KF Vushtrria

KF Vushtrria is a football club based in Vučitrn, Kosovo.[a] The club was founded in 1922, and currently play their home games at the Ferki Aliu Stadium in the city of Vučitrn which has a capacity of 6,000 supporters. The most notable players to have played for the club and have been former Albania internationals Armend Dallku, Ahmed Januzi and Kosovo international Milot Rashica, Besnik Kollari .

KF Vushtrria
FC Vushtrria.svg
Full nameKlubi Futbollistik Vushtrria
Nickname(s)Gladiatorët (The Gladiators)
Founded9 May 1922; 98 years ago (1922-05-09)
GroundFerki Aliu Stadium
Capacity6,000
OwnerBajrush Kajtazi
PresidentBajrush Kajtazi
ManagerFitim Llapashtica
LeagueFirst Football League of Kosovo
2019–20Football Superleague of Kosovo, 11th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

KF Vushtrria is the oldest football club in Kosovo.[citation needed] It was founded in 1922 and ever since then has been competing domestically in Kosovo. Throughout the years after World War II, Vučitrn became one of the most renowned football clubs in Kosovo due to producing some of Kosovos’ best young talents. Many of these players were transferred to other Kosovar clubs such as Prishtina and Trepça due to them playing in former Yugoslav First League.

After the Kosovo War, the citizens & supporters returned to its stadium stands. Although numerously fighting relegation throughout the seasons during the 2000s one thing was for sure, the “Ferki Aliu Stadium” would always be packed to the rafters during every home game. The clubs’ ultras group “Forca” gained a nation wide generalisation during that period due to many opposing teams supporters being the subject of verbal and physical abuse when they would travel and watch their team play in the city of Vushtrri. Due to this the club was constantly fined and deducted points and became one of Kosovos most hated teams and fiercest cities to play away at.

In 2012 the club was purchased by local steel galvanising plant, Llamkos GalvaSteel.[1] When the club was taken over by Llamkos GalvaSteel and the Core Group, there were immediate investments made which resulted in the club winning their 2013–14 league title, which was the first in its history. Llamkos GalvaSteel then distanced itself from the club as did the club's owner Jeton Sadiku, leaving the financing and management in the hands of the Vučitrn municipality.[2][3][4]

Club Legend Agon Begu broke FIFA Records here.[citation needed]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 2 December 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
GK   USA Austin Rogers
GK   KVX Petrit Tahiri
GK   KVX Albin Kurti
DF   KVX Etrit Halimi
DF   ALB Nertil Hoxhaj
DF   KVX Ilir Izmaku
DF   ALB Klevis Lushaku
MF   KVX Dren Ahmeti
MF   KVX Besfort Dervishaj
MF   KVX Djellon Dragusha
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ALB Eri Lamçja
MF   KVX Daut Maxhuni
MF   ALB Ledjon Muçaj
MF   KVX Bashkim Shala
MF   BRA Ygor Vinicius
FW   BRA Ian Augusto
FW   BRA Matheus de Paula
FW   ALB Jasmin Raboshta
  KVX Valmir Azemi
  KVX Drilon Fazliu

Historical list of coachesEdit

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. ^ Kosova Football Club is officially owned by Llamkos GalvaSteel[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Kthehet Kosova e Vushtrrisë!
  3. ^ "Riformohet Kosova e Vushtrrisë, s'ka më 'Llamkos Kosova'". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  4. ^ "Pantina, kryetar i Kosovës Vushtrrisë, Komuna distancohet". Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  5. ^ Vushtrria emëron Sadriun në vend të Shotanit - Fax (in Albanian)
  6. ^ Zyrtare: Shkon Sadriu, vjen Jetullahu te Sadriu - Telegrafi (in Albanian)
  7. ^ Rrokadë te Vushtrria, ndërrohet trajneri - Gazeta Sheshi (in Albanian)
  8. ^ Vushtrria bëhet me trajner të ri - Gazeta Observer (in Albanian)
  9. ^ Samuel Nikaj zbulon misionin për të cilin erdhi te FC Vushtrria - Gazeta Sheshi (in Albanian)
  10. ^ Zyrtare: Vushtrria emëron trajner Bekim Shotanin - Telegrafi (in Albanian)
  11. ^ Zyrtare: Vushtrria emëron trajner italianin Antonio Toma, ish-ndihmësi i Antonio Contes - Telegrafi (in Albanian)
  12. ^ Vushtrria e shkarkon trajnerin Antonio Toma, Fitim Llapashtica udhëheq tani me Skuadren - Viciana Press (in Albanian)