Lao Premier League

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Lao Premier League
ບານເຕະ
Lao League logo.png
Country Laos Laos
Confederation AFC
Founded 1990
Number of teams 14
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Lao First Division
Domestic cup(s) Prime Minister's Cup
LAO FF Cup
Lao League Cup
International cup(s) AFC Cup
Current champions Lao Toyota FC (1 titl)
(2015)
Most championships Lao Army FC (8 titles)
TV partners LNTV 3
2016 Lao Premier League

The Lao Premier League (Lao: ບານເຕະ) is a football league representing the sport's highest level in Laos. The league is composed of 14 clubs following an expansion from 11 clubs (in 2015) for the 2016 season.[1]

Format[edit]

Over the course of a season, which runs annually, each team plays twice against the others in the league, once at 'home' and once 'away'. Three points are awarded for a win, one for a draw and zero for a loss. The teams are ranked in the league table by points gained, then goal difference, then goals scored and then their head-to-head record for that season.[2]

2016 teams and stadia[edit]

Note: Table lists in alphabetical order.[1]
Team Stadium Capacity
Champasak United Champasak Stadium[3] 12,000
CSC Champa Champasak Stadium[3] 12,000
Eastern Star New Laos National Stadium[4] 25,000
Electricite du Laos Lanexang Stadium[5] 2,500
Ezra Lanexang Stadium[5] 2,500
Lanexang United Lanexang Stadium[5] 2,500
Lao Army Army Stadium KM5[6] 1,000
Lao Police New Laos National Stadium[4] 25,000
Lao Toyota Laos National Stadium[7] 15,000
National University of Laos National University of Laos Stadium[8] 5,000
Savan United Savannakhet Stadium[9] 15,000
Saythany City New Laos National Stadium[4] 25,000
VSV United Lanexang Stadium[5] 2,500
Young Elephant New Laos National Stadium[4] 25,000

Previous winners[edit]

Note 1: unclear whether league championship.
Source:[10]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons
Lao Army FC
8
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1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2008
Yotha FC
4
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2002, 2003, 2004, 2011
Lao Bank FC
2
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2001, 2010
Vientiane FC
2
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2005, 2006
Lao Toyota FC
1
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2015
Hoang Anh Attapeu
1
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2014
SHB Champasak
1
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2013
Lao Police Club
1
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2012
Lao-American College FC
1
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2007
Khammouan Province Team
1
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1998
Pakse
1
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1995
Savannakhet
1
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1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lao League". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lao's Top League". Lao Football Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  3. ^ a b "CSC Champa vs. Eastern Star". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Eastern Star vs. Electricite du Laos". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Electricite du Laos vs. Lao Army". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lao Army vs. Lanexang United". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lao Toyota vs. Electricite du Laos". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "National University of Laos vs. VSV United". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Savan (sic) vs. Ezra". int.soccerway.com. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Laos – List of Champions at RSSSF.com

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