| 2012–13 Albanian First Division|
The 2011–12 Albanian First Division (Albanian: Kategoria e Parë) will be the xxth season of a second-tier Association football league in Albania and the yyth name under the name Albanian First Division. Its begin and end dates are yet to be determined.
The league will reduce its number of teams from sixteen to fourteen for this season.
2011–12 Albanian First Division Wikipedia
The league will comprise fourteen teams, the teams ranked fifth through twelfth from the 2010–11 season, two relegated teams from the 2010–11 Superliga, the two group winners of the 2010–11 Second Division, the two losing teams from the promotion/relegation playoffs between First Division and Superliga teams and the two winning teams from the promotion/relegation playoffs between First Division and Second Division teams.
Pogradeci have earned direct promotion to the 2011–12 Superliga season. They will be replaced by Elbasani, who were relegated at the end of the 2010–11 Superliga season. Three additional directly promoted teams, as well as the other team to be directly relegated from the 2010–11 Superliga, are yet to be determined.
Partizani Tirana were directly relegated to the 2011–12 Second Division after finishing the 2010–11 First Division season at the bottom of the table. The other team to be directly relegated, as well as both Second Division group winners, which will earn direct promotion, are yet to be determined.
The teams listed below have already mathematically achieved qualification for the 2011–12 season.
Updated to games played on 12 May 2012.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.