Jordan Premier League

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Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Country  Jordan
Confederation AFC
Founded 1944; 72 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
2015–16 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.

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]

Al-Manaseer Jordanian Pro League Member Clubs[edit]

  • Table as of 2015–16 Season
Al Manaseer Jordanian Pro League
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al-Ahli Amman Petra Stadium 1944
Al-Asalah (R) Amman Prince Mohammed Stadium 1995
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 Ar Ramtha Prince Hashim Stadium 1966
Al-Sareeh Ar Ramtha Prince Hashim Stadium 1973
Al-Wehdat Amman King Abdullah Stadium 1956
Kufrsoum (R) Irbid Prince Hashim Stadium 1973
Shabab Al-Ordon Amman Amman International Stadium 2002
That Ras Al Karak Prince Faisal Stadium 1980

1st and 2nd Divisions[edit]

1st Division[edit]

2nd Division[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]