All caps and goals as of 16 November 2022 after match against San Marino. Players in bold have been called up or have played at least one full international match with national senior team. Recent call-ups The following players have been called up for the team within the last 12 months and are still available for selection. Coaching staff Current coaching staff: Name Head Coach Alban Bushi Assistant Coach Arjan Bellaj Goalkeeping Coach Alfred Osmani Athletic Coach Iris Selimi Team Doctor Erald Derveni Physiotherapists Gledi Rexha Edison Koçi Base materials Roland Rarani UEFA European Under-23 Championship The event was classified as a U-23 tournament where at time were played three competitions, 1972, 1974 & 1976.
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In the following 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification Group 4. Albania finished fourth leaving Hungary and Liechtenstein but trailing behind Greece, Israel and eventual Group winners Portugal. securing 12 points in the progress. Albania were able to win three matches in this qualifying. They beat Liechtenstein with 2-0 and away from home with the same result. As well as beating Hungary in Elbasan with 2–1 in fact.  They drew three times once against Israel in Elbasan with 1-1 and away to Hungary with 2-2 and in the derby at home against Greece with 0:0.
In the qualifiers of the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Albania left again behind Azerbaijan but trailed Scotland, Belarus, and Austria in the final rankings. In the qualifiers of the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Albania came last trailing behind Russia, Portugal, Poland, and Moldova. However, as a consolation for the first time an Albanian footballer, Armando Sadiku was the top goalscorer of the group. Albania drew in Russia against the famous hosts during that tournament, a noticeable fact.
Albania were also able to drew against Portugal in Durres with 2-2 during this qualifying. Albania suffered close loses against Poland in Grudziądz with 4-3 and to Russia with 0–1 in Durres respectively. 2015-2019 In the qualification in Group 4 Albania would finish in last place. They were able to beat Hungary with 0–2 away from home.  Albania would also beat notable Austria with 1–3 away from home in the Liebenauer Stadium in Graz.  As a fact Albanian won for the first time in their history more matches away than at home in an Under-21 qualification.
The team competes in the European Under-21 Football Championship, which is held every two years. Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Albanian under-21 team was formed. History Balkan Youth Championship Albania Under-21 participated in the Balkan Youth Championship as a succeder[clarification needed] of Under-23 team, in the 1976–78 and 1981 competitions, winning both with finals against Romania and Bulgaria. Notably in 1978, the second leg of the final match against Romania was characterized by a large Albania's win 7–1, which is the largest win ever recorded by Albania U-21.  1984 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship Albania Under-21s have managed to qualify only once in their history, and that came in the year of 1984 when they managed to qualify for the 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, although they were competing for the first time in such tournament.
 Competitive record UEFA European Under-21 Championship record UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification record Manager(s) Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA D 1978 Did not enter 1980 1982 1984 Quarter Final 6th of 8 2 0 6 4 9 3 Rreli & Rragami 1986 Did not qualify 1 7 1988 10 1990 5 8 1992 13 1994 18 1996 1998 19 2000 21 2002 2004 2006 12 27 Bushati 2007 2009 2011 11 20 2013 Gega 2015 15 2017 Jupi 2019 17 Bushi 2021 16 Total 149 30 35 84 136 282 Note: The year of the tournament represents the year in which it ends. Fixtures and results Players Current squad The following players were called up for the friendly matches against San Marino and Montenegro, on 16 and 20 November 2022.