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Klubi Futbollit Teuta (Teuta Football Club) is an Albanian football team based in the city of Durrës. They currently compete in the Albanian Superliga and they play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium.

KF Teuta
Teuta Durrës Club Logo.svg
Full nameKlubi Futbollit Teuta (Teuta Football Club)
Nickname(s)Djemtë e Detit (Boys of the Sea - Sea Boys)
Durrësakët (Durrës City Boys)
Founded1920; 99 years ago (1920)
as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranium Sport Club)[1][2]
GroundNiko Dovana Stadium
Capacity13,000[3]
PresidentEdmond Hasanbelli
ManagerBledi Shkëmbi
LeagueAlbanian Superliga
2018–19Albanian Superliga, 3rd
WebsiteClub website

The club was founded in 1920 as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranium Sport Club), and they were a founding member of the Albanian National Championship in 1930, as well as runners-up in the 1931 National Championship. They have won the Albanian Superliga once in 1994, and they have also won the Albanian Cup three times, as well as finishing runners-up in three Albanian Supercups.

HistoryEdit

  • 1920: KS Urani
  • 1922: SK Durrës
  • 1930: KS Teuta Durrës
  • 1946: KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës
  • 1950: KS Durrës
  • 1951: KS Puna Durrës
  • 1958: KS Lokomotiva Durrës
  • 1991: KS Teuta Durrës
  • Present: KF Teuta

Early historyEdit

The club was founded in 1920 as Klubi Sportiv Urani, which literally translates to Uranium Sport Club, and they changed their name to Sport Klub Durrës just two years later 1922. They kept the same name until they joined the Albania National Championship as one of the original six members alongside SK Tiranë, Skënderbeu Korçë, Bashkimi Shkodran, Urani Elbasan and Sportklub Vlorë. In 1930, before entering the National Championship, the club changes its name to the Klubi Sportiv Teuta Durrës, in reference to Queen Teuta of Illyria. In the first National Championship they finished fifth out of six teams, collecting three wins and two draws out of ten games.[4] The following season they finished as runners-up in the league, as they lost 4–1 in the championship final against SK Tiranë, where the club's goalkeeper Niko Dovana famously scored the equaliser in the first leg which ended in a 1–1 draw.[5][6]

After Communism took control of Albania the club was forced to change its name to KS Ylli i Kuq Durrës, literally meaning KS Red Star Durrës. Just 3 years later in 1950 the club dropped KS Red Star Durrës from its name and was simply called SK Durrës once again, before renaming to SK Puna Durrës a 1-year later in 1951. The club changed its name again in 1958 to KS Lokomotiva Durrës which they kept until the fall of Communism in Albania in 1991. Since 1991 the club has renamed KS Teuta Durrës, with the football team being called KF Teuta.

Hasanbelliu eraEdit

In 1999 local businessman and owner of Eurotech Cement Edmond Hasanbelliu he was named as the new president of the club,he brought in Hasan Lika as manager immediately. He began investing in the club and introduced Albanian internationals Sokol Prenga and Suad Liçi in the club, alongside a host of other players including Orges Shehi and Arjan Sheta.[7] In the club's first season under Hasan Lika and Edmond Hasanbelliu they finished in third place, behind Tomori Berat and eventual winners KF Tirana. They also had a successful Albanian Cup run as they eliminated Flamurtari Vlorë, KF Tirana and Dinamo Tirana to reach the final against KS Lushnja, which ended 0–0 after extra time and Teuta won the game 5–4 on penalties. They qualified for the second qualifying round of the UEFA Cup in the following season, where they faced Austrian side SK Rapid Wien. They were eliminated following a 6–0 aggregate loss, after 4–0 and 2–0 losses.

Recent yearsEdit

In November 2013 the president Hasanbelliu announced that the club had sold a 50% stake to Swiss company Gea Sport, who promised investment in the club in order to achieve domestic success as well as have good runs in Europe. The firm's first action as shareholders was to replace the Albanian coach Gugash Magani with the Italian Roberto Sorrentino, who became the club's first ever foreign coach.[8][9] Following less than 2 months as shareholders Gea Sport were instrumental in bringing in 11 players during the January transfer window, most of which were foreigners, in an attempt to push for the title. on 24 February 2014, Sorrentino was fired as the first team coach following a string of poor results. The club announced the appointment of Ilir Daja the day after Sorrentino's departure.[10]

StadiumEdit

 
Niko Dovana Stadium

The club play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium which was built in 1965 and currently has a capacity of around 13,000. The stadium was previously known as the Lokomotiva Stadium between 1958 and 1991 during Communism while the club was named Lokomotiva Durrës. The stadium has also been host to the Albania national team in 2010 where they played a friendly against Uzbekistan.[11] During the 2013–14 season, according to the club's official website the average league attendance was 2,638.

HonoursEdit

SupportersEdit

Teuta's fans are known as Djemtë e Detit 1994 (Boys of the Sea).[12] and PIRATËT 2016 (PIRATES 2016) and MARINSAT 2017 (MARINSAT 2017)

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away Aggregate
1994–95 UEFA Cup QR   Apollon Limassol 1–4 2–4 3–8
1995–96 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   TPS Turku 3–0 0–1 3–1
1R   AC Parma 0–2 0–2 0–4
1996–97 UEFA Cup 1QR   FC Kosice 1–4 1–2 2–6
1999 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   IA Akranes 2–1 1–5 3–6
2000–01 UEFA Cup 2QR   SK Rapid Wien 0–4 0–2 0–6
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Valletta 0–0 2–1 2–1
2R   Gloria Bistrița 1–0 0–3 1–3
2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   FK ZTS Dubnica 0–0 0–4 0–4
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1QR   NK Široki Brijeg 3–1 0–3 3–4
2007–08 UEFA Cup 1QR   NK Slaven Belupo 2–2 2–6 4–8
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1QR   FC Metalurgi Rustavi 0–3 1–6 1–9
2013–14 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Dacia Chișinău 3–1 0–2 3–3 (a)
2016–17 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Kairat 0–1 0–5 0–6
2019–20 UEFA Europa League 1QR   Ventspils 1−0 0−3 1–3
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = First Round
  • 2R = Second Round

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 22 September 2019

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Stivi Frashëri
3   DF Renato Arapi
4   DF Silvester Shkalla
5   DF Rustem Hoxha
7   MF Arbër Çyrbja
8   MF Albano Aleksi
9   FW Darko Nikač
10   MF Sherif Kallaku
12   GK Bobi Celeski
14   MF Orjan Xhemalaj
16   MF Ledio Beqja
17   DF Blagoja Todorovski
20   MF Roni Gashi
No. Position Player
22   MF Florent Avdyli
23   MF Arlind Kalaja
24   DF Artan Jazxhi
27   MF Fabjan Beqja
31   GK Geris Neziri
33   FW Basit Abdul Khalid
55   DF Alexandros Kouro
77   MF Emiljano Vila
97   MF Uendi Vecaj
98   FW Lorenco Vila
99   FW Dejvid Kapllani
  GK Armando Përlleshi
  MF Amer Duka

Current staffEdit

Position Staff
President   Edmond Hasanbelliu
Director   Vasalliaz Rama
Manager   Bledi Shkëmbi
Assistant Manager   Igor Campedelli
Head Of Youth   Hito Hitaj
Coach   Justin Bespalla
Goalkeeping Coach   Xhevair Kapllani

RecordsEdit

Historical list of coachesEdit

Title winning coachesEdit

Name Period Notes
  Haxhi Ballgjini 1993–94 1993-94 Albanian Superliga
  Bashkim Koka 1994–96 1994–95 Albanian Cup
  Hasan Lika 1999–03 1999–2000 Albanian Cup
  Stavri Nica Jan 27, 2005 – June 1, 2005 2004–05 Albanian Cup

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Albania - KS Teuta Durrës - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics, photos, videos and news - Soccerway".
  2. ^ "Club : Teuta Durres B".
  3. ^ Worldstadiums. "Stadia in Albania". Retrieved 3 August 2010.
  4. ^ "Unofficial Site of Albanian Football since 1913: Season 1930".
  5. ^ "Unofficial Site of Albanian Football since 1913: Season 1931".
  6. ^ Dovana, portieri që shënoi në Tiranë
  7. ^ Edmond Hasanbelliu at KFTeuta.com Archived 2014-01-17 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Teuta zyrtarizon trajnerin italian, Sorrentino: Kam projekt 3-vjeçar, dua titullin kampion Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Magani largohet nga Teuta, vjen Sorrentino Archived 2014-02-27 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Daja trajner i Teutës, shkarkohet Sorrentino Archived 2014-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Frasheri, Dash (3 August 2010). "Anti- Uzbekistani, kombëtarja e lojtarëve pa ekip". Albania-Sport (in Albanian). Frasheri. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  12. ^ Fatjon Pandovski (9 February 2012). "Teuta making regal progress in Albania". Member associations: Albania. UEFA. Retrieved 12 August 2012.

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