Iraqi Premier League
FIFA Region
AFC
Season
2021-2022
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 2021-2022 IRQ1 season, the IRQ1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

  • 2023 AFC Champions League - Group Stage:
    • 1st place 2021-2022 IRQ1 team
  • 2023 AFC Champions League - Preliminary Round 2:
    • 2nd place 2021-2022 IRQ1 team

The winner of the 2021-2022 Iraq FA Cup, typically an IRQ1 team, also receives a berth in Preliminary Round 2 of the 2023 AFC Champions League.

Leagues Pyramid - Iraq

Abbrev League # of Teams
IRQ1 Iraqi Premier League 20/td>
IRQ2 Iraq Division One 24
IRQ3 Iraq Division Two -
IRQ4 Iraq Division Three -

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

20 Sep 2021 - 3 Jul 2022  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 2021-2022 IRQ1 season, the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th place teams will be relegated to the IRQ2.


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 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Shorta SC 3828 -7-391-6421431914 -3-2453211211914 -4-146321022
2Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3820 -10-870-5031191915 -2-247321319195 -8-62318180
3Al-Talaba SC 3820 -9-969-5433211911 -6-239341717199 -3-73020164
4Al-Naft SC 3816 -16-664-382018198 -8-332211011198 -8-33217107
5Naft Al-Wasat SC 3817 -13-864-5036141910 -5-435271512197 -8-42923212
6Al Zawra'a SC 3815 -16-761-4027131911 -4-437261412194 -12-32414131
7Al-Najaf SC 3815 -12-1157-40355196 -9-42718171199 -3-73022184
8Newroz SC 3814 -9-1551-4043-31911 -5-338241410193 -4-12131629-13
9Al-Kahrabaa FC 3813 -11-1450-3637-1198 -5-62921174195 -6-8211520-5
10Zakho SC 3811 -15-1248-35332185 -8-52316133206 -7-7251920-1
11Erbil SC 3812 -11-1547-3742-52011 -2-73527207181 -9-8121022-12
12Naft Al-Basra SC 3811 -13-1446-3840-2196 -8-52617161195 -5-9202124-3
13Naft Maysan FC 3810 -16-1246-3034-4197 -6-62722202193 -10-619814-6
14Al-Karkh SC 388 -19-1143-3236-4194 -9-6211517-2194 -10-5221719-2
15Al-Sinaah SC 388 -17-1341-3037-7195 -7-72213130193 -10-6191724-7
16Al-Qasim SC 388 -17-1341-3450-16196 -11-22918162192 -6-11121634-18
17Amanat Baghdad SC 389 -12-1739-3241-9194 -9-6211516-1195 -3-11181725-8
18Al-Diwaniya SC 3810 -9-1939-3351-18197 -6-62724204193 -3-1312931-22
19Al Mina'a SC 383 -21-1430-3349-16192 -13-41920200191 -8-10111329-16
20Samarra SC 381 -9-2812-2070-50191 -5-1381332-19190 -4-154738-31
2023 AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to IRQ2

Results

Sun - 3 Jul 2022
 Al Zawra'a SC 12 Al-Najaf SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al Mina'a SC 31 Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Erbil SC 21 Al-Karkh SCFranso Hariri Stadium
Fri - 1 Jul 2022
 Naft Maysan FC 30 Zakho SC
 Naft Maysan FC wins 3-0 by walkover 
Wed - 29 Jun 2022
 Naft Al-Basra SC 20 Newroz SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC 11 Naft Al-Wasat SCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC 11 Al-Shorta SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
 Al-Sinaah SC 11 Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Sina'a Stadium
 Al-Talaba SC 22 Amanat Baghdad SCAl-Shaab Stadium
Mon - 27 Jun 2022
 Samarra SC 03 Al-Naft SCSamarra Stadium
Thu - 23 Jun 2022
 Al Zawra'a SC 11 Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Shaab Stadium
 Naft Al-Basra SC 01 Naft Maysan FCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Al-Najaf SC 00 Al-Shorta SCHoly Al Najaf Stadium
 Newroz SC 10 Erbil SCSulaymaniyah Stadium
Wed - 22 Jun 2022
 Naft Al-Wasat SC 12 Al-Sinaah SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al Mina'a SC 11 Al-Talaba SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC 01 Al-Diwaniya SCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Zakho SC 30 Samarra SC
 Zakho SC wins 3-0 by walkover 
 Al-Karkh SC 10 Al-Kahrabaa FCAl-Karkh Stadium
 Al-Naft SC 30 Al-Qasim SCAl-Naft Stadium (Basra)