Iraqi Premier League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2020-2021
Location
Iraq
Abbreviation
IRQ1

Summary

The Iraqi Premier League (IRQ1) is the top football league in Iraq's football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 IRQ1 season, the IRQ1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 1st place 2020-2021 IRQ1 team
  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Preliminary Round 2:
    • 2nd place 2020-2021 IRQ1 team

The winner of the 2020-2021 Iraq FA Cup, typically an IRQ1 team, also receives a berth in Preliminary Round 2 of the 2022 AFC Champions League.

Leagues Pyramid - Iraq

Abbrev League # of Teams
IRQ1 Iraqi Premier League 20/td>
IRQ2 Iraq Division One 80

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

24 Oct 2020 - 30 Jun 2021  20: IRQ1 (17 minimum), IRQ2 (3 maximum)

Season Format

Each IRQ1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 19 IRQ1 teams for a total of 38 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goals difference, then (2) goals scored.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 IRQ1 season, the 19th and 20th place teams will be relegated to the IRQ2. The 18th place team will enter into a Home/Away highest aggregate goals wins Promotion/Relegation Playoff with an IRQ2 team.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 148 -4-228-2171475 -1-1161541173 -3-112633
2Naft Al-Wasat SC 148 -3-327-2011974 -0-31296374 -3-0121156
3Al-Shorta SC 147 -6-127-189974 -3-015104673 -3-112853
4Al Zawra'a SC 146 -7-125-1881062 -3-1985384 -4-0161037
5Al-Najaf SC 146 -5-323-138572 -4-11044074 -1-213945
6Zakho SC 145 -7-222-1210283 -4-11376162 -3-19541
7Naft Maysan FC 145 -6-321-1514162 -4-01064283 -2-311910-1
8Al-Naft SC 145 -5-420-1814472 -3-29119273 -2-211752
9Amanat Baghdad SC 145 -4-519-1011-171 -3-3656-174 -1-213550
10Al-Kahrabaa FC 144 -6-418-1513272 -3-2966072 -3-29972
11Erbil SC 144 -5-517-1412273 -2-211115671 -3-3637-4
12Al-Diwaniya SC 143 -8-317-1012-272 -4-11065171 -4-2747-3
13Al-Karkh SC 144 -3-715-1215-362 -0-4658-382 -3-39770
14Al-Talaba SC 143 -6-515-1117-681 -3-46510-562 -3-1967-1
15Al-Samawa FC 144 -3-715-1022-1284 -2-21465160 -1-51417-13
16Al-Hudood SC 142 -7-513-1216-471 -3-3679-271 -4-2757-2
17Naft Al-Janoob SC 143 -4-713-1018-872 -1-4759-471 -3-3659-4
18Al-Qasim SC 142 -5-711-1318-572 -2-38910-170 -3-4348-4
19Al Mina'a SC 142 -5-711-1118-771 -3-3647-371 -2-45711-4
20Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya SC 141 -7-610-616-1071 -5-1835-270 -2-52311-8
2022 AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to IRQ2

Fixtures

Fri - 22 Jan 2021
 Al-Shorta SC   Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al Zawra'a SC   Al-Samawa FCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Naft SC   Al-Talaba SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Karkh SC   Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Karkh Stadium
 Erbil SC   Al-Hudood SCFranso Hariri Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC   Zakho SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC   Naft Al-Wasat SCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC   Al Mina'a SCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Naft Maysan FC   Naft Al-Janoob SCMaysan International Stadium

Results

Sun - 17 Jan 2021
 Al-Talaba SC 01 Al-Shorta SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Naft Al-Wasat SC 02 Al Zawra'a SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 30 Erbil SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Hudood SC 00 Al-Karkh SCAl-Taji Stadium
 Naft Al-Janoob SC 03 Al-Najaf SCBasra Sports City Stadium
Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Al Mina'a SC 01 Al-Naft SCBasra Sports City Stadium
 Zakho SC 11 Al-Qasim SCZakho International Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC 11 Al-Diwaniya SCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Al-Kahrabaa FC 10 Naft Maysan FCAl-Taji Stadium
Mon - 11 Jan 2021
 Al-Karkh SC 12 Al-Najaf SCAl-Karkh Stadium
Thu - 7 Jan 2021
 Naft Maysan FC 32 Al-Hudood SCMaysan International Stadium
 Naft Al-Janoob SC 21 Al-Samawa FCBasra Sports City Stadium
 Erbil SC 50 Al-Talaba SCFranso Hariri Stadium
 Zakho SC 21 Al Mina'a SCZakho International Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC 31 Amanat Baghdad SCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
Wed - 6 Jan 2021
 Al Zawra'a SC 30 Al-Diwaniya SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Najaf SC 11 Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al-Karkh SC 02 Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Karkh Stadium