2012–13 Lebanese Premier League

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Lebanese Premier League
Season 2012–13
Champions Safa Beirut SC
Relegated Shabab Al-Ghazieh
Salam Sour
Matches played 264
Top goalscorer Lebanon Imad Gadar (19 goals)

The 2012–13 Lebanese Premier League is the 65th season of top-tier football in Lebanon. A total of twelve teams are competing in the league, with Safa the defending champions. The season kicked off on 28 September and finished on 16 June 3013, longer than usual, but due to the national team getting to the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification – AFC Fourth Round.

Teams[edit]

Al-Mabarrah and Al-Ahli Saida were relegated to the second level of Lebanese football after ending the 2011–12 season in the bottom two places. Promoted from the second level were Shabab Al-Ghazieh, after one season away from the top flight and Al Ijtima'ih Tripoli.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2012–13 Lebanese Premier League is located in Lebanon
Beirut
Beirut
Tyre
Tyre
Aley
Aley
Tripoli
Tripoli
Sidon
Sidon
Locations of teams in the 2012–13 Lebanese Premier League
Club Location Stadium Stadium capacity
Al Ahed Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al Akhaa Al Ahli Aley Amin AbdelNour Stadium 3,500
Al Ansar Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Al Egtmaaey Tripoli Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000
Al Nejmeh Beirut Rafic El-Hariri Stadium 15,000
Racing Beirut Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium 5,000
Safa Beirut Safa Stadium 4,000
Salam Sour Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500
Shabab Al-Ghazieh Sidon Saida International Stadium 22,600
Shabab Al-Sahel Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium 22,500
Tadamon Sour Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500
Tripoli SC Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Safa 22 17 2 3 47 20 +27 53 2014 AFC Cup Group stage
2 Al Nejmeh 22 14 3 5 47 22 +25 45 2014 AFC Cup Group stage 1
3 Racing Beirut 22 13 1 8 38 32 +6 40
4 Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli Aley 22 11 6 5 33 22 +11 39
5 Al Ahed 22 11 4 7 49 28 +21 37
6 Shabab Al-Sahel 22 11 4 7 38 30 +8 37
7 Al Ansar 22 8 8 6 35 24 +11 32
8 Al-Tadamon Tyre 22 8 4 10 33 38 −5 28
9 Al Egtmaaey Tripoli 22 7 5 10 36 41 −5 26
10 Tripoli SC 22 6 6 10 27 30 −3 24
11 Shabab Al-Ghazieh 22 3 2 17 44 67 −23 11
12 Salam Sour 22 0 1 21 18 91 −73 1

Updated to games played on 16 June 2013.
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1 because Safa also won the 2012–13 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.