2010–11 Albanian Superliga

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Albanian Superliga
Kategoria Superiore.svg
Season 2010–11
Champions Skënderbeu Korçë
Relegated Besa Kavajë
Elbasani
Champions League Skënderbeu Korçë
Europa League Flamurtari Vlorë
Vllaznia Shkodër
Tirana
Matches played 198
Goals scored 516 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorer Daniel Xhafa (19 goals)
Biggest home win Flamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Biggest away win Vllaznia 0–4 Dinamo
Elbasani 0–4 Vllaznia
Highest scoring Flamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Flamurtari 6–2 Dinamo

The 2010–11 Albanian Superliga was the 72nd official season, or the 75th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of WW2[1]) and the thirteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began in August 2010 and ended on 16 May 2011.[citation needed] Dinamo Tirana were the defending champions, having won their 18th Albanian championship last season.

The championship was won by Skënderbeu Korçë, with Flamurtari Vlorë and Vllaznia Shkodër finishing second and third, respectively. On the bottom end of the table, Besa Kavajë and Elbasani were directly relegated, while Shkumbini Peqin and Dinamo Tirana had to compete in the relegation playoffs.

Teams[edit]

Apolonia Fier and Gramozi Ersekë were directly relegated to the First Division after finishing 11th and 12th in the previous year's standings. They are replaced by First Division champions Bylis Ballsh and runners-up Elbasani.

9th placed Kastrioti Krujë and 10th placed Skënderbeu Korçë had to compete in single-match relegation play-offs. Kastrioti played against First Division fourth-placed club Lushnja, while Skënderbeu played against First Division third-placed club Kamza. Both Kastrioti and Skënderbeu won their matches 1–0 and retained their places in the league.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City/Area Stadium Capacity[2]
Besa Kavajë Stadiumi Besa 8,000
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 6,500
Dinamo Tirana Stadiumi Qemal Stafa 19,600
Elbasani Elbasan Stadiumi Ruzhdi Bizhuta 13,000
Flamurtari Vlorë Stadiumi Flamurtari 8,500
Kastrioti Krujë Stadiumi Kastrioti 8,400[3]
KF Laçi Laç Stadiumi Laçi 5,000
Shkumbini Peqin Stadiumi Peqin 6,000
Skënderbeu Korçë Stadiumi Skënderbeu 12,000
Teuta Durrës Stadiumi Niko Dovana 12,000
KF Tirana Tirana Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi 12,500
Vllaznia Shkodër Stadiumi Loro Boriçi 16,000

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Besa Albania Gert Haxhiu Albania Artion Poçi Adidas
Bylls Republic of Macedonia Nikola Ilievski Albania Amarildo Dimo Sportika Gjanica Sh.A.
Dinamo Albania Ilir Daja Albania Arjan Pisha Sportika ALPET
Elbasani Bosnia and Herzegovina Esad Karišik Albania Eriol Merxha Legea Kürüm
Flamurtari Albania Gugash Magani Albania Artan Sakaj Adidas
Kastrioti Albania Ramazan Ndreu Albania Ylli Shameti Lotto VE
Laçi Albania Stavri Nica Albania Sajmir Kastrati Sportika IP-BET
Shkumbini Albania Agim Canaj Albania Lorenc Pasha Sportika Yldon
Skënderbeu Albania Shkëlqim Muça Albania Bledi Shkëmbi Adidas Ama
Teuta Albania Edi Martini Albania Edmond Doçi Legea Abissnet
Tirana Croatia Mišo Krstičević Albania Devi Muka Adidas BPP Group
Vllaznia Albania Mirel Josa Albania Vioresin Sinani Legea Hotel Colosseo-Shkodër

Managerial changes[edit]

The Managerial changes:[4]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
KF Tirana Albania Alban Tafaj End of contract 26 January 2010 Pre-Season Albania Sulejman Starova 29 March 2010 Pre-Season
KF Tirana Albania Sulejman Starova Sacked 10 October 2010 6 Albania Nevil Dede 11 October 2010 6
Besa Kavajë Albania Shpëtim Duro Sacked 29 September 2010 12 Albania Përparim Daiu 21 September 2010 12
Besa Kavajë Albania Përparim Daiu Sacked 6 November 2010 12 Albania Gert Haxhiu 8 November 2010 12
KS Elbasani Albania Krenar Alimehmeti Sacked 16th week 12 Bosnia and Herzegovina Esad Karišik 16th week 12
Dinamo Tirana Argentina Luis Manuel Blanko Resigned 25 December 2010 5 Albania Ilir Daja 30 December 2010[5] 5
KF Tirana Albania Nevil Dede Sacked 6 February 2011[6] 4 Croatia Mišo Krstičević 8 February 2010[7] 4

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Skënderbeu Korçë (C) 33 23 4 6 52 23 +29 73 2011–12 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Flamurtari Vlorë 33 22 3 8 62 27 +35 0661 2011–12 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Vllaznia Shkodër 33 17 8 8 41 27 +14 59
4 Laçi 33 14 5 14 44 44 0 47
5 Tirana 33 11 11 11 42 31 +11 44 2011–12 UEFA Europa League Second qualifying round 2
6 Bylis Ballsh 33 13 4 16 44 48 −4 43
7 Teuta Durrës 33 11 9 13 38 40 −2 42
8 Kastrioti Krujë 33 11 9 13 40 47 −7 42
9 Shkumbini Peqin (O) 33 12 6 15 43 54 −11 42 Relegation playoffs
10 Dinamo Tirana (O) 33 10 9 14 46 50 −4 39
11 Besa Kavajë (R) 33 10 9 14 35 47 −12 39 Relegation to the Albanian First Division
12 KS Elbasani (R) 33 4 3 26 30 79 −49 0123

Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1Flamurtari Vlorë were deducted three points because of leaving a match without finishing it.[8]
2Tirana have won the 2010–11 Albanian Cup and therefore qualified for the second qualifying round of the 2011–12 UEFA Europa League.
3Elbasani were deducted three points because of unpaid salaries to former player Darko Perić.[9]
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Positions by round[edit]

Team \ Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Skënderbeu Korçë 1 1 3 2 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Flamurtari Vlorë 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
Vllaznia Shkodër 2 4 1 5 7 5 4 6 7 7 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Laçi 8 3 6 4 6 4 5 7 8 8 8 6 7 9 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 4 4
KF Tirana 7 8 8 7 4 6 6 8 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5
Bylis Ballsh 10 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 9 11 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 8 10 10 10 9 6 6
Teuta Durrës 9 10 10 10 9 8 8 4 6 5 6 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 8 9 9 9 11 9 7 9 8 9 7
Kastrioti Krujë 4 7 9 8 10 10 10 10 11 10 9 9 9 7 9 8 8 8 9 10 8 8 9 7 7 8 9 8 9 7 6 8 8
Shkumbini Peqin 5 9 7 9 8 9 9 5 4 6 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 8 7 7 7 7 8 8 7 7 7 8 8 11 10 9
Dinamo Tirana 11 6 4 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 5 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 10
Besa Kavajë 12 12 11 11 12 11 11 9 10 9 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 10 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 10 11 11
KS Elbasani 6 5 5 6 5 7 7 11 12 12 12 12 10 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Source: SoccerAssociation.com

Results[edit]

The schedule consisted of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

First and second round[edit]

Home \ Away[1] BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SHK SKË TEU TIR VLL
Besa Kavajë 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 2–1 0–22 0–0 2–1 0–1
Bylis Ballsh 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 3–2 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0
Dinamo Tirana 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 1–2 0–0
KS Elbasani 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–4
Flamurtari Vlorë 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–2 4–0 1–0 2–1 2–0
Kastrioti Krujë 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
Laçi 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1
Shkumbini Peqin 2–2 4–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0
Skënderbeu Korçë 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0
Teuta Durrës 1–2 6–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–3
Tirana 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2
Vllaznia Shkodër 2–1 3–2 0–4 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–0 0–0

Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
2This match was awarded 0–2 to Skenderbeu Korce.[citation needed]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Third round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
 1 – 12 11 – 1 1 – 10 9 – 1 1 – 8 7 – 1
 2 – 11 10 – 2 2 – 9 8 – 2 2 – 7 6 – 2
 3 – 10 9 – 3 3 – 8 7 – 3 3 – 6 5 – 3
 4 – 9 8 – 4 4 – 7 6 – 4 4 – 5 4 – 12
 5 – 8 7 – 5 5 – 6 5 – 12 11 – 9 8 – 11
 6 – 7 6 – 12 12 – 11 10 – 11 12 – 10 9 – 10
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
 1 – 6 5 – 1 1 – 4 3 – 1 1 – 2
 2 – 5 4 – 2 2 – 3 2 – 12 11 – 3
 3 – 4 3 – 12 11 – 5 4 – 11 10 – 4
11 – 7 6 – 11 10 – 6 5 – 10 9 – 5
10 – 8 7 – 10 9 – 7 6 – 9 8 – 6
12 – 9 8 – 9 12 – 8 7 – 8 12 – 7
Home \ Away[1] BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SHK SKË TEU TIR VLL
Besa Kavajë 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–2
Bylis Ballsh 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
Dinamo Tirana 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–3 0–0 0–0
KS Elbasani 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–4
Flamurtari Vlorë 3–0 6–2 8–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Kastrioti Krujë 2–1 4–3 0–2 3–1 2–0
Laçi 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3
Shkumbini Peqin 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–5 1–0
Skënderbeu Korçë 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Teuta Durrës 4–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 0–0
Tirana 0–2 6–1 4–0 1–0 0–1 1–2
Vllaznia Shkodër 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0

Updated to games played on 16 May 2011.
Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

The 9th and 10th place finishers in the league faced the sixth- and fifth-placed teams of the 2010–11 First Division, respectively, in single match relegation playoffs.

All times CEST

25 May 2011
16:00
Shkumbini Peqin 1 – 0 (a. e. t.) Adriatiku Mamurrasi
Mustafaj Goal 93' Report
Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
Attendance: 500
Referee: E. Peza

26 May 2011
16:00
Besëlidhja Lezhë 1–4 Dinamo Tirana
Lika Goal 36' Report Goal 38' Ferraj
Goal 44' Martirena
Goal 54' Allmuça
Goal 64' Vila
Besa Stadium, Kavajë
Attendance: 800
Referee: L. Jemini

Top goalscorers[edit]

Including matches played on 16 May 2011.[10]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Albania Daniel Xhafa Flamurtari Vlorë 19
2 Croatia Pero Pejić KF Tirana 14
3 Albania Brunild Pepa Teuta Durrës 13
Albania Emiljano Vila Dinamo Tirana 13
Argentina Alfredo Rafael Sosa Skënderbeu Korçë 13
Albania Vilfor Hysa KF Laçi 13
7 Albania Vioresin Sinani Vllaznia Shkodër 11
Albania Elis Bakaj Dinamo Tirana 11
Serbia Mladen Brkić Dinamo 11
10 Albania Sebino Plaku Flamurtari Vlorë 10
Albania Fjodor Xhafa Bylis Ballsh 10


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian Superliga#World War Two Championships
  2. ^ "Stadiums in Albania". WorldStadiums.com. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.soccerway.com/teams/albania/ks-kastrioti-kruje/venue/
  4. ^ "Coach changes". albania-sport.com. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 28 December 2010. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Barazimi me Besën, Tirana shkarkon trajnerin Nevil Dede". ikub.al. 
  7. ^ Sportishqiptar online. "Miso Krstiçeviç, trajneri i ri i Tiranës". Sporti Shqiptar. 
  8. ^ Shekulli, Flamurtari braktis ndeshjen me Vllazninë, Skënderbeu më pranë titullit
  9. ^ "FSHF zyrtarizon: Elbasani −3 pikë nga klasifikimi" (in Albanian). Gazetastart. Retrieved 23 December 2010. 
  10. ^ "Kategoria Superiore 2010/2011". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

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