Jordan Premier League
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|Number of teams||12|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||Jordan League Division 1|
|Domestic cup(s)||Jordan FA Cup
Jordan FA Shield
Jordan Super Cup
|International cup(s)||AFC Champions League
|Current champions||Al-Wehdat SC (14th title)
|Most championships||Al-Faisaly (32 titles)|
|TV partners||JRTV (2012-)
Al Jazeera Sports (2009-2012)
ART Sports (2006-2009)
|2014–15 Jordan League|
AL-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League (Arabic: دوري المناصير الأردني للمحترفين) is a Jordanian professional league for football clubs and represents the top flight of Jordanian football. The championship consists of twelve competing teams in a home and away league system. It is currently known as the AL-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League, after the FA signed a sponsorship deal with Ziyad AL-Manaseer Companies Group.
The league is largely similar to that of the Scottish Premier League or Spain's La Liga. Two teams have dominated the domestic scene for a very long time: the two Amman clubs Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly. Sometimes outside teams break out and make surprises, like Shabab Al-Ordon being 2006 League Champion and 2007 AFC Cup Champions abroad, and Al-Ramtha taking Al-Faisaly to a 1 off match for the league title after being tied on points at the end of the season in 2012. Those Among the most recent surprises.
The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from September to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 22 games. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion.
Promotion and relegation
A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Jordan Premier League and the Jordan League Division 1. The two lowest placed teams in Premier League are relegated to the League Division 1, and the top two teams from the League Division 1 promoted to Premier League.
Qualification for Asian competitions
The first placed team in Jordan Premier League entering the playoffs for the group stage of AFC Champions League , the second placed team and the winner of Jordan FA Cup play in the AFC Cup. but if the first placed team loss in the playoffs for the group stage of AFC Champions League, the will play in the AFC Cup instead of the second placed team.
Jordan is the most successful country in the AFC Cup with three titles, 2 for Al-Faisaly (2005 and 2006) and 1 for Shabab Al-Ordon (2007), more than any other country who has their clubs eligible to play in the AFC Cup.
Past winners are:
Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League Member Clubs
- Table as of 2014-15 Season
|AL Manaseer Jordanian Pro League|
|Al-Ahli SC (R)||Amman||Petra Stadium||1944|
|Al-Baqa'a SC||Amman||King Abdullah Stadium||1968|
|Al-Faisaly FC||Amman||Amman International Stadium||1932|
|Ittihad Al-Ramtha||Ar Ramtha||Prince Hashim Stadium||1990|
|Al-Jazeera||Amman||Amman International Stadium||1947|
|Manshia Bani Hassan||Mafraq||Prince Mohammed Stadium||1978|
|Al-Ramtha SC||Ar Ramtha||Prince Hashim Stadium||1966|
|Al-Sareeh SC||Ar Ramtha||Prince Hashim Stadium||1973|
|Shabab Al-Ordon||Amman||Amman International Stadium||2002|
|That Ras||Al Karak||Prince Faisal Stadium||1980|
|Al-Wehdat SC||Amman||King Abdullah Stadium||1956|
1st and 2nd Divisions
- "Jordan - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
- Federation website
- League at fifa.com
- League at soccerway.com
- Jordan Premier League - Hailoosport.com (Arabic)
- Jordan Premier League - Hailoosport.com
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