Jordan Premier League

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Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Country  Jordan
Confederation AFC
Founded 1944; 73 years ago (1944)
Number of teams 12
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Jordan League Division 1
Domestic cup(s) Jordan FA Cup
Jordan FA Shield
Jordan Super Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League
AFC Cup
Current champions Al-Wehdat (15th title)
(2015–16)
Most championships Al-Faisaly (32 titles)
TV partners JRTV (2012-)
Al Jazeera Sports (2009-2012)
ART Sports (2006-2009)
JRTV (1985-2006)
Website Official Website
2016–17 Jordan Premier League

AL-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League (Arabic: دوري المناصير الأردني للمحترفين‎‎) is a Jordanian professional league for football clubs and represents the top flight of Jordanian football. The championship consists of twelve competing teams in a home and away league system. It is currently known as the AL-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League, after the FA signed a sponsorship deal with Ziyad AL-Manaseer Companies Group.

League history[edit]

The league is largely similar to that of the Scottish Premier League or Spain's La Liga. Two teams have dominated the domestic scene for a very long time: the two Amman clubs Al-Wehdat and Al-Faisaly. Sometimes outside teams break out and make surprises, like Shabab Al-Ordon being 2006 League Champion and 2007 AFC Cup Champions abroad, and Al-Ramtha taking Al-Faisaly to a one off match for the league title after being tied on points at the end of the season in 2012. Those Among the most recent surprises.

Competition format[edit]

The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from September to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 22 games. Teams receive three points for a win, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the highest-ranked club at the end of the season crowned champion.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Jordan Premier League and the Jordan League Division 1. The two lowest placed teams in Premier League are relegated to the League Division 1, and the top two teams from the League Division 1 promoted to Premier League.

Qualification for Asian competitions[edit]

The first placed team in Jordan Premier League entering the play-offs for the group stage of AFC Champions League, the second placed team and the winner of Jordan FA Cup play in the AFC Cup. but if the first placed team loss in the play-offs for the group stage of AFC Champions League, the will play in the AFC Cup instead of the second placed team.

AFC Cup[edit]

Jordan is one of the most successful country in the AFC Cup with three titles second after Kuwait, 2 for Al-Faisaly (2005 and 2006) and 1 for Shabab Al-Ordon (2007), more than any other country who has their clubs eligible to play in the AFC Cup.

Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League Member Clubs[edit]

  • Table as of 2016–17 Season
Al Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al-Ahli Amman Petra Stadium 1944
Al-Baqa'a Amman King Abdullah Stadium 1968
Al-Faisaly Amman Amman International Stadium 1932
Al-Hussein Irbid Al-Hassan Stadium 1964
Al-Jazeera Amman Amman International Stadium 1947
Al-Ramtha Irbid Prince Hashim Stadium 1966
Al-Sareeh Irbid Prince Hashim Stadium 1973
Al-Wehdat Amman King Abdullah Stadium 1956
Mansheyat Bani Hasan Mafraq Prince Ali Stadium 1978
Sahab Amman King Abdullah Stadium 1972
Shabab Al-Ordon Amman Amman International Stadium 2002
That Ras Al Karak Prince Faisal Stadium 1980

Honors[edit]

Team Wins
Al-Faisaly 32
Al-Wehdat 15
Al-Ahli 8
Al-Jazeera 3
Shabab Al-Ordon 2
Al-Ramtha 2
Jordan 1
Amman 1

Past winners[edit]

Past winners are:[1]

Topscorers[edit]

Season Player Club Goals
1980 Jordan Sahil Ghazawy Al-Hussein 14
1981 Jordan Khalid Al-Zoubi Al-Ramtha 14
1982 Jordan Munir Misbah Al-Hussein 9
1983 Jordan Ibrahim Sadiya Amman 13
1984 Jordan Jamal Ibrahim Al-Nasr 12
1985 Jordan Jamal Ibrahim Al-Nasr 15
1986 Jordan Ratib Al-Dawood Al-Ramtha 12
1987 Jordan Faiz Bidaiwi Al-Ramtha 9
1988 Jordan Faiz Bidaiwi Al-Ramtha 10
1989 Jordan Khalid Al-Akori Al-Ramtha 15
1990 Jordan Arif Hussein Al-Hussein 11
1991-92 Jordan Jihad Abdulmunim Al-Wehdat 15
1992-93 Jordan Arif Hussein Al-Hussein 11
1993-94 Jordan Jeris Tadrus Al-Faisaly 19
1994-95 Jordan Jeris Tadrus Al-Faisaly 16
1995-96 Jordan Ibrahim Abdulhadi Al-Jalil 18
1996-97 Jordan Jeris Tadrus Al-Faisaly 13
1999 Jordan Bassam Al-Khatib Al-Ahli 22
2000 Jordan Jeris Tadrus Al-Faisaly 23
2001 State of Palestine Fadi Lafi Al-Wehdat 16
2002-03 Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh Al-Wehdat 22
2003-04 Jordan Hassan Abdel-Fattah Al-Wehdat 7
2004-05 Egypt Alaa Ibrahim Al-Wehdat 14
2005-06 Jordan Abdulhadi Al-Maharmeh Al-Faisaly 14
2006-07 Jordan Awad Ragheb Al-Wehdat 16
2007-08 Jordan Mahmoud Shelbaieh Al-Wehdat 14
2008-09 Jordan Mohammad Abdulhaleem Al-Baqa'a 13
2009-10 Jordan Ahmed Marei Al-Hussein 14
2010-11 Jordan Mohammad Abdulhaleem Al-Baqa'a 16
2011-12 Jordan Ahmad Hayel Al-Faisaly 18
2012-13 Jordan Abdallah Deeb Al-Wehdat 14
2013-14 Jordan Hamza Al-Dardour Al-Ramtha 13
2014-15 Syria Moataz Salhani That Ras 11
2015-16 Libya Akram Zuway Al-Hussein 12

Sponsors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jordan - List of Champions". RSSSF. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

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