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 Alban Bushi (U-21)
Albania Skënder Gega (U-20)
Albania Erjon Bogdani (U-19)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić (U-17)
Albania Alban Bushi (U-16)
Albania Eqerem Memushaj (U-15)
Captain U-21: Qazim Laçi
U-20: Aldo Teqja
U-19: Leonardo Maloku
U-18:
U-17: Rezart Rama
U-16:
U-15:
Most caps U-23: Millan Vaso (15)
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 Shehi (9)
U-18: Artur Lekbello (8)
0000 Sokol Kushta
U-17: Andi Lila (9)
0000 Vangjel Mile
0000 Erlind Koreshi
0000 Aldo Teqja
0000 Endri Çekiçi
U-16: Orges Shehi (5)
U-15:
Top scorer U-23: Ilir Përnaska (9)
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)
0000 Agim Zeka
U-18: Sokol Kushta (6)
U-17: Mirel Çota (4)
U-16: Renato Kendezi (2)
U-15:
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-23, 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-23 football team represents Albania in international football at this age level and is controlled by Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania. The team competed in the UEFA European Under-23 Championship & Balkan Youth Championship, but after the rule change in 1975s, the event had an age limit of 21.

The Albania national under-21 football team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 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 became U-21 internationals. Because there is no under-20 competition at UEFA level, Albania's under-20 side generally only compets when it 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 they participated also in the 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.

The Albania national under-15 football team founded in 2009 compets in Youth Olympic Games.


Albania national under-21 squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Alban Bushi

The following players were called up for the Friendly match against France U21 on 5 June 2017 and the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification opening match against Estonia U21 on 12 June 2017.[1]
Note: Qazim Laçi, Leonardo Maloku & Emanuele Ndoj got injured during gathering and were replaced with Agim Zeka & Regi Lushkja.[2]

Caps and goals as of 12 June 2017

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Albania Laçi
12 1GK Elhan Kastrati (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
5 2DF Ardit Toli (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Greece Olympiacos
4 2DF Shaqir Tafa (1998-11-14) 14 November 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Italy Palermo
2 2DF Albi Doka (1997-06-26) 26 June 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Tirana
3 2DF Irlian Ceka (1998-03-03) 3 March 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Italy Lazio
20 2DF Marlind Nuriu (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Tirana
10 3MF Endri Çekiçi (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 20) 9 1 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb
8 3MF Keidi Bare (Captain) (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 19) 7 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
6 3MF Ylber Ramadani (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Denmark Vejle Boldklub
7 3MF Taulant Seferi (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Switzerland Young Boys
11 3MF Kristal Abazaj (1996-07-06) 6 July 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Luftëtari Gjirokastër
17 3MF Sherif Kallaku (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Italy Cremonese
15 3MF Agim Zeka (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 18) 1 0 France Lille
16 3MF Ardit Krymi (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
14 4FW Fiorin Durmishaj (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Greece Panionios
9 4FW Valdrin Mustafa (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 19) 1 0 Germany FC Kaiserslautern
13 4FW Rubin Hebaj (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër

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 Klevis Hasanbelli (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Kukësi Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
GK Jorgo Muça (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Greece PAOK Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
GK Mario Dajsinani (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
DF Arijan Qollaku (1997-02-04) 4 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Grasshopper v.  Estonia, 12 June 2017 INE
DF Bardhec Bytyqi Injured (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark AaB v.  France, 5 June 2017 INJ
DF Leonardo Maloku Injured (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Pescara v.  France, 5 June 2017 INJ
DF Ymer Shaba (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Elis Doksani (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Rei Nuriu (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Briland Ahmeti (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Mario Teqja (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Erzeni Shijak Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Armenis Kukaj (1997-08-11) 11 August 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Patrik Punavija (1998-04-17) 17 April 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Ervis Koçi (1998-06-22) 22 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
DF Enea Mihaj (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Greece Panetolikos v.  Moldova, 27 March 2017
DF Arlind Amidi (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Austria Rheindorf Altach Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
DF Laurant Sadiki (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
DF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Luzern Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
DF Kostandin Kariqi (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Greece Trikala v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF David Domgjoni (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Elvir Maloku Injured (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Cyprus AEK Larnaca v.  Estonia, 12 June 2017 INJ
MF Federico Zenuni (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Tuttocuoio v.  Estonia, 12 June 2017 PRE
MF Regi Lushkja (1996-05-17) 17 May 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Laçi v.  Estonia, 12 June 2017 PRE
MF Qazim Laçi Injured (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 21) 9 1 Greece Levadiakos v.  France, 5 June 2017 INJ
MF Emanuele Ndoj Injured (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Brescia v.  France, 5 June 2017 INJ
MF Marco Hoxha (1998-09-22) 22 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Hellas Verona Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Jurgen Vrapi (1998-11-14) 14 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Majkel Peçi (1996-08-29) 29 August 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Sopoti Librazhd Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Rei Qilimi (1996-06-10) 10 June 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Albania Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Erli Çupi (1997-02-03) 3 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Turkey İstanbul Başakşehir Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Anxhelo Mumajesi (1997-03-28) 28 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Sopoti Librazhd Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Mikel Hoxha (1997-05-24) 24 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Sopoti Librazhd Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Albi Koldashi (1997-07-06) 6 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Kukësi Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Silvio Zogaj (1997-07-25) 25 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Luftëtari Gjirokastër Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Egli Kaja (1997-07-26) 26 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 England AFC Wimbledon Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Endi Brahimi (1998-01-02) 2 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Arber Basha (1998-01-13) 13 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Alain Cano (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Sansepolcro Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Juljan Shehu (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Kevin Xhafa (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
MF Ardit Deliu (1997-10-26) 26 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Croatia Hajduk Split v.  Moldova, 27 March 2017
MF Nazmi Gripshi (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Moldova, 27 March 2017
MF Emir Sahiti (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Fabio Sakaj (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Modena Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Romeo Shahinas (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Racing Roma Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Amarildo Gjoka (1997-06-03) 3 June 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Kortrijk Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Heroid Gjoshi (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Wil Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Alfred Ajdarević (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Sweden Örebro Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
MF Jurgen Bardhi (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Realdo Fili (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Uendi Vecaj (1997-02-18) 18 February 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
FW Grent Halili (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Estonia, 12 June 2017 PRE
FW Franc Bakalli (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Romania Viitorul Domneşti Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
FW Marko Çema (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
FW Blerim Krasniqi (1996-07-05) 5 July 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Apolonia Fier Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
FW Kristjan Prendi (1997-10-13) 13 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Bylis Ballsh Gathering between 14–17 May 2017
FW Gerbi Gjepali (1998-05-26) 26 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Südtirol v.  Moldova, 27 March 2017
FW Olger Merkaj (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Tuttocuoio Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
FW Arian Kabashi (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden Elfsborg Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
FW Çlirim Shabani (1998-06-16) 16 June 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Luzern Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 25 January 2017
FW Rey Manaj (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 20) 6 3 Italy Pisa v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
FW Fabian Mirdita (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 France Monaco v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
  • INJ = Withdrew due to the injury.
  • INE = Was ineligible to play.
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[3]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Alban Bushi
Assistant Coach Albania Arjan Bellaj
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Alfred Osmani
Athletic Coach Albania Iris Selimi
Team Doctor Albania Erald Derveni
Physiotherapists Albania Gledi Rexha
Physiotherapists Albania Edison Koçi
Base materials Albania Roland Rarani

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.[4]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aldo Teqja (Captain) (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta
12 1GK Marsel Çaka (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 22) 1 0 Albania Tirana
1GK Thomas Strakosha (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 22) - - Italy Lazio

4 2DF Amir Rrahmani (1994-02-24) 24 February 1994 (age 23) 5 1 Albania Partizani Tirana
5 2DF Marvin Turtulli (1994-10-17) 17 October 1994 (age 22) 5 1 Albania Dinamo Tirana
3 2DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Albania Tirana
2 2DF Arben Muskaj (1994-06-27) 27 June 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Greece PAS Giannina
13 2DF Kristi Marku (1995-04-13) 13 April 1995 (age 22) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
14 2DF Rexhep Memini (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
15 2DF Melsen Shkreta (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
2DF Amir Bilali (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 23) - - Italy Lazio

16 3MF Klaudio Hyseni (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 22) 5 1 Albania Teuta Durrës
17 3MF Ilir Kastrati (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 22) 5 1 Greece Panathinaikos
7 3MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Belgium Gent
10 3MF Maldin Ymeraj (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Greece Panathinaikos
6 3MF Ermir Rezi (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 23) 4 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
8 3MF Klodian Gino (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 23) 3 1 Greece Olympiacos
3MF Liridon Latifi (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 23) - - Kosovo Prishtina

18 4FW Valon Ahmedi (1994-10-07) 7 October 1994 (age 22) 5 0 Italy Südtirol
11 4FW Arlind Ferhati (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 23) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
9 4FW Mateus Shkreta (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 23) 2 0 Czech Republic Teplice

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:

Head Coach Albania Skënder Gega
Assistant Coach Albania Genti Mahmutaj
Athletic Coach Albania Fatos Kadena
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Gut Tafaj
Fitness Coach Albania Xhaferr Koçi
Physiotherapists Albania Perli Rusi
Team Doctor Albania Alban Merepeza

Albania national under-19 squad[edit]

Current Squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Erjon Bogdani

The following players have been called up to participate in the Roma Caput Mundi Tournament from 27 February–3 March 2017.[5][6][7]

Caps and goals as of 11 October 2016

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Marco Alia (2000-04-26) 26 April 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Lazio
1GK Ferat Jusufi (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Avellino

2DF Rezart Rama (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos
2DF Stefan Abara (1999-08-04) 4 August 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos
2DF Franz Pjetri (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Udinese
2DF Kristian Bushaj (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Greece Panionios
2DF Sehadin Arapi (1999-01-03) 3 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Olimpia Colligiana
2DF Kevin Deda (1999-06-23) 23 June 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Ancona

3MF Sadik Cela (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Greece PAOK
3MF Shaban Gashi (1999-03-18) 18 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Torino
3MF Armand Rada (1999-01-10) 10 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Internazionale
3MF Alessio Hysaj (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Mattera
3MF Kristian Koçi (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Torino
3MF Xheme Sufaj (2000-06-15) 15 June 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Germany SSV Ulm 1846

4FW Ismet Sinani (1999-05-31) 31 May 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Milan
4FW Progon Maloku (2000-01-27) 27 January 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Germany Bayern Munich
4FW Michelangelo Metolli (1999-12-01) 1 December 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Arezzo
4FW Isuf Myrteza (1999-01-01) 1 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Cremonese

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 Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Albania Laçi 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
GK Mario Dajsinani (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
GK Pano Qirko (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
DF Elis Doksani (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Leonardo Maloku (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Italy Pescara 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Ymer Shaba (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Anio Poçi (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Greece Aris Thessaloniki 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Granuel Lika (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Amer Duka (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
DF Rei Nuriu (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
DF Ervin Ngjeli 0 0 United States New York Red Bulls 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
MF Aristidi Kolaj (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Como v.  China PR, 20 November 2016
MF Glejdis Ndraxhi (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Agim Zeka (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 18) 3 3 France Lille 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Romario Hajrulla (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Germany Inter Leipzig 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Kleandro Lleshi (1999-10-09) 9 October 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Portugal Os Belenenses 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Xhonatan Lajthia (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Sherif Kallaku (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 19) 3 0 Italy Cremonese 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Elvi Berisha (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Danjel Popa (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Greece Panionios 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Kristi Kote (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
MF Arbri Beqaj (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
MF Emir Sahiti (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
MF Sokol Ymeraj (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
FW Marko Çema (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Albania Internacional Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016
FW Grent Halili (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 11 October 2016 PRE
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[8]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Erjon Bogdani
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 were called up for a gathering in Elbasan, Albania from 22–28 June 2017.[9]

Caps and goals as of 31 October 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Livio Malaj (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 16) 1 0 Greece Olympiacos
1GK Igli Harja (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Elbasani
1GK Nicolò Abazi 2001 0 0 Italy Borgomanero

2DF Enea Rexhepi (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
2DF Galip Arapi (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Empoli
2DF Egzon Shimaj (2001-02-27) 27 February 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Artan Jazxhi 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës
2DF Endri Metaj (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
2DF Klajdi Pici 2001 0 0 Italy Cagliari
2DF Erando Murataj 0 0 Italy Frosinone

3MF Blerind Morina (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Belgium Cercle Brugge
3MF Iris Rabija 2001 0 0 Italy Piacenza
3MF Aleksandro Sadikai 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos
3MF Rejdison Gjurkaj 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Andi Koshi (2001-02-17) 17 February 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Netherlands PSV Eindhoven
3MF Kevin Dauti (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Ascoli
3MF Ergin Mizha 0 0 Greece AEL
3MF Mark Vata 0 0 Belgium Eendracht Aalst
3MF Valentin Zalla 0 0 Germany Heidkoppel

8 4FW Emiliano Bullari (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 16) 1 1 Greece Olympiacos
4FW Kristi Malo (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Olimpic
4FW Brijan Ibrahimi (2001-09-22) 22 September 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Italy Brescia
4FW Kleis Bozhanaj (2001-03-01) 1 March 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
4FW Albin Sahiti 0 0 Germany VfB Eppingen

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 Marvin Kodra (2001-05-26) 26 May 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Tirana  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
GK Entoni Shkoza (2001-09-02) 2 September 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër  Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
GK Vokli Laroshi (2001-08-06) 6 August 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
GK Ilia Sinani (2000-07-02) 2 July 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Novara 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
GK Arlis Shala (2000-07-26) 26 July 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
DF Endri Murati (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
DF Alban Cejku (2001-07-23) 23 July 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Tirana  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
DF Eljan Mehmetaj (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Bylis Ballsh  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
DF Erjol Krymi 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër  Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
DF Orgest Bajraktari (2001-09-14) 14 September 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Ilia Petani 0 0 Greece Athlitiki Enosi Larissa Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Albert Ndreca 0 0 Greece Panionios Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Armando Broja 0 0 England Chelsea Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Rezart Rama (2000-12-04) 4 December 2000 (age 16) 6 0 Greece Olympiacos 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Marash Kumbulla (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 17) 6 0 Italy Hellas Verona 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Franz Pjetri (2000-04-21) 21 April 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Italy Udinese 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Elmir Lekaj (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Sergio Kalaj (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Italy Roma 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Masimiliano Doda (2000-11-17) 17 November 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Sampdoria 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Enes Isufi (2000-07-14) 14 July 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Redon Dragoshi (2000-03-18) 18 March 2000 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Tirana 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
DF Marsel Ismaili (2000-07-03) 3 July 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Andrea Doda (2001-05-04) 4 May 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Siena  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Klajdi Muho 0 0 Italy Empoli  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Vittorio Mehmetaj 2001 0 0 Italy Pro Piacenza  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Anis Mehmeti 2001 0 0 England Norwich City  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Gerardo Ballaj (2001-10-23) 23 October 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Denis Mehmetaj 2001 0 0 Italy Seregno/Savona Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Redi Kasa 0 0 Italy Parma Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Visar Fikaj 0 0 Greece Aris Thessaloniki Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Erdis Kraja (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Italy Atalanta 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
MF Marlon Marishta (2000-06-11) 11 June 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Republic of Ireland Home Farm 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
MF Erald Lakti (2000-06-06) 6 June 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Italy Fiorentina 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
MF Dean Liço (2000-02-08) 8 February 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Portugal Belenenses 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
MF Jorgo Pellumbi (2000-07-15) 15 July 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
MF Roy Syla 0 0 England Barnet 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
MF Mario Qerimi 0 0 Italy Empoli 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
MF Dorian Zhuri (2000-10-09) 9 October 2000 (age 16) 0 0 France Toulouse 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
MF Albion Marku 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
MF Drini Halili (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Austria GAK v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Kristo Shehu (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Alessio Parisio (2000-01-18) 18 January 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Cagliari v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Kipjon Peti (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Geri Selita 0 0 Albania Besa Kavajë v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Aleksis Ndoj (2000-01-24) 24 January 2000 (age 17) 0 0 Greece Platanias v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
FW Rigers Xhahysa (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Veleçiku Koplik  Cyprus, 30 April 2017
FW Fabian Gashi 0 0 Italy Sanremese  Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
FW Deivi Balla (2001-06-09) 9 June 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
FW Kejdi Lesaj 0 0 Greece Olymp. Tayro Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
FW Zenel Gavazaj (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Kosovo Liria Prizren 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
FW Aldrit Oshafi (2000-03-26) 26 March 2000 (age 17) 3 0 Albania Tomori Berat 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
FW Ersi Mehmeti 0 0 Italy Parma 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
FW Enis Daja 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 25 October 2016 PRE
FW Xhelal Terziqi (2000-10-26) 26 October 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Netherlands Twente v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[10]

Position Name
Head Coach Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić
Assistant Coach Albania Ilir Biturku
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Dritan Kristidhi
Physiotherapists Albania Ferdinand Bardhi

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 18) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë

2 2DF Kevin Konçi (1999-06-21) 21 June 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
3 2DF Kristian Bushaj (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Greece Olympiacos
18 2DF Xhonatan Lajthia (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
4 2DF Aristotel Balla 1 1
17 2DF Redon Dragoshi 1 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana

6 3MF Dionis Çikani (1999-03-10) 10 March 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Olimpic
8 3MF Mikel Brahimlika 2 0
11 3MF Shaqir Haruni (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Konstandin Kondili 1 0
3MF Fatlum Kurtulaj (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Kristi Jahori (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit

4FW Ronaldo Zenuni (1999-03-01) 1 March 1999 (age 18) 3 1 Albania Tirana
7 4FW Renato Këndezi (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 18) 2 2 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
4FW Alkid Kastrati (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës
14 4FW Kejdi Balla (1999-07-30) 30 July 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit
15 4FW Roxhens Zeqo (1999-04-12) 12 April 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
19 4FW Kevin Llanaj (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 18) 1 1 Albania Tirana

Albania under-15 squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Eqerem Memushi

The following players were called up for a gathering in Durrës, Albania between dates 17–19 May 2017.[11]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Brajan Marku (2003-02-19) 19 February 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit
1GK Redon Gega (2003-06-15) 15 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Pepa
1GK Mario Mara (2002-01-29) 29 January 2002 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana

2DF Julian Sinaj (2003-03-22) 22 March 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
2DF Erjon Qyra (2003-04-18) 18 April 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
2DF Andri Xhafa (2003-05-02) 2 May 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Akademia e Futbollit
2DF Luis Lera (2003-06-16) 16 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Shkodra
2DF Ensi Shyli (2003-07-23) 23 July 2003 (age 13) 0 0 Albania Gramshi
2DF Ramazan Alla (2003-07-26) 26 July 2003 (age 13) 0 0 Albania Tirana

3MF Brajan Katroshi (2003-01-04) 4 January 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
3MF Albi Shpuza (2003-02-12) 12 February 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Frenki Koduzi (2003-03-31) 31 March 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
3MF Renato Toska (2003-06-01) 1 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Fieri
3MF Andrea Lila (2003-08-14) 14 August 2003 (age 13) 0 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
3MF Gjergji Kote (2004-08-20) 20 August 2004 (age 12) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
3MF Henri Xhixha (2003-02-16) 16 February 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania A.F Dinamo
3MF Eugen Sula (2003-06-23) 23 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania A.F Dinamo

4FW Alvi Mezani (2003-01-06) 6 January 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Apolonia Fier
4FW Endri Qehaja (2003-01-26) 26 January 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
4FW Kevin Hysolli (2003-06-04) 4 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
4FW Rejan Alivoda (2003-06-06) 6 June 2003 (age 14) 0 0 Albania Shkodra

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up



FW Nino Dhrami 0 0 Albania Gathering, 13 May 2017
FW Endri Çela 0 0 Albania Gathering, 13 May 2017

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[12]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Eqerem Memushaj
Assistant Coach Albania Ardi Bozhani

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]