KF Egnatia

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Klubi i Futbollit Egnatia Rrogozhinë is an Albanian football club based in Rrogozhinë. They play their home games at Rrogozhinë Stadium, which has a capacity of 4000 spectators.

KF Egnatia
Egnatia Rrogozhinë club logo.svg
Full nameFutboll Klub Egnatia Rrogozhinë
FoundedSeptember 15, 1964; 56 years ago (1964-09-15)
as 22 Shtatori Rrogozhinë
GroundEgnatia Stadium
Rrogozhinë, Albania
Capacity4,000
ChairmanAgim Demrozi
ManagerGugash Magani
LeagueKategoria Superiore
2020–21Kategoria e Parë, Group B, 1st

The club was founded on 15 September 1964 under the name 22 Shtatori Rrogozhinë, and in 1991, the name of the club was changed to Vullneti Rrogozhinë, before renaming to its current name KS Egnatia Rrogozhinë in 1998.

HistoryEdit

The passion and desire for the game of football was integrated into the hearts of local citizens and patriots since the early years of World War I. Rrogozhinë being neighbours to Kavajë, a city with a long tradition in football on a national level knew how to use this experience to its own advantage by forming initially an amateur level team which would later go on to compete in the second division of Albanian football. The very first match in club history was a friendly between Besa in 1934 which ended in a 1–7 loss. Mustafa Cara, a student of agronomy in Bari, Italy who had returned home for vacation (he was a player for Fidelis Andria, a Serie B club in Italy at the time), scored 5 goals for Besa.

Following the liberation of the country after World War II, the league structure changed by allowing only district level teams to compete in the top two divisions. This made it difficult for Rrogozhinë, a locality at the time, to compete on a national level.[1]

Egnatia had one season in the top tier of Albanian football after winning promotion in summer 2004.[2] They were only relegated on the first attempt,[3] with Alfred Ferko succeeding Hysen Dedja and Petrit Haxhia as first team coach during the season.

In May 2021 Egnatia was promoted to the Albanian Superliga, for the second time in their history.

Current squadEdit

As of 6 October 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ALB Klevis Hasanbelli
3 DF   ALB Klevis Berisha
4 DF   ALB Elis Doksani
5 DF   ALB Jurgen Vogli
6 MF   ALB Dejvi Bilali
7 MF   ALB Xhulian Ikonomi
9 FW   ALB Ardit Jaupaj
10 MF   ALB Xhonatan Lajthia
11 FW   ALB Samet Gjoka
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 GK   ALB Leonid Varfi
13 FW   ALB Rei Qilimi
14 MF   ALB Mirel Duka
16 MF   ALB Xhonosan Asimetaj
17 DF   ALB Ilir Allmuça
18 MF   ALB Fjordi Gjuzi
19 MF   ALB Ervis Troka
22 MF   ALB Amarildo Dimo
23 DF   ALB Donald Bejko

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