Albania First Division 05/09 15:00 33 Bylis Ballsh v AF Elbasani L 2-3
Albania First Division 05/04 14:00 32 FK Vora v Bylis Ballsh D 0-0
Albania First Division 04/29 13:00 31 Bylis Ballsh v KS Flamurtari Vlore W 4-2
Albania First Division 04/21 13:00 30 Apolonia Fier v Bylis Ballsh L 4-1
Albania First Division 04/13 13:00 29 Bylis Ballsh v KS Korabi Peshkopi W 3-2
Albania First Division 04/06 13:00 28 KS Lushnja v Bylis Ballsh W 1-2
Albania First Division 03/31 12:00 27 Bylis Ballsh v Kastrioti Krujë W 2-0
Albania First Division 03/27 13:00 26 KS Burreli v Bylis Ballsh L 1-0
Albania First Division 03/16 13:00 25 Bylis Ballsh v Besa Kavaje W 2-0
Albania First Division 03/09 13:00 24 Luzi 2008 v Bylis Ballsh L 3-1
Albania First Division 03/03 12:30 23 Bylis Ballsh v Tomori Berat W 2-1
Albania First Division 02/26 12:30 22 [1] Bylis Ballsh v AF Elbasani [2] D 0-0


Matches played 36 19 17
Wins 23 14 9
Draws 6 4 2
Losses 7 1 6
Goals for 62 38 24
Goals against 36 15 21
Clean sheets 15 9 6
Failed to score 4 2 2

Wikipedia - KF Bylis

KF Bylis is an Albanian professional football club based in Ballsh, part of Mallakastër municipality. They compete in the Abissnet Superiore, the top tier of Albanian football. Their home ground is the Adush Muça Stadium.


Early years

The club was formed on 14 July 1972 as Ballshi i Ri, and they played in the Albanian Third Division between 1973 and 1976. But between 1976 and 1981, they were not allowed to participate in Albanian football due to laws restricting a single team from each district. They began playing once again in the Third Division in 1981, which they eventually won in 1986 and were promoted to the Albanian Second Division. The club played in the Second Division for 10 years between 1986 and 1996, where they were promoted following a successful 1995–96 season which saw the club score 124 goals and concede just 21, as the best goal scorer was Agim Metaj, making it a national record which was even noted by the prestigious French magazine France Football. However, despite their record breaking season they only finished as runners-up in the league but still achieved promotion to the Albanian Superliga.

Golden days

In their debut season in the top flight of Albanian football the club finished in 14th place out of 18 teams. During the 1998–99 season, the club finished in third place, just 2 points behind the eventual champions KF Tirana this earned the club a place in the UEFA Cup for the first time. In their first European experience, KF Bylis played Slovakian side Inter Bratislava, whom they lost 5–1 to on aggregate. The following season they would again finish strongly, this time in 5th place, joint on points with 4th-place side Vllaznia Shkodër, who they lost 4–3 to in the play-off for the UEFA Intertoto Cup place. In the 2000–01 season, they finished 5th once again and earned a place in the UEFA Intertoto Cup, where they met Romanian side FC Universitatea Craiova the following season. They lost 4–3 on aggregate, after a memorable 3–3 draw away in Romania and a 1–0 home loss.

Recent history

KF Bylis then began to struggle, eventually getting relegated after a poor 2002–03 season, which saw them finish second to last with just 26 points and 3 wins from 26 games. They were relegated once again to the third tier after the 2004–05 season in which they scored just 13 league goals in total. Between 2007 and 2009 the club achieved consecutive promotions back to the Albanian Superliga for the 2008–09 season.[]

Besnik Kapllanaj was the club's president between 2006 and 2014 and owned a 75% share in the club, with the remaining 25% owned by the Ballsh Municipality.

On 15 March 2014 in a home tie against KF Laçi, the club's president was involved in an altercation with the FSHS head of competitions, Besnik Çela. Kapllanaj hit the FSHF delegate Çela in the head with a baton which required him to be rushed to hospital due to the injury. Cela refused to start the game due to overcrowding inside the Adush Muça Stadium. Once some of the fans had left they began to throw rock into the stadium in disapproval of the FSHF's decision to not let them watch the match, which kicked off 20 minutes later than scheduled. Kapllanaj then allegedly caused a power cut so that SuperSport Albania cameras could not transmit the game live as was planned. In the closing stages of the game KF Laçi were awarded a penalty which caused crowd trouble, as they began to throw rocks onto the pitch. KF Laçi's president Pashk Laska instructed captain and penalty taker Erjon Vuçaj to miss the penalty intentionally to avoid further trouble and danger for his teammates. Following the final whistle, Kapllanaj physically abused KF Laçi's players by hitting them with a baton, as well as Besnik Çela, who later filed a police report against Kapllanaj once he left the hospital. On 19 March, the club's president Besnik Kapllanaj resigned from his post hours before the verdict from the FSHF disciplinary commission, who punished him with a lifetime ban from sporting activities in Albania. The commission also expelled the club from the Albanian Superliga with 9 remaining games of the 2013–14 season, relegating the club to the Albanian First Division for the 2014–15 season as well as handing KF Laçi a 3–0 victory in the game which originally ended 0–0. The following day, Kapllanaj turned himself in to the Fier police authorities after being charged for assault.

Bylis Ballsh is a professional soccer team based in Ballsh, Albania. The team was founded in 1972 and currently competes in the Albanian First Division, the second tier of Albanian football. Bylis Ballsh has a rich history in Albanian football and has a strong fan base that supports the team both at home and away matches.

The team's colors are blue and white, and they play their home matches at the Ballsh City Stadium, which has a seating capacity of 5,000 spectators. Bylis Ballsh has a reputation for playing an attacking style of football and has produced many talented players who have gone on to play for the Albanian national team and in top leagues around Europe.

Bylis Ballsh has a strong youth academy that focuses on developing young talent and providing opportunities for local players to progress through the ranks and eventually play for the first team. The team has a dedicated coaching staff and management team that work tirelessly to ensure the success and growth of the club.

Overall, Bylis Ballsh is a respected and competitive team in Albanian football, with a proud history and a bright future ahead.