1996–97 Libyan Premier League

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The 1996–97 Libyan Premier League was the 29th edition of the competition since its inception in 1963. The league featured 25 teams, split into two groups, one of 13 and another of 12. The top team in each of these groups went into a one-off playoff match to decide the championship.

Tahaddy won the league, defeating Mahalla 2–0 to secure their third title. They have not won the league since.

League table[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Mahalla (A) 22 14 4 4 39 20 +19 46
2 Hilal 22 12 7 3 35 16 +19 43
3 Ta'awon 22 12 6 4 27 17 +10 42
4 Nasr 22 8 6 8 20 20 0 30
5 Dhahra Tripoli 22 7 8 7 26 20 +6 29
6 Intilaaq 22 7 8 7 25 25 0 29
7 Sharrara 22 7 8 7 22 28 −6 29
8 Afriqi 22 6 7 9 24 28 −4 25
9 Tersanah 22 4 12 6 14 18 −4 24
10 Najma 22 6 6 10 19 24 −5 24
11 Suqoor 22 6 6 10 17 28 −11 24
12 Rafiq Sorman 22 1 6 15 12 39 −27 9

Source: Mushwar.com (Arabic)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Group B[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Tahaddy (A) 24 12 8 4 39 20 +19 44
2 Majd 24 11 9 4 31 11 +20 42
3 Ahly Benghazi 24 10 10 4 30 20 +10 40
4 Sweahly 24 9 9 6 25 19 +6 36
5 Yarmouk 24 8 10 6 20 20 0 34
6 Madina 24 9 6 9 20 19 +1 33
7 Olomby 24 7 12 5 24 21 +3 33
8 Qurthabia 24 8 6 10 28 34 −6 30
9 Saddaqa 24 6 10 8 17 24 −7 28
10 Murooj 24 5 11 8 14 24 −10 26
11 Darnes 24 4 11 9 15 24 −9 23
12 Shat 24 5 7 12 13 22 −9 22
13 Ittihad Gheryan 24 6 3 15 24 34 −10 21

Source: Mushwar.com (Arabic)
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Playoff[edit]

Played on August 8, 1997 at 28 March Stadium, Benghazi
Tahaddy 2–0 Mahalla

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