| KF TIRANA IN EUROPE

KF TIRANA IN EUROPE

 

  • HISTORY

In addition to being the best team in all domestic competitions, KF Tirana is the Albanian football club with the best performance in all European competitions. They are the club with the most participations and matches, most wins, most points and experience in Europe among all other Albanian clubs.

Tirana holds the record for the most ties won (11) along their road. Tirana is the team which were able to overturn the first leg negative result to their advantage in at least four occasions; worth to remember their great second legs wins against Hamrun Spartans, FC Bobruisk, Dinamo Tbilisi, ND Gorica; additionally good overturns against Apollon Limassol and Ferencvarosi TC. Even though at 11 attempts they have not passed more than one round, KF Tirana are the Albanian team which has won more ties in Europe throughout their long history. Another significant international result comes at Balkan Cup of season 1981 where they went on the final, but lost both matches against Beroe Stara Zagora.

The best squad to compete in Europe was that of season 2004–05. After having easily passed FC Gomel of Belarus in the first round, Tirana played against Ferencvárosi TC in the second round. Having lost the first leg at home 2–3, KF Tirana produced fantastic football in Budapest and was leading 1–0, after which the team missed a penalty and the ball hit woodwork twice, but they just could not score the qualifying goal and therefore were eliminated with a 3–3 on aggregate.

Along their European path, KF Tirana has met many famous squads in Europe, such as: FC Bayern Munich, Standard Liege, AFC Ajax, Malmö FF, IFK Göteborg, Ferencvárosi TC, PFC CSKA Sofia, etc, and in many of such matches has given unforgettable performances.

On 14 October 2008, KF Tirana and AC Milan took part, for the first time ever, in the “Taci Oil Albania Reads” project in Tirana. This new initiative had the goal to raise funds for the construction of new and modern libraries across Albania, a project launched by UNICEF. The proceeds of this event, sponsored by Taci Oil helped to create 100 new libraries in Albanian schools, whilst also driving forward the improvement in learning, teaching and reading standards in schools. KF Tirana won the match 2–1.

Additionally, white and blues hold the all-time record for the highest IFFHS ranking of an Albanian football club, being ranked as high as 31st in the world in 1987, as result of success preceded 1986-87. Therefore, each time KF Tirana participates in Europe, fan’s expectations are great and positive. KF Tirana started competing for the first time in the European Cup 1965-66. Below are all matches played and up-to-date rankings.

 

 

 

  • EUROPEAN PERFORMANCE TABLE
Season Competition Round Country Club Home Away
1965/66 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Scotland Kilmarnock F.C. 0-0 0-1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1966/67 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Norway Valerenga IF n.p n.p Symbol delete vote.svg
1969/70 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Belgium Standard Liege 1–1 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1970/71 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Netherlands AFC Ajax 2–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1982/83 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Northern Ireland Linfield 1–0 1–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv n.p n.p Symbol delete vote.svg
1983/84 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1R Sweden Hammarby IF 2–1 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1986/87 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup 1R Romania FC Dinamo Bucureşti 1–0 2-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Sweden Malmö FF 0–3 0–0 Symbol delete vote.svg
1988/89 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Malta Ħamrun Spartans 2–0 1-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Sweden IFK Göteborg 0–3 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
1989/90 European Champion Clubs’ Cup 1R Malta Sliema Wanderers 5–0 0-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2R Germany FC Bayern Munich 0–3 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1994/95 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup QR Belarus FC Bobruisk 3–0 1-4 Symbol keep vote.svg
1R Denmark Brøndby IF 0–1 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
1995/96 UEFA Cup QR Israel Hapoel Be’er Sheva FC 0–1 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1996/97 UEFA Cup 1QR Croatia NK Croatia Zagreb 2–6 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
1998/99 UEFA Cup 1QR Slovakia FK Inter Bratislava 0–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
1999/00 UEFA Champions League 1QR Iceland Íþróttabandalag Vestmannaeyja 1–2 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2000/01 UEFA Champions League 1QR Moldova FC Zimbru Chisinau 2–3 2–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2001/02 UEFA Cup QR Cyprus Apollon Limassol 3–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2002/03 UEFA Cup QR Romania National Bucureşti 0–1 2–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2003/04 UEFA Champions League 1Q Georgia (country) Dinamo Tbilisi 3–0 (4:2 p) 0-3 Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Austria Grazer AK 1–5 1–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2004/05 UEFA Champions League 1QR Belarus FC Gomel 0-1 2-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Hungary Ferencvárosi TC 2–3 1–0 Symbol delete vote.svg
2005/06 UEFA Champions League 1QR Slovenia ND Gorica 3–0 0-2 Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Bulgaria PFC CSKA Sofia 0–2 0–2 Symbol delete vote.svg
2006/07 UEFA Cup 1QR Croatia NK Varteks 2–0 1-1 Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Turkey Kayserispor 0–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2007/08 UEFA Champions League 1QR Slovenia NK Domžale 1–2 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
2009/10 UEFA Champions League 2QR Norway Stabæk 1–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2010/11 UEFA Europa League 1QR Hungary Zalaegerszegi TE 0–0 1-0 (aet) Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Netherlands FC Utrecht 1–1 0–4 Symbol delete vote.svg
2011/12 UEFA Europa League 2QR Slovakia FC Spartak Trnava 0–0 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
2012/13 UEFA Europa League 1QR Luxembourg CS Grevenmacher 2–0 0-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2QR Norway Aalesund FK 1–1 0–5 Symbol delete vote.svg

 

 

Balkans Cup

Season Round Country Club Home Away Ties Won/Lost
Balkans Cup 1964-66 1R Bulgaria PFC Cherno More Varna 0–0 0–1
Balkans Cup 1964-66 1R Turkey Beşiktaş J.K. 2–0 1–1
Balkans Cup 1964-66 1R Romania FC Rapid București 1–2 1–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
Balkans Cup 1975 1R Greece Panionios G.S.S. 6–0 1–2
Balkans Cup 1975 1R Serbia FK Radnički Niš 0–0 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
Balkans Cup 1981 1R Greece Larissa F.C. 3–0 1–3
Balkans Cup 1981 2R Bosnia and Herzegovina FK Sloboda Tuzla 3–0 3-0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Balkans Cup 1981 Final Bulgaria PFC Beroe Stara Zagora 1–3 0–3 Symbol delete vote.svg
Balkans Cup 1990 1R Montenegro FK Budućnost Podgorica 0–0 0–1 Symbol delete vote.svg
  • QR = Qualifying Round
  • 1R = 1st round
  • 2R = 2nd round
  • n.p = non participation
Overall GP W D L GF GA GD
Home 9 4 3 2 16 5 +11
Away 9 1 1 7 7 17 −10
Total 18 5 4 9 23 22 +1

 

By country

Country Pld W D L GF GA GD TW TL
 Austria 2 0 0 2 2 7 -5 0 1
 Belarus 4 2 0 2 6 5 +1 2 0
 Belgium 2 0 1 1 1 4 -3 0 1
 Bosnia 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6 1 0
 Bulgaria 6 0 1 5 1 11 -10 0 3
 Croatia 4 1 1 2 5 11 -6 1 1
 Cyprus 2 1 0 1 4 5 -1 0 1
 Denmark 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0 1
 Germany 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0 1
 Georgia 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 1 0
 Greece 4 2 0 2 11 5 +6 2 0
 Hungary 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 1 1
 Iceland 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0 1
 Israel 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0 1
 Luxembourg 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 1 0
 Malta 4 2 0 2 8 3 +5 2 0
 Moldova 2 0 0 2 4 6 -2 0 1
 Montenegro 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 0 1
 Netherlands 4 0 2 2 3 9 -6 0 2
 Northern Ireland 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 0
 Norway 4 0 2 2 2 11 -9 0 2
 Romania 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2 1 2
 Scotland 2 0 1 1 0 1 -1 0 1
 Serbia 2 0 1 1 0 3 -3 0 1
 Slovakia 4 0 1 3 1 7 -6 0 2
 Slovenia 4 1 0 3 4 5 -1 1 1
 Sweden 6 1 1 4 2 11 -3 0 3
 Turkey 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 1 1
 Ukraine 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
  • TW = Ties Won
  • TL = Ties Lost

 

 

UEFA club competition record

Last Update: 26 July 2012

Competition GP PP W D L GF GA
Champions League 36 14 7 4 25 34 61
Cup Winners’ Cup 10 3 4 1 5 9 16
UEFA Cup / Europa League 24 9 4 7 13 18 46
Intertoto Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
UEFA Super Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Intercontinental Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 70 26 15 12 43 61 123
Overall GP W D L GF GA GD
Home 35 11 8 16 43 49 −6
Away 35 4 4 27 18 74 −56
Total 70 15 12 43 61 123 -62

 

 

Europe and Balkan total

Overall GP W D L GF GA GD
Home 44 15 11 18 59 54 +5
Away 44 5 5 34 25 91 −66
Total 88 20 16 52 84 145 -61

 

 

  • UEFA CLUB COEFFICENT RANKING
Rank Team Points
374 Finland TPS Turku 2.180
375 Lithuania Suduva Marijampole 2.175
376 Liechtenstein USV Eschen/Mauren 2.150
377 Albania KF Laci 2.125
378 Albania KF Tirana 2.125
379 Georgia (country) Torpedo Kutaisi 2.125
380 Georgia (country) FC Gagra 2.125
381 Republic of Macedonia FK Renova 2.100
382 Republic of Ireland Derry City F.C. 2.090

(As of 27 July 2015)

 

Friendlies since 1929

 

# Year Opponent Country Score
1 1929 Crna Gora Podgorica Montenegro 1-0
2 1934 Hercegovac Croatia 1-1
3 1934 Hercegovac Croatia 3-0
4 1936 Zardi Imola Italy 5-1
5 1936 Zardi Imola Italy 2-0
6 1936 Crna Gora Podgorica Montenegro 4-2
7 1936 Crna Gora Podgorica Montenegro 1-0
8 1937 Cetinje Montenegro 2-1
9 1937 Cetinje Montenegro 2-4
10 1937 Cetinje Montenegro 7-0
11 1938 A.S. Bari Italy 0-2
12 1938 Iraklis Greece 7-0
13 1938 Majstor s Mora Split Croatia 5-1
14 1938 Majstor s Mora Split Croatia 4-2
15 1938 Red Star Belgrade Serbia 1-4
16 1938 Majstor s Mora Split Croatia 5-1
17 1938 PFC Levski Sofia Bulgaria 1-1
18 1938 Macedonia Yugoslavia 3-3
19 1938 Macedonia Yugoslavia 5-2
20 1938 FK Budućnost Podgorica Montenegro 6-1
21 1946 Metalac Beograd Yugoslavia 0-3
22 1946 Metalac Beograd Yugoslavia 2-1
23 1946 FK Željezničar Sarajevo Bosnia 0-5
24 1946 FK Željezničar Sarajevo Bosnia 1-1
25 1946 NK Čelik Zenica Bosnia 2-1
26 1946 FK Željezničar Sarajevo Bosnia 0-3
27 1946 Trade Unions of Macedonia Yugoslavia 3-1
28 1948 Sloga Novi Sad Serbia 0-0
29 1948 Sloga Novi Sad Serbia 3-0
30 1951 Hungarian Workers Budapest Hungary 2-1
31 1951 Hungarian Workers Budapest Hungary 3-1
32 1952 Stalingrad Prague Czechoslovakia 1-2
33 1956 Spartak Sofia Bulgaria 1-4
34 1956 Krylia Sovetov Kuybyshev USSR 2-0
35 1958 FC Progresul București Romania 1-2
36 1958 Chornomorets Odessa Ukraine 1-2
37 1958 FC Lokomotiv Moscow Russia 1-5
38 1958 Moldova Kishinev Moldova 1-2
39 1959 Lokomotiva Miskolc Hungary 2-0
40 1960 Admiraltejec Leningrad USSR 1-1
41 1960 Minator Dimitrov Pernik Bulgaria 3-1
42 1960 Minator Dimitrov Pernik Bulgaria 2-1
43 1961 XI Beijing China 0-3
44 1961 Vasas Diósgyőri Hungary 1-2
45 1965 Algeria U23 Algeria 2-0
46 1965 Mouloudia Oran Algeria 2-0
47 1966 PR China Juniors China 4-1
48 1970 Minerul Baia Mare Romania 1-0
49 1970 ACF Gloria Bistrița Romania 1-0
50 1970 Foresta Fălticeni Romania 3-1
51 1972 Kosova Yugoslavia 1-1
52 1973 FK Budućnost Peć Kosovo 3-0
53 1974 ASA Târgu Mureș Romania 1-0
54 1976 Dinamo Bacau Romania 1-1
55 1977 KF Trepça Kosovo 1-1
56 1992 Szeged FC Hungary 0-1
57 1992 Szeged FC Hungary 1-1
58 1993 Vardar Skopje Macedonia 0-5
59 2000 Ujpesti TE Hungary 0-2
60 2000 Győri ETO FC Hungary 2-3
61 2000 Viceste Hungary 1-0
62 2000 Monori SE Hungary 7-1
63 2001 BFC Siófok Hungary 3-1
64 2003 Videoton FC Hungary 0-0
65 2003 Budapest Honvéd FC Hungary 5-1
66 2003 Videoton FC Hungary 1-1
67 2003 Rákospalotai EAC Hungary 3-0
68 2003 Ferencvárosi TC Hungary 2-1
69 2004 Dunakanyar-Vác FC Hungary 5-1
70 2004 Ujpesti TE Hungary 1-1
71 2004 Budapest Honvéd FC Hungary 2-3
72 2004 Rákospalotai EAC Hungary 0-1
73 2004 Vasas SC Hungary 2-2
74 2005 Lokomotivi Tbilisi Georgia 6-4
75 2005 FK Bashkimi Macedonia 2-2
76 2006 Vardar Skopje Macedonia 1-2
77 2007 İstanbulspor A.Ş. Turkey 2-1
78 2007 MKT Araz Azerbaijan 0-1
79 2007 Vardar Skopje Macedonia 1-0
80 2007 Vardar Skopje Macedonia 4-2
81 2008 AC Milan Italy 2-1
82 2010 Algeria B Algeria 1-3
83 2010 Tokatspor Turkey 2-1
84 2010 FC Aktobe Kazakhstan 1-3
85 2011 Diyarbakırspor Turkey 1-1
86 2011 Çaykur Rizespor Turkey 3-1
87 2011 Karmaspor Turkey 4-1
88 2014 KF Shkëndija Macedonia 2-3
89 2014 FK Mladost Macedonia 2-1
90 2014 FK Shkupi Macedonia 0-0
91 2015 FK Mladost Carev Dvor Macedonia 2-1
92 2015 FK Gostivar Macedonia 1-1
93 2016 OFK Petrovac Macedonia 3-1
94 2016 OFK Grbalj Macedonia 0-1
Overall GP W D L GF GA GD
Total 94 49 19 26 189 128 +61