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The 2010–11 Albanian Superliga was the 72nd official season, or the 75th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of WW2[1]) and the thirteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 21 August 2010 and ended on 16 May 2011.[citation needed] Dinamo Tirana were the defending champions, having won their 18th Albanian championship last season.

Albanian Superliga
Season2010–11
ChampionsSkënderbeu
2nd Albanian title
RelegatedBesa
Elbasani
Champions LeagueSkënderbeu
Europa LeagueFlamurtari
Vllaznia
Tirana
Matches played198
Goals scored516 (2.61 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel Xhafaj (19 goals)
Biggest home winFlamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Biggest away winVllaznia 0–4 Dinamo
Elbasani 0–4 Vllaznia
Highest scoringFlamurtari 8–0 Elbasani
Flamurtari 6–2 Dinamo

The championship was won by Skënderbeu Korçë, with Flamurtari Vlorë and Vllaznia Shkodër finishing second and third, respectively. On the bottom end of the table, Besa Kavajë and Elbasani were directly relegated, while Shkumbini Peqin and Dinamo Tirana had to compete in the relegation playoffs.

TeamsEdit

Apolonia Fier and Gramozi Ersekë were directly relegated to the First Division after finishing 11th and 12th in the previous year's standings. They are replaced by First Division champions Bylis Ballsh and runners-up Elbasani.

9th placed Kastrioti Krujë and 10th placed Skënderbeu Korçë had to compete in single-match relegation play-offs. Kastrioti played against First Division fourth-placed club Lushnja, while Skënderbeu played against First Division third-placed club Kamza. Both Kastrioti and Skënderbeu won their matches 1–0 and retained their places in the league.

Stadia and last seasonEdit

Locations of the 2010–11 Albanian Superliga teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity[2] Last season
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 8,000 2nd
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 6,500 First Division
Dinamo Tirana Qemal Stafa Stadium 19,600 Champions
Elbasani Elbasan Ruzhdi Bizhuta Stadium 13,000 First Division
Flamurtari Vlorë Flamurtari Stadium 8,500 5th
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 8,400[3] 9th
Laçi Laç Laçi Stadium 5,000 4th
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 6,000 7th
Skënderbeu Korçë Skënderbeu Stadium 12,000 10th
Teuta Durrës Niko Dovana Stadium 12,000 8th
Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500 3rd
Vllaznia Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 6th

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Head coach Team captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Besa Kavajë   Gert Haxhiu   Artion Poçi Adidas Dajti Express
Bylls Ballsh   Nikola Ilievski   Amarildo Dimo Sportika Gjanica Sh.A.
Dinamo Tirana   Ilir Daja   Arjan Pisha Sportika Alpet
KF Elbasani   Esad Karišik   Eriol Merxha Legea Kürüm
Flamurtari Vlorë   Gugash Magani   Artan Sakaj Adidas Brunes Hidrosanitare
KS Kastrioti   Ramazan Ndreu   Ylli Shameti Lotto VE
KF Laçi   Stavri Nica   Sajmir Kastrati Sportika Top Sport
Shkumbini Peqin   Agim Canaj   Lorenc Pasha Sportika Yldon
Skënderbeu Korçë   Shkëlqim Muça   Bledi Shkëmbi Adidas Ama Cafè
Teuta Durrës   Edi Martini   Edmond Doçi Legea Abissnet
KF Tirana   Mišo Krstičević   Devi Muka Adidas BPP Group
Vllaznia Shkodër   Mirel Josa   Vioresin Sinani Legea Hotel Colosseo-Shkodër

Managerial changesEdit

The Managerial changes:[4]

Team Outgoing head coach Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming head coach Date of appointment Position in table
KF Tirana   Alban Tafaj End of contract 26 January 2010 Pre-Season   Sulejman Starova 29 March 2010 Pre-Season
KF Tirana   Sulejman Starova Sacked 10 October 2010 6   Nevil Dede 11 October 2010 6
Besa Kavajë   Shpëtim Duro Sacked 29 September 2010 12   Përparim Daiu 21 September 2010 12
Besa Kavajë   Përparim Daiu Sacked 6 November 2010 12   Gert Haxhiu 8 November 2010 12
KF Elbasani   Krenar Alimehmeti Sacked 16th week 12   Esad Karišik 16th week 12
Dinamo Tirana   Luis Manuel Blanco Resigned 25 December 2010 5   Ilir Daja 30 December 2010[5] 5
KF Tirana   Nevil Dede Sacked 6 February 2011[6] 4   Mišo Krstičević 8 February 2011[7] 4

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skënderbeu (C) 33 23 4 6 52 23 +29 73 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Flamurtari[a] 33 22 3 8 62 27 +35 66 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Vllaznia 33 17 8 8 41 27 +14 59
4 Laçi 33 14 5 14 44 44 0 47
5 Tirana 33 11 11 11 42 31 +11 44 Qualification for the Europa League second qualifying round[b]
6 Bylis 33 13 4 16 44 48 −4 43
7 Teuta 33 11 9 13 38 40 −2 42
8 Kastrioti 33 11 9 13 40 47 −7 42
9 Shkumbini (O) 33 12 6 15 43 54 −11 42 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
10 Dinamo Tirana (O) 33 10 9 14 46 50 −4 39
11 Besa (R) 33 10 9 14 35 47 −12 39 Relegation to the Albanian First Division
12 Elbasani[c] (R) 33 4 3 26 30 79 −49 12
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. ^ Flamurtari were deducted three points for leaving a match without finishing it.[8]
  2. ^ Tirana qualified for the Europa League second qualifying round by winning the 2010–11 Albanian Cup.
  3. ^ Elbasani were deducted three points for unpaid salaries to former player Darko Perić.[9]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233
Skënderbeu113233222332222222222222222111111
Flamurtari322122333211111111111111111222222
Vllaznia241575467745543333333333333333333
Laçi836464578886797666666554444555544
Tirana788746685454454454444446555444455
Bylis1011121211121212911101011111010101111111111111010108101010966
Teuta9101010988465676667777899899911979897
Kastrioti4798101010101110999798889108897789897688
Shkumbini59798995467888899987777887778811109
Dinamo Tirana11643111111233355455556656666667710
Besa121211111211119109111112121211111010910101011111110111111101111
Elbasani65565771112121212101011121212121212121212121212121212121212

ResultsEdit

The schedule consisted of three rounds. During the first two rounds, each team played each other once home and away for a total of 22 matches. The pairings of the third round were then 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.

First and second roundEdit

Home \ Away BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SKË SKU TEU TIR VLL
Besa 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–2[a] 2–1 0–0 2–1 0–1
Bylis 3–1 3–1 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 3–2 3–0 1–1 0–0
Dinamo Tirana 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–3 1–3 1–0 1–2 1–2 0–0
Elbasani 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–3 1–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 0–4
Flamurtari 1–0 1–0 3–1 4–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 4–2 1–0 2–1 2–0
Kastrioti 2–1 2–1 1–2 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–0 2–0 3–1 0–0 0–0
Laçi 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Skënderbeu 4–0 2–0 3–2 1–0 1–0 5–1 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0
Shkumbini 2–2 4–2 1–0 3–2 3–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–0
Teuta 1–2 6–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 0–3
Tirana 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–0 0–0 2–0 0–2
Vllaznia 2–1 3–2 0–4 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.
Notes:
  1. ^ This match was awarded 0–2 to Skënderbeu.[citation needed]

Third roundEdit

Key numbers for pairing determination (number marks position after 22 games):

23rd round 24th round 25th round 26th round 27th round 28th round
 1 – 12 11 – 1 1 – 10 9 – 1 1 – 8 7 – 1
 2 – 11 10 – 2 2 – 9 8 – 2 2 – 7 6 – 2
 3 – 10 9 – 3 3 – 8 7 – 3 3 – 6 5 – 3
 4 – 9 8 – 4 4 – 7 6 – 4 4 – 5 4 – 12
 5 – 8 7 – 5 5 – 6 5 – 12 11 – 9 8 – 11
 6 – 7 6 – 12 12 – 11 10 – 11 12 – 10 9 – 10
29th round 30th round 31st round 32nd round 33rd round
 1 – 6 5 – 1 1 – 4 3 – 1 1 – 2
 2 – 5 4 – 2 2 – 3 2 – 12 11 – 3
 3 – 4 3 – 12 11 – 5 4 – 11 10 – 4
11 – 7 6 – 11 10 – 6 5 – 10 9 – 5
10 – 8 7 – 10 9 – 7 6 – 9 8 – 6
12 – 9 8 – 9 12 – 8 7 – 8 12 – 7
Home \ Away BES BYL DIN ELB FLA KAS LAÇ SKË SKU TEU TIR VLL
Besa 2–1 1–0 3–2 0–0 3–2
Bylis 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 2–0
Dinamo Tirana 1–1 3–1 2–3 4–1 0–0 0–0
Elbasani 0–1 0–2 1–2 1–2 2–4
Flamurtari 3–0 6–2 8–0 1–0 1–0 2–1
Kastrioti 2–1 4–3 0–2 3–1 2–0
Laçi 3–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–3
Skënderbeu 3–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 3–0
Shkumbini 2–2 2–1 2–1 2–5 1–0
Teuta 4–2 1–1 3–2 3–1 0–0
Tirana 0–2 6–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 1–2
Vllaznia 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–0 1–1 1–0
Source: soccerway.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Relegation playoffsEdit

The 9th and 10th-place finishers in the league faced the sixth- and fifth-placed teams of the 2010–11 First Division, respectively, in single match relegation playoffs.

All times CEST

Shkumbini1–0 (a.e.t.)Mamurras
Mustafaj   93' Report
Attendance: 500
Referee: Elvis Peza

Besëlidhja1–4Dinamo Tirana
Lika   36' Report Ferraj   38'
Martirena   44'
Allmuça   54'
Vila   64'
Attendance: 800
Referee: Lorenc Jemini

Top scorersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Albanian Superliga#World War Two Championships
  2. ^ "Stadiums in Albania". WorldStadiums.com. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  3. ^ https://int.soccerway.com/teams/albania/ks-kastrioti-kruje/venue/
  4. ^ "Coach changes". albania-sport.com. 28 December 2010. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 28 December 2010.
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Barazimi me Besën, Tirana shkarkon trajnerin Nevil Dede". ikub.al.
  7. ^ Sportishqiptar online. "Miso Krstiçeviç, trajneri i ri i Tiranës". Sporti Shqiptar.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Flamurtari braktis ndeshjen me Vllazninë, Skënderbeu më pranë titullit" (in Albanian). Shekulli.com.al. 4 May 2011. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. ^ "FSHF zyrtarizon: Elbasani −3 pikë nga klasifikimi" (in Albanian). Gazetastart. Retrieved 23 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Kategoria Superiore 2010/2011". Soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 March 2011.

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