2013–14 Iraqi Premier League

The 2013–14 Iraqi Premier League was the 40th season of the competition since its establishment in 1974. The name of the league was changed from Iraqi Elite League to Iraqi Premier League, and the season began on 29 October 2013. The tournament reached round 23 out of 30, but due to the worsening war situation and increased unrest in the country, the Iraq Football Association (IFA) ended the season on 18 June 2014, with the standings on that date being considered as final.[1] At the time, the IFA made a number of differing comments regarding the end of the competition, leading to a dispute among sources as to whether a champion had been named for the season.[2][3][4]

Iraqi Premier League
Season2013–14
ChampionsAl-Shorta
(5th title)
AFC CupAl-Shorta
Erbil
Matches played177
Goals scored398 (2.25 per match)
Top goalscorerAli Salah
(14 goals)
Biggest home winAl-Shorta 5–0 Duhok
(29 November 2013)
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 5–0 Naft Maysan
(4 June 2014)
Biggest away winAl-Talaba 1–5 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
(9 June 2014)
Highest scoringNaft Al-Junoob 2–5 Naft Maysan
(7 February 2014)
Longest winning run5 games
Al-Shorta
(26 March 2014 - 9 May 2014)
Longest unbeaten run13 games
Al-Shorta
(8 February 2014 - 11 June 2014)
Longest losing run6 games
Al-Najaf
(4 May 2014 - 10 June 2014)

On 24 July 2019, the IFA vice-president confirmed to Al-Maalomah agency that Al-Shorta were the champions of the 2013–14 season, stating: "The Competitions Committee had cancelled the Iraqi Football Premier League for the season 2014 because of the occupation of the terrorist group ISIS over a number of Iraqi cities. The Iraqi League was nearing completion and Al-Shorta were leading the tournament at the time, therefore Al-Shorta are the champions of the Iraqi League for the season 2014".[5]

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Al-Shorta (C) 21 12 7 2 29 13 +16 43 2015 AFC Cup
2 Erbil 21 12 6 3 29 15 +14 42
3 Baghdad 23 11 7 5 33 22 +11 40
4 Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 22 10 7 5 32 21 +11 37
5 Naft Al-Junoob 23 9 9 5 26 22 +4 36
6 Al-Zawraa 22 9 6 7 31 25 +6 33
7 Duhok 23 7 10 6 30 32 −2 31
8 Al-Talaba 22 9 4 9 28 30 −2 31
9 Al-Naft 23 8 6 9 26 27 −1 30
10 Zakho 21 8 5 8 21 26 −5 29
11 Al-Minaa 23 6 10 7 26 27 −1 28
12 Al-Karkh 22 7 4 11 20 25 −5 25
13 Naft Maysan 21 6 6 9 25 29 −4 24
14 Karbalaa 22 2 10 10 12 27 −15 16
15 Al-Najaf 23 3 7 13 14 31 −17 16
16 Masafi Al-Wasat 22 2 8 12 18 28 −10 14
Updated to match(es) played on 15 June 2014. Source: Goalzz.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Results tableEdit

Home \ Away KAR MIN NFT QWJ SHR TLB ZWR BAG DUH ERB KRB MAS NFJ NFM NJF ZAK
Al-Karkh 2–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–0 2–1
Al-Minaa 0–1 0–0 2–4 1–0 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–1 0–0 1–1 3–1 0–0
Al-Naft 0–1 2–3 0–0 1–3 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 1–0 1–1
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–3 2–1 0–0 5–0 4–0
Al-Shorta 2–2 1–1 1–0 1–0 5–0 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–0
Al-Talaba 2–1 0–2 1–5 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 2–1 1–2 1–0 3–1
Al-Zawraa 2–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–0 1–4 4–0 1–2 2–1 3–2
Baghdad 1–0 1–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 3–1 3–0 0–1
Duhok 1–0 3–2 3–3 2–2 1–1 2–1 3–3 2–0 2–2 1–2 2–0 0–0
Erbil 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–0 0–0 2–1
Karbalaa 0–1 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–4 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 1–1 3–0
Masafi Al-Wasat 1–1 1–2 0–1 3–0 1–3 2–3 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 0–0
Naft Al-Junoob 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–2 3–2 2–1 0–0 2–5 1–0 4–0
Naft Maysan 2–0 2–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–2 0–0
Al-Najaf 1–0 3–2 0–0 0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–0
Zakho 2–1 1–2 2–1 1–0 1–2 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–0 2–1 3–2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 June 2014. Source: Goalzz.com
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Ali Salah Al-Talaba 14
2   Amjad Radhi Erbil 11
3   Marwan Hussein Al-Zawraa 10
4   Hammadi Ahmad Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya 9
5   Khodor Salame Naft Maysan 8
  Omar Khribin Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya
  Mohannad Abdul-Raheem Duhok

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Iraq Football Association cancels remainder of the league as Al-Shorta crowned champions". Shakwmakw.com. 24 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 September 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "الاتحاد العراقي يلغي الدوري ويعتبر الشرطة اولا". Al Kass Sports Channels. 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ "الاتحاد الكروي يكتفي بتسمية نادي الشرطة بطلا للدوري الممتاز على المستوى الخارجي فقط". Al Forat. 18 June 2014.
  4. ^ "رئيس اتحاد الكرة: الشرطة ليس بطلا للدوري الممتاز". www.alliraqnews.com. 18 June 2014.
  5. ^ "المسابقات تقر بأحقية الشرطة في لقب الدوري 2014". Al-Maalomah Agency. 24 July 2019.

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