Cambodian League

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Cambodian Premier League
Metfone Cambodian League.png
Country  Cambodia
Confederation AFC
Founded 1982
Divisions 1
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Cambodian Second League
Domestic cup(s) King Cup
Hun Sen Cup
FFC Challenge Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions Boeung Ket Angkor (2nd title)
(2016)
Most championships Phnom Penh Crown (6 titles)
TV partners BTV News
Website Official website
2017 Cambodian League

The Cambodian League is the highest football division in Cambodia, and is run by the Cambodian Football Federation.[citation needed]

Contested by 10 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Cambodia Division 1 League.

Overview[edit]

Competition format[edit]

[citation needed]

  • The 2014 league abolished the play-offs and introduced an end of season cup competition in its place.
  • Teams are ranked by total points, head-to-head, goal difference and goals scored.
  • Top team is qualified for AFC Cup qualifying round.
  • Bottom two teams will be relegated to Cambodian Second League.

Rules on foreign players[edit]

[citation needed]

Clubs are only allowed to register five foreign players per season, one of whom must be Asian (4+1), and only three of them can be on the game sheet in each game.

2015 match fixing allegations[edit]

The end of the season was mired in match-fixing claims by Phnom Penh Crown who claimed that several players of the club had under performed. They announced these claims with only the two legged playoff final remaining.[1][2]

2017 teams[edit]

Source:[3]

List of Champions[edit]

Source:[4]

1983–2004[edit]

Cambodian League since 2005[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club Statement". Phnom Penh Crown Official Website. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Coach in Crown crisis to seek legal advice". Aseanfootball.org. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "C-League: Regular Season". Soccerway. Perform. Retrieved 11 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Cambodia - List of Champions". RSSSF. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 

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