2008–09 Lebanese Premier League
|Top goalscorer||Salih Sadir (27)|
|Biggest home win||Nejmeh 2–0 Shabab Al-Ghazieh|
|Biggest away win||Tadamon Sour 1–4 Al-Mabarrah|
|Highest scoring||Tadamon Sour 1–4 Al-Mabarrah|
The 2008–09 Lebanese Premier League is the 61st season of Lebanon's premier football league. The league kicked-off on October 11, 2008, Safa SC defeated Salam Zgharta at the opener. In that game, Mohammad Kassas scored the first goal of the season for Safa.
Al Ahed is the defending champion. Salam Zgharta and Shahab Al-Ghazieh promoted from the second division.
Al-Irshad and Al-Ahli Sidon were relegated to the second level of Lebanese football after ending the 2007–08 season in the bottom two places. Promoted from the second level were Salam Zgharta and Shabab Al-Ghazieh.
Stadia and Locations
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Replaced by|
|Al Ansar||Roy Thomas||Sacked||Jamal Taha|
|1||Nejmeh||20||16||2||2||44||14||+30||50||2010 AFC Cup qualification|
|2||Al Ahed||20||15||4||1||45||22||+23||49||2010 AFC Cup qualification as cup winners|
|11||Salam Zgharta||20||2||5||13||14||44||−30||11||Relegation to the Lebanese Second Division|
|12||Tripoli SC *||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Relegation to the Lebanese Second Division|
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd head-to-head; 3rd goal difference; 4th goals scored
- Tripoli SC withdraw from the league. On October 14, 2008, the Lebanese Federation decided that Tripoli is going to relegate in the second league. Furthermore, the club was fined 15 million Lebanese Pounds for its withdrawal.
|3||Ahmad Jaradi||Shabab Al-Sahel||8|