AF Luftëtari

AF Luftëtari (Albanian: Akademia e Futbollit Luftëtari), commonly known as Luftëtari (Albanian pronunciation: [luftətaɾi]) is a football club based in Gjirokastër, southern Albania. The club plays in the Kategoria e Dytë, which is the third tier of football in the country.

Luftëtari
Full nameAkademia e Futbollit Luftëtari
Nickname(s)Bluzinjtë (The Blue and Blacks)
Short nameLuftëtari
FoundedDecember 2020; 10 months ago (2020-12)
GroundGjirokastra Stadium
Capacity8,400
OwnerGjirokastra Municipality
PresidentMustafa Hysi
ManagerPetraq Meçi
LeagueKategoria e Dytë, Group B
2021Kategoria e Tretë, 1st (promoted)

HistoryEdit

After the dissolution of KF Luftëtari due to debts, the Gjirokastra Municipality in December 2020 set in motion to establish a new club as successor of the KF Luftëtari,[1] and at the beginning of February 2021 all the criteria set by the Albanian Football Association for the functioning of the team were met and the name of the team and the logo were revealed which would again stand with the blue and black colors, exactly those characteristic of KF Luftëtari in 91 years of history.[2]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 10 February 2021[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   ALB Sadik Basha
GK   ALB Dimitri Vllaho
DF   ALB Daniel Goxhaj
DF   ALB Kevin Basha
DF   ALB Redon Pula
DF   ALB Skerdi Matushi
DF   ALB Sokol Hunda
DF   ALB Novrus Mece
DF   ALB Arbjon Këndella
DF   ALB Artion Tocka
MF   ALB Xhojsi Lamaj
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ALB Aristotel Bellai
MF   ALB Mateo Qendro
MF   ALB Eldar Batha
MF   ALB Nazmi Gaba
MF   ALB Renato Stroka
MF   ALB Kliton Kodhelaj
MF   ALB Klaudio Mamani
MF   ALB Shefqet Boni
MF   ALB Stjuart Bajrami
FW   ALB Daniel Lireza
FW   ALB Rudion Mahmutaj

HonoursEdit

League titlesEdit

Winners (1): 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luftëtari bëhet me ekip të ri, zbulohet kur do të krijohet" [Luftëtari becomes with the new team, it is revealed when it will be created] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 18 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Ndryshimi/Luftëtari i ri, zbulohet logoja e klubit gjirokastrit" [Change/New Luftëtari, the logo of the Gjirokastra club is revealed] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 2 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Zbulohet lista e AF Luftëtarit, 23 lojtarë bëhen gati për ringritjen e klubit gjirokastrit" [AF Luftetari list is revealed, 23 players get ready for the re-establishment of the Gjirokastra club] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 10 February 2021.