Albania national under-16 football team

The Albania national under-16 football team represents Albania in international football at this age level and is controlled by Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania.

Albania Under-16
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)
Shqiponjat (The Eagles)
AssociationFederata Shqiptare e Futbollit – FSHF
(Albanian Football Association)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDžemal Mustedanagić
Most capsOrges Shehi (5)
Top scorerRenato Kendezi (2)
Home stadiumElbasan Arena
Loro Boriçi Stadium
FIFA codeALB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours

The Albania U16 football team is a feeder team of Albania U17.

The team competed in the UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship, but after the rule change in 2000s, the event had an age limit of 17.

14 Years after playing their last event, the Albania under-16 returned playing in football arena, at this time in a friendly tournament UEFA Development Tournament 2015 which took event exactly in Albania. The coach was appointed Alban Bushi, a former player and current Manager of the Albania national team. The Tournament took part from 2–5 May 2015.[1]

HistoryEdit

1991 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

Group 5Edit

[2]

Teams Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 3 1 +2 4
  Albania 2 0 0 2 1 3 -2 0


6 March 1991 Albania   1–2   Bulgaria
20 March 1991 Bulgaria   1–0   Albania

SquadEdit

The following players participated in the tournament.[3][4]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK

2DF

3MF

4FW

1992 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[5]

1993 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[6]

1994 UEFA European Under-16 ChampionshipEdit

1994 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[7]

1994 UEFA European Under-16 Championship finalsEdit

[8]

1995 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[9]

1996 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[10]

1997 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[11]

1999 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[12]

2000 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

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2001 UEFA European Under-16 Championship qualifyingEdit

[14]

Recent results and forthcoming fixturesEdit

2015Edit

5 May 2015 UEFA Development Tournament 2015 Albania   1–0   Cyprus Tiranë, Albania
10:00 (UTC+2) Zenuni   40+1' Report Stadium: Qemal Stafa Stadium

2017Edit

20 November 2017 2017 Mercedez Benz Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament Albania   0–1   Azerbaijan Turkey
Report Tanriverdiyev  
21 November 2017 2017 Mercedez Benz Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament Albania   0–0   Turkey Aydın, Turkey
Report Stadium: Özer Türk Stadium
23 November 2017 2017 Mercedez Benz Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament Albania   1–2   Kosovo Turkey
Salliu   80'+2' Report Tusha    

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

COACH:   Džemal Mustedanagić

The following players participated in the 2017 Mercedez Benz Aegean Cup International Youth Tournament in Turkey.[15][16]

Caps and goals as of 23 November 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Fatmir Ceka (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 18) 2 0   CSKA Sofia
12 1GK Marco Molla (2002-06-19) 19 June 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Prato

5 2DF Nikolas Smajlaj (2002-09-30) 30 September 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Fiorentina
3 2DF Matteo Kacmoli 2002 2 0   Faenza
4 2DF Elio Zalli 2003 2 0   Internazionale
13 2DF Anxhelo Duka (2002-03-06) 6 March 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Teuta Durrës
2 2DF Marvin Salliu (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 18) 1 1   Durrësi 04
15 2DF Albert Ndreca 1 0   Panionios

6 3MF Elmando Gjini (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 18) 2 0   IF Brommapojkarna
7 3MF Kristian Gjini 2002 2 0   Empoli
17 3MF Kristian Paloku 2 0
18 3MF David Arkaxhiu 2 0   Chisola
8 3MF Rei Pecani (2002-05-08) 8 May 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Skënderbeu Korçë
11 3MF Mark Vata 1 0   Eendracht Aalst
3MF Jetmir Ameti (2002-02-22) 22 February 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Hertha BSC

14 4FW Kerjol Dervishaj (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Skënderbeu Korçë
9 4FW Kristian Asllani 2002 2 0   Empoli
10 4FW Andrea Gjeçi 2 0
16 4FW Rinor Kqiku 0 0

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staff:[17]

Position Name
Head Coach   Džemal Mustedanagić
Assistant Coach   Elvin Beqiri
Goalkeeping Coach   Dritan Kristidhi
Physiotherapists   Adriatik Shahini
Team Doctor   Theodhor Mile

Competitive recordEdit

UEFA European Under-16 Championship RecordEdit

UEFA European Under-16 Championship record UEFA European Under-16 Championship Qualification
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  1982 Did Not Participate
  1984
  1985
  1986
  1987
  1988
  1989
  1990
  1991 Did Not Qualify Qualifying round 2/2 2 0 0 2 1 3
  1992 Qualifying round 2/2 1 0 0 1 1 8
  1993 Qualifying round 2/2 2 0 0 2 2 3
  1994 Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Qualifying round 1/3 2 2 0 0 3 0
  1995 Did Not Qualify Qualifying round 3/3 2 0 0 2 0 7
  1996 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 0 6
  1997 Qualifying round 2/3 2 1 0 1 2 1
  1998 Did Not Participate
  1999 Did Not Qualify Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 2 10
  2000 Qualifying round 3/3 2 0 0 2 1 4
  2001 Qualifying round 3/3 2 0 0 2 0 5
Total: 1/19 Best: Group stage 3 0 1 2 1 6 Total 21 3 0 18 12 47

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ UEFA development 2015 | Archived 2015-05-27 at the Wayback Machine shqiperia.ch
  2. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1991 - Group 5[permanent dead link] en.archive.uefa.com
  3. ^ Shqipëria 1-2 Bullgaria - Ndeshje Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine FSHF.org
  4. ^ Bullgaria 1-0 Shqipëria - Ndeshje Archived 2015-05-18 at the Wayback Machine FSHF.org
  5. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1992 en.archive.uefa.com
  6. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1993 en.archive.uefa.com
  7. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1994 - group 5[permanent dead link] en.archive.uefa.com
  8. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1994 en.archive.uefa.com
  9. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1995 en.archive.uefa.com
  10. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1996 en.archive.uefa.com
  11. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1997 en.archive.uefa.com
  12. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 1999 en.archive.uefa.com
  13. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 2000 en.archive.uefa.com
  14. ^ UEFA European U-16 C'ship - 2001 en.archive.uefa.com
  15. ^ "TURKEY ALBANIA - National Team Matches Details" (in Turkish). TFF.org. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Shqipëria U-16 humbet ndaj përfaqësueses së Kosovës" [Albania U-16 loses to Kosovo's representatives] (in Albanian). FSHF.org. 23 November 2017. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  17. ^ Kombëtarja U-17 (Albania national under-17 team) FSHF.org