1974–75 Iraqi National League

The 1974–75 Iraqi National League of Clubs was the first edition of the competition since the Iraq Football Association (IFA) founded it as the country's first nationwide league of clubs, replacing the Iraqi National League (Institutions) that had been established one year prior. Al-Tayaran (now known as Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya) won the title.[1][2]

Iraqi Premier League
Season1974–75
ChampionsAl-Tayaran
(1st title)
RelegatedAl-Rafidain
Top goalscorerThamer Yousif
(12 goals)

Changes from previous seasonEdit

Iraq's 16 top division teams were reduced to 10 clubs (names highlighted in bold) for the 1974–75 season.

# Team Region 1973–74 pos Changes
1 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Baghdad 1st Renamed to Al-Tayaran
2 Aliyat Al-Shorta Baghdad 2nd Replaced by Al-Shorta as a single club in Baghdad
Shorta Al-Najda Baghdad 8th
Shorta Erbil Erbil 14th
Kuliya Al-Shorta Baghdad Promoted
3 Al-Minaa Basra 3rd Merged to form Al-Muwasalat
Al-Bareed Baghdad 9th
4 Quwat Al-Nasr Baghdad 4th Replaced by Al-Jaish as a single club in Baghdad
Quwat Salahaddin Habbaniya 6th
Al-Quwa Al-Bahriya Basra Promoted
5 Al-Kahrabaa Baghdad 5th Renamed to Al-Sinaa
6 Al-Sikak Al-Hadeed Baghdad 7th Renamed to Al-Naqil
7 Al-Samawa Samawa 10th No change
8 Babil Hilla 13th No change
9 Al-Rafidain Diwaniya 15th No change
10 Esalet Al-Mai Baghdad Promoted Merged with Maslahat Naqil Al-Rukab to form Al-Baladiyat

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Tayaran 18 13 4 1 36 11 +25 30 League Champions
2 Al-Naqil 18 13 3 2 47 11 +36 29 Disbanded
3 Al-Muwasalat 18 12 3 3 29 13 +16 27
4 Al-Sinaa 18 10 5 3 36 16 +20 25
5 Al-Shorta 18 8 3 7 29 33 −4 19
6 Al-Samawa 18 5 6 7 22 23 −1 16
7 Al-Baladiyat 18 5 5 8 15 27 −12 15
8 Al-Jaish 18 3 4 11 13 30 −17 10
9 Babil 18 2 2 14 9 38 −29 6
10 Al-Rafidain 18 0 3 15 7 41 −34 3 Relegated to Iraq Division One
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BLD JSH MUW NAQ RFD SMW SHR SIN TAY BBL
Al-Baladiyat 0–0 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 0–0 1–1 0–1 2–0
Al-Jaish 4–0 1–2 0–2 0–0 1–1 1–4 0–2 0–3 1–0
Al-Muwasalat 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 0–0 3–0 2–2 1–0 1–0
Al-Naqil 1–0 4–1 3–0 1–0 3–2 11–0 0–0 1–1 1–0
Al-Rafidain 0–1 0–0 0–1 1–7 1–2 0–5 1–2 0–3 0–1
Al-Samawa 3–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–0 2–4 1–2 0–0
Al-Shorta 1–2 3–1 3–2 1–2 2–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–2
Al-Sinaa 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 4–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 2–1
Al-Tayaran 2–2 4–0 2–1 2–1 3–0 3–2 1–0 1–1 3–0
Babil 1–2 0–3 0–1 0–5 2–1 1–2 1–3 0–6 0–3
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1
Thamer Yousif
12
Al-Naqil
2
Kadhim Waal
9
Al-Muwasalat

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Al-Sabti, Ali (2014). Iraqi League History 1974-2011. Iraq.
  2. ^ Al-Munshi, Dr.Dhia (2005). Iraqi Football Encyclopedia: Chico.. Jamoli… and football in Iraq. Citadel Printing & Design, Al-Saadoun, Baghdad.

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