* The Albanian Football Federation (FSHF) celebrates 90 years of FIFA membership
* FIFA President Gianni Infantino has praised the member association for its continued commitment to football development
* The President sent a special message to commemorate the anniversary
Fifa | May 14, 2022 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a congratulatory message to the Albanian Football Federation (FSHF), on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of its membership in FIFA.
The FSHF was created in 1930 and joined FIFA two years later. Speaking via video message, the FIFA President praised the FSHF for their continued commitment to developing the game at all levels – attributing in particular the men’s national team’s recent successes in UEFA EURO qualifying 2016 and the progress made in the development of women’s football around the world. country.
Message from the FIFA President | 90th anniversary of the Football Association of Albania – YouTube
Mr Infantino said: “Since becoming a member of FIFA in 1932, your association has created a long and distinguished record of collaboration, football development, progress and success at all levels of football. male, female and junior.
“You all know well the importance of hard work, passion, commitment and giving every talent a chance on the biggest stages of all, and the recent successes are clear proof of that.”
The FIFA President also took the opportunity to once again thank Albania for the role it played in hosting refugees from Afghanistan – when in October and November 2021, FIFA helped evacuate 163 vulnerable people linked to women’s sport in Afghanistan.
The FIFA President added: “Off the pitch, your country has also been an example of solidarity in the most trying times. In 2021, you opened your doors to members of the Afghan women’s football community – to a time when staying in their home country became too dangerous and I thank your country for this exceptional gesture of kindness. I am proud to work alongside you to continue to ensure that the power of football is used to have a positive impact on society around the world.
The president concluded his message by wishing good luck to the FSHF for the organization of the next final of the Kupa e Shqipërisë, which will take place on May 31 and will be disputed between Vllaznia and Laçi.