2012–13 Bhutan National League

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Bhutan National League
Season 2012–13
Champions Yeedzin
AFC President's Cup Yeedzin[1]
Matches played 50
Goals scored 116 (2.32 per match)
Biggest home win Ugyen Academy 8-1 Samtse
Biggest away win Samtse 0-4 Yeedzin
Highest scoring Ugyen Academy 8-1 Samtse
Longest winning run Druk Pol - 4 games
Longest unbeaten run Yeedzin - 10 games
Longest losing run Samtse - 10 games
← None
2013

The 2012–13 Bhutan National League was the first season of the Bhutan National League. It was organized by the Bhutan Football Federation and sponsored by Coca Cola. The National League replaced the A-Division as the country's premier football competition and would provide Bhutan's entrant to the 2013 AFC President's Cup. the A-Division continues as a football competition, but is now merely a qualifying round for Thimpu-based teams. The top three teams in the A-Division progressed to the national league where they were joined by three other teams representing other districts within Bhutan. The A-Division was won by Druk Pol, but were beaten to the national title by fellow A-Division competitors Yeedzin who one the inaugural competition, their fifth top flight title overall.

2012 A-Division[edit]

The 2012 Bhutanese A-Division was the twenty sixth season of football in Bhutan. It began on 31 August 2012 and ended on 6 October 2012. As the only stadium used in the league was the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, matches were played one per day, with a mid-season break from the 16th to the 20th of September. As there was only one stadium used, the 6 teams were designated so that each team played 5 "home" games and 5 "away" games. This season marked the end of the Thimpu-based league being the top league in the country. The A-Division will now act as a qualifying tournament for the Bhutan National League, a nationwide tournament that will now provide the qualifier for the 2013 AFC President's Cup.[1]

Overview[edit]

The A-Division was won by Druk Pol for the 8th time in their history, their first title since 2003.[2] Druk Pol, together with Zimdra and Yeedzin, qualify for the 2012–13 Bhutan National League, which include these three teams from Thimpu together with four other teams representing the districts of Punakha, Geylegphug, Samtse and Chukha.[3]

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Druk Pol (Q) 10 8 1 1 50 7 +43 25 Qualified for 2012–13 Bhutan National League
2 Zimdra (Q) 10 7 3 0 22 6 +16 24
3 Yeedzin (Q) 10 6 2 2 54 9 +45 20
4 Dzongree 10 3 0 7 15 25 −10 9
5 Transport United (R) 10 2 0 8 14 38 −24 6 Relegated to 2013 B-Division
6 Nangpa (R) 10 1 0 9 5 75 −70 3

Updated to games played on 29 October 2012.
Source: [3]
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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away POL DZO NAN TRA YEE ZIM
Druk Pol 3–0 7–0 3–0 3–2 1–1
Dzongree 1–3 3–1 3–0 1–4 0–2
Nangpa 0–19 2–1 0–4 0–12 0–4
Transport United 1–10 2–5 5–2 0–6 1–2
Yeedzin 0–1 6–0 16–0 5–1 3–3
Zimdra 2–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 0–0

Updated to games played on 25 October 2012.
Source: [3]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Note 1: The notion of home and away fixtures in the A-Division is moot as all games are played at Changlimithang Stadium. As such, for the purpose of this table, the first result chronologically has been deemed that team's "home" game and the second the "away" game.

National League[edit]

Teams[edit]

Location of teams participating in the 2012-13 Bhutan National League.

A total of six teams competed in the league: three teams representing Thimphu, and three teams representing other districts.[3]

Originally also a team representing Gelephug District was supposed to enter.

League standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Yeedzin 10 8 2 0 23 5 +18 26 Qualified for 2013 AFC President's Cup
2 Druk Pol 10 6 0 4 25 20 +5 18
3 Ugyen Academy 10 5 2 3 22 15 +7 17
4 Zimdra 10 5 1 4 27 17 +10 16
5 Phuentsholing 10 3 1 6 13 22 −9 10
6 Samtse 10 0 0 10 6 37 −31 0

Updated to games played on 24 February 2013.
Source: [3]
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.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away POL PHU SAM UGY YEE ZIM
Druk Pol 4–3 5–1 2–1 0–2 2–3
Phuentsholing 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2
Samtse 1–5 0–1 1–2 0–4 0–3
Ugyen Academy 1–3 1–1 8–1 0–2 5–3
Yeedzin 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 4–0
Zimdra 5–1 6–0 4–0 0–1 1–1

Updated to games played on 25 October 2012.
Source: [3]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Phuntsho, Tashi (25 February 2013). "Yeedzin FC wins 2012 Coca Cola league championship". kuenselonline.com. Kuensel Online. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Regular season". Soccerway. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f Schöggl, Hans; Stokkermans, Karel; Jigmi, Sonam (28 Feb 2013). "Bhutan 2012". www.rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 27 June 2014.