2018–19 Kuwaiti Premier League

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Kuwaiti Premier League
Season2018–19
ChampionsAl Kuwait
RelegatedAl-Jahra
Al-Fahaheel
2019 AFC Champions League
2019 AFC Cup
Al-Kuwait

Al Qadsia
Al-Salmiya
Matches played38
Goals scored114 (3 per match)

57th edition of the tournament. Kuwait SC are the defending champions. Originally the league was structured at 8 teams but Kuwait FA announced its expansion in football so last seasons 2017–18 relegated team have been un-relegated and 2017–18 Kuwaiti Division One winners Al-Shabab SC and losing play-off team Al-Fahaheel FC will all compete this season.[1][2]

Teams[edit]

Lists of teams and locations[edit]

Team Based Home stadium Capacity
Al Arabi Kuwait City Sabah Al-Salem Stadium 26,000
Al Qadsia Kuwait City Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium 22,000
Kazma Kuwait City Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium 21,500
Al Kuwait Kuwait City Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium 18,500
Al-Shabab Al-Ahmadi Al-Ahmadi Stadium 18,000
Al Jahra Jahra Mubarak Al-Aiar Stadium 17,000
Al-Salmiya Al Salmiya Thamir Stadium 16,105
Al Tadhamon Farwaniya Farwaniya Stadium 14,000
Al Nasar Al Farwaniyah Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah Stadium 10,000
Al Fahaheel Kuwait City Fahaheel Stadium 2,000

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Arabi Jamal Al-Kazmi Hussam Al Sayed Ali Maqseed Erreà Ahli Bank of Kuwait
Al-Fahaheel Mohammed Hammad Andrey Chernyshov Abdullah Al Enazi Givova none
Kuwait Marzouq Al-Ghanim Hussain Hakem HH BMW
Qadsia Shiekh Khaled Al-Fahad Dalibor Starčević Saleh Al Sheikh Givova Samsung
Kazma Asaad Al-Banwan Yousef Nasser Erreà Viva
Al-Salmiya Shiekh Turki Al-Yousef Hutam Dhelies Adidas The Sultan Center
Al-Shabab Mohammed Ibrahim Adidas
Al-Tadhamon Mohammed Ibrahim
Al-Jahra D'Ham AL-Shammari Da Silva Nino Santos Givova Viva
Al-Nasr Givova Viva

Foreign players[edit]

The total number of foreign players is restricted to five per club.

Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Former Players 1
Al-Arabi
Al Fahaheel Ghana Gershon Koffie Jordan Munther Abu Amarah Jordan Ibrahim Al-Zawahreh Morocco Bouchaib Soufiani Egypt Ahmed El Aash
Al-Kuwait Brazil Lucão Ivory Coast Jumaa Saeed Syria Hamid Mido Tunisia Hamza Lahmar Morocco Issam El Adoua Tunisia Saber Khalifa
Ghana Mohammed Fatau
Al-Qadsia Cameroon Ronald Ngah Wanja Gabon Axel Méyé Nigeria Ebiabowei Baker
Kazma Brazil Alex Lima Brazil Vanderlei Sierra Leone Mohamed Kamara Uganda Denis Iguma Brazil Hítalo Rogério
Peru Hernán Hinostroza
Al-Salmiya Brazil Marclei Jordan Odai Al-Saify Jordan Tareq Khattab Syria Firas Al-Khatib Brazil Patrick Fabiano
Cameroon Guy Toindouba
Al-Shabab Brazil Helder Brazil Ricardinho Guinea Naby Soumah Serbia Igor Filipović Serbia Aleksandar Trninić Brazil Darlan
Egypt Zizo
Al-Tadhamon Brazil Alexandre Hans Brazil Nixon Guylherme Brazil Talisson Ghana Jackson Owusu Syria Hasan Owaid
Al-Jahra Australia Nicholas Olsen Burkina Faso Moussa Dao Cameroon Samuel Bitte Cameroon Aaron Mbimbe Cameroon Rudolph Ngombé
Al Naser Bahrain Sayed Baqer Ghana Ernest Barfo Kenya John Makwata Nigeria Tunde Adeniji

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Kuwait (C) 18 13 3 2 52 14 +38 42 Qualification for AFC Champions League preliminary round 1[a]
2 Al-Qadsia 18 11 3 4 34 15 +19 36 Qualification for AFC Cup group stage[b]
3 Al-Salmiya 18 9 6 3 31 23 +8 33 Standby team for AFC Cup group stage[c]
4 Kazma 18 7 7 4 30 24 +6 28
5 Al-Arabi 18 7 6 5 27 24 +3 27
6 Al-Nasar 18 4 6 8 16 26 −10 18
7 Al-Tadhamon 18 4 5 9 18 27 −9 17
8 Al-Shabab 18 4 4 10 18 39 −21 16
9 Al-Jahra (R) 18 4 3 11 16 29 −13 15 Relegation to Kuwaiti Division One
10 Al-Fahaheel (R) 18 2 7 9 21 42 −21 13
Source: KFA, Goalzz
(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-Kuwait were also Kuwait Emir 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.

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kuwait League".
  2. ^ a b "Kuwait League". FIFA.com.

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