Kategoria Superiore
FIFA Region
UEFA
Season
2020-2021
Location
Albania
Abbreviation
ALB1

Summary

The Kategorie Superiore (ALB1) or Albanian Superliga is the top division/league in the Albanian football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 season, the ALB1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2021-2022 UEFA Champions League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 ALB1 team
  • 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League - 1st Qualifying Round:
    • 2nd and 3rd place 2020-2021 ALB1 teams

The winner of the 2020-2021 Kupa e Shqipërisë (Albanian Cup), typically an ALB1 team, also receives a berth in the 1st Qualifying Round of the 2021-2022 UEFA Europa Conference League.

Leagues Pyramid - Albania

Abbrev League # of Teams
ALB1Kategorie Superiore10
ALB2Kategoria e Parë (1st Division)18
ALB3Kategoria e Dytë (2nd Division)26
ALB4Kategoria e Tretë (3rd Division)8

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

11 Sep 2020 - 21 May 2021  10: ALB1 (7 minimum), ALB2 (3 maximum)

Season Format

Each team plays Home-Away matches with the other 9 ALB1 clubs twice for a total of 36 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head points, (2) head-to-head goal difference, (3) head-to-head goals scored, (4) goal difference, (5) total goals scored, then (6) a drawing.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 ALB1 season, the 9th and 10th place ALB1 teams will be relegated to the ALB2, while two ALB2 teams will be promoted to the 2021-2022 ALB1. The 8th place ALB1 team will enter into a home/away highest aggregate goals wins Promotion/Relegation playoff with the 3rd place ALB2 team.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1KF Vllaznia Shkodër 1611 -3-236-2491586 -1-119157885 -2-117927
2FK Partizani 167 -6-327-23101384 -4-0161221083 -2-3111183
3KS Teuta Durrës 166 -9-127-167981 -7-01075285 -2-117927
4KF Laçi 166 -6-424-2114785 -2-117178981 -4-3746-2
5FK Kukësi 167 -2-723-2021-184 -1-31378-183 -1-41013130
6KF Tirana 164 -8-420-1411383 -3-21284481 -5-2867-1
7KS Kastrioti Krujë 164 -6-618-1520-583 -3-21289-181 -3-46711-4
8KF Apolonia Fier 163 -4-913-1229-1783 -1-410711-480 -3-53518-13
9KF Bylis Ballsh 162 -6-812-1222-1082 -3-3969-380 -3-53613-7
10KF Skënderbeu Korçë 162 -6-812-1832-1481 -3-461015-581 -3-46817-9
UEFACL
UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to ALB2

Fixtures

Sat - 30 Jan 2021
 KS Kastrioti Krujë   KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Kastrioti
 KF Skënderbeu Korçë   FK KukësiStadiumi Skënderbeu
Sun - 31 Jan 2021
 KF Apolonia Fier   KF TiranaStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KF Laçi   KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Laçi
 FK Partizani   KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
Fri - 5 Feb 2021
 KF Vllaznia Shkodër   KF LaçiStadiumi Loro Boriçi
Sat - 6 Feb 2021
 KF Bylis Ballsh   FK PartizaniStadiumi Adush Muça
 KF Tirana   KF Skënderbeu KorçëStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KS Teuta Durrës   KF Apolonia FierStadiumi Niko Dovana
Fri - 12 Feb 2021
 KF Tirana   FK KukësiStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KF Vllaznia Shkodër   KF Apolonia FierStadiumi Loro Boriçi
 KF Bylis Ballsh   KF LaçiStadiumi Adush Muça
 KS Kastrioti Krujë   FK PartizaniStadiumi Redi Maloku
Tue - 16 Feb 2021
 KF Tirana   KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KF Laçi   KS Kastrioti KrujëStadiumi Laçi
 KF Apolonia Fier   KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 FK Kukësi   FK PartizaniElbasan Arena

Results

Mon - 25 Jan 2021
 KS Teuta Durrës 11 FK PartizaniStadiumi Niko Dovana
 KF Tirana 01 KF LaçiStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
Sun - 24 Jan 2021
 FK Kukësi 21 KF Bylis BallshElbasan Arena
Thu - 21 Jan 2021
 FK Partizani 10 KF TiranaElbasan Arena
Wed - 20 Jan 2021
 KF Apolonia Fier 13 FK KukësiStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KF Bylis Ballsh 01 KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Adush Muça
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 KF Apolonia Fier 10 KF LaçiStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KF Skënderbeu Korçë 12 FK PartizaniStadiumi Skënderbeu
 KF Tirana 21 KS Kastrioti KrujëStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 KS Teuta Durrës 20 KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Niko Dovana
Sat - 9 Jan 2021
 KF Laçi 32 FK KukësiStadiumi Laçi
 KF Bylis Ballsh 00 KF TiranaStadiumi Adush Muça
Fri - 8 Jan 2021
 KF Vllaznia Shkodër 10 KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Loro Boriçi