2008–09 Iraqi Premier Division

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Iraqi Premier League
Season2008–09
ChampionsErbil
(3rd title)
Top goalscorerAhmad Salah
(15 goals)

The 2008–09 Iraqi Premier Division was the 35th edition of the competition. The name of the league was changed from Iraqi Premier League to Iraqi Premier Division. It started on 1 November 2008 and ended on 16 July 2009. 27 teams from all over the country competed for the title. Erbil won the title by defeating Al-Najaf in the final via penalty shootout after a goalless draw. It was Erbil's third league title in a row. The two teams would have qualified for the 2010 AFC Cup, but were disqualified due to FIFA's suspension of the Iraq Football Association.

The 2008–09 season is the only season in history where not a single one of the four Baghdad Derby clubs (Al-Shorta, Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya, Al-Talaba and Al-Zawraa) finished in the top four.[1]

Name changes[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Erbil 26 20 4 2 55 17 +38 64 Qualified to Final
2 Duhok 26 18 7 1 47 11 +36 61 Qualified to Third place match
3 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 26 12 6 8 36 25 +11 42
4 Al-Naft 26 11 6 9 23 26 −3 39
5 Peris 26 9 10 7 27 26 +1 37
6 Al-Ramadi 26 10 7 9 29 30 −1 37
7 Samaraa 26 9 7 10 27 23 +4 34
8 Al-Shorta 26 8 10 8 29 29 0 34
9 Salahaddin 26 8 9 9 24 27 −3 33
10 Al-Kahrabaa 26 7 9 10 22 34 −12 30
11 Kirkuk 26 6 9 11 18 25 −7 27
12 Al-Sulaymaniya 26 6 9 11 26 34 −8 27
13 Al-Hudood 26 4 7 15 15 33 −18 19
14 Diyala 26 1 6 19 9 47 −38 9
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away HUD KAH NFT QWJ RAM SHR SUL ERB DYL DUH KRK PER SAL SMR
Al-Hudood 0–1 0–3 2–3 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–2 3–0 0–4 3–0 1–1 1–0 0–0
Al-Kahrabaa 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 2–1 0–6 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 1–1
Al-Naft 1–0 1–0 1–3 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–1
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 2–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 0–0 0–1 3–1 0–0 2–1
Al-Ramadi 2–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–0 0–1
Al-Shorta 0–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–3 1–0
Al-Sulaymaniya 2–1 3–1 1–2 1–2 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–0 2–1 1–4
Erbil 3–0 3–1 3–0 1–0 3–1 1–0 4–2 2–0 1–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–0
Diyala 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–2 1–3 0–3[a] 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–0
Duhok 2–1 3–2 3–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 3–0[b] 4–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 2–0
Kirkuk 1–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 2–3 0–1
Peris 1–1 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 0–3[c] 4–1 2–2 0–0 2–1 2–0
Salahaddin 1–0 2–2 2–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–0 0–0
Samaraa 2–0 1–2 4–0 2–1 1–2 3–2 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 1–2
Source: Goalzz
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Diyala–Al-Shorta match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Al-Shorta after Diyala's players left the field during the match.
  2. ^ The Duhok–Erbil match was ended early with the score at 3–0 to Duhok.
  3. ^ The Peris–Erbil match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Erbil after the game was abandoned with the score at 1–1.

Group 2[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Al-Najaf 24 15 7 2 39 12 +27 52 Qualified to Final
2 Al-Amana 24 13 11 0 37 15 +22 50 Qualified to Third place match
3 Al-Talaba 24 14 5 5 32 15 +17 47
4 Al-Zawraa 24 9 9 6 30 24 +6 36
5 Naft Al-Junoob 24 9 9 6 27 23 +4 36
6 Al-Minaa 24 10 6 8 20 24 −4 36
7 Al-Kufa 24 7 11 6 24 24 0 32
8 Al-Sinaa 24 4 15 5 17 18 −1 27
9 Al-Nasiriya 24 6 7 11 23 28 −5 25
10 Al-Samawa 24 5 9 10 15 25 −10 24
11 Karbalaa 24 5 5 14 18 30 −12 20
12 Al-Etisalat Wal-Bareed 24 3 6 15 11 30 −19 15
13 Maysan 24 2 8 14 20 45 −25 14
Source: Goalzz
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Note: Al-Mosul withdrew from the league.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away AMN BRD KUF MIN NJF NAS SMA SIN TLB ZWR KRB MAY NFJ
Al-Amana 1–1 4–1 3–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 3–0 3–2 2–2
Al-Etisalat Wal-Bareed 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–0
Al-Kufa 2–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 1–1
Al-Minaa 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 2–1 0–0
Al-Najaf 1–1 3–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–0 1–2 2–0 6–1 2–1
Al-Nasiriya 0–1 3–0[a] 0–0 0–1 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1
Al-Samawa 0–1 1–0 0–2 3–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 0–0
Al-Sinaa 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 0–0
Al-Talaba 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 3–2
Al-Zawraa 0–2 3–1 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–3
Karbalaa 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–1 0–3 1–1 4–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–1 1–0
Maysan 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–3 1–2 1–0 2–4 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–0
Naft Al-Junoob 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–2 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2
Source: Goalzz
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ The Al-Nasiriya–Al-Etisalat Wal-Bareed match was awarded as a 3–0 win to Al-Nasiriya after Al-Etisalat Wal-Bareed's players left the field while losing 2–0.

Championship play-off[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Third place match
Al-Amana 0–1 Duhok
Final
Al-Najaf 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(2–3 p.)
Erbil

Third place match[edit]

Al-Amana0–1Duhok
Abdul-Nabi Penalty missed 15' Mushir Goal 48'
Referee: Kadhim Awda

Final[edit]

Al-Najaf
Erbil

Final positions[edit]

Pos Team Pld Pts Eff Qualification
1 Erbil 27 65 80.2% 2010 AFC Cup (disqualified)
2 Al-Najaf 25 53 70.7% 2010 AFC Cup (disqualified)
3 Duhok 27 64 79.0%
4 Al-Amana 25 50 66.7%
Eliminated in the Group Stage
5 Al-Talaba 24 47 65.3%
6 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 26 42 53.8%
7 Al-Zawraa 24 36 50.0%
8 Al-Naft 26 39 50.0%
9 Naft Al-Junoob 24 36 50.0%
10 Peris 26 37 47.4%
11 Al-Minaa 24 36 50.0%
12 Al-Ramadi 26 37 47.4%
13 Al-Kufa 24 32 44.4%
14 Samaraa 26 34 43.6%
15 Al-Shorta 26 34 43.6%
16 Al-Sinaa 24 27 37.5%
17 Salahaddin 26 33 42.3%
18 Al-Nasiriya 24 25 34.7%
19 Al-Kahrabaa 26 30 38.5%
20 Al-Samawa 24 24 33.3%
21 Kirkuk 26 27 34.6%
22 Karbalaa 24 20 27.8%
23 Al-Sulaymaniya 26 27 34.6%
24 Al-Etisalat Wal-Bareed 24 15 20.8%
25 Al-Hudood 26 19 24.4%
26 Maysan 24 14 19.4%
27 Diyala 26 9 11.5%

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Iraq Ahmad Salah Erbil 15
2 Iraq Luay Salah Erbil 11
3 Iraq Nasser Tallaa Naft Al-Junoob 9
Iraq Sahib Abbas Karbalaa
Iraq Hussein Karim Al-Najaf

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iraqi League 2008–2009". Goalzz.com.

External links[edit]