Filipino Premier League

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Filipino Premier League
Filipino Premier League.png
Founded 2008
Folded 2008
Country  Philippines
Confederation AFC
Divisions 1
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Last champions Philippine Army
(2008)
Most championships Philippine Army

The Filipino Premier League was the top-level football league of the Philippines, operating under the country's football governing body, the Philippine Football Federation. The league was announced on August 2, 2008 and started on September 21, 2008. It was replaced by the United Football League in 2009.

The league was not fully professional.[1]

The only 2008-2009 season was supposed to have three regional tournaments, one each in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao which was supposed to be followed by the Filipino Premier League National Championships to be held in late 2009. The Visayas and Mindanao regional tournaments supposed to be held in the first half of 2009 did not pushed through, as well as the subsequent national championship.[2]

2008 Filipino Premier League[edit]

Clubs[edit]

Poster featuring the logos of the football clubs in the Philippines.

Group stage[edit]

The season began on September 21, 2008 and ended on December 14, 2008.[2]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Giligan's 6 4 2 0 19 10 +9 14
Philippine Army 6 4 2 0 14 6 +8 14
Mendiola United 5 3 1 1 29 7 +22 10
Pasargad 6 3 0 3 13 9 +4 9
Ateneo 7 3 0 4 12 16 −4 9
Arirang 5 2 0 3 10 21 −11 6
Diliman 6 1 0 5 4 19 −15 3
Union 5 0 1 4 5 18 −13 1

Final round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

December 6, 2008
Philippine Army 3–1 (a.e.t.) Pasargad
Gener Goal 52'
Bretana Goal 114'
Margarse Goal 118'
Report Leyble Goal 49'

December 6, 2008
Mendiola United 1–2 (a.e.t.) Giligan's
Orcullo Goal 14' Report Palmes Goal 57'
Tonog Goal 69'

Third place[edit]

Final[edit]

December 14, 2008
Philippine Army 2–0 Giligan's
Becite Goal 30'
Romano Goal 76'
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herbosa, Angelo; Roxas, Dean; Lim, Angelica (6 December 2011). "A league of our own". The Guidon. Retrieved 10 November 2016. In the past, leagues such as the Philippine Football Federation Open Championship, the Filipino Premier League and La Liga have attempted to reach professional status. 
  2. ^ a b Schöggl, Hans; Stokkermans, Karel (5 February 2015). "Filipino Premier League 2008/09". Philippines 2008/09. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 10 November 2016.