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UAE Arabian Gulf League

UAE Arabian Gulf League
Country United Arab Emirates
Confederation AFC
Founded 1973
Number of teams 14
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to First Division
Domestic cup(s) Arabian Gulf Cup
Super Cup
President's Cup
International cup(s) Champions League
Current champions Al Ahli
(2013–14)
Most championships Al Ain (11 titles)
TV partners Abu Dhabi Sports, Dubai Sports
Website www.agleague.ae
2014–15 season

The UAE Arabian Gulf League is the top professional football league in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The first team to win the title was Al-Sharjah, whilst Al-Ain has the record with 11 league titles to their name. Fourteen clubs compete in the League that operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the UAE First Division.

The League was founded in 1973 as the UAE Football League. The first 1973–74 season was a "trial" championship but was declared official by the

  • Official PLC Site (English) (Arabic)
  • RSSSF.com - United Arab Emirates - List of Champions
  • UAE Arabian Gulf League - Hailoosport.com (Arabic)
  • UAE Arabian Gulf League - Hailoosport.com

External links

  1. ^ "1973/74 UAE Football League". Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "New League name announced by H.E. Mohammed Thani Murshed Al Romaithi". Pro League Committee. 26 May 2013. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ James M. Dorsey (13 September 2011). "MIDEAST - Gulf rivalry between Iran, UAE transferred to the football pitch". Hurriyetdailynews.com. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  4. ^ Category: Asia (29 May 2013). "Iran accuses UAE of racism in renaming Pro League to the Arabian Gulf League". Inside World Football. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  5. ^ persiangulfstudies.com. "Persian Gulf Studies Center". Persiangulfstudies.com. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Iran bars captain's UAE transfer over Gulf name". Fox News. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Atsushi Fujioka (19 May 2011). "United Arab Emirates - List of Champions". UAE FA website. RSSSF. Retrieved 14 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "100s". FootballUAE.net. Archived from the original on 25 June 2002. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "The league championship 35 years old story" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  10. ^ "After 33 years" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  11. ^ "1974–75: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  12. ^ a b c "1975-1978" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g "Scorers 1980-2001". FootballUAE.net (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 2 May 2002. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  14. ^ a b "Top-scorer Valder calls for professional set-up in UAE". GulfNews.com. 
  15. ^ "1983–84: Goals" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  16. ^ a b c d "1984–91" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  17. ^ "1987–88: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  18. ^ "1974–06" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  19. ^ "1991–92: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f g "Al Ain achieve a record in the ninth title" (in العربية). AlIttihad.ae. 
  21. ^ "1993–94: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  22. ^ "1995–96: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  23. ^ "The Pro-League 4th edition launches today". AGLeague.ae. 
  24. ^ "1999–00: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  25. ^ a b "2000-01: Goals". GulfNews.com. 
  26. ^ "2000-01: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  27. ^ "2001-02: Goals". GulfNews.com. 
  28. ^ "2002-03: Goals". GulfNews.com. 
  29. ^ "2003-04: Goals". RSSSF.com. 
  30. ^ "2004-05: Goals". Goalzz.com. 
  31. ^ "2005-06: Goals". Goalzz.com. 
  32. ^ "2006-07: Goals". Goalzz.com. 
  33. ^ "2007-08: Goals". Goalzz.com. 
  34. ^ "2008-09: Goals". Goalzz.com. 
  35. ^ "2009-10: Goals". Soccerway.com. 
  36. ^ "2010-11: Goals". Soccerway.com. 
  37. ^ "2011-12: Goals". Soccerway.com. 
  38. ^ "2012–13: Goals". Soccerway.com. 
  39. ^ "2013-14: Goals". Soccerway.com. 

References

Season Player Club Goals
1974–75[9][10][11] Suhail Salem Al Ahli 14
1975–76[12] Ali Nawaz Baloch Al Wahda 12
1976–77[12] Al Fadhel Santo Al Nasr 10
1977–78[12] Mohieddine Habita Al Ain 20
1980–81[13] Karim Abdul Razak Emirates 14
1981–82[9] Ahmed Abdullah Al Ain 12
1982–83[14] Carlos Al Nasr 12
1983–84[15] Ahmed Abdullah
Fahad Khamees
Al Ain
Al Wasl
20
1984–85[16] Fahad Khamees
Adnan Al Talyani
Al Wasl
Al Shaab
14
1985–86[16][13] Mohammed Salem Al Wahda 16
1986–87[16][13] Adnan Al Talyani
Khalil Ghanim
Al Shaab
Al Khaleej
13
1987–88[17] Zuhair Bakheet Al Wasl 25
1988–89[18] Fahad Khamees Al Wasl 14
1989–90[16] Hussain Yaslam Bani Yas 16
1991–92[19][20] Youssouf Atiq Al Ahli 25
1992–93[20][13] Saif Sultan Al Ain 20
1993–94[21][13] Abdulaziz Mohammed Al Sharjah 18
1994–95[20][13] Bader Jassim Al Wahda 10
1995–96[20][22] Jassim Al Dokhi Al Shaab 10
1996–97[20][13] Bader Jassim Al Wahda 11
1997–98[20] Ali Thani Al Sharjah 18
1998–99[23] Alboury Lah Al Wahda 29
1999–00[20][24] Alboury Lah Al Wahda 18
2000–01[25][26] Mohammed Al Enazi Al Wahda 22
2001–02[27][25] Mohammed Al Enazi Al Wahda 22
2002–03[28] Cristián Montecinos Dubai 19
2003–04[29] Ali Karimi Al Ahli 14
2004–05[30][14] Valdir
Anderson
Al Nasr
Al Sharjah
23
2005–06[31] Anderson Al Sharjah 19
2006–07[32] Anderson Al Sharjah 19
2007–08[33] Faisal Khalil
Anderson
Al Ahli
Al Sharjah
16
2008–09[34] Fernando Baiano Al Jazira 25
2009–10[35] José Sand Al Ain 24
2010–11[36] André Senghor Bani Yas 18
2011–12[37] Asamoah Gyan Al Ain 22
2012–13[38] Asamoah Gyan Al Ain 31
2013–14[39] Asamoah Gyan Al Ain 29

Top scorers by season

Rank Nat Name Club Years Goals Apps
1 Fahad Khamees Al Wasl FC 1980–1997 166 230
2 Mohammad Omar Al Wasl
Al Ain
Al Jazira
Al Dhafra
Al Nasr
Ajman
1992–2011 132 237
3 Adnan Al Talyani Al Shaab 1980–1999 129 232
4 Abdulaziz Mohamed Al Sharjah N/A–2002 127 N/A
5
Youssouf Atiq
Ahmed Abdullah
Al Ahli
Al Ain
1988–2002
1978–1995
117 N/A
[8]Source:

All-time top scorers

Players

City Titles Winning Clubs
Dubai
19
Al-Wasl (7), Al-Ahli (6), Al Nasr (3), Al-Shabab (3)
Al Ain
11
Al-Ain (11)
Sharjah
5
Al-Sharjah (5)
Abu Dhabi
5
Al-Wahda (4), Al Jazira (1)
The following table lists the UAE football champions by city.

Total titles won by city

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Al-Ain
11
4
1976–77, 1980–81, 1983–84, 1992–93, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2011–12, 2012–13
Al-Wasl
7
6
1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1991–92, 1996–97, 2006–07
Al-Ahli
6
4
1974–75, 1975–76, 1979–80, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2013–14
Al-Sharjah
5
4
1973–74, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1993–94, 1995–96
Al-Wahda
4
3
1998–99, 2000–01, 2004–05, 2009–10
Al-Nasr
3
3
1977–78, 1978–79, 1985–86
Al-Shabab
3
1
1989–90, 1994–95, 2007–08
Al-Jazira
1
4
2010–11

The following table lists the performance of each club describing winners of the Championship.

Performance by club

Champions

Notes
1. Al-Sharjah won its first championship in 1973–74 as Al-Oroba.

Source:[7]

List of champions

UAE Football League
Club Location Stadium
Ajman Ajman Ajman Stadium
Al Ahli Dubai Rashed Stadium
Al Ain Al Ain Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
Al Dhafra Abu Dhabi Hamdan Bin Zayed Stadium
Al Ittihad Kalba Kalba Ittihad Kalba Club Stadium
Al Jazira Abu Dhabi Al Jazira Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
Al Nasr Dubai Al-Maktoum Stadium
Al Shabab Dubai Maktoum Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium
Al Sharjah Sharjah Sharjah Stadium
Al Wahda Abu Dhabi Al-Nahyan Stadium
Al Wasl Dubai Zabeel Stadium
Bani Yas Abu Dhabi Baniyas Stadium
Emirates Ras Al Khaimah Emirates Club Stadium
Fujairah SC Fujairah Fujairah Club Stadium

Member clubs (2014–15)

Contents

  • Member clubs (2014–15) 1
  • List of champions 2
  • Champions 3
    • Performance by club 3.1
    • Total titles won by city 3.2
  • Players 4
    • All-time top scorers 4.1
    • Top scorers by season 4.2
  • References 5
  • External links 6

[6] to a UAE club.Javad Nekounam barring the transfer of Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the [5][4] with Iran accusing the United Arab Emirates of racism,[3]Persian Gulf naming dispute The name change has been viewed as a revival of the [2]

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