Albanian Football Association
|Founded||6 June 1930|
|FIFA affiliation||12 June 1932|
|President||Armand Duka since 2002|
The Albanian Football Association (Albanian: Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit; FSHF) is the governing body of football in Albania. The Association is based in Tirana, Albania. The association organizes the national football leagues of the Albanian Superliga, the First Division, the Second Division, the Third Division, the Albanian Cup and Supercup. Albania women's national football team, Albanian women's football championship, and the Albanian Women's Cup are also overseen. The association also coordinates the activities of the Albania national football team, the Under-21, Under-19, and Under-17.
On 14 March 2008, FSHF were suspended by FIFA for "heavy political interference." This means their national teams were banned from playing official matches, representatives banned from official events, and referees unable to officiate FIFA-sanctioned matches. The ban was subsequently lifted as the political interferences were clarified, and on 27 May 2008, Albania played a friendly against Poland.
During 2009 controversy between FSHF and the Albanian government as to the property of the Qemal Stafa Stadium. UEFA insisted in lobbying that the stadium be given to FSHF ownership so that investments on it can be made. In February 2011 it was decided that the new stadium, which will replace the current one and will cost 60M Euro, will be 75% of FSHF and 25% of the Albanian government.
Teams In UEFA Competition
UEFA National Team Competitions
|Albania national football team||2018 FIFA World Cup||Active||Qualifying Round|
|UEFA Euro 2016||Eliminated||Group stage|
|Albania national futsal team||UEFA Futsal Euro 2014||Preliminary Round|
|2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup||First Qualifying Round|
|Albania national under-21 football team||2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship||Eliminated||Qualifying Round|
|Albania national under-19 football team||2017 UEFA European Under-19 Championship||Eliminated||Qualifying Round|
|Albania national under-17 football team||2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship||Active||Qualifying Round|
Clubs Playing In UEFA Competitions
|2016–17 UEFA Champions League||Partizani Tirana||Eliminated||Third Qualifying Round|
|2016–17 UEFA Europa League||Kukësi||Eliminated||Second Qualifying Round|
|Teuta Durrës||Eliminated||First Qualifying Round|
|2014–15 UEFA Women's Champions League||Vllaznia||Eliminated||Qualifying Round|
- From UEFA's website last viewed 3/16/2010
- The official website for European football – UEFA.com
- From UEFA's website last viewed 3/16/2010 Duka re-elected as Albanian FA president – UEFA.com
- Tufa, Bashkim (25 August 2010). "80 vjet futboll, Blater d he Platini në Tiranë (in English 80 years of soccer, Blatter and Platini in Tirana)". Sport Ekspres (in Albanian). Nikollë Lesi. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- FSHF Website (February 3, 2011). "Stadiumi i ri 60 milione euro". FSHF Website.
- Faqja e kerkuar nuk u gjet – FSHF
- National Football Association - FSHF
- Albania at FIFA site
- Albania at UEFA site
- National football teams
- Albania Sport