2011–12 Syrian Premier League

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Syrian Premier League
Season 2011–12
Champions Al-Shurta
AFC Cup Al-Shurta
Al-Wahda

The 2011–12 Syrian Premier League season is the 41st since its establishment. The 2010–11 league campaign was suspended due to the 2011 Syrian uprising.

This seasons league will feature two stages. Stage one will pit two groups of eight teams and kicked off on 9 October. The top four off each group would advance to the Championship pool to determine the overall league champions. The bottom four placed sides would enter the relegation pool to determine who would be relegated.

Teams[edit]

Two teams were promoted from the 2nd tier league; Hurriya SC based in Aleppo and Baniyas Refinery SC representing the city of Baniyas. No club was relegated from the previous season due to the 2011 Syrian uprising which forced the league to be suspended.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Home city Stadium Capacity
Al-Ittihad Aleppo Aleppo International Stadium 75,000
Al-Jaish Damascus Abbasiyyin Stadium 30,000
Al-Jazeera Hasakah Al-Basil Stadium Al-Hasakah 20,000
Al-Karamah SC Homs Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium 32,000
Al-Majd Damascus Abbasiyyin Stadium 30,000
Nawair SC Hama Hama Municipal Stadium 20,000
Al-Shurta Damascus Al-Jalaa Stadium 10,000
Taliya SC Hama Hama Municipal Stadium 20,000
Al-Wahda Damascus Abbasiyyin Stadium 30,000
Al-Wathba SC Homs Khalid ibn al-Walid Stadium 32,000
Omayya Idlib Idlib Municipal Stadium 12,000
Al-Futowa Deir ez-Zor Al Baladi Stadium Deir ez-Zor 10,000
Hutteen SC Latakia Al-Assad Stadium 35,000
Tishreen Latakia Al-Assad Stadium 35,000
Hurriya SC Aleppo Al-Hamadaniah Stadium 20,000
Baniyas Refinery SC Baniyas Baniyas Refinery Stadium 20,000

League tables[edit]

Stage One[edit]

Each team plays each other once, top four advanced to the championship pool, bottom four enter relegation pool

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Wathba 6 4 1 1 6 3 +3 13 Advance to Championship Pool
2 Al-Majd 6 2 4 0 6 3 +3 10
3 Al-Jaish 6 3 1 2 5 4 +1 10
4 Al-Futowa 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9 Playoff
5 Al-Taliya 6 2 3 1 6 5 +1 9
6 Hutteen 6 1 1 4 3 6 −3 4 Advance to Relegation Pool
7 Hurriya SC 6 0 1 5 3 9 −6 1
8 Omayya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew1

Updated to games played on 21 December 2011.
Source: Syrian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Omayya withdrew after two matchdays, all results expulled.
(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.

Group A Playoff[edit]

A single game playoff match was required by the 4th and 5th placed teams due to both sides being level on points. Head to head results do not matter. Winner advance to Championship Pool and loser advance to Relegation Pool.

27 December 2011
11:00 (UTC +3)
Al-Taliya 4 - 0 Al-Futowa

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Shorta 7 5 1 1 20 7 +13 16 Advance to Championship Pool
2 Al-Karamah 7 4 2 1 8 6 +2 14
3 Al-Wahda 7 3 2 2 8 4 +4 11
4 Baniyas Refinery SC 7 2 4 1 11 7 +4 10 Playoff
5 Al-Ittihad 7 3 1 3 8 9 −1 10
6 Al-Jazeera 7 2 3 2 5 6 −1 9 Advance to Relegation Pool
7 Tishreen 7 1 1 5 5 14 −9 4
8 Al-Nawair 7 0 2 5 3 15 −12 2

Updated to games played on 21 December 2011.
Source: Syrian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1.
(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.

Group B Playoff[edit]

A single game playoff match was required by the 4th and 5th placed teams due to both sides being level on points. Head to head results do not matter. Winner advance to Championship Pool and loser advance to Relegation Pool.

27 December 2011
11:00 (UTC +3)
Al-Ittihad 1 - 2 Baniyas Refinery

Stage Two[edit]

Championship Pool[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Shorta 10 7 2 1 15 8 +7 23 2013 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Al-Jaish 9 3 4 2 15 8 +7 13
3 Al-Wahda 10 3 4 3 7 9 −2 13 2013 AFC Cup Qualifying play-off 1
4 Al-Taliya 9 3 3 3 12 10 +2 12
5 Al-Majd 10 2 4 4 10 14 −4 10
6 Baniyas Refinery SC 10 1 3 6 9 19 −10 6
7 Al-Wathba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Al-Karamah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Updated to games played on 17 May 2012.
Source: Syrian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1.As 2012 Syrian 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.

Relegation Pool[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Hurriya SC 12 7 2 3 22 8 +14 23
2 Al-Futowa 12 4 6 2 17 7 +10 18
3 Al-Ittihad 12 4 5 3 20 16 +4 17
4 Al-Jazeera 12 4 5 3 17 19 −2 17
5 Hutteen 12 3 6 3 16 21 −5 15
6 Al-Nawair 12 2 4 6 9 15 −6 10
7 Tishreen 12 2 4 6 8 23 −15 10

Updated to games played on 27 May 2012.
Source: Syrian Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1.
(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.