1980–81 Iraqi League

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Statistics of Iraqi League in season 1980/1981.

Overview[edit]

12 teams competed, and Al-Talaba won the championship. Al-Shorta became only the second Iraqi club in history to finish an entire Iraqi Premier League season without having lost a single game. Al-Talaba won the league because the rules at the time meant that if two teams had the same points and the same goal difference, the number of wins a team had would determine where they finished, and Al-Talaba had two more wins than 2nd place team Al-Shorta. This rule had never been used before in the Iraqi League and was never used again, which led to many Iraqi football fans claiming that the IFA were biased towards Al-Talaba and changed the rules just so that they could win the title rather than Al-Shorta, who would have won the title if the rules remained the same as they always had been before and always would be in the future.

League standings[edit]

Pos Club P W D L GF GA Pts
1 Al-Talaba 11 8 1 2 19 5 17
2 Al-Shurta 11 6 5 0 21 7 17
3 Tayaran 11 6 4 1 17 7 16
4 Al-Shabab 11 5 3 3 13 9 13
5 Tijara FC 11 5 3 3 13 10 13
6 Al-Jaish 11 3 6 2 10 8 12
7 Al-Zawraa 11 3 4 4 14 16 10
8 Al-Minaa 11 3 4 4 8 14 10
9 Al-Sinaa 11 1 6 4 8 12 8
9 Salahaddin FC 11 1 6 4 8 12 8
11 Al-Amana 11 1 5 5 13 15 7
12 Adhammiya FC 11 0 1 10 4 29 1

23 Elias Gil Muhadme 13/ 23

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