KF Vllaznia Shkodër is an Albanian professional football club based in the city of Shkodër, Albania. The club currently plays in the Kategoria Superiore, the country’s highest football league in Albania.
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KF Vllaznia Shkodër has five divisions in their youth academy.
- Vllaznia U21
- Vllaznia U19
- Vllaznia U17
- Vllaznia U15
- Vllaznia U13
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KF Vllaznia Shkodër History
It was in the year 1908 when a Maltese priest by the name of Father Gut Ruter brought a football into the city of Shkodr. This is widely regarded as the first time the sport was played anywhere in the country. Indipendenca Shkodr was the first football club in Albania to be established. It began operations in 1912 under the direction of the club’s founder, Palok Nika, who also served as the team’s captain at the time. The first organized game of football to take place in the city was played in October 1913 between Indipendenca Shkodr and the Austro-Hungarian Imperial Navy, which was occupying the city at the time. It was the first time that a football team made up entirely of Albanians had ever competed against foreigners. As a result, it was also the first international game that had ever been played involving an Albanian team. Additionally, it was the first football game in the country to be played for a total of 90 minutes, with each half lasting 45 minutes. The home team, Independenta Shkodr, was defeated by the visiting team by a score of 2–1, with Palok Nika scoring the lone goal for Independenta.
The rise in popularity of football in the city prompted Palok Nika and other sportspeople in the city to form a club that would cater to many different sports, including football. On February 16, 1919, the Vllaznia Sports Society was established as a result of these efforts. Vllaznia is a concept in Albanian culture that is often translated as “brotherhood;” it refers to loyalty to one’s family and friends. They competed in games against other Albanian teams, including KF Tirana, who they faced in their very first match, which took place in October 1920. Additionally, the club competed on the international stage, with the first match taking place on May 23 against the occupying Italian troops. Vllaznia was defeated by the Italians by a score of 1-0. Later in the year, on November 28, in celebration of Albanian Independence Day, Vllaznia organized another football game against an Italian selection, but this time they were defeated by a score of 5–1. On August 31, 1922, the club played its first game outside of Albania, which took place in Montenegro against FK Loven Cetinje. They were defeated in this match by a score of 4-0. The club would continue to participate in domestic friendly matches until the establishment of the Albanian Football Association in 1930 and the beginning of the Kategoria e Par in the same year. During this time, the club would only play against other domestic teams.
The Albanian Football Association held three championships during the height of World War II, between the years of 1939 and 1942. These championships took place in 1939, 1940, and 1942 respectively. Clear evidence proves the existence of these championships at that time, as well as the existence of three trophies given from Albanian Football Association officials themselves, according to all of the information that has been gathered over the years from Albanian and foreign historians, players, and veterans who lived through these events. This information was gathered over the course of many years. One must not forget that the Albanian Superliga held in 1942 featured a nationwide participation – it was the first and only one to date to feature teams from both Albania and Kosovo. This fact should not be forgotten. One of these championships was won by KS Vllaznia, and the other two were won by KF Tirana in the years 1939 and 1942 respectively. This would bring the total number of championship trophies won by these clubs up to ten and twenty-six, respectively, at the current time.
After many years of silence, the Albanian Football Association has finally established a dedicated commission, which currently consists of five members and is working to gather sufficient evidence regarding this matter. And finally, after the presentation of a substantial amount of evidence, an official date has been set for when the Albanian Football Association intends to officially recognize these three championships during their subsequent General Assembly, which is scheduled to take place in February 2013.
In 1958, the club was rebranded as “KS Vllaznia,” and the year was 1958. In the European Cup for Champions in 1978/79, they competed at home and defeated the Austrian team Austria Wien by a score of 2–0, but they ended up losing the match by a score of 3–4 overall. They advanced to the round of 16 in the Cup Winners Cup in 1987/88 after claiming victories over Sliema Wanderers of Malta in both of their matches (aggregate 6–0). Klodian Duro scored two goals in the matchup against KR Reykjavik of Iceland in the qualifying round for the UEFA Champions League in the 2001–2002 season. The match was played in Reykjavik and Tirana. KF Vllaznia were eliminated from competition in the following round after being defeated by the Turkish club Galatasaray 2–0 in Istanbul and 1–4 in Tirana. Uli Schulze, a former player for 1. FC Magdeburg who won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup with them in 1974, was hired as the club’s new coach in the summer of 2006. He was eventually succeeded in that role by Mirel Josa, who is now serving in his third stint as the team’s head coach.
Vllaznia went through a period of transition in the 2000s, culminating in the assassination of former President Myftar Cela in Montenegro in 2003. Because he was so generous, and because he was so devoted to the team, every Vllaznia supporter adored their President. Following Cela’s passing, a collection of successful businesspeople came together to assist the team.
In 2006. Valter Fushaj, an Albanian businessman, was recently elected President of Vllaznia. Since that time, the supporters of the team have accused him of being corrupt and of not wanting what is best for the group.
In the 2009–2010. The Vllazna organization was forced to go through some difficult transitions, including the replacement of players and three coaches. The fans were critical of Vllaznia, which contributed to the team’s decline to the bottom of the table, and Vllaznia experienced some difficult times as a result.
On 17 April 2010. Vllaznia defeated Sknderbeu Korc by a score of 3–2, but the official result was recorded as a loss for Vllaznia by a score of 2–0. The reason for this was that the player Ansi Nika was not listed on the team roster, but he was chosen to play for the team anyway. This resulted in the fans staging demonstrations, during which they accused the Vllaznia staff and President Valter Fushaj of having specifically done it for the purpose of bribing the voters.
In his capacity as president of GEA Sport SA, Roberto Nava. Purchased fifty percent of the outstanding shares of KF Vllaznia, and in the month of July, Nava began negotiations with Napoli to lend Sebastián Sosa to Shkodr for a period of one year. Nava completes the transfer of Sebastián Rodrguez and Giorginho Aguirre to Napoli after successful negotiations with the Italian club.
Vllaznia was relegated from the Albanian Superliga in a dramatic situation for an elite club with a hundred years of history in the top flight of Albanian football in the 17/18 season. This was a team that had their last demotion almost half a century ago, in the early 1960s. Vllaznia’s history in the top flight of Albanian football dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. Despite this, the team was successful in gaining promotion to the Superliga during the 18/19 season.
KF Vllaznia Shkodër Stadium
“Loro Borici” is the name of the club’s turf field in its hometown. The name comes from Loro, a former player who was a member of some of the most successful teams of his era, including Roma and Lazio. He is considered to be one of the greatest footballers in the history of both the club and Albania. After leaving Vllaznia in the 1930s, the striker moved on to Serie A, where he became well-known for his goal-scoring abilities, which he displayed during his time there.
Loro Borici stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Shkodër, Albania. At the moment, football matches are played there the majority of the time, and Vllaznia Shkodr calls it their home field. The stadium underwent a major renovation in 2001 and has a capacity of approximately 16,000 spectators. It was given his name in honor of Loro Borici, who was a well-known player in the 1940s and 1950s. Additionally, it is the second largest stadium in Albania, falling just short of the Qemal Stafa Stadium in Tirana, which has 19,600 seats.
Edi Rama, the current Prime Minister of Albania, made the commitment to rebuild the stadium in October of 2014. The stadium had its most recent renovation in the year 2001.
He indicated that the stadium will be able to accommodate approximately 20,000 spectators after the renovations are completed.
On May 3, 2015, construction work officially began, which will bring the stadium’s capacity back up to 17,500 seats after it had previously been reduced.
Since Loro Borici Stadium was undergoing renovations during the 2015–16 Albanian Superliga season, Vllaznia played their home games in Ismail Xhemali Stadium in Puk at the beginning of the season and then switched to Reshit Rusi Stadium in Shkodr for the majority of the season.