2011–12 Yemeni League

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Yemeni League
Season 2011–12
Champions Al-Shaab Ibb
Relegated Najm Sba
Al-Ahli Ta'izz
Al Sha'ab Sana'a
Shabab Al Baydaa
AFC Cup Al-Shaab Ibb
Al-Ahli Ta'izz
Matches played 182
Goals scored 392 (2.15 per match)
Top goalscorer Shaaban Naggar (14)
Highest scoring Al Sha'ab Ibb 6-0 Shabab Al Baydaa
(18 May 2012)
2013

The 2011–12 Yemeni League is the 20th edition of top level football in Yemen.

The season started on December 28 between last season's top two teams; Al-Tilal Aden and Al-Oruba Zabid and finished on July 16. The season was due to finish on 15 July but the final two games of the season were postponed until the next day due to heavy rainfall. The deciding games featured the top three sides of the league and decided who would be champions. The league winners and runners up qualify for the AFC Cup. The bottom four teams will be relegated.

Teams[edit]

Al-Wahda San'a', Hassan Abyan, Al-Saqr and Al Rasheed Ta'izz were relegated to the second tier after finishing in the bottom four places of the 2010–11 Yemeni League season. They were replaced by Al-Wahda Aden, Al-Shula, Al-Tali'aa Taizz and Najm Sba. Three teams would each represent the capital San'a and the city of Aden bringing some big rivilaries to the domestic game.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2011–12 Yemeni League is located in Yemen
Ta'izz
Ta'izz
Aden
Aden
San'a
San'a
Zabid
Zabid
Ibb
Ibb
Al Hudaydah
Al Hudaydah
Al Bayda'
Al Bayda'
Mukalla
Mukalla
Dhamar
Dhamar
Locations of teams in the 2011-12 Yemeni League
Club Location Stadium
Al-Tilal Aden Aden May 22 Stadium
Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut Mukalla Baradem Mukalla Stadium
Al-Ahli San'a San'a Ali Muhesen Stadium
Shabab Al Baydaa Al Bayda'
Al-Oruba Zabid San'a Ali Muhesen Stadium|
Al-Ahli Ta'izz Ta'izz
Al-Wahda Aden Aden
Al-Sha'ab Ibb Ibb
Al-Hilal Al-Sahili Al Hudaydah Al Ulufi Stadium
Al-Sha'ab Sana'a San'a'
Al-Ittihad Ibb Ibb
Al-Shula Aden
Al-Tali'aa Taizz Ta'izz
Najm Sba Dhamar
  • Al Oruba appear to represent the small town of Zabid, but play all games in San'a'.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al Sha'ab Ibb 26 13 9 4 39 20 +19 48 Championship playoff
2 Al-Ittihad Ibb 26 14 6 6 28 20 +8 48
3 Al-Oruba Zabid 26 13 7 6 38 20 +18 46
4 Al-Ahli San'a' 26 12 7 7 34 29 +5 43
5 Al-Hilal Al-Sahili 26 11 7 8 31 30 +1 40
6 Al-Sha'ab Hadramaut 26 11 5 10 31 30 +1 38
7 Al-Tali'aa Taizz 26 11 4 11 27 22 +5 37
8 Al-Shula 26 9 9 8 29 19 +10 36
9 Al-Wahda Aden 26 10 4 12 31 34 −3 34
10 Al-Tilal 26 8 9 9 20 26 −6 33
11 Shabab Al Baydaa 26 9 4 13 27 38 −11 31 Relegation to the Yemeni Second Division
12 Al Sha'ab Sana'a 26 7 5 14 16 28 −12 26
13 Al-Ahli Taizz 26 5 8 13 25 35 −10 23 2013 AFC Cup Qualifying play-off 1
Relegation to the Yemeni Second Division
14 Najm Sba 26 4 6 16 16 41 −25 18 Relegation to the Yemeni Second Division

Updated to games played on 16 July 2011.
Source: goalzz.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1. Al-Ahli Ta'izz qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup as the 2012 Yemeni President Cup winners.
(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.

Championship playoff[edit]

Because the top two teams finish with the same number of points, a championship playoff was played to determine the champions of Yemen for 2011-2012 season.[1]

As league champions, Al-Shaab Ibb qualified for the 2013 AFC Cup Group stage.

Awards and season statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Egypt Shaaban Naggar Al Oruba 14
2 Yemen Ali Al-Nono Al-Ahli (San'a') 12
3 Yemen Emad Mansoor Al-Tali'aa Taizz 12
4 Yemen Kameel Tareq Al-Shula 10
5 Yemen Tedy Gaems Al-Shaab Ibb 10
6 Yemen Gamal Al Hebh Al-Shula 9
7 Yemen Shadi Jamal Al-Ahli Ta'izz 9

Source: goalzz

References[edit]