UAE Pro League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2020-2021
Location
United Arab Emirates
Abbreviation
UAE1

Summary

The UAE Pro League (UAE1), or Persian Gulf League (UAE1), is the top football league in the United Arab Emirates football system. At the end of the 2020-2021 UAE1 season, the UAE1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 1st and 2nd place 2020-2021 UAE1 teams
  • 2022 AFC Champions League - Playoff Round:
    • 3rd place 2020-2021 UAE1 team

The winner of the 2020-2021 UAE President's Cup, typically an UAE1 team, also receives a berth in the Group Stage of the 2022 AFC Champions League.

Leagues Pyramid - United Arab Emirates

Abbrev League # of Teams
UAE1 UAE Pro League 14
UAE2 UAE First Division League 11
UAE3 UAE Second Division League 10

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

9 Sep 2020 - 27 May 2021  14: UAE1 (12), UAE2 (2)

Season Format

Each UAE1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 13 UAE1 teams for a total of 26 league matches. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) head-to-head goal difference, (2) head-to-head goals scored, (3) head-to-head away goals scored, (4) total goal difference, (5) total goals scored, (6) total away goals scored, (7) head-to-head points, (8) Fairplay ranking, then (9) a draw.

Playoffs

Not applicable.

Relegation

At the end of the 2020-2021 Regular season, the 13th and 14th place UAE1 teams will be relegated directly to the UAE2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Sharjah FC 1310 -2-132-26111576 -1-0191541164 -1-1131174
2Al Jazira SCC 138 -3-227-27141364 -1-113102874 -2-11417125
3Baniyas SC 138 -2-326-26101664 -0-212147774 -2-1141239
4Al-Nasr Dubai SC 137 -3-324-24131163 -2-111117474 -1-2131367
5Al-Ain FC 136 -5-223-1914573 -3-112116563 -2-111880
6Shabab Al Ahli Club 134 -7-219-2416873 -3-112137661 -4-171192
7Al-Wahda FC 135 -4-419-2115674 -2-114167961 -2-3558-3
8Al Ittihad Kalba SC 135 -4-419-1215-361 -3-2649-574 -1-213862
9Al Wasl FC 135 -2-617-2424061 -1-44914-574 -1-21315105
10Al Dhafra FC 134 -4-516-1621-574 -1-213127560 -3-33414-10
11Khorfakkan Club 134 -2-714-1522-771 -2-4589-163 -0-39713-6
12Fujairah FC 132 -1-107-1429-1572 -1-47915-660 -0-60514-9
13Ajman Club 131 -3-96-727-2061 -2-3557-270 -1-61220-18
14Hatta Club 130 -2-112-630-2460 -0-60617-1170 -2-52013-13
AFCCUP
AFCCL
Relegation to UAE2

Results

Sat - 16 Jan 2021
 Al-Wahda FC 02 Baniyas SCAl-Nahyan Stadium
 Khorfakkan Club 30 Al Jazira SCCSaqr bin Mohammad al Qasimi Stadium
 Al Dhafra FC 11 Al Wasl FCAl Dhafra Stadium
Fri - 15 Jan 2021
 Ajman Club 21 Fujairah FCAjman Stadium
 Hatta Club 01 Al-Ain FCHamdan Bin Rashid Stadium
 Sharjah FC 10 Al Ittihad Kalba SCSharjah Stadium
Fri - 1 Jan 2021
 Al Wasl FC 22 Shabab Al Ahli ClubZa'abeel Stadium
 Al-Nasr Dubai SC 22 Al-Wahda FCAl-Maktoum Stadium
 Baniyas SC 31 Al Dhafra FCBaniyas Stadium
Thu - 31 Dec 2020
 Al-Ain FC 22 Al Jazira SCCHazza Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al Ittihad Kalba SC 00 Hatta ClubIttihad Kalba Club Stadium
 Fujairah FC 12 Khorfakkan ClubFujairah Stadium
 Sharjah FC 20 Ajman ClubSharjah Stadium
Sat - 26 Dec 2020
 Al Jazira SCC 30 Ajman ClubMohammed Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al-Ain FC 11 Al Ittihad Kalba SCHazza Bin Zayed Stadium
 Al Dhafra FC 02 Al-Nasr Dubai SCAl Dhafra Stadium
Fri - 25 Dec 2020
 Khorfakkan Club 01 Al Wasl FCSaqr bin Mohammad al Qasimi Stadium
 Hatta Club 23 Sharjah FCHamdan Bin Rashid Stadium