1962–63 Iraq Central FA First Division

The 1962–63 Iraq Central FA First Division was the 15th season of the Iraq Central FA League (the top division of football in Baghdad and its neighbouring cities from 1948 to 1973), and the first since its name was changed to First Division.

Iraq Central FA League
Season1962–63
ChampionsMontakhab Al-Shorta
(1st title)
RelegatedAmanat Al-Asima

Seven teams competed in the tournament,[1] which started on 14 November 1962 and ended in June 1963.[2][3] It was played in a single round-robin format with each team playing each other once.[4] Montakhab Al-Shorta won their first league title,[5] clinching the title with a 1–0 win over Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya.[6]

As league champions and runners-up respectively, Montakhab Al-Shorta and Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha played out the 1963 Iraq Central FA Altruism Cup, with Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha winning 1–0.[7]

League tableEdit

The outcomes of Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab's last two matches are not available.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts Qualification
1 Montakhab Al-Shorta 6 4 2 0 ? ? 10 League Champions
2 Al-Firqa Al-Thalitha 6 3 3 0 ? ? 9
3 Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed 6 2 2 2 ? ? 6
4 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 6 2 1 3 ? ? 5
5 Al-Kuliya Al-Askariya 5 1 1 3 ? ? 3
6 Al-Firqa Al-Rabaa 5 1 1 3 ? ? 3
7 Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab 4 1 0 3 ? ? 2

Note: Before the start of the tournament, Amanat Al-Asima withdrew after the resignation of prominent club members and were subsequently relegated.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Iraqi Central League 1962-63
  2. ^ "Around the world in sport". The Iraq Times. 13 June 1963.
  3. ^ "Baghdad IFA Soccer Results". The Iraq Times. 10 April 1963.
  4. ^ "First, Second and Third Divisions soccer table". The Iraq Times. 25 November 1962.
  5. ^ Iraq 1962/63-1972/73
  6. ^ "The Flying Keeper: Hamid Fawzi". Archived from the original on 2002-08-27. Retrieved 2002-08-27.
  7. ^ Al-Sabti, Ali (2018). Iraqi League History 1956-1974. Iraq.
  8. ^ "Sports News in Brief". The Iraq Times. 21 November 1962.

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