Albania national under-17 football team

The Albania national under-17 football team represents Albania in international football at this age level in the FIFA U-17 World Cup and the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, as well as any other under-17 international football tournaments. It is controlled by Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania.

Albania Under-17
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)
Shqiponjat (The Eagles)
AssociationFederata Shqiptare e Futbollit (FSHF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachElvin Beqiri
CaptainEndri Çelaj
Most capsAndi Lila (9)
Vangjel Mile
Erlind Koreshi
Aldo Teqja
Endri Çekiçi
Top scorerMirel Çota (4)
Home stadiumElbasan Arena
Loro Boriçi Stadium
FIFA codeALB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Croatia 4–0 Albania 
(Vác, Hungary; 24 September 2001)
Biggest win
 Liechtenstein 0–6 Albania 
(Tatabánya, Hungary; 23 October 2012)
Biggest defeat
 Albania 0–7 Belarus 
(Riihimäki, Finland; 25 September 2008)
UEFA European Under-17 Championship
Appearances0
Best result
FIFA U-17 World Cup
Appearances0
Best result

HistoryEdit

2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 1Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 3 2 0 1 10 3 +7 6[a] Elite round
2    Switzerland 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6[a]
3   Wales (H) 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
4   Albania 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Ranked by head-to-head record (Netherlands: 3 pts; Switzerland: 0 pts).
Switzerland   2–0  Albania
Zeqiri   9'
Kameraj   25'
Report
Referee: Tiago Martins (Portugal)

Albania  0–5  Netherlands
Report Adekanye   4'
Lopez   10'40'
Vente   79'
Kumbulla   80+2' (o.g.)
Referee: Alexandr Aliyev (Kazakhstan)

Wales  1–1  Albania
Evans   42' Report Kastrati   39'
Referee: Thoroddur Hjaltalin (Iceland)

2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Italy (H) 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 7 Elite round
2   Serbia 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
3   North Macedonia 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4   Albania 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Albania  0–1  Italy
Report Merola   62'
Referee: Eitan Shmuelevitz (Israel)

Serbia  2–0  Albania
Djerlek   5' (pen.)
Bosić   13'
Report
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

North Macedonia  2–1  Albania
Kolevski   54'
Stratorski   63'
Report Bullari   52'
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones (Wales)

2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 2Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia (A) 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Elite round
2   Spain (A) 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4 7
3   Albania (H, E) 3 1 0 2 5 2 +3 3
4   Liechtenstein (E) 3 0 0 3 0 14 −14 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated; (H) Host.
Albania  0–1  Croatia
Report
Referee: Mykola Balakin (Ukraine)

Spain  1–0  Albania
Report

Liechtenstein  0–5  Albania
Report

Recent resultsEdit

2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 8Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elite round
2   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Azerbaijan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Elite round if among four best third-placed teams
4   Albania (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Albania  v  Czech Republic

Norway  v  Albania

Albania  v  Azerbaijan

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

COACH:   Džemal Mustedanagić

The following players were called up to participate in the 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification from 19–25 October 2017.[1]

Caps and goals as of 25 October 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Livio Malaj (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Olympiacos
12 1GK Simone Peqini (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Bologna

15 2DF Klajdi Pici (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Cagliari
6 2DF Egzon Shima (2001-02-27) 27 February 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Vllaznia Shkodër
5 2DF Nikolas Smajlaj (2002-09-30) 30 September 2002 (age 18) 2 0   Fiorentina
4 2DF Kristi Malo (2001-04-28) 28 April 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Tirana

14 3MF Blerind Morina (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Oostende
17 3MF Atdhe Mazari (2001-06-02) 2 June 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Pelister
3 3MF Endri Murati (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Internacional Tirana
16 3MF Astrit Rama (2001-05-29) 29 May 2001 (age 19) 2 1   Olympiacos
19 3MF Elmando Gjini (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 18) 2 0   IF Brommapojkarna
7 3MF Galip Arapi (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Empoli
13 3MF Ledio Beqja (2001-06-18) 18 June 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Teuta Durrës
18 3MF Rei Pecani (2002-05-08) 8 May 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Skënderbeu Korçë

9 4FW Emiliano Bullari (Captain) (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 19) 4 2   Olympiacos
8 4FW Kleis Bozhanaj (2001-03-01) 1 March 2001 (age 19) 3 3   Empoli
10 4FW Endri Çelaj (2004-01-23) 23 January 2004 (age 16) 3 4   Paris Saint Germain
20 4FW Kevin Haveri (2001-09-18) 18 September 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Akademia Shkodër
2 4FW Kledis Hida (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Pepa
11 4FW Eralt Kuqi (2001-06-18) 18 June 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Shkëndija Durrës

Recent call-upsEdit

Following are listed players called up in the previous 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Fatmir Ceka (2002-04-12) 12 April 2002 (age 18) 0 0   CSKA Sofia 2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 18 October 2017 PRE
GK Igli Harja (2001-02-06) 6 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Elbasani Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
GK Nicolò Abazi 2001 0 0   Borgomanero Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
GK Marvin Kodra (2001-05-26) 26 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Tirana   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
GK Entoni Shkoza (2001-09-02) 2 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Vllaznia Shkodër   Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
GK Vokli Laroshi (2001-08-06) 6 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Shkëndija Durrës Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Aleksandro Sadikai (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Panathinaikos 2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 18 October 2017 PRE
DF Enea Rexhepi (2001-07-13) 13 July 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Internacional Tirana   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
DF Artan Jazxhi (2001-07-06) 6 July 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Shkëndija Durrës   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
DF Korab Zekaj (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Zoetermeer   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
DF Niko Lucaj (2001-03-02) 2 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Internacional Tirana   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
DF Endri Metaj (2001-06-03) 3 June 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Internacional Tirana Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
DF Erando Murataj 0 0   Frosinone Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
DF Alban Cejku (2001-07-23) 23 July 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Tirana   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
DF Eljan Mehmetaj (2001-09-08) 8 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Bylis Ballsh   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
DF Erjol Krymi 0 0   Vllaznia Shkodër   Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
DF Orgest Bajraktari (2001-09-14) 14 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Dinamo Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Ilia Petani 0 0   Athlitiki Enosi Larissa Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Albert Ndreca 0 0   Panionios Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
DF Armando Broja (2001-09-10) 10 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Chelsea Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Samuel Asllani (2001-10-25) 25 October 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Vllaznia Shkodër 2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 18 October 2017 PRE
MF Andi Koshi (2001-02-17) 17 February 2001 (age 19) 0 0   PSV Eindhoven 2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 16 October 2017 INJ
MF Iris Rabija (2001-08-11) 11 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Piacenza   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
MF Cristian Shiba (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Sassuolo   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
MF Jorgo Qeleshi (2001-03-16) 16 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Skënderbeu Korçë   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
MF Marin Abazaj (2001-03-31) 31 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Skënderbeu Korçë   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
MF Arinaldo Rrapaj (2001-08-09) 9 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Flamurtari Vlorë   Turkmenistan, 7 September 2017
MF Rejdison Gjurkaj (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Vllaznia Shkodër Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
MF Kevin Dauti (2001-03-24) 24 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Ascoli Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
MF Ergin Mizha 0 0   AEL Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
MF Mark Vata 0 0   Eendracht Aalst Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
MF Valentin Zalla 0 0   Heidkoppel Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
MF Andrea Doda (2001-05-04) 4 May 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Siena   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Klajdi Muho (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Empoli   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Vittorio Mehmetaj 2001 0 0   Pro Piacenza   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Anis Mehmeti (2001-01-09) 9 January 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Norwich City   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
MF Gerardo Ballaj (2001-10-23) 23 October 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Flamurtari Vlorë Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Denis Mehmetaj 2001 0 0   Seregno/Savona Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Redi Kasa (2001-09-01) 1 September 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Parma Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
MF Visar Fikaj 0 0   Aris Thessaloniki Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
FW Kerjol Dervishaj (2002-01-20) 20 January 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Skënderbeu Korçë 2018 UEFA Euro U-17 Q., 18 October 2017 PRE
FW Albin Sahiti 0 0   VfB Eppingen Gathering in Elbasan, Albania, 28 June 2017
FW Rigers Xhahysa (2001-03-13) 13 March 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Veleçiku Koplik   Cyprus, 30 April 2017
FW Fabian Gashi 0 0   Sanremese   Cyprus, 30 April 2017 PRE
FW Deivi Balla (2001-06-09) 9 June 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Dinamo Tirana Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
FW Kejdi Lesaj 0 0   Olymp. Tayro Gathering in Durrës, Albania, 18 February 2017
  • PRE = Preliminary squad.
  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury.

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staff:[2]

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-17 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-17 Championship record UEFA European Under-17 Championship Qualification/Elite record
Year Round Pld W D * L GF GA Position Pld W D * L GF GA
  2002 Did not qualify Qualifying round[3] 4/4 3 0 0 3 4 11
  2003 Second qualifying round[4] 4/4 6 2 2 2 8 7
  2004 First qualifying round[5] 4/4 3 0 0 3 3 10
  2005 Qualifying round[6] 3/4 3 1 0 2 8 7
  2006 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 1 10
  2007 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2008 Qualifying round[7] 4/4 3 0 1 2 1 10
  2009 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 1 2 3 14
  2010 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 2 11
  2011 Qualifying round 3/4 3 0 1 2 1 5
  2012 Elite round 3/4 6 2 1 3 5 11
  2013 Qualifying round 3/4 3 1 0 2 2 6
  2014 Elite round 4/4 6 1 1 4 3 7
  2015 Qualifying round 3/4 3 1 0 2 5 6
  2016 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 1 2 1 8
  2017 Qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 1 5
  2018 Qualifying round 3/4 3 1 0 2 5 2
  2019 To be determined
Total: 0/18 Best: – Total 60 9 9 42 55 137

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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