Coach Fredi Stefo

Fredi has been involved with soccer all his life. At age 14 he was chosen amongst 22 Albanian players to attend the prestigious ''High School of Soccer Mastery'' in Tirana, Albania. From this point on he continued studies at the University of Sports in Tirana with a concentration in soccer. While attending the university, and after graduation he played in the Albanian Super League, the most prestigious professional league in Albania to this day. In the role of a coach he has more than 20 years of experience, coaching different age groups, peaking with 7 years of coaching Skenderbeu in the Albanian Super League. Due to a great deal of knowledge, Fredi has a lot of success, and currently two of his former players, are active internationally. Many others play in competitive leagues such as those in Germany, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Ukraine. He has a lot of passion for Italian soccer due to his strong connections as a player and as a coach with some of the best Italian coaches and lecturers. He holds a "Pro" License from the Albanian Federation and a UEFA "A" license.






Fredi and Franco Ferrari (Technical Director of the Italian Soccer School "Coverciano")









Summary of qualifications

  More than 20 years experience as the head coach of highly competitive soccer training and coaching. A successful record of managing athletic programs, recruiting, and developing talent at the professional, high school, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Self-motivated, able to set effective priorities to achieve immediate and long term goals and meet deadlines. Developed interpersonal skills, having dealt with diversity of soccer players, staff team and club members. Adapts easily to new concepts and responsibilities. Fluent in English, Greek and Albanian.

Coaching highlights/Achievements as Player

  • 2009 - Present:
Head Coach of U14 Boys and U16 boys in MPL First Division with FC United
  • 2009 - Present:
Head Coach of Girl’s Varsity Soccer at Bancroft High School, winner of
  • 2008:
Girl’s Soccer Development director at Marianapolis High School
  • 2006-2009:
  • 2007:
Head Coach of U12 Boys with FC Napoli
Assistant Coach of Varsity boys soccer at SPM High School
  • 2005-2006:
Coach at the Soccer Extreme NE Academy
  • 2001-2004:
Director of the Soccer Academy of the sport club KF Skenderbeu”, winner of two championships with the youth team in 2003 and 2004
  • 1994-2001:
Manager coach do the soccer club KF Skenderbeu, participant of the Superliga of Albania, winner of “Coach Perspective” in May, 1996 and winner of “Friends in the Balkans Cup” in Kozani, Greece in June 1999
  • 1986-1994:
Manager coach of the youth soccer team of KF Skenderbeu, winner of 1993 championship
  • 1978-1985:
Professional player with KF Skenderbeu of Korca, and Shkendija of Tirana


  • 2011:
UEFA A License  
  • 2004:
UEFA B License  
  • 1999-2003:
  • 2000
  • 1980-1983
Provided with coach license group “Pro” by the Albanian Soccer Federation
Participant of the UEFA “Progress” II Education Cycle on coaching
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Soccer Studies, High Institute of Physical Education of Tirana, Albania