Klubi i futbollit “Vllaznia”
Klubi i futbollit “Vllaznia”, është klubi i futbollit të qytetit të Shkodrës. KF Vllaznia ka qenë nëntë herë kampione e Shqipërisë dhe gjashtë herë ka fituar kupën kombëtare. Suksesi i fundit i saj ishte në sezonin e fund viteve 2007–08, pas një dështimi të gjatë 21 vjeçar në kampionate. Vllaznia luan në stadiumin e saj “Loro Boriçi” – emri i ish-futbollistit të famshëm të saj.
1.1 Kampionati i Luftës II Botërore
1.2 Viti 2000
2 Stadiumi “Loro Boriçi”
5 KF Vllaznia në Europe
6 Skuadra aktuale
7 Akademi e rinisë
10 Lidhje të jashtme
Founded in 1919, Vllaznia are the oldest football team in Albania. In 1929 the club were named “Bashkimi Shkodran”. The League debut was in 1930.
Kampionatet e Luftës II Botërore
During the peak of WW2, between the years 1939 and 1942, AFA organized three championships, in 1939, 1940 and 1942. According to all information gathered in years from Albanian and foreign historians, players and veterans who lived these events, clear evidence proves the existence of these championships at that time, as well as the existence of three trophies given from AFA officials themselves. One must not forget that 1942 Albanian Superliga had a nationwide participation – the first and the only one so far involving teams from both countries, Albania and Kosovo.
KS Vllaznia won one such championship whilst KF Tirana won the other two championships in 1939 & 1942. This would update the championship trophies won by these clubs to respectively 10 and 26 at the present time.[when?] After years of silence, AFA have appointed a dedicated commission with 5 members, which is involved in gathering enough evidence in this regard. And finally, after a significant amount of evidence has been produced, it has been given an official date, when AFA intend to officially recognize these 3 championships in their next General Assembly, to be held in February, 2013.
In 1958 the club was renamed “KF Vllaznia“. In the European Cup for Champions 1978/79 they beat Austrian team Austria Wien (who went on to the semifinals) 2–0 at home but lost 3–4 on aggregate. In the Cup Winners Cup of 1987/88 they reached the second round after beating Sliema Wanderes from Malta in both games (aggregate 6–0). In the 2001/2002 UEFA Champions league qualifying they beat KR Reykjavik from Iceland 2–1 in Reykjavik and 1–0 in Tirana with two goals from Klodian Duro. In next round KF Vllaznia were eliminated by the Turkish club Galatasaray 2–0 in Istanbul and 1–4 in Tirana. German Uli Schulze, a UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup winner with 1. FC Magdeburg in 1974, was appointed as new coach in summer 2006. He was later replaced by Mirel Josa who is currently at his third spell coaching the team.
In the 2000s Vllaznia went through changes, in 2003 the President of Vllaznia, Myftar Cela was shot in Montenegro. The President was loved by every Vllaznia fan, because of his generosity and he loved the team. After Cela died, a group of businessmen gathered to help the team.
In 2006 the Albanian businessman, Valter Fushaj, became Vllaznia President. Since then he has been criticized by the fans for corruption and not wanting the best for the team.
In the 2009–2010 Vllaznia went through some rough changes; having to change 3 coaches and also replacing players. Vllaznia went to the bottom of the table, and having been criticized by the fans, Vllaznia went through some bad times.
On 17 April 2010 Vllaznia won 3–2 to Skenderbeu Korçe but lost 2–0 because the player Ansi Nika wasn’t on the team roster but got into the game anyway. This led to protests by the fans, making accusations that the Vllaznia staff and the President Valter Fushaj specifically did it for bribing reasons.
Stadiumi “Loro Boriçi”
The home ground of the club is called “Loro Borici”. The name comes from one of the club’s and Albania’s greatest footballer to ever play, Loro played with some of the biggest teams at that time, with A.S Roma and S.S. Lazio. The striker was known for his goalscoring abilities which he displayed in the Serie A after he left Vllaznia in 1930s.
Loro Boriçi stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Shkodër, Albania. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Vllaznia Shkodër. The stadium holds about 16,000 spectators and was reconstructed in 2001. It is named in honour of Loro Boriçi, famous player in 1940s and 1950s. It is also the second largest stadium in Albania behind the Qemal Stafa (stadium) in Tirana which seats 19,600.