2012–13 Qatar Stars League

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Qatar Stars League
Season 2012–13
Champions Al-Sadd
13th title
Relegated Al Sailiya
Champions League Al-Sadd
Lekhwiya
El Jaish
Top goalscorer Sebastián Soria
(19 goals)

The 2012–13 Qatari League, also known as Qatari Stars League is the 40th edition of top level football championship in Qatar. The season started on 15 September 2012 and was toke a month long break from 21 December to 21 January 2013 due to the Gulf Cup of Nations. Lekhwiya are the defending champions. Al-Sadd won the league for the 13th time in their history, making them the most successful team in the Qatar Stars League.

Teams[edit]

Al Ahli were relegated to the second level league after finishing bottom in the 2011–12 Qatar Stars League campaign.

Al-Sailiya were promoted as the 2nd level champions and are back after one season away from the top flght.

Stadia and locations[edit]

2012–13 Qatar Stars League is located in Qatar
Doha
Doha
Umm Salal
Umm Salal
Al Rayyan
Al Rayyan
Al Khor
Al Khor
Locations of teams in the 2012–13 Qatari League
Club City/Town Stadium Capacity
Al-Arabi Doha Grand Hamad Stadium 13,000
Al-Gharrafa Al Gharafa Al-Gharafa Stadium 22,000
Al Kharitiyath Al-Rayyan Al-Khawr Stadium 12,000
Al-Khor Al Khor Al-Khawr Stadium 12,000
Al-Rayyan Al Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 22,000
Al-Sadd Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium 10,000
Al-Sailiya Doha Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1 22,000
Al-Wakrah Al Wakrah Al-Wakrah Stadium 12,000
El Jaish Doha Qatar SC Stadium 12,000
Lekhwiya Doha Lekhwiya Sports Stadium 10,000
Qatar SC Doha Qatar SC Stadium 12,000
Umm-Salal Umm Salal Grand Hamad Stadium 13,000

1 Al Sailiya do not have a stadium of their own so will share with Al Rayyan.[1]

Personnel and kits[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Arabi Morocco Abdelaziz Bennij Qatar Masoud Zeraei Adidas QPM
Al-Gharafa Tunisia Habib Sadek Brazil Alex Errea Vodafone
Al Kharitiyath France Bernard Simondi Qatar Nabeel Anwar BURRDA Al-Khuratiyat Co.
Al-Khor Romania László Bölöni Qatar Mostafa Jalal Adidas Qatar Airlines
Al-Rayyan Uruguay Diego Aguirre Qatar Fábio César Adidas Rayan Co.
Al-Sadd Morocco Hussein Amotta Qatar Abdulla Koni BURRDA Vodafone
Al-Sailiya Qatar Abdullah Mubarak Qatar Abdulla Darwish Nike Qatar Islamic Bank
Al-Wakrah Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević Iraq Ali Rehema Nike Opel
El Jaish Romania Razvan Lucescu Algeria Karim Ziani Nike Masrat Rayan
Lekhwiya Belgium Eric Gerets France Dame Traoré BURRDA Masrat Rayan
Qatar SC Brazil Sebastiao Lazaroni Qatar Hussain Al Romaihi Adidas Qatar Petroleum
Umm-Salal France Bertrand Marchand Australia Saša Ognenovski Nike Global Sports

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
El Jaish Brazil Péricles Chamusca Contract expired [2] 9 May 2012 Romania Razvan Lucescu [3] 9 May 2012
Al-Sadd Uruguay Jorge Fossati Contract expired 19 May 2012 Morocco Hussein Amotta [4] 1 June 2012
Al-Khor France Alain Perrin Signed by Qatar U-23[5] 21 May 2012 Romania László Bölöni [6] 21 June 2012
Al-Wakrah Iraq Adnan Dirjal Resigned [7] 23 May 2012 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mehmed Baždarević 23 May 2012
Umm-Salal France Gérard Gili Contract expired 20 June 2012 France Bertrand Marchand [8] 27 June 2012
Qatar SC Morocco Saïd Chiba Contract expired 8 July 2012 Brazil Sebastiao Lazaroni [9] 9 July 2012
Al Kharitiyath France Laurent Banide Contract expired 20 July 2012 France Bernard Simondi [10] 23 July 2012
Al Arabi France Pierre Lechantre Sacked [11] 30 September 2012 Egypt Hassan Shehata [12] 11 October 2012
Lekhwiya Algeria Djamel Belmadi Resigned 8 October 2012 Belgium Eric Gerets [13] 8 October 2012
Al-Sailiya Germany Uli Stielike Sacked 8 October 2012 Tunisia Maher Kanzari [14] 8 October 2012
Al-Gharrafa Brazil Paulo Silas Sacked 27 November 2012 Tunisia Habib Sadek [15] 27 November 2012
Al Arabi Egypt Hassan Shehata Sacked [16] 6 December 2012 Morocco Abdelaziz Bennij 6 December 2012
Al-Gharrafa Tunisia Habib Sadek Temp mandate over 20 December 2012 France Alain Perrin [17] 20 December 2012
Al-Sailiya Tunisia Maher Kanzari Resigned[18] 31 January 2013 Qatar Abdullah Mubarak 31 January 2013
Al-Gharrafa France Alain Perrin Resigned[19] 21 February 2013 Tunisia Habib Sadek 21 February 2013
Umm Salal France Bertrand Marchand  ?  ? France Alain Perrin  ?

League Expansion[edit]

At the end of the season it was announced that the 2013–14 season would feature 14 teams. The decision to increase the numbers of teams means Al Sailiya – who finished bottom of the league – will avoid relegation. Meanwhile, Muaither – who lost to Al Arabi in the play-offs – will join as the 14th team.

The Second Division and the reserve league will also merge to create a stronger second tier.[20]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al Sadd (C) 22 16 3 3 47 23 +24 51 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Lekhwiya 22 14 4 4 42 22 +20 46 2014 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
3 El Jaish 22 13 1 8 25 23 +2 40
4 Al Rayyan 22 11 4 7 49 37 +12 37 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
5 Umm Salal 22 9 4 9 30 37 −7 31
6 Al Gharafa 22 8 6 8 26 28 −2 30
7 Al Khor 22 7 8 7 26 24 +2 29
8 Qatar SC 22 7 5 10 31 34 −3 26
9 Al Wakra 22 7 5 10 27 31 −4 26
10 Al Kharitiyath 22 4 8 10 21 27 −6 20
11 Al-Arabi 22 3 8 11 25 40 −15 17 Promotion/Relegation Playoff
12 Al Sailiya (R) 22 3 4 15 29 52 −23 13 Relegation

Updated to games played on 18 April 2013.
Source: Qatar Football Association
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.

Relegation Playoff[edit]

Fixtures and results[edit]

Home ╲ Away Al Arabi Al Gharafa Al Kharaitiyat AKH Al Rayyan Al Sadd Al Sailiya Al Wakra EJA Lekhwiya Qatar SC Umm Salal
Al-Arabi 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 3–0 2–1 0–1 1–3 0–2 0–1
Al Gharafa 1–1 3–1 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1
Al Kharitiyath 4–0 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–0 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–1
Al Khor 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 2–2
Al Rayyan 0–0 5–1 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 0–2 3–1 2–1 3–1
Al Sadd 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–4 3–0 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0
Al Sailiya 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–7 1–4 0–3 1–2 1–2 1–3 2–3
Al Wakra 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–1 0–4 0–0 2–0
El Jaish 3–0 2–0 0–2 3–2 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–2
Lekhwiya 4–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 3–0 0–3 2–0 2–2 0–1 2–0
Qatar SC 1–1 0–1 2–1 4–2 1–3 2–5 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 3–2
Umm Salal 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–1 0–5 0–1 2–1 3–2 0–1 1–3 3–1

Updated to games played on 26 January 2013.
Source: Qatar Football Association
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

As of 18 April 2013[21]
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Qatar Sebastián Soria Lekhwiya 19
2 Brazil Nilmar Al-Rayyan 14
3 Burkina Faso Moumouni Dagano Al-Sailiya 13
4 Iraq Younis Mahmoud Al-Sadd 10
Brazil Julio Cesar Al-Khor 10
Qatar Khalfan Ibrahim Al-Sadd 10
Brazil Rodrigo Tabata Al-Rayyan 10
5 Brazil Diego Tardelli Al-Gharafa 9
Qatar Mohammed Razak Qatar SC 9
Spain Raúl Al-Sadd 9

References[edit]

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