KF Shkumbini

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KF Shkumbini is an Albanian football club based in the city of Peqin. The club's home ground is the Shkumbini Stadium and they compete in the Kategoria e Parë.[2]

KF Shkumbini
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Full nameKlubi i Futbollit Shkumbini Peqin
Founded1924; 97 years ago (1924)[1]
GroundPeqin Stadium, Peqin, Albania
Capacity5,000
OwnersPeqin Municipality
ManagerSokol Branica
LeagueKategoria e Parë
2020–21Kategoria e Dytë, Group A, 1st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Football was first introduced to the city of Peqin in the early 1920s after an army officer from Shkodër brought along a ball with him. An amateur club was formed in 1924 by Adem Bedali and other local men who had begun playing football. In the club's infancy they played friendly games with teams from other cities in Albania, before the creation of the Albanian Football Association in 1930 who organised the first official football competitions in the country. Shkumbini's first trophy came in 1936 when they defeated Apolonia Fier to win the Kategoria e Dytë. They remained in the lower divisions until 1994, when they finished 2nd in the Kategoria e Parë and achieved promotion to the Kategoria Superiore for the first time in the club's history.[3] In their debut season in the top flight they finished in a respectable 7th place out of 16 teams, with a record of 11 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses.[4] The club finished in 4th place in the 1997–98 season in the Kategoria Superiore, and striker Dorian Bubeqi was the league's top goalscorer with 26 goals.[5]

Current squadEdit

As of 21 September 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   ALB Klajdi Hasanaj
2 DF   ALB Amarildo Beqiri
3 DF   ALB Ergin Ibërshimi
4 MF   ALB Jurgen Nexha
5 DF   ALB Daniel Ramazani
6 MF   ALB Albano Isaj
7 MF   ALB Bledar Lila
8 FW   ALB Erxhers Bullari
9 FW   ALB Sherif Sadiku
10 FW   ALB Erjon Mustafaj
11 DF   ALB Viktor Gjyla
12 GK   ALB Selami Ajazi
13 MF   ALB Alemao Zdrava
14 DF   ALB Xhinaldo Tufa
15 DF   ALB Andi Bakiasi
16 DF   ALB Mishel Hasbajrami
17 FW   NGA Effiong Eyoh
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF   ALB Erlind Koreshi
19 GK   ALB Gerald Leka
19 FW   ALB Rustem Meta
21 DF   ALB Franci Bufazi
24 FW   ALB Elidion Mara
GK   ALB Denis Peqini
DF   ALB Ardit Aruçi
DF   ALB Leodor Bërdufi
DF   ALB Armando Çela
DF   ALB Besim Leka
DF   ALB Fadil Meta]
DF   ALB Klemend Xhyra
MF   BRA Adalton
MF   ALB Alban Bizhyti
MF   ALB Andi Likaj
MF   ALB Emilian Lluca
MF   ALB Elisjan Sinani

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
Head Coach   Sokol Branica
Goalkeeping Coach   Arianit Ballhysa
Fitness Coach   Orges Demiri
Club Doctor   Gani Spahiu
Club Secretary   Astrit Isaj

Historical list of coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit