2017–18 Qatar Stars League

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Qatar Stars League
Season2017–18
ChampionsAl-Duhail
RelegatedAl-Kharaitiyat
Al-Markhiya
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Duhail
Al-Sadd
Al-Rayyan
Al-Gharafa

The 2017–18 Qatari League, also known as Qatar Stars League, is the 45th edition of top level football championship in Qatar.[1]

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[edit]

Club City/Town Stadium Coach
Al-Ahli Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium Spain George Jorge
Al-Arabi Doha Grand Hamad Stadium Croatia Luka Bonačić
Al-Duhail Doha Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium Algeria Djamel Belmadi
Al-Gharafa Doha Thani bin Jassim Stadium Turkey Bülent Uygun
Al-Kharaitiyat Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium Syria Yassir Al Sobaie
Al-Khor Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium Tunisia Nacif Beyaoui
Al Markhiya Al Wakrah Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium Tunisia Adel Sellimi
Al-Rayyan Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium Denmark Michael Laudrup
Al-Sadd Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira
Al-Sailiya Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium Tunisia Sami Trabelsi
Qatar SC Doha Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani Argentina Gabriel Calderón
Umm Salal Doha Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium Morocco Talal El Karkouri

Foreign players[edit]

The total number of foreign players is restricted to nine per club. Clubs can register up to four professional foreign players, of which a maximum of three are allowed from nations outside the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 AFC Player Yemen Player(s) Former Player
Al-Ahli Mozambique Simao Mate Junior Tunisia Hamza Younés Tunisia Yassine Chikhaoui Syria Hadi Al Masri Yemen Mohammed Fuad Omar Colombia Cristian Nazarit
South Korea Kim Gwi-hyeon
Al-Arabi Brazil Diego Jardel Croatia Ivan Fustar Ghana Kwame Karikari Iraq Saad Natiq Yemen Mudir Al-Radaei Syria Mardik Mardikian
Tunisia Ammar Jemal
Al-Duhail Brazil Lucas Mendes Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Tunisia Youssef Msakni South Korea Nam Tae-hee
Al-Gharafa Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Portugal Diogo Amado Venezuela Rubert Quijada Iran Mehdi Taremi Slovakia Vladimir Weiss
Chile Luis Jimenez
Al Khairitiyat Ivory Coast Josue Mohy Morocco Anouar Diba Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Uzbekistan Sanzhar Tursunov Yemen Ahmed Al-Haifi
Al-Khor Brazil Luciano Castan Brazil Madson Formagini Cameroon Ariel Ngueukam Iran Soroush Rafiei Brazil David da Silva
Cameroon Julien Ebah
Al Markhiya Brazil Eric Pereira Brazil Léo Mineiro The Gambia Tijan Jaiteh Iraq Rebin Sulaka Yemen Ammar Hamsan Ghana Kwame Karikari
Burkina Faso Alain Traoré
Al-Rayyan Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Morocco Mouhcine Moutouali Uruguay Gonzalo Viera South Korea Koh Myong-jin France Yohan Mollo
Al-Sadd Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Algeria Jugurtha Hamroun Spain Xavi Hernandez Iran Morteza Pouraliganji
Al-Sailiya Algeria Nadir Belhadj Romania Dragos Grigore Romania Valentin Lazar Uzbekistan Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov Yemen Alaa Al-Sasi
Qatar SC Brazil Bruno Gallo Brazil Patrick Fabiano Syria Osama Omari ChileState of Palestine Luis Jimenez Iran Mohammad Tayyebi
Iran Sajjad Shahbazzadeh
Central African Republic Habib Habibou
Nigeria Michael Babatunde
Umm Salal Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Morocco Adil Rhaili Tunisia Oussama Darragi Syria Mahmoud Al-Mawas Yemen Mohammed Ba Rowis Morocco Youssef Sekour

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Duhail SC 22 19 3 0 86 27 +59 60 Qualification to 2019 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Sadd 22 16 1 5 68 25 +43 49
3 Al-Rayyan 22 13 4 5 54 39 +15 43 Qualification to 2019 AFC Champions League play-off round
4 Al-Gharafa 22 10 5 7 43 34 +9 35
5 Umm Salal 22 8 9 5 33 34 −1 33
6 Al-Sailiya 22 8 4 10 40 42 −2 28
7 Al-Arabi 22 6 6 10 30 42 −12 24
8 Qatar SC 22 7 3 12 24 46 −22 24
9 Al-Khor 22 6 4 12 25 39 −14 22
10 Al-Ahli 22 6 4 12 24 43 −19 22
11 Al-Kharaitiyat 22 4 4 14 29 62 −33 16 Relegation to 2018–19 Qatargas League
12 Al Markhiya 22 2 7 13 19 42 −23 13
Updated to match(es) played on 4 April. Source: RSSSF, Qatar Stars League, and FIFA
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Al-Duhail 26
2 Tunisia Youssef Msakni 25
3 Morocco Abderrazak Hamdallah Al-Rayyan 18
4 Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd 16
5 Qatar Rodrigo Tabata Al-Rayyan 15
6 Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Al Kharaitiyat 13
7 Brazil Wagner Ribeiro Al-Rayyan 12
South Korea Nam Tae-hee Al Duhail 12
Algeria Jugurtha Hamroun Umm Salal 12
10 Uzbekistan Temurkhuja Abdukholiqov Al-Sailiya 10
Brazil Madson Al-Duhail 10
Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Al-Sailiya 10
Qatar Andres Quintana Al Rayyan 10
14 Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Al-Gharafa 9

Team of the Year[edit]

[2]
No Position Player Club
1 Goalkeeper Qatar Saad Al Sheeb Al-Sadd
2 Defender Qatar Hamid Ismail Al-Sadd
3 Defender Qatar Abdelkarim Hassan Al-Sadd
4 Defender Qatar Pedro Miguel Al-Sadd
5 Defender Brazil Lucas Mendes Al-Duhail
6 Midfielder Qatar Karim Boudiaf Al-Duhail SC
7 Midfielder Qatar Ahmed Abdul Maqsoud Al-Rayyan
8 Midfielder Spain Xavi Al-Sadd
9 Midfielder Qatar Hassan Al-Haidos Al-Sadd
10 Forward Flag of Tunisia.svg Youssef Msakni Al-Duhail SC
11 Forward Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd


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