Sport in Albania

Albania is a beautiful country with a wide range of sports history. Its traditional sports have a lot to do with survival like hunting and fishing but by far their most popular sport is football.

Albanians love football so much that it has a lot of professional teams and virtually all towns and cities have a form of amateur league. This then lead to a very high number of very good football players from Albania or have an Albanian heritage. However, there are a lot of Albanian players being scooped up by other countries like Switzerland, Finland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Germany. This could explain the talent-drain in the Albanian national football team.

The Albanian national soccer team have an unusually high number of players who, though ethnically Albanian, are from the Kosovo area. But they do have some pretty impressive players like Altin Lala, the best goal keeper in Albanian football history. On the other end of the spectrum, Erjon Bogdani is the highest goal scorer in the rich history of Albanian football. What is interesting though is as far as the world stage is concerned, Albania has not faired too well being one of the lower ranked teams in both FIFA and UEFA World Cups.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Albania.

Popular sports of Albania

Albania Sporting Success

Athletes from Albania

Albania Sports trivia

Albania at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Albania

Upcoming sporting events in Albania

Annual sporting events held in Albania

Sporting Facilities in Albania

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