2012–13 Kategoria Superiore

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The 2012–13 Kategoria Superiore was the 74th official season, or 77th season of top-tier football in Albania (including three unofficial championships of the World War II) and the fifteenth season under the name Kategoria superiore. The season began on 25 August 2012 and ended on 11 May 2013. Skënderbeu Korçë were the defending champions retained their title, winning their fourth Albanian league championship.[citation needed]

Kategoria Superiore
Season2012–13
ChampionsSkënderbeu
4th Albanian title
RelegatedShkumbini
Tomori
Luftëtari
Apolonia
Champions LeagueSkënderbeu
Europa LeagueKukësi
Teuta
Laçi
Matches played182
Goals scored433 (2.38 per match)
Top goalscorerMigen Memelli
(19 goals)
Biggest home winKukësi 6–1 Flamurtari
(27 April 2013)
Biggest away winApolonia 0–3 Luftëtari
(29 September 2012)
Shkumbini 0–3 Flamurtari
(2 March 2013)
Tirana 3–6 Flamurtari
(16 March 2013)
Tomori 2–5 Kukësi
(17 March 2013)
Kastrioti 0–3 Tirana
(31 March 2013)
Luftëtari 0–3 Laçi
(12 April 2013)
Kastrioti 0–3 Kukësi
(4 May 2013)
Highest scoringTirana 3–6 Flamurtari
(16 March 2013)

Promotion and relegationEdit

Pogradeci and Dinamo Tirana were directly relegated to the Kategoria e Parë after finishing 13th and 14th in the previous year's standings. They are replaced by Kategoria e Parë champions Luftëtari Gjirokastër and runners-up Kukësi.

The 10th placed Tomori Berat, 11th placed Kamza and 12th placed Apolonia Fier had to compete in single-match relegation play-offs. Kamza were relegated after were lost 2–0 against Kategoria e Parë fourth-placed club Besa Kavajë, while Tomori and Apolonia Fier were retained their place in the league. Tomori won the match against Kategoria e Parë fifth-placed club Besëlidhja Lezhë after a penalty shoot-out and Apolonia Fier were defeated a Kategoria e Parë third-placed club Lushnja 3–0.

TeamsEdit

Stadia and last seasonEdit

Locations of the 2012–13 Kategoria Superiore teams
Team Location Stadium Capacity Last season
Apolonia Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 6,800 12th
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 9,000 Kategoria e Parë
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 5,200 6th
Flamurtari Vlorë Flamurtari Stadium 9,500 4th
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 10,000 5th
Kukësi Kukës Zeqir Ymeri Stadium 10,000 Kategoria e Parë
Laçi Laç Laçi Stadium 11,000 8th
Luftëtari Gjirokastër Subi Bakiri Stadium 8,500 Kategoria e Parë
Skënderbeu Korçë Skënderbeu Stadium 12,000 Champions
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 5,000 9th
Teuta Durrës Niko Dovana Stadium 13,000 2nd
Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 12,500 3rd
Tomori Berat Tomori Stadium 14,450 10th
Vllaznia Shkodër Loro Boriçi Stadium 16,000 7th

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Skënderbeu (C) 26 18 4 4 43 14 +29 58 Qualification for the Champions League second qualifying round
2 Kukësi 26 15 7 4 49 25 +24 52 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round
3 Teuta 26 14 6 6 32 24 +8 48
4 Flamurtari 26 13 7 6 49 33 +16 46
5 Tirana 26 12 7 7 30 23 +7 43
6 Vllaznia 26 11 5 10 30 26 +4 38
7 Laçi 26 11 5 10 32 31 +1 38 Qualification for the Europa League first qualifying round[a]
8 Kastrioti 26 10 4 12 25 35 −10 34
9 Bylis 26 9 6 11 32 29 +3 33
10 Besa 26 8 8 10 23 26 −3 32
11 Shkumbini (R) 26 7 8 11 18 33 −15 29 Relegation to the Kategoria e Parë
12 Tomori (R) 26 4 7 15 30 50 −20 19
13 Luftëtari (R) 26 5 4 17 24 44 −20 19
14 Apolonia (R) 26 1 10 15 16 40 −24 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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526
Skënderbeu11111111111111111111111111
Kukësi1081068555324254545454422222
Teuta279109679642422222222344333
Flamurtari7106810101110998876333333233444
Tirana32222234753533454665565555
Vllaznia1412574442476788786546656776
Laçi96345768535365668887777667
Kastrioti8585688610101010109997778888888
Besa53433323287991010101010101091010999
Bylis6912131311978696477799991099101010
Shkumbini1213111111121212121212121111111111121212111111111111
Tomori1314141414141414141413141414131313131313131313131312
Luftëtari11479791011111111111212121212111111121212121213
Apolonia411131212131313131314131313141414141414141414141414
Source: kicker.de

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away APO BES BYL FLA KAS KUK LAÇ LUF SKË SKU TEU TIR TOM VLL
Apolonia 2–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–3 0–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–2 1–3
Besa 1–1 1–3 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–1 3–0 0–0
Bylis 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–0 3–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 4–1 0–1
Flamurtari 3–1 0–0 3–0 3–0 2–0 0–1 3–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–2 3–1
Kastrioti 4–1 2–0 2–1 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–3 1–0 3–2
Kukësi 1–0 3–0 1–0 6–1 3–1 2–1 0–0 4–3 5–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0
Laçi 1–0 1–1 3–1 1–2 3–0 1–1 3–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 4–3 2–1
Luftëtari 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–3 2–0 1–3 0–3 0–1 1–2 4–1 0–1 2–2 2–1
Skënderbeu 2–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 2–0 4–2 0–1
Shkumbini 0–0 1–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Teuta 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–2 3–0 1–1 3–1 1–0
Tirana 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–6 0–0 1–2 2–1 2–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–0
Tomori 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–2 1–2 2–5 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 4–1 0–1 2–2
Vllaznia 1–1 0–1 1–0 3–3 2–0 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–3 1–0 2–0 2–1 0–1
Source: Albanian Football Association
Legend: 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.

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Migen Memelli Flamurtari 19
2   Lazar Popović Kukësi 16
3   Gjergji Muzaka Flamurtari 12
  Pero Pejić Skënderbeu
5   Solomonson Izuchukwuka Bylis 11
6   Sebino Plaku Skënderbeu 10
  Daniel Xhafaj Teuta
8   Igli Allmuça Kukësi 9
  Gilman Lika Tirana
10   Andi Ribaj Apolonia 8
  Erjon Vucaj Laçi

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date
  Pero Pejić Skënderbeu Korçë Vllaznia Shkodër 1–3 24 August 2012
  Migen Memelli Flamurtari Vlorë Luftëtari Gjirokastër 2–3[1] 27 October 2012
  Solomonson Izuchukwuka Bylis Ballsh Laçi 4–0 28 October 2012
  Migen Memelli Flamurtari Vlorë Bylis Ballsh 3–0[2] 13 February 2013
  Lazar Popović Kukësi Shkumbini Peqin 5–1 30 March 2013

AwardsEdit

Monthly awardsEdit

Month Player of the Month
Player Club Ref
September   Pero Pejić Skënderbeu Korçë
October   Sabien Lilaj Skënderbeu Korçë
November   Gerhard Progni FK Kukësi
February   Migen Memelli Flamurtari Vlorë
March   Gjergji Muzaka Flamurtari Vlorë
April   Gilman Lika KF Tirana

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Skënderbeu marshon i qetë, Pejiç e fut Tiranën në krizë.Tre golat e Memellit kthejnë Flamurtarin". Sporti Shqiptar (in Albanian). 27 October 2012. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Flamurtari shkatërron Bylisin, Memelli tripletë". Sporti Shqiptar (in Albanian). 13 February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 February 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.

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