|Lebanese Premier League|
|Lebanese Second Division|
|Number of Teams|
| Lebanese FA Cup|
Lebanese Super Cup
Lebanese Elite Cup
|Current Champions (2009)|
|Most Successful Club|
|File:Current sport.svg 2010-11 Lebanese Premier League|
Lebanese Premier League (French: Championnat du Liban de Football; Arabic: الدوري اللبناني لكرة القدم) is the highest division of the Federation Libanaise de Football football league competitions. It was created in 1934 and its confederation is the AFC. There are 12 teams competing, but only 10 survive a season, which sees two teams getting relegated to the Lebanese Second Division. The two remaining places are taken by the promoted teams of the second highest division. The most successful club in the history of the league is Al-Ansar, topping with 13 league wins, while Homenetmen Beirut have and Nejmeh have 7. A world record was broken by Al-Ansar by going on a long run in division titles. They got the title in 1988 and kept on winning the title, all the way until 2000 inclusively. Nejmeh stopped the record by winning in 2000.
Nejmeh SC are the current champions.
The Lebanese Premier League's fixtures are based upon home and away fixtures. For example, Team A will host eleven games against eleven different visitors (everyone else in the league). For the remaining eleven games, Team A will be hosted by the teams that visited their home ground. This wraps up the twenty-two games played. The points system is the international and most used system:
- Win: 3 points
- Draw: 1 point
- Loss: 0 points
- Entering Administration: 9 points deduction
The clubs are ranked by points, and tie breakers are, in the following order:
- Goal difference
- Goals scored
- Head-to-head results
- Disciplinary points
The number of national championships that clubs in Lebanon have attained.
|Club||Number of Championships |
|Al Ansar Beirut||13|
|Al Nejmeh Beirut||7|
|American University of Beirut||3|
Lebanese Premier League Clubs - 2010/11Edit
The map shows the locations of the Lebanese Premier League 2010-11 teams. The current season consists of the following teams:
|Al Ahed||Beirut||Beirut Municipal Stadium|
|Al-Ansar||Beirut||Beirut Municipal Stadium|
|Al-Nejmeh||Beirut||Rafic El-Hariri Stadium|
|Racing||Beirut||Fouad Shehab Stadium|
|Shabab Al-Sahel||Beirut||Beirut Municipal Stadium|
Relegated in 2010/11Edit
Not yet determined
Future Television is the official television station designated to broadcast Lebanese Premier League matches.
- Future Television (Domestic Broadcasting) Official Television Station
- Al-Manar (Domestic Broadcasting) Selected Matches
- Future America (North American Broadcasting) Official Satellite Channel Dedicated to Lebanese in North America
- Future Australia (Oceanic Broadcasting) Official Satellite Channel Dedicated to Lebanese in Australia and New Zealand
A number of expatriates currently play in the competition. Mostly, formerBrazilian footballers have played for clubs that competed in the competition. Currently, Brazil ( Edílson José da Silva; Andréziño ), Cameroon ( Joël Tchami; Alphonse Tchami ), Ghana ( Emmanuel Duah; Daniel Nana Yeboah ) and many other countries have their players as formerly or currently registered in the Lebanese Premier League.
List by continentEdit
This is a list of selected players former and current that have played in the competition by continent. Players in bold are currently playing the Lebanese Premier League.
This is a list of top scorers by season. Correct as of June 11, 2009.
Goal of the SeasonEdit
|1997/98||Malek Hassoun||Template:LIB||Al Ansar|
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- ↑ Lebanon - List of Topscorers
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