Albanian Footballer of the Year

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Albanian Footballer of the Year is an annual award given to the best professional Albanian footballer elected by Football Association of Albania members, coaches and captains of the Albanian Superliga clubs.[1] The award can also be given to a foreign player in the Albanian Superliga, as Croatian striker Pero Pejić was nominated for the 2014 award after becoming the first foreign player to win the golden boot for the 2013–14 season.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Club Ref
2003 Lorik Cana France Paris Saint-Germain
2004 Fatmir Vata Germany Arminia Bielefeld [2][3]
2006 Nevil Dede Albania Elbasani
Albania Tirana
[4]
2009 Elis Bakaj Albania Dinamo Tirana [5]
2010 Elis Bakaj Albania Dinamo Tirana [5]
2011 Armando Vajushi Albania Vllaznia Shkoder [6]
2012 Orges Shehi Albania Skënderbeu Korçë [7]
2013 Daniel Xhafaj Albania Teuta Durrës [8]
2014 Alban Hoxha Albania Partizani Tirana [9]
2015 Sabien Lilaj Albania Skënderbeu Korçë [10]
2016 Hamdi Salihi Albania Skënderbeu Korçë [11]
2017 Sabien Lilaj Albania Skënderbeu Korçë [12]

Number of awards per player[edit]

Player Number Years
Elis Bakaj 2 2009, 2010
Sabien Lilaj 2 2015, 2017
Lorik Cana 1 2003
Fatmir Vata 1 2004
Nevil Dede 1 2006
Armando Vajushi 1 2011
Orges Shehi 1 2012
Daniel Xhafa 1 2013
Alban Hoxha 1 2014
Hamdi Salihi 1 2016

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U shpall "Lojtari i Vitit", Lilaj ka një mesazh për Skënderbeun!" [Was announced “Player of the Year”, Lilaj has a message for Skënderbeu!] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "WSV verpflichtet Fatmir Vata". Westdeutsche Zeitung (in German). 27 August 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Der Fußball lässt ihn nicht los". Westfalen-Blatt (in German). 9 September 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lojtari me I mire I vitit 2006" [Best Player of 2006]. shqiperia.com (in Albanian). Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Elis Bakaj, lojtari më i mirë i vitit 2010" [Elis Bakaj, best player of the year 2010] (in Albanian). Yllpress.com. 28 December 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Shqipëri, Armando Vajushi, "Lojtari i Vitit 2011"" [Albania, Armando Vajushi, “Player of the Year 2011”] (in Albanian). Lajmeshqip.com. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Orges Shehi shpallet "Lojtari i Vitit 2012″ (foto)" [Orges Shehi named “Player of the Year 2012” (photo)] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 22 December 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Jorgis Memo (24 December 2013). "D.Xhafaj, "Topi i Artë" i Kategorisë Superiore" [D.Xhafaj, “Golden Ball” of Albanian Superliga] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. Retrieved 21 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Alban Hoxha "Lojtari i Vitit 2014". Kapiteni merr më shumë vota nga të gjithë" [Alban Hoxha “Player of the Year 2014”. The captain get more votes from all] (in Albanian). Panorama Sport. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  10. ^ "Sabien Lilaj "Lojtari më i mirë i vitit 2015"" [Sabien Lilaj "Best player of 2015"] (in Albanian). Sport.albeu.com. 19 December 2015. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  11. ^ Eduard Ilnica (19 December 2016). "Hamdi Salihi zgjidhet lojtari i vitit" [Hamdi Salihi chosen player of the year] (in Albanian). Telesport.al. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sabjen Lilaj shpallet lojtari i vitit" [Sabien Lilaj announced player of the year] (in Albanian). Kfskenderbeu.al. 22 December 2017. Retrieved 23 December 2017.