2018–19 Qatar Stars League

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Qatar Stars League
Season2018–19
Matches played30
Goals scored100 (3.33 per match)
Top goalscorerBaghdad Bounedjah (19 goals)
Biggest home winAl Sadd 10–1 Al-Arabi
(12 August 2018)
Biggest away winAl Kharaitiyat 0–6 Al Sadd
(5 August 2018)
Highest scoringAl Sadd 10–1 Al-Arabi
(12 August 2018)

The 2018–19 Qatari League, also known as Qatar Stars League, will be the 46th edition of top level football championship in Qatar.

The Qatar Stars League (QSL) has announced the dates of the first phase of the 2018–19 QNB Stars League. The first phase of the QNB Stars League will kick off on 4 August 2018 and ends in 3 November 2018.[1]

Teams[edit]

Stadium[edit]

Club City/Town Stadium
Al-Ahli Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium
Al-Arabi Doha Grand Hamad Stadium
Al-Duhail Doha Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium
Al-Gharafa Doha Thani bin Jassim Stadium
Al-Kharaitiyat Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium
Al-Khor Al Khor Al-Khor SC Stadium
Al-Shahania Al-Shahaniya Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Al-Rayyan Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium
Al-Sadd Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium
Al-Sailiya Doha Hamad bin Khalifa Stadium
Qatar SC Doha Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani
Umm Salal Doha Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium

Personnel and Kits[edit]

Club Coach Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al-Ahli Czech Republic Milan Máčala Jako N/A
Al-Arabi Tunisia Hatem Almoadab Jako Doha Bank
Al-Duhail Tunisia Nabil Maâloul BURRDA Mashraf Al Rayan
Al-Gharafa France Christian Gourcuff Erreà N/A
Al-Kharaitiyat Tunisia Nacif Beyaoui Hummel Oryx GTL
Al-Khor France Bernard Casoni Macron N/A
Al-Rayyan Turkey Bülent Uygun Nike QIC
Al-Sadd Portugal Jesualdo Ferreira Puma Qatar Airways
Al-Sailiya Tunisia Sami Trabelsi Adidas UCC
Qatar Islamic Bank
Al-Shahania Spain Pepe Murcia Adidas N/A
Qatar SC Argentina Sergio Batista Puma N/A
Umm Salal Adidas N/A

Foreign players[edit]

Each clubs are allowed to have nine foreign players. While teams are restricted to four professional foreign players, 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 Former Player
Al-Ahli Iran Omid Ebrahimi Morocco Mouhcine Moutouali Netherlands Nigel de Jong Iran Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh
Al-Arabi Brazil Diego Jardel Brazil Mailson Colombia Franco Arizala Iraq Ahmad Ibrahim Khalaf
Al-Duhail Brazil Edmilson Junior Brazil Lucas Mendes Morocco Youssef El-Arabi
Tunisia Youssef Msakni
South Korea Nam Tae-hee
Al-Gharafa Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Portugal Diogo Amado Slovakia Vladimir Weiss Iran Mehdi Taremi
Al-Kharaitiyat Algeria Jugurtha Hamroun Morocco Anouar Diba Romania Valentin Lazăr Iraq Ali Faez
Al-Khor Brazil Diogo Acosta Brazil Wágner Iraq Ahmed Yasin Ghani Iraq Rebin Sulaka
Al-Rayyan Argentina Jony Brazil Lucca Uruguay Gonzalo Viera South Korea Koh Myong-jin
Al-Sadd Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Spain Gabi Spain Xavi South Korea Jung Woo-young
Al-Sailiya Algeria Nadir Belhadj Brazil Maurício Ramos Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Syria Fahd Youssef
Qatar SC Brazil Dodó Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Syria Osama Omari Iraq Hussein Ali Al-Saedi
Umm Salal Democratic Republic of the Congo Arnold Mvuemba Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Morocco Adil Rhaili Syria Mahmoud Al-Mawas
Al-Shahania Argentina Luciano Vázquez Ivory Coast Késsé Mangoua Spain Álvaro Mejía Oman Nadhir Awadh
Iran Ramin Rezaeian

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Duhail 10 9 1 0 27 6 +21 28 Qualification to 2020 AFC Champions League group stage
2 Al-Rayyan 11 6 3 2 12 10 +2 21 Qualification to 2020 AFC Champions League play-off round
3 Al-Sadd 9 6 2 1 38 9 +29 20
4 Al-Sailiya 11 6 1 4 21 13 +8 19
5 Al-Ahli 11 6 0 5 20 20 0 18
6 Al-Gharafa 11 4 3 4 22 15 +7 15
7 Umm Salal 11 4 3 4 16 21 −5 15
8 Al-Shahania 11 3 3 5 10 18 −8 12
9 Al-Arabi 11 4 0 7 11 23 −12 12
10 Qatar SC 11 3 2 6 12 19 −7 11
11 Al-Khor 10 2 2 6 8 20 −12 8 Qualification to relegation play-off
12 Al-Kharaitiyat 11 1 0 10 8 31 −23 3 Relegation to 2019–20 Qatargas League
Updated to match(es) played on 5 November 2018. Source: QSL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ARA AHL DUH GHA KHA KHO SAD SAI SHA RAY QAT UMM
Al-Arabi 1–0
Al Ahli 2–0
Al-Duhail 6–0
Al-Gharafa 2–1 1–3
Al Kharaitiyat 0–6
Al-Khor
Al Sadd 10–1
Al-Sailiya 2–1
Al-Shahania 0–3 1–0
Al-Rayyan 2–0 1–1
Qatar SC
Umm Salal SC

Updated to games played on 12 August 2018.
Source: QSL
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[edit]

Leader : 2020 AFC Champions League Group stage
2020 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off
Relegation to 2019-20 Qatargas League
Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324
Al-Sadd11
Al-Duhail SC22
Al-Rayyan43
Al-Sailiya54
Qatar SC35
Al-Ahli96
Al-Gharafa107
Al-Shahania118
Al-Arabi69
Umm Salal810
Al-Kharaitiyat1211
Al-Khor712
Updated to match(es) played on 12 August 2018. Source: QSL

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As 8 November 2018.

R. Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al Sadd 19
2 Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Al Duhail 14
3 Qatar Akram Afif Al Sadd 11
4 Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Al Sailiya 10
5 Qatar Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur Al Sailiya 9
6 Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Umm Salal 8
7 South Korea Nam Tae-hee Al Duhail 7
Netherlands Wesley Sneijder Al-Gharafa

Updated to games played on 8 November 2018
Source: soccerway.com

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Kharaitiyat 6–0 5 August 2018 [2]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah7 Al-Sadd Al-Arabi 10–1 12 August 2018 [3]
Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Al-Duhail SC Al-Shahania 5–1 8 November 2018 [4]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Kharaitiyat 7–1 8 November 2018 [5]
Note

7 Player scored 7 goals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "QSL announces dates of first phase of new season | QNB Stars League". qsl.qa. 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Al-Kharaitiyat 0 Al-Sadd 6". soccerway.com. 5 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Al-Sadd 10 Al-Arabi 1". soccerway.com. 12 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Al Duhail 5 Al-Shahania 1". soccerway.com. 8 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Al-Sadd 7 Al-Kharaitiyat 1". soccerway.com. 8 November 2018.

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