Albania national youth football team

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Albania
Association Football Association of Albania
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach

Albania Skender Gega (U-21)
Albania Foto Strakosha (U-19)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić (U-17)

Albania Albert Duro (U-15)
Captain TBA (U-20)
FIFA code ALB
First colours
Second colours

The Albania national youth football team are the national under-20, under-19, under-17 and now also under-15 football teams of Albania and are controlled by the Football Association of Albania.

The under-20 squad is often cited as a feeder squad to the under-21 squad. Most of the player picked for this team are U-21 internationals already. Albania have never played a game with the U-20 squad and the team was only formed after an invitation to play in 2009 Mediterranean Games in Pescara, Italy.

The under-19 squad participates in mostly regional tournaments, the most important being the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship.

The under-17 squad participates in two important tournaments. The UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship and the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Albania has never qualified to a U-17 finals.

The under-15 squad participates in regional tournaments. It was formed on June 25, 2009 by the Football Association of Albania. The federation appointed former Albanian international, Sulejman Demollari as the team's first ever manager.[1]

Albania Under-17 squad[edit]

COACH: Džemal Mustedanagić Bosnia and Herzegovina

The following players were in the latest squad for the 2014 UEFA European Under-17 Championship elite round on match-dates 26-31 March 2014.[2]

Opposition sides:  Italy,  England &  Czech Republic

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Elhan Kastrati (1997-02-02) February 2, 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
1GK Jorgo Muca (1998-02-18) February 18, 1998 (age 16) 0 0 Greece PAOK
1GK Fatli Milani* (1997-08-01) August 1, 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Levadiakos FC
2DF Ardit Humolli (1997-05-28) May 28, 1997 (age 17) 1 0 Austria SK Rapid Wien
2DF Ardit Toli (1997-07-12) July 12, 1997 (age 16) 3 1 Greece Olympiacos FC
2DF David Domgjoni (1997-05-21) May 21, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
2DF Paolo Ivani (1997-01-12) January 12, 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
2DF Arbi Raxha (1997-03-22) March 22, 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos FC
2DF Aldo Bregasi* (1997-09-20) September 20, 1997 (age 16) 5 0 Greece Panionios FC
2DF Dren Feka* (1997-06-09) June 9, 1997 (age 17) 3 0 Germany Hamburger SV
2DF Arlind Demaj* (1999-01-22) January 22, 1999 (age 15) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Ardian Krasniqi* (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 17) 0 0 France Paris Saint Germain
3MF Amarildo Gjokaj (1997-06-03) June 3, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Belgium Gent
3MF Heroid Gjoshi (1997-03-13) March 13, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper
3MF Kevin Myftiu (1996-11-14) November 14, 1996 (age 17) 1 0 Italy Vicenza Calcio
3MF Olger Merkaj (1997-07-23) July 23, 1997 (age 16) Italy Sampdoria
3MF Frederiko Zenuni (1997-01-19) January 19, 1997 (age 17) 4 0 Italy Torino
3MF Keidi Bare (1997-08-28) August 28, 1997 (age 16) 2 0 Spain Atletico Madrid
3MF Ardit Deliu (1997-10-26) October 26, 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
3MF Endri Ҫekiҫi* (1996-11-23) November 23, 1996 (age 17) 4 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Dionis Gjini* (1997-07-16) July 16, 1997 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Panionios
3MF Andriniko Gurma* (1998-02-05) February 5, 1998 (age 16) 0 0 Romania Dinamo Bucharest
3MF Fabian Lokaj* (1996-08-23) August 23, 1996 (age 17) 1 0 Switzerland Young Boys
3MF Leon Morina* (1997-03-03) March 3, 1997 (age 17) 0 0 Germany Hamburger SV
3MF Romeo Shahinas* (1996-02-25) February 25, 1996 (age 18) 2 0 Italy AS Roma
3MF Kristi Kote* (1998-09-26) September 26, 1998 (age 15) 1 0 Albania Skenderbeu
4FW Alesio Hyseni (1997-01-04) January 4, 1997 (age 17) 2 Italy Perugia
4FW Franc Bakalli (1997-04-15) April 15, 1997 (age 17) 2 1 Romania FC Steaua București
4FW Angjelo Zojzi (1997-07-10) July 10, 1997 (age 17) 3 Italy Brescia Calcio
4FW Ardit Grainca (1997-09-15) September 15, 1997 (age 16) Kosovo FC Prishtina
4FW Kristian Kushta* (1997-12-19) December 19, 1997 (age 16) 2 Greece PAOK
4FW Rei Manaj* (1997-02-24) February 24, 1997 (age 17) Italy Sampdoria
4FW Esad Morina* (1997-01-17) January 17, 1997 (age 17) Germany Schalke 04

Albania Under-19 squad[edit]

COACH: Foto Strakosha


Caps and goals as of 17 November 2013

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Thoma Strakosha (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 19) 5 0 Italy Lazio
1GK Entonjo Elezaj (1996-07-14) 14 July 1996 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Juventus
2DF Tom Syku (1995-09-21) 21 September 1995 (age 18) 7 1 Italy Udinese
2DF Paolo Sokoli (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 19) 4 1 Italy Genoa
2DF Bruno Lulaj (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 19) 4 0 Greece Panionios
2DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 18) 4 0 Albania KF Tirana
2DF Jorgo Meksi (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Greece Panionios
2DF Valto Zeqaj (1995-08-24) 24 August 1995 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Maldin Ymeraj (1994-03-23) 23 March 1994 (age 20) 7 0 Greece Panathinaikos
3MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 19) 6 0 Belgium K.A.A. Gent
3MF Endri Çekiçi (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 17) 5 2 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Damian Gjini (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 19) 5 0 Greece Panionios
3MF Kristi Qose (1995-06-10) 10 June 1995 (age 19) 3 0 Greece PAOK
4FW Faton Ademi (1995-06-04) 4 June 1995 (age 19) 5 2 Germany Hertha BSC
4FW Ardit Prendi (1995-06-29) 29 June 1995 (age 19) 5 2 Greece Panionios
4FW Arlind Kalaja (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 18) 5 1 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
4FW Labinot Shabani (1995-09-07) 7 September 1995 (age 18) 2 0 Kosovo FC Prishtina
4FW Mario Kame (1995-05-18) 18 May 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë

Albania Under-20 squad[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to participate in the Mediterranean Games football tournament, to began on 25 June in Pescara, Italy. Caps and goals are as current as the squad's previous match.[3]

COACH: Artan Bushati

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Shpëtim Moçka (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Albania Kastrioti Kruje
12 1GK Ibrahim Bejte (1989-09-15) 15 September 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Albania KS Lushnja
4 2DF Klodian Semina (1989-01-19) 19 January 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Bulgaria Belasitsa Petrich
3 2DF Ditmar Bicaj (1989-02-26) 26 February 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Bulgaria KF Skenderbeu Korce
14 2DF Erjon Vucaj (1990-12-25) 25 December 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Albania FK Laci
2 2DF Indrit Hithi (1990-02-05) 5 February 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
13 2DF Renato Malota (1989-06-24) 24 June 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
7 3MF Sokol Cikalleshi (1990-07-27) 27 July 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Albania Besa Kavaje
5 3MF Ganiol Kaçulli (1989-09-22) 22 September 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Albania KF Elbasani
18 3MF Orgest Gava (1990-03-29) 29 March 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Albania KF Elbasani
8 3MF Sabien Lila (1989-02-10) 10 February 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Albania KF Skenderbeu Korce
4FW Bekim Balaj (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Czech Republic Sparta Prague
4FW Elham Galica (1989-01-30) 30 January 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlore
9 4FW Ardit Shehaj (1990-09-23) 23 September 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlore
10 4FW Vilfor Hysa (1989-09-09) 9 September 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Albania Kastrioti Kruje
15 4FW Alban Dashi (1989-09-25) 25 September 1989 (age 24) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
16 4FW Orjan Xhemalaj (1989-06-07) 7 June 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durres
11 4FW Arsen Sykaj (1990-04-11) 11 April 1990 (age 24) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkoder

Albania Under-21 squad[edit]

COACH: Skënder Gega

Caps and goals as of 5 March 2014

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Thomas Strakosha (1995-03-19) March 19, 1995 (age 19) 4 0 Italy Lazio
12 1GK Aldo Teqja (1995-05-04) May 4, 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta FC
3 2DF Elseid Hysaj (1994-02-20) February 20, 1994 (age 20) 4 0 Italy Empoli F.C.
4 2DF Elvis Prençi (1993-06-26) June 26, 1993 (age 21) 12 1 Albania FK Partizani
5 2DF Valentin Gjokaj (1993-08-23) August 23, 1993 (age 20) 9 0 England Barnet F.C.
18 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) February 24, 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Albania FK Partizani
2 3MF Arbnor Fejzullahu (1993-04-08) April 8, 1993 (age 21) 5 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
6 3MF Arsid Kruja (1993-06-08) June 8, 1993 (age 21) 3 0 Albania KS Vllaznia Shkodër
7 3MF Herolind Shala (1992-02-01) February 1, 1992 (age 22) 7 2 Norway Odds BK
8 3MF Gjelbrim Taipi (1992-12-13) December 13, 1992 (age 21) 5 0 Switzerland FC Wil 1900
10 3MF Idriz Batha (1992-03-28) March 28, 1992 (age 22) 7 0 Albania Teuta Durres
13 3MF Emiljano Musta (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 22) 0 0 Albania FK Partizani
14 3MF Eni Imami (1992-12-19) December 19, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durres
15 3MF Klaudio Hyseni (1994-07-15) July 15, 1994 (age 19) 1 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
16 3MF Fabian Beqja (1994-03-15) March 15, 1994 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durres
17 3MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) March 21, 1995 (age 19) 4 1 Belgium KAA Gent
3MF Klodian Gino (1994-02-13) February 13, 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Greece Olympiakos
3MF Florind Bardulla (1992-11-19) November 19, 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Albania KS Vllaznia Shkodër
9 4FW Vasil Shkurti (captain) (1992-02-27) February 27, 1992 (age 22) 12 2 Netherlands Roda JC Kerkrade
11 4FW Mario Morina (1992-10-16) October 16, 1992 (age 21) 3 0 Albania KF Tirana

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