UAE First Division League

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UAE First Division League
UAE First Division League.png
Founded1974; 45 years ago (1974)
CountryUnited Arab Emirates UAE
ConfederationAFC
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toUAE Pro-League
Relegation toUAE Second Division League
Domestic cup(s)President's Cup
International cup(s)AFC Champions League (via cups)
Current champions2018–19: Khor Fakkan (6th title)
Most championshipsIttihad Kalba (7 titles)
2019–20 season

UAE First Division League is the second tier of football league competition in the United Arab Emirates.[1]

As of 2018/19 the league features 10 sides who play each once for a total of 9 games each. The top two sides gain promotion to the UAE Pro-League, there is no longer relegation as the UAE Division One Group B League stopped playing in 2012.[2] In 29 May 2019, UAEFA announced that a UAE division two to be established with smaller clubs and private universities with semi-professional teams compete for promotion to UAE Division one[3][4]

Current teams[edit]

Note: Table lists clubs in alphabetical order.
Club Home city Stadium Capacity
Al Arabi Umm al Quwain Umm al Quwain Stadium 3,000
Al Bataeh Al Bataeh Al Bataeh Stadium ???
Al Hamriyah Al Hamriyah Al Hamriya Sports Club Stadium 5,000
Al Taawon Al Jeer Taawon Stadium 200
Al Urooba Mirbah Al Sharqi Stadium 3,000
Dibba Al Fujairah Dibba Al-Fujairah Unknown ???
Dibba Al Hisn Dibba Al-Hisn Dibba Stadium 700
Emirates RAK City Emirates Club Stadium 5,200
FC Dhaid Dhaid Al-Dhaid Stadium 500
Masafi Masafi Masafi Stadium 2,000
Masfout Masfout Masfout Club Stadium 3,000

List of Champions[edit]

Source:[5][6]


Al Khaleej was renamed in June 2017 to the match the name of the city Khorfakkan*[7]

Champions[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning seasons
Kalba
7
1979–80, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Khor Fakkan
6
1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2018–19
Emirates
5
1977–78, 1983–84,1996–97, 2002–03, 2012–13
Baniyas
4
1994–95, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2017–18
Fujairah
3
1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06
Sharjah 1999–00, 1992–93, 1997–98
Al Rams
2
1975–76, 1980–81
Al Wahda 1976–77, 1984–85
Al Jazira 1982–83, 1987–88
Shabab Al Ahli 1974–75, 2003–04
Al Dhafra 2001–02, 2006–07
Ajman 2010–11, 2016–17
Ras Al Khaimah
1
1986–87
Al Urooba 1991–92
Dibba Al Fujairah 2014–15
Hatta 2015–16


Performance by city[edit]

City / Area Titles Clubs Winning seasons
Abu Dhabi
8
Baniyas (4): 1994–95, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2017–18
Al Wahda (2): 1976–77, 1984–85
Al Jazira (2): 1982–83, 1987–88
Kalba
7
Kalba (7): 1979–80, 1988–89, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14
Ras Al Khaimah
6
Emirates (5): 1977–78,1983–84,1996–97, 2002–03, 2012–13
Ras Al Khaimah (1): 1986–87
Khor Fakkan Khor Fakkan (6): 1978–79, 1981–82, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2007–08, 2018–19
Fujairah
4
Fujairah (3): 1985–86, 1989–90, 2005–06
Dibba Al-Fujairah (1): 2014–15
Sharjah
3
Sharjah (3): 1999–00, 1992–93, 1997–98
Dubai
2
Shabab Al Ahli (2): 1974–75, 2003–04
Ar-Rams Al Rams (2): 1975–76, 1980–81
Madinat Zayed Al Dhafra (2): 2001–02, 2006–07
Ajman Ajman (2): 2010-11, 2016–17
Hatta
1
Hatta (1): 2015–16
Mirbah Al Urooba (1): 1991–92

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaid Benjamin (28 October 2010). "United Arab Emirates 2009/10". RSSSF. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ "UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DIVISION 1 - GROUP A". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ http://sharjah24.ae/ar/sports/uae/190743/اتحاد-الكرة-يطلق-مسابقة-دوري-الدرجة-الثانية-في-الموسم-الجديد
  4. ^ "اتحاد الكرة يُطلق مسابقة دوري الدرجة الثانية في الموسم الجديد". UAEFA. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  5. ^ "دوري الدرجة الثانية". www.uaefa.ae. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  6. ^ "تاريخ الدوري الإماراتي الدرجة الاولي". www.kooora.com. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  7. ^ https://www.emaratalyoum.com/sports/local/2017-06-14-1.1003587