1948 Albanian National Championship

The 1948 Albanian National Championship was the eleventh season of the Albanian National Championship, the top professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1930.

Albanian National Championship
Season1948
ChampionsPartizani
1947
1949

OverviewEdit

It was contested by 14 teams, and Partizani won the championship.

Regular seasonEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification PAR VLL 17N YIK BES DIN
1 Partizani (C) 10 8 1 1 34 8 4.250 17 Qualification for the final 1–0 4–1 9–0 6–1 7–0
2 Vllaznia 10 8 1 1 26 7 3.714 17 4–1 1–0 2–0 6–0 4–1
3 17 Nëntori 9 4 2 3 9 9 1.000 10 1–2 0–0 1–0 3–1 1–0
4 Ylli i Kuq Durrës 9 3 2 4 12 16 0.750 8 1–1 1–2 0–0 6–1 1–0
5 Besa 9 0 1 8 7 33 0.212 1 0–1 2–5 1–2 0–3 1–1
6 Dinamo Korça 7 0 1 6 6 33 0.182 1 0–2 1–2
Source: rsssf.com
(C) Champion

Note: '17 Nëntori' is SK Tirana, 'Ylli i Kuq Durrës' is KS Teuta Durrës and 'Dinamo Korça' is Skënderbeu

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts Qualification or relegation FLA BAS APO SHQ 8NË TRA TOM SPA
1 Flamurtari 14 8 4 2 47 19 2.474 20 Qualification for the final 1–1 6–2 5–0 5–1 5–1 5–3 9–0
2 Bashkimi Elbasanas 14 7 5 2 34 15 2.267 19 1–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 6–1 3–3 6–0
3 Apolonia 14 7 5 2 31 20 1.550 19 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–1 4–1 4–0 2–0
4 Shqiponja (R) 14 6 4 4 31 23 1.348 16 Relegation to the 1949 Kategoria e Dytë 4–1 1–1 0–1 2–2 3–1 3–0 7–0
5 8 Nëntori 14 5 5 4 23 25 0.920 15 1–4 2–0 0–0 2–2 0–0 5–1 4–2
6 Traktori (R) 14 4 2 8 22 34 0.647 10 Relegation to the 1949 Kategoria e Dytë 2–2 0–1 2–4 1–3 2–0 2–1 5–2
7 Tomori (R) 14 3 3 8 18 32 0.563 9 0–0 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 3–1
8 Spartak Kuçova (R) 14 1 2 11 17 55 0.309 4 1–2 1–4 3–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 2–2
Source: rsssf.com
(R) Relegated

Note: 'Bashkimi Elbasanas' is KS Elbasani, 'Shqiponja' is Luftëtari, '8 Nëntori' is Erzeni, 'Traktori' is KS Lushnja and 'Spartak Kuçova' is Naftëtari

FinalEdit

Partizani6–2Flamurtari
Biçaku   25'
Gjinali   29', 43', 56', 72'
Shaqiri   74'
Bezhani   8'
Daija   88'

Interrupted Championship 1948-49Edit

In 1948 the AFA decided to employ a new formula for the championship, according to the 'western' calendar. For the first time in history, Albania's championship style would be compared to that of Western European countries, from autumn 1948-spring 1949;[1] but on 31 March 1949, the Federata Sportive Shqiptare (Albanian Sports Federation) annulled the 1948-49 season under Soviet pressure.[2] After disassociating itself from all Soviet influences (3 December 1961), Albania started a fall/spring season from 1962/63 on.

Table at abandonment:

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GR Pts
1 Partizani 6 5 1 0 26 2 13.000 11
2 Tirana 6 4 1 1 10 4 2.500 9
3 Shkodra 5 4 0 1 21 1 21.000 8
4 Durrësi 6 3 1 2 8 7 1.143 7
5 Kavaja 5 1 1 3 10 11 0.909 3
6 Korça 4 1 0 3 7 10 0.700 2
7 Elbasani 6 0 2 4 5 27 0.185 2
8 Vlora 6 0 2 4 2 27 0.074 2

NB: apart from the last round, the matches Korça vs Kavaja and Korça vs Shkodra were not played.

All the police (Dinamo) and trade union (Spartaku) clubs changed their name to simply the town name, apart from Partizani and Dinamo Tirana.

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