Botola

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The Botola Pro (Arabic: البطولة الاحترافية‎, romanizedal-buṭūla l-iḥtirāfiyya), is a Moroccan professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the Moroccan football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. Contested by 16 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Football League. It is regarded as one of the best football leagues in the world, the world's 17th strongest national football league in the world (2020) according to IFFHS as well as the best national football league in Africa.

Botola
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Founded1956
CountryMorocco
ConfederationCAF
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toBotola 2
Domestic cup(s)Coupe du Trône
International cup(s)Champions League
Confederation Cup
Current championsRaja Casablanca (12th title)
(2019–20)
Most championshipsWydad Casablanca (20)
TV partnersAl Aoula, Arryadiya
Current: 2020–21 Botola

From 2015 to 2019, the league was called Botola Maroc Telecom for sponsorship reasons.

The Botola Pro is a corporation in which the 16 member clubs act as shareholders, Seasons run from August to May, with teams playing 30 matches each (playing each team in the league twice, home and away) totalling 214 matches in the season. Most games are played in the afternoons of Saturdays and Sundays, the other games during weekday evenings. It is sponsored by Inwi[1] and thus known as the Botola Pro Inwi.

The competition formed as the FRFM on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Botola Pro to break away from the UNAF, which had been founded in 1911, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. This deal is worth 55 million MAD a year domestically as of 2015–16, with Arryadia securing the domestic rights to broadcast games respectively. The league generates 123 million MAD per year in domestic and international television rights.

The Botola Pro is the most-watched football league in Africa, broadcasts in 153 territories to 54 million homes and a potential TV audience of 2 billion people. In the 2010–11 season, the average Botola Pro match attendance was 25,363, the highest of any professional football league in Africa, and stadium occupancy was 92% capacity. The Botola Pro ranked first in the CAF 5-Year Ranking of leagues based on performances in African competitions over the last five years.

The current champions are Raja Club Athletic, who won the title in 2019–20. [2]

HistoryEdit

 
Botola trophy

The first edition of the Moroccan Football League under the Royal Moroccan Football Federation took place in 1956–57, soon after Morocco became an independent country.

CompetitionEdit

Each year 16 teams compete for the championship. The two lowest-placed teams are relegated to Botola Elite 2 and the top two teams from Botola Elite 2 are promoted in their place to Botola Pro.

Champion and runner-up participate in the African Champions League. The third-place team and Coupe du Trône winner qualify to participate in the African Confederation Cup.

SponsorshipEdit

Since 2000, Maroc Telecom has been the official sponsor of the Botola for a 15 million dirham per year contract.

Broadcasting rightsEdit

In September 2007, the SNRT Group (Al Aoula, 2M TV and Arryadia) paid 225 million dirhams for the rights to broadcast the following three seasons of the Botola.[3]

Throughout the week, every game played in the Botola is broadcast live by at least one TV channel.

BeIN Sports network also broadcasts a few matches every week.

ClubsEdit

The most popular Moroccan clubs are Wydad Casablanca, AS FAR, and Raja Casablanca. Other historically established sides include CODM Meknes, KAC Kenitra, Maghreb Fès, Moghreb Tétouan, Fath Rabat, and Kawkab Marrakech.

StadiumsEdit

Current stadiumsEdit

Casablanca Rabat Agadir Tanger
Stade Mohamed V Stade Moulay Abdellah Stade Adrar Stade de Tanger
Capacity: 67,000 Capacity: 53,000 Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 45,000
       |
Fes Oujda El Jadida Tétouan
Fez Stadium Honneur Stadium Stade El Abdi Stade Saniat Rmel
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000
       
Safi Berkane Rabat Berrechid
Stade El Massira Stade Municipal de Berkane Stade Moulay Hassan Stade Municipal de Berrechid
Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 15,000 Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 10,000
     

Other stadiumsEdit

Marrakech El Aaiún Meknes Kénitra
Stade de Marrakech Stade Cheikh Laaghdef Stade d'Honneur Stade Municipal de Kénitra
Capacity: 45,000 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 15,000
   
Al Hoceima Khouribga
Stade Mimoun Al Arsi Complexe OCP
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 10,000
 

List of championsEdit

Season Champion Runner-up
1956–57 Wydad Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1957–58 Kawkab Marrakech Wydad Casablanca
1958–59 Étoile de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1959–60 KAC Kenitra AS FAR
1960–61 AS FAR Maghreb Fez
1961–62 AS FAR Racing de Casablanca
1962–63 AS FAR Kawkab Marrakech
1963–64 AS FAR Stade Marocain
1964–65 Maghreb Fez Racing de Casablanca
1965–66 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1966–67 AS FAR Renaissance de Settat
1967–68 AS FAR Renaissance de Settat
1968–69 Wydad Casablanca Maghreb Fez
1969–70 AS FAR Union Sidi Kacem
1970–71 Renaissance de Settat AS FAR
1971–72 Racing de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1972–73 KAC Kenitra FUS Rabat
1973–74 Raja de Beni Mellal Raja Casablanca
1974–75 Mouloudia Oujda Maghreb Fez
1975–76 Wydad Casablanca Difaa El Jadida
1976–77 Wydad Casablanca Mouloudia Oujda
1977–78 Wydad Casablanca Maghreb Fez
1978–79 Maghreb Fez KAC Kenitra
1979–80 Chabab Mohammédia Wydad Casablanca
1980–81 KAC Kenitra FUS Rabat
1981–82 KAC Kenitra Wydad Casablanca
1982–83 Maghreb Fez Renaissance de Berkane
1983–84 AS FAR Olympique Khouribga
1984–85 Maghreb Fez KAC Kenitra
1985–86 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1986–87 AS FAR Kawkab Marrakech
1987–88 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1988–89 AS FAR Maghreb Fez
1989–90 Wydad Casablanca IR Tanger
1990–91 Wydad Casablanca AS FAR
1991–92 Kawkab Marrakech Raja Casablanca
1992–93 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
1993–94 Olympique de Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1994–95 CODM de Meknès Olympique de Casablanca
1995–96 Raja Casablanca Olympique Khouribga
1996–97 Raja Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
1997–98 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1998–99 Raja Casablanca Kawkab Marrakech
1999–00 Raja Casablanca Wydad Casablanca
2000–01 Raja Casablanca FUS Rabat
2001–02 Hassania Agadir Wydad Casablanca
2002–03 Hassania Agadir Raja Casablanca
2003–04 Raja Casablanca AS FAR
2004–05 AS FAR Raja Casablanca
2005–06 Wydad Casablanca AS FAR
2006–07 Olympique Khouribga AS FAR
2007–08 AS FAR IZK Khemisset
2008–09 Raja Casablanca Difaa El Jadida
2009–10 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
2010–11 Raja Casablanca Maghreb Fez
2011–12 Moghreb Tétouan FUS Rabat
2012–13 Raja Casablanca AS FAR
2013–14 Moghreb Tétouan Raja Casablanca
2014–15 Wydad Casablanca Olympique Khouribga
2015–16 FUS Rabat Wydad Casablanca
2016–17 Wydad Casablanca Difaa El Jadida
2017–18 IR Tanger Wydad Casablanca
2018–19 Wydad Casablanca Raja Casablanca
2019–20 Raja Casablanca Wydad Casablanca

PerformancesEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Seasons
Wydad Casablanca⭐⭐
20
12
[1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1954–55,] 1956–57, 1965–66, 1968–69, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2018–19
AS FAR
12
7
1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1969–70, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 2004–05, 2007–08
Raja Casablanca
12
10
1987–88, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2019-20
Maghreb Fez
4
7
1964–65, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1984–85
KAC Kenitra
4
2
1959–60, 1972–73, 1980–81, 1981–82
Kawkab Marrakech
2
6
1957–58, 1991–92
Moghreb Tétouan
2
2011–12, 2013–14
Hassania Agadir
2
1
2001–02, 2002–03
FUS Rabat
1
5
2015–16
Olympique Khouribga
1
3
2006–07
Racing de Casablanca
1
2
1971–72
Renaissance de Settat
1
2
1970–71
IR Tanger
1
1
2017–18
Olympique de Casablanca
1
1
1993–94
Mouloudia Oujda
1
1
1974–75
CODM de Meknès
1
1994–95
Chabab Mohammédia
1
1979–80
Raja de Beni Mellal
1
1973–74
Étoile de Casablanca
1
1958–59

Performance comparison since 2011Edit

Performance comparison of top teams since 2011.

Teams 11–12 12–13 13–14 14–15 15–16 16–17 17–18 18–19 19–20
WAC 3 4 6 1 2 1[a] 2 1[b] 2
RCA 4 1 2 8 5 3[c] 6 2[d] 1
FUS 2 6 3 5 1[e] 7 4 9 4
MAT 1 5 1 4 6 12 11 13 7
DHJ 5 9 5 7 13 2 5 8 11
IRT - - - - 3 5 1 5 14
MAS 6 3 14 10 16[f] - - - -
FAR 7 2 7 11 4 6 8 14 6
HUSA 12 10 8 6 8 8 3 3 8
RSB - 7 9 9 7 4 9 7 3
  League champions
  Champions League
  Confederation Cup
  Arab Championship
  Relegation
  1. ^ Participated also in the Arab Championship.
  2. ^ Participated also in the Arab Championship.
  3. ^ Participated also in the Arab Championship.
  4. ^ Participated also in the Arab Championship.
  5. ^ Participated also in the Arab Championship.
  6. ^ Despite relegation, MAS qualified for the Confederation Cup as Throne Cup winners.

All-time Botola Pro table (since 2011)Edit

The all-time Botola Pro table is an overall record of all match results, points, and goals of every team that has played in Botola Pro since its new format inception in 2011. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2019–20 season. Teams in bold are part of the 2020–21 Botola season.

All-time Botola Pro table
Pos Team S Pts GP W D L GF GA GD 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th T Debut Since/
Last App
Best
1 Wydad AC 9 492 270 135 87 48 381 217 +164 3 3 1 1 8 2011–12 2011–12 1
2 Raja CA 9 477 270 131 84 55 401 236 +165 2 2 1 1 1 7 2011–12 2011–12 1
3 Fath US 9 425 270 111 92 67 298 226 +72 1 1 1 2 1 6 2011–12 2011–12 1
4 MA Tétouan 9 397 270 104 85 81 300 269 +31 2 1 1 4 2011–12 2011–12 1
5 AS FAR 9 388 270 97 97 76 321 277 +44 1 1 2 2011–12 2011–12 2
6 DH Jadida 9 383 270 95 97 78 295 247 +48 1 3 4 2011–12 2011–12 2
7 HUS Agadir 9 356[a] 270 88 94 88 304 314 −10 2 2 2011–12 2011–12 3
8 RS Berkane 8 342 240 80 102 58 238 203 +35 1 1 2 2012–13 2012–13 3
9 OC Safi 9 329 270 78 95 97 260 315 −55 1 1 2011–12 2011–12 4
10 OC Khouribga 9 319[b] 270 79 84 107 262 319 −57 1 1 2011–12 2019–20 2
11 CR Al Hoceima 8 265[c] 240 64 72 104 215 295 −80 2011–12 2018–19 8
12 KAC Marrakech 6 220 180 55 55 70 183 204 −21 1 1 2 2013–14 2018–19 3
13 IR Tanger 5 219 150 56 51 43 150 137 +13 1 1 2 4 2015–16 2015–16 1
14 Maghreb AS 5 185 150 41 62 47 156 155 +1 1 1 2011–12 2015–16 3
15 Kenitra AC 6 185 180 41 62 77 151 222 −71 2011–12 2016–17 11
16 MC Oujda 3 112 90 27 31 32 92 107 −15 1 1 2015–16 2018–19 5
17 RC Oued Zem 3 110 90 26 32 32 85 92 −7 2017–18 2017–18 9
18 CA Khénifra 3 95 90 21 32 37 78 102 −24 2014–15 2017–18 10
19 WA Fes 3 89 90 19 32 39 77 112 −35 2011–12 2013–14 11
20 CAY Berrechid 2 75 60 20 15 25 69 81 −12 2018–19 2018–19 6
21 COD Meknès 2 60[d] 60 15 16 29 44 66 −22 2011–12 2012–13 10
22 IZ Khemisset 2 51 60 10 21 29 38 72 −34 2011–12 2014–15 16
23 R Beni Mellal 2 36 60 5 21 34 35 84 −49 2012–13 2019–20 16
24 RCA Zemamra 1 34 30 8 10 12 40 41 −1 2019–20 2019–20 12
25 AS Sale 1 29 30 6 11 13 25 33 −8 2013–14 2013–14 15
26 JS Massira 1 28 30 7 7 16 24 42 −18 2011–12 2011–12 15
27 JS Kasbah Tadla 1 28 30 7 7 16 25 47 −22 2016–17 2016–17 15
28 Racing AC 1 17 30 3 8 19 22 54 −32 2017–18 2017–18 16
29 SCC Mohammédia
League or status for 201920 season
2020–21 Botola
2020–21 Botola 2
2020-21 Amateur National Championship
  1. ^ HUSA deducted 2 points due to the involvement of 4 foreign players against CRA in 2011/12 Season
  2. ^ OCK deducted 2 points because of two matches being awarded against them in 2013/14 season
  3. ^ 2 points were added to CRA in 2011/12 season because of HUSA's inclusion of 4 foreign players against them. And in 2013/14 season 1 point deducted because of one match being awarded against them
  4. ^ CODM deducted 1 point after the masses rioted in front of MAS 2011/12 season

Top scorersEdit

Season Player Team Goals
1956-57   Abdelkarim Zidani KAC Marrakech 18
1957-58   Mohamed Chtaini Fejjar Difaâ El Jadida 22
1958-59   Mohamed Khalfi Wydad Casablanca 21
1959-60   Moussa Hanoune Raja Casablanca 22
1960-61   Harchaoui Étoile de Casablanca 19
1961-62   M'jidou
  Abdelkarim Zidani
  Harchaoui
Chabab Mohammédia
KAC Marrakech
Étoile de Casablanca
13
1962-63   Kébir Mezzour FUS Rabat 17
1963-64   Robert Traba Chabab Mohammédia 13
1964-65   Fettah Filali FUS Rabat 16
1965-66   Hmida Azzaoui Mouloudia d'Oujda 14
1966-67   Houmane Jarir
  Abdelatif Chiadmi
Raja CA
Difaâ El Jadida
18
1967–68   Hassan Chicha Difaa El Jadida 19
1968–69   Ahmed Faras Chabab Mohammédia 16
1969–70   Abdallah Bendriss Union Sidi Kacem 17
1970–71   Abdallah Bendriss Union Sidi Kacem 19
1971–72   Miloud Ouazir Difaâ El Jadida 18
1972–73   Ahmed Faras Chabab Mohammédia 16
1973–74   Abdelhay
  Ahmed
AS Salé
TAS Casablanca
11
1974–75   Hassan Chicha Difaa El Jadida 12
1975–76   Hassan Amcharrat Chabab Mohammédia 17
1976–77   Mohamed Boussati KAC Kenitra 17
1977–78   Mustapha Chahid Wydad Casablanca 16
1978–79   Achibat Renaissance Berkane 17
1979–80   Idriss Ouadich AS FAR 15
1980–81   Mohamed Boussati KAC Kenitra 17
1981–82   Mohamed Boussati KAC Kenitra 25
1982–83   Abdeslam Laghrissi AS FAR 14
1983–84   Mjidou
  Alaeddine Tmimi
Wydad Casablanca
Mouloudia d'Oujda
11
1984–85   Hmida Boushaba Renaissance Berkane 13
1985–86   Hassan Nader
  Mohammed Chaouch
Wydad Casablanca
Kawkab Marrakech
13
1986–87   Abderrazak Khairi
  Hassan Nader
AS FAR
Wydad Casablanca
12
1987–88   Lahcen Anaflous AS FAR 17
1988–89   Hassan Nader Wydad Casablanca 18
1989–90   Abdeslam Laghrissi AS FAR 22
1990–91   Lahcen Anaflous AS FAR 15
1991–92   Lahcen Anaflous AS FAR 11
1992–93   Youssef Fertout Wydad Casablanca 18
1993–94   Ahmed Bahja Kawkab Marrakech 14
1994–95   Abdeslam Laghrissi AS FAR 15
1995–96   Soufir Jeunesse El Massira 16
1996–97   Anane AS Salé 17
1997–98   Rachid Rokki Chabab Mohammédia 15
1998–99   Abdelaziz Zouine Olympique Khouribga 16
1999–00   Mustapha Bidoudane FUS Rabat 17
2000–01   Samir Sarsar Kawkab Marrakech 12
2001–02   Omar Zaouit Tihad Sportif Casablanca 14
2002–03   Mustapha Bidoudane Raja Casablanca 14
2003–04   Mustapha Bidoudane Raja Casablanca 13
2004–05   Mohamed Armoumen AS FAR 12
2005–06   Mamadou Ba Camara Olympique Khouribga 9
2006–07   Jawad Ouaddouch AS FAR 12
2007–08   Abderrazak Lamnasfi AS FAR 13
2008–09   Mustapha Allaoui AS FAR 14
2009–10   Omar Hassi Widad Fez 12
2010–11   Jawad Ouaddouch AS FAR 11
2011–12   Karl Max Barthelemy Difaa El Jadida 17
2012–13   Abderazak Hamdallah Olympic Safi 15
2013–14   Zouhaur Naim
  Zoumana Kone
Moghreb Tétouan
Hassania Agadir
11
2014–15   Malick Evouna Wydad Casablanca 16
2015–16   Mahdi Naghmi AS FAR 12 [4]
2016–17   William Jebor Wydad Casablanca 19
2017–18   Mouhssine Iajour Raja Casablanca 17
2018-19   Mouhssine Iajour
  Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba
Raja Casablanca
RS Berkane
19
2019-20   Brahim El Bahraoui Rapide Oued Zem 16

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Inwi nouveau sponsor de la Botola Pro".
  2. ^ "LE FUS DE RABAT CHAMPION POUR LA PREMIÈRE FOIS".
  3. ^ La SNRT décroche les droits TV du GNF Archived July 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine www.lavieeco.com
  4. ^ "Mehdi Naghmi meilleur buteur".

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