2018–19 Jordanian Pro League

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Jordanian Pro League
Season2018–19
Dates15 August 2018 – 11 May 2019
ChampionsAl-Faisaly
RelegatedThat Rus
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Faisaly
AFC CupAl-Jazeera
Matches played124
Goals scored285 (2.3 per match)
Top goalscorerMichael Helegbe (4 goals)
Biggest home winShabab Al-Ordon 3–1 Al-Ramtha
(3 August 2018)
Biggest away winAl-Ahli 0–4 Shabab Al-Aqaba
(1 September 2018)
Highest scoringAl-Baqa'a 2–4 Al-Jazeera
(30 August 2018)
Longest winning run9 games
Al-Faisaly
Longest unbeaten run14 games
Al-Faisaly
Longest winless run16 games
That Ras
Longest losing run5 games
That Ras
All statistics correct as of May 2018.

The 2018–19 Jordanian Pro League (known as the Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League, named after Ziad AL-Manaseer Companies Group for sponsorship reasons) was the 68th season of Jordanian Pro League since its inception in 1944. The season started on 15 August 2018 and finished in May 2019.

Al-Wehdat are the defending champions of the 2017–18 season. Al-Salt and Al-Sareeh joined as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 League Division 1. They replaced Mansheyat Bani Hasan and Al-Yarmouk who were relegated to the 2018–19 League Division 1.

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams will compete in the league – the top ten teams from the 2017–18 season and the two teams promoted from the 2017–18 Division 1.

Teams promoted to the 2018–19 Premier League

The first team to be promoted was Al-Salt, following their 0–1 defeat against Al-Sareeh on 8 May 2018. Al-Salt are playing in the Premier League for the first time in their history. They were also promoted as the 2017–18 League Division 1 winners on 15 MAy 2018, following their 2–0 victory against Al-Arabi.[1][2]

The second team to be promoted was Al-Sareeh, following their 2–0 victory against Sahab on 15 May 2018, the last day of the regular season. Al-Sareeh returned to the Premier League for the first time since the 2016–17 season.[3]

Teams relegated to the 2018–19 Division 1

The first team to be relegated was Mansheyat Bani Hasan, following their 2–4 defeat against Shabab Al-Ordon on 26 April 2018, ending their 2-year stay in the top flight.[4]

The second team to be relegated was Al-Yarmouk, ending their 1-year stay in the top flight.[5]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.
Al Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Club Location Stadium Capacity Year Formed
Al-Ahli Amman Amman International Stadium 17,619 1944
Al-Baqa'a Amman Amman International Stadium 17,619 1968
Al-Faisaly Amman Amman International Stadium 17,619 1932
Al-Hussein Irbid Al-Hassan Stadium 12,000 1964
Al-Jazeera Amman Amman International Stadium 17,619 1947
Al-Ramtha Irbid Prince Hashim Stadium 5,000 1966
Al-Salt Al-Salt Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II Stadium 7,500 1965
Al-Sareeh Irbid Al-Hassan Stadium 12,000 1973
Al-Wehdat Amman King Abdullah Stadium 13,000 1956
Shabab Al-Aqaba Aqaba Al-Aqaba Stadium 3,800 1965
Shabab Al-Ordon Amman King Abdullah Stadium 13,000 2002
That Ras Al-Karak Prince Faisal Stadium 7,000 1980

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Ahli Jordan Issa Al-Turk Jordan Yazan Dahshan Givova Mobitel
Al-Baqa'a Jordan Rateb Al-Awadat Jordan Adnan Adous Adidas
Al-Faisaly Tunisia Nabil Kouki Jordan Baha' Abdel-Rahman Jako Umniah

ECBank

Al-Hussein Jordan Bilal Al-Laham Jordan Mohammad Al-Alawneh Adidas Mobitel
Al-Jazeera Syria Nizar Mahrous Jordan Mohammad Tannous Jako Mobitel
Al-Ramtha Jordan Islam Thiabat Jordan Amer Abu Hudaib Nike Mobitel
Al-Salt Jordan Osama Qasem Jordan Mohammad Shatnawi Adidas
Al-Sareeh Jordan Malek Shatnawi Jordan Radwan Shatnawi Givova
Al-Wehdat Tunisia Kais Yâakoubi Jordan Hassan Abdel-Fattah Givova Umniah

ECBank

Shabab Al-Aqaba Jordan Raed Al-Dawoud Jordan Rabie Al-Buraimi Adidas Mobitel
Shabab Al-Ordon Portugal Zé Nando Jordan Yousef Al-Naber Jako Mobitel
That Ras Tunisia Chaker Meftah Jordan Malek Al-Shlouh Adidas

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of
departure
Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of
appointment
Al-Ramtha Romania Florin Motroc End of contract 4 May 2018 Pre-season Jordan Islam Thiabat 27 July 2018[6]
Al-Ahli Syria Emad Khankan End of contract 11 May 2018 Jordan Issa Al-Turk 10 June 2018[7]
Al-Faisaly Montenegro Nebojša Jovović End of contract 14 May 2018 Tunisia Nabil Kouki 26 June 2018[8]
Al-Hussein Jordan Haitham Al-Shboul End of contract 16 May 2018 Jordan Bilal Al-Laham 26 August 2018[9]
Al-Salt Jordan Ibrahim Helmi End of contract 18 May 2018 Jordan Osama Qasem 3 June 2018[10]
Al-Jazeera Tunisia Chiheb Ellili End of contract 20 May 2018 Syria Nizar Mahrous 26 July 2018[11]
That Ras Syria Assaf Khalifa End of contract 20 May 2018 Tunisia Chaker Meftah 4 August 2018[12]
Al-Sareeh Jordan Abdullah Al-Amarin Resigned 26 May 2018 Jordan Malek Shatnawi 26 May 2018[13]

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
Al-Baqa'a Morocco Bilal Danguir Syria Salim Sabakji
Al-Faisaly Gabon Johann Lengoualama Ghana Cosmos Dauda Tunisia Chiheb Ben Frej
Al-Hussein Cameroon Patrick Ngoula Croatia Admir Malkić Senegal Demba Dikata
Al-Jazeera State of Palestine Islam Batran Syria Mohamad Awata
Al-Ramtha Nigeria Lukman Azeez Syria Shadi Al-Hamawi
Al-Salt England Kwame Adjeman-Pamboe Nigeria Kabiru Musa
Al-Sareeh Syria Mahmoud Naza'a
Al-Wehdat Brazil Carlão Syria Ward Al Salama
Shabab Al-Aqaba Ghana Michael Helegbe Liberia Marcus Macauley Syria Anas Balhous
Shabab Al-Ordon Republic of the Congo Ulrich Kapolongo
That Ras State of Palestine Mohammed Balah Tunisia Haythem Gloulou Tunisia Houcine Mansour

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Faisaly (C) 22 15 5 2 39 15 +24 50 Qualification for AFC Champions League preliminary round 1[a]
2 Al-Jazeera 22 15 4 3 41 15 +26 49 Qualification for AFC Cup group stage[b]
3 Al-Wehdat 22 13 4 5 36 16 +20 43 Standby team for AFC Cup group stage[c]
4 Shabab Al-Ordon 22 11 6 5 30 21 +9 39
5 Al-Salt 22 8 9 5 23 21 +2 33
6 Shabab Al-Aqaba 22 7 6 9 27 28 −1 27
7 Al-Sareeh 22 7 5 10 17 29 −12 26
8 Al-Ramtha 22 6 5 11 26 30 −4 23[d]
9 Al-Hussein 22 7 2 13 22 38 −16 23[d]
10 Al-Ahli 22 6 4 12 16 31 −15 22
11 Al-Baqa'a (R) 22 5 6 11 24 30 −6 21 Relegation to Jordan League Division 1
12 That Ras (R) 22 1 6 15 12 39 −27 9
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Head-to-head goals scored; 5) Goal difference; 6) Goals scored
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ If the league champions cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League group stage, they will enter the AFC Cup group stage.
  2. ^ Since league champions Al-Faisaly were also Jordan FA Cup winners, the league runners-up qualified for the AFC Cup group stage.
  3. ^ If the league champions qualify for the AFC Champions League group stage, the standby team will enter the AFC Cup group stage.
  4. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Al-Ramtha 3–0 Al-Hussein, Al-Hussein 0–1 Al-Ramtha.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AHL BAQ FAI HUS JAZ RAM SLT SAR WEH AQB ORD THR
Al-Ahli 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–4 0–0
Al-Baqa'a 1–2 3–1 2–4 1–2 3–0 2–2
Al-Faisaly 3–1 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1
Al-Hussein 1–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 2–1
Al-Jazeera 3–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–1
Al-Ramtha 1–0 1–1 3–0 1–4 1–1 1–2
Al-Salt 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–0
Al-Sareeh 1–0 1–2 0–0 0–1 1–0
Al-Wehdat 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–0 2–0
Shabab Al-Aqaba 0–1 1–3 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–0
Shabab Al-Ordon 1–0 4–1 2–0 3–0
That Ras 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–4 0–3 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2018. Source: kooora
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Season progress[edit]

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Al-AhliLLDWDLLDLLWWLDLWLLLLW
Al-Baqa'aWLWDLLLWLLLLDDWWDLLDL
Al-FaisalyWDDDDWLWWWWDWWWWWWWWW
Al-HusseinLLLWWWWLLWLDLLWDLWLLL
Al-JazeeraWWWWWWDWWDLDDWWWWDLWW
Al-RamthaDLDLWLLDWLLLDLWLLLWW
Al-SaltWDDDDWDWWWWWDLLLDDLD
Al-SareehDDDLLLWLLLWWDLLWLWWLD
Al-WehdatLWDLDWWLWWWLWWWLWWWD
Shabab Al-AqabaLWLLLWWLLWLDWDLDLWWDD
Shabab Al-OrdonWWDWWLWDWDWWDWLLWLWDL
That RasLDDDLLLDLLLLLDLLWLLD
Updated to match(es) played on 3 May 2019. Source: [1]
W = Win; D = Draw; L = Lose

Positions by round[edit]

The following table lists the positions of teams after each week of matches. In order to preserve the chronological evolution, any postponed matches are not included to the round at which they were originally scheduled but added to the full round they were played immediately afterward.

Team ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Al-Jazeera31111111111
Shabab Al-Ordon42222222222
Al-Salt54554443333
Al-Faisaly13443364444
Al-Wehdat87668656555
Al-Hussein101112116535666
Shabab Al-Aqaba957810878877
Al-Baqa'a26335787788
Al-Ramtha6991279109999
Al-Ahli12121179101111111110
Al-Sareeh788101211910101011
That Ras11101091112121212121212
Leader and 2020 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
Relegation to Jordan League Division 1
Updated to match(es) played on 1 December 2018. Source: [2]

Statistics[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of May 2018[14]
Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 Ghana Michael Helegbe Shabab Al-Aqaba 4
2 Jordan Abdullah Al-Attar Al-Jazeera 2
Jordan Ahmed Al-Essawi Al-Jazeera
Jordan Ahmed Yasser Al-Baqa'a
Republic of the Congo Ulrich Kapolongo Shabab Al-Ordon
Jordan Yousef Al-Naber Shabab Al-Ordon
Jordan Baha' Abdel-Rahman Al-Faisaly

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Ghana Michael Helegbe Shabab Al-Aqaba Al-Ahli 4–0 1 September 2018

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Player Club Clean sheets
1 Jordan Mohammad Shatnawi Al-Salt 2
2 Jordan Amer Shafi Shabab Al-Ordon 1
Jordan Ahmed Abdel-Sattar Al-Jazeera
Jordan Hamad Al-Asmar Shabab Al-Aqaba

Number of teams by governorates[edit]

Rank Governorates Number of teams Teams
1 Amman 6 Al-Ahli, Al-Baqa'a, Al-Faisaly, Al-Jazeera, Al-Wehdat and Shabab Al-Ordon
2 Irbid 3 Al-Hussein, Al-Ramtha and Al-Sareeh
3 Aqaba 1 Shabab Al-Aqaba
Balqa Al-Salt
Karak That Ras

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "السلط يصعد لدوري المحترفين الأردني".
  2. ^ "السلط والصريح يصعدان لدوري المحترفين الأردني".
  3. ^ "السلط والصريح يصعدان لدوري المحترفين الأردني".
  4. ^ "الوحدات يقسو على الجزيرة.. وهبوط المنشية".
  5. ^ "الوحدات يقسو على الجزيرة.. وهبوط المنشية".
  6. ^ "الرمثا يتفق مع إسلام ذيابات".
  7. ^ "الترك مدربا للأهلي الأردني".
  8. ^ "الكوكي يصل الأردن لتدريب الفيصلي".
  9. ^ "اللحام مدربا للحسين الأردني".
  10. ^ "أسامة قاسم مدربًا للسلط".
  11. ^ "السوري نزار محروس رسميا المدير الفني للفريق في الموسم الجديد".
  12. ^ "التونسي مفتاح مدربا لذات راس".
  13. ^ "الشطناوي مدربا للصريح".
  14. ^ "Top scorers".