Qatargas League

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Qatargas League
Qatari Football League new Sponorship logo.jpg
Country Qatar Qatar
Confederation AFC
Founded 1963; 51 years ago (1963)
Number of teams 18
Promotion to Qatar Stars League
Domestic cup(s) Qatar 2nd Division Cup
Sheikh Jassem Cup
Current champions Al-Sailiya SC
Most championships Al-Sailiya SC
2011–12 season

Qatargas League (Arabic: جامعة قطر غاز) is the second tier of football league competition in Qatar. It is sponsored by Qatargas.

The league currently features six teams. It was announced on 15 April 2009 that no clubs would be relegated from the top flight in the Qatari League 2008-09 season, due to expansion reasons, however the announcement was made with only one game remaining.[1] This meant that the Qatari Second Division would remain with the same number of teams despite the recent formation of Lekhwiya SC and El Jaish SC, while the top flight would expand to 12 teams. The top team is promoted to the Qatar Stars League. There is no relegation from the second division.

The league has an inaugural 2nd Division Cup which is played before the beginning of every season, which is typically in the beginning of November. This is in addition to the Sheikh Jassem Cup which is played in August.

On the 6 October 2013 it was announced that the league would be known as the QatarGas League due to sponsorship reasons.[2]

Qatargas League Member Clubs[edit]

  • Table as of 2013-14 Season
Qatar 2nd Division
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al Ahli FC Reserves Doha Khalifa International Stadium 1950
Al Arabi FC Reserves Doha Grand Hamad Stadium 1952
Al Gharafa FC Reserves Al-Gharafa, Al-Rayyan Thani bin Jassim Stadium 1979
Al Kharaitiyat FC Reserves Al-Rayyan Al-Khawr Stadium 1996
Al Khor FC Reserves Al Khor Al-Khawr Stadium 1961
Al-Markhiya Sports Club Al Markhiya Al-Markhiya Stadium 1998
Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club Mesaimeer Al-Sailiya Stadium 1998
Al Rayyan SC Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1967
Al Sadd FC Reserves Al-Sadd, Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium 1969
Al Sailiya FC Reserves Doha Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1995
Al-Shahaniya FC Reserves Shahaniya Al-Sailiya Stadium 1998
Al-Shamal FC Reserves Madinat ash Shamal Al-Shamal SC Stadium 1980
Al Wakrah FC Reserves Al Wakrah Al-Wakrah Stadium 1959
El Jaish FC Reserves (Army Club) Duhail Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium 2007
Lekhwiya FC Reserves Doha Al-Gharafa Stadium 1938
Muaither SC Muaither Khalifa International Stadium 1996
Qatar SC Reserves Al Dafna, Doha Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium 1959
Umm Salal FC Reserves Umm Salal Grand Hamad Stadium 1996

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Top scorers[edit]


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