KV Tirana

KV Tirana (Klubi i Volejbollit Tirana) are the men's and women's volleyball branches of multiple sport club SK Tirana, a major sports club in Tirana, Albania.[1][2] KV Tirana volleyball men's and women's team are amongst the successful and historical squads in Albania.

KV Tirana
Full nameKV Tirana
Short nameTirana
NicknameBardh e Blu
GroundAsllan Rusi Palace of Sports
Tirana, Albania
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Active branches of KF Tirana
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Football (Men's) Football (Women's) Football (B team)
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Football (Youth) Futsal Basketball (Men's)
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Basketball (Women's) Volleyball (Men's) Volleyball (Women's)

History (Volleyball Men's)Edit

On August 16, 1920, the patriot P. Nika altogether with gentlemen A. Erebara, P. Jakova, A. Hoxha, A. Koja, P. Berisha, A. Zajmi, H. Fortuzi, B. Pazari, L. Berisha, S. Frasheri, H. Alizoti, A. Gjitomi and V. Fekeci founded "Agimi Sports Association". In 1927 on the initiative of Mr S. Stermasi, Mr A. Erebara, Mr A. Zajmi and Mr A. Koja, "Agimi" changed its name to Sportklub Tirana (SK Tirana).

KV Tirana (men's) are 9 times Champions of Albania, and also 7 times winners of Albanian Cup, standing at top 4 clubs, along with Dinamo Tirana, Studenti and Partizani Tirana. SK Tirana have also taken part in European competitions, and in many friendly international tournaments, where occasionally have reached successes, like eliminating Lausanne of Switzerland in the 1st round of 1990–91 Cup Winners Cup winning in points difference, before being knocked out from Milberstofer München in the 2nd round losing 1-3 & 0-3. Tirana repeated successes also in 1995–96 and 1996–97 seasons when eliminated Buducnost Podgorica and OL Kakanj Bosnia. Since 1996 KV Tirana (Men's) team have not won any trophies, however are competing for trophies every season.

Home Court: Asllan Rusi (3.000)

Domestic achievements (Volleyball Men's)Edit

Albanian Volleyball League Champions - 9 (1947, 1948, 1949, 1957, 1987, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1994)

Albanian Volleyball Cup Winners - 7 (1957, 1958, 1964, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996)

History (Volleyball Women's)Edit

On August 16, 1920, the patriot P. Nika altogether with gentlemen A. Erebara, P. Jakova, A. Hoxha, A. Koja, P. Berisha, A. Zajmi, H. Fortuzi, B. Pazari, L. Berisha, S. Frasheri, H. Alizoti, A. Gjitomi and V. Fekeci founded "Agimi Sports Association". In 1927 on the initiative of Mr S. Stermasi, Mr A. Erebara, Mr A. Zajmi and Mr A. Koja, "Agimi" changed its name to Sportklub Tirana (SK Tirana).

KV Tirana (Women's) are 20 times Champions of Albania, having a shared League title record with KS Dinamo, 10 times winners of Albanian Cup and once winners of Supercup, thus being one of two clubs with most trophies in Albania. KV Tirana are also winners of the Nationwide Volleyball Supercup in 2011. Tirana have also taken part in European competitions, and in many friendly international tournaments, where occasionally have reached successes, like their best achievement in the 1994–95 season when eliminated Makedonija Strumnica (3-0, 1-3) and OK Celje Slovenia (Slovenians withdrew) before being knocked out in 1/8 finals from Italians of Latte Rugiada Matera (0-3, 0-3). Tirana repeated success also in 1969–70 Champions Clubs Cup, by eliminating Fenerbahce Istanbul, before being knocked out from Rapid Bucharest in the 2nd round losing 0-3, 0-3. Their latest European wins were those of season 1995–96 in the CEV Cup beating Klimacommerce Bled of Slovenia 3-0 and the one of IV International Women Tournament of Partinico (Italy) in 1992, where achieved silver medal by beating KIW Agrigento 3-1.

Last 10 seasons KV Tirana (Women's) have been fairly successful in the domestic activities and a sweet return in their old glorious days, winning 4 championships and 3 Cups.

Home Court: Asllan Rusi (3.000) Website: www.sktirana-volley.com

Domestic achievements (Volleyball Women's)Edit

Albanian Volleyball League Champions - 20 (1946, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1992, 1994, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013)

Albanian Volleyball Cup Winners - 10 (1957, 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 2008, 2012, 2013)

Albanian Volleyball Supercup Winners - 1 (2014)

Nationwide Supercup Winners - 1 (2011)

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