Saudi First Division

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First Division League
Country Saudi Arabia
Confederation AFC
Founded 1976; 41 years ago (1976)
Number of teams 16 (from 2010–11)
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Professional League
Relegation to Second Division
Current champions Al-Ettifaq (2nd title)
(2015–16)
Most championships Hajer
(6 titles)
TV partners Saudi Sport
2016–17 season

The Saudi First Division is the second-level football competition in Saudi Arabia. Al-Ettifaq are the most recent champions in 2015–16, winning their first title, while Hajer are the most successful team with 4 titles.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The winner and runner-up are promoted to the Professional League directly, and the third-place will qualify to promotion play-offs against the team which finishes 12th in Professional League. The bottom three clubs are relegated to the Second Division.

List of teams (2016–17 season)[edit]

Club Location Stadium
Al-Adalh Al-Hasa Department for Education Stadium
Al-Feiha Al Majma'ah Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium
Al-Hazm Ar Rass Al Hazm Club Stadium
Al-Jeel Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Nahda Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Al-Nojoom Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Orobah Sakakah Al-Oruba Club Stadium
Al-Qaisumah Qaisumah Al-Qaisumah Club Stadium
Al-Shoulla Al Kharj Al-Shoulla Club Stadium
Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium
Al-Watani Tabuk King Khalid Sport City Stadium
Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Hajer Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Najran Najran Al Akhdoud Club Stadium
Ohod Medina Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Wej Ta'if King Fahd Stadium

Club performances[edit]

Promotions by season[edit]

Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division
Season Winners Runners-up
1976–77 Ettifaq Al-Nahda
1977–78 Al-Riyadh Al-Tai
1978–79 Al-Shabab Ohud
1979–80 Al Jabalain Al-Riyadh
1980–81 Ohud Al-Rawdhah
1981–82
Not held1
1982–83 Al-Wehda Al-Riyadh
1983–84 Ohud Al Jabalain
1984–85 Al-Tai Al-Kawkb
1985–86 Al-Ansar Al-Raed
1986–87 Al-Kawkb Ohud
1987–88 Hajer Al-Rawdhah
1988–89 Al-Riyadh Al-Raed
1989–90 Al-Najma Al-Arabi
1990–91 Al-Nahda Ohud
1991–92 Al-Raed Al-Najma
1992–93 Al-Nahda Ohud
1993–94 Al-Najma Al-Rawdhah
1994–95 Al-Tai Al Taawon
1995–96 Al-Wehda Al-Ansar
Season Winners Runners-up
1996–97 Al Taawon Al-Shoalah
1997–98 Hajer Al-Ansar
1998–99 Sdoos Al-Raed
1999–2000 Al-Ansar Al-Qadisiyah
2000–01 Al-Tai Al-Shoalah
2001–02 Al-Qadisiyah Al-Raed
2002–03 Al-Wehda Al-Khaleej
2003–04 Ohud Al-Ansar
2004–05 Al Hazm Abha
2005–06 Al-Khaleej Al-Faisaly
2006–07 Al-Watani Najran
2007–08 Al-Raed Abha
2008–09 Al-Qadisiyah Al Fateh
2009–10 Al-Faisaly Al Taawon
2010–11 Hajer Al-Ansar
2011–12 Al-Shoalah Al-Wehda
2012–13 Al-Orubah Al-Nahda
2013–14 Hajer Al-Khaleej
2014–15 Al-Qadisiyah Al-Wehda
2015–16 Al-Ettifaq Al-Batin
Note
1First Division and Premier League were merged in 1981–82.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
Hajer
6
1964, 1967, 1988, 1998, 2011, 2014
Al-Tai
3
1985, 1995, 2001
Al-Wehda
3
1983, 1996, 2003
Ohod
3
1981, 1984, 2004
Al-Qadisiyah
3
2002, 2009, 2015
Al-Riyadh
2
1978, 1989
Al-Nahda
2
1991, 1993
Al-Najma
2
1990, 1994
Al-Ansar
2
1986, 2000
Al-Raed
2
1992, 2008
Al-Ettifaq
2
1977, 2016
Al-Shabab
1
1979
Al-Jabalin
1
1980
Al-Kawkb
1
1987
Al-Taawoun
1
1997
Sdoos
1
1999
Al-Hazm
1
2005
Al-Khaleej
1
2006
Al-Watani
1
2007
Al-Faisaly
1
2010
Al-Shoulla
1
2012
Al-Orobah
1
2013

See also[edit]

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