2012–13 Kuwaiti Premier League

The 2012–13 Kuwaiti Premier League season is the 51st since the league's establishment. The season starts on 14 September 2012 and ends on the 19 April 2013. Kuwait SC won the league title for the 11th time. Kuwait SC has the longest unbeaten record for 21 games. Rogério and Issam Jemâa won the top goal scorers of the season with 11 goal each.

Kuwaiti Premier League
Season2012–13
ChampionsAl Kuwait
RelegatedKazma Sporting Club
AFC CupAl Kuwait
Qadsia
Matches played84
Goals scored211 (2.51 per match)
Top goalscorerRogério
Issam Jemâa
(11 goals)
Biggest home winQadsia SC 7–1 Al Salibikhaet
(14 February 2013)
Biggest away winAl Salibikhaet 1–5 Al Kuwait
(9 November 2012)
Highest scoringQadsia SC 7–1 Al Salibikhaet
(14 February 2013)
Longest winning run5 games
Al Kuwait
Longest unbeaten run21 games
Al Kuwait
Longest winless run9 games
Al Jahra
Longest losing run5 games
Al Jahra

TeamsEdit

Al Shabab were relegated to the Kuwaiti Division One league after finishing bottom in the 2011–12 season. They were replaced by Al Salibikhaet, back in the top flight for the first time since relegation in the 2009–10 campaign.

 
 
Al Asimah
 
Hawalli
 
Al Jahra
 
Al Farwaniyah
Locations of teams in the 2012–13 Kuwaiti Premier League
Club Governorate, City Stadium Capacity
Al Arabi Al Asimah, Al Mansouriah Sabah Al Salem Stadium 28.000
Al Jahra Al Jahra Mubarak Al Ayyar Stadium 17.000
Al Kuwait Al Asimah, Keifan Al Kuwait Sports Club Stadium 18.500
Al Naser Al Farwaniyah, Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah Stadium 10.000
Al Salmiya Hawalli, Salmiya Thamir Stadium 16.105
Al Salibikhaet Al Asimah, Sulaibikhat Al Salibikhaet Stadium 7.000
Kazma Sporting Club Al Asimah, Adiliya Al-Sadaqua Walsalam Stadium 21.500
Qadsia Hawalli, Hawalli Mohammed Al-Hamad Stadium 22.000

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Chairman Head Coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Al Arabi SC   Jamal Al-Kazemi   José Romão   Hussain Al-Moussawi TBD Wataniya Telecom and Al-Ahli Bank of Kuwait
AL-Jahra   D'Ham AL-Shammari   Ginés de Silva   André Macanga TBD Al Shahed and Al Jeraiwey
Kuwait SC   Abdulaziz Al Marzouq   Ion Marin   Jarah Al Ateeqi TBD Wataniya Telecom and Platinum and BMW
Al Naser SC   Falah Ghanem   José Rachão   Suleiman Al Mutairi TBD Wataniya
Al-Salmiya SC   Abdullah Al Tereeji   Sanjin Alagic   Naser Al-Othman Lotto Template:Sports Man
Al Salibikhaet SC   Mohammad Al Hajri   Dragan Gavrilovic   Nasser Al Hajri TBD Template:Sports Man
Kazma SC   Asaad Al-Banwan   Miodrag Radulović   Nawaf Al Humaidan Addidas
Qadsia SC TBD   Mohammed Ibrahim   Nawaf Al Mutari TBD Samsung AL-Babtian

League standingEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Al Kuwait 21 16 5 0 54 13 +41 53 2014 AFC Cup
2 Qadsia SC 21 11 8 2 39 16 +23 41
3 Al-Arabi 21 11 6 4 35 20 +15 39
4 Al-Nasr 21 6 4 11 20 29 −9 22
5 Al Jahra 21 5 6 10 15 26 −11 21
6 Al Salibikhaet 21 5 4 12 18 47 −29 19
7 Al-Salmiya 21 4 7 10 15 30 −15 19 Relegation playoff
8 Kazma Sporting Club 21 3 6 12 17 32 −15 15 Relegation
Updated to match(es) played on 25 April 2013. Source: fifa.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Promotion/relegation playoffEdit

1st LegEdit

Al Shabab1 - 3Al Salmiya

2nd LegEdit

Al Salmiya2 - 1Al Shabab

Al Salmiyah secured place in the top flight after winning 5–2 on aggregate.

ResultsEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Issam Jemâa Kuwait SC 11
  Rogério Kuwait SC 11
3   Omar Al Soma Qadsia SC 8
  Wilson Antonio Al Salibikhaet SC 8
5   Chadi Hammami Kuwait SC 7
6   Ali Al Kandari Kuwait SC 6