Albania National Football Team is standing 67th position in Fifa World Rankings at the moment. It makes them 31th best team of Europe. Albania is always playing good matches in home. If they even lose they are playing pretty well football in Albania But I can’t say that it’s same in away matches. If they were playing good in away matches I think they could be in better position at the moment. They have proved that in Euro 2012 Qualification Groups. They only got a lose against France in home matches in qualifications.
Albania started well World Cup Qualifications Stages. They won against Cyprus with 3-1 score in Home. However they lost against Switzerland in an away match. They played well against Switzerland but they couldn’t manage to score any goal in Switzerland. In third match they got a surprising result in Albania and lose against Iceland… Iceland scored goals at the beginning of match and at the end of match and played good counter attack football against Albania. Albania’s fourth match was at Albania again and they win against Slovenia.
Important Players of Albania
Samir Ujkani: 24 years old goalkepeer is playing for Palermo in Italy. He started professional football in Sporting West Harelbeke in Belgium in 2001. Anderlecht has transferred him for 2006-07 season and he started to play for Palermo in 2006. He also loaned to Novara from Palermo.
Lorik Cana: 29 years old defensive midfielder borned in Pristina and He started his professional football career at Paris Saint Germain in 2002. He is captain of Albania National Football Team and he is playing for Lazio at the moment. Lorik Cana already played for Marseille, Sunderland and Galatasaray. He capped 62 times for Albania National Football Team.
Edgar Cani:23 years old striker is one of the most important players of Albania National Football team. His youth career started at Pescara in Italy and he started to play in Pescara as a Professional in 2007-08 season. He is now playing for Polonia Warsaw in Poland. He capped 7 times in Albania National Football Team and scored 3 goals. When Erjon Bogdani got older people tought that Edgar Cani can replace him and they were right. He also played for Palermo, Ascoli, Padova, Piacenza and Modena in his career.
Erjon Bogdani: 36 years old striker started to football in Partizani Tirana. He capped 71 times for Albania National Football Team and it seems he will still play if they call him to squad. He is still playing football at Siena in Serie A. He scored 17 goals for Albania National Football Team. He also played for Genclerbirligi, NK Zagreb, Reggina, Salernitana, Verona, Chievo, Livorno and Cesena in his career.
Football Clubs in Albania
Albanian football clubs are not very successfull in Europe. They don’t have very good teams and they rarely grow good players in Albania. Albanian football players (good ones) generally grows in foreign countries. Their most known teams are Vllaznia, KF Tirana and Flamurtari.
Recent Results of Albania National Football Team
29/02/2012 Georgia 2 – 1 Albania
22/05/2012 Albania 2 – 1 Qatar
15/08/2012 Albania 0 – 0 Moldova
07/09/2012 Albania 3 – 1 Cyprus
11/09/2012 Switzerland 2 – 0 Albania
12/10/2012 Albania 1 – 2 Iceland
16/10/2012 Albania 1 – 0 Slovenia
14/11/2012 Albania 0 – 0 Cameroon
09/02/2011 Albania 1 – 2 Slovenia
26/03/2011 Albania 1 – 0 Belarus
07/06/2011 Bosnia-Herzegivona 2 – 0 Albania
20/06/2011 Argentina 4 – 0 Albania
10/08/2011 Albania 3 – 2 Montenegro
02/09/2011 Albania 1 – 2 France
06/09/2011 Luxembourg 2 – 1 Albania
07/10/2011 France 3 – 0 Albania
11/10/2011 Albania 1 – 1 Romania
11/11/2011 Albania 0 – 1 Azerbaijan
15/11/2011 Macedonia 0 – 0 Albania
Videos Of Albania National Football Team
Albania 1-0 Slovenia
Albania – Iceland : 1-2
Switzerland – Albania: 2-0