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 - 29 May 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.


More Info...


 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1Al-Shorta SC 1917 -2-053-371126108 -2-0261861299 -0-02719514
2Al-Talaba SC 1911 -4-437-27151296 -3-02116610105 -1-4161192
3Naft Al-Wasat SC 1911 -4-437-271512107 -1-2221871194 -3-215981
4Al Zawra'a SC 1810 -5-335-26151197 -0-221157893 -5-1141183
5Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1910 -4-534-241410107 -2-1231661093 -2-411880
6Zakho SC 197 -9-330-1811793 -4-213752104 -5-1171165
7Al-Najaf SC 198 -5-629-1713494 -2-314981104 -3-315853
8Naft Al-Basra SC 196 -8-526-2422293 -5-1141082103 -3-41214140
9Al-Naft SC 195 -11-326-11101102 -6-21244093 -5-114761
10Al-Sinaah SC 195 -9-524-1415-194 -2-314651101 -7-210810-2
11Naft Maysan FC 196 -5-823-1520-5105 -1-4161211191 -4-4739-6
12Al-Kahrabaa FC 195 -6-821-1721-493 -3-312990102 -3-59812-4
13Erbil SC 195 -6-821-1621-5104 -2-414119291 -4-47512-7
14Al-Qasim SC 193 -11-520-1622-693 -6-015853100 -5-55817-9
15Amanat Baghdad SC 194 -7-819-1421-7102 -5-311810-292 -2-58611-5
16Al-Karkh SC 192 -11-617-1316-3100 -6-46610-492 -5-211761
17Newroz SC 194 -5-1017-1726-992 -4-310811-3102 -1-77915-6
18Al-Diwaniya SC 184 -3-1115-1429-1593 -2-4111113-291 -1-74316-13
19Al Mina'a SC 191 -11-714-1523-8101 -7-2101010090 -4-54513-8
20Samarra SC 190 -4-154-729-2290 -2-72314-11100 -2-82415-11
2023 AFCCL
Relegation Playoff
Relegation to IRQ2

Fixtures

Sat - 5 Feb 2022
 Al-Diwaniya SC   Al Zawra'a SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
Mon - 7 Feb 2022
 Al-Talaba SC   Al-Shorta SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Sinaah SC   Al Zawra'a SCAl-Sina'a Stadium
 Samarra SC   Naft Al-Wasat SCSamarra Stadium
 Erbil SC   Al Mina'a SCFranso Hariri Stadium
 Naft Al-Basra SC   Al-Karkh SCAl-Faihaa Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC   Al-Najaf SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
 Samarra SC   Zakho SCSulaymaniyah Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC   Al-Quwa Al-JawiyaAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Naft Maysan FC   Al-Naft SCMaysan International Stadium

Results

Sun - 16 Jan 2022
 Al-Shorta SC 21 Al-Diwaniya SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Kahrabaa FC 10 Al Mina'a SCKarbala Stadium
 Amanat Baghdad SC 01 Al-Talaba SCAmanat Baghdad Stadium
 Al-Naft SC 10 Samarra SCAl-Naft Stadium (Basra)
 Zakho SC 00 Naft Maysan FCZakho International Stadium
Sat - 15 Jan 2022
 Naft Al-Wasat SC 41 Al-Qasim SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 11 Al-Sinaah SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Najaf SC 22 Al Zawra'a SCAl-Najaf Stadium
 Al-Karkh SC 00 Erbil SCAl-Karkh Stadium
 Newroz SC 00 Naft Al-Basra SCSulaymaniyah Stadium
Wed - 12 Jan 2022
 Al-Talaba SC 00 Al Mina'a SCAl-Shaab Stadium
Tue - 11 Jan 2022
 Al-Kahrabaa FC 13 Al-Karkh SCKarbala Stadium
 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 22 Al Zawra'a SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Qasim SC 00 Al-Naft SCAl-Kefal Olympic Stadium
 Samarra SC 01 Zakho SCSamarra Stadium
 Al-Diwaniya SC 20 Amanat Baghdad SCAl Diwaniya Stadium
Mon - 10 Jan 2022
 Al-Shorta SC 10 Al-Najaf SCAl-Shaab Stadium
 Al-Sinaah SC 00 Naft Al-Wasat SCAl-Sina'a Stadium
 Naft Maysan FC 41 Naft Al-Basra SCMaysan International Stadium
 Erbil SC 42 Newroz SCDuhok Stadium