FK Dinamo Tirana

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Futboll Club Dinamo Tirana is an Albanian professional football club based in the country's capital Tirana. They will play in the Kategoria e Parë, the second tier of Albanian football, in the 2022–23 season.

Dinamo Tirana
Dinamo Tirana Logo.svg
Full nameFutboll Klub Dinamo Tirana
Nickname(s)Dinamovitët, Blutë (The Blues), Nëndetësja Blu (Blue Submarine)
FoundedMarch 3, 1950; 72 years ago (1950-03-03)
GroundArena Kombëtare
Capacity22,500[1]
PresidentArdian Bardhi
Head coachNevil Dede
LeagueKategoria e Parë
2021–22Kategoria Superiore, 9th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Founded in 1950 during the communist regime, the club was historically affiliated to the Interior Ministry and having won 18 National Championships, it is considered to be the second most decorated club after local rivals KF Tirana.

HistoryEdit

The club was officially founded on 3 March 1950 by the Interior Ministry of Albania during the communist regime under dictator Enver Hoxha. They won four consecutive championships from 1950 to 1953.[2] During this time, Dinamo recorded a hot streak of 25 consecutive wins, a record in Albanian football and 4th longest domestic winning streak in Europe.[2]

In 1967, Dinamo won its 9th championship by leaving Tirana, then 17 Nëntori, one point behind, who was expelled for the tournament three weeks before the end.[3] This championship is not officially recognized by UEFA, however.

In 1989, Dinamo eventually finished third in the league which was won by 17 Nëntori, which made eligible to play in European Cup Winners' Cup for the third time in their history.[4] In the preliminary round of the tournament the team faced Chernomorets Burgas, losing the first leg 1–3 (Demollari scoring the lone goal for Dinamo Tirana) but winning the second 4–0 at home, thus recording its biggest win in a UEFA club competition.[5] The team then was eliminated in the first round by Dinamo București despite winning the first leg in Tirana 1–0. Dinamo București won the second leg 2–0.

In 1995, the team were renamed KS Olimpik Tirana to leave behind the "communist past", but the club returned to their original name two years later.[6]

After finishing third in the table in 2005–06 season, Dinamo Tirana named Faruk Sejdini as their new coach. One of Albania's best teachers of footballing fundamentals, he had a spell at the club last term before being dismissed by president Besnik Sulaj. Having returned following a spell at Shkumbini Peqin, Sejdini said: "It's nice to be back." On 23 October 2006, he was fired.

At the start of the 2007–08 season, Agim Canaj took over as head coach, replacing Ilir Daja who led Dinamo towards the championship title, after a dramatic win against Partizani 2–1 in the final match, playing for 36 minutes with 9 players. In the summer of 2008, Ilir Daja moved into a position as director in order to make place for Marcelo Javier Zuleta from Argentina. The Argentinian coach also brought with him four Argentinian players; goalkeeper Daniel Bertoya, defender Alejandro Palladino, midfielder Agustín González, and striker Cristian Campozano. Zuleta only lasted for the first Champions League qualification match against Bosnians FK Modriča before he was replaced as coach by Artan Mërgjyshi, for only one match.

Together with Zuleta, the four Argentinian players also left the club. After Mërgjyshi left, Zlatko Dalić, the actual coach of Croatia, was appointed as new coach for Dinamo. He signed a two-year contract with the club. That deal was broken when Dinamo lost its second game in the re-beginning of the 2008–09 season against Partizani. Shkëlqim Muça was then appointed manager of the club five days after of Zlatko Dalić's leave. In the 2009–10 season, Dinamo won the championship again, registering its 18th success.[7]

In 2011–12 season, the club experienced its worst period of all time, finishing last in the league with 13 points from 26 matches, winning only 3 time. They were relegated to the Albanian First Division for the first time in their history.[8] Since the 2012–13 season, the club have played in the Albanian First Division and have risked relegation to the third tier several times.[9] After spending 9 seasons in the second division, Dinamo clinched the promotion to the Superliga, finishing first place in group A with a 2–0 win against FK Vora.

StadiumEdit

FK Dinamo Tirana has historically played at Selman Stermasi Stadium which was also known as Stadiumi Dinamo when it first became a stadium. FK Dinamo Tirana now plays on Internacional Complex, Pezë Helmës. This is also known as the main field for FC Internacional Tirana and the training ground for FK Kukësi and FK Partizani Tirana. The stadium is a 1,000 seater stadium and FK Dinamo Tirana also has a training field known as Kompleksi Dinamo in Tirana by the Grand Park of Tirana and next to the Tirana Olympic Park.[citation needed]

SupportersEdit

The "Blue Boys" are an Ultras group for the Albanian football team, Dinamo Tirana. The group were formed in 2008 and have gained 5,000 followers as of 2021. They organise meetings and trips to matches in Tirana and also away matches in Albania and even abroad. They promote Dinamo Tirana to the local public and influence fans of the club in a number of ways.[10]

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Dinamo are the second most successful and decorated club in Albania, having won (18) league titles Albanian Superliga .The club also holds the win Albanian Cups (13) and Albanian Supercups (2). The club's most recent trophy was the 2009–10 Kategoria Superiore won on 17 May 2010.

Type Competition Titles Seasons
Domestic   Kategoria Superiore 18 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1966–67, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1979–80, 1985–86, 1989–90, 2001–02, 2007–08, 2009–10
  Kupa e Shqipërisë 13 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1970–71, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1981–82, 1988–89, 1989–90, 2002–03
Superkupa e Shqipërisë 2 1989, 2008
Double 6 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960,1989–90
Europe Balkans Cup RU 1969

In the international arena he lost a final in the Balkan Cup in 1969 against Beroe Stara Zagora match won in Tirana 1–0 with a goal by Bahri Ishka, but in the return match we lost at the table 3-0 because for political reasons our team you travel to Bulgaria was banned after the regime of Enver Hoxha did not allow it

KS Dinamo Tirana in EuropeEdit

In addition to being the leader team in all domestic competitions, Dinamo Tirana have also given the best performances in Europe among Albanian squads winning 3 ties in Europe (including once directly by draw, without playing).

Submarine blues In their European path, Dinamo have played against "big guns" such as: Ajax, Austria Wien, etc. Drawn against teams such as Sporting Lisbona, Beşiktaş, Dinamo București, Olympique Marseille, Brøndby, CSKA Sofia, Sheriff Tiraspol, CZ Jena, Aberdeen,etc. Dinamo has passed 3 rounds in the European cups, defeating opponents like Ħamrun Spartans, Chernomorets Burgas and Kaunas

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1961–63 Balkans Cup Group B   FC Dinamo București 1–1 3–2  
  Levski Sofia 0–0 2–2  
  Fenerbahçe 3–2 0–1  
1963–64 Balkans Cup Group A   Beşiktaş 2–0 0–1  
  Rapid București 1–1 1–2  
  Levski Sofia 1–1 1–1  
1967–68 European Cup 1R   Eintracht Braunschweig (w/o) (w/o)  
1969 Balkans Cup Group A   Universitatea Craiova 2–0 1–3  
  OFK Bor 4–1 2–2  
Final   Beroe Stara Zagora 1–0 0–3  
1971–72 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   FK Austria Wien 1–1 0–1  
1976 Balkans Cup Group B   Dinamo Zagreb 1–2 1–2  
  Ethnikos 2–0 3–4  
1980–81 European Cup 1R   AFC Ajax 0–2 0–1  
1981–82 UEFA Cup 1R   FC Carl Zeiss Jena 1–0 0–4  
1982–83 European Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Aberdeen F.C. 0–0 0–1  
1985–86 UEFA Cup 1R   Ħamrun Spartans 1–0 0–0  
2R   Sporting Clube de Portugal 0–0 0–1  
1986–87 European Cup 1R   Beşiktaş JK 0–1 0–2  
1989–90 European Cup Winners' Cup QR   PFC Chernomorets Burgas 4–0 1–3  
1R   FC Dinamo București 1–0 0–2  
1990–91 European Cup 1R   Olympique Marseille 0–0 1–5  
2001–02 UEFA Cup 1QR   FC Dinamo București 1–3 0–1  
2002–03 UEFA Champions League 1QR   FBK Kaunas 0–0 3–2  
2QR   Brøndby IF 0–4 0–1  
2003–04 UEFA Cup QR   KSC Lokeren 0–4 1–3  
2004–05 UEFA Cup 1QR   FC Oțelul Galați 1–4 0–4  
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   NK Varteks 2–1 1–4  
2006–07 UEFA Cup 1QR   PFC CSKA Sofia 0–1 1–4  
2008–09 UEFA Champions League 1QR   FK Modriča 0–2 1–2  
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 1QR   FC Lahti 2–0 1–4  
2010–11 UEFA Champions League 2QR   Sheriff Tiraspol 1–0 1–3  
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = 1st Round
  • 2R = 2nd Round
  • Clubs which ultimately won the tournament in that same season are indicated in bold

EuropeEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division Pos. Pl. W D L GS GA P Cup Supercup Europe
2000–01 Kampionati Shqiptar 3rd 26 15 7 4 43 21 52 SR
2001–02 Kampionati Shqiptar 1st 26 19 6 1 55 15 63 RU UC 1QR
2002–03 Kampionati Shqiptar 6th 26 10 8 8 29 24 39 W RU UCL 2QR
2003–04 Kategoria Superiore 2nd 36 21 8 7 68 39 71 RU RU UC 1QR
2004–05 Kategoria Superiore 3rd 36 18 8 10 51 30 62 SR UC 1QR
2005–06 Kategoria Superiore 3rd 36 17 10 9 53 35 61 SF UIC 1QR
2006–07 Kategoria Superiore 5th 33 14 5 14 41 39 57 QF UC 1QR
2007–08 Kategoria Superiore 1st 33 21 7 5 56 14 70 SF
2008–09 Kategoria Superiore 3rd 33 14 10 9 48 34 52 QF W UCL 1QR
2009–10 Kategoria Superiore 1st 33 19 4 10 56 41 61 THR UEL 1QR
2010–11 Kategoria Superiore 10th 33 10 9 14 46 50 39 RU RU UCL 2QR
2011–12 Kategoria Superiore ↓14th 33 3 7 16 25 47 13 SR
2012–13 Kategoria e Parë 11th 33 11 7 12 40 37 40 FR
2013–14 Kategoria e Parë 9th 33 9 12 9 33 31 39 FR
2014–15 Kategoria e Parë 6th 27 9 9 9 27 26 33 FR
2015–16 Kategoria e Parë 5th 27 10 3 14 27 32 30 FR
2016–17 Kategoria e Parë 8th 26 6 10 10 18 21 28 SR
2017–18 Kategoria e Parë 5th 26 6 8 12 14 25 26 FR
2018–19 Kategoria e Parë 2nd 26 12 5 9 26 17 41 FR
2019–20 Kategoria e Parë 9th 24 11 3 11 20 29 27 FR
2020–21 Kategoria e Parë ↑2nd 22 15 2 5 32 13 47 FR
2021–22 Abissnet Superiore ↓9th 36 6 11 19 21 46 29 QF
2022–23 Kategoria e Parë

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 16 maj 2022[11]

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 Simon Simoni
7 MF   BRA Denisson Silva
8 DF   MKD Besir Demiri
9 FW   MOZ Reginaldo
10 FW   MKD Agim Ibraimi (captain)
11 FW   ALB Patrik Bardhi
13 MF   BRA Maranhäo
14 FW   ALB Rimal Haxhiu
15 DF   MNE Aleksandar Šofranac
16 DF   MLI Ali Samake
17 MF   ALB Arb shala
18 DF   ALB Dorian Kërçiku
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   ALB Eni Imami
20 FW   NGA Stephen Chinedu
21 MF   ALB Xhoel Plaku
22 DF   MKD Aleksandar Isaevski
24 MF   GUI Lancinet Sidibe
26 GK   ALB Edvan Bakaj
30 MF   ALB Redon Mihana
45 DF   MKD Edis Malikji
44 MF   ALB Alesio Mija
50 DF   MKD Goran Siljanovski
55 GK   ALB Romeo Harizaj
77 FW   ALB {{{name}}}
88 MF   ALB Sabien Lilaj
99 FW   ALB Drilon mati

Other players under contractEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   ALB Arb Shala
21 MF   ALB Xhoel Plaku
28 MF   ALB Francesko Daija
33 GK   ALB Drilon Mati
44 MF   GRE Alesio Mija
No. Pos. Nation Player
77 MF   ALB Devid Fejzulla
98 FW   ALB Oresti Kasmollari
DF   ALB Sildi Hidri
MF   ALB Matteo Haxhillari
MF   ALB Aristi Murataj

Current staffEdit

Position Name
President   Adrian Bardhi
Administrator   Ilir Sinani
General Director   Ermal Barushi
Head Coach   Nevil Dede
Assistant Manager   Erjon Xhafa
Assistant Manager   Oriand Abazaj
Goalkeeping Coach   Florian Ristani
Team Manager   Ergi Kasmi
Fiziotherapist   Indrit Skrela
Fiziotherapist   Orland Kastrati

Top scorers (Golden Boot)Edit

Season Player Goals
1955   Skënder Jareci 23
1958   Skënder Jareci 14
1960   Skënder Jareci 16
1970–71   Ilir Përnaska 19
1971–72   Ilir Përnaska 17
1972–73   Ilir Përnaska 12
1973–74   Ilir Përnaska 19
1974–75   Ilir Përnaska 17
1975–76   Ilir Përnaska 18

Former notable playersEdit

Historical list of coachesEdit


Managerial recordsEdit

[12]

Name Superliga Albanian Cup Supercup Total
  Zihni Gjinali 6 6
  Skënder Jareci 2 2
  Durim Shehu 2 2
  Shkëlqim Muça 1 1
  Stavri Lubonja 1 1
  Fatmir Frashëri 1 1
  Bejkush Birçe 1 1
  Faruk Sejdini 1 1
  Ilir Daja 1 1
  Sabri Peqini 1 1
  Zyber Konçi 1 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Stadiums – Stadiums in Albania". Worldstadiums.com. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Europe's longest domestic winning streaks". UEFA.com. 14 January 2017. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  3. ^ Skifter Këlliçi (21 June 2012). "NJE KAMPIONE E DENUAR NGA DIKTATURA!." [A CHAMPION PUNISHED BY DICTATURE!..] (in Albanian). Tirana Observer. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  4. ^ "ALBANIAN FOOTBALL SEASON 1988-89". Giovanni Armillotta. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Dinamo Tirana". UEFA.com. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Dinamo...lavdia e sportit drejt zhdukjes!" [Dinamo...the glory of the sport towards extinction!] (in Albanian). Albanian Free Press. 28 May 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Dinamo kampione e Shqiperise per here te 18-te, dhe duke humbur" [Dinamo are Albanian champions for the 18th time, even losing] (in Albanian). Albania Soccer. 21 April 2010. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Dinamo historia e nje legjende drejt nje renieje te paralajmeruar" [Dinamo, the history of a legend towards a warning decrease] (in Albanian). Shqipëria.com. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  9. ^ Drilon Xhepollari (7 May 2017). "Dinamo zyrtarisht qëndron në Kategorinë e Parë" [Dinamo officially stays in Albanian First Division] (in Albanian). Telesport.al. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  10. ^ Dinamo Tirana at Weltfussball.de Archived 2008-09-27 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Dinamo Tirana squad". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  12. ^ 18 titujt kampionë të Dinamos - Info Arkiva(in Albanian)

External linksEdit