2011–12 Yemeni League
Al Sha'ab Sana'a
Shabab Al Baydaa
|AFC Cup||Al-Shaab Ibb
|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)
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.
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
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Al Sha'ab Ibb||26||13||9||4||39||20||+19||48||Championship playoff|
|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.
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.
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.
25 July 2012
|Al-Shaab Ibb||3 - 2||Al-Ittihad Ibb|
|Gaems 15' 53'
Awards and season statistics
|1||Shaaban Naggar||Al Oruba||14|
|2||Ali Al-Nono||Al-Ahli (San'a')||12|
|3||Emad Mansoor||Al-Tali'aa Taizz||12|
|5||Tedy Gaems||Al-Shaab Ibb||10|
|6||Gamal Al Hebh||Al-Shula||9|
|7||Shadi Jamal||Al-Ahli Ta'izz||9|