2017–18 Kategoria e Dytë

The 2017–18 Albanian Second Division was the 47th official season of the Albanian football third division since its establishment. There were 28 teams competing this season, split in 2 groups, each with 14 teams. The winners of the groups played the league's final against each other and also gained promotion to the 2018-19 Albanian First Division. The runners-up qualified to the play-off round which they played against the 9th ranked teams in the 2017-18 Albanian First Division. Elbasani, Oriku, Veleçiku and Vora were promoted to the 2018-19 Albanian First Division. Domozdova was relegated to the 2018-19 Albanian Third Division. Vora won their first Albanian Second Division title after beating Elbasani in the final match.

Albanian Second Division
Season2017–18
ChampionsVora
1st title
PromotedElbasani
Oriku
Veleçiku
Vora
RelegatedDomozdova
Matches played322
Goals scored1,086 (3.37 per match)
Biggest home winSopoti 9−2 Ada
(22 April 2018)
Biggest away winKevitan 0–7 Partizani B
(13 May 2018)
Highest scoringSkrapari 6−5 Delvina
(6 May 2018)
Sopoti 9−2 Ada Velipojë
(22 April 2018)
Longest winning run10 matches
Albpetrol
Longest unbeaten run26 matches
Elbasani
Longest winless run11 matches
Kevitan
Longest losing run11 matches
Kevitan

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

From Second DivisionEdit

Promoted to Albanian First Division:

To Second DivisionEdit

Relegated from Albanian First Division:

Promoted from Albanian Third Division:

LocationsEdit

2017–18 Group B Albanian Second Division teams.

Stadia by capacity and locationsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Luzi 2008 Luz i Vogël Luz i Vogël Stadium 600
FK Vora Vorë Vorë Sports Field 1,000
KF Tirana B Tirana Skënder Halili Complex 200
Partizani B Tirana National Sports Centre 50
KS Veleçiku Koplik Kompleksi Vellezërit Duli 2,000
KF Gramshi Gramsh Mislim Koçi Stadium 1,500
FC Internacional Tirana Tirana Internacional Complex 1,000
Ada Velipojë Adriatik Velipojë 1,200
FK Kukësi B Kukës Zeqir Ymeri Stadium 5,000
FC Kevitan Tirana Kevitan Complex 500
Adriatiku Mamurras Mamurras Stadium 1,000
FC Klosi Klos Klos Stadium 1,000
Spartaku Tirana Stadiumi "Marko Bocari" 2,500
Sopoti Librazhd Sopoti Stadium 3,000

[1]

Group BEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
KF Oriku Orikum Petro Ruci Stadium 2,000
KS Delvina Delvinë Panajot Pano Stadium 2,500
Devolli Bilisht Bilisht Stadium 1,050
KF Këlcyra Këlcyrë Fusha Sportive Këlcyrë 1,000
KF Butrinti Sarandë Butrinti Stadium 5,000
KF Maliqi Maliq Fusha Sportive Maliq 400
KF Memaliaj Memaliaj Karafil Caushi Stadium 1,500
Domozdova Prrenjas Stadiumi Domozdova 1,000
KF Përmeti Përmet Durim Qypi Stadium 4,000
FK Tepelena Tepelenë Sabaudin Shehu Stadium 2,000
FK Skrapari Çorovodë Skrapar Sports Field 1,500
KS Gramozi Ersekë Gramozi Stadium 7,000
KF Albpetrol Patos Alush Noga Stadium 2,150
KF Elbasani Elbasan Elbasan Arena 12,800

Source:[2]

League standingsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Vora (C, P) 24 21 1 2 69 20 +49 64 Promotion to 2018–19 Albanian First Division
2 Veleçiku (P) 24 20 1 3 62 14 +48 61 Play-off promotion to 2018–19 Albanian First Division
3 Klosi 24 17 1 6 47 28 +19 52
4 Spartaku 24 12 2 10 55 40 +15 38
5 Partizani B 24 9 8 7 43 31 +12 35
6 Luzi 2008 24 10 5 9 35 28 +7 35
7 Gramshi 24 10 2 12 36 39 −3 32
8 Tirana B 24 8 7 9 36 35 +1 31
9 Internacional Tirana 24 9 1 14 32 47 −15 28
10 Sopoti 24 6 5 13 35 44 −9 23
11 Kukësi B 24 6 4 14 39 56 −17 22
12 Ada 24 6 1 17 31 78 −47 19
13 Kevitan 24 2 2 20 24 84 −60 8
14 Adriatiku[a] (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −3 Relegation to 2019 Albanian Third Division
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.)
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Adriatiku were dissolved during the season and withdrew from the league. They were also deducted 3 points.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Elbasani (P) 26 21 5 0 61 14 +47 68 Promotion to 2018–19 Albanian First Division
2 Oriku[a] (P) 26 21 3 2 57 17 +40 66
3 Albpetrol 26 20 2 4 61 16 +45 62
4 Devolli 26 12 5 9 51 33 +18 41
5 Delvina 26 12 2 12 54 44 +10 38
6 Butrinti 26 10 5 11 44 34 +10 35
7 Maliqi 26 10 4 12 43 45 −2 34
8 Këlcyra 26 10 2 14 35 40 −5 32
9 Skrapari 26 10 2 14 40 75 −35 32
10 Tepelena 26 9 1 16 31 46 −15 28
11 Memaliaj 26 8 1 17 20 56 −36 25
12 Gramozi 26 7 3 16 26 38 −12 24
13 Përmeti 26 8 0 18 32 57 −25 24
14 Domozdova (R) 26 6 1 19 24 64 −40 19 Relegation to 2019 Albanian Third Division
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.)
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ Oriku replaced Vllaznia B in the Albanian First Division after their automatic relegation.

FinalEdit

Elbasani2−5Vora
Kotorri   60' (pen.)
Dishani   79'
Sejdini   9'25'
Ferraj   52'76'
Lacka   86'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Group A table
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-09-27. Retrieved 2017-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)