Qatargas League

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Qatargas League
Qatari Football League new Sponorship logo.jpg
Country Qatar Qatar
Confederation AFC
Founded 1963; 53 years ago (1963)
Number of teams 18
Promotion to Qatar Stars League
Domestic cup(s) Sheikh Jassem Cup
Current champions Al Rayyan SC
(2014-15)
Most championships Al-Sailiya SC, Al-Markhiya, Al-Ittihad ( Al Gharafa)
(4)
2014–15 season

Qatargas League (Arabic: دوري قطر غاز) is the second tier of football league competition in Qatar. It is sponsored by Qatargas.

The league currently features eighteen teams, including fourteen promotion-ineligible reserve teams. It was announced on 15 April 2009 that no clubs would be relegated from the top flight in the Qatari League 2008-09 season, due to expansion reasons, however the announcement was made with only one game remaining.[1] This meant that the Qatari Second Division would remain with the same number of teams despite the recent formation of Lekhwiya SC and El Jaish SC, while the top flight would expand to 12 teams. The top team is promoted to the Qatar Stars League. There is no relegation from the second division.

On the 6 October 2013 it was announced that the league would be known as the QatarGas League due to sponsorship reasons.[2]

Qatargas League Member Clubs[edit]

  • Table as of 2015-16 Season
Qatar 2nd Division
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al Ahli FC Reserves Doha Khalifa International Stadium 1950
Al Arabi FC Reserves Doha Grand Hamad Stadium 1952
Al Gharafa FC Reserves Al-Gharafa, Al Rayyan Thani bin Jassim Stadium 1979
Al Kharaitiyat FC Reserves Al Kharaitiyat, Umm Salal Al-Khawr Stadium 1996
Al Khor FC Reserves Al Khor City, Al Khor Al-Khawr Stadium 1961
Al-Markhiya Sports Club Al Markhiya, Doha Al-Markhiya Stadium 1998
Al Rayyan FC Reserves Al Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1967
Al Sadd FC Reserves Al Sadd, Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium 1969
Al Sailiya FC Reserves Doha Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1995
Al Shahaniya Al-Shahaniya, Al Rayyan Thani bin Jassim Stadium 1998
Al-Shamal Madinat ash Shamal Al-Shamal SC Stadium 1980
Al Wakrah FC Reserves Al Wakrah Al-Wakrah Stadium 1959
El Jaish FC Reserves (Army Club) Duhail, Doha Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium 2007
Lekhwiya FC Reserves Doha Al-Gharafa Stadium 1938
Mesaimeer FC Reserves Mesaimeer, Al Rayyan Al-Sailiya Stadium 1998
Muaither SC Muaither Khalifa International Stadium 1996
Qatar SC Reserves Al Dafna, Doha Suhaim bin Hamad Stadium 1959
Umm Salal FC Reserves Umm Salal Grand Hamad Stadium 1996

Championship history[edit]

[3]

Most successful clubs in QatarGas League[edit]

# Club Champions
1 Al-Sailiya SC 4
Al-Markhiya 4
Al-Gharafa SC (Al-Ittihad) 4
4 Al-Jaish 3
Um salal 3
6 Al-Rayyan 2
Al-Shamal 2
8 Mesaimeer 1
Al Wakra 1
Al-Taawun ( Al Khor ) 1
AlAhli 1
Al-Karaitiyat 1
Lekhwiya 1
Al-Nahda (doesn't exist any more) 1

Total titles won by town or city[edit]

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Al Rayyan
11
Al-Sailiya SC (4), Al-Gharafa SC (4), Al-Rayyan SC (2), Mesaimeer (1)
Doha
10
Al-Markhiya (4), Al-Jaish (3), Lekhwiya SC (1), AlAhli (1), Al-Nahda (doesn't exist any more) (1)
Umm Salal
4
Um salal (3), Al-Karaitiyat (1)
Alshammal
2
Al-Shamal (2)
Al Wakrah
1
Al-Wakrah SC (1)
Al Khor
1
Al-Taawun ( Al Khor ) (1)

Top scorers[edit]

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