Iraqi Premier League

Iraqi Premier League

Iraqi Premier League
2021/2022

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History of Iraqi Premier League

The Iraqi Football Association announced the start of the Iraqi Premier League for the first time officially in 1974, with the participation of 20 teams in the league on a seasonal basis. Since the start of the Iraqi Premier League, more than 80 iraqi clubs have participated in the competition due to the relegation of some clubs and the rise of others in each season.

Most-Titles Clubs in Iraqi Premier League

11 Iraqi clubs managed to win the Iraqi Premier League title throughout its history, and Al-Zawraa Club leads the list of most crowned teams with 14 titles, twice the number of titles won by the second most crowned team, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Club, that has won the Iraqi Premier League title 7 times. The following is a list of the most crowned Iraqi Premier League clubs in history:

RankClubTitles
1Al-Zawraa14
2Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya7
3Al-Talaba5
4Al-Shorta5
5Erbil4
6Al-Rashid3
7Al-Jaish1
8Al-Mina1
9Naft Al-Wasat1
10Dohuk1
11Salah Al-Din1
The most crowned Iraqi Premier League Clubs

Most-Participated Clubs in Iraqi Premier League

Since the start of the Iraqi Premier League in 1974, the competition has been held 48 times. The only two teams that were able to participate in all editions of the league are Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and Al-Shorta with 48 times each, compared to 47 for the historcial champion of the Iraqi Premier League Al-Zawraa Club. The following is a list of the 10 most participating clubs in the Iraqi Premier League throughout history:

RankClubSeasons
1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
Al-Shorta
48 Seasons
2Al-Zawraa47 Seasons
3Al-Mina45 Seasons
4Al-Talaba44 Seasons
5Al-Sina’aa38 Seasons
6Al-Naft37 Seasons
7Al-Najaf35 Seasons
8Al-Jaish32 Seasons
9Erbil30 Seasons
10Al-Karkh
Amanat Baghdad
26 Seasons
Most participating clubs in the Iraqi Premier League

As for the least participating teams in the Iraqi Premier League throughout its history, they are Al-Adhamiya, Al-Dawr Al-Ahly, Al-Jamahir, Al-Mowasalat, Al-Nakl, Al-Numaniya, Al-Rafidain, Al-Taji, Ararat, Balad, Haifa, Masafi Al-Janoub, Nowruz and Peshmerga, with only one single participation for each club.

Top Scorers in The Iraqi Premier League

The Iraqi Premier League has had many great players over the past 50 years, and many of them succeeded in achieving great numbers and scoring a record number of goals with the clubs the played with. The historcial top scorer in The Iraqi Premier League is Sahib Abbas, with 177 goals scored in the shirt of 5 different clubs, while the top scorer in the shirt of one club is Hamadi Ahmed, who scored 142 goals with Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya club. Here is the ranking of the top 10 goal scorers of all-time in the Iraqi Premier League

RankPlayerGoals
1Sahib Abbas177
2Karim Saddam171
3Ali Hashim170
4Hussain Abdullah167
5Amjad Radhi167
6Hamadi Ahmed161
7Younis Abd Ali157
8Ahmed Radhi146
9Alaa Kadhim145
10Alaa Abulzahra143
Top 10 Goal Scorers in The Iraqi Premier League

Best Iraqi Pemier League Teams

The Iraqi Premier League is charecterized by a high level of competition since its inception for the first time in 1974 until the present day. Although there is no absolute contorl of one team at the expense of the rest, some clubs have succeeded in imposing themselves on the scene to a greater degree that others. The following is a review of the best Iraqi Premier Leagues clubs:

Al-Zawraa

Al-Zawraa club is considered the most successful team ever in the Iraqi Premier League, as they managed to achieve the title on 14 occasions, a record no other Iraqi club reached in the league, despite being runner-up 7 times. Al-Zawraa club’s first title came in 1975-1976 season, and the succeeded in preserving its title in the following season to win its second title. Before the end of the decade, Al-Zawraa returned to win their third title in 1978-1979.

The 1980s witnessed a complete absence of Al-Zawraa from the podiums in the Iraqi Premier League, but they returned with great force in the ninties, where it managed to win 5 titles starting from 1990-1991, before achieving three consecutive titles in 1993-1994, 1994-1995 and 1995-1996 seasons. They returned again and claimed three more consecutive titles in 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons to reach their 10th title.

Al-Zawraa Club was back in 2005-2006 season to achieve its eleventh title in the competiton, then missed for 5 consecutive seasons from the podiums, to return in 2010-2011 to crown the 12th title. The 13th title in the history of Al-Zawraa club in the Iraqi Premier League came in the 2015-2016 season, before the team crowned their last title in 2017-2018, raising the tally to 14 titles.

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Club is the second most successful Iraqi Club at the level of local competitions in general and the Iraqi Premier League in particular. The ancient Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya club succeeded in achieving the Iraqi Premier League title on 7 occasions and runner-up 13 times. This club is also the first champion in the history of the Iraqi League, as it succeeded in achieving the first title in 1974-1975 season, in which the Iraqi Premier League was launched for the first time.

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya club was absent from the podiums for 15 years after claiming their first title, before returning in the early 1990s to claim their second title in 1989-1990. Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya returned to achieve the third title in 1991-1992 and the fourth in 1996-199, ending the previuos millennium with 4 titles.

In the modern millennium, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya club succeeded adding three more titles to its account in the Iraqi League. The first of those titles came in 2004-2005 season, before the team returned after 12 years to claim their 6th title in 2016-2017. The last titles for Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya came in the season 2020-2021 to raise their balance to 7 Iraqi Premier League titles.

Al-Talaba

Al-Talaba Club is considered one of the most important Iraqi clubs of all time because of their permanent presence among the leagung centers, despite not achieving many titles during the past two decades. Al-Talaba succeeded in achieving the Iraqi Premier League title on 5 occasions, and it also occupied the runner-up position on 6 other occasions.

The 1980s is considered the most successful period for Al-Talaba at the level of the Iraqi Premier League, during which they claimed three titles. It started with a double in 1980-1981 and 1981-1982 seasons, before returning to achieve their third title in the season of 1985-1986.

The fourth and last title in the last century for Al-Talaba took a place in 1992-1993. The last title won by Al-Talaba in the Iraqi Premier League was in 2001-2002, which is their only title claimed in the new century.

Al-Shorta

It is not possible to dicuss about the best Iraqi clubs in the history of the premier league without referring to the great club of Al-Shorta, which is the only team that has not missed any season in the Iraqi Pemier League next to Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, as each of them participated in the league on 48 occasions. Al-Shorta succeeded to win the league title 5 times, as well as two runners-up.

Al-Shorta Club succeeded in achieving its first title in the Iraqi Premier League in the 1979-1980 season, then he was absent from the scene for 18 years, to return in the 1997-1998 season to achieve his second title. Al-Shorta missed the podium for a long time again, but returned with a strong later. In the past decade, Al-Shorta Club managed to win the Iraqi league title on three occasions, becoming the most successful team in the Iraqi league during the past ten years.

Al-Shorta Club succeeded in achieving the title in the 2012-2013 season, then returned in the 2018-2019 season to win its second title in the last decade and fourth in its history, before achieving the title for the fifth time during the last season, where the team swept all its opponents, winning the league with 91 points and a difference of more 20 points from his nearest pursuers Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya.

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FAQs About Iraq Pemier League

What are the best clubs in the Iraqi Premier League?

There are many big clubs in the Iraqi league, the most important of which are Al-Zawraa Club, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Club, Al-Talaba Club and Al-Shorta Club.

How can I follow the news of the Iraqi Premier League?

You can follow the news of the Iraqi League through many news sites on the Internet. Live Koora is one of the best sites that are interested in covering the news of the Iraqi Premier League. It also provides a detailed review of the results of the previous rounds matches, the dates of the upcoming rounds matches and many other details.

Is the Iraqi Premier League encrypted?

No, the Iraqi Premier League is not encrypted. You can follow the matches of the Iraqi League through the Iraqi sports channel and through websites that provide live coverage of the events of the matches, such as Live Koora.

How many teams participate in the Iraqi Premier League?

Usually 20 teams participate in the Iraqi Premier League, but the system will change starting from the next season, as this season will drop 4 clubs and two clubs will rise to reduce the total of competing clubs in the Iraqi league to 18, and it is expected that the name of the league will be changed to the “Professional League”.
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