2009–10 Egyptian Premier League

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Egyptian Premier League
Season 2009–10
Champions Al Ahly
Relegated Ghazl Mehalla
Mansoura
Asyut Petroleum
CAF Champions
League
Al Ahly (1st)
Zamalek (2nd)
CAF Confederation
Cup
Ismaily (3rd)
Haras El Hodood (CW)
Top goalscorer Minusu Buba (14 Goals)
Biggest home win

El Mansoura SC 4-0 Asyut Petroleum
(24 November 2009)
El-Ittihad 4-0 Asyut Petroleum
(11 December 2009)
Ittihad El-Shorta 4-0 Ghazl El-Mehalla
(15 December 2009)
Haras El Hodood 4-0 ENPPI
(29 April 2010)

Zamalek 4-1 Asyut Petroleum
(13 May 2010)
Biggest away win

Petrojet 1-4 Haras El Hodood
(25 March 2010)

Petrojet 0-3 Al-Mokawloon
(17 May 2010)
Highest scoring

El Geish 2-4 Al-Ahly
(11 September 2009)
Al-Ahly 4-2 Ittihad El-Shorta
(12 February 2010)
Asyut Petroleum 3-3 El Geish
(24 March 2010)
Zamalek 3-3 Al-Ahly
(16 April 2010)
Al-Mokawloon 4-2 Asyut Petroleum
(16 April 2010)

Asyut Petroleum 4-2 El-Ittihad
(3 May 2010)

The 2009–10 Egyptian Premier League is the fifty-third season of the Egyptian Premier League since its establishment in 1948. A total of 16 teams are contesting the league, with Al-Ahly the defending champions for the fifth year in a row and for the thirty-fourth time in total. The Egyptian season began on 6 August 2009 and ended on 17 May 2010.[1]

The defending champions, Al Ahly, won its sixth league title in a row after a 3-0 won against Mansoura.[2]

Overview[edit]

Promotion and relegation[edit]

Teams promoted from 2008-09 Egyptian Second Division

Teams relegated to 2009–10 Egyptian Second Division

Teams & Stadiums[edit]

The recently opened Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria its capacity 80,000 is currently mainly used for international competitions for Egyptian National Team, it was constructed as part of Egypt's failed bid to land the 2010 FIFA World Cup. However, there is speculation that League sides from Alexandria will eventually call it their home grounds. Cairo International Stadium is home to Egypt giants Al-Ahly and Al-Zamalek and Ismailia Stadium is home to Al-Ismaily.

Club Location Venue Seating Capacity
Al-Ahly Cairo Cairo International Stadium 74,100
Asyut Petroleum Asyut Asiut University Stadium 25,000
ENPPI Club Cairo Petro Sport Stadium 25,000
Talaea El-Geish Cairo Military Academy Stadium 22,000
Ghazl El-Mehalla El-Mehalla El Mahalla Stadium 29,000
Gouna Hurghada Gouna FC Stadium 13,000
Haras El Hodood Alexandria Haras El Hodood Stadium 22,000
Ismaily Ismailia Ismailia Stadium 18,525
Al-Ittihad Al-Sakndary Alexandria Alexandria Stadium 13,660
Al-Mansoura El Mansoura El Mansoura Stadium 20,000
Al-Masry Port Said Port Said Stadium 17,988
Military Production Cairo Military Production Stadium 30,000
Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab Cairo Osman Ahmed Osman 35,000
Petrojet Suez Suez Stadium 25,000
Police Union Cairo Military Academy Stadium 22,000
Al-Zamalek Giza Cairo International Stadium 74,100
For a full list of Stadiums List of Stadiums in Egypt.
For a full list of clubs see List of football clubs in Egypt.

Personnel and sponsoring[edit]

Team Chairman Team Coach Team Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Al-Ahly Egypt Hassan Hamdy Egypt Hossam El-Badry Egypt Ahmed Belal Adidas Vodafone
ENPPI Egypt Tarek Ghanim Egypt Diaa Al-Sayed Egypt Adel Moustafa Nike ENPPI
Ghazl El-Mehalla Egypt Foad Abd El-Alim Egypt Mohamed Radwan Diadora McDonald's
El Geish Egypt Mostafa Kamel Egypt Farouk Gaafar Egypt Abdel Sattar Sabry Diadora McDonald's
Gouna Egypt Samih Sawiris Egypt Ismail Youssef Umbro Mobinil
Haras El Hodood Egypt Abdel Rehim Mohamed Egypt Tarek El Ashry Egypt Mohamed Halim Umbro McDonald's
Ismaily Egypt Nasr Abou El-Hassan Egypt Emad Soliman Egypt Mohamed Homos Venecia[disambiguation needed]
El-Ittihad Egypt Mohamed Meselhy Brazil Carlos Cabral Egypt Ibrahim El-Shayeb Diadora McDonald's
El-Masry Egypt Kamel Abou Aly Egypt Anwer Salama Egypt Amr El-Desouky Diadora McDonald's
Mansoura Egypt Ibrahim Megahed Egypt Mohamed Helmy Diadora McDonald's
Military Production Egypt Egypt Tarek Yehia Diadora McDonald's
Mokawloon Egypt Ibrahim Mahlab Egypt Mohamed Amer Diadora Royal Ceramic
Petrojet Egypt Tag El-Din Moharam Egypt Mokhtar Mokhtar Egypt Hisham Al-Nubi Umbro Esso
Asyut Petroleum Egypt Egypt Gamal Mohamed Ali Diadora McDonald's
Ittihad El-Shorta Egypt Egypt Talaat Youssef Diadora McDonald's
Zamalek Egypt Mamdouh Abbas Egypt Hossam Hassan Egypt Abdelwahed El-Sayed Adidas Royal Ceramic

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
Ahly Portugal Manuel José End of contract 31 May 2009[3] 1st Egypt Hossam El-Badry 22 June 2009[4] Pre-Season
Ismaily Brazil Ricardo Sacked 31 May 2009[5] 2nd Serbia Nebojsa Vukovic 9 July 2009[6] Pre-Season
ENPPI Egypt Anwer Salama Resigned 8 August 2009[7] 13th Egypt Diaa Al-Sayed 10 August 2009[8] 13th
Ismaily Serbia Nebojsa Vukovic Sacked 22 August 2009[9] 12th Egypt Emad Soliman 22 August 2009[9] 12th
Ghazl El-Mehalla Egypt Sherif Al-Khashab Resigned 27 August 2009[10] 16th Egypt Mohamed Radwan 27 August 2009[10] 16th
El-Masry Hungary Bertalan Bicskei Sacked 29 August 2009[11] 12th Egypt Anwer Salama 29 August 2009[11] 12th
Ittihad Egypt Taha Basry Sacked 30 August 2009[12] 15th Brazil Carlos Cabral 1 September 2009[13] 15th
Zamalek Switzerland Michel Decastel Sacked 31 August 2009[14] 6th France Henri Michel 31 August 2009[15] 6th
Zamalek France Henri Michel Sacked 29 November 2009[16] 10th Egypt Hossam Hassan 30 November 2009[17] 10th

Table & Results[edit]

Egyptian Premier League 2009-2010 Winners
Egypt
Al-Ahly
Thirty Fifth title

League Table 2009–2010[edit]

Pos
Club
Pld
W
D
L
F
A
±
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1
Ahly (C)
30
18
11
1
47
23
+24
65
2011 CAF Champions League
2
Zamalek
30
16
7
7
43
26
+17
55
3
Ismaily
30
11
15
4
34
25
+9
48
2011 CAF Confederation Cup
4
Petrojet a
30
13
8
9
42
37
+5
47
5
Police Union a
30
12
11
7
35
24
+11
47
6
Haras Hodood
30
11
12
7
39
31
+8
45
2011 CAF Confederation Cup
7
Military Production
30
11
8
11
36
32
+4
41
8
ENPPI
30
10
11
9
29
34
-5
41
9
Geish
30
9
13
8
42
38
+4
40
10
Ittihad
30
9
8
13
27
36
-9
35
11
Mokawloon
30
7
13
10
36
34
+2
34
12
Gouna
30
8
10
12
26
32
-6
34
13
Masry
30
6
16
8
28
35
-7
34
14
Ghazl Mehalla (R)
30
7
10
13
17
30
-13
31
Relegation to
Egyptian Second Division
15
Mansoura (R)
30
3
10
17
21
37
-16
19
16
Asyut Petroleum (R)
30
4
7
19
29
56
-27
19

(C)= Champions, (R)= Relegated, Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; ± = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Source: FIFA.com

Last updated 17 May 2010.

a: Petrojet and Police Union are ranked based on the results of the two matches played between them.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AHL MKL ENP GSH GZL HRS ISM ITH MSR MNS PJT PAS POL GFC EHR ZAM
Al Ahly 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–0 2–1 1–0 4–2 1–0 1–0 0–0
Arab Contractors 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–2
ENPPI 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 3–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–3
Tala'ea El Gaish 2–4 2–1 2–0 0–0 2–3 1–1 0–1 3–1 3–1 3–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–1 0–1
Ghazl El Mehalla 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–3 1–0 1–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–1
Haras El Hodood 1–1 1–0 4–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–1
Ismaily 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 2–1 1–3 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0
Itthad 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–2
Al Masry 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 2–1 1–3
Mansoura 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–3 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–0
Petrojet 0–1 0–3 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–4 1–1 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–3
Petrol Asyut 1–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 0–0 0–1 1–2 4–2 1–2 3–2 2–3 1–2 1–1 0–1 0–2
El Shorta 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–0 2–1 0–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
El Gouna 0–0 3–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–1 0–0 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1
El Entag El Harby 0–1 3–1 3–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 2–0 0–0 3–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 2–3
Zamalek 3–3 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 3–0 1–0 1–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 2–0

Updated to games played on 17 May 2010.
Source: http://new.filgoal.com/English/ChampMain.aspx?ChampID=196
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Season statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Discipline[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

Last updated: 24 May 2010; Source: [3]

Top scorers[edit]

Pos. Player Club Goals
1 Nigeria Minusu Buba El-Shorta 14
2 Ghana Eric Bekoe Petrojet 13
3 Egypt Ahmed Abdel-Ghani Haras El Hodood 9
Egypt Ahmed Gaafar Zamalek
Egypt Talaat Moharam El Geish
Egypt Emad Moteab Al-Ahly
7 Egypt Ahmed Ali Kamel Ismaily 8
Egypt Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek Haras El Hodood
Togo Mickaël Dogbé El Geish
Egypt Reda El-Weshi Al-Mokawloon

Broadcasting[edit]

When Al-Ahly announced that their satellite channel will have the exclusive satellite rights of airing the team's domestic games but they will be broadcast terrestrially as usual the problem began.[23][24] After that EFA have earlier announced their rejection of Al-Ahly's proposal that club's channel and ESC would be the only satellite broadcaster due to the Association's running contract with other satellite networks to air all league games. After that Al-Ahly president Hassan Hamdy confirmed that the club is still keen on maintaining their rights of exclusive satellite broadcasting to the club's league football games.[25] On October, 2008 A Bahraini corporation has made a bid of EGP 200 million to acquire the Egyptian League broadcasting exclusive rights, The company is also interested in televising and promoting the Egyptian cup games as well as Egypt's international matches, It is worth noting that the EFA's current EGP 18-million deal with several satellite channels will run out by the end of the ongoing season.[26] After that several TV networks have decided to sue the Egyptian FA (EFA) and the public Radio and TV Union (ERTU) after being prevented from broadcasting a league game for Ahly.[27] Zamalek chairman Mohamed Amer said his club might follow in the footsteps of arch-rivals Al-Ahly in demanding the exclusive rights to broadcast their home league games.[28] January, 2009 Egyptian Football Association (EFA) president Samir Zaher said that the league games' broadcasting row will be resolved before the upcoming Cairo derby.[29] On April, 2009 the Egyptian FA reached an agreement with IMG Media Company to sell the rights of broadcasting the Premier League next season, The company made an amazing offer, guaranteeing at least a EGP 140million revenue. They will also cost us nothing if they failed to reach that target.[30] Before the Egyptian Super Cup, Egyptian FA president Samir Zaher said the local Super Cup between Al-Ahly and Haras El Hodood, which is scheduled for 21 July, would not be televised as the row over broadcasting rights intensified, TV viewers will not be able to watch the season curtain-raiser after a seven-member committee failed to reach an agreement with the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) over airing domestic games for next season, As the committee, which includes several clubs like Cairo duo Al-Ahly and El Zamalek in addition to the FA, did not accept the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU)'s offer to broadcast league and cup matches for EGP90 million.[31] After 4 days the ERTU has acquired the broadcasting rights of the Super Cup match between Al-Ahly and Haras El Hodood for EGP1.25 million,[32] The first week of the Egyptian premier league have not been broadcasting on the cable channels but only on the state TV channels. On 19 August 2009 (the second week of the league) Egyptian premier league clubs did not allow the state TV to air Wednesday's Egyptian Premier League matches after both parties failed to reach an agreement over the ongoing broadcasting saga, Only the first-half of Haras El Hodood and El Geish match was broadcast while usual TV viewers had to listen to radio to follow game between title holders Al-Ahly and Ittihad El-Shorta. Zamalek will follow in the footsteps of those teams after deciding not to broadcast Thursday's match against Petrojet as Zamalek's spokesman Sabri Serag said on the club's official website.[33] Finally after nearly two years and half the Egyptian Premier League broadcasting saga had been resolved, on Thursday 20 August 2009 this means that Thursday's league games will be broadcast live. Local Channel 2 and the Egyptian Satellite Channel are entitled to broadcast games for free, while private cable networks will be charged EGP 8million each per season.[34]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Egyptian Premier League fixture list www.efa.com.eg (arabic)
  2. ^ "Al Ahly again crowned Egyptian kings" FIFA, 2010-4-30. Retrieved on 17 May 2010.
  3. ^ Jose quits Ahli for Angola filgoal.com
  4. ^ Al-Badri confirmed as Ahli coach filgoal.com
  5. ^ Ismaili to part ways with Ricardo, eye foreign successor filgoal.com
  6. ^ Vuckovic chose Ismaili over Gulf temptations filgoal.com
  7. ^ Salama quits as ENPPI coach
  8. ^ Diaa Al-Sayed became ENPPI's Permanent coach
  9. ^ a b Ismaili sack Vuckovic
  10. ^ a b Radwan appointed Mahalla coach filgoal.com
  11. ^ a b Masri sack coach Bicskei
  12. ^ Ittihad bring back Buecker as coach
  13. ^ Cabral to 'share' management against Zamalek filgoal.com
  14. ^ Zamalek held in last game under Decastel
  15. ^ Michel named Zamalek coach
  16. ^ Zamalek sack Michel
  17. ^ Hossam Hassan named Zamalek manager
  18. ^ [1] Al-Mokawloon Vs El Geish Match information Filgoal.com
  19. ^ a b Zamalek pay for Mido's wasted penalty Zamalek Vs Petrojet Filgoal.com
  20. ^ Last-gasp Mosaad salvages Zamalek draw filgoal.com
  21. ^ [2] El Mansoura Vs Ismaily Match information Filgoal.com
  22. ^ ENPPI advance to third spot with Gouna win ENPPI Vs Gouna Match information Filgoal.com
  23. ^ Ahli to launch satellite channel in June filgoal.com
  24. ^ Ahli TV to broadcast team games exclusively filgoal.com
  25. ^ Ahli still coy on broadcasting rights filgoal.com
  26. ^ Bahrain Corporation interested in Egyptian league filgoal.com
  27. ^ Satellite channels to sue EFA over Ahli row filgoal.com
  28. ^ Broadcasting rights row intensifies filgoal.com
  29. ^ Zaher vows to resolve broadcasting conflict filgoal.com
  30. ^ EFA agree match-broadcasting deal with British company filgoal.com
  31. ^ Egyptian FA decide not to air Super Cup filgoal.com
  32. ^ ERTU acquires Super Cup broadcasting rights filgoal.com
  33. ^ Egyptian clubs refuse to broadcast league games filgoal.com
  34. ^ Broadcasting saga resolved filgoal.com