2005–06 Libyan Premier League

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The Libyan Premier League 2005–06 was the 38th edition of the Libyan Premier League, the top flight of Libyan football organised by the Libyan Football Federation.

The Competition[edit]

There were 18 clubs in the league for this season, split into two groups of nine. The nine teams in each group played each other home and away, resulting in 16 games being played in each group. The top three teams from each group progressed to the next stage, the 'Championship Play-Off'. The champions, Al Ittihad, won their twelfth league title, and gained qualification to the CAF Champions League for the next season.

2005/2006 Team Summary[edit]

Group A[edit]

Club City Stadium
Al Ahly Tripoli Tripoli, Libya 11 June Stadium
Al Charara Sabha, Libya Sabha Stadium
Al Dhahra Tripoli, Libya GMR Stadium
Al Hilal Benghazi, Libya 28 March Stadium
Al Ittihad Tripoli, Libya 11 June Stadium
Al Madina Tripoli, Libya 11 June Stadium
Al Mustaqbal Tripoli, Libya Al Jameel Stadium
Al Tahaddy Benghazi, Libya 28 March Stadium
Rafik Sorman Sorman, Libya Rafik Sorman Stadium

Group B[edit]

Club City Stadium
Al Ahly Benghazi Benghazi, Libya 28 March Stadium
Al Akhdar Bayda, Libya Al Bayda Stadium
Al Majd Tripoli, Libya GMR Stadium
Al Olympic Zawiya, Libya Al-Olympic Stadium
Al Shat Tripoli, Libya GMR Stadium
Al Swihli Misrata, Libya July 9 Stadium
Al Urouba Ajaylat, Libya GMR Stadium
Wefaq Sabratha Sabratha, Libya Ajaylat Stadium
Al Wahda Tripoli, Libya GMR Stadium

Group Tables[edit]

Group A[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points Notes
1. Al Ahly Tripoli 16 12 3 1 28 6 +22 39 Progresses to Championship Stage
2. Al Ittihad 16 11 3 2 28 8 +20 36 Progresses to Championship Stage
3. Al Tahaddy 16 7 5 4 18 14 +4 26 Progresses to Championship Stage
4. Rafik Sorman 16 6 4 6 17 18 -1 22 Relegation Play-Off
5. Al Charara 16 5 5 6 8 15 -7 20 Relegation Play-Off
6. Al Hilal 16 4 7 5 12 11 +1 19 Relegation Play-Off
7. Al Madina 16 4 6 6 16 16 0 18 Relegation Play-Off
8. Al Mustaqbal 16 1 5 10 9 25 -16 8 Relegation Play-Off
9. Al Dhahra 16 1 4 11 4 27 -23 7 Relegated to Libyan Second Division 2006-07

Group B[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points Notes
1. Al Olympic 16 10 2 4 31 14 +17 32 Progresses to Championship Stage
2. Al Akhdar 16 9 4 3 28 16 +12 31 Progresses to Championship Stage
3. Al Ahly Benghazi 16 8 4 4 16 13 +3 28 Progresses to Championship Stage
4. Al Urouba 16 6 4 6 21 20 +1 22 Relegation Play-Off
5. Al Majd 16 4 6 6 12 17 -5 18 Relegation Play-Off
6. Al Shat 16 4 6 6 19 23 -4 18 Relegation Play-Off
7. Al Wahda 16 4 5 7 16 21 -5 17 Relegation Play-Off
8. Al Swihli 16 4 4 8 14 25 -11 16 Relegation Play-Off
9. Wefaq Sabratha 16 4 3 9 13 21 -8 15 Relegated to Libyan Second Division 2006-07

Championship Stage[edit]

In this stage, the six clubs (3 from each group) that qualified played each other home & away. The team with the most points after the 10 games would be crowned champions. The two teams that finished first in their group, Al Olympic and Al Ahly Tripoli, received three bonus points to take through to this stage, while the two teams that finished second, Al Akhdar and Al Ittihad, received one bonus point.

Final table[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points Bonus Points Notes
1. Al Ittihad 10 8 2 0 21 4 +17 27 1 CAF Champions League 2007 ; 12th League Title
2. Al Ahly Tripoli 10 7 3 0 15 4 +11 27 3 CAF Confederation Cup 20071
3. Al Akhdar 10 3 1 6 6 12 -6 10 1 Deducted 1 point for abandonment of match
4. Al Tahaddy Benghazi 10 3 1 6 8 18 -10 10
5. Al Olympic 10 1 4 5 3 6 -3 10 3
6. Al Ahly Benghazi 10 2 1 7 7 16 -9 7

1 Al Ahly Tripoli qualify for CAF Confederation Cup as cup winners

Relegation Play-Off[edit]

The 10 teams that finished 4th-8th in their respective groups: Rafik Sorman, Al Charara, Al Hilal, Al Madina, Al Mustaqbal, Al Urouba, Al Majd, Al Shat, Al Wahda and Al Swihli, along with the two teams that finished second in their respective groups in the Second Division this season, Al Harati and Al Soukour, altogether 12 teams, were split into two groups of 6 teams. The 6 teams in each group would play each other home & away, and the top three teams would play in the Libyan Premier League the next season. Premier League teams that finished fourth in their respective groups (Rafik Sorman and Al Urouba) received three bonus points, while teams that finished fifth in their respective groups (Al Majd and Al Charara) received one bonus point each.

Group Tables[edit]

Group A[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points Bonus Points Notes
1. Rafik Sorman 10 5 2 3 13 12 +1 20 3 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
2. Al Soukour 10 6 1 3 9 7 +2 19 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
3. Al Hilal 10 5 3 2 16 7 +9 18 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
4. Al Wahda 10 5 3 2 15 10 +5 18 Libyan Second Division 2006-07
5. Al Mustaqbal 10 3 2 5 12 11 1 11 Libyan Second Division 2006-07
6. Al Majd 10 0 1 9 7 25 -18 2 1 Libyan Second Division 2006-07

Group B[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost Goals
For
Goals
Against
Goal
Difference
Points Bonus Points Notes
1. Al Charara 10 5 3 2 15 11 +4 19 1 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
2. Al Shat 10 5 2 3 15 12 +3 17 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
3. Al Madina 10 4 3 3 12 8 +4 15 Libyan Premier League 2006/2007
4. Al Urouba 10 2 5 3 10 9 +1 14 3 Libyan Second Division 2006-07
5. Al Swihli 10 3 5 2 12 12 0 14 Libyan Second Division 2006-07
6. Al Harati 10 1 2 7 4 16 -12 5 Libyan Second Division 2006-07

Top goalscorers[edit]

18 goals
15 goals
12 goals