Prince Mohammad bin Salman League

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Prince Mohammad bin Salman League
Founded 1976; 42 years ago (1976)
Country Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Confederation AFC
Number of teams 16 (from 2010–11)
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Professional League
Relegation to Second Division
Domestic cup(s) King Cup
International cup(s) Crown Prince Cup
Current champions Al-Wehda (4th title)
(2017–18)
Most championships Hajer
Al-Wehda
(4 titles)
TV partners Saudi Sport
2017–18 season

The Prince Mohammad bin Salman League is the second-highest division Saudi Arabian football league system, after the Saudi Professional League. Each year, the top finishing teams in the First Division are promoted to the Pro League, and the lowest finishing teams are relegated to the Second Division. Al-Wehda are the most recent champions winning their fourth title during the 2017–18 season. Hajer and Al-Wehda are the most successful team with 4 titles each.

Promotion and relegation[edit]

The winner and runner-up are promoted to the Professional League directly, and the third-place will qualify for the 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 (2017–18 season)[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Al-Hazm Ar Rass Al Hazm Club Stadium 2,800[1]
Al-Kawkab Al-Kharj Al-Shoulla Club Stadium 5,200[2]
Al-Khaleej Saihat Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium (Dammam) 21,701[3]
Al-Mujazzel Al-Majma'ah King Salman Sport City Stadium 5,200[4]
Al-Nahda Dammam Prince Fahd bin Salman Stadium 15,000[5]
Al-Nojoom Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 19,096[6]
Al-Orobah Sakakah Al-Oruba Club Stadium 7,000[7]
Al-Qaisumah Qaisumah Al-Batin Club Stadium 6,000[8]
Al-Shoulla Al-Kharj Al-Shoulla Club Stadium 5,200[9]
Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium 12,000[10]
Al-Watani Tabuk King Khalid Sport City Stadium 20,000[11]
Al-Wehda Makkah King Abdul Aziz Stadium 33,195[12]
Damac Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20,000[13]
Hajer Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium 19,096[14]
Jeddah Jeddah Reserve Stadium in King Abdullah Sports City 1,000[15]
Najran Najran Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium 20,000[16]

1: ^ Najran will play at Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium due to the ongoing war in Yemen.

Club performances[edit]

Promotions by season[edit]

Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division
Season Winners Runners-up
1976–77 Al-Ettifaq Al-Nahda
1977–78 Al-Riyadh Al-Tai
1978–79 Al-Shabab Ohod
1979–80 Al-Jabalain Al-Riyadh
1980–81 Ohod Al-Rawdhah
1981–82
Not held1
1982–83 Al-Wehda Al-Riyadh
1983–84 Ohod Al-Jabalain
1984–85 Al-Tai Al-Kawkab
1985–86 Al-Ansar Al-Raed
1986–87 Al-Kawkab Ohod
1987–88 Hajer Al-Rawdhah
1988–89 Al-Riyadh Al-Raed
1989–90 Al-Najma Al-Arabi
1990–91 Al-Nahda Ohod
1991–92 Al-Raed Al-Najma
1992–93 Al-Nahda Ohod
1993–94 Al-Najma Al-Rawdhah
1994–95 Al-Tai Al-Taawoun
1995–96 Al-Wehda Al-Ansar
1996–97 Al-Taawoun Al-Shoulla
Season Winners Runners-up
1997–98 Hajer Al-Ansar
1998–99 Sdoos Al-Raed
1999–2000 Al-Ansar Al-Qadsiah
2000–01 Al-Tai Al-Shoulla
2001–02 Al-Qadsiah Al-Raed
2002–03 Al-Wehda Al-Khaleej
2003–04 Ohod Al-Ansar
2004–05 Al-Hazem Abha
2005–06 Al-Khaleej Al-Faisaly
2006–07 Al-Watani Najran
2007–08 Al-Raed Abha
2008–09 Al-Qadsiah Al Fateh
2009–10 Al-Faisaly Al-Taawoun
2010–11 Hajer Al-Ansar
2011–12 Al-Shoulla Al-Wehda
2012–13 Al-Orobah Al-Nahda
2013–14 Hajer Al-Khaleej
2014–15 Al-Qadsiah Al-Wehda
2015–16 Al-Ettifaq Al-Batin
2016–17 Al-Fayha Ohod
2017–18 Al-Wehda Al-Hazem
Note
1First Division and Premier League were merged in 1981–82.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
Hajer
4
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-Kawkab
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
Al-Fayha
1
2017

Top scorers[edit]

Nat. Top Scorers Club Season Goals
2017-2018
Saudi Arabia Abdulfattah Adam Al Jeel 2016-2017 20
Saudi Arabia Abdulfattah Adam Al Jeel 2015-2016 20
Saudi Arabia Mousa Madkhali Al-Wehda 2014-2015 20
Saudi Arabia Hamad Al-Juhaim Al-Ta'ee 2013-2014 20
Saudi Arabia Mousa Madkhali Hetten 2012-2013 22
Saudi Arabia Younes Alaiwi Al-Batin 2011-2012 21
Saudi Arabia Hussain Al-Turki Khaleej 2010-2011 20
Saudi Arabia Hussain Al-Turki Khaleej 2009-2010 16
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Mohammad Al-Sahlawi
Mohammad Alhelo
Al-Qadsiah
Sdoos
2008-2009 15[17]
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al Rejaib Hajer 2007-2008 9
Saudi Arabia Al Hasan Al-Yami Najran 2006-2007 20
Saudi Arabia Mubarak Al Khaleefah Khaleej 2005-2006 18
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abuarad Abha 2004-2005 19
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abuarad Abha 2003-2004 15
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abuarad Abha 2002-2003 16
Senegal Mohammed Manga Sdoos 2001-2002 12[18]
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Abuarad Abha 2000-2001 14
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Harshan Najran 1999-2000 11
Saudi Arabia Mubarak Al Khaleefah Al-Rawdhah 1998–1999 13[19]
1997-1998
Saudi Arabia Mousa Sahab Al-Taawoun 1996-1997
Saudi Arabia Obeid Al-Dosari Al-Wehda 1995-1996
Senegal Yehey Jako Al-Ta'ee 1994-1995 11[20]
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Mansour Al-Arabi 1993-1994 15
Saudi Arabia Hamzah Idris Ohod 1992–93 10
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Sulaiman Al Hadaithi
Mohamed Al Khalifa
Nasser Al-Qahtani
Al-Najma
Hajer
Al-Rawdhah
1991–1992 11
Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al-Zaaq Al-Taawoun 1990-1991 11
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al-Mansour
Hamzah Idris
Al-Arabi
Ohod
1989-1990 11
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Mansour Al-Arabi 1988-1989 14
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Khalid Al-Mansour
Fahd Al Hamdan
Al-Arabi
Al-Riyadh
1987-1988 11
Saudi Arabia Khalid Al-Mansour Al-Arabi 1986-1987 16
Saudi Arabia Abdullah Al Saab Al-Fayha 1985-1986 8[21]
Saudi Arabia Walid Sharqi Al-Ansar 1984-1985
1983-1984
1982-1983
1981-1982

1First Division and Premier League were merged
1980-1981
1979-1980
1978-1979
1977-1978
1976–1977

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