2020–21 Kategoria e Dytë

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The 2020-21 Kategoria e Dytë was the 49th official season of the Albanian football third division since its establishment. There were 27 teams competing this season, split in 2 groups. The winners of the groups played the league's final against each other and also gained promotion to the 2021-22 Kategoria e Parë. Teams ranked from the 2nd to the 5th position qualified to the play-off round which they played against the 7th ranked teams in the 2020-21 Kategoria e Parë. Butrinti, Maliqi, Shkumbini and Tërbuni were promoted to the 2021–22 Kategoria e Parë. Shkumbini won their second Kategoria e Dytë title after beating Maliqi in the final match.

Kategoria e Dytë
Season2020–21
ChampionsShkumbini
2nd title
PromotedButrinti
Maliqi
Shkumbini
Tërbuni
RelegatedDelvina
Mirdita
Skrapari
Matches played289
Goals scored975 (3.37 per match)
Top goalscorerLedjon Xhymerti
(20 goals)
Biggest home winIliria 10−1 Mirdita
(8 November 2020)
Biggest away winMirdita 1−7 Luzi 2008
(24 December 2020)
Highest scoringBulqiza 9−2 Internacional
(23 April 2021)
Iliria 10−1 Mirdita
(8 November 2020)
Longest winning run10 matches
Maliqi
Longest unbeaten run25 matches
Shkumbini
Longest winless run14 matches
Internacional
Përmeti
Longest losing run12 matches
Mirdita

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

From Kategoria e DytëEdit

Promoted to Kategoria e Parë:

To Kategoria e DytëEdit

Relegated from Kategoria e Parë:

Promoted from Kategoria e Tretë:

LocationsEdit

Stadia by capacity and locationsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Ada Velipojë Adriatik Velipojë 1,200
Bulqiza Bulqizë Internacional Complex 1,000
Gramshi Gramsh Mislim Koçi Stadium 1,500
Iliria Fushë-Krujë Redi Maloku Stadium 3,000
Internacional Tirana Tirana Internacional Complex 1,000
Klosi Klos QKS Kamëz
Luzi 2008 Luz i Vogël Luz i Vogël Stadium 600
Mirdita Rrëshen Shënkoll Stadium 500
Sopoti Librazhd Sopoti Stadium 3,000
Spartaku Tirana 2,500
Shënkolli Shënkoll Shënkoll Stadium 500
Shkumbini Peqin Shkumbini Stadium 5,000
Tërbuni Pukë Ismail Xhemali Stadium 1,950
Valbona Bajram Curri Tropojë Stadium

Group BEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Albpetrol Patos Alush Noga Stadium 2,150
Butrinti Sarandë Butrinti Stadium 5,000
Delvina Delvinë Panajot Pano Stadium 2,500
Devolli Bilisht Bilisht Stadium 3,000
Gramozi Ersekë Ersekë Stadium 2,000
Këlcyra Këlcyrë Fusha Sportive Këlcyrë 1,000
Labëria Vlorë Labëria Complex
Maliqi Maliq Jovan Asko Stadium 1,500
Memaliaj Memaliaj Karafil Çaushi Stadium 1,500
Naftëtari Kuçovë Bashkim Sulejmani Stadium 5,000
Përmeti Përmet Durim Qypi Stadium 4,000
Skrapari Çorovodë Skrapar Sports Field 1,500
Tepelena Tepelenë Sabaudin Shehu Stadium 2,000

League standingsEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Shkumbini (C, P) 24 20 4 0 84 11 +73 64 Promotion to 2021–22 Kategoria e Parë
2 Sopoti 24 17 4 3 71 20 +51 55 Play-off promotion to 2021–22 Kategoria e Parë
3 Tërbuni (O, P) 24 15 6 3 52 19 +33 51
4 Luzi 2008 24 13 7 4 45 17 +28 46
5 Bulqiza 24 12 5 7 54 44 +10 41
6 Gramshi 24 11 7 6 33 31 +2 40
7 Iliria 24 10 4 10 56 36 +20 34
8 Ada 24 9 3 12 29 49 −20 30
9 Valbona (D) 24 7 5 12 28 39 −11 26 Dissolved after the season
10 Internacional Tirana 24 4 3 17 34 74 −40 15
11 Klosi[a] 24 6 1 17 17 53 −36 13
12 Shënkolli[b] (O) 24 5 2 17 29 67 −38 11 Play-off relegation to 2022 Kategoria e Tretë
13 Mirdita[c] (R) 24 1 1 22 15 87 −72 −5 Relegation to 2022 Kategoria e Tretë
14 Spartaku (E, R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew
Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 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; (D) Dissolved after the season; (E) Eliminated; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Klosi were deducted 6 points after failing to host their home match against Shkumbini and after fielding an ineligible player against Bulqiza.
  2. ^ Shënkolli were deducted 6 points, after fielding ineligible players against Gramshi and Klosi.
  3. ^ Mirdita were deducted 3 points, after failing to host their home match against Ada. They were also deducted a further 6 points after fielding an ineligible player against Sopoti.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ADA BUL GRA ILI INT KLO LUZ MIR SOP SHË SHK TËR VAL
Ada 1–0 1–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 2–0 0–4 3–2 0–3 1–3 1–0
Bulqiza 2–2 2–3 4–1 9–2 2–1 2–1 4–1 1–2 5–3 1–2 0–3 2–1
Gramshi 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–3 1–1 1–0
Iliria 4–0 1–1 1–1 7–1 8–0 0–2 10–1 1–2 5–2 1–3 1–0 3–2
Internacional Tirana 4–3 0–1 1–2 1–3 4–2 0–1 5–1 3–7 5–2 2–5 0–0 1–1
Klosi 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–4 0–2 0–3 1–4 2–1
Luzi 2008 5–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 8–0 2–2 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–1
Mirdita 0–3 2–4 1–6 1–2 1–1 0–1 1–7 0–2 0–1 0–4 1–4 0–4
Sopoti 6–0 5–1 2–0 4–1 6–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 8–1 1–1 1–1 7–0
Shënkolli 2–1 1–2 0–3 2–2 1–0 0–3 1–3 3–4 1–0 1–2 2–4 0–0
Shkumbini 3–0 6–0 8–1 3–0 4–0 7–0 0–0 6–0 4–0 6–0 0–0 4–2
Tërbuni 4–1 3–3 2–0 1–0 7–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 0–1 4–0 0–3 2–2
Valbona 1–1 1–3 0–0 1–4 1–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 0–2 0–1
Source: [2]
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.

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Maliqi (P) 24 21 3 0 60 11 +49 66 Promotion to 2021–22 Kategoria e Parë
2 Butrinti (O, P) 24 19 3 2 50 11 +39 60 Play-off promotion to 2021–22 Kategoria e Parë
3 Labëria 24 18 3 3 51 12 +39 57
4 Devolli 24 13 4 7 46 24 +22 43
5 Naftëtari 24 12 2 10 34 23 +11 38
6 Tepelena 24 9 3 12 24 38 −14 30
7 Albpetrol 24 7 6 11 27 32 −5 27
8 Përmeti 24 8 3 13 27 41 −14 27
9 Këlcyra 24 7 4 13 22 42 −20 25
10 Gramozi 24 7 3 14 28 43 −15 24
11 Memaliaj (O) 24 6 6 12 23 38 −15 24 Play-off relegation to 2022 Kategoria e Tretë
12 Delvina (R) 24 3 5 16 15 40 −25 14 Relegation to 2022 Kategoria e Tretë
13 Skrapari (R) 24 1 5 18 20 72 −52 8
Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 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.)
(O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALB BUT DEL DEV GRM KËL LAB MAL MEM NAF PËR SKR TEP
Albpetrol 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 0–0 2–3 0–1 4–1 0–4 2–0 0–0 4–0
Butrinti 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 7–0 2–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 4–2 4–0 3–0
Delvina 0–3 0–0 0–0 3–0 0–1 0–1 1–3 1–4 0–1 0–1 3–1 3–2
Devolli 0–1 2–1 2–0 5–0 1–2 0–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–0 7–0 2–1
Gramozi 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–4 1–3 1–0 2–0 5–2 5–0 2–0
Këlcyra 2–2 0–2 0–0 0–2 4–3 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–1 1–2
Labëria 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 4–0 1–2 3–0 6–1 3–0
Maliqi 4–1 1–1 3–0 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–0 3–0 1–0 3–1 7–1 4–0
Memaliaj 2–1 0–1 2–1 2–4 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–3 0–2 0–1 3–1 2–1
Naftëtari 1–0 1–2 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 2–0 3–0 3–1
Përmeti 1–0 0–1 0–0 3–2 2–1 4–2 0–1 4–5 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–2
Skrapari 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–0 3–2 0–3 0–3 0–1 1–4 1–2 1–2
Tepelena 0–0 0–2 1–0 0–0 2–0 1–0 0–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 3–1 2–1
Source: [4]
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.

FinalEdit

Shkumbini1−0Maliqi
Barbosa   9'

Group A Promotion play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Sopoti5
 
 
 
Bulqiza1
 
Sopoti1
 
 
 
Tërbuni2
 
Tërbuni0
 
 
Luzi 20080
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Sopoti5−1Bulqiza
Sejdini   27'86'
Çota   33'
Kullafi   72'
Jugu   75'
Saliaj   14'

Tërbuni qualified to the final as the team with the better ranking.

FinalEdit

Sopoti1−2Tërbuni
Sejdini   35' Hithi   30'
Keko   57'

Tërbuni qualified to the final play-off match.

Group B Promotion play-offsEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
Butrinti1
 
 
 
Naftëtari0
 
Butrinti1
 
 
 
Labëria0
 
Labëria1
 
 
Devolli0
 

Semi-finalsEdit


Labëria1−0Devolli
Dhrami   25'

FinalEdit

Butrinti1−0Labëria
Mirani   17'

Butrinti qualified to the final play-off match.

Relegation play-offsEdit

Memaliaj2−5Shënkolli
Zogu   2'
Jaupi   82'
Lleshi   35'57'85'
Djala   53'
Vukaj   72'

Memaliaj3−1 (a.e.t.)Osumi
Zogu   72'
Sinaj   102'
Mamaj   120'
Daullxhiu   72'

Both teams remained in their respective leagues.

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Ledjon Xhymerti Iliria 20
2   Artur Sejdini Sopoti 19
3   Albers Keko Tërbuni 18
  Rigers Balliu Bulqiza
5   Mario Gurma Butrinti 16
  Mirel Çota Sopoti
7   Eriol Merdini Bulqiza 15
8   Eri Lamçja Shkumbini 14

ReferencesEdit