2001–02 Iraqi Elite League

The 2001–02 Iraqi Elite League kicked off on 22 September 2001 and ended on 17 May 2002. Al-Talaba won their fifth league title, finishing six points ahead of Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya and eleven ahead of Al-Shorta. They also won the Iraq FA Cup that season to complete the double, but lost the final of the Iraqi Elite Cup to Al-Shorta.[1][2]

Iraqi Premier League
Season2001–02
ChampionsAl-Talaba
(5th title)
RelegatedAl-Ramadi
Al-Diwaniya
Al-Kadhimiya
AFC Champions LeagueAl-Talaba
Top goalscorerHashim Ridha
(32 goals)

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al-Talaba (C) 38 29 4 5 89 18 +71 91 2002–03 AFC Champions League group stage[a]
2 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 38 26 7 5 86 29 +57 85
3 Al-Shorta 38 24 8 6 86 36 +50 80
4 Al-Zawraa 38 22 8 8 70 30 +40 74
5 Al-Najaf 38 22 8 8 59 25 +34 74
6 Erbil 38 20 12 6 61 32 +29 72
7 Duhok 38 19 13 6 61 38 +23 70
8 Al-Karkh 38 15 9 14 52 42 +10 54
9 Al-Difaa Al-Jawi 38 13 11 14 51 51 0 50
10 Al-Minaa 38 13 10 15 39 45 −6 49
11 Al-Jaish 38 13 9 16 47 60 −13 48
12 Al-Samawa 38 11 9 18 27 46 −19 42
13 Al-Naft 38 9 10 19 35 53 −18 37
14 Samarra 38 7 14 17 37 65 −28 35
15 Al-Nasiriya 38 8 11 19 34 76 −42 35
16 Al-Sinaa 38 6 14 18 29 53 −24 32
17 Kirkuk 38 7 11 20 27 60 −33 32
18 Al-Kadhimiya (R) 38 6 12 20 29 64 −35 30 Relegation to the Iraq Division One
19 Al-Ramadi (R) 38 8 4 26 26 73 −47 28
20 Al-Diwaniya (R) 38 6 8 24 31 80 −49 26
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive
(C) Champion; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Al-Zawraa had earned continental qualification by winning the previous season's league title, so with Iraq being given two slots for the AFC Champions League, Al-Zawraa were admitted to the qualifying round and Al-Talaba (who also won the Iraq FA Cup) entered the group stage.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away DIF DIW JSH KAD KAR MIN NFT NJF NAS QWJ RAM SMA SHR SIN TLB ZWR DUH ERB KIR SMR
Al-Difaa Al-Jawi 5–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–2 1–0 4–1 1–2 3–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Al-Diwaniya 2–1 3–1 3–1 2–5 0–0 1–0 0–4 2–2 0–0 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–4 0–0 2–2 0–1 0–1 2–0
Al-Jaish 2–1 4–0 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–1 0–2 3–3 4–2 0–3 2–1 2–4 0–2 0–0 3–1
Al-Kadhimiya 0–3 1–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 0–6 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 0–0 1–2 1–2 0–7 1–1 1–1
Al-Karkh 1–0 3–1 1–0 3–0 4–1 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–3 0–1 0–0 3–0 4–2
Al-Minaa 3–0 2–1 0–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–0
Al-Naft 0–1 3–2 0–1 0–0 1–5 1–0 0–1 5–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–4 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–1 2–1
Al-Najaf 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 5–0 1–0 3–1
Al-Nasiriya 3–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–1 1–3 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–3 0–1 1–1 3–1 1–1
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 3–0 6–1 3–1 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–1 3–0 6–0 6–2 4–1 2–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 3–0 1–0 7–1 1–0
Al-Ramadi 1–2 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–1 1–5 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 0–4 0–4 3–0 1–2
Al-Samawa 1–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 0–0 0–1 2–2 0–1 2–0 1–2 1–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–1 1–0 2–1 1–0
Al-Shorta 0–0 8–1 4–1 3–1 2–0 1–2 4–2 0–2 5–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–5 2–1 1–2 4–0 7–0
Al-Sinaa 1–5 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–1 2–2 1–1 0–3 0–0 1–1 4–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–0 2–0 0–1 1–2 0–1
Al-Talaba 1–2 3–0 3–2 0–1 1–0 4–0 3–0 2–1 6–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 3–1 5–0 2–0 6–0 2–1 8–0 3–0
Al-Zawraa 3–0 3–0 6–0 2–0 5–2 1–0 1–2 1–2 1–2 1–0 6–0 6–0 0–0 1–2 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–0 4–1
Duhok 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–1 0–0 2–1 1–0 1–1 3–0 0–0 0–0 3–0 3–1 0–0
Erbil 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–2 4–2 2–1 2–2 5–1 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0 2–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 0–0 4–2
Kirkuk 0–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 2–2 0–3 0–0 0–2 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–1
Samarra 4–3 1–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 0–0 0–3 0–1 3–3 0–1 1–1
Source: Ali Al-Sabti Archive
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top goalscorersEdit

Pos Scorer Goals Team
1 Hashim Ridha 32 Al-Shorta
2 Hussein Abdullah 29 Duhok
3 Ahmed Khudhair 23 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
4 Nasser Tallaa 21 Al-Minaa
5 Haidar Ayed 20 Al-Nasiriya

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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