2007–08 Iraqi Premier League

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Iraqi Premier League
Season 2007–08
Champions Erbil
(2nd title)
Relegated Al-Forat
Sirwan
Al-Jaish
Al-Shuala
Al-Adala
Al-Shatra
Zakho
AFC Cup Erbil
Al-Zawraa
Arab Champions League Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Top goalscorer Asaad Abdul-Nabi
(14 goals)

The 2007–08 Iraqi Premier League season started on 26 November 2007 and ended on 24 August 2008. The season saw Erbil crowned as champions for the second time in a row.

For security reasons, the league was divided into three groups: South, North and Central. The top six clubs from the Central Group and the top four clubs from the North and South Groups qualified for the Elite Stage. The Elite Stage consisted of three groups, from which the winners and one runner-up qualified for the Golden Stage, a knockout tournament. The Golden Stage matches were held in Al-Shaab Stadium in Baghdad.

The champions and runners-up qualified for the 2009 AFC Cup (Iraq were excluded from the AFC Champions League due to not fulfilling the AFC requirements), while third-placed Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya qualified for the 2008–09 Arab Champions League.

New Rule[edit]

The IFA made a new rule that the clubs can use 4 substitutions instead of 3 substitutions.

Group Stage[edit]

South Group[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Karbalaa 16 12 2 2 27 12 15 38 Qualified to the Elite Stage
2 Al-Najaf 16 9 5 2 23 9 14 32 Qualified to the Elite Stage
3 Al-Minaa 16 8 6 2 19 10 9 30 Qualified to the Elite Stage
4 Naft Al-Janoob 16 5 6 5 16 14 2 21 Qualified to the Elite Stage
5 Maysan 16 4 7 5 16 17 –1 19
6 Al-Kufa 16 4 5 7 13 15 –2 17
7 Al-Samawa 16 3 7 6 11 18 –7 16
8 Al-Forat 16 4 2 10 17 33 –16 14 Relegated
9 Al-Shatra 16 2 2 12 12 26 –14 8 Relegated

Results[edit]

FOR MIN SAM SHT KRB KUF MAY JAN NJF
Al-Forat 1-0 3-0 2-1 2-4 1-4 1-3 0-2 1-2
Al-Minaa 2-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 2-1 3-3 0-0
Al-Samawa 2-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-1
Al-Shatra 2-3 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-0 0-2 0-1 1-3
Karbalaa 5-0 2-1 1-0 1-0 2-1 1-0 2-1 0-0
Al-Kufa 0-0 0-1 1-0 3-2 1-2 2-2 1-0 0-1
Maysan 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 1-0 2-1
Naft Al-Janoob 2-0 0-0 2-1 3-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0
Al-Najaf 3-1 0-1 2-0 1-0 2-1 0-0 4-1 3-0

North Group[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Erbil 14 9 4 1 21 5 16 31 Qualified to the Elite Stage
2 Duhok 14 9 3 2 16 6 10 30 Qualified to the Elite Stage
3 Peris 14 6 4 4 20 16 4 22 Qualified to the Elite Stage
4 Kirkuk 14 6 3 5 18 17 1 21 Qualified to the Elite Stage
5 Al-Sulaymaniyah 14 4 7 3 16 17 –1 19
6 Samarra 14 3 5 6 10 16 –6 14
7 Sirwan 14 2 4 8 9 14 –5 10 Relegated
8 Zakho 14 0 4 10 5 24 –19 4 Relegated

NoteAl-Mosul withdrew from the league.

Results[edit]

ARB DUH KRK PER SMR SIR SUL ZXO
Erbil 0-1 2-0 1-0 4-1 1-0 4-0 0-0
Duhok 1-2 0-1 2-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 1-0
Kirkuk 0-2 0-1 2-3 1-0 3-1 2-2 2-0
Peris 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-0 3-3 3-01
Samarra 1-2 0-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-2
Sirwan 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-2 3-0
Al-Sulaymaniyah 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-3 0-0 2-0 1-0
Zakho 0-2 0-32 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-0
1, 2 Zakho's matches with Duhok (0–0) and Peris (1–1) were both awarded as 3–0 defeats for Zakho as a penalty for using a banned player.

Central Group[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Al-Shorta 22 13 8 1 40 14 26 47 Qualified to the Elite Stage
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 22 14 4 4 42 13 29 46 Qualified to the Elite Stage
3 Al-Kahraba 22 10 8 4 30 10 20 38 Qualified to the Elite Stage
4 Al-Zawraa 22 10 7 5 24 12 12 37 Qualified to the Elite Stage
5 Al-Talaba 22 9 9 4 25 17 8 36 Qualified to the Elite Stage
6 Al-Sinaa 22 9 8 5 24 16 8 35 Qualified to the Elite Stage
7 Al-Bareed 22 8 6 8 25 29 –4 30
8 Al-Naft 22 6 9 7 18 24 –6 27
9 Al-Ramadi 22 5 6 11 26 42 –16 21
10 Al-Jaish 22 3 6 13 14 39 –25 15 Relegated
11 Al-Shuala 22 3 4 15 14 44 –30 13 Relegated
12 Al-Adala 22 3 3 17 10 33 –22 12 Relegated

Results[edit]

ADL BRD JSH KAH NFT JAW RAM SHO SHL SIN TAL ZAW
Al-Adala 2-1 0-2 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 2-3 1-1
Al-Bareed 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 3-3 1-4 1-1 3-2 0-0 2-2
Al-Jaish 1-0 0-1 1-8 2-2 0-3 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-2
Al-Kahraba 1-1 4-2 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 0-1 2-0 0-0
Al-Naft 2-1 1-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-1 1-1 2-1 0-0 0-2 1-2
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 3-01 2-0 1-1 1-0
Al-Ramadi 1-0 2-1 1-2 0-4 2-2 2-7 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-1 0-0
Al-Shorta 3-1 2-0 4-1 0-0 3-0 2-0 4-2 2-1 0-0 1-2 1-0
Al-Shuala 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-7 2-3 0-3 1-3 1-3 0-5
Al-Sinaa 2-0 1-2 1-0 1-1 3-0 0-2 0-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-0
Al-Talaba 2-0 2-1 1-1 0-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-1
Al-Zawraa 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 2-0 1-2 1-0 1-0 2-0

1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya were awarded 3–0 victory over Al-Shuala as Al-Shuala did not turn up to the match.

Elite Stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Erbil 8 4 2 2 9 5 4 14 Qualified to the semi-finals
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 8 4 1 3 10 8 2 13 Qualified to the play-off
3 Kirkuk 8 3 1 4 8 9 –1 10
4 Al-Minaa 8 2 3 3 6 8 –2 9
5 Al-Sinaa 8 2 3 3 4 7 –3 9

Results[edit]

MIN JAW SIN ARB KRK
Al-Minaa 1-0 1-1 0-0 1-0
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1-0 1-0 2-1 6-3
Al-Sinaa 2-1 0-0 0-3 1-0
Erbil 2-2 1-0 1-0 1-0
Kirkuk 2-0 2-0 0-0 1-0

Group 2[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Duhok 8 5 3 0 12 3 9 18 Qualified to the semi-finals
2 Karbalaa 8 4 4 0 9 4 5 16 Qualified to the play-off
3 Al-Talaba 8 1 4 3 4 7 –3 7
4 Naft Al-Janoob 8 2 1 5 6 11 –5 7
5 Al-Kahraba 8 1 2 5 10 16 –6 5

Results[edit]

KAH TAL DUH KRB JAN
Al-Kahraba 0-1 0-4 1-2 3-1
Al-Talaba 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-1
Duhok 2-2 2-0 0-0 1-0
Karbalaa 2-1 1-1 0-0 2-0
Naft Al-Janoob 2-1 0-0 1-2 1-2

Group 3[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Al-Zawraa 6 4 1 1 11 5 6 13 Qualified to the semi-finals
2 Al-Najaf 6 3 2 1 7 4 3 11 Qualified to the play-off
3 Al-Shorta 6 1 2 3 5 9 –4 5
4 Peris 6 0 3 3 1 6 –5 3

Results[edit]

SHO ZAW NJF PER
Al-Shorta 1-3 0-1 2-1
Al-Zawraa 1-1 0-1 2-0
Al-Najaf 3-1 2-3 0-0
Peris 0-0 0-2 0-0

Semi-final playoff[edit]

Table[edit]

Team GP W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3 Qualified to the semi-finals
2 Al-Najaf 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3
3 Karbalaa 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3

Results[edit]

JAW KRB NJF
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 0-1
Karbalaa 0-1
Najaf 1-2 FT
2-3 AET
(7-8 PK)

Golden Stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
20 August 2008 - Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad
  Al-Zawraa  1  
  Duhok  0  
 
24 August 2008 - Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad
      Al-Zawraa  0
    Erbil (aet)  1
Third place
21 August 2008 - Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad 23 August 2008 - Al-Shaab Stadium, Baghdad
  Erbil  2   Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya  3
  Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya  0     Duhok  0

Semi-finals[edit]

August 20, 2008
Al-Zawraa 1–0 Duhok
Abdul-Salam Abood Goal 75' (pen.)


Third place match[edit]

August 23, 2008
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3–0 Duhok
Amjad Radhi Goal 5'
Muthana Khalid Goal 42'
Malik Zwaid Goal 82'

Final[edit]


Champions
Erbil
2nd Title

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld Pts Eff Qualification
1 Erbil 24 51 70.8% 2009 AFC Cup
2 Al-Zawraa 30 53 58.9% 2009 AFC Cup
3 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 34 65 63.7% 2008–09 Arab Champions League
4 Duhok 24 48 66.7%
Eliminated in the Semi-Final Play-Off
5 Al-Najaf 24 46 63.9%
6 Karbalaa 26 57 73.1%
Eliminated in the Elite Stage
7 Kirkuk 22 31 47.0%
8 Al-Talaba 30 43 47.8%
9 Al-Shorta 28 52 61.9%
10 Al-Minaa 24 39 54.2%
11 Naft Al-Janoob 24 28 38.9%
12 Al-Sinaa 30 44 48.9%
13 Al-Kahraba 30 43 47.8%
14 Peris 20 25 41.7%
Eliminated in the Group Stage
15 Al-Bareed 22 30 45.5%
16 Al-Sulaymaniyah 14 19 45.2%
17 Maysan 16 19 39.6%
18 Al-Naft 22 27 40.9%
19 Al-Kufa 16 17 35.4%
20 Samarra 14 14 33.3%
21 Al-Samawa 16 16 33.3%
22 Al-Ramadi 22 21 31.8%
Relegated
23 Al-Forat 16 14 29.2%
24 Sirwan 14 10 23.8%
25 Al-Jaish 22 15 22.7%
26 Al-Shuala 22 13 19.7%
27 Al-Adala 22 12 18.2%
28 Al-Shatra 16 8 16.7%
29 Zakho 14 4 9.5%

Awards[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Last updated: 24 August 2008.

  #   Player Team Goals per Stage   Total  
  Primary Stage     Elite Stage     Play-Off     Golden Stage  
1 Iraq   Asaad Abdul-Nabi    Al-Kahraba   10 4 x x 14
2 Iraq   Hussam Saeed    Al-Zawraa   10 2 x x 12
= Iraq   Taysir Abdul-Hussein    Al-Shorta   10 2 x x 12
4 Iraq   Abdul-Salam Abood    Al-Zawraa   7 3 x 1 11
= Iraq   Yassir Abdul-Mohsen    Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya   10 1 x x 11
6 Iraq   Ayad Shaalan    Al-Sinaa   10 x x x 10
= Iraq   Ahmad Ijdayia    Al-Ramadi   10 x x x 10
8 Iraq   Ahmad Salah    Erbil   4 3 x 2 9
= Iraq   Ali Sabbar    Al-Sinaa   7 2 x x 9
= Iraq   Akram Hashem    Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya   8 1 x x 9
11 Iraq   Luay Salah    Erbil   6 1 x 1 8
= Iraq   Ali Mohammed     Al-Najaf   6 1 1 x 8
= Iraq   Younis Shakor    Kirkuk   5 3 x x 8
14 Iraq   Nawaf Falah    Duhok   3 4 x x 7
= Iraq   Hussam Farhoud    Karbalaa   7 x x x 7
= Iraq   Ali Aoda    Al-Jaish   7 x x x 7
= Iraq   Hussam Aziz    Al-Forat   7 x x x 7
18 Iraq   Ali Mansour    Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya   2 4 x x 6
= Iraq   Saeed Mohsen    Al-Najaf   2 4 x x 6
= Iraq   Sahib Abbas    Karbalaa   3 3 x x 6
= Iraq   Jabir Shakir    Al-Kahraba   3 3 x x 6
= Iraq   Osama Shaial    Al-Minaa   3 3 x x 6
= Iraq   Ali Jabir Abdul-Hussein    Karbalaa   5 1 x x 6
= Iraq   Ahmad Hanon    Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya   5 1 x x 6
= Iraq   Alaa Aasi    Al-Minaa   5 1 x x 6
= Iraq   Halkurd Mulla Mohammed    Al-Sulaymaniyah   6 x x x 6
As of the end of The Golden Stage

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