1996–97 Iraqi Premier League

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Iraqi Premier League
Season 1996–97
Champions Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
4th Premier League title
9th Iraqi title
Relegated Al-Karkh
Al-Kadhimiya
Al-Ramadi
1998–99 Asian Club Championship Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
1998–99 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Al-Talaba
Top goalscorer Ali Hashim
(19 goals)

The 1996–97 Iraqi Premier League was the 23rd season of the competition since its foundation in 1974. The name of the league was changed from Iraqi Advanced League to Iraqi Premier League. The league title was won by Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya for the first time in five years. They also won the Iraq FA Cup, the Iraqi Elite Cup and the Iraqi Super Cup in this season, completing the first ever domestic quadruple in Iraqi football history.

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya (C) 30 22 3 5 63 24 +39 69 1998–99 Asian Club Championship
2 Al-Zawraa 30 20 7 3 78 26 +52 67
3 Al-Talaba 30 17 9 4 58 16 +42 60 1998–99 Asian Cup Winners' Cup1
4 Al-Najaf 30 18 5 7 52 26 +26 59
5 Al-Shorta 30 12 10 8 48 33 +15 46
6 Al-Mosul 30 12 7 11 40 48 –8 43
7 Samarra 30 10 9 11 35 45 –10 39
8 Al-Minaa 30 9 10 11 22 32 –10 37
9 Al-Naft 30 9 9 12 33 35 –2 36
10 Al-Sinaa 30 8 8 14 22 42 –20 32
11 Al-Kut 30 8 7 15 34 43 –9 31
12 Salahaddin 30 7 10 13 26 40 –14 31
13 Al-Sulaikh 30 7 7 16 27 46 –19 28
14 Al-Karkh 30 6 9 15 24 51 –27 27 Relegated to Iraq Division 1
15 Al-Kadhimiya 30 6 8 16 20 35 –15 26
16 Al-Ramadi 30 5 10 15 19 59 –40 25

1For reasons unclear, the Iraq Football Association decided to admit third-placed Al-Talaba into the Cup Winners' Cup, rather than league runners-up Al-Zawraa or cup runners-up Al-Shorta.

Top goalscorers[edit]

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1
Ali Hashim
19
Al-Najaf
2
Sahib Abbas
14
Al-Zawraa
3
Sabah Jeayer
12
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

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