1946 Balkan Cup

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1946 Balkan Cup
Kupa e Ballkanit 1946
(in Albanian)
2007 stamps of Albania-National Team 1946.jpg
Albanian stamp issued in 2007 commemorating the 60th anniversary of Albania's victory in the 1946 Balkan Cup
Tournament details
Host country Albania
Dates 7–13 October 1946
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Albania (1st title)
Runners-up  Yugoslavia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 40 (6.67 per match)
Attendance 130,000 (21,667 per match)
Top scorer(s) Albania Loro Boriçi
Albania Qamil Teliti
Romania Nicolae Reuter
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Božidar Sandić
(2 goals each)
1936
1947

The 1946 Balkan Cup was the 8th edition of this tournament. The winner was Albania.[1]

Squads[edit]

Albania[edit]

Head coach: Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Ljubiša Broćić

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Dodë Tahiri (1918-11-27)27 November 1918 (aged 27) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
1GK Giacomo Poselli (1921-07-22)22 July 1921 (aged 25) 0 Albania Flamurtari Vlorë
2DF Muhamet Dibra (1923-10-31)31 October 1923 (aged 22) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Rexhep Spahiu (1923-01-21)21 January 1923 (aged 23) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
2DF Xhavit Shyqyri Demneri (1919-01-01)1 January 1919 (aged 27) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
2DF Bahri Kavaja (1922-01-01)1 January 1922 (aged 24) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
2DF Besim Fagu (1925-01-01)1 January 1925 (aged 21) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
3MF Sllave Llambi (1919-06-26)26 June 1919 (aged 27) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
3MF Bimo Fakja (1920-01-01)1 January 1920 (aged 26) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
3MF Aristidh Parapani (1926-01-01)1 January 1926 (aged 20) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
3MF Vasif Biçaku (1922-03-02)2 March 1922 (aged 24) 0 Albania 17 Nentori Tiranë
4FW Qamil Teliti (1919-01-01)1 January 1919 (aged 27) 0 Albania Besa Kavajë
4FW Loro Boriçi (captain) (1922-08-04)4 August 1922 (aged 24) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër
4FW Pal Mirashi (1925-12-13)13 December 1925 (aged 20) 0 Albania Vllaznia Shkodër

Bulgaria[edit]

Head coach: Todor Konov

Romania[edit]

Head coach: Virgil Economu

Yugoslavia[edit]

(Age as of 7 October 1946, the date of the tournament's opening match between Albania and Yugoslavia; caps column lists national team appearances prior to tournament)
Head coaches: Milorad Arsenijević and Aleksandar Tirnanić

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Zvonko Monsider (1920-01-08)8 January 1920 (aged 26) 2 2 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
1GK Franjo Šoštarić (1919-08-01)1 August 1919 (aged 27) 0 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
2DF Miroslav Brozović (captain) (1917-08-26)26 August 1917 (aged 29) 4 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
2DF Dragutin Lojen (1919-05-19)19 May 1919 (aged 27) 1 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Zlatko Čajkovski (1923-11-24)24 November 1923 (aged 22) 1 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
2DF Ivica Horvat (1926-07-16)16 July 1926 (aged 20) 2 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
3MF Aleksandar Atanacković (1920-04-29)29 April 1920 (aged 26) 1 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
3MF Prvoslav Mihajlović (1921-04-13)13 April 1921 (aged 25) 0 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
4FW Frane Matošić (1918-11-25)25 November 1918 (aged 27) 9 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Hajduk Split
3MF Franjo Rupnik (1921-05-05)5 May 1921 (aged 25) 1 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
4FW Stjepan Bobek (1923-12-03)3 December 1923 (aged 22) 2 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
2DF Kiril Simonovski (1915-10-19)19 October 1915 (aged 30) 2 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
4FW Franjo Wölfl (1918-05-18)18 May 1918 (aged 28) 4 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dinamo Zagreb
2DF Miomir Petrović (1922-12-01)1 December 1922 (aged 23) 0 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade
4FW Božidar Sandić (1922-10-26)26 October 1922 (aged 23) 0 0 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OFK Belgrade

Table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Albania (C) 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 4
2  Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
3  Romania 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 3
4  Bulgaria 3 0 1 2 4 7 −3 1
Updated to match(es) played on 13 October 1946. Source: EU-Football.info
Rules for classification: Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion.

Results[edit]

Albania  2–3  Yugoslavia
Mirashi Goal 6'
Teliti Goal 8'
Report Matošić Goal 47'
Bobek Goal 48'
Čajkovski Goal 78'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Radu Istrate (Romania)

Bulgaria  2–2  Romania
Negrescu Goal 33' (o.g.)
Milev Goal 22'
Report Reuter Goal 40'
Tóth Goal 88'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marijan Matančić (Yugoslavia)

Albania  3–1  Bulgaria
Boriçi Goal 30'65' (pen.)
Mirashi Goal 68'
Report Spasov Goal 5'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Radu Istrate (Romania)

Romania  2–1  Yugoslavia
Reuter Goal 18'
Fabian Goal 24'
Report Simonovski Goal 42'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Andrey Zlatarev (Bulgaria)

Albania  1–0  Romania
Teliti Goal 55' Report
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Marijan Matančić (Yugoslavia)

Bulgaria  1–2  Yugoslavia
Laskov Goal 88' Report Sandić Goal 35'70'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Qazim Dervishi (Albania)

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]

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