The Albanian league is split into 4 divisions. The Albanian Superliga (Albanian: Kategoria superiore) was formed in 1930. In 1998 the Superliga took his current name and is the highest level of Albanian Football. It currently comprises 12 teams. The Superliga displaced the First Division (Albanian: Kategoria e Parë) as the top division, and this is now Albanian Football's second tier. Below this is Second Division (Albanian: Kategoria e dyte), which is divided geographically into A & B.
The winners of the league are entitled to compete in the UEFA Champions League at the First qualifying round stage. The runners-up are entitled to compete in the UEFA Cup, also at the First qualifying round stage. KF Tirana hold the record for Albanian league titles, with 24.
The Albanian Football Cup (Albanian: Kupa e Shqipërisë), which is the country's main knockout cup competition, was established in 1939. The winners are entitled to compete in the UEFA Cup, at the First qualifying round stage.
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