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Qatar Stars League
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Countries Template:Flagicon Qatar
Confederation AFC
Founded 1963
Number of teams 12
Levels on pyramid 1
Relegation to Qatari 2nd Division
Domestic cup(s) Emir Cup
Crown Prince Cup
Sheikh Jassem Cup
Stars Cup
International cup(s) AFC Champions League, AFC Cup
Gulf Club Champions Cup
Current champions Al-Gharrafa
(2009–10)
Most championships Al-Sadd (11)
TV partners Al Jazeera Sports, Al-Kass
Website qsl.com.qa
33px 2010–11 Qatar Stars League

The Qatar Stars League (Arabic: دوري نجوم قطر) is the highest professional league in Qatari football. There is also a second division league in Qatar.

League Structure Edit

The Qatar Stars League has slowly expanded since the turn of the decade, moving from 9 clubs to 10 clubs and then latest setup of 12 clubs for the Qatari League 2009-10 campaign.

There are 2 divisions in the Qatari football structure and the league has previously seen one club promoted and relegated each year except in 'expansion' season's.

It was announced on 15 April 2009 that no clubs would be relegated from the top flight in the Qatari League 2008-09 season, due to expansion reasons, however the announcement was made with only one game remaining.[1] The Qatar Stars League, previously known as the Q-League currently features 12 teams, with the 2nd division featuring 6 teams.

The top four clubs at the end of the regular league system participate in the Qatar Crown Prince Cup, which was formed in the 1994/95 season.

Official LogosEdit

Qatari Stars League Member ClubsEdit

  • Table as of 2010-11 Season
Qatar Stars League
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al-Ahly Doha Doha Khalifa International Stadium 1950
Al-Arabi Doha Sports Club Doha Grand Hamad Stadium 1952
Al-Gharafa Sports Club Doha Al-Gharafa Stadium 1979
Al-Kharitiyath Sports Club Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1996
Al-Khor Sports Club Al Khor Al-Khawr Stadium 1961
Al-Rayyan Sports Club Al-Rayyan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium 1967
Al-Sadd Sports Club Doha Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium 1969
Al-Sailiya Sport Club Doha Qatar SC Stadium 1995
Al-Wakrah Sports Club Al Wakrah Al-Wakrah Stadium 1959
Lekhwiya 1 Doha Qatar SC Stadium 1938
Qatar SC Doha Qatar SC Stadium 1959
Umm-Salal Sports Club Umm Salal Thani bin Jassim Stadium 1979
1 In 2010, Al-Shorta were renamed to Lekhwiya.
Qatar 2nd Division
Club Location Stadium Year Formed
Al-Jaish (Army Club)
Al-Markhiya Sports Club Markhiya Stadium 1995
Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club
Al-Mu'aidar Sports Club
Al-Shahaniya Sports Club
Al-Shamal Sports Club Madinat ash Shamal Shamal SC Stadium 1980

Championship history Edit

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  • 1963/64 : Al-Maref
  • 1964/65 : Al-Maref
  • 1965/66 : Al-Maref
  • 1966/67 : Al-Oruba
  • 1967/68 : Al-Oruba
  • 1968/69 : Al-Oruba
  • 1969/70 : Al-Oruba
  • 1970/71 : Al-Oruba
  • 1971/72 : Al-Sadd
  • 1972/73 : Al-Esteqlal
  • 1973/74 : Al-Sadd
  • 1974/75 : no champion
  • 1975/76 : Al-Rayyan
  • 1976/77 : Al-Esteqlal
  • 1977/78 : Al-Rayyan
  • 1978/79 : Al-Sadd

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Most successful clubsEdit

#ClubChampionsRunners-Up
1Al-Sadd124
2Qatar SC85
3Al-Rayyan Sports Club75
4Al-Gharafa Sports Club72
5Al-Arabi Sports Club71
6Al Maref30
7Al-Wakrah Sports Club20
8Al-Ahli (Doha)01

Total titles won by town or cityEdit

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Doha
36
Al-Sadd (12), Qatar SC (8), Al-Gharafa Sports Club (7), Al-Arabi Sports Club (7), Al Maref (3)
Al Rayyan <center> 7 Al-Rayyan Sports Club (7)
Al Wakrah <center> 2 Al-Wakrah Sports Club (2)

Total titles won by regionEdit

Region Number of titles Clubs
Doha <center>36 Al-Sadd (12), Qatar SC (8), Al-Gharafa Sports Club (7), Al-Arabi Sports Club (7), Al Maref (3)
Ar Rayyan <center>7 Al-Rayyan Sports Club (7)
Al Wakrah <center>2 Al-Wakrah Sports Club (2)
Al Ghuwariyah <center>-
Al Jumaliyah <center>-
Al Khawr <center>-
Jariyan al Batnah <center>-
Madinat ash Shamal <center>-
Umm Salal <center>-
Mesaieed <center>-

TopscorersEdit

Year Best scorers Team Goals
1980/81 Template:Flagicon Hassan Mattar Al-Sadd 9
1981/82 Template:Flagicon Mansour Muftah Al-Rayyan 19
1982/83 Template:Flagicon Mansour Muftah Al-Rayyan 10
1983/84 Template:Flagicon Mansour Muftah Al-Rayyan 7
1984/85 Template:Flagicon Ahmed Yaqoub Al-Arabi 7
1985/86 Template:Flagicon Mansour Muftah Al-Rayyan 20
1986/87 Template:Flagicon Hassan Sabela Al-Ahli 9
1987/88 Template:Flagicon Hassan Jowhar Al-Sadd 11
1988/89 Template:Flagicon Farshad Pious Al-Ahli 9
1989/90 Template:Flagicon Marco Antônio Al-Arabi 10
1990/91 Template:Flagicon Mahmoud Soufi Al-Ittihad 10
1991/92 Template:Flagicon Mubarak Mustafa Al-Arabi 8
1992/93 Template:Flagicon Mubarak Mustafa Al-Arabi 9
1993/94 Template:Flagicon Ahmed Radhi Al-Wakra 16
1994/95 Template:Flagicon Mohammed Salem Al-Enazi Al-Rayyan 9
1995/96 Template:Flagicon Richard Owebukeri Al-Arabi 16
1996/97 Template:Flagicon Mubarak Mustafa Al-Arabi 11
1997/98 Template:Flagicon Hussein Amouta Al-Sadd 10
1998/99 Template:Flagicon Fabrice Akwa Al-Wakra 11
1999/00 Template:Flagicon Mohammed Salem Al-Enazi Al-Rayyan 14
2000/01 Template:Flagicon Mamoun Diop Al-Wakra 14
2001/02 Template:Flagicon Rachid Amrane Al-Ittihad 16
2002/03 Template:Flagicon Rachid Rokki Al-Khor 15
2003/04 Template:Flagicon Gabriel Batistuta Al-Arabi 25
2004/05 Template:Flagicon Sonny Anderson Al-Rayyan 20
2005/06 Template:Flagicon Carlos Tenorio Al-Sadd 21
2006/07 Template:Flagicon Younis Mahmoud Al-Gharafa 24
2007/08 Template:Flagicon Clemerson de Araújo Al-Gharafa 27
2008/09 Template:Flagicon Magno Alves Umm-Salal Sports Club 25
2009/10 Template:Flagicon
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Cabore
Younis Mahmoud
Al-Arabi
Al-Gharafa
21

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit


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