Albanian Football Federation

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Albanian Football Federation
Short nameFSHF
Founded6 June 1930; 93 years ago (1930-06-06)
FIFA affiliation1932
UEFA affiliation1954
PresidentArmand Duka

The Albanian Football Federation (Albanian: Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit; FSHF) is the governing body of football in Albania. The federation is based in Tirana, Albania. It organises the national football leagues of the Albanian Superliga, the First Division, the Second Division, the Third Division, the Albanian Cup and Supercup. Albania women's national football team, Albanian women's football championship, and the Albanian Women's Cup are also overseen by the FSHF. The federation also coordinates the activities of the Albania national football team and the Albania national youth football teams such as Under-21, Under-20, Under-19, Under-18, Under-17, Under-16 and Under-15.


The Football Federation of Albania was established on 6 June 1930[1] and joined FIFA in 1932 during the 12 – 16 June congress. The federation was one of the founding members of UEFA in 1954.[2]

Old Logo

On 14 March 2008, FSHF were suspended by FIFA for "heavy political interference." This meant that their national teams were banned from playing official matches, representatives banned from official events, and referees unable to officiate FIFA-sanctioned matches.[3] The ban was subsequently lifted as the political interferences were clarified, and on 27 May 2008, Albania played a friendly against Poland.

The current president of FSHF, Armand Duka, has been at this position since 2002 and won the elections for a third term in 2010.[4]

During the 2009 controversy between FSHF and the Albanian government as to the property of the Qemal Stafa Stadium. UEFA insisted in lobbying that the stadium be given to FSHF ownership so that investments on it can be made.[5] In February 2011 it was decided that the new stadium, which will replace the current one and will cost 60M Euro, will be 75% of FSHF and 25% of the Albanian government.[6]


FSHF headquarters in Tirana


No. Name
Term in office
1 Luigj Shala 1928 1930
2 Rexhep Jella 1930 1932
3 Izedin Beshiri 1932 1932
4 Anton Mazreku 1945 1970
5 Zyber Konçi 1970 1980
6 Kristaq Miço 1980 1990
7 Eduard Dervishi 1990 1997
8 Miço Papadhopulli 1997 2002
9 Armand Duka 2002 Incumbent

Current sponsorships[edit]

General Sponsor

Technical Sponsor

Premium Sponsor

Official Sponsors

  • Uji Tepelene
  • Unionbank
  • Vas Tour
  • ama Caffe
  • MAK Albania Hotel | Kastrati Group
  • Infinity Destinations
  • Match Worn Shirt

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Results hint at Albanian ascension". 22 January 2015. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Foto e rrallë/ Ja si e ka pritur Ahmet Zogu ekipin kombëtar të futbollit" [Rare picture / Here's how Ahmet Zogu hosted the national football team] (in Albanian). Citynews. 27 December 2015. Archived from the original on 2018-01-12. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ "UEFA statement on Albania". 20 March 2008. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Duka re-elected as Albanian FA president". 10 March 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  5. ^ Bashkim Tufa (25 August 2010). "80 vjet futboll, Blater d he Platini në Tiranë" [80 years of football, Blatter and Platini in Tirana)] (in Albanian). Sport Ekspres. Retrieved 24 August 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Stadiumi i ri 60 milione euro" [New stadium 60 million euros] (in Albanian). 3 February 2011. Archived from the original on 2018-01-12. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ Inagurohet zyra e pare rajonale e FSHF-se ne Durres Archived 2017-12-10 at the Wayback Machine

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