2011–12 Albanian Superliga

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Albanian Superliga
Season 2011–12
Champions Skënderbeu Korçë
Relegated KS Dinamo Tirana, KS Pogradeci, KS Kamza
Champions League Skënderbeu Korçë
Europa League Teuta Durrës
Tirana
Flamurtari Vlorë
Matches played 108
Goals scored 274 (2.54 per match)
Biggest home win Flamurtari Vlorë 5–0 Shkumbini
Biggest away win Apolonia Fier 1–5 Skënderbeu Korçë
Highest scoring Shkumbini 6–2 Tomori

The 2011–12 Albanian Superliga was the 73rd official season, or 76th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of WW2) and the fourteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 10 September 2011 and ended on 12 May 2012. The defending champions were Skënderbeu, who won their second Albanian league championship last season and third in their history.

The size of the league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams this season.[1]

Teams[edit]

Besa Kavajë and Elbasani finished the 2010–11 season in 11th and 12th place and were relegated to the Albanian First Division. Taking their places were the champions of the 2010–11 First Division competition, Pogradeci, and the runners-up, Tomori.

In addition, because the league expanded to 14 clubs this season, the third- and fourth-placed clubs of last season's First Division were also promoted to this competition automatically. These clubs were Kamza and Apolonia Fier.

Finally, two more spots in this competition were available via a promotion-relegation playoff between the 9th and 10th place finishers of last season's Superliga, Shkumbini Peqin and Dinamo Tirana, and the 5th and 6th place finishers of last season's First Division, Besëlidhja Lezhë and Adriatiku Mamurrasi. Shkumbini Peqin defeated Adriatiku Mamurrasi 1–0 after extra time and Dinamo Tirana defeated Besëlidhja Lezhë 4–1, so both Superliga teams retained their spots in the league for this season.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team City/Area Stadium Capacity[2]
Apolonia Fier Fier Stadiumi Loni Papuçiu 12,000
Bylis Ballsh Ballsh Stadiumi Agush Maca 9,500
Dinamo Tirana Tiranë Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi 12,500
Flamurtari Vlorë Vlorë Stadiumi Flamurtari 13,000
Kamza Kamëz Fusha Sportive Kamëz 5,000
Kastrioti Krujë Krujë Stadiumi Kastrioti 10,000
Laçi Laç Stadiumi Laçi 5,000
Pogradeci Pogradec Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium 8,000
Skënderbeu Korçë Korçë Stadiumi Skënderbeu 12,000
Shkumbini Peqin Peqin Fusha Sportive Peqin 5,000
Teuta Durrës Durrës Stadiumi Niko Dovana 13,000
Tirana Tiranë Stadiumi Selman Stërmasi 12,500
Tomori Berat Berat Tomori Stadium 14,500
Vllaznia Shkodër Shkodër Stadiumi Loro Boriçi 19,600

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Flamurtari Albania Shkëlqim Muça Albania Artan Sakaj Legea Brunes
KF Laci Albania Nevil Dede Albania Sajmir Kastrati Sportika IP-BET
Teuta Durrës Albania Hasan Lika Albania Arian Sheta Legea
Skënderbeu Korçë Czech Republic Stanislav Levy Albania Bledi Shkëmbi Legea Ama
Kastrioti Krujë Albania Ramadan Ndreu Albania Fatmir Caca Adidas
KF Tirana Spain Julián Rubio[3] Albania Elvis Sina Legea BPP Group
Vllaznia Shkodër Albania Rudi Vata Albania Dritan Smajlaj Legea Hotel Colosseo

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
KF Tirana Croatia Mišo Krstičević[4] Sacked 19-05-2011 Pre season Spain Julián Rubio[5] 20-06-2011
Vllaznia Shkodër Albania Mirel Josa Sacked 31-10-2011 6. Albania Rudi Vata 3-11-2011
Skënderbeu Korçë Albania Shpetim Duro Sacked 4-10-2011 7. Czech Republic Stanislav Levy 10-10-2011

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
Head-to-head
1 Skënderbeu Korçë (C) 26 17 6 3 45 16 +29 57 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Second qualifying round
2 Teuta Durrës 26 17 5 4 33 18 +15 56 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round
3 Tirana 26 16 5 5 33 21 +12 53 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 4
4 Flamurtari Vlorë 26 13 7 6 42 20 +22 46 2012–13 UEFA Europa League First qualifying round 4
5 Kastrioti Kruje 26 11 5 10 37 30 +7 38
6 Bylis Ballsh 26 9 8 9 40 37 +3 35 BYL 1-0 VLL
VLL 3-3 BYL
7 Vllaznia Shkodër 26 10 5 11 39 33 +6 35
8 Laçi 26 11 7 8 26 28 −2 0342
9 Shkumbini Peqin 26 8 7 11 37 45 −8 31
10 Tomori (O) 26 8 4 14 36 47 −11 28 Relegation playoffs
11 Kamza (R) 26 7 6 13 22 32 −10 27
12 Apolonia Fier (O) 26 5 6 15 27 46 −19 21
13 Pogradeci (R) 26 6 4 16 25 47 −22 0191 Relegation to 2012–13 Albanian First Division
14 Dinamo Tirana (R) 26 3 7 16 19 41 −22 0133

Updated to games played on 29 April 2012.
Source: soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
1Pogradeci were deducted three points because of crowd trouble, decision taken by AFA.[6]
2KF Laçi were deducted six points because of crowd trouble, decision taken by AFA.[7]
3Dinamo Tirana were deducted three points because of not paying Dario Bodrusic, decision taken by FIFA.[8]
4The 2011–12 Albanian Cup winners, Tirana, qualified for the first qualifying round of UEFA Europa League. Since they finished third in the league, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.

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
Skënderbeu 7 11 6 11 10 9 7 8 7 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Teuta 6 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 2 2 2 2
Tirana 10 5 4 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 3
Flamurtari 5 6 5 6 3 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Kastrioti Kruje 1 3 9 5 4 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Bylis 2 2 1 3 6 8 10 11 9 6 10 7 6 6 6 7 6 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 9 6
Vllaznia 3 8 3 8 8 11 8 7 6 8 9 6 8 8 8 6 7 6 6 6 8 6 7 8 6 7
Laçi 11 13 13 10 5 5 5 6 5 7 6 11 11 10 10 9 10 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 7 8
Shkumbini 13 4 11 7 7 6 9 10 11 11 8 9 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 9 9 8 9
Tomori 7 12 8 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 11 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Kamza 9 7 10 13 12 7 6 5 8 9 11 10 9 11 12 10 9 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Apolonia Fier 4 9 7 4 9 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12
Pogradeci 14 10 12 9 11 10 12 9 10 10 7 8 10 9 9 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 13
Dinamo 12 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Last updated: 22 April 2012
Source: Soccerway.com

Relegation playoffs[edit]

The 10th-, 11th- and 12th-placed Superliga teams competed against the third-, fourth- and fifth-placed First Division sides in single match relegation playoffs.

18 May 2012
16:30
Kamza 0 – 2 Besa Kavajë
Rroshi Goal 18'
Mihani Goal 75'
Stadiumi Skënderbeu, Korçë
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Laver Alla

19 May 2012
16:30
Tomori 0 – 0 Besëlidhja
  Penalties  
3 – 2
Stadiumi Qemal Stafa, Tirana
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Emirjon Simo

20 May 2012
16:30
Apolonia Fier 3 – 0 Lushnja
Ribaj Goal 27'70'
Gërco Goal 85'

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] APO BYL DIN FLA KAM KAS LAÇ POG SKË SHK TEU TIR TOM VLL
Apolonia Fier 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–5 1–1 0–1 1–2 6–5 1–4
Bylis Ballsh 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–0
Dinamo Tirana 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–3
Flamurtari Vlorë 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Kamza 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
Kastrioti Krujë 2–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–3 3–1 2–1
Laçi 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
Pogradeci 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1
Skënderbeu Korçë 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1
Shkumbini Peqin 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–4 1–2 3–2 6–2 2–1
Teuta Durrës 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 5–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Tirana 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Tomori 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 2–4 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0
Vllaznia Shkodër 1–0 3–3 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 0–2 4–4 3–1 2–2 0–0

Updated to games played on 1 April 2012.
Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Including matches played on 16 May 2011.[9]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Albania Ronald Dervishi Shkumbini Peqin 20
2 Albania Endri Bakiu Tomori Berat 19
3 France Bruce Inkango Kastrioti Kruje 14
4 Albania Bekim Balaj KF Tirana 13
5 Albania Daniel Xhafaj KF Skenderbeu 11
6 Albania Vilfor Hysa KF Laçi 10

References[edit]

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