2009–10 Kategoria Superiore

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The 2009–10 Kategoria Superiore was the 74th season of top-tier football in Albania and the twelfth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 23 August 2009 and ended on 19 May 2010. Tirana was the defending champions.

Kategoria Superiore
Season2009–10
ChampionsDinamo
18th Albanian title
RelegatedApolonia
Gramozi
Champions LeagueDinamo
Europa LeagueLaçi
Tirana
Besa
Matches played198
Goals scored448 (2.26 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel Xhafaj (18 goals)
Biggest home winDinamo 4–0 Gramozi
Shkumbini 4–0 Dinamo
Biggest away winFlamurtari 0–3 Dinamo
Flamurtari 0–3 Teuta
Highest scoringBesa 6–4 Gramozi

Team changes from last seasonEdit

Lushnja and Elbasani were directly relegated to the Kategoria e Parë after finishing 11th and 12th in the previous year's standings. They were replaced by Kategoria e Parë champions Laçi and runners-up Skënderbeu.

9th placed Bylis and 10th placed Partizani had to compete in single-match relegation play-offs. Both teams were relegated in the process by losing against the third and fourth-placed teams from Kategoria e Parë, Kastrioti and Gramozi.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and last seasonEdit

Locations of the 2009–10 Kategoria Superiore teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity Last season
Apolonia Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 6,000 8th
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 6,000 7th
Dinamo Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium[note 1] 10,000 3rd
Flamurtari Vlorë Flamurtari Stadium 10,000 6th
Gramozi Ersekë Ersekë Stadium 7,000 Kategoria e Parë
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 3,500 Kategoria e Parë
Laçi Laç Laçi Stadium 3,000 Kategoria e Parë
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 4,000 5th
Skënderbeu Korçë Skënderbeu Stadium 7,000 Kategoria e Parë
Teuta Durrës Stadiumi Niko Dovana 10,000 4th
Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 10,000 Champions
Vllaznia Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 14,200 2nd

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Apolonia   Hasan Lika   Mladen Brkić Jako Abissnet
Besa   Shpëtim Duro   Orges Shehi Sportika Banka Popullore
Dinamo Tirana   Shkëlqim Muça   Arjan Pisha Sportika Alpet
Flamurtari   Gugash Magani   Artan Sakaj Sportika IPBet
Gramozi   Agim Canaj   Hyserjon Shupe Legea Taçi Oil
Tirana   Alban Tafaj   Devis Mukaj Lotto Sigal
Kastrioti   Ramazan Ndreu   Ylli Shameti Legea Ardi-2M
Laçi   Stavri Nica   Julian Brahja Sportika Top Sport
Shkumbini   Përparim Daiu   Lorenc Pasha Sportika ALBA Konstruksion
Skënderbeu   Andrea Marko   Edi Çajku Puma Almeco
Teuta   Ylli Shehu   Vangjel Mile Sportika none
Vllaznia   Edi Martini   Armir Grima Jako Primo

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Dinamo Tirana (C) 33 19 4 10 56 42 +14 61 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Besa 33 15 8 10 42 33 +9 53 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[a]
3 Tirana 33 15 7 11 38 32 +6 52 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
4 Laçi 33 14 9 10 35 28 +7 51
5 Flamurtari 33 13 8 12 42 39 +3 47
6 Vllaznia 33 13 7 13 34 39 −5 46
7 Shkumbini 33 13 6 14 33 33 0 45[b]
8 Teuta 33 13 6 14 33 40 −7 45[b]
9 Kastrioti[c] (O) 33 13 6 14 33 35 −2 42[d] Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Skënderbeu (O) 33 11 9 13 41 41 0 42[d]
11 Apolonia (R) 33 10 8 15 36 43 −7 38 Relegation to the Kategoria e Parë
12 Gramozi (R) 33 6 8 19 25 43 −18 26
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) points in head-to-head matches; 3) goal difference in head-to-head matches; 4) goals scored in head-to-head matches; 5) total goal difference; 6) total goals scored; 7) draw
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Besa qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2009–10 Albanian Cup.
  2. ^ a b Shkumbini ahead of Teuta on head-to-head record; Shkumbini–Teuta 4–1, Teuta–Shkumbini 1–0, Shkumbini–Teuta 1–0.
  3. ^ Kastrioti were deducted three points because their players voluntarily left the pitch before the end of the match.[1][2]
  4. ^ a b Kastrioti ahead of Skënderbeu on head-to-head record; Kastrioti–Skënderbeu 2–1, Skënderbeu–Kastrioti 0–1, Kastrioti–Skënderbeu 1–2.

ResultsEdit

The schedule consists of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team plays each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round will then be set according to the standings after the first two rounds, giving every team a third game against each opponent for a total of 33 games per team.

Relegation playoffsEdit

Kastrioti and Skënderbeu finished 9th and 10th, respectively, in the league competition and therefore had to participate in a relegation playoff to keep their spots in the league. Skënderbeu Korçë faced Kamza, who finished third in the First Division and Kastrioti Krujë faced Lushnja, who finished fourth in the First Division.

Skënderbeu1 – 0Kamza
Asllani   3' Report
Referee: Bardhyl Pashaj

Kastrioti1 – 0Lushnja
Abazaj   2' Report
Referee: Albano Janku

Top goalscorersEdit

Source: Soccerway

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Daniel Xhafaj Besa 18
2   Elis Bakaj Dinamo 16
3   Mladen Brkić Apolonia 15
4   Fatjon Sefa Dinamo 13
5   Marko dos Santos Gramozi 11
6   Miliam Guerrib Skënderbeu 10
  Arlind Nora Laçi
8   Oriand Abazaj Kastrioti 8
  Bekim Balaj Vllaznia
  Ilirjan Çaushaj Shkumbini
  Migen Memelli Tirana/Flamurtari
  Gjergji Muzaka Tirana

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Championship-winning squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   ALB Elvis Kotorri
2 DF   ALB Elvis Sina
3 DF   SRB Danilo Nikolic
4 MF   ALB Asion Daja
5 DF   ALB Arjan Pisha (captain)
6 DF   ALB Julian Brahja
7 MF   ALB Nertil Ferraj
8 FW   BIH Nedim Halilović
10 MF   CRO Pëllumb Jusufi
11 FW   ALB Sebino Plaku
12 GK   ALB Alban Hoxha
13 MF   ALB Artion Poci (vice-captain)
14 MF   ALB Igli Allmuça
15 DF   ALB Roland Peqini
16 FW   ALB Fatjon Sefa
17 FW   ALB Rigels Nezaj
19 MF   ALB Elis Bakaj
20 DF   ALB Klevis Bejtja
21 MF   ALB Hetlem Capja
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 DF   CRO Goran Granić
23 DF   SEN Albaye Papa Diop
24 GK   ALB Sulejman Hoxha
25 FW   CRO Frane Petricevic
99 FW   ARG Rubén Cecco
GK   ARG Daniel Alejandro Bertoya
DF   ARG Alejandro Palladino
DF   ALB Eradi Mertiri
DF   CRO Dario Bodrušić
MF   ALB Julian Ahmataj
MF   ARG Agustín González Tapia
MF   ALB Ilirjan Çaushaj
MF   ALB Andi Hasa
MF   ALB Klodian Sulollari
FW   ALB Gers Delia
FW   ARG Mario Antonio Romero
FW   ARG Cristian Andres Campozano
FW   ALB Rigels Nezaj

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dinamo and Tirana all shared the Selman Stërmasi Stadium as well as the Qemal Stafa Stadium.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Java 22, Flamurtari – Kastrioti 1-1" (in Albanian). Albania-Sport.com. 21 February 2010. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b Kastrioti humbet në tavolinë me Flamurtarin Archived 2012-02-25 at the Wayback Machine (in Albanian)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Komisioni i Disiplines: Vendimet Archived 2010-04-07 at the Wayback Machine (in Albanian)
  4. ^ "Disiplina, Skënderbeu fiton me Vllazninë" (in Albanian). albania-sport.com. 21 April 2010. Archived from the original on 2011-08-11. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Tirana 1-3 Flamurtari". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 23 August 2009. Retrieved 23 August 2009.
  6. ^ "Vllaznia 2-3 Besa". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 29 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Vllaznia 1-0 Apolonia". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 30 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Apolonia 2-3 Kastrioti". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  9. ^ "Kastrioti 1-1 Flamurtari". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  10. ^ "Flamurtari 0-3 Teuta". Footalldatabase. Footalldatabase.eu. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
  11. ^ "Dinamo 4-0 Gramozi Ersekë". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  12. ^ "Shkumbini 4-0 Dinamo". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.

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