2009–10 Kategoria Superiore
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.
18th Albanian title
|Goals scored||448 (2.26 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Daniel Xhafaj (18 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Dinamo 4–0 Gramozi|
Shkumbini 4–0 Dinamo
|Biggest away win||Flamurtari 0–3 Dinamo|
Flamurtari 0–3 Teuta
|Highest scoring||Besa 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.
Stadia and last seasonEdit
|Apolonia||Fier||Loni Papuçiu Stadium||6,000||8th|
|Dinamo||Tirana||Selman Stërmasi Stadium[note 1]||10,000||3rd|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|9||Kastrioti[c] (O)||33||13||6||14||33||35||−2||42[d]||Qualification for the relegation play-offs|
|11||Apolonia (R)||33||10||8||15||36||43||−7||38||Relegation to the Kategoria e Parë|
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.
- Besa qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2009–10 Albanian Cup.
- Shkumbini ahead of Teuta on head-to-head record; Shkumbini–Teuta 4–1, Teuta–Shkumbini 1–0, Shkumbini–Teuta 1–0.
- Kastrioti were deducted three points because their players voluntarily left the pitch before the end of the match.
- Kastrioti ahead of Skënderbeu on head-to-head record; Kastrioti–Skënderbeu 2–1, Skënderbeu–Kastrioti 0–1, Kastrioti–Skënderbeu 1–2.
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.
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.
|5||Marko dos Santos||Gramozi||11|
- First goal of the season: Robert Alviž for Flamurtari Vlorë against KF Tirana, 11 minutes (23 August 2009).
- Fastest goal in a match: 1 minute – Daniel Xhafaj for Besa Kavajë against Vllaznia Shkodër (29 November 2009).
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: 90+3 minutes
- First own goal of the season: Shpëtim Moçka (Flamurtari Vlorë) for Teuta Durrës, 24 minutes (19 September 2009).
- First penalty kick of the season: 37 minutes – Devis Mema for Flamurtari Vlorë against KF Tirana (23 August 2009).
- Widest winning margin: 4 goals
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- "Vllaznia 2-3 Besa". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 29 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Vllaznia 1-0 Apolonia". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 30 August 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009.
- "Apolonia 2-3 Kastrioti". Footballdatabase. Footballdatabase.eu. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Kastrioti 1-1 Flamurtari". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Flamurtari 0-3 Teuta". Footalldatabase. Footalldatabase.eu. 19 September 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- "Dinamo 4-0 Gramozi Ersekë". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 31 October 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- "Shkumbini 4-0 Dinamo". Soccerway. Soccerway.com. 19 December 2009. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
- Official website (in Albanian)