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Saudi First Division

First Division League
Country Saudi Arabia
Confederation AFC
Founded 1976 (1976)
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Professional League
Relegation to Second Division
Current champions Al-Qadisiyah (3rd title)
(2014–15)
Most championships Hajer
(4 titles)
TV partners Saudi Sport
2015–16 season

The Saudi First Division is the second-level football competition in Saudi Arabia. Al-Qadisiyah were the most recent champions in 2014–15, winning their third title, while Hajer are the most successful team with 4 titles.

Contents

  • Promotion and relegation 1
  • List of teams (2015–16 season) 2
  • Club performances 3
    • Promotions by season 3.1
    • Performance by club 3.2
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Promotion and relegation

The winner and runner-up are promoted to the Professional League directly, and the third-place will qualify to 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 (2015–16 season)

2015–16 Saudi First Division
Club Location Stadium
Damak Khamis Mushait Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Al-Nahda Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Al-Feiha Al Majma'ah Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium
Al-Jeel Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Ettifaq Dammam Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium
Al-Oruba Sakakah Al-Oruba Club Stadium
Al-Shoalah Al Kharj Al-Shoalah Club Stadium
Al-Nojoom Al-Hasa Prince Abdullah bin Jalawi Stadium
Al-Tai Ha'il Prince Abdul Aziz bin Musa'ed Stadium
Al-Watani Tabuk King Khalid Sport City Stadium
Al-Mojzel Al Majma'ah Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Sport City Stadium
Al-Hazm Ar Rass Al Hazm Club Stadium
Al-Riyadh Riyadh Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Ohud Medina Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Stadium
Al-Diriyah Diriyah Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz Stadium
Al-Batin Hafar Al-Batin Al-Batin Club Stadium

Club performances

Promotions by season

Al-Najma vs Al-Riyadh in 2010–11 Saudi First Division
Season Winners Runners-up
1976–77 Ettifaq Al-Nahda
1977–78 Al-Riyadh Al-Tai
1978–79 Al-Shabab Ohud
1979–80 Al Jabalain Al-Riyadh
1980–81 Ohud Al-Rawda
1981–82 Al-Shabab Al-Nasr
1982–83 Al-Wehda Al-Riyadh
1983–84 Ohud Al Jabalain
1984–85 Al-Tai Al-Kawkb
1985–86 Al-Ansar Al-Raed
1986–87 Al-Kawkb Ohud
1987–88 Hajer Al-Rawda
1988–89 Al-Riyadh Al-Raed
1989–90 Al-Najma Al-Arabi
1990–91 Al-Nahda Ohud
1991–92 Al-Raed Al-Najma
1992–93 Al-Nahda Ohud
1993–94 Al-Najma Al-Rawda
1994–95 Al-Tai Al Taawon
1995–96 Al-Wehda Al-Ansar
1996–97 Al Taawon Al-Shoalah
1997–98 Hajer Al-Ansar
1998–99 Sdoos Al-Raed
1999–2000 Al-Ansar Al-Qadisiyah
2000–01 Al-Tai Al-Shoalah
2001–02 Al-Qadisiyah Al-Raed
2002–03 Al-Wehda Al-Khaleej
2003–04 Ohud Al-Ansar
2004–05 Al Hazm Abha
2005–06 Al-Khaleej Al-Faisaly
2006–07 Al-Watani Najran
2007–08 Al-Raed Abha
2008–09 Al-Qadisiyah Al Fateh
2009–10 Al-Faisaly Al Taawon
2010–11 Hajer Al-Ansar
2011–12 Al-Shoalah Al-Wehda
2012–13 Al-Orubah Al-Nahda
2013–14 Hajer Al-Khaleej
2014–15 Al-Qadisiyah Al-Wehda

Performance by club

Club Winners Winning years
Hajer
4
1988, 1998, 2011, 2014
Al-Qadisiyah
3
2002, 2009, 2015
Ohud
3
1981, 1984, 2004
Al-Wehda
3
1983, 1996, 2003
Al-Tai
3
1985, 1995, 2001
Al-Raed
2
1992, 2008
Al-Ansar
2
1986, 2000
Al-Najma
2
1990, 1994
Al-Nahda
2
1991, 1993
Al-Riyadh
2
1978, 1989
Al-Oruba
1
2013
Al-Shoalah
1
2012
Al-Faisaly
1
2010
Al-Watani
1
2007
Al-Khaleej
1
2006
Al-Hazem
1
2005
Sdoos
1
1999
Al-Taawon
1
1997
Al-Kawkb
1
1987
Al-Jabalin
1
1980
Al-Shabab
1
1979
Al-Ettifaq
1
1977

See also

External links

  • Saudi Arabia Football Federation
  • Saudi Arabia First Division - Hailoosport.com (Arabic)
  • Saudi Arabia First Division - Hailoosport.com
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