Tirana

Founded In
1920
Location
Tiranë (Tirana), Albania

Tirana

About Tirana

Klubi i Futbollit Tirana, usually known more simply as KF Tirana, was first established in August 1920. Based in the capital city, they are the most successful team in the history of Albanian football, in terms of major honours. In addition, they are one of the country's most popular clubs and the only side to have been ever-present in the Albanian Superliga since its inception in 1930.

Owing to their long history, as well as their location, Tirana have a number of major rivals in the league. Vllaznia Shkodër are their oldest rivals and the rivalry between the two teams has become known as the All-time Albanian Derby, due to their status as the country's oldest top-flight clubs. Meanwhile, two local rivalries also exist with Partizani Tirana and Dinamo Tirana, the other major Tirana clubs.

In total, KF Tirana are officially recognised to have won 24 Albanian Superliga titles, with their most recent success coming in the 2008-2009 campaign. In addition, the club have won three further league titles, including two during World War II, but these are not yet officially recognised by the Albanian Football Association. Moreover, Tirana have won 15 Albanian Cups and 10 Albanian Super Cups. In both 1996 and 1999, the club won the league and cup double, while they are also the country's most successful team in European competitions, having made it beyond the first round of a European tournament on eleven occasions.

Some of Tirana's most notable former players include Arben Minga, Agustin Kola, Nevil Dede and Blendi Nallbani. The club's all-time greatest goalscorer is Indrit Fortuzi, who scored 152 goals during his three seperate spells with the side.

Selman Stërmasi Stadium, which is shared with Dinamo Tirana, is the team's official home and it was built in 1956. The venue is currently able to hold a maximum total of 12,500 spectators. However, the club's most significant games are instead held at the 20,000-seater Qemal Stafa Stadium.

Albania
Superliga