KF Istogu

KF Istogu (Albanian: Klubi Futbollistik Istogu), commonly known as Istogu is a football club based in Istok, Kosovo.[a] The club plays in the First Football League of Kosovo, which is the second tier of football in the country.

Istogu
FC Istogu.svg
Full nameKlubi Futbollistik Istogu
Nickname(s)Troftat (The Trouts)
Founded1947; 74 years ago (1947)
GroundDemush Mavraj Stadium
ChairmanFazli Bytyçi
ManagerNazmi Rama
LeagueFirst Football League of Kosovo
2019–20First Football League of Kosovo, 4th of 16

History and supportersEdit

The club have been playing in the lower divisions of Yugoslavia and now Kosovo for almost all the time since they were founded. KF Istogu don't have any big merits which they have been winning. In the season 2007–08, their best scorer ever, Suad Saliagić was sold to FC Prishtina for an unknown sum, he scored 26 goals in 11 games which is a record in Kosovo. Since the 1960s, the club has always been a "middle club" in the lower divisions.

Their fan club is known as Gjimmat and they were formed in 2000. [1]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 29 January 2020

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   KVX Dardan Podrimaj
GK   KVX Valmir Hajrizaj
DF   KVX Bleon Alushaj
DF   KVX Dardan Bajraktari
DF   KVX Egzon Kurteshi
DF   KVX Fatmir Rexhaj
DF   KVX Granit Ademaj
DF   KVX Ragip Mazrekaj
MF   CMR Dylan Effa (on loan from Ballkani)
MF   KVX Faton Neziri
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   KVX Herolind Zekaj
MF   KVX Kushtrim Sylaj
MF   CMR Marius Stephane
MF   KVX Qëndrim Jahaj (captain)
MF   KVX Qëndrim Krasniqi
FW   KVX Erjon Qeta
FW   KVX Florent Rexhaj
FW   KVX Malsor Blakaj
FW   ENG Yoan Marc-Olivier

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staff
Position Name
Head coach   Nazmi Rama
Assistant coaches   Hysni Kabashi
  Mehdi Arifaj
Goalkeeping coach   Kemajl Saliagić

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FanClub Gjimnat official Facebook profile