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 2718 -6-360-4416281411 -2-135321022137 -4-2251266
2Al Zawra'a SC 2914 -13-255-331419158 -6-13020812146 -7-1251367
3Al-Najaf SC 2915 -9-554-331716146 -6-2241596159 -3-33018810
4Al-Shorta SC 2814 -10-452-431825148 -6-03028721146 -4-42215114
5Naft Al-Wasat SC 2813 -10-549-301812146 -3-52114113147 -7-0281679
6Zakho SC 299 -13-740-27270146 -6-22415114153 -7-5161216-4
7Al-Naft SC 289 -12-739-26233155 -7-32215114134 -5-4171112-1
8Amanat Baghdad SC 2910 -9-1039-23230154 -6-51812120146 -3-52111110
9Al-Karkh SC 289 -9-1036-2324-1146 -3-52113130143 -6-5151011-1
10Naft Maysan FC 288 -12-836-2729-2143 -7-4161213-1145 -5-4201516-1
11Al Mina'a SC 298 -11-1035-3132-1146 -4-42215114152 -7-6131621-5
12Naft Al-Janoob SC 298 -11-1035-2734-7155 -5-5201416-2143 -6-5151318-5
13Erbil SC 297 -11-1132-3132-1144 -5-51720137153 -6-6151119-8
14Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya SC 296 -12-1130-1726-9155 -7-322981141 -5-88818-10
15Al-Diwaniya SC 295 -15-930-1529-14144 -9-1211073151 -6-89522-17
16Al-Kahrabaa FC 295 -13-1128-2831-3143 -6-51514140152 -7-6131417-3
17Al-Talaba SC 296 -9-1427-2537-12143 -3-8121218-6153 -6-6151319-6
18Al-Qasim SC 294 -13-1225-2840-12152 -6-7121521-6142 -7-5131319-6
19Al-Samawa FC 285 -8-1523-1643-27144 -6-418910-1141 -2-115733-26
20Al-Hudood SC 292 -16-1122-2438-14141 -8-5111420-6151 -8-6111018-8
2022 AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to IRQ2

Fixtures

Fri - 7 May 2021
Sat - 8 May 2021
 Al-Karkh SC   Al-Shorta SCAl-Karkh Stadium
Wed - 12 May 2021
 Al-Hudood SC   Al-Samawa FCAl-Taji Stadium
 Al-Naft SC   Al-Karkh SCAl-Taji Stadium
 Al-Shorta SC   Erbil SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC   Al Mina'a SCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Zakho SC   Al Zawra'a SCZakho International Stadium
 Al-Talaba SC   Naft Maysan FCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC   Al-Sinaat Al-Kahrabaiya SCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC   Naft Al-Janoob SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya   Al-Najaf SCAl-Shaab Stadium

Results

Wed - 5 May 2021
 Al-Shorta SC 31 Naft Maysan FCAl-Shaab Stadium
Tue - 4 May 2021
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 00 Al-Diwaniya SCAl-Shaab Stadium
Thu - 29 Apr 2021
 Naft Al-Janoob SC 11 Al-Qasim SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Al Zawra'a SC 10 Amanat Baghdad SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Samawa FC PSPD Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAs-Samawah Stadium
Wed - 28 Apr 2021
 Naft Al-Wasat SC 00 Al-Hudood SCKarbala Stadium
 Naft Maysan FC PSPD Al-Naft SCMaysan International Stadium
 Al Mina'a SC 30 Erbil SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
Tue - 27 Apr 2021
 Al-Najaf SC 20 Al-Talaba SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al-Kahrabaa FC 30 Al-Diwaniya SCAl-Taji Stadium
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 Al Zawra'a SC 11 Al Mina'a SCAl-Shaab Stadium
Sat - 17 Apr 2021
 Erbil SC 01 Al-Karkh SCFranso Hariri Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC 11 Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Zakho SC 12 Naft Al-Janoob SCZakho International Stadium
Fri - 16 Apr 2021
 Al-Talaba SC 12 Al-Samawa FCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC 11 Al-Hudood SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
 Al-Naft SC 10 Al-Najaf SCAl-Taji Stadium
Tue - 13 Apr 2021