Albanian Third Division

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Albanian Third Division
Logo of the Albanian Third Division
Country Albania Albania
Confederation UEFA
Founded 1930
Number of teams 19
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to Albanian Second Division
Domestic cup(s) Albanian Cup
Current champions KF Skënderbeu Korçë B
(2015–16)
Most championships Bylis Ballsh(2)
Website Official
2016–17

Kategoria e Tretë is the fourth and lowest professional level of football in Albania. In the 2015-16 season, Kategoria e Tretë had 19 teams participating, which were divided into 2 groups.[1][2][3] Before the start of 2016-17 season, many teams withdrew, which was mainly due to financial problems. The competition format changed and now has 10 teams playing in a single league structure. The winner and the runner-up are automatically promoted to the Albanian Second Division and the third and fourth placed teams qualify for the play-offs against the teams ranked 11th from the A & B groups of the Albanian Second Division. Teams ranked in last spot will not be relegated to a lower level, but can try again next season for promotion, or an improved ranking.

Participating teams in 2016–17[edit]

Team City/Zone
AAS Shkodër Shkodër
Flamurtari Vlorë B Vlorë
Internacionale Tirana FC Tirana
Klosi Klos, Dibër
Mirdita Mirditë
Olimpic CF Tirana
Sopoti Librazhd B Librazhd
KF Spartaku Tiranë Tirana
Shkëndija Tiranë Tirana
Zoja e Këshillit të Mirë Tirana

Champions[edit]

Year Champions Runners-up Leading goalscorer (Club) Goals
2003–04 Tërbuni Pukë Butrinti Saranda N/A N/A
2004–05 KF Këlcyra Domosdova Përrenjas N/A N/A
2005–06 Olimpiku Plug Olimpiku Tirana N/A N/A
2006–07 Alfavita Shengjin KF Vlora N/A N/A
2007–08 Bylis Ballsh N/A N/A N/A
2008–09 KF Laçi N/A N/A N/A
2009–10 Bylis Ballsh N/A N/A N/A
2010–11 KS Pogradeci N/A N/A N/A
2011–12 FK Vora[4] FK Farka N/A N/A
2012–13 Partizani Tirana B KF Oriku N/A N/A
2013–14 KF Tirana B Teuta Durrës B N/A N/A
2014–15 FC Kevitan FC Internacional Tirana N/A N/A
2015–16 KF Skënderbeu Korçë B Kukësi B N/A N/A

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