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
1FK Partizani 3115 -12-457-471928168 -7-13124519157 -5-32623149
2KS Teuta Durrës 3114 -14-356-301317155 -9-1241495169 -5-23216412
3KF Vllaznia Shkodër 3215 -9-854-392217168 -4-42821147167 -5-42618810
4KF Laçi 3114 -11-653-392415169 -5-232271413155 -6-42112102
5KF Tirana 3113 -11-750-362313157 -3-52419118166 -8-22617125
6FK Kukësi 3211 -6-1539-4043-3165 -3-8181520-5166 -3-72125232
7KS Kastrioti Krujë 317 -10-1431-2238-16164 -5-7171020-10153 -5-7141218-6
8KF Bylis Ballsh 317 -9-1530-2439-15165 -6-5211315-2152 -3-1091124-13
9KF Skënderbeu Korçë 317 -8-1629-2850-22152 -5-8111325-12165 -3-8181525-10
10KF Apolonia Fier 314 -8-1920-2054-34154 -2-9141125-14160 -6-106929-20
UEFACL
UEFAECL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to ALB2

Fixtures

Sat - 8 May 2021
 KF Tirana   KS Kastrioti KrujëStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KF Apolonia Fier   KF LaçiStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KS Teuta Durrës   KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Niko Dovana
 KF Skënderbeu Korçë   FK PartizaniStadiumi Skënderbeu
Tue - 11 May 2021
 FK Partizani   KF TiranaStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KS Kastrioti Krujë   KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Redi Maloku
 KF Bylis Ballsh   KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Adush Muça
 KF Apolonia Fier   FK KukësiStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
Sat - 15 May 2021
 FK Kukësi   KF Bylis BallshElbasan Arena
 KS Teuta Durrës   FK PartizaniStadiumi Niko Dovana
 KF Tirana   KF LaçiStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
Fri - 21 May 2021
 KF Apolonia Fier   KF TiranaStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KF Laçi   KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Laçi
 FK Partizani   KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KS Kastrioti Krujë   KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Redi Maloku
 KF Skënderbeu Korçë   FK KukësiStadiumi Skënderbeu
Tue - 25 May 2021

Results

Fri - 7 May 2021
Mon - 3 May 2021
 KF Vllaznia Shkodër 00 KS Teuta DurrësStadiumi Loro Boriçi
 KF Laçi 20 FK KukësiStadiumi Laçi
Sun - 2 May 2021
 KF Bylis Ballsh 00 KF TiranaStadiumi Adush Muça
Wed - 28 Apr 2021
 KF Laçi 22 FK PartizaniStadiumi Laçi
 KF Tirana 10 KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 FK Kukësi 02 KS Teuta DurrësElbasan Arena
 KF Apolonia Fier 21 KS Kastrioti KrujëStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
 KF Skënderbeu Korçë 21 KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Skënderbeu
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 FK Partizani 40 FK KukësiStadiumi Selman Stërmasi
 KF Bylis Ballsh 10 KF Apolonia FierStadiumi Adush Muça
 KS Kastrioti Krujë 00 KF LaçiStadiumi Kamza
 KS Teuta Durrës 02 KF TiranaStadiumi Niko Dovana
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 KF Laçi 21 KF Bylis BallshStadiumi Laçi
 KF Apolonia Fier 06 KF Vllaznia ShkodërStadiumi Loni Papuçiu
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 FK Partizani 31 KS Kastrioti KrujëStadiumi Selman Stërmasi