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 - 25 Jul 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 3825 -8-583-6829391914 -3-2454419251911 -5-338241014
2Al Zawra'a SC 3820 -15-375-4619271910 -7-2372510151910 -8-13821912
3Al-Najaf SC 3821 -11-674-4626201910 -7-2372313101911 -4-437231310
4Al-Shorta SC 3820 -12-672-6027331911 -7-140351124199 -5-53225169
5Naft Al-Wasat SC 3816 -15-763-463115198 -6-53022157198 -9-23324168
6Al-Naft SC 3812 -17-953-36342195 -10-42519181197 -7-52817161
7Amanat Baghdad SC 3813 -11-1450-3032-2195 -7-7221415-1198 -4-7281617-1
8Al Mina'a SC 3812 -13-1349-45441199 -5-53225178193 -8-8172027-7
9Zakho SC 3810 -16-1246-3540-5196 -8-52618180194 -8-7201722-5
10Al-Karkh SC 3811 -12-1545-3540-5197 -5-7261921-2194 -7-8191619-3
11Erbil SC 3810 -14-1444-3941-2196 -7-62525187194 -7-8191423-9
12Naft Al-Janoob SC 3810 -14-1444-3545-10197 -5-7261921-2193 -9-7181624-8
13Naft Maysan FC 389 -16-1343-3848-10193 -8-8171726-9196 -8-5262122-1
14Al-Kahrabaa FC 388 -17-1341-3639-3195 -7-7221618-2193 -10-6192021-1
15Al-Qasim SC 389 -14-1541-3950-11196 -6-7242325-2193 -8-8171625-9
16Al-Diwaniya SC 387 -20-1141-2236-14195 -11-32612102192 -9-8151026-16
17Al-Talaba SC 388 -15-1539-3647-11194 -7-8191923-4194 -8-7201724-7
18Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya SC 387 -16-1537-2739-12196 -10-32814122191 -6-1291327-14
19Al-Hudood SC 384 -19-1531-3248-16191 -10-8131726-9193 -9-7181522-7
20Al-Samawa FC 385 -11-2226-2258-36194 -7-8191219-7191 -4-1471039-29
2022 AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to IRQ2

Results

Wed - 28 Jul 2021
 Al-Hudood SC 12 Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Taji Stadium
Mon - 26 Jul 2021
 Al-Samawa FC 23 Al-Diwaniya SCAs-Samawah Stadium
 Al-Kahrabaa FC 01 Al-Talaba SCAl-Taji Stadium
 Al-Najaf SC 10 Al-Qasim SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Erbil SC 13 Al Zawra'a SCFranso Hariri Stadium
Sun - 25 Jul 2021
 Al Mina'a SC 11 Naft Al-Wasat SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Naft Al-Janoob SC 01 Al-Naft SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Zakho SC 12 Naft Maysan FCZakho International Stadium
 Al-Karkh SC 00 Amanat Baghdad SCAl-Karkh Stadium
Tue - 20 Jul 2021
 Al Mina'a SC 20 Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Al-Talaba SC 11 Al-Hudood SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC 32 Al-Samawa FCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Al-Naft SC 11 Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Taji Stadium
 Zakho SC 01 Al-Najaf SCZakho International Stadium
 Al-Shorta SC 10 Naft Al-Janoob SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC 00 Naft Maysan FCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Erbil SC 10 Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya SCFranso Hariri Stadium
 Al Zawra'a SC 01 Al-Karkh SCAl-Shaab Stadium