Albanian First Division

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Albanian First Division
Kategoria Pare official.svg
Country Albania Albania
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1930
Number of teams 16
Levels on pyramid 2
Promotion to Albanian Superliga
Relegation to Albanian Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Albanian Cup
TV partners TVSH
SuperSport
Website Official
2014–15 Albanian First Division

The Albanian First Division (Albanian: Kategoria e Parë) is the second level of association football in Albania.[1][2]

The league was first created with the name Kategoria e Dytë (Second Division) and had also been named Kategoria A2. Since 2004-05 it was named First Division which holds currently. In the 2013-14 season, list of participants was expanded to 16 teams. Teams ranked 1st and 2nd will promote to Albanian Superliga and teams ranked 15th and 16th will relegate to Albanian Second Division.

All-time champions, second placed and leading goalscorers[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Leading goalscorer (Club) Goals
1930 Tomori Berat Besëlidhja Lezhë N/A N/A
1931 (not held) N/A N/A N/A
1932 Besa Kavajë Flamurtari Vlorë N/A N/A
1933 KF Elbasani Flamurtari Vlorë N/A N/A
1934 Luftëtari Gjirokastër KF Himara N/A N/A
1935 (not held) N/A N/A N/A
1936 Besëlidhja Lezhë SK Përmeti N/A N/A
1935-48 (not held) N/A N/A N/A
1948-49 (annulled) N/A N/A N/A
1998–99 Luftëtari Gjirokastër Albpetrol Patos N/A N/A
1999–00 Besëlidhja Lezhë Besa Kavajë N/A N/A
2000–01 Partizani Tirana Erzeni Shijak N/A N/A
2001–02 KF Elbasani Besa Kavajë N/A N/A
2002–03 Egnatia Rrogozhinë Tomori Berat N/A N/A
2003–04 KF Laçi Egnatia Rrogozhinë N/A N/A
2004–05 Besa Kavajë Skënderbeu Korçë N/A N/A
2005–06 Flamurtari Vlorë Apolonia Fier N/A N/A
2006–07 Skënderbeu Korçë Besëlidhja Lezhë N/A N/A
2007–08 Bylis Ballsh Apolonia Fier N/A N/A
2008–09 KF Laçi Skënderbeu Korçë N/A N/A
2009–10 Bylis Ballsh KF Elbasani N/A N/A
2010–11 KS Pogradeci Tomori Berat N/A N/A
2011–12 Luftëtari Gjirokastër FK Kukësi Kreshnik Ivanaj (FK Kukësi & KS Burreli) 27
2012–13 KS Lushnja Partizani Tirana Mikel Canka (KS Lushnja) 21
2013–14 KS Elbasani Apolonia Fier Mustafa Agastra (Tërbuni Pukë) 21

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Championship seasons Runners-up seasons
KF Laçi
2
0
2003–04, 2008–09
Bylis Ballsh
2
0
2007-08, 2009–10
Luftëtari Gjirokastër
2
0
1998–99, 2011–12
Besa Kavajë
1
2
2004-05 1999-00, 2002-02
Skënderbeu Korçë
1
2
2006-07 2004-05, 2008-09
Egnatia Rrogozhinë
1
1
2002–03 2003–04
KF Elbasani
1
1
2001–02 2009–10
Besëlidhja Lezhë
2
2
1999–00 2006–07
Partizani Tirana
1
1
2000–01 2012–13
Flamurtari Vlorë
1
0
2005-06
KS Pogradeci
1
0
2011-12
KS Lushnja
1
0
2012–13
Apolonia Fier
0
2
2005–06, 2007–08
Tomori Berat
0
2
2002–03, 2010–11
Erzeni Shijak
0
1
2000–01
Albpetrol Patos
0
1
1998–99
FK Kukësi
0
1
2011–12

Clubs for the 2013–14 season [3][edit]

Team City/Area Stadium Capacity
Shkumbini Peqin Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 9,000
FK Tomori Berat Berat Tomori Stadium 14,500
KF Adriatiku Mamurrasi Mamurras Mamurras Stadium 1,000
Apolonia Fier Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 12,000
KS Ada Velipojë Velipoja Fusha Sportive Adriatik 1,000
KSSH Veleçiku Koplik Koplik Fusha Sportive Adriatik 1,000
KS Burreli Burrel Liri Ballabani Stadion 5,500
KS Butrinti Sarandë Sarandë Stadium Andon Lapa 10,500
KS Dinamo Tirana Tiranë Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500
KS Elbasani Elbasan Stadium Ruzhdi Bizhuta 13,000
KS Iliria Fushë Krujë Redi Maloku Stadium 3,000
KS Kamza Kamëz Kamëz Stadium 5,500
KS Luftëtari Gjirokastër Gjirokastra Subi Bakiri Stadium 8,500
KS Pogradeci Pogradec Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium 10,000
KS Tërbuni Pukë Pukë Ismail Xhemali Stadium 7,000
SK Himarë Himarë Petro Ruci Stadium 2,000

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