Founded In
Laç, Albania

About Laçi

Klubi Futbollistik Laçi was first established under the name Industriali Laç back in 1960. Based in the city of Laç, the team took on its current name in 1997. They have started to emerge as a major force within the country in recent seasons, competing for the major domestic honours on offer and even representing their country in European competitions. 

Although Laçi had played Superliga football before, the club's recent rise to prominence began in the summer of 2006, when club owner, Pashk Laska, appointed Stavri Nica as manager. With the team in the Albanian second tier at that time, Nica was charged with the task of getting them back into the country's top flight. This was achieved at the end of the 2008-09 campaign, when they finished top of the league and gained automatic promotion to the Superliga.

Upon arriving in the top flight, the club's upward momentum continued and Stavri Nica was able to guide Laçi to a 4th place finish in 2009-10, which remains their best ever league finish. As a result of their impressive performance, they qualified for the following season's UEFA Europa League, marking their debut in a major European competition in the process. Then, in 2012-13, Nica further established himself as the side's greatest ever manager, as he lead the team to their first major silverware, the Albanian Cup. This success once again granted the side entry into the UEFA Europa League.

Altin Çuko is perhaps the club's best known former player, having won the Superliga Golden Boot in 1995, while playing for the side.

Laçi play their home matches at Laçi Stadium, known within Albania as Stadiumi Laçi. Ahead of the team's first Europa League campaign in 2010, the club's directors decided to upgrade the seating within the stadium, in order to bring it in line with UEFA regulations. It is now able to hold up to 11,000 fans.

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