KF Teuta Durrës
Klubi Futbollistik Teuta Durrës, commonly referred to as Teuta, is an Albanian professional football club based in Durrës. They currently compete in the Kategoria Superiore and they play their home games at the Niko Dovana Stadium.
|Full name||Klubi Futbollit Teuta (Teuta Football Club)|
|Nickname(s)||Djemtë e Detit (Boys of the Sea - Sea Boys)|
Durrësakët (Durrës City Boys)
|Founded||29 January 1920|
as Klubi Sportiv Urani (Uranus Sport Club)
|Ground||Niko Dovana Stadium|
|2020–21||Kategoria Superiore, 1st (champions)|
The club was founded on 29 January 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 Kategoria Superiore twice in 1994 and in 2021, and they have also won the Albanian Cup four times, as well as finishing runners-up in three Albanian Supercups.
The club was founded on 29 January 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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
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. During the 2013–14 season, according to the club's official website the average league attendance was 2,638.
- Kategoria Superiore:
- Albanian Cup:
- Albanian Supercup
- Kategoria e Parë:
- Winners: 1959, 1961
- Sporti Popullor Cup:
- Winners: 1982
- Ylli Cup:
- Winners: 1985
Teuta's fans are known as Djemtë e Detit 1994 (Boys of the Sea). and PIRATËT 2016 (PIRATES 2016) and MARINSAT 2017 (MARINSAT 2017)
- QR = Qualifying Round
- 1R = First Round
- 2R = Second Round
- As of 22 September 2021
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Edi Martini|
|Assistant Coach||Bledar Hodo|
|Goalkeeping Coach||Bledjan Rizvani|
|Head Of Youth||Gentian Begeja|
|Physiotherapist & Doctor||Ervin Shembitraku|
- Biggest ever victory: Teuta Durrës 16–0 KF Elbasani (17 April 1932), (1932 Superliga)
- Biggest ever defeat: Teuta Durrës 0–9 KF Tirana (15 April 1934), (1934 Superliga)
- Highest league points tally: 67 points from 33 games (2006–07 Superliga)
- Lowest league points tally: 4 points from 10 games (1946 Superliga)
- Best league goal difference: +28 from 34 games (1995–96 Superliga)
- Worst league goal difference: -22 from 18 games (1937 Superliga)
- Most league wins: 20 wins from 34 games (1995–96 Superliga)
- Least league wins: 1 win from 10 games (1946 Superliga)
- Most league losses: 16 losses (1989–90), (2004–05), (2005–06 Superliga)
- Least league losses: 1 loss from 8 games (1931 Superliga)
Historical list of coachesEdit
Title winning coachesEdit
|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||2005||2004–05 Albanian Cup|
|Edi Martini||2019–||2019–20 Albanian Cup, 2020 Albanian Supercup,|
2020–21 Kategoria Superiore
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