Albania national football team
Albania national football team is the national football team of Albania. Although it never played any matches, the Albanian national football team existed before FSHF was created. This is witnessed by the registration of the team in the Balkan Cup tournament of 1929-1931, which started in 1929 (although Albania eventually retired from the competition, before the competition started). FSHF was founded on June 6, 1930, and Albania had to wait 16 years to play its first international match, debuting against Yugoslavia in 1946. In 1932, Albania joined FIFA (during the congress June 12 — June 16) and in 1954, it was one of the founding members of UEFA.
|Nickname(s)||Kuq e Zinjtë (The Red and Blacks)|
Shqiponjat (The Eagles)
|Association||Federata Shqiptare e Futbollit (FSHF)|
|Head coach||Christian Panucci|
|Most caps||Lorik Cana (93)|
|Top scorer||Erjon Bogdani (18)|
|Current||66 (27 May 2021)|
|Highest||22 (August 2015)|
|Lowest||124 (August 1997)|
Albania 5–0 Montenegro
(Shkodër, Albania; 22 August 1946)
Albania 2–3 Yugoslavia
(Tirana, Albania; 7 October 1946)
| Albania 6–1 Cyprus |
(Tirana, Albania; 12 August 2009)
| Hungary 12–0 Albania |
(Budapest, Hungary; 24 September 1950)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2016)|
|Best result||Group stage (2016)|
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