Albania national under-19 football team

The Albania national under-19 football team represents Albania in international football at this age level in the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship and the FIFA U-20 World Cup, as well as any other under-19 international football tournaments. It is controlled by Albanian Football Association, the governing body for football in Albania.

Albania Under-19
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)
Shqiponjat (The Eagles)
AssociationAlbanian Football Association
(Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit – FSHF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachNevil Dede (2019–)
Most capsRenato Arapi (11)
Top scorerErnest Muçi (6)
FIFA codeALB
First colours
Second colours
Third colours
First international
 Albania 1–8 Netherlands 
(Capbreton, France; 10 November 2001)
Biggest win
 Albania 4–0 Malta 
(Seitenstetten, Austria; 10 October 2011)
Biggest defeat
 France 9–0 Albania 
(Moscow, Russia; 6 September 2002)
European U-19 Championship
Appearances –
Best result –

Recent resultsEdit

2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualificationEdit

Group 4Edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium (H) 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 9 Elite round
2   Iceland 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 6
3   Greece 3 1 0 2 7 7 0 3
4   Albania 3 0 0 3 4 11 −7 0
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Greece  5–1  Albania
Report
Luminus Arena Stadium B, Genk
Referee: Kevin Clancy (Scotland)
Belgium  2–1  Albania
Report
Luminus Arena Stadium B, Genk
Referee: Vitali Meshkov (Russia)
Albania  2–4  Iceland
Report

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were named in the squad for the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualifying round matches against Iceland, Belgium and Greece, which were played on 13, 16 and 19 November 2019 respectively.[1]

All caps and goals as of 20 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Livio Malaj (2001-05-25) 25 May 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Partizani
1GK Ilir Dabjani (2001-01-20) 20 January 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Besa
1GK Aldo Bushi (2001-04-22) 22 April 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Flamurtari

2DF Cristian Shiba (2001-01-31) 31 January 2001 (age 19) 7 0   Sassuolo
2DF Klajdi Pici (2001-12-25) 25 December 2001 (age 18) 6 0   Sanremese
2DF Elird Mero (2002-07-31) 31 July 2002 (age 18) 6 0   Aris
2DF Omar Hoxha (2001-06-05) 5 June 2001 (age 19) 5 0   Cremonese
2DF Egzon Shimaj (2001-02-27) 27 February 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Besa
2DF Angelo Ndrecka (2001-09-24) 24 September 2001 (age 19) 2 1   Lazio
2DF Aleksandro Sadikaj (2001-11-15) 15 November 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Panathinaikos
2DF Kledis Hida (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 19) 1 0   Kukësi

3MF Bernard Karrica (2001-01-07) 7 January 2001 (age 19) 9 0   Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Blerind Morina (2001-01-01) 1 January 2001 (age 19) 6 0   Oostende
3MF Marvin Cuni (2001-07-10) 10 July 2001 (age 19) 6 2   Bayern Munich
4FW Armando Dobra (2001-04-14) 14 April 2001 (age 19) 5 1   Ipswich Town
3MF Arinaldo Rrapaj (2001-08-09) 9 August 2001 (age 19) 5 0   Flamurtari
3MF Ledio Beqja (2001-06-18) 18 June 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Teuta
3MF Ergi Ajazi (2001-12-13) 13 December 2001 (age 18) 1 0   Osijek

4FW Ernest Muçi (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 19) 7 6   Tirana
4FW Armando Broja (2001-09-10) 10 September 2001 (age 19) 4 5   Chelsea
4FW Emiliano Bullari (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 19) 3 0   Olympiacos
4FW Kleis Bozhanaj (2001-03-01) 1 March 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Napoli
4FW Brijan Ibrahimi (2001-09-22) 22 September 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Torino

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staff:[2]

Position Name
Head Coach   Nevil Dede
Assistant Coach   Pietro Matafora
Goalkeeping Coach   Artur Lekbello
Team Doctor   Xhaferr Koci
Physiotherapists   Indrit Shkrela

Competitive recordEdit

Before 2002, the event was classified as a U-18 tournament.

UEFA European Under-19 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European Under-19 Championship record UEFA European Under-19 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 3 0 1 2 2 14
  2003 First qualifying round 4/4 3 0 0 3 1 16
  2004 First qualifying round 3/4 3 0 1 2 1 3
  2005 Elite qualification round 4/4 6 2 1 3 7 17
  2006 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 2 8
  2007 Qualification round 3/4 3 2 0 1 5 4
  2008 Elite qualification round 4/4 6 1 2 3 4 9
  2009 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 1 10
  2010 Qualification round 3/4 3 1 0 2 4 8
  2011 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 1 2 1 8
  2012 Qualification round 3/4 3 1 1 1 4 1
  2013 Qualification round 4/4 3 1 0 2 3 6
  2014 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 2 1 2 3
  2015 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 2 7
  2016 Qualification round 3/4 3 1 0 2 3 8
  2017 Qualification round 3/4 3 1 0 2 3 4
  2018 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 1 9
  2019 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 0 5
  2020 Qualification round 4/4 3 0 0 3 4 11
Total: 0/15 Best: – 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 60 10 9 41 50 146

*Denotes draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U-19/ Nevil Dede zbardh listën e futbollistëve për turneun zyrtar të UEFA-s në Belgjikë" (in Albanian). FSHF. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  2. ^ Kombëtarja U-19 (Albania national under-19 team) FSHF.org

External linksEdit