Cambodian League

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Metfone C-League
Cambodian League.jpeg
Country  Cambodia
Confederation AFC
Founded 1982; 32 years ago (1982)
Divisions 1
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Cambodia Second League(ក១)
Domestic cup(s) Hun Sen Cup
King Cup
FFC Challenge Cup
International cup(s) AFC President's Cup
Current champions Svay Rieng
(2013)
Most championships Phnom Penh Crown (4)
TV partners BTV News
Website Official website
2014 Metfone C-League

Metfone C-League (Khmer: មិត្តហ្វូន ខេមបូឌៀលីក) is the top division of the Cambodian Football Federation. It is a Cambodia professional league for association football clubs. At the top of the Cambodia football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 12 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with Cambodia Division 1 League. Seasons run from January to August, with teams playing 22 games each totaling 132 games in the season. With the new comer Abilrex Niigata from Japan.

Overview[edit]

Competition format[edit]

  • The new 2014 series of Metfone C-League will feature the very first home and away fixtures in Cambodia football history. With the play-offs abolished, the FFC will introduce an end of season cup competition in its place. The King Cup will likely involve the top four finishers in the championship race playing-off for this new cup to add a bit of spice to the end of the campaign, while the teams below will play-off for the FFC Challenge Cup under the same format.
  • At the end of the season, the club with the most points is crowned champion.
  • Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
  • Top team is qualified for AFC President's Cup group stages.

Rules on foreign players[edit]

Clubs are only allowed to register five foreign players per season, but only three of them can be on the game sheet in each game.

2014 teams[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Club Based Home stadium Capacity
Phnom Penh Crown Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Boeung Ket Kampong Cham Province Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Svay Rieng Svay Rieng Province Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Kirivong Sok Sen Chey Takeo Province Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
National Defense Ministry Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Tri Asia Phnom Penh Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Naga Corp Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Asia Europe University FC Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Police Commissary FC Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Build Bright United Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000
Western University Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium (Phnom Penh) 50,000

Source:[2]

Previous winners[edit]

Previous champions are:[3]

Match Ball[edit]

It is currently sponsored by FBT.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albirex Niigata Phnom Penh FC for 2014". Goal Singapore. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "C-League". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 9 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cambodia - List of Champions". RSSSF. 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 

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