Albania national youth football team

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Albania national youth football team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)
Shqiponjat
(The Eagles)
Association Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit (FSHF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Albania Redi Jupi (U-21)
Albania Skënder Gega (U-20)
Albania Arjan Bellaj (U-19)
 ??? (U-18)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić (U-17)
Albania Alban Bushi (U-16)
Captain U-21: Amir Rrahmani
U-20: Aldo Teqja
U-19: Keidi Bare
U-18:
U-17: Kristi Kote
U-16:
Most caps U-21: Amarildo Belisha (16)
U-20: Amir Rrahmani (5)
0000 Aldo Teqja
0000 Enis Gavazaj
0000 Maldin Ymeraj
0000 Valon Ahmedi
0000 Erion Hoxhallari
0000 Arben Muskaj
0000 Marvin Turtulli
0000 Klaudio Hyseni
0000 Ilir Kastrati
U-19: Mario Smehi (9)
U-18: Erjon Rizvanolli (7)
0000 Stavrion Lako
U-17: Aldo Teqja (9)
0000 Endri Çekiçi
U-16:
Top scorer U-21: Armando Sadiku (6)
U-20: Ardit Shehaj (1)
0000 Amir Rrahmani
0000 Marvin Turtulli
0000 Klaudio Hyseni
0000 Ilir Kastrati
0000 Klodian Gino
U-19: Bekim Balaj (3)
U-18: Erjon Rizvanolli (2)
0000 Bekim Kuli
U-17: Mirel Çota (4)
U-16:
Home stadium Elbasan Arena
Loro Boriçi Stadium
FIFA code ALB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours

Albania has the following national youth football teams:

The Albania national youth football team are the national under-21, under-20, under-19, under-18, under-17 and under-16 football teams of Albania and are controlled by the Albanian Football Association. The youth teams of Albania participate in tournaments sanctioned by both FIFA and UEFA and also participates in world, regional, and local international tournaments. Youth international campaigns normally begin in August and end in the following July.

The Albania national under-21 football team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, which is held every two years.

The Albania national under-20 football team 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. Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, Albania's under-20 side has generally only competed when it has qualified for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, which is held every 2 years. Qualification for this competition is achieved in view of performance at the preceding summer's UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. 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. Then Albania under-20 participated in the next tournament 2013 Mediterranean Games in Mersin, Turkey.

The Albania national under-19 football team compets at this age level in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, as well as any other under-19 international football tournaments. Before 2002, the event was classified as a U-18 tournament and at this level Albania competed with the Albania national under-18 football team, which it only plays in the friendly matches, recently against Italy on 19 May 2011, when they last played a match.

The Albania national under-17 football team compets in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments. Before 2002, the event was classified as a U-16 tournament and at this level Albania competed with the Albania national under-16 football team, which it only plays in the friendly matches.

Albania national under-21 squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Redi Jupi

The following players have been called up to participate in the Antalya Cup developed in Antalya, Turkey against Saudi Arabia U23 on 22 January 2016, Bahrain U23 on 24 January, Azerbaijan U21 on 26 January, Kosovo U21 on 28 January and Ukraine U21 on 30 January.[1]

Caps and goals as of 16 November 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Alen Sherri (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
1GK Klevis Hasanbelli (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit
4 2DF Bruno Lulaj (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 20) 6 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
2DF Erdenis Gurishta (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Esin Hakaj (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Ardit Toli (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos
2DF Kostandin Kariqi (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Greece Asteras Tripoli
2DF Emiliano Hysi (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 18) 0 0 England Backenham Town
2DF Muhamet Cakolli (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Germany SV Werder Bremen
10 3MF Myrto Uzuni (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Albania Apolonia Fier
18 3MF Rron Broja (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Belgium Eupen
20 3MF Maldin Ymeraj (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Sweden Akropolis
16 3MF Realdo Fili (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Apolonia Fier
3MF Fjoart Jonuzi (1996-07-09) 9 July 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Kukësi
3MF Jasir Asani (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Vardari Shkupi
3MF Federico Zenuni (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Torino
3MF Berat Beqiri (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark København
3MF Engjell Hoti (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig
3MF Xhuljo Tabaku (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Germany FC Köln
4FW Isnik Alimi (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Italy Maceratese

Recent call-ups[edit]

Following players have been called up in the previous 12 months and are still eligible to represent Under 21 team.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Thomas Strakosha (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 20) 8 0 Italy Salernitana v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
GK Aldo Teqja (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
GK Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Laçi v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
GK Marsel Çaka (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Kamza v.  Liechtenstein, 28 March 2015
GK Princ Çali (1994-08-29) 29 August 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Kastrioti Krujë Albania Albanian Superliga squad, 25 February 2015
DF Mërgim Vojvoda (1995-02-01) 1 February 1995 (age 21) 6 0 Germany FC Carl Zeiss Jena v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
DF Herdi Prenga (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Albania Tirana v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
DF Silvester Shkalla (1995-08-10) 10 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Croatia Split v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
DF Kristi Marku (1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Hungary Budapest Honvéd v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
DF Gianfranco Mici (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 19) 0 0 England Tonbridge Angels v.  Liechtenstein, 28 March 2015
DF Denis Pjeshka (1995-05-28) 28 May 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër Albania Albanian Superliga squad, 25 February 2015
DF Paolo Sokoli (1995-03-29) 29 March 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Monza v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
DF Marvin Turtulli (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
DF Amir Bilali (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Slovenia Celje v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 20) 10 1 Belgium Roeselare v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Liridon Latifi (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 22) 6 3 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 19) 5 1 Netherlands Vitesse v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Endri Çekiçi (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 19) 5 1 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Qazim Laçi (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 20) 5 1 Greece Olympiacos v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Kristi Qose (1995-06-10) 10 June 1995 (age 20) 4 0 Greece Panserraikos v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Keidi Bare (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 18) 2 0 Spain Atletico Madrid v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Jurgen Bardhi (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Damian Gjini (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Greece Kallithea v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
MF Klodian Gino (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 21) 7 0 Greece Panargiakos v.  Hungary, 13 October 2015
MF Ennur Totre (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija Tetovo v.  Hungary, 13 October 2015
MF Dejvi Bregu (1995-10-24) 24 October 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
MF Klaudio Hyseni (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Sweden, 16 June 2015
MF Ardit Krymi (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Sweden, 16 June 2015
MF Elvir Maloku (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Croatia Hajduk Split v.  Kazakhstan, 8 June 2015
MF Neti Meçe (1995-08-11) 11 August 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Unattached v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
MF Dren Hodja (1994-03-27) 27 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Germany VfR Aalen v.  United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2014
FW Fiorin Durmishaj (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Greece Panionios v.  Liechtenstein, 16 November 2015
FW Rey Manaj (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 18) 3 2 Italy Inter Milan v.  Hungary, 13 October 2015
FW Valon Ahmedi (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 21) 1 0 Slovenia Celje v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
FW Albion Avdijaj (1994-01-12) 12 January 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Liechtenstein Vaduz v.  Portugal, 8 September 2015
FW Esad Morina (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Germany FC St. Pauli v.  Sweden, 16 June 2015
FW Jurgen Vatnikaj (1995-08-08) 8 August 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Tërbuni Pukë v.  Liechtenstein, 28 March 2015
FW Arlind Kalaja (1995-12-27) 27 December 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër Albania Albanian Superliga squad, 25 February 2015
FW Rei Ujkashi (1994-06-28) 28 June 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Elbasani Albania Albanian Superliga squad, 25 February 2015
FW Bruno Hoxha (1994-03-02) 2 March 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë Albania Albanian Superliga squad, 25 February 2015
FW Vedat Muriqi (1994-04-24) 24 April 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Turkey Giresunspor v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
FW Nezir Islami Unknown 0 0 Germany FC Nürnberg II v.  China PR, 25 January 2015
  • Injured = Not called-up due to the injury.
  • INJ = Withdrew due to the injury.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[2]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Redi Jupi
Assistant Coach Albania Vasillaq Zëri
Athletic Coach Albania Iris Selimi
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Gut Tafaj
Physiotherapists Albania Xhaferr Koçi

Albania national under-20 squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Skënder Gega

The following players were called up and participated in the 2013 Mediterranean Games football tournament, which began on 19 June in Mersin, Turkey.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aldo Teqja (Captain) (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 20) 5 0 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta
12 1GK Marsel Çaka (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Tirana
1GK Thomas Strakosha (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 20) - - Italy Lazio
4 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 21) 5 1 Albania Partizani Tirana
5 2DF Marvin Turtulli (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 21) 5 1 Albania Dinamo Tirana
3 2DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 20) 5 0 Albania Tirana
2 2DF Arben Muskaj (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Greece PAS Giannina
6 2DF Amir Bilali (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 21) 4 0 Italy Lazio
13 2DF Kristi Marku (1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 20) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
14 2DF Rexhep Memini (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
15 2DF Melsen Shkreta (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
16 3MF Klaudio Hyseni (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 21) 5 1 Albania Teuta Durrës
17 3MF Ilir Kastrati (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 21) 5 1 Greece Panathinaikos
7 3MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 20) 5 0 Belgium Gent
10 3MF Maldin Ymeraj (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 20) 5 0 Greece Panathinaikos
8 3MF Klodian Gino (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 21) 3 1 Greece Olympiacos
3MF Liridon Latifi (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 22) - - Kosovo Prishtina
18 4FW Valon Ahmedi (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 21) 5 0 Italy Südtirol
11 4FW Arlind Ferhati (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 22) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
9 4FW Mateus Shkreta (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Czech Republic Teplice

Albania national under-19 squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Arjan Bellaj

The following players have been called up to participate in the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification from 12–17 November 2015.[4]

Caps and goals as of 17 November 2015

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Elhan Kastrati (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Italy Pescara
12 1GK Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Laçi
1GK Mario Dajsinani (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
3 2DF Ardit Humolli (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 18) 6 0 Austria Rapid Wien
4 2DF Ardit Toli (Captain) (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 18) 5 1 Greece Olympiacos
2 2DF Ardian Krasniqi (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 19) 3 1 France Paris Saint Germain
5 2DF Elis Doksani (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Bylis Ballsh
15 2DF Glejdis Ndraxhi (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
13 2DF Ervis Pula (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
2DF Sinisa Rajcevic (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Abdurraman Fangaj (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
10 3MF Federico Zenuni (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 19) 3 2 Italy Torino
6 3MF Aris Lalaj (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
8 3MF Nazmi Gripshi (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
7 3MF Ardit Deliu (1997-10-26) 26 October 1997 (age 18) 2 0 Croatia Split
16 3MF Albi Ahmeti (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 18) 1 0 France Troyes
17 3MF Brajan Tola (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
3MF Besmir Rada (1997-08-25) 25 August 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Germany SC Paderborn 07
3MF Jurgen Bardhi (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
3MF Arbri Beqaj (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
18 4FW Rubin Hebaj (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
11 4FW Jurgersi Liçkollari (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Pogradeci
9 4FW Marko Çema (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
14 4FW Agon Husejni (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija Tetovo
4FW Elvis Kastrati Unknown 0 0 Italy Padova

Recent call-ups[edit]

Following are listed players called up in the previous 12 months that are still eligible to represent Under 19 team.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Henri Xhafaj (1998-03-08) 8 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
GK Klevis Hasanbelli (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
GK Jorgo Muça (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Greece PAOK v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
GK Entonjo Elezaj (1996-07-14) 14 July 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Malta Sliema Wanderers v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
GK Alessio Abibi (1996-12-04) 4 December 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Altovicentino v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
DF Aleksander Lici (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
DF Aldo Bregasi (1997-09-20) 20 September 1997 (age 18) 1 0 Greece Fostiras Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
DF Klajdi Dule (1997-04-27) 27 April 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
DF Arsild Stojani (1998-01-22) 22 January 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Laçi Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
DF Ymer Shaba (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
DF David Bocaj (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
DF David Domgjoni (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
DF Emiljano Shehu (1998-06-10) 10 June 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Greece Platanias v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
DF Klaudio Shullazi (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Sorrento v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
DF Drin Llavdroci (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
DF Paolo Ivani (1997-01-12) 12 January 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
DF Besfort Kolgeci (1998-01-05) 5 January 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
DF Esin Hakaj (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
DF Anxhelo Musaj (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Germany FC Erzgebirge Aue v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
DF Emiliano Hysi Unknown 0 0 England Dulwich Hamlet v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
DF Kostandin Kariqi (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Greece Asteras Tripoli v.  Wales, 17 November 2014
MF Dajan Shehi (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Jurgen Peqini (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Elbasani v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Armando Rami (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Andon Karabina Unknown 0 0 Greece Veria Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Rudi Mahmutaj (1998-08-15) 15 August 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Luftëtari Gjirokastër Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Klejdi Hyka (1997-06-13) 13 June 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Emir Sahiti (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Xhon Marinaj (1997-10-12) 12 October 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tërbuni Pukë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Jurgen Sino (1997-01-24) 24 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
MF Keidi Bare (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 18) 2 0 Spain Atletico Madrid v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Genti Dinaj (1998-03-30) 30 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 France Dijon v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Ylli Cermjani (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Germany 1. FC Saarbrücken v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Elvis Kovaçi (1998-10-03) 3 October 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Sherif Kallaku (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Kristi Jahori (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
MF Klevis Sadiku (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
MF Jurgen Vrapi (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
MF Alessio Hyseni (1997-01-04) 4 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Gavorrano v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
MF Agon Xhaka (1997-01-05) 5 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
MF Jugert Binaj (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England Reading v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
MF Afrim Thaqi (1997-01-14) 14 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
MF Arb Manaj (1997-01-01) 1 January 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Kosovo Dukagjini v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
MF Milot Rashica (1996-06-28) 28 June 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Netherlands Vitesse v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Emanuele Ndoj (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 19) 2 0 Italy Roma v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Gertin Hoxhalli (1996-11-05) 5 November 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Greece AE Larissa v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Anderson Abrazhda (1996-06-25) 25 June 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Italy Casale v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Francesco Tahiraj (1996-09-21) 21 September 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Slovenia Zavrč v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Alessio Ruci (1996-01-31) 31 January 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Cremonese v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
MF Endri Çekiçi (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 19) 6 0 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb v.  Wales, 17 November 2014
MF Qazim Laçi (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos v.  Wales, 17 November 2014
MF Albert Stublla (1996-05-03) 3 May 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Kosovo Kurda v.  Wales, 17 November 2014
FW Franc Bakalli (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Romania Steaua București v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Arenc Palluqi (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Elidion Mara (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Ador Gjuci (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Torino Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
FW Joan Lani Unknown 0 0 Greece Ilisiakos Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 5 September 2015
FW Bernard Baruti (1997-07-14) 14 July 1997 (age 18) 0 0 Germany VfV Hildesheim v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
FW Briland Ahmeti (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 23 April 2015
FW Daniel Kthella Unknown 0 0 Italy Robur Siena v.  Italy, 13 March 2015
FW Esad Morina (1997-01-17) 17 January 1997 (age 19) 3 2 Germany FC St. Pauli v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
FW Dardan Karimani (1998-11-23) 23 November 1998 (age 17) 0 0 Germany Paderborn 07 v.  Italy, 17 January 2015
FW Rey Manaj (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 18) 2 0 Italy Inter Milan v.  Italy, 17 December 2014
FW Fabian Lokaj (1996-08-23) 23 August 1996 (age 19) 3 0 Switzerland Thun v.  Italy, 17 December 2014

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[5]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Arjan Bellaj
Assistant Coach Albania Sulejman Demollari
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Artur Lekbello
Physiotherapists Albania Indrit Shkrela

Albania national under-18 squad[edit]

The following players were named in the last squad for the friendly match against Italy on 19 May 2011 (When they last played a match).

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Arianit Lazraj (1993-03-28)28 March 1993 (aged 18) 1 0 Switzerland St. Gallen
1GK Mikel Kaloshi (Played for the U19's) (1993-06-16)16 June 1993 (aged 17) 1 0 Albania Lushnja
2DF Shkodran Nuredini (Played for the U21's) (1993-02-21)21 February 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Switzerland Zürich
2DF Altin Abazaj (Played for the U19's) (1993-08-18)18 August 1993 (aged 17) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durres
2DF Harallamb Qaqi (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-09-17)17 September 1993 (aged 17) 2 0 Greece AEK Athens
2DF Mërgim Bajraktari (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-05-27)27 May 1993 (aged 17) 2 0 Switzerland Thun
2DF Bruno Dita (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-02-18)18 February 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
3MF Dorian Kërçiku (Played for the U21's) (1993-08-30)30 August 1993 (aged 17) 2 0 Albania Tirana
3MF Teki Premci (1993-03-23)23 March 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Unattached
3MF Mateos Toçi (Played for the U19's) (1993-05-16)16 May 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Albania Elbasani
3MF Alfred Deliallisi (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-03-28)28 March 1993 (aged 18) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durres
3MF Bekim Dema (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-03-30)30 March 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkoder
3MF Amir Tafa (Played for the U19's) (1993-03-03)3 March 1993 (aged 18) 2 1 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
4FW Arbër Çyrbja (Played for the U21's) (1993-09-18)18 September 1993 (aged 17) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
4FW Sidrit Guri (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-10-23)23 October 1993 (aged 17) 2 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkoder
4FW Fabio Hoxha (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-05-07)7 May 1993 (aged 18) 2 0 Italy Inter
4FW Mateo Hasa (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-05-23)23 May 1993 (aged 17) 1 0 Albania Besa Kavaje
4FW Enio Petro (Played for U19 & U21's) (1993-08-01)1 August 1993 (aged 17) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës

Players in italics have played internationally at a higher level.

Albania national under-17 squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

COACH: Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić

The following players have been called up to participate in the 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification from 22–27 October 2015.[6]

Caps and goals as of 27 October 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
12 1GK Bruno Puja (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
1 1GK Everest Braçe (1999-10-19) 19 October 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
6 2DF Stefan Abara (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 16) 6 0 Greece Olympiacos
3 2DF Arlind Demaj (1999-01-22) 22 January 1999 (age 17) 4 0 Italy Fiorentina
4 2DF Anio Poçi (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 16) 4 0 Greece Aris Thessaloniki
16 2DF Lirim Kastrati (1999-02-02) 2 February 1999 (age 17) 3 1 Italy Roma
2 2DF Marash Kumbulla (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Hellas Verona
15 2DF Rezart Rama (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 15) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos
13 2DF Amer Duka (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
18 3MF Elvi Berisha (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 16) 3 1 Albania Tirana
10 3MF Frenci Qeros (Captain) (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Italy Inter
8 3MF Geron Toçka (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Greece Iraklis Thessaloniki
5 3MF Sokol Ymeraj (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
7 3MF Vangjel Gjerko (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
11 3MF Kristi Kullaj (1999-01-02) 2 January 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Belgium Zulte Waregem
3MF Flavio Dylgjeri (2000-02-10) 10 February 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
17 4FW Ismet Sinani (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Milan
14 4FW Aleksander Micani (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 16) 2 0 France Toulouse
9 4FW Klajdi Burba (1999-02-15) 15 February 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Norway Viking

Recent call-ups[edit]

Following are listed players called up in the previous 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Pano Qirko (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
GK Edison Xhafaj (1999-10-25) 25 October 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
GK Jorgo Muça (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Greece PAOK 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
GK Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Laçi 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
DF Armando Sykaj (1999-03-20) 20 March 1999 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Juventus v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
DF Sauro Selimi (1999-09-19) 19 September 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Spezia v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
DF Alton Lalaj (2000-10-14) 14 October 2000 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Apolonia Fier v.  Italy, 19 March 2015
DF Herald Kumanova (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Term 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
DF Leonardo Maloku (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Italy Pescara 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
DF Xhino Ngjela (1998-04-22) 22 April 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
DF Ledion Sadik (1998-06-30) 30 June 1998 (age 17) 2 0 Italy Reggina 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
DF Sinisa Rajcevic (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
MF Lindon Selahi (1999-02-26) 26 February 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Belgium Anderlecht v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
MF Uerdi Mara (1999-01-30) 30 January 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
MF Stavro Biraku (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Apollon Smyrni v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
MF Fatlum Kurtulaj (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
MF Dionis Çikani (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
MF Kristijan Ndoj (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Brian's v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
MF Igli Doko Unknown 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
MF Roland Kapllani (1999-05-07) 7 May 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Torino v.  Italy, 19 March 2015
MF Aleksander Dhamo (1998-08-14) 14 August 1998 (age 17) 3 1 Italy Cesena 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
MF Kristi Kote (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 17) 4 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
MF Agim Zeka (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 17) 3 1 Kosovo Prishtina 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
FW Shaban Gashi (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Torino v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
FW Kevin Llanaj (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Tirana v. Italy Italy B, 21 May 2015
FW Esat Kalaja (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Bologna v.  Costa Rica, 29 April 2015
FW Renato Këndezi (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë v.  Italy, 19 March 2015
FW Alkid Kastrati Unknown 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës v.  Italy, 19 March 2015
FW Roxhers Zeqo Unknown 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë v.  Italy, 19 March 2015
FW Ronaldo Domi (1998-08-10) 10 August 1998 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
FW Gëzim Pepsi (1998-07-12) 12 July 1998 (age 17) 3 2 Switzerland Basel 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
FW Romario Hajrulla (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014
FW Rubin Hebaj (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2015 UEFA Euro U-17 qualifying round, 13 October 2014

Albania national under-16 squad[edit]

Current squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Alban Bushi

Caps and goals as of 5 May 2015.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pano Qirko (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
2 2DF Kevin Konçi (1999-06-21) 21 June 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
3 2DF Kristjan Bushaj (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Greece Olympiacos
4 2DF Aristotel Balla 1 0
14 2DF Kejdi Balla (1999-07-30) 30 July 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit
18 2DF Xhonatan Lajthia (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Germany 1. Goppinger Sportverein
17 2DF Redon Dragoshi 1 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
3MF Ronaldo Zenuni 3 1 Albania Tirana
6 3MF Dionis Çikani (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Greece Panathinaikos
8 3MF Mikel Brahimlika 2 0
11 3MF Shaqir Haruni (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Konstandin Kondili 1 0
3MF Fatlum Kurtulaj (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Kristi Jahori (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit
4FW Alkid Kastrati 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës
7 4FW Renato Këndezi (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
15 4FW Roxhens Zeqo (1999-04-12) 12 April 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
19 4FW Kevin Llanaj (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 16) 1 0 Albania Tirana

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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