matches played180
Goals scored474 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerMirlind Daku
(31 goals)[1]
Biggest home winBallkani 5–0 Drenica
(4 October 2020)
Llapi 5–0 Trepça '89
(10 November 2020)
Biggest away winArbëria 2–6 Ballkani
(11 March 2021)
Highest scoringArbëria 2–6 Ballkani
(11 March 2021)
Lowest attendance0[a]
All statistics correct as of 23 May 2021.

TeamsEdit

Ten teams competed in the league – the top eight teams from the previous season and the two teams promoted from the First Football League of Kosovo. The promoted teams are Besa Pejë and Arbëria. They replaced Flamurtari, Vushtrria, Dukagjini and Ferizaj.

Stadiums and locationsEdit

Locations of the 2020–21 Football Superleague of Kosovo teams
Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Club Town Stadium and capacity[2] UEFA
license[3]
Arbëria Dobrajë e Madhe (Lipljan) Sami Kelmendi Stadium 3,200  
Gjilan Synthetic Grass Stadium[b] 1,500[b]
Ballkani Suva Reka Suva Reka City Stadium 1,500  
Besa Pejë Peja Shahin Haxhiislami Stadium 8,500  
Tahir Vokshi Stadium[c] 1,500[c]
Drenica Skenderaj Bajram Aliu Stadium 3,000  
Drita Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium 15,000  
Feronikeli Drenas Rexhep Rexhepi Stadium 2,000  
Gjilani Gjilan Gjilan City Stadium 15,000  
Llapi Podujevo Zahir Pajaziti Stadium 10,000  
Prishtina Pristina Fadil Vokrri Stadium 13,000  
Trepça '89 Mitrovica Riza Lushta Stadium 12,000  

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor(s)
Arbëria   Arbnor Morina   Hysen Bytyqi   SHAFF   Restaurant Marigona
Ballkani   Ardian Basha   Visar Berisha   Macron   Cima Construction
Besa Pejë   Leotrim Krasniqi   Donart Sheqerolli   Erreà   Elkos Group
Drenica   Sami Sermaxhaj   Azem Bejta   SHAFF   ILEAA-GR SH.P.K
Drita   Ardian Nuhiu   Ardian Limani   Macron   JB Automotive AG
Feronikeli   Faruk Elshani   Lapidar Lladrovci   Macron   Porto Budva
Gjilani   Ismet Munishi   Ylber Kastrati   Joma   Tali SH.P.K
Llapi   Tahir Batatina   Mentor Zhdrella   Nike   FF Bauunternehmung   N.N.T ABC
Prishtina   Zekirija Ramadani   Lorik Boshnjaku   Jako   Beni Dona   Eurokoha
   NLB Banka Prishtina    Rio Mare
Trepça '89   Shpëtim Idrizi   Ardian Muja   SHAFF    JYSK Kosova    KFC Kosova

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Prishtina (C) 36 24 6 6 65 27 +38 78 Qualification for the Champions League preliminary round
2 Drita 36 22 10 4 59 28 +31 76 Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round
3 Ballkani 36 23 5 8 79 43 +36 74
4 Gjilani 36 12 12 12 37 38 −1 48
5 Llapi 36 13 4 19 49 56 −7 43 Qualification for the Europa Conference League first qualifying round[a]
6 Drenica 36 10 12 14 34 48 −14 42
7 Feronikeli 36 10 12 14 44 36 +8 42
8 Trepça '89 (R) 36 12 6 18 38 54 −16 42 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
9 Arbëria (R) 36 11 7 18 42 58 −16 40 Relegation to First Football League of Kosovo
10 Besa Pejë (R) 36 3 6 27 27 86 −59 15
Source: Football Federation of Kosovo (in Albanian), TopSporti (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

Relegation play-offsEdit

Trepça '891–1 (a.e.t.)Dukagjini
Shala   30' Report (FFK)
Report (TS)
Osmani   52'
Penalties
Berisha  
Arb. Muja  
Jashari  
Ard. Muja  
Rrahmani  
3–4   Osmani
  Kerim
  Basriu
  Merlaku
  Mulaj
Attendance: 0[a]
Referee: Mervan Bejtullahu (Kosovo)

Season statisticsEdit

  • First goal of the season:   Kreshnik Bahtiri for Arbëria against Trepça '89 (18 September 2020).[4]
  • Last goal of the season:   Blendi Baftiu for Ballkani against Prishtina (23 May 2021).

Hat-tricksEdit

  • Player in italic is not part of the Superleague.
Player For Against Result Date Round
  Mirlind Daku Ballkani Besa Pejë 1–4 (A) 19 September 2020 1
  Bedri Greca Feronikeli Gjilani 4–0 (H) 20 September 2020
  Mirlind Daku Ballkani Feronikeli 3–2 (H) 23 September 2020 2
  Otto John Prishtina Besa Pejë 4–0 (H) 17 October 2020 6
  Bismark Charles Trepça '89 Ballkani 4–3 (H) 25 October 2020 8
  Ardit Hila Gjilani Ballkani 0–4 (A) 19 December 2020 12
  Mirlind Daku Ballkani Arbëria 2–6 (A) 11 March 2021 24

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kosovo, all matches of this season will be played behind closed doors until another decision.
  2. ^
    Arbëria played its matches in three stadiums as Agron Rama Stadium (Obilić), Zahir Pajaziti Stadium (Podujevo) and Gjilan Synthetic Grass Stadium (Gjilan), instead of their regular stadium Sami Kelmendi Stadium (Dobrajë e Madhe), which is under reconstruction.[6]
  3. ^
    Besa Pejë will play their home matches at Tahir Vokshi Stadium (village Bresovik of Peć), instead of their regular stadium Shahin Haxhiislami Stadium (Peć), which is under reconstruction.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Golashenuesit – FFK Superliga" [Goalscorers – FFK Superleague]. TopSporti (in Albanian). Retrieved 23 May 2021.
  2. ^ "2020/21 Kosovo Superliga (venues)". Soccerway.
  3. ^ "Këto janë klubet e licencuara për garat evropiane" (in Albanian). Retrieved 2021-05-01.
  4. ^ "Shënohet goli i parë në edicionin e ri të Superligës" [The first goal is scored in the new edition of the Superleague]. Gazeta Blic (in Albanian). 18 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Asistuesit – FFK Superliga" [Assisters – FFK Superleague]. TopSporti (in Albanian). Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Klubi i Superligës ndeshjet si vendës do t'i zhvillojë në stadiumin e njohur" [The Super League club will play its home matches in the well-known stadium]. VAR Kosova (in Albanian). 9 September 2020.

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