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KATEGORIA SUPERIORE- THE MOST EXPECTED ALBANIA CHAMPIONSHIP
Talking about the Albania Championship, we can’t stand mentioning the Kategoria Superiore. This is the top level of the Albanian football league system and is the playground for the best Albanian teams who dream of participating in the prestigious UEFA Champions League, and the Europa Conference League.
WHAT IS THE KATEGORIA SUPERIORE?
The Kategoria Superiore is a professional league for men’s association football clubs in Albania. This is the country’s primary football competition in the Albanian football league system, which is arranged above the Kategoria e Parë( the second level of professional football in Albania).
The competition was established in 1930 as the Albanian National Championship during the dominance of King Zog, shortly after the creation of the Albanian Football Association. There have been 45 clubs competing in recognized competitions but only nine teams have won the title. The current winners of the league are KF Tirana. This is also the 25th title of the strongest football team in Albania.
HOW IS THE FORMAT OF THE ALBANIA CHAMPIONSHIP?
Since the 2014-15 Kategoria Superiore, the championship consists of 10 clubs. Each team faces each other four times in a conventional round-robin tournament (twice at home and twice away) for a total of 36 games.
A season often runs from August to May. At the end of the season, the two last-ranked teams are relegated to the Kategoria e Parë. Instead, the two highest-ranked teams of the second tier are promoted in their place. The 8th ranked team joins the play-off round to play against the Kategoria e Parë play-off winner.
The winner of the Kategoria Superiore will have a ticket to the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. The second and the third-ranked teams earn a place in the first qualifying round of the next season’s UEFA Europa Conference League.
The results of teams are respectively ranked by total points, head-to-head record, goal difference, and then goals scored.
Kategoria Superiore trophy
THE 2020-21 KATEGORIA SUPERIORE
Which teams are taking part in the 2020-21 Kategoria Superiore?
The 2020-21 Kategoria Superiore is the 82nd official season, and the 85th season of top-tier football in Albania ( there were three unofficial competitions taking place during World War II). This is also the 21st season under the current name Kategoria Superiore. The championship started on 4 November 2020 with the participation of the best 10 teams in the previous season.
How are the 2020-21 Kategoria Superiore Standings?
Until 11 April 2021, the 2020-21 Kategoria Superiore results are displayed in the below Albania Championship table. According to that, Teuta Durrës is leading with 49 points. This is an impressive point for the team which has only had 1 winning title in this league. The two next positions belong to Vllaznia Shkodër and Partizani Tirana with the same 47 points. Laçi are trying their best with 45 points overall. Whereas, the current champion Tirana is humbly standing at the fifth position.
There still have another 8 game weeks for teams to compete and change their rankings in the league. Don’t ignore the newest information about the competition on Betimate!
How about Top 10 goalscorers in the 2020-21 Kategoria Superiore?
As of the present time in the season, Patrick Friday Eze is the brightest name when having 12 goals for his Kukësi club. The second and the third positions belong to A. Ibraimi from Kukësi and D. Bregu from Teuta with 11 and 10 goals respectively.
TOP 10 BEST CLUBS IN THE KATEGORIA SUPERIORE
Tirana is the most successful team in the Albania Kategoria Superiore with 25 times getting the winning title. This is also the team having the most times in the top three of the league. Dinamo ranks second with 18 championships, 9 runner-up titles, and 10 third-placed titles.
Besides, Partizani, Vllaznia, and Skënderbeu are also wonderful teams with excellent achievements. Partizani has 16 winning titles which are only 2 titles fewer than Dinamo. Vllaznia and Skënderbeu stay close with 9 and 8 titles in succession.
In the current 2020-21 season, Teuta is trying to keep up their impressive manners and head to the victory.