2011–12 Lebanese Premier League

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Lebanese Premier League
Season 2011-12
Champions Safa
AFC Cup Safa
Al-Ansar
UAFA Cup Al Nejmeh
Matches played 264
Goals scored 343 (1.3 per match)
Top goalscorer Lebanon Mohamad Haidar (12)

The 2011–12 Lebanese Premier League was the 64th season of top-tier football in Lebanon. A total of twelve teams competed in the league, with Al Ahed the defending champions.

Teams[edit]

Shabab Al-Ghazieh and Al Islah were relegated to the second level of Lebanese football after ending the 2010–11 season in the bottom two places. Promoted from the second level were Al-Ahli Saida and Tripoli SC

Stadia and locations[edit]

2011–12 Lebanese Premier League is located in Lebanon
Beirut
Beirut
Tyre
Tyre
Aley
Aley
Tripoli
Tripoli
Sidon
Sidon
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Locations of teams in the 2011–12 Lebanese Premier League
Club Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Al Ahed Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al-Ansar Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Tripoli SC Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000
Al-Mabarrah Beirut Mabarra Stadium 5,000
Al-Nejmeh Beirut Rafic El-Hariri Stadium 15,000
Al-Tadamon Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500
Racing Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium 5,000
Safa Beirut Safa Stadium 4,000
Shabab Al-Sahel Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al-Ahli Saida Sidon Saida International Stadium 22,600
Al-Akhaa Aley Amin AbdelNour Stadium 3,500
Salam Sour Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kitmaker Shirt sponsor
Al Ahed Lebanon Ousama Helbawi Morocco Mohamad Al Sahel Lebanon Abbas Kanaan Lotto Al-Manar
Al-Ansar Lebanon Karim Diab Lebanon Jamal Taha Lebanon Sami Al Shoum Lotto
Tripoli SC Lebanon Ibrahim Sweidan Lotto
Al-Mabarrah Lebanon Ahmad Fadallah Syria Assaf Lebanon Ismail Kassem Lotto Bahman Hospital
Al-Nejmeh Lebanon Mohammad Amin Daouk Lebanon Moussa Hojeij Lebanon Abbas Ahmed Atwi Joma Banque de la Méditerranée
Al-Tadamon Lebanon Nassir Basma Lebanon Mohammad Zheir Lebanon Bilal Hajjo Adidas Yasour.org
Racing Lebanon George Farah Trinidad and Tobago David Nakhid Lebanon Hassan Koleit Adidas
Safa Lebanon Issam Al-Sayegh Iraq Akram Ahmad Salman Lebanon Khodor Salameh Joma Net-Gaz
Shabab Al-Sahel LebanonSamir Dbooq Lebanon Hajj Hammoud Lebanon Ali Mtairik Adidas S.G.H
Al-Ahli Saida Lebanon Ahmad Harriri Lebanon Ahmad Atwi Adidas
Al-Akhaa Lebanon Ali Abdl Lateef Lebanon Samir Saad Lebanon Ahmad Diab Lotto
Salam Sour Lebanon Bilal Bittar Lebanon Foad Saad Lebanon Ousama Haidar Adidas

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Safa 22 17 4 1 50 15 +35 55 2013 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Al Nejmeh 22 16 3 3 37 16 +21 51
3 Al Ahed 22 14 6 2 40 17 +23 48
4 Al Ansar 22 13 5 4 38 18 +20 44 2013 AFC Cup Group stage 1
5 Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley 22 8 4 10 28 32 −4 28
6 Shabab Al-Sahel 22 7 6 9 25 26 −1 27
7 Tripoli SC 22 5 9 8 26 26 0 24
8 Racing Beirut 22 5 8 9 18 25 −7 23
9 Salam Sour 22 5 6 11 28 38 −10 21
10 Al-Tadamon Tyre 22 3 11 8 14 26 −12 20
11 Al-Mabarrah (R) 22 3 4 15 21 44 −23 13 Relegation to Lebanese Second Division
12 Al-Ahli Saida (R) 22 2 4 16 18 53 −35 10

Updated to games played on 4 May 2012.
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 via 2011–12 Lebanese FA Cup
(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.

Fixtures and results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AHD ALS AKA ANS AMB NJM TAD RCB SFA SLS SAS TSC
Al Ahed 3–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–2
Al-Ahli Saida 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–4 3–3 1–1 2–1
Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley 1–5 4–1 0–1 3–3 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 3–1
Al Ansar 1–0 4–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 0–1 1–0 3–1 2–3 2–0
Al-Mabarrah 1–2 4–0 2–2 0–1 2–4 0–2 1–4 1–3 3–2 0–2 1–3
Al Nejmeh 0–3 2–2 2–1 2–0 3–0 3–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–0
Al-Tadamon Tyre 1–2 1–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–0
Racing Beirut 0–2 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–3 1–1 2–2 0–0 1–1 1–1
Safa 2–0 2–1 2–0 0–1 5–1 0–0 3–1 3–0 2–1
Salam Sour 2–1 2–2 1–3 1–0 1–2 0–0 2–2 2–3 0–2 0–0
Shabab Al-Sahel 0–2 3–1 4–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3
Tripoli SC 2–2 5–2 2–1 2–2 0–0 1–2 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–3 0–1

Updated to games played on 30 April 2012.
Source: FIFA
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.

References[edit]

League Table