2009–10 Lebanese Premier League

The 2009–10 Lebanese Premier League was the 50th season of top-tier football in Lebanon. A total of twelve teams are competing in the league, with Al-Nejmeh the defending champions. The season began on 10 October 2009 and will concluded in May 2010.

Lebanese Premier League
Season2009–10
ChampionsAl Ahed
RelegatedAl-Ahli
Hekmeh FC
AFC CupAl-Ahed
Al-Ansar SC
UAFA CupAl Nejmeh
Top goalscorerSenegal Makhete Diop (23)

TeamsEdit

League size was increased from eleven to twelve teams for this season. Salam Zgharta were relegated to the second level of Lebanese football after ending the 2008–09 season in last place. Promoted from the second level were Al Islah Bourg Shamaly and Al-Ahli Saida.

Stadia and locationsEdit

 
 
Beirut
 
Tyre
 
Sidon
Locations of teams in the 2009–10 Lebanese Premier League
Club Location Stadium
Al Ahed Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium
Al-Ahli Sidon Saida International Stadium
Al-Ansar Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium
Al-Hikma Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium
Al Islah Tyre Sour Stadium
Al-Mabarrah Beirut Mabarra Stadium
Al-Nejmeh Beirut Rafic El-Hariri Stadium
Al-Tadamon Tyre Sour Stadium
Racing Beirut Fouad Shehab Stadium
Safa Beirut Safa Stadium
Shabab Al-Sahel Beirut Beirut Municipal Stadium
Shabab Al-Ghazieh Sidon Saida International Stadium

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Replaced by
Al Nejmeh   Emile Rustom Resigned[1]   Abdel Aziz Al Shafi

Final league tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al Ahed 22 17 5 0 49 11 +38 56 2011 AFC Cup qualification
2 Al Nejmeh 22 14 3 5 48 21 +27 45
3 Safa 22 13 6 3 42 20 +22 45
4 Al Ansar 22 12 8 2 33 14 +19 44 2011 AFC Cup qualification[a]
5 Racing Beirut 22 7 8 7 21 21 0 29
6 Al-Mabarrah 22 8 5 9 33 37 −4 29
7 Shabab Al-Sahel 22 6 7 9 20 35 −15 25
8 Al-Tadamon Tyre 22 7 3 12 21 28 −7 24
9 Al Islah Bourg Shamaly 22 5 5 12 23 37 −14 20
10 Shabab Al-Ghazieh 22 4 6 12 20 37 −17 18
11 Al-Ahli Sidon (R) 22 4 5 13 12 34 −22 17 Relegated to Lebanese Second Division
12 Hekmeh FC (R) 22 2 5 15 18 45 −27 11
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2010. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:


 2009–10 Lebanese Premier League Winners 
Al Ahed
2nd title

Fixtures and resultsEdit

Home \ Away AHD AAS ANS HEK AMB NJM TAD RCB SFA IBS SAG SAS
Al Ahed 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 4–0 1–1 7–1
Al-Ahli Sidon 1–3 0–3 1–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1
Al Ansar 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 5–1 3–3 2–0
Al-Hikma 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–3 0–5 0–1 0–0 0–4 1–2 1–0 0–1
Al-Mabarrah 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–2 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–0
Al Nejmeh 2–2 4–0 0–1 5–1 4–0 5–1 1–0 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–0
Al-Tadamon Tyre 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–2 1–2 0–1 0–0 1–2 3–0 2–0
Racing Beirut 0–0 1–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 2–1 3–1 0–0
Safa 0–3 5–0 1–1 4–4 5–1 3–3 3–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
Al Islah Bourg Shamaly 0–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 3–2 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–3 0–1
Shabab Al-Ghazieh 0–3 1–1 0–3 1–0 1–2 0–3 2–1 1–2 0–1 1–1 1–1
Shabab Al-Sahel 0–4 1–1 0–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 4–2 0–2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 May 2010. Source: [2]
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

ReferencesEdit