Football in Lebanon
|Football in Lebanon|
|Governing body||Federation Libanaise de Football|
Football is the most popular sport in Lebanon. Football in Lebanon is governed by the Federation Libanaise de Football (FLDF). The country's most popular clubs are Al-Ansar and Al-Nejmeh. The top division league is the Lebanese Premier League which consists of 12 teams.
- Lebanese Premier League
- Lebanese Second Division
- Lebanese Third Division
- Lebanese Fourth Division
- Lebanese Governorates Division
- Lebanese FA Cup
- Lebanese Super Cup
- Lebanese Elite Cup
- Lebanese Federation Cup
Guinness World Record
The Al-Ansar won 11 consecutive league titles between 1988 and 1999.
Premier League football clubs
The 2011-2012 season includes the following teams:
- Al-Ahli Saida
- Al-Akhaa Al-Ahli
- Salam Sour
- Racing Beirut
- Safa Sporting Club
- Shabab Al-Sahel
- Tadamon Sour
Al-Nejmeh alongside Al-Ansar are the most popular football clubs in Lebanon. In 1974, the famous Brazilian player Pelé played a game with them (Al-Nejmeh). In 1975, they won 1-0 over USSR champions and cup holders in that year Ararat Yerevan FC. They have also beaten other great teams. They have the largest fan club in Lebanon with about 30% from all the Lebanese supporting them.
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