KF Liria

Klubi Futbollistik Liria (Albanian pronunciation: [klubiˈ futˈboɫˈistik ˈliɾia]), commonly known as Liria, is a professional football club based in Prizren, Kosovo. The club play in the First Football League of Kosovo, which is the second tier of football in the country.

Liria
FC Liria.svg
Full nameKlubi Futbollistik Liria
Nickname(s)Arpagjik't
Founded1930; 91 years ago (1930)
GroundPërparim Thaçi Stadium
PresidentIlijaz Ilijazi
CoachSamuel Nikaj
LeagueFirst Football League of Kosovo
2019–20First Football League of Kosovo, 3rd of 16
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Klubi Futbollistik Liria is one of the oldest football clubs in Kosovo created in 1930. They played in the Yugoslav lower leagues until the beginning of World War II, when the region was annexed by Albania. Liria, then renamed as Prizreni, participated for one season in the 1942 Albanian Superliga. After winning the North Zone, they qualified to the final stage of the tournament, where they lost in the semifinals against Tirana.[1]

After the end of the World War II, the club returned to the Yugoslav football league system, having played on a series of occasions in the Yugoslav Second League. After the Kosovo War, Liria began competing in the Football Superleague of Kosovo, the top tier of football in the Kosovo.

KF Liria were the winners of the 2006–07 Kosovar Cup, beating Flamurtari 3–0 on penalties in the final held at Pristina City Stadium.

KF Liria were the winners of the 2009–10 Kosovar Cup, beating Vëllaznimi 3–1 in extra time in Pristina City Stadium. Liria is a popular football club in Kosovo and together with [[FC Prishtina|Prishtina], they are the most supported.

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Kosovo Superleague

  • Winners (1): 1994–95

Kosovar Cup

  • Winners (3): 1994–95, 2006–07, 2009–10

Kosovo Province League

  • Winners (4): 1974–75, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1986–87

DoubleEdit

  • Football Superleague of Kosovo and Kosovar Cup: 1994-95

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 15 August 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   KVX Drilon Hodaj
2 DF   COL Armando Nieves
3 DF   KVX Rilind Kastrati
4 DF   KVX Ragip Thaqi
5 DF   ALB Florian Daci
7 FW   KVX Albin Memaj
8 MF   VEN Guillermo Ramírez Valdivia
9 MF   URU Pio Martins
11 DF   KVX Qëndrim Gashi
12 GK   KVX Flamur Gashi
13 MF   VEN Luís Jiménez Vivas
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 DF   KVX Behar Dina
16 MF   KVX Gentian Benishi
18 FW   HON Roby Norales
19 FW   KVX Fatih Karahoda
20 DF   KVX Valon Bytyqi
21 MF   ALB Diellor Biseni
23 DF   COL Jhonny Riascos
27 MF   KVX Fitim Susuri
GK   KVX Adel Salihi
DF   MNE Adrian Rudović
DF   KVX Jenuz Koloni
LW   KVX Edison Rakaj

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staff
Position Name
Head coach   Samuel Nikaj
Assistant coach   Rexhep Gaxholli
Goalkeeping coach   Blerim Zherka
Physiotherapist   Liridon Dervishaj
Doctor   -
Board members
Office Name
President   Ilijaz Ilijazi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historia e Kampionatëve të Shqipërise. Vol. III: Vitet 1939–42" (in Albanian). SK Tirana. 2004. Archived from the original on 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2012-08-23.

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