2017–18 Jordan League

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Jordan Premier League
Season 2017–18
Champions Al-Wehdat
Relegated Mansheyat Bani Hasan
Al-Yarmouk
AFC Champions League Al-Wehdat
AFC Cup Al-Jazeera
Matches played 132
Goals scored 327 (2.48 per match)
Top goalscorer Łukasz Gikiewicz (14 goals)
Biggest home win Mansheyat Bani Hasan 6–0 Al-Hussein
(1 December 2017)
Biggest away win Al-Baqa'a 1–5 Al-Hussein
(17 November 2017)
Al-Yarmouk 1–5 Shabab Al-Aqaba
(8 March 2018)
Highest scoring Al-Yarmouk 2–5 Shabab Al-Ordon
(2 December 2017)
Longest winning run 6 games
Al-Faisaly
Longest unbeaten run 17 games
Al-Wehdat
Longest winless run 12 games
Shabab Al-Aqaba
Longest losing run 5 games
Mansheyat Bani Hasan
All statistics correct as of July 2018.

The 2017–18 Jordan Premier League (known as the Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League, named after Ziyad AL-Manaseer Companies Group for sponsorship reasons) is the 67th season of Jordan Premier League since its inception in 1944.

Al-Faisaly are the defending champions of the 2016–17 season. Shabab Al-Aqaba and Al-Yarmouk entered as the two promoted teams.

On 3 May 2018, Al-Wehdat won their 16th Premier League title, after Mansheyat Bani Hasan beat Al-Faisaly 2–1 in round 21 and before the final round of the league.

Al-Faisaly's Łukasz Gikiewicz won the Golden Boot with 14 goals.

Teams[edit]

The league comprises 12 teams, 10 from the 2016–17 campaign, as well as two teams promoted from the 2016–17 Division 1.

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Al Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Club Location Stadium Capacity Year Formed
Al-Ahli Amman Amman International Stadium 18,000 1944
Al-Baqa'a Amman King Abdullah Stadium 14,000 1968
Al-Faisaly Amman Amman International Stadium 18,000 1932
Al-Hussein Irbid Al-Hassan Stadium 12,000 1964
Al-Jazeera Amman Amman International Stadium 18,000 1947
Al-Ramtha Irbid Prince Hashim Stadium 8,000 1966
Al-Wehdat Amman King Abdullah Stadium 14,000 1956
Al-Yarmouk Amman King Abdullah Stadium 14,000 1967
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Mafraq Prince Ali Stadium 3,000 1978
Shabab Al-Aqaba Aqaba Al-Aqaba Stadium 5,000 1965
Shabab Al-Ordon Amman Amman International Stadium 18,000 2002
That Ras Al Karak Prince Faisal Stadium 6,000 1980

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Ahli Syria Emad Khankan Jordan Yazan Dahshan Givova The Galleria Mall
Al-Baqa'a Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat Jordan Feras Saleh Adidas
Al-Faisaly Montenegro Nebojša Jovović Jordan Baha' Abdel-Rahman Jako Umniah
Al-Hussein Jordan Haitham Al-Shboul Jordan Malek Al-Yasseri Givova
Al-Jazeera Tunisia Chiheb Ellili Jordan Mohammad Tannous Jako
Al-Ramtha Romania Florin Motruck Jordan Mussab Al-Laham MBB Apparel
Al-Wehdat Jordan Jamal Mahmoud Jordan Basem Fathi Jako Umniah
Al-Yarmouk Jordan Khaldoun Abdul Karim Jordan Ahmed Abu Halawa Adidas
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Jordan Adnan Al-Shuaibat Jordan Ashraf Al-Masaeed Adidas The bounties of the North Company
Shabab Al-Aqaba Jordan Ra'ed Al-Dawoud Jordan Mahmoud Al-Sanouri Adidas Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority
Shabab Al-Ordon Jordan Issa Al-Turk Jordan Yousef Al-Naber Jako
That Ras Syria Assaf Khalifa Jordan Malek Al-Shlouh Givova Jordan German Eye Center

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Date of vacancy Incoming manager Date of appointment
That Ras Tunisia Maher Sdiri 11 May 2017 Jordan Haitham Al-Shboul 18 June 2017[1]
Al-Wehdat Iraq Adnan Hamad 13 May 2017 Jordan Jamal Mahmoud 17 May 2017[2]
Al-Ahli Jordan Jamal Mahmoud 17 May 2017 Jordan Osama Qasem 30 May 2017[3]
Al-Ramtha Bosnia and Herzegovina Kemal Alispahić 22 May 2017 Syria Mohamed Shabrak 15 July 2017[4]
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Jordan Osama Qasem 30 May 2017 Jordan Ra'fat Ali 1 July 2017[5]
That Ras Jordan Haitham Al-Shboul 19 August 2017 Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat 20 August 2017[6]
Al-Faisaly Montenegro Nebojša Jovović 28 August 2017 Montenegro Veselin Stesevic 4 September 2017[7]
Al-Faisaly Montenegro Veselin Stesevic 14 September 2017 Croatia Dragan Talajić 19 September 2017[8]
Al-Hussein Syria Maher Bahri 23 September 2017 Egypt Mohamed Azima 3 October 2017[9]
Al-Jazeera Syria Nizar Mahrous 30 September 2017 Syria Maher Bahri 9 October 2017[10]
Al-Ramtha Syria Mohamed Shabrak 30 September 2017 Tunisia Nabil Kouki 9 October 2017[11]
Al-Baqa'a Syria Emad Khankan 1 October 2017 Egypt Sherif El-Khashab 6 October 2017[12]
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Jordan Ra'fat Ali 1 October 2017 Jordan Bilal Al-Laham 2 October 2017[13]
Al-Yarmouk Jordan Ibrahim Helmy 25 October 2017 Egypt Sabri Al Mineawi 25 October 2017[14]
Al-Jazeera Syria Maher Bahri 16 November 2017 Tunisia Chiheb Ellili 16 November 2017[15]
Al-Ahli Jordan Osama Qasem 1 December 2017 Syria Emad Khankan 5 December 2017[16]
Al-Ramtha Tunisia Nabil Kouki 1 January 2018 Romania Florin Motruck 1 January 2018[17]
Al-Faisaly Croatia Dragan Talajić 7 January 2018 Montenegro Nebojša Jovović 7 January 2018[18]
Al-Hussein Egypt Mohamed Azima 4 February 2018 Jordan Haitham Al-Shboul 4 February 2018[19]
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Jordan Bilal Al-Laham 12 February 2018 Jordan Adnan Al-Shuaibat 12 February 2018[20]
Al-Yarmouk Egypt Sabri Al Mineawi 19 February 2018 Jordan Khaldoun Abdul Karim 19 February 2018[21]
That Ras Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat 23 February 2018 Syria Assaf Khalifa 23 February 2018[22]
Al-Baqa'a Egypt Sherif El-Khashab 10 April 2018 Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat 10 April 2018[23]

Foreign players[edit]

The number of foreign players is limited to 3 per team, and should not be a goalkeeper.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3
Al-Ahli State of Palestine Mahmoud Wadi State of Palestine Mohammed Balah Tunisia Adel Hmani
Al-Baqa'a Ivory Coast Emmanuel Ezue Syria Anas Balhous Syria Samer Salem
Al-Faisaly Kosovo Alban Meha Poland Łukasz Gikiewicz Senegal Dominique Mendy
Al-Hussein Ivory Coast Hamed Touré Liberia Teah Dennis Jr. Syria Mohamed Al-Zeno
Al-Jazeera Syria Oday Al-Jafal Syria Mardik Mardikian Syria Shadi Al Hamawi
Al-Ramtha Iraq Mohammed Shokan Syria Ahmad Al Douni Syria Jehad Al Baour
Al-Wehdat Syria Fahd Youssef
Al-Yarmouk Libya Mohamed Mandela Liberia Marcus Macauley Syria Ahmed Idrees
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Ghana Michael Helegbe Romania Dan Ignat
Shabab Al-Aqaba Argentina Fabricio Ortiz Montenegro Mladen Vukasović
Shabab Al-Ordon Republic of the Congo Ulrich Kapolongo Croatia Bojan Vručina
That Ras Egypt Mohamed Talaat Morocco Redallah El Ghazoufi Tunisia Fakhreddine Galbi

Results[edit]

League table[edit]

Note: Teams tied on points are ranked on head-to-head record.

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Wehdat (C) 22 16 5 1 45 13 +32 53 Qualification to Champions League first preliminary round
2 Al-Jazeera (Q) 22 12 5 5 37 23 +14 41 Qualification to AFC Cup
3 Al-Faisaly 22 12 5 5 33 18 +15 41
4 Al-Ramtha 22 11 6 5 30 16 +14 39
5 Shabab Al-Ordon 22 10 7 5 30 22 +8 37
6 That Ras 22 5 8 9 19 22 −3 23
7 Al-Ahli 22 5 8 9 22 31 −9 23
8 Al-Baqa'a 22 5 8 9 21 33 −12 23
9 Shabab Al-Aqaba 22 5 7 10 28 35 −7 22
10 Al-Hussein 22 5 7 10 20 31 −11 22
11 Mansheyat Bani Hasan (R) 22 6 3 13 26 40 −14 21 Relegation to Jordan League Division 1
12 Al-Yarmouk (R) 22 4 3 15 16 43 −27 15

Updated to games played on 11 May 2018.
Source: [1][2]
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 table[edit]

Home \ Away[1] AHL BAQ FSY HUS JAZ RAM WEH YAR MAN AQB ORD THR
Al-Ahli 2–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–0
Al-Baqa'a 3–3 0–3 1–5 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0
Al-Faisaly 3–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 3–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
Al-Hussein 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–4 1–3 0–1 0–1 2–3 1–1 0–0 0–0
Al-Jazeera 4–1 3–0 2–2 1–2 3–2 0–4 1–0 4–1 1–0 1–2 1–0
Al-Ramtha 3–0 1–0 4–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 5–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 0–0
Al-Wehdat 0–0 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 5–1 3–1 1–1 2–2
Al-Yarmouk 2–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 0–4 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–5 2–5 1–2
Mansheyat Bani Hasan 1–2 1–1 2–1 6–0 1–1 0–1 0–3 0–1 4–1 0–1 1–0
Shabab Al-Aqaba 1–4 3–3 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–1
Shabab Al-Ordon 1–2 1–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 4–2 0–0 2–1
That Ras 1–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 4–1 2–1 0–2

Updated to games played on June 2017.
Source: [3]
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season progress[edit]

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Al-AhliDDDWWLLLLDDWDWWLDLDLLL
Al-Baqa'aDDLWDLDDLLDLWDWLLDLLWW
Al-FaisalyWDLWDDLDWWWWLDWWWWWWLL
Al-HusseinDLLLDDWLWDLDLWLDLDLWWL
Al-JazeeraLDWWDWDWWWLWWLDWDWLWWL
Al-RamthaWDWLWWWWDWDWDWDLDLWLLW
Al-WehdatDDWWLWWWWDWWWDWWWDWWWW
Al-YarmoukLWLLLLDLLDLLWLLWWLDLLL
Mansheyat Bani HasanLDDLWWDLLLWLLLWLLLLLWW
Shabab Al-AqabaDDWLLLDLLDLDDDLWLWWLLW
Shabab Al-OrdonWDWLDLDWWDWLLWLDDDWWWW
That RasDDLWDWLWDLDLDLLLWDDWLL
Source: kooora.com
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of May 2018[24]
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Poland Łukasz Gikiewicz Al-Faisaly 14
2 Jordan Odai Khadr Shabab Al-Aqaba 13
3 Jordan Yazan Thalji Al-Wehdat 12
4 Jordan Saeed Murjan Al-Wehdat 11
5 State of Palestine Mahmoud Wadi Al-Ahli 10
Ghana Michael Helegbe Mansheyat Bani Hasan
7 Iraq Mohammed Shokan Al-Ramtha 9
8 Jordan Baha' Faisal Al-Wehdat 8
Jordan Yousef Al-Naber Shabab Al-Ordon
Republic of the Congo Ulrich Kapolongo Shabab Al-Ordon
11 Syria Ahmad Al Douni Al-Ramtha 7
Syria Mohamed Al-Zeno Al-Hussein
13 Syria Shadi Al Hamawi Al-Jazeera 6
Jordan Mussab Al-Laham Al-Ramtha
Syria Oday Al-Jafal Al-Jazeera
Jordan Abdullah Al-Attar Al-Jazeera

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Syria Shadi Al Hamawi Al-Jazeera Al-Ahli 4–1 20 October 2017
Jordan Baha' Faisal Al-Wehdat Mansheyat Bani Hasan 5–1 2 November 2017
Ghana Michael Helegbe Mansheyat Bani Hasan Al-Hussein 6–0 1 December 2017
Jordan Khaled Abu Rayash Shabab Al-Ordon Al-Yarmouk 5–2 2 December 2017
Republic of the Congo Ulrich Kapolongo Shabab Al-Ordon Mansheyat Bani Hasan 4–2 26 April 2018


Number of teams by Governorates[edit]

Rank Governorates Number of teams Teams
1  Amman 7 Al-Ahli, Al-Baqa'a, Al-Faisaly, Al-Jazeera, Al-Wehdat, Al-Yarmouk and Shabab Al-Ordon
2 Irbid 2 Al-Hussein and Al-Ramtha
3 Aqaba 1 Shabab Al-Aqaba
Karak That Ras
Mafraq Mansheyat Bani Hasan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "هيثم الشبول مديرا فنيا لذات راس".
  2. ^ "إدارة الوحدات تكشف هوية الجهاز التدريبي الجديد".
  3. ^ "أسامة قاسم يتولى تدريب الأهلي الأردني".
  4. ^ "السوري شبرق يدخل حسابات الرمثا الأردني".
  5. ^ "رأفت علي يقود تدريبات منشية بني حسن".
  6. ^ "العوضات مدربا لذات راس".
  7. ^ "المونتنيجري فيسكو يتولى تدريب الفيصلي".
  8. ^ "الكرواتي دراجان يصل الأردن لتدريب الفيصلي".
  9. ^ "المصري عظيمة يوقع عقد تدريب الحسين إربد".
  10. ^ "البحري مدربا للجزيرة الأردني".
  11. ^ "الكوكي يصل الأردن ويلتحق بمعسكر الرمثا".
  12. ^ "شريف الخشاب مدربا جديدا للبقعة الأردني".
  13. ^ "اللحام يقود أول تدريب له مع منشية بني حسن".
  14. ^ "صبري المنياوي مدربا لليرموك".
  15. ^ "الجزيرة يتعاقد مع مدرب الإفريقي والصفاقسي السابق".
  16. ^ "السوري خانكان مدربا جديدا للأهلي الأردني".
  17. ^ "الرمثا يتعاقد مع المدرب الروماني فلورين".
  18. ^ "رسميا.. الفيصلي يعلن عودة نيبوشا لقيادة الفريق".
  19. ^ "الحسين إربد يتعاقد مع هيثم الشبول".
  20. ^ "عدنان عوض مديرا فنيا لمنشية بني حسن".
  21. ^ "خلدون عبد الكريم مدربا لليرموك الأردني".
  22. ^ "عساف خليفة مدربا لذات راس".
  23. ^ "العوضات يقود تدريبات البقعة".
  24. ^ "Top scorers".