Alban Tafaj (born 3 December 1971) is a former Albanian football player who used to play for both city rivals, KF Partizani Tirana and KF Tirana in a career lasting 15 years. Following his retirement from preofessional football at the end of the 2005-06 season Tafaj was offered a job in the back room staff at KF Tirana.He became the club's technical director but has also had to fill in as a caretaker manager when the club changes managers through the season. He also guided KF Tirana to their 24th Albanian Superliga in 2009 after former coach Agustin Kola left the club after narrowly losing out on the Albanian Cup trophy to Flamurtari. Tafaj finished the season and kept Tirana at the top of the table to win the championship. Once again he is currently the caretaker manager after Croatian coach Ilija Lončarević left the club earlt on in the season after a poor series of results.