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Albania women's national football team

Albania
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Kuq e Zinjtë
(Red and Blacks)
Association Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Altin Rraklli
Asst coach Ilir Sopi
Captain Aurora Seranaj
Most caps Pellumbesha Gjyli (6)
Top scorer Suada Jashari (4)
Home stadium Qemal Stafa
FIFA code ALB
FIFA ranking 73 Decrease6[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 59 (December 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 136 (December 2011)
First international
 Albania 1–0 Macedonia 
(Pogradec, Albania; May 5, 2011)[2]
Biggest win
 Macedonia 1–4 Albania 
(Struga, Macedonia; November 10, 2011)[2]
Biggest defeat
 Albania 0–11 Norway 
(Durrës, Albania; September 13, 2014)

The Albania women's national football team represents Albania in international women's football and is governed by Albanian Football Association (FSHF)

Contents

  • History 1
  • Results 2
  • Competitive record 3
    • World Cup 3.1
    • 2015 FIFA World Cup qualification 3.2
      • Preliminary round 3.2.1
      • Qualifying group stage 3.2.2
  • Current squad 4
  • Managers 5
  • Record against other countries 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The Albanian women's national football team was formed in 2011 and made their debut in a friendly against

  • Official website
  • FIFA profile

External links

  1. ^ FIFA Ranking
  2. ^ a b Kirill (16 August 2010). "Albania matches". Kirill. Archived from the original on 20 August 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Seranaj scores as Albania women make their international debut UEFA.com
  4. ^ Sue Prior. "Winning International debut for Liz". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Montenegro vs. Albania 2 - 4". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Albania vs. Montenegro 4 - 3". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Albania vs. Macedonia FYR 2 - 0". Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  8. ^ Δράμα -Αλβανία μέσα απο το φακό
  9. ^ Αυλαία στο τουρνουά της Δράμας (+photos)- Κόγγουλη "Καλό τεστ το τουρουά για την Εθνική"
  10. ^  
  11. ^  

References

Opponent Games Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Differential
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 0 8 -8
 Greece 2 1 0 1 1 4 -3
 Latvia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Luxembourg 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
 Macedonia 4 3 0 1 10 5 +5
 Malta 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
 Montenegro 2 2 0 0 8 5 +3
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 1 14 -13
 Norway 2 0 0 2 0 18 -18
 Portugal 2 0 0 2 1 10 -9
10 Countries 19 8 1 10 26 66 −40

Record against other countries

  1. Altin Rraklli

This is a list of the managers of Albania since 2011:

Managers

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Pellumbesha Gjyli (1986-08-31) August 31, 1986 6 0
1 1GK Rifadije Shala (1983-07-05) July 5, 1983 4 0 Ada Velipojë
1GK Armonela Kola (1994-04-01) April 1, 1994 0 0 Shkendija Durres
2DF Xhuljeta Preci (1994-12-16) December 16, 1994 1 0 Juban Danja
2DF Erida Bajrakurtaj (1994-03-16) March 16, 1994 0 0 Ada Velipojë
2DF Denisa Proto (1991-04-25) April 25, 1991 1 0 Ada Velipojë
2DF Lumturie Muhadri (1982-11-30) November 30, 1982 0 0 ZFK Skiponjat
2DF Cyme Lulaj (1989-10-20) October 20, 1989 0 0 Kinostudio Tirana
2DF Albina Rrahmani (1989-02-24) February 24, 1989 1 0 FC Prishtina
2DF Fitore Govori (1987-08-03) August 3, 1987 1 1 FC Prishtina
2DF Nora Selmani (1980-11-01) November 1, 1980 0 0 FC Prishtina
2DF Fationa Borova (1992-10-27) October 27, 1992 0 0 Ada Velipojë
2DF Ornela Smajli (1994-05-14) May 14, 1994 0 0 Ada Velipojë
3MF Furtuna Velaj (1990-08-03) August 3, 1990 4 3 PK-35 Vantaa
3MF Geldona Morina (1994-08-03) August 3, 1994 1 Essen
3MF Dafina Memedov (1990-02-21) February 21, 1990 2 1 IFK Norrköping DFK
3MF Aurora Seranaj(Captain) (1982-05-14) May 14, 1982 2 1 S.S. Lazio
3MF Suada Jashari (1988-10-19) October 19, 1988 2 2 KFF Kosova
3MF Xhemile Berisha (1981-07-22) July 22, 1981 1 1 FC Prishtina
3MF Megi Doci (1996-10-14) October 14, 1996 Tirana AS
3MF Marsela Djegsina (1995-05-13) May 13, 1995 0 0 The Door
3MF Jesmira Tula (1996-06-09) June 9, 1996 Ada Velipojë
3MF Anela Vishkulli (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 Kinostudio Tirana
3MF Endrina Elezaj (1997-01-12) January 12, 1997 0 0 Kinostudio Tirana
3MF Elizabeta Ejupi (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994 1 0 Charlton Athletic
3MF Dielona Luta (1994-11-09) November 9, 1994 0 0 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr
3MF Arjeta Krasniqi (1989-06-29) 29 June 1989 1 0 TuS St.Hubert
4FW Ellvana Curo (1992-01-22) January 22, 1992 2 1 Box Hill
4FW Ana Baro (1992-11-01) November 1, 1992 2 1 Tus Rodenbach
4FW Arbnora Robelli (1992-09-03) September 3, 1992 2 0 IS Halmia
4FW Avdije Veliu (1988-01-16) January 16, 1988 0 0 Ada Velipojë
4FW Emanuela Jaku (1993-05-11) May 11, 1993 1 0 Juban Danja
4FW Blerta Kaçiu (1992-02-24) February 24, 1992 0 0 KFF Kosova
2DF Arta Rama (1996-10-10) October 10, 1996 0 0 Kinostudio Tirana

Current squad

17 September 2014
16:30
Greece  4–0  Albania
Franja Goal 2' (o.g.)
Kokoviadou Goal 31'
Kongouli Goal 74'
Panteliadou Goal 90+2'
Report
Veria Stadium, Veria
Referee: Sabine Bonnin (France)

13 September 2014
13:00
Albania  0–11  Norway
Report Herlovsen Goal 18'45+2'82'
Mjelde Goal 34'66'
HansenGoal 40'89'
Hergerberg Goal 60'63'
Haavi Goal 85'
Enget Goal 90+1'

14 June 2014
18:00
Albania  0–3  Portugal
Report Mendes Goal 54'
Malho Goal 63'
Pereira Goal 66'
Loni Papuçiu Stadium, Fier
Attendance: 100
Referee: Florence Guillemin (France)

10 April 2014
19:00
Netherlands  10–1  Albania
van den Heiligenberg Goal 4'
Slegers Goal 28'31'32'79'90+3'
Gjini Goal 45+4' (o.g.)
Martens Goal 78'82'
Bakker Goal 90+1'
Report Rrahmani Goal 45+4'
Stadion De Braak, Helmond
Attendance: 3,518
Referee: Yuliya Medvedeva-Keldyusheva (Kazakhstan)

5 April 2014
16:00
Albania  0–6  Belgium
Report Van de Putte Goal 11'
Wullaert Goal 54'
Mermans Goal 65'
Zeler Goal 74'84'87'
Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
Attendance: 300
Referee: Lilach Asulin (Israel)

12 February 2014
13:30
Portugal  7–1  Albania
Mendes Goal 19'45+2'69'
Rodrigues Goal 27'90+2'
Silva Goal 61'
Garcia Goal 88'
Report Serenaj Goal 49'
Estádio Municipal de Abrantes, Abrantes
Attendance: 1129
Referee: Kristina Husballe (Denmark)

30 October 2013
14:30
Albania  1–0  Greece
Velaj Goal 52' Report
Niko Dovana Stadium, Durrës
Attendance: 1000
Referee: Aneliya Sinabova (Bulgaria)

26 October 2013
16:00
Norway  7–0  Albania
Christensen Goal 12'
Thorsnes Goal 29'
Mjelde Goal 45+2'
Hansen Goal 51'70'73'
Gulbrandsen Goal 62'
Report
Sarpsborg
Attendance: 1528
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

26 September 2013
17:00
Albania  0–4  Netherlands
Report Melis Goal 4'8'53'
Slegers Goal 90+1'
Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Rhona Daly (Ireland)

21 September 2013
19:00
Belgium  2–0  Albania
Philtjens Goal 17'
Zeler Goal 53' (pen.)
Report
King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Attendance: 1,526
Referee: Linn Andersson (Sweden)
  1. ^ a b GRE scored more head-to-head goals than ALB
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
Notes:
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Norway 10 9 0 1 41 5 +36 27 Women's World Cup
2  Netherlands 10 8 1 1 43 6 +37 25 Play-offs
3  Belgium 10 6 1 3 34 11 +23 19
4  Portugal 10 4 0 6 19 21 −2 12
5  Greece 10 1 0 9 6 49 −43 3[1]
6  Albania 10 1 0 9 3 54 −51 3[1]

Qualifying group stage

9 April 2013
16:00
Luxembourg  1–2  Albania
Maurer Goal 45' Report Jashari Goal 16'
Velaj Goal 69'
Centenary, Ta'Qali
Referee: Petra Chudá (Slovakia)

6 April 2013
11:00
Albania  2-0  Latvia
Memedov Goal 17'
Velaj Goal 41'
Report
Centenary, Ta'Qali
Referee: Yuliya Medvedeva-Keldyusheva (Kazakhstan)

4 April 2013
16:00
Albania  1–1  Malta
Curo Goal 76' Report Theuma Goal 80'
Centenary, Ta'Qali
Referee: Petra Chudá (Slovakia)
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Malta 3 2 1 0 9 1 +8 7
 Albania 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7
 Latvia 3 0 1 2 0 4 −4 1
 Luxembourg 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 1

Preliminary round

2015 FIFA World Cup qualification

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
2007 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
2011 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Canada
2015
Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -

World Cup

Competitive record

Date Opposition Result Score Competition
September 21, 2013  Belgium L 0–2 2015 WWC Q. G5
September 26, 2013  Netherlands L 0–4 2015 WWC Q. G5
October 26, 2013  Norway L 0–7 2015 WWC Q. G5
October 30, 2013  Greece W 1–0 2015 WWC Q. G5
February 12, 2014  Portugal L 1–7 2015 WWC Q. G5
April 5, 2014  Belgium L 0–6 2015 WWC Q. G5
April 10, 2014  Netherlands L 1–10 2015 WWC Q. G5
June 14, 2014  Portugal L 0–3 2015 WWC Q. G5
September 13, 2014  Norway L 0–11 2015 WWC Q. G5
September 17, 2014  Portugal L 0–4 2015 WWC Q. G5

Results

On the 18 December 2012, it was announced that Albania would be in a group with Malta, Luxembourg and Latvia in the preliminary round of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification.[10] This was the first time Albania entered a senior competitive tournament. Albania secured a top-two finish on the final day of 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup preliminary round mini-tournament to earn a slot in the qualifying group stage. Albania are still unbeaten after seven senior internationals, all but one of those wins.[11] On 21 September 2013, Albania officially succumbed to their first lost against Belgium in the World Cup Qualifying group stage.

On the 15 May 2012, Albania faced Montenegro in Bar and won 2-4. [5] Three days later, the Albanian won again with a rematch against Montenegro, winning 4-3 at the Loro Boriçi Stadium in Shkodër. [6] On the 22nd of May, Albania encountered Macedonia FYR again, this time with a 2-0 win with 2 goals from Suada Jashari. [7] The national team had so far been undefeated in 5 games, 15 goals scored, and 6 goals conceded. On the 29th of August, The Albanian national team participated in an unofficial football tournament held in Drama. The national team drew 1-1 with Amazons Drama[8] and lost 0-3 to Greece.[9]

The second victory against Macedonia FYR is currently the national team's biggest win. [4]. Struga communities, notably Furtuna Velaj, Dafina Memedov, Ellvana Curo, Elizabeta Ejupi, Arjeta Krasniqi and Arbnora Robelli. The national team ended the year with their second win against Macedonia FYR away in Albanian diaspora Towards the end of 2011, the national team strengthened its squad with the arrival of football players from the [3]

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