The Football Association of Albania was established on 6 June 1930, joined FIFA in June 12, 1932, and was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.
On 14 March 2008, FSHF were suspended by FIFA for "heavy political interference." This means their national teams were banned from playing official matches, representatives banned from official events, and referees unable to officiate FIFA-sanctioned matches. The ban was subsequently lifted as the political interferences were clarified, and in 27 May 2008, Albania played a friendly against Poland.
The current president of FSHF, Armand Duka, has been at this position since 2002 and won the elections for a third term in 2010.
During 2009 controversy between FSHF and the Albanian government as to the property of the Qemal Stafa Stadium. UEFA insisted in lobbying that the stadium be given to FSHF ownership so that investments on it can be made. In February 2011 it was decided that the new stadium, which will replace the current one and will cost 60M Euro, will be 75% of FSHF and 25% of the Albanian government.