Kategoria e Parë

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Kategoria e Parë
Kategoria e Pare.svg
Founded1930
Country Flag of Albania.svg Albania
Confederation UEFA
Number of teams16 (from 2021-22)
Level on pyramid2
Promotion to Kategoria Superiore
Relegation to Kategoria e Dytë
Domestic cup(s) Albanian Cup
Current champions Egnatia (2nd title)
(2020–21)
Most championships Luftëtari (9 titles)
Website Official
Current: 2020–21 Kategoria e Parë

Kategoria e Parë is the second level of professional football in Albania, behind the Kategoria Superiore and above the Kategoria e Dytë. [1]

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Format

Kategoria e Parë was founded in 1930. It is made up of 2 groups, each containing 9 teams. The group winners gain promotion to the Kategoria Superiore and play a final against each other, while the teams that finish in the second place, play a play-off match against each other. The winner qualifies to the final play-off match, against the 8th ranked team of the Kategoria Superiore. The teams that finish in the 8th and last place get relegated to the Kategoria e Dytë. The 7th ranked teams, qualify to the relegation play-off round. [1]

Clubs (2020–21)

Group A

TeamLocation
Besëlidhja Lezhë
Burreli Burrel
Dinamo Tirana Tirana
Erzeni Shijak
Korabi Peshkopi
Oriku Orikum
Partizani B Tirana
Veleçiku Koplik
Vora Vorë

Group B

TeamLocation
Besa Kavajë
Egnatia Rrogozhinë
Elbasani Elbasan
Flamurtari Vlorë
Luftëtari Gjirokastër
Lushnja Lushnjë
Pogradeci Pogradec
Tomori Berat
Turbina Cërrik

Champions

YearChampionsRunners-upTop scorerGoals
1930 Tomori Besëlidhja
1931Season was not played
1932 Besa Flamurtari
1933 Elbasani Flamurtari
1934 Luftëtari Himara
1935Season was not played
1936 Besëlidhja Përmeti
1935–48Seasons were not played
1948–49Season was annulled
1950 Tomori Erzeni
1951 Dinamo Vlorë Erzeni
1952Season was not played
1953 Spartaku KF Elbasani
1954 Dinamo Shkodër Luftëtari
1955Season was not played
1956 Spartaku Apolonia
1957 Vllaznia Tomori
1958 Elbasani Tomori
1959 Teuta Erzeni
1960 Lushnja Luftëtari
1961 Teuta Korabi
1962 Vllaznia Tomori
1962–63 Luftëtari Erzeni
1963–64 Pogradeci Naftëtari
1964–65 Erzeni Naftëtari
1965–66 Luftëtari Albpetrol
1966–67 Apolonia Tekstilisti Stalin
1968 Tekstilisti Stalin Naftëtari
1969Season was not played
1969–70 Tomori Besëlidhja
1970–71 Shkëndija Tiranë Studenti
1971–72 Apolonia Besëlidhja
1972–73 Naftëtari Kamza
1973–74 Albpetrol Apolonia
1974–75 Luftëtari Kamza
1975–76 Skënderbeu Tomori
1976–77 Tomori Besëlidhja
1977–78 Besa Naftëtari
1978–79 Apolonia Skënderbeu
1979–80 Besëlidhja Lushnja
1980–81 Burreli KF Përmeti
1981–82 Lushnja Skënderbeu
1982–83 Burreli SK Tepelena
1983–84 Besëlidhja Apolonia
1984–85 Apolonia Shkëndija Tiranë
1985–86 Besa Skënderbeu
1986–87 Besëlidhja KS Burreli
1987–88 Lushnja Naftëtari
1988–89 Luftëtari Tomori
1989–90 Lushnja Kastrioti
1990–91 Pogradeci Selenicë
1991–92 Sopoti Albpetrol
1992–93 Besëlidhja Shkumbini
1993–94 Luftëtari Iliria
1994–95 Kastrioti Skënderbeu
1995–96 Lushnja Bylis
1996–97Season was interrupted
1997–98 Burreli Memaliaj
1998–99 Luftëtari Albpetrol
1999–00 Besëlidhja Besa
2000–01 Partizani Erzeni
2001–02 Elbasani Besa
2002–03 Egnatia Tomori
2003–04 Laçi Egnatia
2004–05 Besa Skënderbeu
2005–06 Flamurtari Apolonia
2006–07 Skënderbeu Besëlidhja
2007–08 Bylis Apolonia
2008–09 Laçi Skënderbeu
2009–10 Bylis Elbasani
2010–11 Pogradeci Tomori Ilirjan Çaushaj 19
2011–12 Luftëtari FK Kukësi Kreshnik Ivanaj 27
2012–13 Lushnja Partizani Mikel Canka 21
2013–14 Elbasani Apolonia Mustafa Agastra 21
2014–15 Bylis Tërbuni Cate Fonseca
Jasmin Raboshta
17
2015–16 Luftëtari Korabi Mikel Canka 20
2016–17 Kamza Lushnja Armand Pasha20
2017–18 Tirana Kastrioti Albi Çekiçi 17
2018–19 Bylis Vllaznia
2019–20 Apolonia Kastrioti Klodian Nuri 17
2020–21 Egnatia Dinamo Tirana Mikel Canka 15

See also

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References

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