2018–19 Qatar Stars League

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Qatar Stars League
Season2018–19
ChampionsAl Sadd (14th title)
RelegatedAl-Kharaitiyat
AFC Champions LeagueAl Sadd
Al-Duhail
Al-Sailiya
Matches played132
Goals scored429 (3.25 per match)
Top goalscorerBaghdad Bounedjah (39 goals)
Biggest home winAl Sadd 10–1 Al-Arabi
(12 August 2018)
Biggest away winAl-Gharafa 1–8 Al Sadd
(2 December 2018)
Highest scoringAl Sadd 10–1 Al-Arabi
(12 August 2018)
Longest winning run11 matches
Al Sadd
Longest unbeaten run11 matches
Al Sadd
Longest winless run9 matches
Al Kharaitiyat
Longest losing run9 matches
Al Kharaitiyat

The 2018–19 Qatari League, also known as Qatar Stars League, is 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 kicked off on 4 August 2018 and ended on 4 November 2018.[1] The league ended on 13 April 2019.

Teams[edit]

Stadia and locations[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 Spain Rubén De la Barrera Jako N/A
Al-Arabi Iceland Heimir Hallgrímsson Jako Doha Bank
Al-Duhail Portugal Rui Faria BURRDA Mashraf Al Rayan
Al-Gharafa France Christian Gourcuff Erreà N/A
Al-Kharaitiyat Qatar Wesam Rizik Hummel Oryx GTL
Al-Khor England Omar Najhi Macron N/A
Al-Rayyan Brazil Gilson Da Souza 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 Spain Raúl Caneda Adidas N/A

Foreign players[edit]

Each clubs are allowed to have nine foreign players. For the remainder of the season, each clubs can include one player from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and one player from Union of Arab Football Associations (UAFA).

  • Players name in bold indicates the player is registered during the mid-season transfer window.
  • Players in italics were out of squad or left club within the season, after pre-season transfer window, or in the mid-season transfer window, and at least had one appearance.
Club Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 AFC Player UAFA Player[2] Yemen Player(s) Former Players
Al-Ahli Costa Rica Jonathan McDonald Netherlands Nigel de Jong Venezuela Jhon Chancellor Iran Omid Ebrahimi Morocco Mouhcine Moutouali Iran Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh
Yemen Ahmed Sadeq
Al-Arabi Brazil Diego Jardel Ivory Coast Wilfried Bony Spain Víctor Vázquez Iran Morteza Pouraliganji Iraq Ahmad Ibrahim Khalaf Brazil Mailson
Colombia Franco Arizala
Yemen Mudir Al-Radaei
Al-Duhail Belgium Edmilson Junior Morocco Medhi Benatia Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Japan Shoya Nakajima South Korea Nam Tae-hee
Brazil Lucas Mendes
Al-Gharafa Brazil Lucas Mendes Portugal Diogo Amado Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Iran Mehdi Taremi Netherlands Wesley Sneijder
Al-Kharaitiyat Colombia Charles Monsalvo Morocco Anouar Diba Romania Valentin Lazăr Iraq Ali Faez Atiyah Algeria Ilias Hassani Yemen Ahmed Al-Haifi Algeria Jugurtha Hamroun
Al-Khor Brazil Tiago Bezerra Brazil Wágner Brazil Willians Lebanon Alexander Michel Melki Tunisia Aymen Trabelsi [no] Yemen Mohammed Boqshan Iraq Ahmed Yasin Ghani
Iraq Rebin Sulaka
Brazil Diogo Acosta
Al-Rayyan Brazil Lucca Uruguay Gonzalo Viera Venezuela Gelmin Rivas South Korea Koh Myong-jin Argentina Jony
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 Tunisia Bilel Saidani Yemen Alaa Al-Sasi
Qatar SC Algeria Jugurtha Hamroun Brazil Dodó Cameroon Samuel Eto'o Iraq Hussein Ali Al-Saedi Jordan Baha' Abdel-Rahman Yemen Ammar Hamsan Syria Osama Omari
Umm Salal Brazil Anderson Conceição Brazil Tinga Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Syria Mahmoud Al-Mawas Algeria Mourad Satli Morocco Adil Rhaili
Democratic Republic of the Congo Arnold Mvuemba
Al-Shahania Argentina Luciano Vázquez Ivory Coast Jean-Paul Késsé Mangoua Spain Álvaro Mejía Iran Ramin Rezaeian Iraq Rebin Sulaka Oman Nadhir Awadh

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Sadd (C) 22 18 3 1 100 22 +78 57 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage and FIFA Club World Cup first round[a]
2 Al-Duhail 22 15 5 2 52 17 +35 50 Qualification for AFC Champions League group stage[b]
3 Al-Sailiya 22 12 2 8 38 26 +12 38 Qualification for AFC Champions League play-off round
4 Al-Rayyan 22 10 7 5 34 31 +3 37
5 Al-Ahli 22 10 4 8 32 39 −7 34
6 Al-Arabi 22 10 0 12 27 41 −14 30
7 Al-Shahania 22 7 6 9 26 34 −8 27
8 Al-Gharafa 22 7 5 10 35 39 −4 26
9 Umm Salal 22 6 5 11 24 44 −20 23
10 Al-Khor 22 5 5 12 22 36 −14 20
11 Qatar SC (O) 22 4 4 14 20 42 −22 16 Qualification for Relegation play-off
12 Al-Kharaitiyat (R) 22 5 0 17 19 58 −39 15 Relegation to Qatargas League
Source: QSL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored;
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The league champions will qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup first round unless the 2019 AFC Champions League winners are from Qatar.
  2. ^ Al-Duhail qualified for the AFC Champions League group stage as Emir of Qatar Cup winners.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARA AHL DUH GHA KHA KHO SAD SAI SHA RAY QAT UMM
Al-Arabi 0–3 0–3 1–2 2–1 1–0 0–3 0–2 2–1 0–1 0–1 5–1
Al Ahli 2–1 1–2 0–4 3–2 1–1 4–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–0
Al-Duhail 2–0 6–0 4–2 4–1 6–0 2–2 1–0 5–1 0–0 1–1 2–0
Al-Gharafa 3–0 1–3 0–0 0–2 6–0 1–8 2–1 0–0 4–2 1–3 2–3
Al Kharaitiyat 0–1 1–2 1–0 3–0 1–5 0–6 0–5 0–1 0–6 1–0 1–2
Al-Khor 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–0 4–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–0
Al Sadd 10–1 7–2 3–1 1–1 7–1 6–2 1–1 4–0 5–0 8–1 6–1
Al-Sailiya 2–3 4–2 0–1 2–1 5–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–1
Al-Shahania 0–3 1–2 0–3 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–4 0–1 3–0 3–2 1–1
Al-Rayyan 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–1 1–0 0–4 2–2 1–0 4–3 1–1
Qatar SC 1–2 0–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 0–0 1–5 0–2 0–0 0–2 0–1
Umm Salal SC 0–3 4–1 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–0 1–5 0–2 2–5 1–1 1–1
Source: QSL
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

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 ╲ Round12345678910111213141516171819202122
Al-Sadd1111322223322211111111
Al-Duhail2222111111111122222222
Al-Sailiya5433433334433335334333
Al-Rayyan4355254442244443443444
Al-Ahli1061010999866555554555555
Al-Arabi6944546678989766666666
Al-Shahania1188888810910898999988987
Al-Gharafa9776677787666678897778
Umm Salal71067765555777887779899
Al-Khor8121111111112111011111111111111111111101010
Qatar SC35991010109119101010101010101010111111
Al-Kharaitiyat12111212121211121212121212121212121212121212
Source: QSL

Relegation play-off[edit]

Qatar SC1–0Muaither SC
Report

Statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals[3]
1 Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al Sadd 39
2 Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Al Duhail 26
Qatar Akram Afif Al Sadd
4 Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Al Sailiya 13
Qatar Abdulgadir Ilyas Bakur Al Sailiya
6 Qatar Hassan Al-Haidos Al Sadd 10
7 Qatar Rodrigo Tabata Al-Rayyan 9
Ivory Coast Yannick Sagbo Umm Salal
9 Brazil Wágner Al-Khor 8
Slovakia Vladimír Weiss Al-Gharafa
Argentina Luciano Vázquez Al Shahania
Syria Mahmoud Al-Mawas Umm Salal
Iran Mehdi Taremi Al Gharafa

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date Ref
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Kharaitiyat 6–0 5 August 2018 [4]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah7 Al-Sadd Al-Arabi 10–1 12 August 2018 [5]
Morocco Rachid Tiberkanine Al-Sailiya Al-Kharaitiyat 5–0 4 November 2018 [6]
Morocco Youssef El-Arabi Al-Duhail SC Al-Shahania 5–1 8 November 2018 [7]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Kharaitiyat 7–1 8 November 2018 [8]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Gharafa 8–1 2 December 2018 [9]
Qatar Akram Afif
Qatar Akram Afif Al-Sadd Al-Khor 6–2 16 February 2019 [10]
Qatar Akram Afif Al-Sadd Qatar SC 8–1 28 February 2019 [11]
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah
Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd Al-Ahli 7–2 4 April 2019 [12]
Note

7 Player scored 7 goals

Team of the Year[edit]

[13]
No Position Player Club
1 Goalkeeper Qatar Saad Al-Sheeb Al-Sadd
2 Defender Qatar Hamid Ismail Al-Sadd
3 Defender Qatar Boualem Khoukhi Al-Sadd
4 Defender Qatar Bassam Al-Rawi Al-Duhail
5 Defender Qatar Abdelkarim Hassan Al-Sadd
6 Midfielder Qatar Karim Boudiaf Al-Duhail
7 Midfielder Qatar Abdulaziz Hatem Al-Gharafa
8 Midfielder Qatar Rodrigo Tabata Al-Rayyan SC
9 Midfielder Qatar Hassan Al-Haidos Al-Sadd
10 Forward Qatar Akram Afif Al-Sadd
11 Forward Algeria Baghdad Bounedjah Al-Sadd


References[edit]

  1. ^ "QSL announces dates of first phase of new season | QNB Stars League". qsl.qa. 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ "One Arab player allowed at each club, says QFA Exec Com". QFA. 15 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Players - Stars League".
  4. ^ "Al-Kharaitiyat 0 Al-Sadd 6". soccerway.com. 5 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Al-Sadd 10 Al-Arabi 1". soccerway.com. 12 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Al-Kharaitiyat 0 Al-Sailiya 5". soccerway.com. 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Al Duhail 5 Al-Shahania 1". soccerway.com. 8 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Al-Sadd 7 Al-Kharaitiyat 1". soccerway.com. 8 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Al-Gharafa 1 Al-Sadd 8". soccerway.com. 8 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Al-Sadd 6 Al-Khor 2". soccerway.com. 16 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Al-Sadd 8 Qatar SC 1". soccerway.com. 28 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Al-Sadd 7 Al-Ahli 2". soccerway.com. 4 April 2019.
  13. ^ http://www.qpa.qa/en/qatar11/

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