2016 Lao Premier League

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Lao League
Season2016
ChampionsLanexang United
Matches played26
Goals scored726 (27.92 per match)
Top goalscorerLiberia Abu Kamara
(19 goals)
Biggest home winLanexang United 9–1 Ezra
(3 April 2016)[1]
Biggest away winSaythany City 0–8 Savan United
(30 April 2016)[1]
Highest scoringLanexang United 9–1 Ezra
(3 April 2016)[1]
Saythany City F.C.
(7 May 2016)[1]
Longest winning run19 matches[1]
Lanexang United
Longest unbeaten run8 matches[1]
CSC Champa
Longest winless run9 matches[1]
Champasak United
Longest losing run6 matches[1]
Saythany City F.C.
Highest attendance2,000
Lao Toyota 0–1 Lanexang United
(26 June 2016)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 12 June 2016.

The 2016 Lao League is the 27th season of the Lao League, the top Laotian professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1990. The season began on 26 March 2016, and is scheduled to conclude in late 2016.[1]

Lao Toyota came into the season as defending champions of the 2015 season. Lao Army, National University of Laos, VSV United and Saythany City were promoted from the lower leagues.[2]

Teams[edit]

A total of 14 teams will participate in the 2016 Lao League season, ten from the previous season and four promoted teams. No teams were relegated after the 2015 season due to league expansion as Lao Army, National University of Laos, Saythany City and VSV United were promoted from the lower leagues. Hoang Anh Attapeu, who finished 5th in 2015, withdrew from the league while SHB Vientiane were renamed as CSC Champa and Savan were renamed as Savan United.[2][3]

Stadia[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Team Stadium Capacity
Champasak United Champasak Stadium[4] 12,000
CSC Champa Champasak Stadium[4] 12,000
Eastern Star New Laos National Stadium[5] 25,000
Electricite du Laos Lanexang Stadium[6] 4,000
Ezra Lanexang Stadium[6] 4,000
Lanexang United Lanexang Stadium[6] 4,000
Lao Army Army Stadium KM5[7] 1,000
Lao Police New Laos National Stadium[5] 25,000
Lao Toyota Laos National Stadium[8] 15,000
National University of Laos National University of Laos Stadium[9] 5,000
Savan United Savannakhet Stadium[10] 15,000
Saythany City New Laos National Stadium[5] 25,000
VSV United Lanexang Stadium[6] 4,000
Young Elephant New Laos National Stadium[5] 25,000

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Lanexang United 26 24 1 1 92 14 +78 73 Qualification to
Mekong Club Championship
AFC Cup group stage
2 Lao Toyota 26 22 1 3 85 11 +74 67 Qualification to
AFC Cup play-off round
3 CSC Champa 26 16 6 4 57 24 +33 54
4 Electricite du Laos 26 14 4 8 78 44 +34 46
5 National University of Laos 26 14 2 10 43 36 +7 44
6 VSV United 26 12 7 7 52 46 +6 43
7 Savan United 26 11 8 7 59 36 +23 41
8 Lao Police 26 8 3 15 45 54 −9 27
9 Lao Army 26 6 8 12 41 57 −16 26
10 Ezra 26 7 4 15 37 61 −24 25
11 Young Elephant 26 3 12 11 17 45 −28 21
12 Saythany City 26 4 4 18 36 106 −70 16
13 Champasak United 26 2 8 16 60 83 −23 14
14 Eastern Star 26 4 2 20 24 91 −67 14

Updated to games played on 23 August 2016.
Source: Soccerway
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]

Matchday 1[edit]

Matchday 2[edit]

Matchday 3[edit]

  1. ^ Originally scheduled for 10 April 2016 at Savannakhet Stadium in Savannakhet before being postponed until 4 May 2016 at New Laos National Stadium in Vientiane, kick-off was moved from 10:00 to 11:00.

Matchday 4[edit]

Matchday 5[edit]

Matchday 6[edit]

Matchday 7[edit]

Matchday 8[edit]

Matchday 9[edit]

Note: Remaining four matches from Matchday 9 were postponed due to international call-ups, namely with Laos for their friendly match against Nepal and then their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers versus India. New dates not yet announced.

Matchday 10[edit]

Note: Remaining four matches from Matchday 10 were postponed due to international call-ups, namely with Laos for their 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers versus India. New dates not yet announced.

Matchday 11[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Lao League matches". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Lao League". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Ten clubs confirm their places in Lao League 2016". www.asianews.network/. Archived from the original on 4 June 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b "CSC Champa vs. Eastern Star". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Eastern Star vs. Electricite du Laos". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d "Electricite du Laos vs. Lao Army". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Lao Army vs. Lanexang United". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  8. ^ "Lao Toyota vs. Electricite du Laos". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  9. ^ "National University of Laos vs. VSV United". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Savan (sic) vs. Ezra". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016.