2008–09 Pakistan Premier League

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).

Pakistan Premier League
Season2008–09
ChampionsWAPDA
3rd Pakistan Premier League title
7th Pakistani title
RelegatedPakistan Steel
Pakistan Television
AFC President's CupWAPDA
Matches played182
Goals scored487 (2.68 per match)
Top goalscorerMuhammad Rasool (22 goals)
Biggest home winPakistan Airlines 5–0 Pak Elektron
(8 August 2008)
Khan Research Laboratories 5–0 Pakistan Television
(23 October 2008)
Biggest away winPak Elektron 0–6 Habib Bank
(23 November 2008)
Highest scoringNational Bank 5–4 Pakistan Airlines
(8 October 2008)
Longest winning run8 games
WAPDA
Longest unbeaten run17 games
WAPDA
Longest winless run15 games
Pakistan Television
Longest losing run15 games
Pakistan Television

Promotion and relegationEdit

Teams promoted from 2007–08 Football Federation League

Teams relegated from 2008–09 Football Federation League

TeamsEdit

Stadia and locationsEdit

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Afghan Chaman Chaman Jamal Nasir Stadiium 12,000
Habib Bank Karachi People's Football Stadium 40,000
Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Karachi People's Football Stadium 40,000
Karachi Port Trust Karachi Karachi Port Trust Football Stadium 6,000
Khan Research Laboratories Rawalpindi (Kahuta) KRL Ground 8,000
National Bank Karachi Karachi Port Trust Football Stadium 6,000
Pak Elektron Lahore Punjab Stadium 10,000
Pakistan Army Rawalpindi Army Stadium 7,000
Pakistan Navy Islamabad PNS Karsaz Stadium 5,000
Pakistan Airlines Karachi Korangi Baloch Stadium 5,000
Pakistan Steel Karachi (Steel Town) Korangi Baloch Stadium 5,000
Pakistan Television Islamabad Jinnah Sports Stadium 48,200
PMC Club Athletico Faisalabad Faisalabad Railways Ground 10,000
WAPDA Lahore Punjab Stadium 10,000

FormatEdit

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 seasonEdit

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 teammate 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

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 WAPDA (C) 26 15 9 2 46 22 +24 54 Qualification to 2009 AFC President's Cup
2 Pakistan Army 26 14 8 4 40 21 +19 50
3 Khan Research Laboratories 26 13 8 5 46 24 +22 47
4 Karachi Port Trust 26 13 6 7 39 32 +7 45
5 Pakistan Navy 26 11 8 7 30 18 +12 41
6 National Bank 26 9 8 9 45 42 +3 35
7 PMC Club Athletico Faisalabad 26 10 5 11 33 38 −5 35
8 Pakistan Airlines 26 8 8 10 38 30 +8 32
9 Habib Bank 26 9 5 12 34 31 +3 32
10 Afghan Chaman 26 8 7 11 33 39 −6 31
11 Pak Elektron 26 8 7 11 25 40 −15 31
12 Karachi Electric Supply Corporation 26 8 6 12 32 40 −8 30
13 Pakistan Steel 26 6 11 9 27 36 −9 29 Relegation to 2009-10 PFF League
14 Pakistan Television 26 1 2 23 19 74 −55 5
Source: RSSSF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) Champion

Season statisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

  • Fastest goal in a match: 48 seconds [1]
    • Imran Niazi for WAPDA against KESC (9 November 2009)[1]
    • Muhammad Akram for Pakistan Steel against HBL (24 July 2009)[1]

Top scorerEdit

Rank Scorer[1] Club Goals
1 Muhammad Rasool Khan Research Laboratories 22
2 Arif Mehmood WAPDA 19
3 Shakir Lashari Pakistan Airlines 16
4 Abdul Rehman Karachi Port Trust 14
5 Farooq Shah National Bank 12
6 Muhammad Ishtiaq Habib Bank 10

Hat-tricksEdit

Player[1] For Against Date Stadium
Haji Ahmed Shah Afghan Chaman Pakistan Television 6 August 2008 Government High School Stadium, Chaman
Arif Mehmood WAPDA National Bank 7 August 2008 Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
Zeeshan Ali Pakistan Airlines Pak Elektron 8 August 2008 Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
Muhammad Rasool Khan Research Laboratories Karachi Electric Supply Corporation 12 August 2008 People's Football Stadium, Karachi
Shakir Lashari Pakistan Airlines Pakistan Television 14 August 2008 Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
Jamil Ahmed National Bank Pakistan Airlines 8 October 2008 Korangi Baloch Stadium, Karachi
Arif Mehmood WAPDA Athletico Faisalabad 21 October 2008 Railways Ground, Faisalabad
Muhammad Rasool Khan Research Laboratories Pakistan Television 23 October 2008 KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi
Muhammad Rasool Khan Research Laboratories Afghan Chaman 16 November 2008 KRL Stadium, Rawalpindi
Arif Mehmood WAPDA Pakistan Steel 18 November 2008 Punjab Stadium, Lahore
Jadeed Khan Afghan Chaman Pakistan Television 22 November 2008 PSB Ground, Islamabad

AwardsEdit

Teams & playersEdit

Award Player Club
Top Scorer Muhammad Rasool KRL
Most Valuable Player Samar Ishaq KRL
Best Goalkeeper Abdul Aziz WAPDA
Fair Play Afghan Chaman

RefereeEdit

Award Referee Association
Best Match Commissioner Ali Nawaz Karachi
Best Referee Muhammad Rauf Bari Lahore

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Ali Wahidi, Syed Akber (July 16, 2009). "Pakistan 2008/09 (National Tournaments)". rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved May 13, 2019.

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