2009–10 Saudi Professional League

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Saudi Professional League
Season 2009–10
Champions Al-Hilal
2011 AFC Champions League Al-Hilal, Ittihad Jeddah, Al-Nassr, Al-Shabab
Matches played 132
Goals scored 377 (2.86 per match)
Top goalscorer Mohammad Al-Shalhoub (12)
Biggest home win Ittihad Jeddah 7-1 Al-Qadisiya
Biggest away win Najran SC 0-5 Al-Wahda FC
Highest scoring Ittihad Jeddah 7-1 Al-Qadisiya
Longest winning run Al-Hilal (6)
Longest unbeaten run Al-Hilal (14)
Longest losing run Najran SC (8)

The Zain Professional League is the premier league in Saudi Arabia.

In the end of the last Season 2008-09 the league was called Saudi Professional League, but the league name has been renamed to Zain Professional League and the name stands for a mobile telephone provider called Zain which is now become an official sponsor of the premier league.

Al-Ittihad was the last team who won the last season with the old name.

Qualification and Prize money[edit]

The Top three teams of the league plus the winner of Champions Cup will qualify for the AFC Asian Champions League.

The 4th and 5th teams will qualify for the Gulf Club Champions Cup .

The 6th and 7th teams will qualify for the Arab Champions League .

The Top six teams will qualify for Champions Cup.

The bottom two teams in the end of the season will be relegated.

Prize money:

  • First place: 2.5 million Saudi Riyals
  • Second place: 1.5 million Saudi Riyals
  • Third place: 1 million Saudi Riyals

Stadia and locations[edit]

2009–10 Saudi Professional League is located in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Jeddah
Al-Hasa
Al-Hasa
Ar Rass
Ar Rass
Riyadh
Riyadh
Dammam
Dammam
Al Khubar
Al Khubar
Buraydah
Buraydah
Mecca
Mecca
Najran
Najran
Locations of teams in the 2009-10 Saudi Professional League
Club Location Stadium
Al-Ahli (Jeddah) Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
Al Fateh (Sports Club) Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al Hazm Ar Rass Al Hazm Club Stadium
Al-Hilal Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Al-Ittihad (Jeddah) Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium
Al-Nasr Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Qadisiya Al Khubar Al Khubar Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium
Al Raed Buraydah King Abdullah Sport City Stadium
Al-Shabab Riyadh King Fahd Stadium
Al-Wahda Mecca King Abdul Aziz Stadium
Najran SC Najran Al Akhdoud Club Stadium

Members clubs[edit]

Club Coach Nationality City Stadium Capacity 2008-2009 season Notes
Ahli Jeddah Sergio Farias Brazil Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium 24,000 3rd AFC Champions League 2009 Qualifier
Al Fateh Fathi Al Jebali Tunisia Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 20,000 2nd In 1st Division
Al Hazm Luiz Ribeiro Pinto Neto Brazil Ar Rass Alhazm Club Stadium 11,000 8th Arab Champions League Qualifier
Al-Hilal Eric Gerets Belgium Riyadh King Fahd Stadium 69,000 2nd AFC Champions League 2009 Qualifier
Ettifaq Stoycho Mladenov Bulgaria Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium 30,000 6th Gulf Club Champions Cup Qualifier
Ittihad Jeddah Enzo Trossero Argentina Jeddah Prince Abdullah Al-Faisal Stadium 24,000 Champions AFC Champions League 2009 Qualifier
Al-Nasr Jorge da Silva Uruguay Riyadh King Fahd Stadium 69,000 5th Gulf Club Champions Cup Qualifier
Al Qadsiyah FC Daniel Lanata Argentina Al Khubar Prince Saud bin Jalawi Stadium 10,000 1st In 1st Division
Al Raed Acácio Casimiro Portugal Buraydah King Abdullah Sport City 35,000 10th
Al-Shabab Jaime Pacheco Portugal Riyadh King Fahd Stadium 69,000 4th AFC Champions League 2009 Qualifier
Al-Wahda Patrick Gomez Portugal Mecca King Abdul Aziz Stadium 28,550 7th Arab Champions League Qualifier
Najran SC Jose Rachao Portugal Najran Al Akhdoud Club Stadium 10,000 9th

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by Date
Al-Nassr Argentina Edgardo Bauza Contract not renewed [1] Uruguay Jorge da Silva July 2009
Al-Shabab Argentina Enzo Trossero Contract not renewed [2] Portugal Jaime Pacheco July 2009
Al-Ahli Argentina Gustavo Alfaro Sacked [3] Brazil Sergio Farias December 2009
Al-Ittihad Argentina Gabriel Calderón Sacked [4] Argentina Enzo Trossero January 2010
Al-Shabab Portugal Jaime Pacheco Sacked [5] Brazil Edgar Parreira April 2010

Final league table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Hilal (C) 22 18 2 2 56 18 +38 56 2011 AFC Champions League 1
and 2010 King Cup of Champions
2 Al-Ittihad 22 14 3 5 46 30 +16 45
3 Al-Nassr 22 12 7 3 38 23 +15 43
4 Al-Shabab 22 11 7 4 36 24 +12 40
5 Al-Wahda 22 7 7 8 34 27 +7 28 2010 King Cup of Champions
6 Al-Ahli 22 7 7 8 28 29 −1 28
7 Al Hazm 22 6 6 10 29 38 −9 24
8 Al-Fateh 22 6 6 10 26 38 −12 24
9 Ettifaq 22 5 7 10 24 30 −6 22
10 Al-Qadisiyah 22 5 5 12 20 40 −20 20
11 Al Raed 22 3 7 12 19 35 −16 16
12 Najran 22 4 4 14 22 46 −24 16

Updated to games played on 14 March 2010.
Source: [1], League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1Since Al-Ittihad also won the 2010 King Cup of Champions, the fourth-placed team of the league also qualified for the 2011 AFC Champions League.
(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.

  • After the league season commenced, no teams appeared to be relegated and the next domestic seaosn would be expanded.
Saudi Professional League
2009-10 Winners
Al-Hilal
12th Title

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ITT HIL AHI SHB NAS ETT WAH HZM NAJ RAE FAT QAD
Al-Ittihad 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 5–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 7–1
Al-Hilal 5–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–0 3–1 4–0 5–0 2–1 5–1 2–1
Al-Ahli 0–1 1–2 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–0 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–2
Al-Shabab 1–0 1–2 2–1 3–2 4–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–1
Al-Nassr 0–1 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–0 3–2 4–2 3–1 3–0
Ettifaq 2–1 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 3–0 0–2 0–2
Al-Wahda 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–1 6–0 2–1
Al Hazm 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 2–1 2–1 1–1
Najran 2–3 1–2 2–1 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–5 2–4 0–1 1–1 0–0
Al Raed 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0
Al-Fateh 1–2 0–4 3–1 2–1 0–2 0–3 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 5–0
Al-Qadisiyah 3–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1

Updated to games played on 18 March 2010.
Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(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.

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals

Source: [3]

1 Saudi Arabia Mohammad Al-Shalhoub Al-Hilal 12
2 Brazil Thiago Neves Al-Hilal 11
Saudi Arabia Mohammad Al-Sahlawi Al-Nassr 11
4 Saudi Arabia Walid Al-Jizani Al-Hazm 10
5 Saudi Arabia Yasser Al Qahtani Al-Hilal 9
Sweden Christian Wilhelmsson Al-Hilal 9
Argentina Víctor Figueroa Al-Nassr 9
Saudi Arabia Nasser Al-Shamrani Al-Shabab 9
Saudi Arabia Mohanad Aseri Al-Wehda 9
Saudi Arabia Ahmad Boabeed Al Fateh 9

Assist[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Assists [6]
1 Sweden Christian Wilhelmsson Al-Hilal 10
2 Brazil Thiago Neves Al-Hilal 7
Brazil Camacho Al-Shabab 7
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Noor Ittihad 7
Saudi Arabia Manaf Abushgeer Ittihad 7
6 Morocco Youssef Kaddioui Al-Wehda 6
7 Saudi Arabia Mohammad Al-Shalhoub Al-Hilal 5
Nigeria Moussa Soulaimane Najran 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/news-centre/member-association-news/222-west-asia-/24671-nasr-turn-to-uruguayan-da-silva-to-end-coaching-woes Nasr turn to Uruguayan Da Silva to end coaching woes
  2. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/member-association-news/west-asia-news/24762-pacheco-is-new-shabab-coach Pacheco is new Shabab coach
  3. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/afc-champions-league-2010/26415-farias-joins-al-ahli Farias joins Al Ahli
  4. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/member-association-news/west-asia-news/26543-al-ittihad-lose-patience-with-calderon-sack-him Al Ittihad lose patience with Calderon, sack him
  5. ^ http://www.the-afc.com/en/tournaments/clubs/afc-champions-league/28319-shabab-al-ain-boot-out-their-coaches Shabab, Al Ain boot out their coaches
  6. ^ "Saudi League Statistics". slstat.com. slstat.com. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010. 

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