2009–10 Malian Première Division
|Champions||Stade Malien (Bamako)|
Stade Malien (Sikasso)
|2011 CAF Champions League||Stade Malien (Bamako)
|2011 CAF Confederation Cup||Centre Salif Keita
AS Real Bamako (cup winner)
Though the competition's structure has varied over time, the size of the league remained the same from the previous season. The championship is once again contested by 14 teams between December 2009 and September 2010. The league will be conducted over 26 rounds as well with all teams playing against each other twice on a home and away basis. The defending champions are Djoliba AC who won their second consecutive and 21st overall league championship.
The structure by which promoted clubs are chosen has changed over time, but as of 2008, the two promoted teams are chosen from regional league tournaments. One club comes from Malian Groupe B league soccer tournament (for teams near Bamako and the west) and the other is the Malian Groupe A league which is a tournament for clubs outside Bamako. AS Sigui were promoted from Group A and AS Police were promoted from Group B.
Malian Premiere Division Club Information
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|Djoliba AC (Bamako)||2008–09 Première Division Champions
CAF Champions League Participant
|1960||Complex Sportif Hérémakono|
|Cercle Olympique||CAF Confederation Cup Participant||1960||Stade du 26 Mars|
|Stade Malien (Bamako)||3rd in 2008–09||1960||Stade du 26 Mars|
|USFAS Bamako||4th in 2008–09||1965||Stade Municipal de USFAS|
|AS Real Bamako||5th in 2008–09||1978||Stade Modibo Keïta|
|Centre Salif Keita (Bamako)||6th in 2008–09||1995||Stade Centre Salif Keita|
|AS Korofina (Bamako)||7th in 2008–09||1977||Stade Centre Salif Keita|
|CS Duguwolofila (Koulikoro)||8th in 2008–09|
|Stade Malien (Sikasso)||9th in 2008–09||Stade Omnisports|
|Jeanne D'Arc||10th in 2008–09||2007|
|AS Bakaridjan de Barouéli (Ségou)||11th in 2008–09||1989||Stade de Barouéli|
|Onze Créateurs de Niaréla (Bamako)||12th in 2008–09|
|AS Police||Promoted from Malian Groupe B league|
|AS Sigui||Promoted from Malian Groupe A league|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Stade Malien (Bamako) (C)||26||20||2||4||48||17||+31||62||Qualification for 2011 CAF Champions League|
|3||Centre Salif Keita||26||14||5||7||31||21||+10||47||Qualification for 2011 CAF Confederation Cup|
|6||AS Real Bamako||26||8||12||6||28||23||+5||36||Qualification for 2011 CAF Confederation Cup|
|9||Onze Créateurs de Niaréla||26||8||4||14||31||40||−9||28|
|12||AS Bakaridjan de Barouéli||26||6||8||12||25||31||−6||26|
|13||AS Sigui (R)||26||5||7||14||19||45||−26||22||Relegation to Malian Regional Leagues|
|14||Stade Malien (Sikasso) (R)||26||5||6||15||21||45||−24||21|
Updated to games played on 29 August 2010.
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.