KF Lepenci

Klubi Futbollistik Lepenci (Albanian pronunciation: [klubiˈ futˈboɫˈistik lɛˈpɛntsi]), commonly referred to as Lepenci, is a football club based in Kaçanik, Kosovo[a]. The club competes in the second league group B, the third tier of the Kosovar football league system[1]

Lepenci
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Full nameKlubi Futbollistik Lepenci
Nickname(s)Fikshat
Short nameLEP
Lepenci
Founded1945; 76 years ago (1945)
GroundBesnik Begunca Stadium
ChairmanBesnik Ilazi
ManagerFatos Vishi
LeagueSecond Football League of Kosovo
2019–20Second Football League of Kosovo, 9th of 16
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Football in Kaçanik was played late in 1942-43 during the second world war and shortly after the second world war ended the club KF Lepenci was found, and this in 1945. KF Lepenci was given the name from the river in Kaçanik, Lepenac. In 1955 Lepenci participated in the qualifying competitions of the Pristina Regional League, affiliated and assured membership in the Kosovo football elite, where they also played most of the sporting events.[2]

In the season 2011–12 of Football Superleague of Kosovo, which is the top football league in the country, Lepenci got promoted and played for the first time in the club history in the league but got relegated to the second league, First Football League of Kosovo at the end of the season.

It is ranked 28th in the all-time table of the Football Superleague of Kosovo and is one of the oldest, and biggest club in Kosovo.[3]

SupportersEdit

Fikshat
Founded1999; 22 years ago (1999)
TypeUltras club
LocationKaçanik,   Kosovo
ArenaBesnik Begunca Stadium

Fikshat are the clubs ultras group and was found in 1999. As the clubs ultras they are the 12th player and is familiar in all Albanian lands in Kosovo and other places for their atmosphere. Flags, drums and other anime are the regular decor for the days when the club plays.[2] Fikshat are one of the biggest ultras group in Kosovo.

StadiumEdit

The club plays their home matches in Besnik Begunca Stadium. The stadium is named after Besnik Begunca, who fought for the Kosovo Liberation Army and was killed in 1999 by Serb forces. They named the stadium after him to honor him.

Colors and crestEdit

The colors of the club are red and black which are the national colors of Albania. The club's crest has the same look as the famous Spanish club FC Barcelona crest. It is red and black and in the middle it is written the club's name.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2017

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 Berat Jakupi
GK   KVX Driton Shurdhani
GK   KVX Besfort Mjaku
DF   KVX Liridon Guri
DF   KVX Burhan Dema
DF   KVX Enes Curri
DF   KVX Etem Asllani
DF   KVX Amet Mani
MF   KVX Enis Krasniqi
MF   KVX Sadat Krasniqi (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   KVX Fatbardh Kuka
MF   KVX Fisnik Dernjani
MF   PER Benjamin Zamudio
MF   KVX Astrit Dernjani
FW   KVX Edon Axhami
FW   KVX Albion Tenegja
FW   KVX Qendrim Halili
FW   KVX Shpejtim Muhaxheri
FW   KVX Ramush Ademi

Notable playersEdit

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. ^ "Federata e Futbollit e Kosovës » Liga 2 – Grupi B". ffk-kosova.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. ^ a b "KF Lepenci". kflepenci.com. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
  3. ^ "european-football-statistics.co.uk". www.european-football-statistics.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-05-25.

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