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)
 ??? (U-18)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Džemal Mustedanagić (U-17)
Albania Alban Bushi (U-16)
Albania Eqerem Memushaj (U-15)
Captain U-21: Thomas Strakosha
U-20: Aldo Teqja
U-19: Leonardo Maloku
U-18:
U-17: Frenci Qeros
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 Smehi (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 have been called up to for a gathering in Durrës, Albania from 18–25 January 2017.[1]

Caps and goals as of 10 October 2016

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Elhan Kastrati (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
12 1GK Mario Dajsinani (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
2 2DF Leonardo Maloku (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Pescara
21 2DF Ymer Shaba (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
5 2DF Bardhec Bytyqi (1997-01-08) 8 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark AaB
13 2DF Arlind Amidi (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Austria Rheindorf Altach
3 2DF Laurant Sadiki (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys
4 2DF Idriz Voca (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Luzern
16 3MF Emir Sahiti (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
15 3MF Federico Zenuni (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Tuttocuoio
14 3MF Sherif Kallaku (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Cremonese
7 3MF Fabio Sakaj (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Modena
8 3MF Ardit Deliu (1997-10-26) 26 October 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Croatia Split
17 3MF Romeo Shahinas (1996-02-25) 25 February 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Italy Racing Roma
9 3MF Amarildo Gjoka (1997-06-03) 3 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Belgium Kortrijk
6 3MF Heroid Gjoshi (1997-05-18) 18 May 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Switzerland Wil
20 3MF Alfred Ajdarević (1998-06-20) 20 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Sweden Örebro
18 4FW Valdrin Mustafa (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Germany FC Kaiserslautern
10 4FW Olger Merkaj (1997-07-23) 23 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Tuttocuoio
19 4FW Arian Kabashi (1997-03-14) 14 March 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Sweden Elfsborg
11 4FW Çlirim Shabani (1998-06-16) 16 June 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Switzerland Luzern

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 21) 11 0 Italy Lazio v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
GK Aldo Teqja (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
GK Klevis Hasanbelli (1997-06-30) 30 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Kukësi v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
GK Alen Sherri (1997-12-15) 15 December 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Hungary, 28 March 2016
DF Bruno Lulaj (1995-04-02) 2 April 1995 (age 21) 9 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15) 15 October 1995 (age 21) 8 0 Albania Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Erdenis Gurishta (1995-04-24) 24 April 1995 (age 21) 2 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Kostandin Kariqi (1996-01-01) 1 January 1996 (age 21) 2 0 Greece Trikala v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Enea Mihaj (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Greece Panetolikos v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Ardit Toli (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Greece Olympiacos v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF David Domgjoni (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Shaqir Tafa (1998-11-14) 14 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Palermo v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
DF Herdi Prenga (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 22) 8 1 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
DF Silvester Shkalla (1995-08-10) 10 August 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
DF Esin Hakaj (1996-12-06) 6 December 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Czech Republic, 23 May 2016
DF Muhamet Cakolli (1997-04-08) 8 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Germany SV Werder Bremen v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
MF Taulant Seferi (1996-11-15) 15 November 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Switzerland Young Boys Gathering from 18–25 January 2017
DF Elvir Maloku (1996-05-14) 14 May 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Cyprus AEK Larnaca Gathering from 18–25 January 2017
MF Qazim Laçi (1996-01-19) 19 January 1996 (age 21) 9 1 Greece Levadiakos v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Keidi Bare (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 19) 6 0 Spain Atlético Madrid v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Myrto Uzuni (1995-05-31) 31 May 1995 (age 21) 3 0 Albania Apolonia Fier v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
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 20) 2 0 Albania Partizani Tirana v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Ylber Ramadani (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 20) 1 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
MF Ardit Krymi (1996-05-02) 2 May 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
MF Liridon Latifi (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 23) 9 4 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
MF Endri Çekiçi (1996-11-23) 23 November 1996 (age 20) 8 1 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
MF Damian Gjini (1995-04-06) 6 April 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Greece Kallithea v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
MF Eros Grezda (1995-04-15) 15 April 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Croatia Lokomotiva Zagreb v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
MF Jasir Asani (1995-05-19) 19 May 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Shkupi v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
MF Emiliano Hysi (1996-06-16) 16 June 1996 (age 20) 0 0 England Backenham Town v.  Czech Republic, 23 May 2016
MF Enis Gavazaj (1995-03-21) 21 March 1995 (age 21) 11 1 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë v.  Hungary, 28 March 2016
MF Ron Broja (1996-04-09) 9 April 1996 (age 20) 4 0 Belgium Gent v.  Hungary, 28 March 2016
MF Maldin Ymeraj (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden Akropolis v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
MF Fjoart Jonuzi (1996-07-09) 9 July 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Albania Laçi v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
MF Berat Beqiri (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark Avarta v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
MF Engjell Hoti (1997-02-26) 26 February 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Germany Eintracht Braunschweig v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
MF Xhuljo Tabaku (1995-06-03) 3 June 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Germany TuS Erndtebrück v.  Ukraine, 30 January 2016
FW Fiorin Durmishaj (1996-11-14) 14 November 1996 (age 20) 3 0 Greece Panionios v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
FW Ardit Hoxhaj (1994-07-20) 20 July 1994 (age 22) 1 0 Albania Korabi Peshkopi v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
FW Rubin Hebaj (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Israel, 10 October 2016
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 19) 0 0 France Monaco v.  Greece, 2 September 2016
FW Andi Qerfozi (1995-12-09) 9 December 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Switzerland Kreuzlingen v.  Italy, 10 August 2016
FW Isnik Alimi (1994-02-02) 2 February 1994 (age 23) 1 0 Italy Forlì v.  Czech Republic, 23 May 2016
  • MOV = Withdrew to play for Kosovo.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[2]

Position Name
Head Coach Albania Alban Bushi
Assistant Coach Albania Vasillaq Zëri
Goalkeeping Coach Albania Ardit Bozo
Physiotherapists Albania Ilvi Begolli
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.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aldo Teqja (Captain) (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Cyprus Anorthosis Famagusta
12 1GK Marsel Çaka (1995-03-31) 31 March 1995 (age 21) 1 0 Albania Tirana
1GK Thomas Strakosha (1995-03-19) 19 March 1995 (age 21) - - 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 21) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
14 2DF Rexhep Memini (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
15 2DF Melsen Shkreta (1994-04-16) 16 April 1994 (age 22) 2 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
2DF Amir Bilali (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 22) - - 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 21) 5 0 Belgium Gent
10 3MF Maldin Ymeraj (1995-03-06) 6 March 1995 (age 21) 5 0 Greece Panathinaikos
6 3MF Ermir Rezi (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 22) 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 22) 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 2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification from 6-11 October 2016.[4]

Caps and goals as of 11 October 2016

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gentian Selmani (1998-03-09) 9 March 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Laçi
12 1GK Mario Dajsinani (1998-12-23) 23 December 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
1GK Pano Qirko (1999-06-26) 26 June 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë

6 2DF Elis Doksani (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
5 2DF Leonardo Maloku (Captain) (1998-05-18) 18 May 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Italy Pescara
4 2DF Ymer Shaba (1998-07-21) 21 July 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
16 2DF Anio Poçi (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Greece Aris Thessaloniki
3 2DF Granuel Lika (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
14 2DF Amer Duka (1999-01-21) 21 January 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
2DF Rei Nuriu (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana
2DF Ervin Ngjeli 0 0 United States New York Red Bulls

10 3MF Glejdis Ndraxhi (1998-05-08) 8 May 1998 (age 18) 5 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
11 3MF Agim Zeka (1998-09-06) 6 September 1998 (age 18) 3 3 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
2 3MF Romario Hajrulla (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Greece Olympiacos
18 3MF Kleandro Lleshi (1999-10-09) 9 October 1999 (age 17) 3 0 Portugal Os Belenenses
15 3MF Xhonathan Lajthia (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
8 3MF Sherif Kallaku (1998-03-01) 1 March 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Italy Cremonese
7 3MF Elvi Berisha (1999-03-02) 2 March 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Tirana
13 3MF Danjel Popa (1998-03-12) 12 March 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Greece Panionios
17 3MF Kristi Kote (1998-09-26) 26 September 1998 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Skënderbeu Korçë
3MF Arbri Beqaj (1998-09-29) 29 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Emir Sahiti (1998-11-29) 29 November 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Republic of Macedonia Rabotnički
3MF Sokol Ymeraj (1999-03-13) 13 March 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana

9 4FW Marko Çema (1998-01-16) 16 January 1998 (age 19) 5 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
4FW Grent Halili (1998-05-24) 24 May 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana

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 Jorgo Muça (1998-02-18) 18 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Greece PAOK v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
GK Elhan Kastrati (1997-02-02) 2 February 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Italy Piacenza 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Elian Celaj (1999-02-03) 3 February 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
DF Ardit Humolli (1997-05-28) 28 May 1997 (age 19) 6 0 Austria Stadlau 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Ardit Toli (1997-07-12) 12 July 1997 (age 19) 5 1 Greece Olympiacos 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Ardian Krasniqi (1997-01-03) 3 January 1997 (age 20) 3 1 France L'Entente 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Ervis Pula (1997-06-12) 12 June 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Sinisa Rajcevic (1998-07-09) 9 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
DF Aleksander Lici (1998-07-17) 17 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Jurgen Vrapi (1998-03-05) 5 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Tirana v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Enea Mihaj (1998-07-05) 5 July 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Greece Panetolikos v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Sadik Cela (1999-03-31) 31 March 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Greece PAOK v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Kloert Doda (1999-02-27) 27 February 1999 (age 17) 0 0 Italy Carpi v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Fabio Sakaj (1998-02-02) 2 February 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Modena v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Jon Gjyleri 0 0 United States Portland Phoenix v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
MF Federico Zenuni (1997-01-19) 19 January 1997 (age 20) 3 2 Italy Tuttocuoio 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Aris Lalaj (1997-02-06) 6 February 1997 (age 20) 3 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Nazmi Gripshi (1997-07-05) 5 July 1997 (age 19) 3 0 Albania Teuta Durrës 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Ardit Deliu (1997-10-26) 26 October 1997 (age 19) 2 0 Croatia Split 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Albi Ahmeti (1997-07-27) 27 July 1997 (age 19) 1 0 France Troyes 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Brajan Tola (1997-07-09) 9 July 1997 (age 19) 1 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Besmir Rada (1997-08-25) 25 August 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Germany Westfalia Rhynern 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Jurgen Bardhi (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
MF Dajan Shehi (1997-03-19) 19 March 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Jurgen Peqini (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Elbasani v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
MF Armando Rami (1997-09-24) 24 September 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Ador Gjuci (1998-01-29) 29 January 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Italy Torino v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
FW Valdrin Mustafa (1998-03-11) 11 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Germany FC Kaiserslautern v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
FW Marco Hoxha (1998-09-22) 22 September 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Italy Hellas Verona v. Italy S.S. Lazio (C.R.)
FW Rubin Hebaj (1998-07-30) 30 July 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
FW Jurgersi Liçkollari (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Albania Pogradeci 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
FW Agon Husejni (1998-05-13) 13 May 1998 (age 18) 3 0 Republic of Macedonia Shkëndija Tetovo 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
FW Elvis Kastrati (1997-01-09) 9 January 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Italy Padova 2016 UEFA Euro U-19 Q., 17 November 2015
FW Franc Bakalli (1997-04-15) 15 April 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Romania Steaua București v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Arenc Palluqi (1998-03-24) 24 March 1998 (age 18) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015
FW Elidion Mara (1997-06-27) 27 June 1997 (age 19) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës v.  Kosovo, 15 October 2015

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[5]

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 are called up for a week gathering in Durrës, Albania from 11-18 February 2017.[6]

Caps and goals as of 31 October 2016.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Vokli Laroshi (2001-08-06) 6 August 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës
1GK Igli Harja (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Albania Elbasani

2DF Endri Murati (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
2DF Alban Cejku (2001-07-23) 23 July 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Tirana
2DF Ilia Petani 0 0 Greece Athlitiki Enosi Larissa
2DF Albert Ndreca 0 0 Greece Panionios
2DF Enea Rexhepi (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Internacional Tirana
2DF Orgest Bajraktari (2001-09-14) 14 September 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
2DF Armando Broja 0 0 England Chelsea
2DF Galip Arapi (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 16) 0 0 Italy Empoli

3MF Gerardo Ballaj (2001-10-23) 23 October 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Aleksandro Sadikai 0 0 Greece Panathinaikos
3MF Vittorio Mehmetaj 2001 0 0 Italy Pro Piacenza
3MF Klajdi Muho 0 0 Italy Empoli
3MF Iris Rabija 2001 0 0 Italy Piacenza
3MF Denis Mehmetaj 2001 0 0 Italy Seregno/Savona
3MF Redi Kasa 0 0 Italy Parma
3MF Visar Fikaj 0 0 Greece Aris Thessaloniki
3MF Andrea Doda 0 0 Italy Siena

4FW Kristi Malo (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Olimpic
4FW Rigers Xhahysa (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Veleçiku Koplik
4FW Kejdi Lesaj 0 0 Greece Olymp. Tayro
4FW Deivi Balla (2001-06-09) 9 June 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana

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 Ilia Sinani (2000-07-02) 2 July 2000 (age 16) 2 0 Italy Novara 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
GK Livio Malaj (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 15) 1 0 Greece Olympiacos 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
GK Bruno Puja (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Besa Kavajë v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
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 16) 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 16) 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
DF Leonat Vitija (2000-08-22) 22 August 2000 (age 16) 0 0 Kosovo Prishtina v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
DF Denis Paja 0 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
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 16) 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 16) 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 16) 0 0 Austria GAK v.  Iran, 12 August 2016
MF Kristo Shehu (2000-03-01) 1 March 2000 (age 16) 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
MF Ralf Rizvani (2001-04-21) 21 April 2001 (age 15) 0 0 Italy Cesena v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
MF Paolo Mataj 0 0 Greece Apollon Smyrni v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
MF Edmir Selimi 0 0 Switzerland Winterthur v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
MF Drilon Sadiku 0 0 Belgium Beveren v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
MF Marino Leci 0 0 Greece Apollon Smyrni v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
FW Zenel Gavazaj (2000-05-02) 2 May 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Kosovo Liria Prizren 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
FW Aldrit Oshafi (2000-03-26) 26 March 2000 (age 16) 3 0 Albania Tomori Berat 2017 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 31 October 2016
FW Emiliano Bullari (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 15) 1 1 Greece Olympiacos 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 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
FW Rikardo Spaneshi 0 0 Italy Torino v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
FW Aleksandros Tereziu 0 0 Greece Asteras Tripoli v.  Macedonia, 17 May 2016
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[7]

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 17) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë

2 2DF Kevin Konçi (1999-06-21) 21 June 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
3 2DF Kristjan Bushaj (1999-04-06) 6 April 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Greece Olympiacos
18 2DF Xhonathan Lajthia (1999-02-01) 1 February 1999 (age 18) 1 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
4 2DF Aristotel Balla 1 1
14 2DF Kejdi Balla (1999-07-30) 30 July 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit
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 17) 2 0 Greece Panathinaikos
8 3MF Mikel Brahimlika 2 0
11 3MF Shaqir Haruni (1999-05-27) 27 May 1999 (age 17) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Konstandin Kondili 1 0
3MF Fatlum Kurtulaj (1999-03-22) 22 March 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Kristi Jahori (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Akademia Futbollit

7 4FW Renato Këndezi (1999-04-26) 26 April 1999 (age 17) 2 2 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
4FW Alkid Kastrati (1999-02-16) 16 February 1999 (age 18) 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Durrës
15 4FW Roxhens Zeqo (1999-04-12) 12 April 1999 (age 17) 1 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
19 4FW Kevin Llanaj (1999-04-09) 9 April 1999 (age 17) 1 1 Albania Tirana

Albania under-15 squad[edit]

COACH: Albania Sulejman Demollari

The following players participated in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics (Football) qualification round.[8][9][10]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Aldo Teqja (1995-05-04)4 May 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Dinamo Tirana
12 1GK Arlindo Pllumbi (1995-04-16)16 April 1995 (aged 14) 0 0 Albania Teuta Durrës

2DF Erion Hoxhallari (1995-10-15)15 October 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Tirana
2DF Kristi Marku (1995-04-13)13 April 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Teuta Durrës
2DF Adelaid Thaci (1995-01-27)27 January 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
2DF Klaudio Çema (1995-04-22)22 April 1995 (aged 14) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana

6 3MF Enes Hoxha (1995-02-26)26 February 1995 (aged 14) 2 1 Italy Udinese
3MF Klaus Borakaj (1995-01-25)25 January 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
3MF Mikelanxhelo Bardhi (1995-01-08)8 January 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Iliria
3MF Klodian Nuri (1995-07-23)23 July 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
3MF Frenki Milori (1995-10-06)6 October 1995 (aged 14) 1 0 Albania Olimpic
3MF Uliks Tirana (1995-12-21)21 December 1995 (aged 13) 1 0 Albania Shkëndija Tiranë
3MF Senad Sallaku (1995-10-08)8 October 1995 (aged 14) 0 0 Albania Partizani Tirana
3MF Xhuljo Tabaku (1995-06-03)3 June 1995 (aged 14) 0 0 Albania Olimpic

8 4FW Jurgen Vatnikaj (1995-08-08)8 August 1995 (aged 14) 2 1 Albania Partizani Tirana
4FW Franc Ymeralilaj (1995-01-14)14 January 1995 (aged 14) 2 1 Greece Rodos
4FW Aleksandro Cakalli (1995-08-27)27 August 1995 (aged 14) 2 0 Albania Olimpic
4FW Arlind Kalaja (1995-12-27)27 December 1995 (aged 13) 1 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff:[11]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]