Kuwaiti Premier League

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Kuwaiti Premier League
VIVA,League(logo).gif
Country Kuwait
Confederation AFC
Founded 1961; 54 years ago (1961)
Number of teams 15
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Kuwaiti Division One
Domestic cup(s) Kuwait Emir Cup
Kuwait Crown Prince Cup
Kuwait Federation Cup
Kuwait Super Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
AFC Champions League
GCC Champions League
UAFA Cup
Current champions Al Qadsia SC
(2013-14)
Most championships Al Arabi SC
Al Qadsia SC (16)
TV partners KTV Sport
Al-Watan
Al-Kass

The Kuwaiti Premier League/ VIVA Premier League is the top division of the Kuwait Football Association league pyramid system. It was created in 1961. Al Arabi holds the best record in the competition, winning it 16 times. The current Kuwaiti Premier League champions are Al Qadisiya Kuwait.

History & timeline[edit]

The Kuwaiti football league pyramid system was first established in the 1961/1962 season, under the supervision of the Kuwaiti FA. At that time, the Kuwaiti football league pyramid system consisted of only one division, with the inclusion of several high school football teams as well as teams officially sponsored by the state university and police.[citation needed]

The 1960s[edit]

Al-Arabi were the first team to win the league championship (in season 1961/1962) winning all their matches. They defended their title in 1962/1963.[citation needed]

Al Arabi won back-to-back titles from 1965 to 1967, as well as securing doubles by winning the Amir trophy in 1966. Al-Qadsiya went on to win the league in 1968/1969, which was their first title.[citation needed]

The 1970s[edit]

A picture of all the teams kits

The league titles were shared as follows - Al Qadsiya (5), Al Kuwait (4), Al Arabi (1)[citation needed]

1980s[edit]

Al Arabi won 4 consecutive titles.[citation needed]

The 1990's[edit]

in season 1989/1990 Jahra became the first team outside Kuwait City to win the league title.[citation needed]

Sponsorship[edit]

  • 1960-1980: Kuwait League
  • 1980-2013: Kuwait Premier League
  • 2013- : VIVA Premier League

Kuwaiti Premier League clubs (2014–15)[edit]

Source:[1]

Previous winners[edit]

Total championships[edit]

The number of national championships that clubs in Kuwait have attained.

Club
Number of Championships
Al Arabi SC 16
Al Qadsia SC 16
Al Kuwait SC 11
Kazma SC 4
Al Salmiya SC 4
Al Jahra 1

Participation list[edit]

[citation needed]

Team Participations
Al Arabi 53 (Joined 1960)
Al Qadsia 52 (Joined 1960)
Al Kuwait 51 (Joined 1960)
Al Salmiya 48 (Joined 1964)
Kazma 45 (Joined 1964)
Al Yarmouk 35 (Joined 1965)
Al Fahaheel 33 (Joined 1964)
Al Naser 32 (Joined 1965)
Tadamon 28(Joined 1965)
Al Shabab 27 (Joined 1963)
Al Jahra 27 (Joined 1966)
Sahel 22 (Joined 1967)
Khaitan 22 (Joined 1965)
Al Salibikhaet 20 (Joined 1972)
Kuwait Police 3
College of Creativity 3
Shuwaikh High-School 3
Khaitan College 1
Burgan SC 1 ( Joined 2014)

Topscorers[edit]

[citation needed]

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1991–92 Kuwait Jassem Al Houwaidi Al-Salmiya 10
1995–96 Kuwait Jassem Al Houwaidi
BrazilCarlos Branco
Al-Salmiya
Kazma
6
1999–2000 Kuwait Bashar Abdullah Al-Salmiya 11
2000–01 Kuwait Faraj Laheeb
Kuwait Bashar Abdullah
Al-Kuwait
Al-Salmiya
10
2001–02 Senegal Malek John Kazma 10
2003–04 Kuwait Khalaf Al Salamah Al-Qadsia 12
2004–05 Syria Firas Al Khatib Al-Arabi 13
2005–06 Kuwait Hamad Al Harbi Fahaheel 22
2006–07 Kuwait Bashar Abdullah Al-Kuwait 10
2007–08 Kuwait Ahmad Ajab Al-Qadsia 14
2008–09 Brazil Careca Al-Kuwait 13
2009–10 Oman Ismail Al Ajmi Al-Kuwait 13
2010–11 Syria Firas Al Khatib Al-Qadsia 14
2011–12 Brazil Vinícius Lopes Al-Jahra SC 9
2012–13 Brazil Rogerio

kuwait SC

11
2013–14 Syria Omar Al Soma

Qadsia SC

23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuwait Premier League 2014/2015". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 

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