2008 Pakistan Premier League
|Relegated||Pakistan Steel F.C.
|AFC President's Cup||WAPDA F.C.|
|Goals scored||487 (2.68 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Muhammad Rasool (KRL F.C.)|
|Biggest home win||PIA F.C. 5–0 PEL F.C.
KRL F.C. 5–0 PTV F.C.
|Biggest away win||PEL F.C. 0–6 HBL F.C.|
|Highest scoring||NBP F.C. 5–4 PIA F.C.|
The 2008 season is the 54th season of Pakistan domestic football and the 5th season of the Pakistan Premier League, and was held from July 22, 2008 to December 6, 2008 under the auspices of Pakistan Football Federation (PFF).
Teams play each other on a home and away basis
The winners will represent Pakistan at the 2009 AFC President's Cup. The bottom two teams will be relegated to the Pakistan Football Federation League. Two teams will be promoted to the PPL.
The matches will be held at 1:00 and 3:00 pm respectively on home and away basis. This time the winning bonus will be Rs 500,000, the runners-up team will receive Rs 300,000 while the third position holder will receive Rs 100,000. All matches are likely to be supervised by neutral referees.
The 2008 season
KPT F.C. lead from the start and up to the midway point remained ahead of KRL, WAPDA and Army, who all made slips up. However, by the final third of the season KPT began to falter, and towards the end of the season it became a three horse race between Army, WAPDA and KRL, just as it has done the past four seasons. The season ended with WAPDA holding on to the title with Army in second over perennial third placers KRL. Pakistan Steel and PTV were both relegated.
WAPDA were given Rs500,000 as champions of Pakistan, while Pakistan Amy and KRL picked up Rs300,000 and Rs200,000 respectively. The Fair Play trophy along with Rs100,000 went to Afghan Club. Player of the season and Rs100,000 went to KRL F.C. defender Samar Ishaq. His team mate Mohammad Rasool was top scorers and received Rs50,000. While Abdul Aziz of WAPDA was goalkeeper of the season and was given Rs50,000. Ali Nawaz Baloch was best match commissioner and Mohammad Rauf Bari was best referee and each took Rs50,000
||Qualification or relegation
|1||WAPDA F.C.||26||15||9||2||46||22||+24||54||2009 AFC President's Cup|
|8||Pakistan International Airlines||26||8||8||10||38||30||+8||32|
|13||Pakistan Steel F.C.||26||6||11||9||27||36||−9||29||Relegation to PFF League|
Updated to games played on 7 December 2008.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
|Pakistan Premier League 2008
Facts and figures
Matches : 182
Outright Decisions : 133
Drawn Games : 49
Goals : 487
Leading Scorers :
Muhammad Rasool (KRL) 22, Arif Mehmood (WAPDA) 19, Shakir Lashari (PIA) 16, Abdul Rehman (KPT) 14, Farooq Shah (NBP) 12, Muhammad Ishtiaq (HBL) 10
Top Scorer : Muhammad Rasool (KRL)
Most Valuable Player : Samar Ishaq (KRL)
Best Goal Keeper : Abdul Aziz (WAPDA)
Fair Play Trophy : Afghan FC, Chaman
Best Match Commissioner : Ali Nawaz Karachi)
Best Referee :Muhammad Rauf Bari (Lahore)
Quickest Strike :
Muhammad Akram (Steel) vs HBL on 24 July at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi …48th seconds
Imran Niazi (WAPDA) vs KESC on 9 Nov at Railway Stadium, Lahore …49th seconds
1. Haji Ahmed Shah (Afghan FC) vs PTV…. 6 August at Chaman's Govt High School Ground .
2. Arif Mehmood (WAPDA) vs NBP….7 August at Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
3. Zeeshan Ali (PIA) vs PEL…8 August at Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
4. Muhammad Rasool (KRL) vs KESC… at 12 August at Peoples Sports Complex, Karachi on 12 August 2008
5. Shakir Lashari (PIA) vs PTV … 14 August at Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
6. Jamil Ahmed (NBP) v PIA …8 October 2008 at Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
7. Arif Mehmood (WAPDA) vs PMC…21 October at Faisalabad's University of Agriculture Ground
8. Muhammad Rasool (KRL) vs PTV …23 October at KRL Stadiumn, Rawalpindi
9. Muhammad Rasool (KRL) vs Afghan …16 November at KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi
10. Arif Mehmood (WAPDA) vs Pak Steel…18 November at Lahore's Railway Stadium.
11. Jadeed Khan (Afghan) vs PTV..22 November at PSB Ground near Hamidi Hall, Islamabad.
Most Goals by teams : KRL, WAPDA 46
Team scoring least goals : PTV 19
Team conceding most goals :PTV 74
Team conceding less goal : Navy 18