2007–08 Libyan Premier League
14th Libyan Premier League title
|CAF Champions League 2009||Al Ittihad
Al Ahly Tripoli
|CAF Confederation Cup 2009||Khaleej Sirte (via Libyan Cup)
Al Ahly Benghazi
|Top goalscorer||Abdelhameed Zidane (21)|
|Biggest home win||Al Ahly Tripoli 10-2 Al Suqoor
|Biggest away win||Al Wahda 1–5 Al Ittihad (2007-10-11)
Al Suqoor 0-4 Al Ittihad (2008-07-19)
|Highest scoring||Al Ahly Tripoli 10-2 Al Suqoor
In a more closely contested league contest than in recent seasons, Al Ittihad took until week 28 to secure their 14th league title. Al Ahly Tripoli challenged their close rivals all the way in the title race, but just four points from their last three games, including a humiliating 1-0 defeat to eventually relegated Al Tahaddy, ended their title hopes and their 29-game unbeaten record, which had lasted all year. Al Ittihad also went through the league season unbeaten. After just one defeat in the 2006-07 season, this shows signs that the Big Two are pulling even further away, proved by the 20-point gap between 2nd placed Al Ahly Tripoli and 3rd placed Al Ahly Benghazi.
2007-08 was a very successful season for Khaleej Sirte. The club won two trophies (its first major honours since the three Sirte clubs merged to form Khaleej Sirte). The club won the Libyan Confederation Cup, a newly created trophy similar to England's League Cup, before later lifting the Libyan Cup, beating Al Madina in a tense final 1-0.
At the bottom, Al Suqoor and Nojom Ajdabiya both had very poor seasons, with just 9 wins between the two sides. Al Suqoor suffered one of the worst defeats in Libyan history, as they were crushed 10-2 by A Ahli Tripoli. Al Urouba did put up a decent fight, winning 4 of their last 7 matches, nearly half of the number of wins they had obtained in their previous 23 matches. In the end, they paid the price for losing to relegation rivals.
There are 16 clubs in the League. During the course of the season each clubs plays others two times, for a total of 30 games. At the end of season, the bottom three sides are automatically relegated to the Libyan Second Division, and the fourth bottom side goes into the Relegation Play-Off.
|Ahly Benghazi||Benghazi||28 March Stadium|
|Ahly Tripoli||Tripoli||11 June Stadium|
|Akhdar||Bayda||Green Document Stadium|
|Nojom Ajdabiya||Ajdabiya||10 March Stadium|
|Ittihad||Tripoli||11 June Stadium|
|Madina||Tripoli||11 June Stadium|
|Nasr||Benghazi||28 March Stadium|
|Al Shat||Tripoli||Ali Alsgozy Stadium|
|Suqoor||Tobruk||2 March Stadium|
|Tahaddy||Benghazi||28 March Stadium|
|Khaleej Sirte||Sirte||2 March Stadium|
- First Match: Al Ahly Tripoli vs. Nojom Ajdabiya - September 20, 2007
- First Referee: Naaji al Khabaat - Al Ahly Tripoli vs. Nojom Ajdabiya - September 20, 2007
- First Goal Scored: Ali Hussein Rehema for Al Ahly Tripoli against Nojom Ajdabiya - September 20, 2007
- Last Goal Scored: Reyad Ellafi for Al Ittihad against Nojom Ajdabiya - July 22, 2008
- First Sending Off: Aqila Bousedrah for Nojom Ajdabiya against Al Ahly Tripoli - September 20, 2007
- Total Number of Goals Scored: 618 (480 matches played - average 1.2875 goals per game)
- Most Goals Scored by One Team: 77 goals - Al Ahly Tripoli
- Least Goals Conceded by One Team: 16 goals - Al Ittihad
- Most Goals Conceded by One Team: 69 goals - Al Suqoor
- Biggest Scoreline: Al Ahly Tripoli 10 - 2 Al Suqoor - December 12, 2007
- Most Wins: 26 - Al Ittihad
- Most Draws: 13 - Al Madina
- Most Defeats: 23 - Nojom Ajdabiya
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Ittihad (C)||30||26||4||0||68||16||+52||82||CAF Champions League 2009|
|2||Ahly Tripoli||30||23||6||1||77||28||+49||75||CAF Champions League 2009|
|3||Ahly Benghazi||30||15||10||5||44||20||+24||55||CAF Confederation Cup 2009|
|5||Khaleej Sirte||30||11||8||11||34||35||−1||41||CAF Confederation Cup 2009||NSR 0–1 KHA
KHA 1–1 NSR
|11||Tersanah||30||8||9||13||32||40||−8||33||TER: 10 pts 5–2
WAH: 3 pts 3–4
THD: 2 pts 5–7
|13||Tahaddy (R)||30||8||9||13||37||42||−5||33||Qualification to Promotion/Relegation Playoffs|
|14||Urouba (R)||30||9||4||17||29||47||−18||31||Relegation to the Libyan Second Division|
|16||Nojom Ajdabiya (R)||30||3||4||23||25||67||−42||13|
Updated to games played on July 22, 2008.
Source: Libyan Premier League at kooora.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) goal difference; 6) number of goals scored
* Al Akhdar deducted 3 points for cancelling their match with Al Ittihad
** Al Nasr deducted 1 point for failing to show up for their match against Al Shat
*** Al Suqoor deducted one point for abandoning their match with Al Ahly Tripoli
Khaleej Sirte qualify for CAF Confederation Cup as Libyan Cup winners
(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.
Head-to-Head: used when head-to-head record is used to rank tied teams.
|Home \ Away||AHLB||AHLT||AKH||ITT||JAZ||KHA||MAD||NSR||NJMA||OLY||SHT||SQR||THD||TER||URO||WAH|
Updated to games played on 28 July 2008.
Source: Libyan Premier League @ goalzz.com
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
- 21 goals
- 18 goals
- 16 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
- 11 goals
- Best Foreign Player (sponsored by Libyana & Al Madar) - Mahdi Karim (Al Ahly Tripoli)
- Golden Boot - Abdelhameed Zidane (Al Akhdar) - 21 goals
- Goal of the Season - Mahdi Karim for Al Ahly Tripoli vs. Al Madina - January 4, 2008
- Young Player of the Year - Sapol Mani of Al Ittihad