2010–11 Albanian Superliga

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Albanian Superliga
Season2010–11
ChampionsSkënderbeu
2nd Albanian title
RelegatedBesa
Elbasani
Champions LeagueSkënderbeu
Europa LeagueFlamurtari
Vllaznia
Tirana
Matches played198
Goals scored516 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel Xhafaj (19 goals)
Biggest home winFlamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Biggest away winVllaznia 0–4 Dinamo
Elbasani 0–4 Vllaznia
Highest scoringFlamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Flamurtari 6–2 Dinamo

The 2010–11 Albanian Superliga was the 72nd official season, or the 75th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of WW2[1]) and the thirteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 21 August 2010 and ended on 16 May 2011.[citation needed] Dinamo Tirana were the defending champions, having won their 18th Albanian championship last season.

The championship was won by Skënderbeu Korçë, with Flamurtari Vlorë and Vllaznia Shkodër finishing second and third, respectively. On the bottom end of the table, Besa Kavajë and Elbasani were directly relegated, while Shkumbini Peqin and Dinamo Tirana had to compete in the relegation playoffs.

Teams[edit]

Apolonia Fier and Gramozi Ersekë were directly relegated to the First Division after finishing 11th and 12th in the previous year's standings. They are replaced by First Division champions Bylis Ballsh and runners-up Elbasani.

9th placed Kastrioti Krujë and 10th placed Skënderbeu Korçë had to compete in single-match relegation play-offs. Kastrioti played against First Division fourth-placed club Lushnja, while Skënderbeu played against First Division third-placed club Kamza. Both Kastrioti and Skënderbeu won their matches 1–0 and retained their places in the league.

Stadia and last season[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity[2] Last season
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 8,000 2nd
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 6,500 First Division
Dinamo Tirana Qemal Stafa Stadium 19,600 Champions
Elbasani Elbasan Ruzhdi Bizhuta Stadium 13,000 First Division
Flamurtari Vlorë Flamurtari Stadium 8,500 5th
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 8,400[3] 9th
Laçi Laç Laçi Stadium 5,000 4th
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 6,000 7th
Skënderbeu Korçë Skënderbeu Stadium 12,000 10th
Teuta Durrës Niko Dovana Stadium 12,000 8th
Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500 3rd
Vllaznia Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 6th

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Besa Kavajë Albania Gert Haxhiu Albania Artion Poçi Adidas Dajti Express
Bylls Ballsh Republic of Macedonia Nikola Ilievski Albania Amarildo Dimo Sportika Gjanica Sh.A.
Dinamo Tirana Albania Ilir Daja Albania Arjan Pisha Sportika Alpet
KF Elbasani Bosnia and Herzegovina Esad Karišik Albania Eriol Merxha Legea Kürüm
Flamurtari Vlorë Albania Gugash Magani Albania Artan Sakaj Adidas Brunes Hidrosanitare
KS Kastrioti Albania Ramazan Ndreu Albania Ylli Shameti Lotto VE
KF Laçi Albania Stavri Nica Albania Sajmir Kastrati Sportika Top Sport
Shkumbini Peqin Albania Agim Canaj Albania Lorenc Pasha Sportika Yldon
Skënderbeu Korçë Albania Shkëlqim Muça Albania Bledi Shkëmbi Adidas Ama Cafè
Teuta Durrës Albania Edi Martini Albania Edmond Doçi Legea Abissnet
KF Tirana Croatia Mišo Krstičević Albania Devi Muka Adidas BPP Group
Vllaznia Shkodër Albania Mirel Josa Albania Vioresin Sinani Legea Hotel Colosseo-Shkodër

Managerial changes[edit]

The Managerial changes:[4]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
KF Tirana Albania Alban Tafaj End of contract 26 January 2010 Pre-Season Albania Sulejman Starova 29 March 2010 Pre-Season
KF Tirana Albania Sulejman Starova Sacked 10 October 2010 6 Albania Nevil Dede 11 October 2010 6
Besa Kavajë Albania Shpëtim Duro Sacked 29 September 2010 12 Albania Përparim Daiu 21 September 2010 12
Besa Kavajë Albania Përparim Daiu Sacked 6 November 2010 12 Albania Gert Haxhiu 8 November 2010 12
KF Elbasani Albania Krenar Alimehmeti Sacked 16th week 12 Bosnia and Herzegovina Esad Karišik 16th week 12
Dinamo Tirana Argentina Luis Manuel Blanco Resigned 25 December 2010 5 Albania Ilir Daja 30 December 2010[5] 5
KF Tirana Albania Nevil Dede Sacked 6 February 2011[6] 4 Croatia Mišo Krstičević 8 February 2011[7] 4

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skënderbeu (C) 33 23 4 6 52 23 +29 73 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Flamurtari[a] 33 22 3 8 62 27 +35 66 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Vllaznia 33 17 8 8 41 27 +14 59
4 Laçi 33 14 5 14 44 44 0 47
5 Tirana 33 11 11 11 42 31 +11 44 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
6 Bylis 33 13 4 16 44 48 −4 43
7 Teuta 33 11 9 13 38 40 −2 42
8 Kastrioti 33 11 9 13 40 47 −7 42
9 Shkumbini (O) 33 12 6 15 43 54 −11 42 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Dinamo Tirana (O) 33 10 9 14 46 50 −4 39
11 Besa (R) 33 10 9 14 35 47 −12 39 Relegation to the Albanian First Division
12 Elbasani[c] (R) 33 4 3 26 30 79 −49 12
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored; 7) draw
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Flamurtari were deducted three points for leaving a match without finishing it.[8]
  2. ^ Tirana qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2010–11 Albanian Cup.
  3. ^ Elbasani were deducted three points for unpaid salaries to former player Darko Perić.[9]

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233
Skënderbeu113233222332222222222222222111111
Flamurtari322122333211111111111111111222222
Vllaznia241575467745543333333333333333333
Laçi836464578886797666666554444555544
Tirana788746685454454454444446555444455
Bylis1011121211121212911101011111010101111111111111010108101010966
Teuta9101010988465676667777899899911979897
Kastrioti4798101010101110999798889108897789897688
Shkumbini59798995467888899987777887778811109
Dinamo Tirana11643111111233355455556656666667710
Besa121211111211119109111112121211111010910101011111110111111101111
Elbasani65565771112121212101011121212121212121212121212121212121212

Results[edit]

The schedule consisted of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round were then set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

First and second round[edit]

Home \ Away BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SKË SKU TEU TIR VLL
Besa 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–2[a] 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1
Bylis 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 0–0
Dinamo Tirana 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0
Elbasani 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–4
Flamurtari 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–0
Kastrioti 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
Laçi 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Skënderbeu 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0
Shkumbini 2–2 4–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0
Teuta 1–2 6–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–3
Tirana 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2
Vllaznia 2–1 3–2 0–4 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
Notes:
  1. ^ This match was awarded 0–2 to Skënderbeu.[citation needed]

Third round[edit]

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
 1 – 12 11 – 1 1 – 10 9 – 1 1 – 8 7 – 1
 2 – 11 10 – 2 2 – 9 8 – 2 2 – 7 6 – 2
 3 – 10 9 – 3 3 – 8 7 – 3 3 – 6 5 – 3
 4 – 9 8 – 4 4 – 7 6 – 4 4 – 5 4 – 12
 5 – 8 7 – 5 5 – 6 5 – 12 11 – 9 8 – 11
 6 – 7 6 – 12 12 – 11 10 – 11 12 – 10 9 – 10
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
 1 – 6 5 – 1 1 – 4 3 – 1 1 – 2
 2 – 5 4 – 2 2 – 3 2 – 12 11 – 3
 3 – 4 3 – 12 11 – 5 4 – 11 10 – 4
11 – 7 6 – 11 10 – 6 5 – 10 9 – 5
10 – 8 7 – 10 9 – 7 6 – 9 8 – 6
12 – 9 8 – 9 12 – 8 7 – 8 12 – 7
Home \ Away BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SKË SKU TEU TIR VLL
Besa 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–2
Bylis 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
Dinamo Tirana 1–1 3–1 2–3 4–1 0–0 0–0
Elbasani 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–4
Flamurtari 3–0 6–2 8–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Kastrioti 2–1 4–3 0–2 3–1 2–0
Laçi 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3
Skënderbeu 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Shkumbini 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–5 1–0
Teuta 4–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 0–0
Tirana 0–2 6–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–2
Vllaznia 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Relegation playoffs[edit]

The 9th and 10th-place finishers in the league faced the sixth- and fifth-placed teams of the 2010–11 First Division, respectively, in single match relegation playoffs.

All times CEST

Shkumbini1–0 (a.e.t.)Mamurras
Mustafaj Goal 93' Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Elvis Peza

Besëlidhja1–4Dinamo Tirana
Lika Goal 36' Report Ferraj Goal 38'
Martirena Goal 44'
Allmuça Goal 54'
Vila Goal 64'
Attendance: 800
Referee: Lorenc Jemini

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Albania Daniel Xhafaj Flamurtari 19
2 Croatia Pero Pejić Tirana 14
3 Albania Brunild Pepa Teuta 13
Albania Emiljano Vila Dinamo
Argentina Alfredo Rafael Sosa Skënderbeu
Albania Vilfor Hysa Laçi
7 Albania Vioresin Sinani Vllaznia 11
Albania Elis Bakaj Dinamo
Serbia Mladen Brkić Skënderbeu/Dinamo
10 Albania Sebino Plaku Flamurtari Vlorë 10
Albania Fjodor Xhafa Bylis

Source:[10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albanian Superliga#World War Two Championships
  2. ^ "Stadiums in Albania". WorldStadiums.com. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  3. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/teams/albania/ks-kastrioti-kruje/venue/
  4. ^ "Coach changes". albania-sport.com. 28 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Barazimi me Besën, Tirana shkarkon trajnerin Nevil Dede". ikub.al.
  7. ^ Sportishqiptar online. "Miso Krstiçeviç, trajneri i ri i Tiranës". Sporti Shqiptar.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Flamurtari braktis ndeshjen me Vllazninë, Skënderbeu më pranë titullit" (in Albanian). Shekulli.com.al. 4 May 2011. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ "FSHF zyrtarizon: Elbasani −3 pikë nga klasifikimi" (in Albanian). Gazetastart. Retrieved 23 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Kategoria Superiore 2010/2011". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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