2017 Ýokary Liga
|Goals scored||396 (2.93 per match)|
The 2017 Turkmenistan Higher League (Ýokary Liga) season is the 25th season of Turkmenistan's professional football league. It runs between March and December 2017. Three times winner Altyn Asyr are the defending champions from the 2016 campaign. They are again favorites for this campaign.
After the 2016 season Yedigen were denied an entry for the 2017 season, and no team from the Birinji liga managed to obtain a license for the 2017 season. Meaning that only 9 teams would contest for the title. Exceptionally there will be no relegation at the end of the season.
A total of 9 teams will contest the league.
|Ahal||Ahal Province||Ashgabat Stadium||20,000||Ali Gurbani|
|Altyn Asyr||Ashgabat||Ashgabat Stadium||20,000||Ýazguly Hojageldiýew|
|Aşgabat||Ashgabat||Ashgabat Stadium||20,000||Tofik Şukurow|
|Balkan||Balkanabat||Sport Toplumy Stadium||10,000||Aleksandr Klimenko|
|Turan||Dashoguz||Sport toplumy (Daşoguz) Stadium||10,000|
|Energetik||Mary||Baýramaly Sport Desgasy||2,000||Rahym Gurbanmämmedow|
|Köpetdag Aşgabat||Ashgabat||Köpetdag Stadium||26,000||Said Seýidow|
|Merw||Mary||Sport Toplumy Stadium||10,000||Magtym Begenjow|
|Şagadam||Türkmenbaşy||Şagadam Stadium||5,000||Rejepmyrat Agabaýew|
||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Altyn Asyr||32||25||4||3||83||24||+59||79||Qualifies for the 2018 AFC Cup Group Stage|
|2||FC Ahal||32||22||6||4||70||21||+49||72||Qualifies for the 2018 AFC Play-off Stage|
Updated to games played on 12 December 2017.
Source: Soccerway FIFA
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.