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KATEGORIA E PARE- ALBANIA FIRST DIVISION
Albania First Division is another name of Kategoria e Parë. This is the second tier of the professional football system in Albania. Played in more than 70 official seasons, Kategoria e Parë has been one of the most attractive football leagues in Albania.
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What is Kategoria e Parë?
Despite being called the First Division, Kategoria e Pare is the second level of the professional football league system in Albania. It is ranked below the Kategoria Superiore (the Albania National Championship) and above the Kategoria e Dytë (the Second Division). The competition has been held since 1930 under the administration of the UEFA Confederation.
Kategoria e Parë
What is the format of the Albania First Division?
There are 18 teams taking part in the Albania First Division. They are divided into 2 groups of 9. The best team of each group in the First Division gains promotion to the next season’s Kategoria Superiore as well as plays the division’s final against each other to find out the champion. The runners-up of groups join a play-off match. The winner of that play-off plays another promotion play-off game against the 8th ranked team of the Kategoria Superiore.
The two teams staying at the last positions of the competition get related to the Kategoria e Dytë. Whereas, the 7th placed teams are eligible for the relegation play-off round.
Tomori in Albania First Division
Which teams are taking part in the 2021-22 Kategoria e Parë?
The 2021-22 Kategoria e Parë is the 74th official season of the competition since its establishment. The season started on 11 September 2021 and will finish on 7 May 2022.
- Relegated teams from Kategoria Superiore: Apolonia, Bylis
- Promoted from Kategoria e Dytë: Butrinti, Maliqi, Shkumbini, Tërbuni
2021-22 Kategoria e Parë Standings
Best players in 2021-22 Kategoria e Parë
All these above statistics are updated on 18 March 2022.