DETROIT BESA SOCCER CLUB

The Detroit Besa Soccer Club was formed in 1974 by members of the Albanian community in Detroit, Michigan. The word besa in Albanian means honor. This was at a time when Albania was a part of Yugoslavia, and the club was said to be based on parts of both Albanian and Yugoslavian culture.

They joined the second division of the Detroit Soccer League the same year as they were formed. They also took part in the 1974-75 National Amateur Cup in the United States.

In 1979 Besa joined the National Soccer League. The franchise was originally awarded to Detroit Spartans in December 1977, a group backed by the Greek community in Detroit that . The group headed by Detroit Mayor Coleman Young and attorney Robert Fenton had made an unsuccesful bid for a franchise in the NASL.

Played at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.

Left the NSL during the 1982 season and started playing in local leagues in Detroit.

Later changed their name to Drita S.C. In 2018 Drita were playing in the Michigan Premier Soccer League.