2018–19 Lebanese Football League

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Lebanese Football League
Season2018–19
Dates21 September 2018 – 21 April 2019
ChampionsAhed
7th Lebanese Football League title
RelegatedBekaa
Racing Beirut
AFC CupAhed
Ansar
Matches played132
Goals scored315 (2.39 per match)
Top goalscorerEl Hadji Malick Tall
(19 goals)
Best goalkeeperMehdi Khalil (16 clean sheets)
Biggest home winAhed 6–0 Safa
(23 September 2018)
Biggest away winAkhaa Ahli 1–6 Ahed
(6 April 2019)
Highest scoringSalam Zgharta 2–6 Ansar
(7 December 2018)
Shabab Sahel 5–3 Bekaa
(13 April 2019)
Longest winning run16 matches
Ahed
Longest unbeaten run20 matches
Ahed
Longest winless run12 matches
Bekaa
Longest losing run7 matches
Bekaa

The 2018–19 Lebanese Football League was the 59th season of the Lebanese Football League, the top Lebanese professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1933. The season started on 21 September 2018 and concluded on 21 April 2019.

Ahed were the defending champions. Shabab Sahel and Chabab Ghazieh joined as the promoted clubs from the 2017–18 Lebanese Second Division. They replaced Shabab Arabi and Islah who were relegated to the 2018–19 Lebanese Second Division. Ahed won their third consecutive Lebanese Football League title, and seventh overall, with two games to spare.

Teams[edit]

On 14 July 2018, prior to the beginning of the season, Nabi Chit Sport Club changed its name to Bekaa Sport Club.[1]

Stadiums and locations[edit]

Locations of teams in the 2018–19 Lebanese Football League
Locations of teams in the 2018–19 Lebanese Football League within Beirut
Team Home city Stadium Capacity 2017–18 season
Ahed Beirut Various 1st in the Lebanese Football League
Akhaa Ahli Aley Amin AbdelNour Stadium 3,500 5th in the Lebanese Football League
Ansar Beirut Various 4th in the Lebanese Football League
Bekaa Al-Nabi Shayth Nabi Chit Stadium 5,000 10th in the Lebanese Football League
Chabab Ghazieh Ghazieh Kfarjoz Stadium 2nd in the Lebanese Second Division
Nejmeh Beirut Various 2nd in the Lebanese Football League
Racing Beirut Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium 5,000 9th in the Lebanese Football League
Safa Beirut Various 3rd in the Lebanese Football League
Salam Zgharta Zgharta Zgharta Stadium 3,500 6th in the Lebanese Football League
Shabab Sahel Beirut Various 1st in the Lebanese Second Division
Tadamon Sour Tyre Sour Stadium 6,500 7th in the Lebanese Football League
Tripoli Tripoli Tripoli Municipal Stadium 22,000 8th in the Lebanese Football League

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Ahed (C) 22 19 2 1 40 9 +31 59 Qualification for AFC Cup group stage
2 Ansar 22 15 4 3 53 18 +35 49 Qualification for AFC Cup play-off round[a]
3 Nejmeh 22 15 3 4 36 17 +19 48
4 Akhaa Ahli 22 10 3 9 28 32 −4 33
5 Shabab Sahel 22 8 4 10 32 32 0 28
6 Chabab Ghazieh 22 6 6 10 24 31 −7 24
7 Tadamon Sour 22 5 8 9 16 21 −5 23[b]
8 Tripoli 22 5 8 9 14 26 −12 23[b]
9 Salam Zgharta 22 5 7 10 15 30 −15 22[c]
10 Safa 22 5 7 10 16 29 −13 22[c]
11 Racing Beirut (R) 22 5 6 11 22 32 −10 21 Relegation to Lebanese Second Division
12 Bekaa (R) 22 3 4 15 19 38 −19 13
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head goal difference; 4) Goal difference; 5) Goals scored; 6) Draw.
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ As Lebanese FA Cup winners.
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Tadamon Sour 0–0 Tripoli, Tripoli 0–0 Tadamon Sour.
  3. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Salam Zgharta 0–0 Safa, Safa 0–1 Salam Zgharta.

Season statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nabi Chit announce name change to Bekaa Club ahead of new Lebanese Football League Season". YOUR HOME OF NEWS. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Lebanese League 2018/2019 Scorers". www.goalzz.com. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b LebanonFG