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The 2011–12 Albanian Superliga was the 73rd official season, or 76th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of WW2) and the fourteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 10 September 2011 and ended on 12 May 2012. The defending champions were Skënderbeu, who won their second Albanian league championship last season and third in their history.

Albanian Superliga
Season2011–12
ChampionsSkënderbeu
3rd Albanian title
RelegatedKamza (via play-off)
Pogradeci
Dinamo
Champions LeagueSkënderbeu
Europa LeagueTeuta
Tirana
Flamurtari
Matches played108
Goals scored274 (2.54 per match)
Top goalscorerRoland Dervishi
(20 goals)
Biggest home winFlamurtari 5–0 Shkumbini
Biggest away winApolonia 1–5 Skënderbeu
Highest scoringShkumbini 6–2 Tomori

The size of the league was expanded from twelve to fourteen teams this season.[1]

Contents

TeamsEdit

Besa Kavajë and Elbasani finished the 2010–11 season in 11th and 12th place and were relegated to the Albanian First Division. Taking their places were the champions of the 2010–11 First Division competition, Pogradeci, and the runners-up, Tomori.

In addition, because the league expanded to 14 clubs this season, the third- and fourth-placed clubs of last season's First Division were also promoted to this competition automatically. These clubs were Kamza and Apolonia Fier.

Finally, two more spots in this competition were available via a promotion-relegation playoff between the 9th and 10th place finishers of last season's Superliga, Shkumbini Peqin and Dinamo Tirana, and the 5th and 6th place finishers of last season's First Division, Besëlidhja Lezhë and Adriatiku Mamurras. Shkumbini Peqin defeated Adriatiku Mamurrasi 1–0 after extra time and Dinamo Tirana defeated Besëlidhja Lezhë 4–1, so both Superliga teams retained their spots in the league for this season.

Stadia and last seasonEdit

Locations of the 2011–12 Albanian Superliga teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity[2] Last season
Apolonia Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 12,000 First Division
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 9,500 6th
Dinamo Tiranë Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500 10th
Flamurtari Vlorë Flamurtari Stadium 13,000 2nd
Kamza Kamëz Kamëz Stadium 5,000 First Division
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 10,000 8th
Laçi Laç Laçi Stadium 5,000 4th
Pogradeci Pogradec Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium 8,000 First Division
Skënderbeu Korçë Skënderbeu Stadium 12,000 Champions
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 5,000 9th
Teuta Durrës Niko Dovana Stadium 13,000 7th
Tirana Tiranë Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500 5th
Tomori Berat Tomori Stadium 14,500 First Division
Vllaznia Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 3rd

Personnel and sponsoringEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Flamurtari   Shkëlqim Muça   Artan Sakaj Legea Brunes Hidrosanitare
KF Laci   Nevil Dede   Sajmir Kastrati Sportika Top Sport
Teuta Durrës   Hasan Lika   Arian Sheta Legea
Skënderbeu Korçë   Stanislav Levy   Bledi Shkëmbi Legea Ama Cafè
Kastrioti Krujë   Ramadan Ndreu   Fatmir Caca Adidas
KF Tirana   Julián Rubio[3]   Elvis Sina Legea BPP Group
Vllaznia Shkodër   Rudi Vata   Dritan Smajlaj Legea Hotel Colosseo

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced by Date of appointment
KF Tirana   Mišo Krstičević[4] Sacked 19-05-2011 Pre season   Julián Rubio[5] 20-06-2011
Vllaznia Shkodër   Mirel Josa Sacked 31-10-2011 6.   Rudi Vata 3-11-2011
Skënderbeu Korçë   Shpetim Duro Sacked 4-10-2011 7.   Stanislav Levy 10-10-2011

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skënderbeu (C) 26 17 6 3 45 16 +29 57 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Teuta 26 17 5 4 33 18 +15 56 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
3 Tirana 26 16 5 5 33 21 +12 53
4 Flamurtari 26 13 7 6 42 20 +22 46
5 Kastrioti 26 11 5 10 37 30 +7 38
6 Bylis 26 9 8 9 40 37 +3 35[b]
7 Vllaznia 26 10 5 11 39 33 +6 35[b]
8 Laçi[c] 26 11 7 8 26 28 −2 34
9 Shkumbini 26 8 7 11 37 45 −8 31
10 Tomori (O) 26 8 4 14 36 47 −11 28 Qualification for the relegation play-offs
11 Kamza (R) 26 7 6 13 22 32 −10 27
12 Apolonia (O) 26 5 6 15 27 46 −19 21
13 Pogradeci[d] (R) 26 6 4 16 25 47 −22 19 Relegation to the Albanian First Division
14 Dinamo Tirana[e] (R) 26 3 7 16 19 41 −22 13
Source: Albanian Football Association (in Albanian), 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. ^ Tirana qualified for the Europa League first qualifying round by winning the 2011–12 Albanian Cup. Since they finished third in the league, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the Europa League.
  2. ^ a b Bylis Ballsh ahead of Vllaznia Shkodër on head-to-head record; Bylis–Vllaznia 1–0, Vllaznia–Bylis 3–3.
  3. ^ Laçi were deducted six points for crowd trouble.[6]
  4. ^ Pogradeci were deducted three points for crowd trouble.[7]
  5. ^ Dinamo Tirana were deducted three points for not paying Dario Bodrušić.[8]

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Skënderbeu71161110978743333322111121111
Teuta61211111111111233333212222
Tirana105422222322222111222333333
Flamurtari Vlorë56563333455554445554444444
Kastrioti Kruje13954444234445554445555555
Bylis Ballsh22136810119610766676777676796
Vllaznia383881187689688867666867867
Laçi11131310555657611111010910999998678
Shkumbini1341177691011118977788888789989
Tomori71281213131313131313131212111211111010101010101010
Kamza9710131276589111091112109101111111111111111
Apolonia Fier49749121112121212121313131313131313131313131312
Pogradeci1410129111012910107810991112121212121212121213
Dinamo1214141414141414141414141414141414141414141414141414

Relegation playoffsEdit

The 10th-, 11th- and 12th-placed Superliga teams competed against the third-, fourth- and fifth-placed First Division sides in single match relegation playoffs.

Kamza0 – 2Besa Kavajë
Report Rroshi   18'
Mihani   75'
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Laver Alla

Tomori0 – 0Besëlidhja
Report
Penalties
3 – 2
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Emirjon Simo

Apolonia Fier3 – 0Lushnja
Ribaj   27'70'
Gerxho   85'
Report
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Lorenc Jemini

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] APO BYL DIN FLA KAM KAS LAÇ POG SKË SHK TEU TIR TOM VLL
Apolonia Fier 2–1 2–0 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–3 1–5 1–1 0–1 1–2 6–5 1–4
Bylis Ballsh 2–1 3–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 5–2 0–0 1–0 4–2 1–0
Dinamo Tirana 3–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 2–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 3–2 4–1 0–3
Flamurtari Vlorë 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0
Kamza 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–1 1–0
Kastrioti Krujë 2–0 4–2 1–0 1–1 3–2 0–1 4–0 1–2 0–1 1–2 2–3 3–1 2–1
Laçi 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
Pogradeci 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–3 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1
Skënderbeu Korçë 2–0 3–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 1–0 3–0 3–0 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 2–1
Shkumbini Peqin 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–3 3–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 2–4 1–2 3–2 6–2 2–1
Teuta Durrës 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 5–3 0–0 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1
Tirana 1–0 3–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0
Tomori 2–0 2–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 2–1 0–1 4–1 2–4 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–0
Vllaznia Shkodër 1–0 3–3 2–1 2–1 4–0 2–4 3–1 1–0 0–2 4–4 3–1 2–2 0–0

Updated to games played on 1 April 2012.
Source: soccerway.com
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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