2009–10 UAE Pro-League
|Goals scored||306 (3.73 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||José Sand (23)|
|Biggest home win||Al Ain 5–1 Ahli Dubai (8 Feb 2010)|
|Biggest away win||Bani Yas 1–6 Al Ain (10 Jan 2010)|
|Highest scoring||Al Dhafra 4–6 Al-Nasr (9 Jan 2010)|
This was the second professional season in the history of the country.
Ahli Dubai were defending champions from the 2008–09 campaign.
The winners of the league qualified for the 2010 FIFA Club World Cup as the host representative.
Stadia and locations
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Replaced by|
|Sharjah||Abdelkader Abdel Wahab||Short Term Contract||Manuel Cajuda|
During the season
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Replaced by||Date of appointment||Position in table|
|Al-Shabbab||Toninho Cerezo||Sacked||29 October 2009||Abdelkader Abdel Wahab||29 October 2009||11th|
|Ajman Club||Zé Mario||Sacked||25 October 2009||Ghazi Ghrayri||25 October 2009||12th|
|Al-Ahli||Ioan Andone||Sacked||2 November 2009 ||Mahdi Ali||2 November 2009||10th|
|Al Ain||Winfried Schaefer||Sacked||2 December 2009 ||Rasheed Mahmoud (Caretaker)||2 December 2009||3rd|
|Emirates Club||Ebrahim Ghasempour||Sacked||Eid Barut|
|Al-Shabbab||Abdelkader Abdel Wahab||Sacked||Paulo Bonamigo|
|Al-Ahli||Mahdi Ali||Sacked ||Nour el Din|
|Al-Ahli||Nour el Din||Sacked ||Henk ten Cate|
|Al-Ahli||Henk ten Cate||Resigned |
|Al Ain||Toninho Cerezo||Sacked (poor ACL performances) ||Abdulhameed al Mishtiki caretaker role|
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Al-Wahda (C)||22||19||1||2||42||15||+27||58||2010 FIFA Club World Cup play-off stage and 2011 AFC Champions League group stage1|
|2||Al Jazira||22||15||6||1||48||26||+22||51||2011 AFC Champions League group stage 2|
|3||Al Ain||22||14||3||5||57||29||+28||45||2011 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off|
|7||Al Shabab||22||8||4||10||35||44||−9||28||2011 Gulf Club Champions Cup|
|11||Emirates Club (R)||22||4||2||16||37||57||−20||14||Relegation|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1League champions Al-Wahda also qualified for the 2011 AFC Champions League group stage.
2Emirates Club, which played in the UAE Division 1 Group A, also secured 2011 AFC Champions League group stage qualification by winning the 2009–10 UAE President's Cup.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|UAE League 2009–10 Winners|
Fixtures and results
|Home \ Away||ALI||AIN||AJM||JAZ||NAS||SHA||WAH||WAS||YAS||DHA||EMI||SHR|
Updated to games played on 7 May 2010.
1 ^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.
UFL Top Scorer
- 24 goals
- 18 goals
- 15 goals
- 14 goals
- 13 goals
- 12 goals
- Modibo Diarra (Bani Yas)
- Toni (Al-Jazira)
- Mohammed Salem (Al-Dhafra)
- Pinga (Al-Wahda)
- Pedrão (Al-Shabab)
- 11 goals
- 10 goals
- First goal of the season: Jassim Ali Mohamed for Ajman against Al-Dhafra, 8 minutes (25 September 2009).
- Fastest goal in a match: 2 minutes – Marcelinho for Al Sharjah against Ajman (6 November 2009).
- Goal scored at the latest point in a match: 93 minutes – Ali Boussaboun for Al-Nasr against Al-Jazira (5 December 2009).
- Widest winning margin: 6 Goals
- Most goals in a match: 10 Goals
- Most goals in a match by one team: 6 Goals
- Most goals scored by losing team: 4 goals
- Most goals in a match by one player: 5 goals
- First own goal of the season: Abdullah Darwish (Al-Shabab) for Al Wasl, 22 minutes (4 October 2009).
- First hat-trick of the season: José Sand for Al Ain against Al-Ahli (2 October 2009).
- First red card of the season: Ahmed Ali Abdullah for Ajman against Al-Dhafra, 41 minute (25 September 2009).
Red Card Stats
Single Clubs Season Records
- "A daunting task ahead for Guimaraes at Wasl". TheNational. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
- "Al-Shabab Club sack Brazilian coach Cerezo of poor results". Kooora.com. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
- "Al-Ahli sack his coach". Emarat Alyoum.com. 2 November 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
- "Al Ain sack Schaefer". The AFC. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2009.[dead link]
- "Al Ain sack Schaefer". The National. 3 December 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2009.
- Al Ahli appoint Dutch coach[permanent dead link]
- Ten Cate steps down after Sadd humiliation [permanent dead link]
- Shabab, Al Ain boot out their coaches [permanent dead link]
- "Ajman 2-4 Al-Dhafra". Goalzz.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
- "Al-Nasr 5-1 Al-Jazira". Super.ae. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
- "Bani Yas 1–6 Al Ain". 10 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
- "Al Jazira 5-3 Bani Yas". 9 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.