2017–18 Kategoria e Parë

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The 2017–18 Albanian First Division was the 70th official season of the Albanian football second division since its establishment. The season began on 16 September 2017 and ended on 16 May 2018. There were 20 teams competing this season, split in 2 groups, each with 10 teams. The top 5 teams from each group qualified to the promotion round, while the last teams qualified to the relegation round. The 2 winners of the qualification round gained promotion to the 2018–19 Kategoria Superiore, and played the division's final against each other. Kastrioti and Tirana were promoted to the 2018–19 Kategoria Superiore. Naftëtari, Shkumbini, Tërbuni, Vllaznia B were relegated to the 2018−19 Albanian Second Division. Tirana won their first Albanian First Division title on 16 May 2018 after beating Kastrioti in the final match.

Albanian First Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsTirana
1st title
PromotedKastrioti
Tirana
RelegatedNaftëtari
Shkumbini
Tërbuni
Vllaznia B
Matches played261
Goals scored577 (2.21 per match)
Top goalscorerAlbi Çekiçi
(17 goals)
Biggest home winTirana 6−0 Pogradeci
(17 December 2017)
Biggest away winShkumbini 0–6 Tirana
(14 October 2017)
Highest scoringTurbina 5–3 Iliria
(12 May 2018)
Longest winning run6 matches
Tirana
Longest unbeaten run19 matches
Tirana
Longest winless run11 matches
Besa
Longest losing run5 matches
Besa
Naftëtari
Tërbuni

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

From First DivisionEdit

Promoted to Kategoria Superiore:

Relegated to Albanian Second Division:

To First DivisionEdit

Relegated from Kategoria Superiore:

Promoted from Albanian Second Division:

LocationsEdit

2017–18 Group A Albanian First Division teams.
2017–18 Group B Albanian First Division teams.

Stadia by capacity and locationsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Besa Kavajë Besa Stadium 8,000
Besëlidhja Lezhë Brian Filipi Stadium 5,000
Dinamo Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 9,600
KS Burreli Burrel Liri Ballabani Stadium 2,500
KF Erzeni Shijak Tofik Jashari Stadium 4,000
Egnatia Rrogozhinë Egnatia Stadium 4,000
KF Korabi Peshkopi Korabi Stadium 6,000
Kastrioti Krujë Kastrioti Stadium 8,400
KF Tërbuni Pukë Ismail Xhemali Stadium 1,950
Vllaznia B Shkodër Reshit Rusi Stadium 1,200

Group BEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Apolonia Fier Loni Papuçiu Stadium 6,800
Bylis Ballsh Adush Muça Stadium 5,200
KS Iliria Fushë-Krujë Redi Maloku Stadium 3,000
FK Shënkolli Shënkoll Kastrioti Stadium 8,400
KS Pogradeci Pogradec Gjorgji Kyçyku Stadium 10,700
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 5,000
Naftëtari Kuçovë Stadiumi Bashkim Sulejmani 5,000
KF Tirana Tirana Selman Stërmasi Stadium 9,500
Tomori Berat Tomori Stadium 14,750
Turbina Cërrik Nexhip Trungu Stadium 6,600

Source:[1]

First phaseEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Kastrioti 18 14 2 2 24 7 +17 44 Qualification to the Promotion round
2 Egnatia 18 8 5 5 18 11 +7 29
3 Erzeni 18 7 5 6 22 20 +2 26
4 Besëlidhja 18 7 3 8 19 16 +3 24
5 Dinamo Tirana 18 6 6 6 10 12 −2 24
6 Korabi 18 6 5 7 18 20 −2 23 Qualification to the Relegation round
7 Besa 18 6 3 9 15 21 −6 21
8 Tërbuni 18 5 5 8 16 23 −7 20
9 Burreli 18 5 4 9 12 18 −6 19
10 Vllaznia B 18 5 4 9 10 16 −6 19
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Tirana 18 14 3 1 46 6 +40 45 Qualification to the Promotion round
2 Bylis 18 12 5 1 34 13 +21 41
3 Apolonia 18 9 4 5 31 19 +12 31
4 Pogradeci 18 8 3 7 23 24 −1 27
5 Tomori 18 8 2 8 23 20 +3 26
6 Iliria 18 8 1 9 19 21 −2 25 Qualification to the Relegation round
7 Shënkolli 18 7 2 9 21 31 −10 23
8 Turbina 18 4 3 11 19 33 −14 15
9 Shkumbini 18 4 3 11 9 29 −20 15
10 Naftëtari 18 2 2 14 13 42 −29 8
Source: Soccerway
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Second phaseEdit

Promotion roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Kastrioti 8 5 2 1 39 13 +26 39 Promotion to 2018–19 Kategoria Superiore
2 Egnatia 8 5 0 3 31 22 +9 30
3 Erzeni 8 5 0 3 34 30 +4 28
4 Besëlidhja 8 2 2 4 25 26 −1 20
5 Dinamo Tirana 8 0 2 6 14 25 −11 14
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1 Tirana (C) 8 7 1 0 66 13 +53 42 Promotion to 2018–19 Kategoria Superiore
2 Bylis 8 2 2 4 43 24 +19 29
3 Apolonia 8 2 2 4 38 30 +8 24
4 Tomori 8 2 3 3 34 33 +1 22
5 Pogradeci 8 2 2 4 33 39 −6 22
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(C) Champion

Relegation roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
6 Korabi 8 3 2 3 28 30 −2 23
7 Burreli 8 3 3 2 20 24 −4 22
8 Besa 8 3 2 3 28 34 −6 22
9 Vllaznia B[a] (R) 8 3 2 3 20 27 −7 21 Relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
10 Tërbuni (R) 8 2 3 3 21 29 −8 19
Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Vllaznia B was automatically relegated to the 2018−19 Albanian Second Division, after the relegation of the main team to the Albanian First Division.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
6 Iliria 8 3 1 4 33 35 −2 23
7 Shënkolli 8 3 1 4 36 50 −14 22
8 Turbina 8 4 1 3 36 49 −13 21
9 Shkumbini (R) 8 3 2 3 21 39 −18 16 Play-out relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
10 Naftëtari (R) 8 3 3 2 23 51 −28 16 Relegation to 2018–19 Albanian Second Division
Source: [4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored; 4) head-to-head points; 5) head-to-head goal difference; 6) draw. (Head-to-head record is applied for clubs with the same number of points only once all matches between said clubs have been played.)
(R) Relegated

FinalEdit

Tirana2−0Kastrioti
Greca   64'71'
Referee: Enea Jorgji

Relegation play-offsEdit

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

As of 16 May 2018[2]

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Albi Çekiçi Pogradeci 17
2   Ruben Danaj Shënkolli 16
3   Bedri Greca Tirana 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Besar Bozgo (24 June 2017). "Aleancat, FSHF ndryshon ndarjen e skuadrave në Kategorinë e Parë. Tirana vendoset në grupin e "lehtë"" (in Albanian). Panorama-Sport. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Albanian First Division statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 November 2017.