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The Kosovo national football team (Albanian: Kombëtarja e futbollit të Kosovës, Serbian: Фудбалска репрезентација Косова/Fudbalska reprezentacija Kosova) represents Kosovo in international men's football. It is controlled by the Football Federation of Kosovo, the governing body for football in Kosovo.

Kosovo
Nickname(s)Dardanët (Dardanians)
AssociationFederata e Futbollit e Kosovës (FFK)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBernard Challandes
CaptainSamir Ujkani
Most capsAmir Rrahmani (26)
Top scorerArbër Zeneli
Vedat Muriqi (7)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeKVX[1]
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
FIFA ranking
Current 120 Increase 1 (25 July 2019)[2]
Highest120 (July 2019–present[3])
Lowest190 (July–August 2016[3])
Elo ranking
Current 66 Increase 29 (13 September 2019)[4]
Highest66 (9 September 2019[4])
Lowest122 (June–July 2014)
First international
Unofficial
 Albania 3–1 Kosovo Albania
(Tirana, Albania; 14 February 1993)
Official
 Kosovo 0–0 Haiti 
(Mitrovica, Kosovo; 5 March 2014)
Biggest win
Unofficial
United Nations Kosovo 7–1 Monaco 
(Cap d'Ail, France; 22 April 2006)
Official
 Malta 0–5 Kosovo 
(Ta' Qali, Malta; 17 November 2018)
Biggest defeat
 Kosovo 0–6 Croatia 
(Shkodër, Albania; 6 October 2016)

Contents

History

Pre-independence

Yugoslavian era

Yugoslav squads at international competitions often included players from Kosovo, such as Fadil Vokrri and Stevan Stojanović. Three other footballers from Kosovo, Fahrudin Jusufi, Milutin Šoškić and Vladimir Durković, were part of the Yugoslav team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Summer Olympics and silver medal at the 1960 European Nations' Cup.

After breakup of Yugoslavia

The first unofficial Kosovo national team was formed following the breakup of Yugoslavia and has played a number of friendly matches. On 14 February 1993, the first one was against Albania and the match ended with a 1–3 away defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Bardhyl Seferi, Fadil Berisha, Gani Llapashtica, Genc Hoxha, Isa Sadriu, Kushtrim Munishi, Muharrem Sahiti, Sadullah Ajeti and Selaudin Jerlini.[5]

After Kosovo War

"I am very pleased with the team's performance even though we had predicted a stronger opponent. However, I want to emphasize that our players have been fantastic. The fact that we do not play many international matches may have inspired the players to give it their all this time."

—Opinion of the then coach Muharrem Sahiti after the match against Monaco.[6]

On 7 September 2002, Kosovo for first time after the Kosovo War played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 0–1 home minimal defeat and the starting line-up of that match was Ahmet Beselica, Ardian Kozniku, Arsim Abazi, Besnik Kollari, Fadil Ademi, Faruk Statovci, Ismet Munishi, Mehmet Dragusha, Sunaj Keqi, Xhevdet Llumnica and Zenun Selimi.[7]

One of the most important international matches was a 1–0 win over Saudi Arabia played on 15 June 2007. It was the first time that Kosovo played against a team that has taken part in the FIFA World Cup and the winning goal was scored by Kristian Nushi from the penalty kick on the 84th minute.[8] On 22 April 2006, Kosovo takes the first biggest win against Monaco and the match ended 7–1 and this record continues to be unbroken, today to this day.[9]

After independence

First match

On 17 February 2010, for first time since the declaration of independence Kosovo played a friendly match against Albania and the match ended with a 2–3 home defeat. The starting line-up of that match was Anel Raskaj, Dukagjin Gashi, Enis Zabërgja, Fisnik Papuçi, Ilir Nallbani, Kushtrim Mushica, Liridon Kukaj, Robert Gjeraj, Shpëtim Hasani and Yll Hoxha. This match had a humanitarian character, because the profits gathered from this meeting went to those affected by floods in Shkodër.[10]

Efforts for internationalization

On 6 May 2008, after the declaration of independence from Serbia, Kosovo applied for FIFA membership. On 24 October 2008, Kosovo's application was discussed at the FIFA Congress in Zürich, when Kosovo was rejected membership in FIFA and could not play friendly matches as it was deemed it did not comply with article 10 of the FIFA statutes, that only "an independent state recognised by the international community" may be admitted into FIFA.[11] On 22 May 2012. FIFA reverted that decision stating that Kosovo may play other countries in international friendlies according to Article 79 of the FIFA Statutes.[12]

In September 2012, Albania international Lorik Cana, along with Swiss internationals Granit Xhaka, Valon Behrami and Xherdan Shaqiri, all of them with Kosovo Albanian origin, wrote a declaration to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, asking him to allow the Kosovo national team to be allowed to play friendly matches. The declaration was also signed by eight other Albanian footballers, hailing from Kosovo as Ahmed Januzi, Alban Meha, Armend Dallku, Burim Kukeli, Etrit Berisha, Fatmire Bajramaj, Lorik Cana, Mërgim Mavraj and Samir Ujkani.[13] In May 2012. In a meeting held, FIFA decided to allow friendly matches to be played a decision it later revoked following a protest issued by Football Association of Serbia. Some players, especially Kosovo Serbs as Milan Biševac and Miloš Krasić, continued to play for the Serbia. A new meeting was held at FIFA, on 27 and 28 September in which the Kosovo issue was again planned to be discussed, which was then postponed until December.[14][15]

Permitting by FIFA to play friendlies
Kosovo starting line-up in first international friendly against Haiti
(4–3–3)[16][17]

On 13 January 2014, the national team was given permission by FIFA to play against FIFA member associations in international friendlies, with the notable exception of representative teams of countries of the former Yugoslavia. Even club teams would be allowed to play friendlies after a FIFA Emergency Committee meeting. However, it was stipulated that clubs and representative teams of the Football Federation of Kosovo may not display national symbols as flags, emblems, etc. or play national anthems. The go-ahead was given after meetings between the Football Association of Serbia and Sepp Blatter. On 6 February 2013, FIFA gave the permission to play international friendly games against other member associations.[18]

On 5 March 2014, following FIFA's ruling. Kosovo played its first international friendly against Haiti and the match ended in a 0–0 draw.[19][20] Before the match, some players of Kosovo posed with guns at a shooting range, causing a stir in Serbia.[21] On the eve of the match, supporters of Kosovo burned the flag of Serbia.[22] This incident prompted the Football Association of Serbia to request that FIFA revoke Kosovo's right to play international friendlies.[23]

After the match against Haiti, five more games were held with Turkey, Senegal, Oman, Equatorial Guinea and in the end with Albania. The first win in these friendlies was against Oman with a 1–0 home minimal win,[24] while the biggest defeat that was simultaneously also the first defeat was a 1–6 home defeat against Turkey that was playing with players that were the majority from Turkish championship.[25]

Membership in UEFA and FIFA

In September 2015 at an UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Malta was approved the request from the federation to the admission in UEFA to the next Ordinary Congress to be held in Budapest.[26] On 3 May 2016, at the Ordinary Congress. Kosovo were accepted into UEFA after members voted 28–24 in favor of Kosovo.[27][28]

On 13 May 2016, Kosovo was accepted in FIFA during their 66th congress in Mexico with 141 votes in favour and 23 against.[29]

FIFA ranking history

As of 7 February 2019[3]
Year Rank Pld W D L Win % Ranking Move
Best Worst Best (+) Worst (−)
2019 130 0 0 0 0 !
2018 131 9 7 2 0 077.78 131 178 24 (August) 1 (January)
2017 177 7 1 0 6 014.29 164 184 9 (November) 6 (April)
2016 165 5 1 1 3 020.00 164 190 22 (September) 1 (November)

Competitive record

FIFA World Cup

On 9 June 2016, the UEFA Emergency Panel decided that Kosovo would join Croatia, Finland, Iceland, Turkey and Ukraine in the Group I; and also decided that Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia should not play against Kosovo for security reasons.[30][31] On 5 September 2016, Kosovo made its debut in the FIFA World Cup qualifications with a 1–1 away draw against Finland, with Kosovo's equalizing goal being scored by the newcomer Valon Berisha from a penalty-kick in the 60th minute.[32]

FIFA World Cup record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   2006 Part of   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro
  2010 to   2014 Not a FIFA member Not a FIFA member
  2018 Did not qualify   2018 6th 10 0 1 9 3 24
  2022 To be determined To be determined
    2026
Total 0/23 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/22 10 0 1 9 3 24

UEFA European Championship

On 2 December 2018, in Dublin, it was decided that Kosovo should be part in Group A of the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying, together with Bulgaria, Czech Republic, England and Montenegro.[33] On 25 March 2019, Kosovo made their debut on UEFA European Championship qualifying with a 1–1 home draw against Bulgaria and the draw goal was scored by Arbër Zeneli on the 61st minute.[34] On 11 June 2019, Kosovo won their first ever qualifying match for a major tournament by defeating Bulgaria 3–2.

UEFA European Championship record Qualifications record
Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Year Pos Pld W D L GF GA
  1960 to   2004 Part of   Yugoslavia and   Serbia and Montenegro
   2008 to    2012 Not a UEFA member Not a UEFA member
  2016 Did not enter Did not enter
  2020 Qualifications in progress   2020 3rd 5 2 2 1 10 10
  2024 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 1/17 5 2 2 1 10 10

UEFA Nations League

On 24 January 2018, in Lausanne, it was decided that Kosovo should be part of League D in Group 3 of the 2018–19 UEFA Nations League, together with Azerbaijan, Faroe Islands and Malta.[35][36] On 7 September 2018, Kosovo made their debut in the UEFA Nations League with a 0–0 away draw against Azerbaijan.[37] On 10 September 2018, Kosovo achieved their first win in the UEFA Nations League, which was also the team's first-ever competitive win, a 2–0 home win against the Faroe Islands.[38] Kosovo finished the league unbeaten (with four wins and two draws) and will be promoted to the next tier (C league) for the next edition.

UEFA Nations League record
Season Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA P/R
2018–19 D 3 Group stage 1st 6 4 2 0 15 2  
2020–21 C To be determined N/A
Total Best: Group stage 1/2 6 4 2 0 16 2

Non-FIFA Tournament

In 2005. Kosovo has so far only participated in one international tournament, participated in the KTFF 50th Anniversary Cup, held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Cyprus Turkish Football Association, finishing second out of three. Kosovo lost against the host with result 1–0 and won against Sàpmi with result 4–1.[39]

Year Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad
  2005 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 4 2 Squad
Total 1/1 2 1 0 1 4 2

Fixtures and results

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

2018

2019

Players

Current squad

The following players have been called up for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against   Czech Republic and   England, on 7 and 10 September 2019.[40]
All caps and goals as of 10 September 2019 after match against   England.[41]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Samir Ujkani (Captain) (1988-07-05) 5 July 1988 (age 31) 25 0   Torino
12 1GK Arijanet Muric (1998-11-07) 7 November 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Nottingham Forest
16 1GK Visar Bekaj (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Prishtina

13 2DF Amir Rrahmani (3rd captain) (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 25) 26 4   Hellas Verona
15 2DF Mërgim Vojvoda (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 24) 21 1   Standard Liège
19 2DF Leart Paqarada (1994-08-10) 10 August 1994 (age 25) 18 1   Sandhausen
3 2DF Fidan Aliti (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 25) 17 0   Kalmar
2 2DF Florent Hadergjonaj (1994-07-31) 31 July 1994 (age 25) 3 0   Huddersfield Town
5 2DF Ibrahim Drešević (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Heerenveen
20 2DF Mirlind Kryeziu (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Zürich

8 3MF Besar Halimi (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 24) 21 1   Sandhausen
9 3MF Bersant Celina (1996-09-09) 9 September 1996 (age 23) 17 2   Swansea City
14 3MF Valon Berisha (Vice-captain) (1993-02-07) 7 February 1993 (age 26) 16 3   Lazio
23 3MF Bernard Berisha (1991-10-21) 21 October 1991 (age 27) 14 0   Akhmat Grozny
22 3MF Edon Zhegrova (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 20) 13 2   Basel
4 3MF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 22) 9 0   Luzern
6 3MF Anel Rashkaj (4th captain) (1989-08-19) 19 August 1989 (age 30) 7 0   AFC Eskilstuna
10 3MF Florent Muslija (1998-07-06) 6 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Hannover 96
7 3MF Florent Hasani (1997-03-30) 30 March 1997 (age 22) 1 0   Diósgyőri

18 4FW Vedat Muriqi (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 25) 22 7   Fenerbahçe
21 4FW Atdhe Nuhiu (1989-07-29) 29 July 1989 (age 30) 14 2   Sheffield Wednesday
11 4FW Elba Rashani (1993-05-09) 9 May 1993 (age 26) 8 4   Odd

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Faton Maloku (1991-06-11) 11 June 1991 (age 28) 0 0   Drita v.   Faroe Islands, 14 October 2018

DF Arbenit Xhemajli (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Neuchâtel Xamax v.   Bulgaria, 25 March 2019U21
DF Ardin Dallku (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Unattached v.   Faroe Islands, 14 October 2018

MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 23) 24 4   Werder Bremen v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019INJ
MF Arbër Zeneli (1995-02-25) 25 February 1995 (age 24) 18 7   Reims v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019INJ
MF Benjamin Kololli (1992-05-15) 15 May 1992 (age 27) 12 3   Zürich v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019INJ
MF Herolind Shala (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 27) 15 0   Vålerenga v.   Montenegro, 7 June 2019INJ
MF Ylldren Ibrahimaj (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Viking v.   Montenegro, 7 June 2019FIFA
MF Hekuran Kryeziu (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 26) 19 0   Zürich v.   Bulgaria, 25 March 2019INJ

FW Shkelqim Demhasaj (1996-04-19) 19 April 1996 (age 23) 1 0   Luzern v.   Bulgaria, 10 June 2019
FW Lirim Kastrati (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Lokomotiva v.   Bulgaria, 25 March 2019U21
FW Donis Avdijaj (1996-08-25) 25 August 1996 (age 23) 6 2   Trabzonspor v.   Azerbaijan, 20 November 2018
Notes
  • U21 = Was called up from U21 squad.
  • INJ = Not part of the current squad due to injury.
  • FIFA = Is not available after FIFA did not permit them to play for Kosovo due to problems with documentation.[42]

Personnel

 
Bernard Challandes, the current manager of the Kosovo national football team.

Current technical staff

Position Name
Head coach   Bernard Challandes
Assistant coach(es)
  Ramush Gashi
  Muharrem Sahiti
  Genc Hoxha
Fitness coach   Thomas Richard
Goalkeeping coach   Ahmet Beselica
Physiotherapist(s)
  Ismet Shalaj
  Zheralldin Durguti
Doctor   Murat Berisha
Device manager   Sahit Salihi
Team manager   Bajram Shala
Technical director   Michael Nees
Video analyst   Alexander Carra

Kit suppliers

The Kosovo kit has been mostly red and black before declaration of independence with few changes throughout the years and after the independence the kits are mostly blue and yellow. On 5 October 2016, Kosovo signed with Spanish sportswear company Kelme to a four-year contract and was the first official kit suppliers of Kosovo after membership in UEFA and FIFA.[43] On 16 June 2018, Kosovo signed with Swiss sportswear company Fourteen to a four-year contract and becomes the current kit suppliers of Kosovo.[44][45]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kosovo kit in the first
competitive match
against Finland in
September 2016.
Kit provider Period In matches against
  Legea 2014   Haiti
  Puma 2014   Turkey and   Senegal
  Legea 2014   Oman
  Umbro 2015   Equatorial Guinea and   Albania
  Puma 2016   Faroe Islands
  Kelme 2016–2018 N/A
  Fourteen 2018–present

Stadiums

On 12 July 2019 it was announced that Kosovo is going to build a stadium with 30,000 seats capacity.[46] [47]

As of 7 September 2019
Kosovo national football team home stadiums
Nr. of
matches
Image Stadium Capacity Location First match Last match Ref
8   Fadil Vokrri Stadium 13,500 Pristina, Kosovo v.   Albania, 7 September 2002 v.   Czech Republic, 7 September 2019 [48]
5   Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 Shkodër, Albania v.   Croatia, 6 October 2016 v.   Ukraine, 6 October 2017 [b][49]
3   Adem Jashari Olympic Stadium 18,500 Mitrovica, Kosovo v.   Haiti, 5 March 2014 v.   Latvia, 13 November 2017 [50]

Records

Below are two lists of the top 11 players with the most caps and goals for Kosovo.
Players in bold are still active at international level.

Most capped players

As of 10 June 2019[51]
 
Samir Ujkani is the most capped player in the history of Kosovo with 25 caps.
Rank Position Name Career Caps Goals
1 GK Samir Ujkani 2014– 25 0
2 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 24 4
MF Milot Rashica 2016– 24 4
3 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 20 5
4 MF Besar Halimi 2015– 19 1
MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2015– 19 0
DF Mërgim Vojvoda 2017– 19 0
5 MF Arbër Zeneli 2016– 18 7
6 DF Leart Paqarada 2014– 17 1
7 MF Bersant Celina 2014– 15 2
MF Herolind Shala 2016– 15 0

Top goalscorers

As of 10 June 2019[52]
 
Arbër Zeneli is the top scorer in the history of Kosovo with 7 goals.
Rank Position Name Career Goals Caps Average
1 MF Arbër Zeneli 2016– 7 18 0.39
2 FW Vedat Muriqi 2016– 5 20 0.25
3 DF Amir Rrahmani 2014– 4 24 0.17
MF Milot Rashica 2016– 4 24 0.17
FW Elba Rashani 2015– 4 7 0.57
4 MF Benjamin Kololli 2016– 3 12 0.25
FW Albert Bunjaku 2014–2016 3 6 0.5
5 MF Bersant Celina 2014– 2 15 0.13
FW Atdhe Nuhiu 2017– 2 14 0.14
MF Edon Zhegrova 2018– 2 12 0.17
FW Shpëtim Hasani 2005–2015 2 7 0.29

Captains

As of 10 June 2019[53]
 
Anel Raskaj is the first captain who led Kosovo in the first international friendly against Haiti.
Rank Position Name Period Caps
As captain Total As captain Total
1 GK Samir Ujkani 2015– 2014– 22 25
2 MF Anel Raskaj 2014 2014– 3 4
3 DF Amir Rrahmani 2019– 2014– 2 24
4 MF Hekuran Kryeziu 2019– 2015– 1 19
MF Herolind Shala 2019– 2016– 1 15
MF Valon Berisha 2018– 2016– 1 14
MF Enis Alushi 2014 2014–2017 1 10

Head-to-head records against other countries

As of 10 September 2019[54]
Opponent Pld W D L GF GA GD Win % Reference
  Albania 5 1 1 3 8 9 −1 020.00 H2H results
  Azerbaijan 2 1 1 0 4 0 +4 050.00 H2H results
  Bulgaria 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 050.00 H2H results
  Burkina Faso 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00 H2H results
  Croatia 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7 000.00 H2H results
  Czech Republic 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Denmark 1 0 1 0 2 2 +0 000.00 H2H results
  England 1 0 0 1 3 5 −2 000.00 H2H results
  Equatorial Guinea 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 100.00 H2H results
  Faroe Islands 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 066.67 H2H results
  Finland 2 0 1 1 1 2 −1 000.00 H2H results
  Haiti 1 0 1 0 0 0 +0 000.00 H2H results
  Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 4 −3 000.00 H2H results
  Latvia 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Madagascar 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Malta 2 2 0 0 8 1 +7 100.00 H2H results
  Monaco 1 1 0 0 7 1 +6 100.00 N/A
  Montenegro 1 0 1 0 1 1 +0 000.00 H2H results
  Northern Cyprus 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 000.00 N/A
  Oman 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00 H2H results
  Sápmi 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 100.00 N/A
  Saudi Arabia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 100.00
  Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 3 −2 000.00 H2H results
  Turkey 3 0 0 3 2 12 −10 000.00 H2H results
  Ukraine 2 0 0 2 0 5 −5 000.00 H2H results
25 Countries 40 16 8 16 64 62 +2 040.00 All H2H results

See also

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ The Montenegro v Kosovo match was played behind closed doors due to of a sanction imposed on Montenegro after charges for racist behaviour in their home match against England.[55]
  2. ^ After stadiums in Mitrovica and Pristina were under renovation and do not meet UEFA standards.[56] Kosovo played the qualifying matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Loro Boriçi Stadium (Albanian: Stadiumi Loro Boriçi), a multi-use stadium in Shkodër, Albania.[57][58]

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