Egyptian Premier League
Egyptian Premier League
The Egyptian Premier League is considered one of the largest leagues in the Arab region, and the largest ever on the level of the brown African continent thanks to the continental sweep of the Egyptian football giants Al-Ahly and Zamalek, whose derby meeting is the most competitive on the mass and sports level in the region. The Egyptian Premier League is broadcast exclusively on Egyptian sports channels, but what is another option to stay close to the action in this wonderful league?
The answer is “Live Koora”, a site that provides live and exclusive coverage of all the Egyptian Premier League matches with a review of the most important match and player stats. In addition, Live Koora provides an exclusive and fast transfer of all the Egyptian Premier League news, and through this platform you can also follow the schedule of the Egyptian Premier League, the results of the matches of the past rounds and the dates of the matches of the upcoming rounds.
History of Egyptian Premier League
The Egyptian Premier League was launched for the first time in 1948, and Al-Ahly club succeeded in winning its first title after defeating Tersana and Zamalek. In fact, Al-Ahly not only won the title of the first season, but imposed absolute control through which it succeeded in monopolizing the Egyptian Premier League title for 11 years, during which the Red Genie was able to crown 9 consecutive titles, while the competition was canceled in two seasons for security reasons.
After all the Egyptian clubs failed to compete with Al-Ahly for the league title for more than a decade, Zamalek club managed in the early sixties to achieve its first titles, specifically in the 1959/1960 season. The sixties witnessed a strong competition between Egyptian clubs to achieve the title, and this is the only decade in which Al-Ahly was not the most successful team in the league title. Where he won the Premier League title in that decade only twice, compared to three titles for Zamalek, before the league stopped 1967 until 1972 for reasons of war.
With the return of the league in 1972, Al-Ahly club did not give up two league titles during the seventies, as it lost one title to Ghazl El-Mahalla and another to Zamalek, and the situation continued as it was in the eighties, a decade in which Al-Ahly lost the Egyptian Premier League three times while He won 7 titles to continue imposing absolute control over Egyptian football.
The nineties witnessed a strong start for Zamalek thanks to a historical generation that represented the club at the time, but that launch ended with two titles in 1992 and 1993, before Al-Ahly returned to control the title and crowned all the remaining titles until the end of the twentieth century at the level of the Egyptian League.
The current millennium started from where its predecessor ended, where Al-Ahly succeeded in winning the first titles in the year 2000, before the start of a period of glow for Zamalek during which he succeeded in winning three titles until 2005. Since 2005 and with the arrival of the historical coach Manuel Jose to train Al-Ahly club, he succeeded The Red Genie in imposing the strongest period of complete monopoly on the Egyptian Premier League title, as the Red Genie managed to win the league title 13 times in 14 seasons! Before returning to Zamalek club to crown the title in the last two seasons, and is the current champion of the Egyptian Premier League.
The most successful clubs in the Egyptian Premier League
It seems clear that Egyptian football has two main poles that have been able, during 70 years of competition, to control the atmosphere of Egyptian football almost completely, and it can be asserted that Al-Ahly club is the largest team in the level of Egyptian football by a large difference from its closest followers. As we mentioned earlier, Al-Ahly dominated the Egyptian Premier League absolutely throughout its history, as the only decade in which Al-Ahly was not the most crowned team in the title was in the sixties of the last century.
The players who participated in the most matches in the Egyptian Premier League
Throughout its long history, the Egyptian Premier League has witnessed the passing of many great players. Since it was first launched in 1948, many of these great players succeeded in proving their presence on the scene strongly and for long periods with their clubs and managed to play many matches in the Egyptian League. The following list includes a list of the 10 players who participated in the most matches in the history of the Egyptian Premier League:
The best scorers of all-time in the Egyptian Premier League
The Egyptian League also witnessed the passing of many players who succeeded in playing many matches with their clubs. Throughout its long history, this wonderful league has seen many strikers who were able to break records in the number of goals scored in the league. The following list includes the list of the top 10 scorers in the history of the Egyptian Premier League.
Best Egyptian Premier League Clubs
For more than 50 years, Egyptian football has succeeded in imposing itself on African football thanks to the brilliance of the Egyptian Premier League clubs at the level of continental competitions. . What are the best Egyptian football clubs? Are there clubs away from Al-Ahly and Zamalek that have succeeded in achieving achievements at the level of continental competitions? Here you find the answer.
Al-Ahly Club is not only considered the most successful club in the history of the Egyptian Premier League, but it is also the largest club on the level of the entire African continent, and FIFA has been called the “Century Club” in Africa. During its long history, Al-Ahly club succeeded in achieving the Egyptian Premier League title 42 times, and this number represents 66% of the total league competitions that were held! That is, Al-Ahly alone won two-thirds of the number of titles, compared to one-third for the rest of the other Egyptian League clubs. Al-Ahly also succeeded in occupying the runner-up position in the Egyptian Premier League 12 times.
At the level of the African Champions League, Al-Ahly club succeeded in achieving the title of the strongest championship on the level of the African continent and returning it to the Egyptian capital, Cairo 10 times, a record by which it outperforms its rival, Zamalek, which has the five titles. Al-Ahly won eight titles out of the ten during the modern millennium. In addition, Al-Ahly club is the second most successful club in the world with 24 titles, behind Real Madrid, which has 27 titles.
Despite the huge difference between him and Al-Ahly in terms of the Egyptian Premier League titles, Zamalek club succeeded in imposing itself as the second pole of Egyptian football thanks to its staying in the heart of the competition for very long periods. Zamalek club won the league title only 14 times, but it ranked second in the Egyptian Premier League on 34 occasions, and it is the record holder in this context. Zamalek club succeeded in completing the Egyptian Premier League in the first three places 57 times, and it is superior to Al-Ahly in this context, which finished the league in the first three places 56 times.
On the continental level, Zamalek finished the last century as the team with the most titles in the African Champions League with 4 titles. In the modern millennium, Zamalek succeeded in crowning the African Champions League title for the fifth time in 2003, but it lost its record in the number of crowns in favor of its rival Al-Ahly, who dominated the African Championship in the modern millennium and crowned it eight times in 24 years!
The third largest Egyptian club in the history and the third most crowned club in the Egyptian Premier League is Al-Ismaili Club, which succeeded in winning the league title three times in 1967, 1991 and 2002. Al-Ismaili finished in second place seven times, while it finished third in the league. 17 occasions, which is the most team achieving third place in the history of the Egyptian Premier League.
As for the continental level, it may be shocking to most that the Ismaili club is the first Egyptian club that succeeded in winning the African Champions League title, as Al-Ahly and Zamalek preceded that achievement when they won the title of the largest African championship in 1969. Ismaili has not succeeded in achieving the title again since At that time, this would remain the biggest achievement in the history of the third Al-Shaabi club at the level of Egyptian football.
Other clubs in the Egyptian Premier League
The history of the Egyptian Premier League is not limited to the presence of Al-Ahly, Zamalek and Ismaili, but there are many other popular clubs, some of which managed to achieve the local league title, while others failed to achieve this. Among the most prominent clubs that have won the Egyptian League title in its history are Ghazl El-Mahalla, Al-Mokawloon Al-Arab and Tersana clubs.
As for the big Egyptian clubs that were unlucky to win the league title but always remained in the competition, many of them can be mentioned, most notably Al-Masry Al-Borsaidi, Haras Al-Hodoud and Tala’a Al-Jaish, without forgetting the newly-born Pyramids Club, which imposes itself strongly as a main competitor in the Egyptian Premier League.
Conclusion – Egyptian Premier League in Live Koora
As mentioned earlier, Live Koora is the site that will keep you close to the heart of the action in the Egyptian Premier League. Here you can enjoy live coverage of all the events of the Egyptian League matches with a detailed review of all the statistics and numbers related to the matches. In addition, you can stay fully informed of the most important weekly changes in the Egyptian league table, the results of the previous rounds and the dates of the upcoming ones. Subscribe to Live Koora and always stay close to the Egyptian Premier League.
Through Live Koora, you can follow other international leagues as well, including the English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga, and the local Arab leagues such as the Iraqi Premier League, the Saudi Pro League and the Qatar Stars League.