Albanian Football Association

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Albanian Football Association
Association crest
Founded 6 June 1930
FIFA affiliation 12 June 1932
UEFA affiliation 1954
President Armand Duka since 2002[1]

The Albanian Football Association (Albanian: Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit, or FSHF) is the governing body of football in Albania. The Association is based in Tirana, Albania. The association organizes the national football leagues of the Albanian Superliga, the First Division, the Second Division, the Third Division, the Albanian Cup and Supercup. Albania women's national football team, Albanian women's football championship, and the Albanian Women's Cup are also overseen. The association also coordinates the activities of the Albania national football team, the Under-21, Under-19, and Under-17.


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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]


Teams In UEFA Competition[edit]

UEFA National Team Competitions[edit]

Team Competition Status Round
Albania national football team 2014 FIFA World Cup Eliminated Qualifying Round
UEFA Euro 2016 Active Qualifying Round
Albania national futsal team UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 Preliminary Round
2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup First Qualifying Round
Albania national under-21 football team 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Active Qualifying Round
Albania national under-19 football team 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship Eliminated Qualifying Round
Albania national under-17 football team 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Eliminated Qualifying Round

Clubs Playing In UEFA Competitions[edit]

Competition Club Status Round
2014–15 UEFA Champions League Skënderbeu Korçë Eliminated Second Qualifying Round
2014–15 UEFA Europa League Flamurtari Vlorë Eliminated Second Qualifying Round
Kukësi Eliminated First Qualifying Round
Laçi Eliminated Second Qualifying Round
2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League Vllaznia Eliminated Qualifying Round


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