FK Bashkimi

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KF Bashkimi
KF Bashkimi Logo.png
Full name Klubi Futbollistik Bashkimi Kumanove
Founded 1947; 71 years ago (1947)
2011; 7 years ago (2011)
Ground Bashkimi Stadium
Capacity 3,500
League OFS Kumanovo First Division

KF Bashkimi (Macedonian: ФК Башкими; FK Baškimi) is a football club, which plays in the town of Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia. They currently compete in the OFS Kumanovo league.

History

The old logo of Bashkimi

The club was founded in 1947 and represented the Albanian people, living in the city of Kumanovo (the word Bashkimi in Albanian means unity). But for the first time in the club's history in 2002/03 season the debuted in the First Macedonian League. They played in the league for 5 seasons. A few days before the start of the season 2008/09, despite staying in the competition last season, the club has been terminated because of the huge financial difficulties.[1]

The best year in the club's history was the season 2004/05, when he finished sixth place in the Macedonian First League and achieved the greatest success in its history, winning the Macedonian Cup. This allowed them to represent the country in the competition with UEFA Cup. In the first qualifying round eliminated the Bosnia and Herzegovina club NK Žepče, winning the first match by forfeit (because was Žepče fielded ineligible player[2]) and the second leg 1–1 draw away from home. In the second round players of Bashkimi were nevertheless twice as high Israeli club Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–5 and 0–6 and were eliminated from further competition.

Supporters

FK Bashkimi supporters were called Ilirët.

Honours

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Second League:

Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Football Cup:

Bashkimi in Europe

  • Q = qualifier
Season Competition Round Club Score
2005/06 UEFA Cup Q1 Bosnia and Herzegovina NK Žepče 3–0, 1–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Q2 Israel Maccabi Petah Tikva 0–5, 0–6 Symbol delete vote.svg

References

  1. ^ FK Bashkimi quits from Macedonian football
  2. ^ "Ineligible player costs Zepce". UEFA.com. 18 July 2005. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 

External links

  • Club info at MacedonianFootball (in English)
  • Football Federation of Macedonia (in Macedonian) (in English)

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